I bought the D700 which is even older, but I fuucking love it..
Bought the Fuji X10, mainly cause it looked pretty.
Sony RX100 probably superior, but too small and slippery for my taste.
Canon G1X no good as Macro hopeless for shooting architectural models.
Will post marvelous photos once I work out how to switch it on.....
The 5D slows down after about 7 pics if I'm shooting in RAW and .jpeg.
However, if I just shoot in RAW, the burst rate more or less doubles.
What's the downside in shooting just in RAW--that you have to go through Lightroom in order to produce anything? If so, that doesn't seem like much of a disincentive.
Why would you shoot in .jpeg rather than RAW though, if you're going to process it through Lightroom? I thought .jpeg had real limitations for post-processing.
I'm at the St Michaels Grammar School on Saturday (in St Kilda) and at MSAC on Sunday, although I'm not yet sure I'll be taking photos on Sunday.
If you want to catch up for a work-out let me know.
BTW, I did play around with ISO settings as you suggested. I'm not quite there yet, but it made a big difference.
As for ISO, have a look through your manual for exposure metering. You should have a bar in your view finder, right is overexposed (too much light) & left is underexposed (not enough). So using this you can adjust shutter, aperture & ISO - this gets tricky when you have fast moving object.
Might give you a call
Last edited by FL00DY; 09-21-2012 at 07:01 PM.
Thanks to Paul for coming along yesterday to take some pics. This one's my favourite.
I think this one really shows that 1/100 just isn't fast enough for a fast moving stroke like butterfly.
I had the fish-eye up at about 1/500 and it was working much better.
Why is it that I appear to lose my EXIF? information when converting the RAW files to .jpegs? I had to go back into Lr to find out the relevant shutter speed, but I'd prefer if it was in the document properties.
As much as anything it was to buy a good version of the plastic fantastic that you also recommended, which I really enjoyed using. And Mike's lens on his D4, which is a seriously nice lens.
But I have to say that I'm very disappointed with the speed of the AF. It really reduces its utility. Particularly when you are trying to take photos of twitchy kids who, for the most part, don't like their photos being taken and can't sit still at the best of times.
I've hardly used it though, so I'll give it a bit more of a spin in Queensland next week, probably at a greater distance (say 5-10m). I'd struggle to give it more than 3 out of 5 for close up work.
Does it really focus that slowly?? Is it slow between min focus distance and infinity or does it hunt around the focal point?? Wouldn't surprise me if it had a hard time focusing in fast action with so many focus points and such a wafer thin DOF if you're trying to shoot at f/1.2. Maybe it's worth it just for the sublime bokeh tho..
Oh, and for Lima, maybe a 5D Mark II is an option soon as Canon clear stock.. $1700USD new.. Or are you still waiting for a 7D Mark II? Given nothing was announced at Photokina, and the 6D announced isn't shipping until the end of the year, I'm guessing the 7DII won't be announced at the earliest until PMA@CES in Jan next year and shipping around Apr-May.
It is slow, but part of my problem was that I wasn't respecting its range limitation--what appears to be just under a metre. I thought it would take macro shots like the 50mm. Seems not to be able to.
Lima, make me an offer on my 7D. I'm so pleased with the 5D, I'm using it for everything.
minimum focus distance on the 85/1.2 is 95cm (from the focal plane, i.e. the sensor, i.e. lined up the circle with a line through it on the top of the camera). You could focus closer with extension tubes, but you'll lose infinity focus, and the DoF at f1.2 that close would be measured in millimetres.
DWI have the 7D for $999. 32/50 units left with 14hrs of the sale remaining.