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1dMK3 goodness

It came in the mail a few days ago. I traded the 5dmk2 for a submirror fixed, extended canon warranty 1d Mark III. Best thing ive done in my photography career. The AF tracking is rediculous, and if i had the reach, id post the picture i took today of birds in flight. super small birds, flying really fast, and not one picture out of focus. I worried when i did hte trade that i would have AF tracking problems like so many people i hear about, but thank god this is a good camera. I have no regrets at all. I mean even picture size out of camera is big enough to print a poster….36×72 inches at 10MP JPEG file. If that isnt big enough for anyone..i feel sorry for them. an 8×10 print is going to be NO problem. So why did i buy the mark2 in the first place? I wanted it. While i wanted it, it was not what i NEEDED for my business. I found after a few weeks of using it, that the 5dMk2 is a studio camera. It works great at 100 iso, great light, and on still figures. But take it out in the real world…and things change. High iso leads to banding (on my copy), af is unbearably slow, and 20mp is overkill fo sho. The video is mediocre since you cant really control…..anything.

so we are back to today. I hiked through 6 ft brush to get to the side of a river to try and take soem pictures of Cranes i see every day as i drive over the bridge. No luck. But it is ok. I got to take alot of pictures of cranes in flight, and while my lowely 70-200 is not NEAR enough reach, it was a fun experience. I saw how fast my AF tracked the small item in the viewfinder with no back or front focusing along the way. superbly performed under these circumstances.

So what is in store for this weekend? I have a BMX photoshoot that will hopefully happen this weekend. I now have a set of impact stands, umbrellas, and brackes to mount my two 430EX, and the 580EX on camera to control it. hopefully it will happen, and i can post up some stuff for you guys to see.

that is it for now. nothing much else to say!


February 21, 2009 Posted by | Photography | 1 Comment

Long time, no post…..

Lately i have been slammed with work. From a base chemical exercise, to working my photojob, i haven’t had to shoot, work on my car or anything really. But i have been doing alot of camera gear swapping around.

I bought a 24-70 for a great price
bought a 70-200 2.8 after i sold my f/4…plan to run a 1.4x on the track to get the reach i want.

But i think the most important thing i have done, is realize the 5dmk2 isnt really what i need. Sure i want it, but i dont need it. So i have decided to put it up for trade for something i really can use, a 1dmk3. No real need to have 20MP…or video. Sure they are both super cool. But if the pros can do what they need with a 1dmk3, then by god so can i. Besides, who wants 3k in body and lens hanging off a car drifting at 100+ KPH. not this guy.

oh yeah, and im 24 officially.

February 8, 2009 Posted by | 1 | Leave a comment