October 4th, 2009, 07:29 PM #1701
October 4th, 2009, 07:58 PM #1702
I got inspired to try one of those tilt-shift fakies from that Disney video. It's not TECHNICALLY a DSLR picture but I didn't know where else to put it. Thought it came out ok for a first shot.
October 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM #1703
...and another one. Last one though. Swear it.
October 10th, 2009, 11:24 AM #1704
October 10th, 2009, 11:30 AM #1705
So I've been thinking of upgrading to a pro camera from the 50d.
I looked at the 5D Mark II which is 21 mpx and full frame but it is billed as a portrait camera and has issues such as slow frames per second and some focussing problems with fast moving objects. The only other alternative that is above 10 mpx is the $6,000 camera. something Mark III which is out of my league. Just can't spend that much for something that will be out of date in two years like every other camera.
The 7D came out this week but it's just a slight upgrade from 15 mpx to 18 mpx and I'm not sure it would even be much of an improvement.
I guess I'll have to sit and wait for a mid-ranged and fast camera for sports/action shooting. Am I missing something here?
October 10th, 2009, 12:14 PM #1706
Last edited by FBJ; October 10th, 2009 at 12:21 PM.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
October 10th, 2009, 01:44 PM #1707
Why do you want to switch? What are you missing in the 50D? Are you trying to go FF or just more mpix?
October 11th, 2009, 10:54 AM #1708
Canon EOS 1D Mark III sounds great but going down in mpx to 10 is scary.
I'd like to be able to crop pics without seeing grain.
Also, with the crop-frame my 70-200 is a little too long for hockey shots and I think without the 1.6 factor it would be perfect.
I might have to wait for the Mark IV.
Yeah I guess I'll sit tight with the 50D for now.
My 30D is still taking great pics too (most of the super wide shots at the games) like this one
October 12th, 2009, 06:38 AM #1709
I think you would be fine with a 1dmkIII (better than fine, they are awesome cameras). The pixels are close to twice as large as the 50D, so there is going to be less noise, and 10mp isn't shabby at all, and the intangible picture quality is fantastic. It is a 1.3x crop, so I don't know if that works with the length of your 70-200 or not. Rent it, see if you like it. Be forewarned, once you pick up a 1D series, it is hard to shoot on your other bodies.
As for the mkIV, look for a possible announcement end of January (after the Olympics where supposedly it is being tested), which would mean another half a year or so before you can get your hands on one.
October 12th, 2009, 12:44 PM #1710
that is a nice camera. My next kit... when I can afford it.
Originally Posted by FBJ