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What do you use with your 1Dc?

 
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Nov 26, 2011 08:31 |  #16
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Thorrulz wrote in post #13453147 (external link)
Here is a LINK (external link) to where you can still purchase the Sigma.

I sold mine when I stopped doing sports photography and migrated to children's/portrait photography. Any of the 70-200 brands would be an excellent choice for portraits I might add with the exception being children. I prefer primes due to size meaning kids don't tend to pay any attention to a 28,35,50 or even an 85mm lens, but throw a huge chunk of glass on the camera and you'll get the "deer looking in headlights look" more often than you'll get natural looks or reactions.

Here are a few shots of my 1D/Sigma 70-200 when I had them.

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The HS Wrestling was shot at f/2.8 on the Sigma and iso 1600 on the 1D.

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This was shot with the 1D/Sigma and a YN460-II on camera flash.

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I shot thousands of photo's with the 1D/Sigma and the keeper rate was phenomenal. A fast body/lens combo is essential in shooting sports.

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One last pic.

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Awesome picrures, Thorrulz. I really like the high-ISO examples. Not bad for a dinosaur!




  
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Nov 26, 2011 11:03 |  #17

I would really recommend a 50mm, I had the sigma and a few canon nifty fiftys (mkI and mk2). you can do really nice environmental portraits with those and the 1.3 crop sensory. I eventually sold my 50's for a canon 85/1.8, and I love it as well. I did that for more compression, but I will be buying another 50 for sure. I had a 17-40, it was fantastic! just wide enough to give a wow factor, while still being able to do portraits at the long end with little distortion.




  
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SaxonIV wrote in post #13453619 (external link)
I would really recommend a 50mm, I had the sigma and a few canon nifty fiftys (mkI and mk2). you can do really nice environmental portraits with those and the 1.3 crop sensory. I eventually sold my 50's for a canon 85/1.8, and I love it as well. I did that for more compression, but I will be buying another 50 for sure. I had a 17-40, it was fantastic! just wide enough to give a wow factor, while still being able to do portraits at the long end with little distortion.

I have a 50mm II and I love it. It is one of my favorite focal lengths even on a crop sensor. I plan on getting an L telephoto pretty soon. Possibly a prime.




  
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Nov 26, 2011 15:08 |  #19

I use mine with the Tamron 70-200 2.8, 28-75 2.8 and Sigma 50 1.4. I usually use a 4GB card from Lexar on it, but I never fill it up shooting at some of the events I go to. The 1Dc is more my backup body, but I still really enjoy it with faster glass. All I need is a super wide and I'm set. Something like a Sigma 12-24 would be perfect, but for most of my needs my 28-75 gets the job done.




  
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I use mine with the Tamron 70-200 2.8, 28-75 2.8 and Sigma 50 1.4. I usually use a 4GB card from Lexar on it, but I never fill it up shooting at some of the events I go to. The 1Dc is more my backup body, but I still really enjoy it with faster glass. All I need is a super wide and I'm set. Something like a Sigma 12-24 would be perfect, but for most of my needs my 28-75 gets the job done.

How do you like the Tamron 70-200? Does it focus quickly enough for your needs?




  
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Nov 26, 2011 15:57 |  #21

BenjaminMH wrote in post #13454572 (external link)
How do you like the Tamron 70-200? Does it focus quickly enough for your needs?

I tested both the Tamron/Sigma alternatives to the Canon 70-200bodies f/2.8 lens. Optically the Tamron/Sigma lens perform favorable to the more expensive Canon models.

The deciding factor to go with the Sigma version over the Tamron lens was the focusing motor. While Sigma uses a HSM motor similar to Canons USM, Tamron chose to go with a much slower Micro version that struggles to keep focus locked on fast moving objects.


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Thorrulz wrote in post #13454635 (external link)
I tested both the Tamron/Sigma alternatives to the Canon 70-200bodies f/2.8 lens. Optically the Tamron/Sigma lens perform favorable to the more expensive Canon models.

The deciding factor to go with the Sigma version over the Tamron lens was the focusing motor. While Sigma uses a HSM motor similar to Canons USM, Tamron chose to go with a much slower Micro version that struggles to keep focus locked on fast moving objects.

I have heard that the Tamron is slightly sharper than the Sigma and Canon. Is this true?




  
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Nov 26, 2011 16:06 |  #23

The difference is negligible at best between the three. If you shoot wide open I found the Sigma version was the sharpest by a slight margin.

The Tamron was just to slow and noisy for my taste. But if used for portraits or non sports it still is a viable alternative.


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Thorrulz wrote in post #13454669 (external link)
The difference is negligible at best between the three. If you shoot wide open I found the Sigma version was the sharpest by a slight margin.

The Tamron was just to slow and noisy for my taste. But if used for portraits or non sports it still is a viable alternative.

Thanks for clearing that up. I have a feeling that I might opt for the slower f4L




  
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Nov 26, 2011 16:24 |  #25

I use Sandisk Extreme III 2GB cards which seem to write fast enough for me, even in burst mode. My go-to lenses are the EF 50 1.4 and 70-200 2.8 IS. Both focus fast and accurately with this body. The 17-40 ƒ4 is also a good fit and sees occasional use.

@BenjaminMH - I've never used the Tamron. But DP Review seems to indicate it does indeed come close the the Canon version. But they do criticise the focus system.


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xhack wrote in post #13454737 (external link)
I use Sandisk Extreme III 2GB cards which seem to write fast enough for me, even in burst mode. My go-to lenses are the EF 50 1.4 and 70-200 2.8 IS. Both focus fast and accurately with this body. The 17-40 ƒ4 is also a good fit and sees occasional use.

@BenjaminMH - I've never used the Tamron. But DP Review seems to indicate it does indeed come close the the Canon version. But they do criticise the focus system.

Thanks for the information. I plan on eventually acquiring the 17-40 and the 70-200mm f4




  
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BenjaminMH wrote in post #13454572 (external link)
How do you like the Tamron 70-200? Does it focus quickly enough for your needs?

Ive never had an issue with it, but then again I use it for when they push me back at crime scenes, I don't shoot sports often. I find the focus to be adequate for my needs, it also seems to hold focus pretty well for me.




  
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