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Aug 14, 2012 18:29 |  #1

Glad I found this place and hope I'm in the right forum. If I have a few stupid questions to ask about my new 5D Mark II do I ask here ? I


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Aug 14, 2012 18:31 |  #2

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Aug 14, 2012 18:34 as a reply to  @ Sacadelic's post |  #3

Hi missjtiger, and welcome. You're in the right section. ;)


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Aug 14, 2012 18:38 |  #4

dummy me thought (yeah yeah I know) that my Rebel lenses would fit the Mark II...oh well. Any tips on getting started with the new camera ? I have had the Rebel T1i for about 2 years now. Surprised how heavy the Mark is. What lens do you suggest for me other than the 2 I have (100mm f/2.8 macro usm and the er 70-300mm f/ 4-5.6 IS usm....what is comparable to the efs 18-55mm that I have for the Rebel ? sorry to be so dumb but can't help it.


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Aug 14, 2012 18:43 |  #5

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dummy me thought (yeah yeah I know) that my Rebel lenses would fit the Mark II...oh well. Any tips on getting started with the new camera ? I have had the Rebel T1i for about 2 years now. Surprised how heavy the Mark is. What lens do you suggest for me other than the 2 I have (100mm f/2.8 macro usm and the er 70-300mm f/ 4-5.6 IS usm....what is comparable to the efs 18-55mm that I have for the Rebel ? sorry to be so dumb but can't help it.

Well if you want something wide for your FF camera, why not the EF 17-40mm ?

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Aug 14, 2012 18:46 as a reply to  @ missjtiger's post |  #6

You should provide some more info. What types of photography do you do? Do you have a budget in mind? Do you plan to stick with Canon only or are you open to 3rd party lenses such as Sigma?


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Aug 14, 2012 18:54 as a reply to  @ post 14859078 |  #7

I have searched..alot...but confused, thank you very much. So, I did order the ef 24-105mm f/4 L is usm today. Will that be a pretty good every-day lens for portrait type pics ? My absolute favorite things to shoot are my dogs, my garden, my flowers and sunrise and sunsets. My most favorite is clouds. I do take a fair amount of action shots at college basketball & football games. Does that help ?


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Aug 14, 2012 19:02 |  #8

I was going to suggest either 24-70 or 24-105. Both are good for the subjects you like.
However, for the action/ sport shoots, your 70-300 may be a little bit slow depends on the lighting condition. If you have been using them without problems, then it's all good.
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Aug 14, 2012 19:10 |  #9

vincent_su wrote in post #14859141 (external link)
I was going to suggest either 24-70 or 24-105. Both are good for the subjects you like.
However, for the action/ sport shoots, your 70-300 may be a little bit slow depends on the lighting condition. If you have been using them without problems, then it's all good.
Have fun.

thanks...have never used them...just got the camera yesterday and bought the card today so battery is charging right now....can't wait to try it out. Memory cards....what's the difference in the ultra and extreme or whatever they call it ? I ended up just going to WalMart and buying the SanDisk ultra 4gb and a few 8gb. What does the 30 200X mean ? thanks for all the help !


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Aug 14, 2012 19:10 |  #10

missjtiger wrote in post #14859114 (external link)
I have searched..alot...but confused, thank you very much. So, I did order the ef 24-105mm f/4 L is usm today. Will that be a pretty good every-day lens for portrait type pics ? My absolute favorite things to shoot are my dogs, my garden, my flowers and sunrise and sunsets. My most favorite is clouds. I do take a fair amount of action shots at college basketball & football games. Does that help ?

for portrait, just get the 50mm 1.8


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Aug 14, 2012 19:48 |  #11

missjtiger wrote in post #14859114 (external link)
I have searched..alot...but confused, thank you very much. So, I did order the ef 24-105mm f/4 L is usm today. Will that be a pretty good every-day lens for portrait type pics ? My absolute favorite things to shoot are my dogs, my garden, my flowers and sunrise and sunsets. My most favorite is clouds. I do take a fair amount of action shots at college basketball & football games. Does that help ?

The 24-105 is a great "all-rounder" lens :) It can take nice portraits at 105mm at f/4 - zooms blur the background nicest when at their max focal range.

I've used my 24-105 to shoot equestrian sports, in good lighting outdoors its great and Ive never had any issues with it. Its good "do-everything" type lens, but that doesn't mean it does everything "excellently" - as certain lenses have more specific uses, but its definitely good enough for most things and its never disappointed me :)

For example if you want a lens specifically for portraits (humans and pets alike) you could look at the EF 50mm f/1.8 - its dead cheap (and build likewise) but the f/1.8 aperture allows you to shoot in lower light (where an f/4 would struggle) - as well as have the DOF be narrow enough to provide nice, appealing subject isolation and background blur that is appreciated in portraiture.

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thanks...have never used them...just got the camera yesterday and bought the card today so battery is charging right now....can't wait to try it out. Memory cards....what's the difference in the ultra and extreme or whatever they call it ? I ended up just going to WalMart and buying the SanDisk ultra 4gb and a few 8gb. What does the 30 200X mean ? thanks for all the help !

Memory cards are important, especially if you want to get the most out of the speed your camera can write data (the pictures) to the card. This is especially true when using high-speed continuous mode, and firing off a rapid fire of shots (fps - frames per second). The faster the card, the less the buffer has to work to write the data, and the more shots and quicker response time your camera has to continue shooting.

Sandisk is a good brand, so is Lexar. Depending on how much you shoot, I would have gotten a higher capacity card (the amount of GB) - you could keep those 4GB and 8GB cards as backups. It would be a pain if you filled them up to have to keep changing cards in the middle of a shoot, which could make you miss moments. By high-capacity, I mean anything from 16gb / 32gb / 64gb. I could fill up a 4gb card in half an hour.


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Aug 14, 2012 19:51 |  #12

24-105L is a perfect walk-around lens. You will enjoy it!


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Aug 14, 2012 21:13 |  #13

24-105 is the perfect choice. Congrats!




  
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Aug 14, 2012 22:24 |  #14

missjtiger wrote in post #14859168 (external link)
thanks...have never used them...just got the camera yesterday and bought the card today so battery is charging right now....can't wait to try it out. Memory cards....what's the difference in the ultra and extreme or whatever they call it ? I ended up just going to WalMart and buying the SanDisk ultra 4gb and a few 8gb. What does the 30 200X mean ? thanks for all the help !

If your budget can swing, I would suggest at least 16GB if you shoot raw. If you want to shoot video, 32GB will be good.
As for the speed of CF card, 133x, 200x or 400x, etc, you can convert 133x to 20MB/s, 400x to 60MB/s, etc. The CF card can only perform as fast as the camera can. For 5D2, I used 30MB/s (200x) without any problems.
However, if you have a fast computer and connection components, you can benefit from faster CF card for download speed.


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Aug 14, 2012 22:31 |  #15

vincent_su wrote in post #14859936 (external link)
If your budget can swing, I would suggest at least 16GB if you shoot raw. If you want to shoot video, 32GB will be good.
As for the speed of CF card, 133x, 200x or 400x, etc, you can convert 133x to 20MB/s, 400x to 60MB/s, etc. The CF card can only perform as fast as the camera can. For 5D2, I used 30MB/s (200x) without any problems.
However, if you have a fast computer and connection components, you can benefit from faster CF card for download speed.

Really, only with USB 3. But yeah, divide the ___x by ~6 for MB/s. The "class" (ie class 4, 6, 10), is more for video, and is a measure of the minimum MB's read rate(in MB/s.. Class 10 shouldn't drop below 10MB/s that the card can sustain. Cheaper brands often fail to meet their stated "class" rating though. Higher MB/s can help with fast burst speeds though, until the buffer camera's buffer fills. Unless you're rattling off high bursts, that card should suffice.


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