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STICKY: How to photograph a high school Senior - Part 2

 
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Jan 22, 2014 15:55 |  #1126

Thorrulz wrote in post #16627650 (external link)
Taking a break from photography for a bit to recharge the batteries. These were taken with my now sold 1DS MIII. Keeping all my lens for awhile untill I decide to keep shooting Canon, switch to Sony/Nikon or just give it up altogether. I hate this time of year.


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Any reason why you want to switch brands?

From my understanding Nikon is on their way out, sales are way down, they are doing updates that disables 3rd party batteries and sigma lenses to boost their own sales while alienating their current customer base, etc.

If I had to start over I think I would look into the Pentax K3, its a crop body with the iso performance of a full frame, and the specs of a much more expensive canon pro body.

I do love my Canon 6D though. :D


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Jan 22, 2014 16:32 |  #1127

GerryDavid wrote in post #16627671 (external link)
Any reason why you want to switch brands?

From my understanding Nikon is on their way out, sales are way down, they are doing updates that disables 3rd party batteries and sigma lenses to boost their own sales while alienating their current customer base, etc.

If I had to start over I think I would look into the Pentax K3, its a crop body with the iso performance of a full frame, and the specs of a much more expensive canon pro body.

I do love my Canon 6D though. :D

Not quite sure if I want to completely switch brands or not. I still have all my lens and the 5D. Just in a funk right now and was thinking if I do want to try something different such as the Sony a7/a7r it would be a good time with the dismal winter months here in the midwest.

Right now I'm just doing a lot of research to see if anything out there interests me. Thanks for the suggestion on the Pentax K3, I'll check it out as well.


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Jan 22, 2014 17:25 |  #1128

GerryDavid wrote in post #16627671 (external link)
Any reason why you want to switch brands?

From my understanding Nikon is on their way out, sales are way down, they are doing updates that disables 3rd party batteries and sigma lenses to boost their own sales while alienating their current customer base, etc.

If I had to start over I think I would look into the Pentax K3, its a crop body with the iso performance of a full frame, and the specs of a much more expensive canon pro body.

I do love my Canon 6D though. :D

I'm pretty sure the whispers of Nikon's demise are overstated. But going away from canon or Nikon for some temporary sensor gain gets you outside the support system of the large user base. Fewer lenses flashes and less developed 3 rd party gear choices




  
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Jan 22, 2014 21:06 |  #1129

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I'm pretty sure the whispers of Nikon's demise are overstated. But going away from canon or Nikon for some temporary sensor gain gets you outside the support system of the large user base. Fewer lenses flashes and less developed 3 rd party gear choices

Im sticking with canon 6D for my senior/beauty work. But if I get into sports I find the Pentax k3 very tempting, especially since I dont have a 70-200 or anything longer yet.

Given that the K3 has better noise performance at higher iso's than any canon or nikon crop body just shows how much canon and nikon are screwing with us.

I believe the K3 uses dual card slots, but I could be wrong on this.

The frame rate is incredibly high on the k3, somewhere around 9 fps, you would have to buy a Canon 1d mIII for something like that at the cheapest.

And the k3 has a ton of focus points. :)

Sigma has stepped up their game and have been making some pretty good lenses lately from what ive heard.


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Jan 23, 2014 18:42 |  #1130

GerryDavid wrote in post #16628434 (external link)
Im sticking with canon 6D for my senior/beauty work. But if I get into sports I find the Pentax k3 very tempting, especially since I dont have a 70-200 or anything longer yet.

Given that the K3 has better noise performance at higher iso's than any canon or nikon crop body just shows how much canon and nikon are screwing with us.

I believe the K3 uses dual card slots, but I could be wrong on this.

The frame rate is incredibly high on the k3, somewhere around 9 fps, you would have to buy a Canon 1d mIII for something like that at the cheapest.

And the k3 has a ton of focus points. :)

Sigma has stepped up their game and have been making some pretty good lenses lately from what ive heard.

don't forget about the Canon 7D, I've had mine for 4 years, and beat the crap outta it it takes 8 frames a sec, and the buffer truly never fills taking the largest jpegs, it's water resistant fast AF, and in raw takes 20+ images before the buffer fills and the frame rate drops. can be bought on sale for around $900.00




  
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Jan 23, 2014 20:14 as a reply to  @ GerryDavid's post |  #1131

Sigma has stepped up their game and have been making some pretty good lenses lately from what ive heard.[/QUOTE]

they have, I bought the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX DG IF HSM APO after testing it out at the NECCC conference last July...it's sharp and fast, and has the zoom range, but admittedly is a beast at 7.47lbs . but very versatile. and lighter than carrying the 70-200mm f2.8 as well as a 300mm f2.8.
they also have a 35mm that I here is better than the Canon version.




  
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Jan 23, 2014 21:47 |  #1132

Ive heard their sigma 50mm F1.4 beats canon's but you have to test the copy out in the store before buying since its a 50/50 its a good/bad copy. :)


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Jan 24, 2014 00:14 |  #1133

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It hasnt been mentioned for a while, so I thought I would mention it here. :)

Train track pictures are pretty dangerous and Illegal if they are in use. I stopped offering them a couple of years ago after a couple photographers got killed by them and I realized how steep the fine is.



I was just walking down a train bed for a short distance a few years back to scout a fishing hole(no where near the actual tracks), and had a (Game Warden), Environmental Police Woman, race down the rail bed and threaten to not only fine me... " I can not only fine you, sir, I can also arrest you and take your vehicle as well!" and there was no humor there... she then informed me that train tracks are under federal as well as local jurisdiction due to the fact they cross state lines. fortunately when she escorted me back to my truck, my two golden retrievers, worked their collective charms on her and she relented, and gave me a verbal warning.
Just my way of saying "be careful out there, if the trains don't get you, an over zealous cop might".




  
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Jan 24, 2014 00:30 |  #1134

Whats a train bed? :)


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Jan 24, 2014 09:05 |  #1135

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Whats a train bed? :)

The prepared area surrounding the train tracks.




  
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Jan 24, 2014 09:11 |  #1136

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I was just walking down a train bed for a short distance a few years back to scout a fishing hole(no where near the actual tracks), and had a (Game Warden), Environmental Police Woman, race down the rail bed and threaten to not only fine me... " I can not only fine you, sir, I can also arrest you and take your vehicle as well!" and there was no humor there... she then informed me that train tracks are under federal as well as local jurisdiction due to the fact they cross state lines. fortunately when she escorted me back to my truck, my two golden retrievers, worked their collective charms on her and she relented, and gave me a verbal warning.
Just my way of saying "be careful out there, if the trains don't get you, an over zealous cop might".

Find abandoned tracks. They are everywhere. No cops, no trains, no hassells


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Jan 24, 2014 11:52 |  #1137

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Find abandoned tracks. They are everywhere. No cops, no trains, no hassells

But how do you know if they are abandoned?


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Jan 24, 2014 12:43 |  #1138

GerryDavid wrote in post #16633002 (external link)
But how do you know if they are abandoned?

Listen for the train or look for the cops. ;)


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Jan 24, 2014 23:29 |  #1139

GerryDavid wrote in post #16633002 (external link)
But how do you know if they are abandoned?

The tracks will be rusted or oily on top rather than polished to a smooth silver shine.


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Jan 25, 2014 00:33 |  #1140

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The tracks will be rusted or oily on top rather than polished to a smooth silver shine.

A bit obvious, should have realized, hehe.


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