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Dec 03, 2012 08:54 |  #1

Found something funny and decided to share....
I guess you guys already seen the Reuters Best Photos of 2012 compilation:

http://blogs.reuters.c​om …tos-of-the-year-2012/#a=1 (external link)

But this year Gizmodo showed the most used cameras and settings for those:

http://gizmodo.com …ed-this-years-best-photos (external link)

So, statistically:

"All of which suggests that the most likely kit choice for a photograph that made the list would be a Canon 1D Mark IV with a 16-35mm lens attached, using settings of 1/320 shutter speed, f/2.8, and ISO 200"


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Dec 03, 2012 09:13 |  #2

What a collection! I loved almost all of them.


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Dec 03, 2012 09:27 |  #3

tkbslc wrote in post #15319905 (external link)
What a collection! I loved almost all of them.

The puppy shot breaks ones heart.


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Dec 03, 2012 09:47 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #4

Wow!! Powerful stuff in there.


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Dec 03, 2012 10:14 |  #5

davidc502 wrote in post #15319953 (external link)
The puppy shot breaks ones heart.

Funny - I went through the entire set and was shocked / repulsed and impressed BUT the one shot (description) that stayed with me when I had come to the end was the puppy one!

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Dec 03, 2012 11:19 as a reply to  @ David Stallard's post |  #6

"All of which suggests that the most likely kit choice for a photograph that made the list would be a Canon 1D Mark IV with a 16-35mm lens attached, using settings of 1/320 shutter speed, f/2.8, and ISO 200....So now you know what to use to snap images like a Reuters photographer."

:lol: Maybe someone should compile another list, locations where all those images were taken. :p

Photojournalism on POTN. :shock:

There's no bokeh to be discussed and no 100% crops to stare at. This thread should max out at page one. :D

In all seriousness, thanks for sharing. It's rare to see anything like this posted here. Refreshing to see, amidst the 'what lens for disneyland' threads.


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Dec 03, 2012 11:39 |  #7

It annoyed me somewhat that the settings were broken down that way, as if they matter at all. But it did make me realize its been a while since I put my 16-35 on my mk4. Reuters here I come.


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Dec 03, 2012 12:27 |  #8

The settings chart is kind of interesting... the thing I found most surprising is the common "walk around" lenses get very little use. Its almost all 16-35 or 70-200 and not much in between.


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Dec 03, 2012 16:40 |  #9

Those are the only 2 lenses you'd need.

street, documentary, landscape, portraits, all your bases are covered.


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Dec 03, 2012 16:49 |  #10

Question: Why the Mark IV so popular for photojournalism?


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Dec 03, 2012 17:15 |  #11

koala yummies wrote in post #15320398 (external link)
There's no bokeh to be discussed and no 100% crops to stare at. This thread should max out at page one. :D

In all seriousness, thanks for sharing. It's rare to see anything like this posted here. Refreshing to see, amidst the 'what lens for disneyland' threads.

X2

No surprise that the 1D4 is so well represented. I'm really surprised so many of those photos were taken with a 5DII though. Given the horrible AF and all, they should be blurry shouldn't they?:rolleyes:

Or is it more the photographer's skill and less the camera body? Can't be.


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Dec 03, 2012 17:17 |  #12

Razeus wrote in post #15321844 (external link)
Question: Why the Mark IV so popular for photojournalism?

Because it is a fantastically capable camera body in nearly every way. Probably still right near (or at) the top of the heap for this sort of application.

Not that I own a 1D4 or participate in photojournalism but if I did the latter, I'd probably use the former.


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Dec 03, 2012 17:24 |  #13

davidc502 wrote in post #15319953 (external link)
The puppy shot breaks ones heart.

+1
Seeing animals in distress or pain usually strikes me harder than seeing people in similar circumstances.

This shot makes me want to go home and hug my puppy.


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Dec 03, 2012 17:30 |  #14

Razeus wrote in post #15321844 (external link)
Question: Why the Mark IV so popular for photojournalism?

Copidosoma wrote in post #15321947 (external link)
Because it is a fantastically capable camera body in nearly every way. Probably still right near (or at) the top of the heap for this sort of application.

I haven't seen a local news photog that shoots Canon who didn't use a 1D4! (Have yet to spot a 1Dx.)

The variety of the job demands it I believe - one moment you're shooting sports, another you're covering an accident, and you get the gist... not to mention this is all on deadline.


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Dec 03, 2012 18:17 as a reply to  @ joeblack2022's post |  #15

Really powerful photographs, thanks for sharing this link.


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