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Jan 12, 2008 06:08 |  #1

What camera does the pro here use? I know you probably use 2 but if you had to pick what would be the one to capture all the 'money shots'? The one that does the wedding the portrait and the landscape...;)
Probably been talked about before:rolleyes:


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Jan 12, 2008 06:52 |  #2

I think it depends on what they shoot. What works for sport doesn't necessarily work in the studio.




  
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Jan 12, 2008 06:55 |  #3

I shoot sport but generally most people that shoot the stuff you have described will use a 5d (if they already have Canon equipment). If they are money to burn they will have a 1ds.




  
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Jan 12, 2008 07:34 |  #4

FCP wrote in post #4686914 (external link)
I shoot sport but generally most people that shoot the stuff you have described will use a 5d (if they already have Canon equipment). If they are money to burn they will have a 1ds.

It would depend on the budget and all. At the high school state track meet last year, almost all the papers were using 1Ds or 30Ds, along with a few D2H/D200's. Sports is about FPS, and the 5D doesn't offer that.


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Jan 12, 2008 09:14 |  #5
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I shoot with a 40D, 20D, and 10D, although my plans are to upgrade to full frame after Canon announces the successor to the 5D in February. Professional quality lenses are also important to the final product. The ones I use for professional work are either good quality Canon primes or L glass.



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Jan 12, 2008 09:43 |  #6

Just an idea. Wouldn't it be interesting if someone started a thread "Can you guess my gear by the picture I posted?". I bet we would get some eye-opening responses and discussion out of that one. One opened can of of worms coming up. LOL

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Jan 12, 2008 11:23 as a reply to  @ jpon2's post |  #7

I have 2 5Ds. They are perfect for the type of work I do. Mostly indoors portraits, environmental portraits, corporate events, annual reports, brochures, advertising and such. I have had a 1DsMkII that Canon sent me to give it try for the past week (CPS) and I might pick up in the next year a 1DsMkIII but they are very heavy and have things like FPS I really don't need or use at all so I donno:confused:. Maybe see if and when the 5D replacement is out but it would have to be allot better than the current one.




  
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Jan 12, 2008 11:27 |  #8

liza wrote in post #4687463 (external link)
I shoot with a 40D, 20D, and 10D, although my plans are to upgrade to full frame after Canon announces the successor to the 5D in February. Professional quality lenses are also important to the final product. The ones I use for professional work are either good quality Canon primes or L glass.

Liza,

Heard from a semi reliable source :rolleyes: won't be till fall 08 because of the 40D, 1DmkIII and the 1DsmkII. They wanna get all the $$$ mileage they can from these before they drop the new 5D. All rumors though :confused: That does make sense from a marketing point of view.




  
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Jan 12, 2008 12:28 |  #9
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Oh, I sure hope you're wrong. I've got my heart set on the 5D replacement. Oh well, maybe I'll just pick up a 5D this spring and add the new one later this year. It will all depend on the number of bookings I have this summer. ;)



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Jan 12, 2008 18:36 |  #10

See my gear list for what I have, I use all of it at some time or other. The combo I take most of my shots on are 40D + 17-55 F2.8 IS and 40D + 70-200 F2.8 IS. The two 40Ds are a recent upgrade, I had 20Ds and 30Ds before that. I have no need for a 5D or 1 series at the moment.


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Jan 13, 2008 08:39 |  #11

I have a 5D, 20D, and a 350D. The thing is, the only people the gear really matters too is the professional. I've shot about 3 weddings with my 350D, with 50 1.8, and the client was extremely impressed. I've also shot a couple with my 5D / 20D combination, and the client was equally impressed. I think it's safe to say that if you have a DSLR, a decent lens, and skill to back it up, you'll be fine, and at the level of a professional. I've never come across a client who asked why I don't shoot with a 1Ds.


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Jan 14, 2008 00:24 |  #12

trantz wrote in post #4693054 (external link)
I have a 5D, 20D, and a 350D. The thing is, the only people the gear really matters too is the professional. I've shot about 3 weddings with my 350D, with 50 1.8, and the client was extremely impressed. I've also shot a couple with my 5D / 20D combination, and the client was equally impressed. I think it's safe to say that if you have a DSLR, a decent lens, and skill to back it up, you'll be fine, and at the level of a professional. I've never come across a client who asked why I don't shoot with a 1Ds.

Trantz that is a great post:)


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Jan 14, 2008 00:54 |  #13

Pro shooters shoot with whatever gear they need for the job. For some that's a 1D series and L lenses, for others it's a XTi and consumer primes. There is no one answer to your question.


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Jan 14, 2008 01:01 |  #14

I know a pro who uses a fuji finepix S2 and his clients are very happy with his work.

It's more what you produce than what you use to produce it.


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Jan 14, 2008 01:02 |  #15

stupid question about the eos-1 line. im still kind of learning the cameras. does the eos-1 have any auto modes on it. i mean i ussally use manual. but like i said im learning...


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