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| p.1 #7 · Need 1 to 2 Stops in Lower Light - On Monopod & Tripod |
Do not forget the AF and the VF, you will lose some reach but I grant you the files will look a lot cleaner too.
Yeah, I used to be a "full frame" bigot, until I had to sell my 1DsII. After I closed my studio I couldn't justify the $8K camera any more.
Is this musical group holding still for the duration of the shot? If not, i'm not sure what good IS/monopod/tripod will do you.
Well, it takes care of one kind of potential blur at 200 mm.
That is why I need an extra stop or two. To get above 1/30 of a second, and/or a lower ISO. Always a trade-off
when you shot with the 70-200, what focal length were you at most often? Generally, I'd recommend the 85mm f1.8, 135mm f2 or 200mm f2 to get the extra stop in shutter speed you are looking for.
I used the full range of the 70-200. I basically went across the stage at 70 mm, zoomed in, went back across the stage, zoomed in and did closeups back the other way, etc. I switched to the 24-70 for a bit and used that for video, but that was too wide on the crop camera for most stills.
I just sold my 85 mm 1.2, but that would be too wide for most shots on full frame anyway. I'll look through my images and probably add the 135 or 200 prime.
But I absoutely need a fast zoom. And I need more lattiude in choice of shutter on every shot.
There are 20+ performers in the group, with lots of combinations on different songs. It ranges from a full frame close-up of an individual singers face, to 3 people clustered at a microphone, or a group of bass and guitar players, to the full stage with 16 musicians plus dancers.
I will take a close look at the images I have and analyze what I need, shot by shot.
Thanks all! I wasn't sure about posting this at first, vs. just reading reviews of the 5D3. But this has been very useful to help me think through my options. This just came up as a major gig for the next year in the last 24 hours.
Nothing like an excuse to spend $6K!!