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Old 09-28-2019, 12:50 AM   #181
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The 70-200 is an awesome lens regardless of the version, got my f/2.8 II this week and itís amazing, also have the f/4 non IS and love it.
Kewl. I shoot a lot at f/2.8 I think I will go with that. I will check and see if the f/4 model will fit my needs. Nikon has disappointed me with there lenses. Even when I've used the wrong settings I still get a decent image.
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Old 09-28-2019, 08:50 AM   #182
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Kewl. I shoot a lot at f/2.8 I think I will go with that. I will check and see if the f/4 model will fit my needs. Nikon has disappointed me with there lenses. Even when I've used the wrong settings I still get a decent image.
Ahhh you shoot Nikon, can't speak to their stuff but I know people who use it and love it, my mistake for assuming you were a Canon guy, but then again they have all the same lenses.
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:28 PM   #183
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NP It's all good. Both lenses are equal in performance...beast.
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If you are good with a regular camera you will like playing around with iPhone 11. I saw some pics from a buddy of mine with his iPhone 11 that look stunning. The images he gets from his DSLR are great too. Basically what ever camera you have, is the best one.

Check out this pic with iPhone 11 Pro
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my next lens will be the 70-200mm. I'm loving my 24-70mm lens but sometimes I need a more length when I can't get closer.
I'm getting further and further to the point where I just use my phone rather than my mirrorless. It's just so much easier... I feel bad lugging my $5k worth of camera stuff around and not using it.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:20 AM   #185
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I'm getting further and further to the point where I just use my phone rather than my mirrorless. It's just so much easier... I feel bad lugging my $5k worth of camera stuff around and not using it.
I have a new bag getting here to do just that, yeah camera gear can be a pain to lug around but I really enjoy using it and even enjoy the post processing, plus, like I said before getting pics of kids (especially my son who never sits still) with a phone is tough.
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I have a new bag getting here to do just that, yeah camera gear can be a pain to lug around but I really enjoy using it and even enjoy the post processing, plus, like I said before getting pics of kids (especially my son who never sits still) with a phone is tough.
Lol, yeah I don't have the kid problem. My kid will sit still and pose for a few cheerios or a piece of cheese.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:03 AM   #187
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Lol, yeah I don't have the kid problem. My kid will sit still and pose for a few cheerios or a piece of cheese.
Haha "kid", granted the quality of pics from a phone is way more than most would need, but my camera gets such nicer shots, the detail is ridiculous.

I was just comparing two portrait shots of my son, one taken with my iphone XS Max portrait mode and one taken with my 6D II with a Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art, the camera photo blows the iphone pic out of the water.
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Haha "kid", granted the quality of pics from a phone is way more than most would need, but my camera gets such nicer shots, the detail is ridiculous.

I was just comparing two portrait shots of my son, one taken with my iphone XS Max portrait mode and one taken with my 6D II with a Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art, the camera photo blows the iphone pic out of the water.
I'm sure it does but, as the old adage says, the best camera is the one you have with you. And I have my phone with me at all times.
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The 70-200 is an awesome lens regardless of the version, got my f/2.8 II this week and itís amazing, also have the f/4 non IS and love it.
Very true, but the II is significantly better. I have the I, and the images are stunning, but if you shoot with the two side by side, the II is a big amount sharper....this advantage is VERY apparent on modern high megapixel bodies, like the 5DSR.
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I'm getting further and further to the point where I just use my phone rather than my mirrorless. It's just so much easier... I feel bad lugging my $5k worth of camera stuff around and not using it.
The issue today with camera companies, they are trying to crawl at mm pace trying to advance hardware, instead of making leaps and bounds developing the software side. Could you imagine an A7III hardware WITH software from iphone 11 pro or pixel? It would be incredible. Thats why phones are "catching up".....software CAN get you 85% there, while keeping the camera tiny and in your pocket. They need to stop messing around with 3 megapixel bumps and the nonsense that doesn't matter, and start working on sh!t that does, or else they will simply go bankrupt.
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I'm sure it does but, as the old adage says, the best camera is the one you have with you. And I have my phone with me at all times.
No doubt about it. An extreme example....better to be at the top of everest with the iphone pro, than try and get up there (and fail) with 40lbs of camera gear on your back. You can stitch together a 100 megapixel photo using an iphone, thanks to the development of modern software, as I mentioned above.....and it's easy as hell. Bracketing will get me the same 16 stops of dynamic range, stacking will give me the same sharpness, etc. Literally the ONLY advantage real cameras have left is focal compression, bokeh, low light video (only a real issue for pros) and telephoto reach. Other than that, phones + software win.

Just an example...this was taken with the original sony A7R...



This is a 140 megapixel image I took on my first hawaii trip.....stitched using I think 10-12 or so shots. I could take the same image with an iphone pro, only would probably need 30-40 shots to do it, but so what, storage space is cheap.
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Old 10-01-2019, 08:38 PM   #192
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Old 10-24-2019, 03:25 PM   #193
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Cross post from recent purchases thread, new to me macro lens.

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Cross post from recent purchases thread, new to me macro lens.

I have the 150mm version of that lens. Amazing lens. Consider investing in a lens mount ring flash for macro work.
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I have the 150mm version of that lens. Amazing lens. Consider investing in a lens mount ring flash for macro work.
Yeah I may pick one up at some point, want to mess around with the lens a little more though.
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