7D or 5Dmkii - same discussion, with a twist

Started Jul 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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55-250 is

55-250 isn’t “L” contrast - it is lower contrast -- one needs to develop that in LR4.1 and/or PS – first pic 60d, iso100, f6.3 – with contrast.

Second pic leaving more natural which I also like so the grass isn’t blown – iso 400, f6.3.

Yes the 6.3 doesn’t blur backdrop as much but sometimes it works fine outdoors. And $ for $ the 55-250 is the best IQ of any long lens with IS imo -- you have to spend $700 + to get 70-200 f4L with 1.4 ext that doesn’t have IS and is heavier.

If I were to buy starting gear today -- to carry all day long around events in a lowpro slingshot -- I would start with 60d with 15-85 4 stop IS, T4i with 55-250 IS as second body, 50 f1.4, 100L (4 stop IS), 10-17 Toki Fisheye, OCF triggers/receivers – Odin and Phottix Strattos II’s. Then get into FF with primes after that for shots without flash at higher iso's.

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