Michael Thomas Mitchell

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  • Some third-party batteries are good. Some are trash. Some are counterfeit. We've used Sterling Tek all the way since the D30 days, more than 15 years ago. They perform great and are very affordable. ...
  • The 24-105 has been with me through half a dozen bodies for the past decades, going back to a 1Ds Mark II. These days, it's a 5D Mark IV. When my original 24-105 was stolen last year, I waited for ...
  • IMHO, the single most versatile, high-quality EFS lens is the 15-85. That extra 3mm on the wide end compared to kit lenses makes a dramatic and useful difference. The 85mm tele end is pretty good, ...
  • The 6D and 60D make a marvelous pair. I would only consider the 7DII if you specifically needed autofocus for video. Then I'd recommend the 6DII.
  • I realize that it's easy to pick the better and more advanced of the two models when you're not the guy paying for it, but I'm going to suggest the 5DIV all the same. Yes, it's a chunk of change. ...
  • You may not be able to discern any video image quality differences. However, the 80D will offer a few more options, including 60fps at 1080 and stereo audio. If you don't need those features, then ...
  • To this day, I have a 19-year old 128MB SanDisk Compact Flash card taped to the top inside lid of my old roll-top desk. It cost me $350. And yes, by the way, that was 128 MEGAbytes. I bought the ...
  • If a 7D Mark III were to include 4k, touchscreen, swivel, and dual pixel tech, it would be a fabulous companion to the 5DIV. I'm using a 70D most often next to my 5DIV, and they pair well, but, as ...
  • We've been using multiple flashes for weddings for two decades. But as we use more and more video, we're supplementing our flash with multiple LEDs for some things. With modern DSLRs like the 5DIV ...
  • The old one at $200 is a nice bargain. Great range, fast AF, silent, stabilized, and very good image quality. It's sort of the Swiss Army Knife of EFS lenses. The difference between the "old" (the ...
  • True. You still have first dance, cake cutting, toasts, garter and bouquet toss, reception exit, and a myriad of other moments that may take place where supplemental lighting is not only ...
  • I paired a 60D with a 6D for one wedding season. The 6D handled portraits and low light stuff. Another APS-C camera is NOT your solution to low-light photography. If you specifically want better ...
  • If I didn't specifically need the articulating screen, I'd pick the 7D. Still plenty fine for today. We're pretty much at the point in the technology where the older stuff is plenty good for a lot ...
  • Both the 18-55 STM and 18-135 STM are indeed silent... and quite fast. In fact, so are the 55-250 STM and 10-18 STM lenses. We have the 50 STM and is it neither quiet nor fast.  (In fact, I'm not ...
  • We use cropped sensors and full-frame. For the cropped stuff, we've used quite a few EFS lenses. I believe the single best standard-range EFS zoom is the 15-85. It's a great range, expanding on the ...
  • Replied in My take
    I realize that it's not the same as having raw files, but don't forget that the 5DIV's 4K at least gives us 24fps 8mp JPGs in roughly an APC-H (old 1D) crop. Not ideal, but a tool for the right ...
  • Replied in Not true.
    Actually, this is a settled issue for me. This original post was five years ago. I don't think I implied that I needed the same tech for both archiving and clients, but discussions can get convoluted.
  • Really? Because the most demanding I'm anticipating is a few minutes at a wedding with the bride getting ready. I want the brighter aperture both for lower ISO (I don't want to have my own lights ...
  • Replied in Not true.
    I've had a BluRay burner (LG MoDisc ReWriter) for quite a few years now (5-6), along with my original purchase of 100 printable BD media. I've used at most a couple dozen. I've been giving clients ...
  • No demanding conditions. But I want f2.8 or brighter glass.
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