mablacksv

mablacksv

Lives in United States MA, United States
Works as a Own and run an event photography company
Has a website at http://perfpix.com
Joined on Mar 22, 2004

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  • Find some Sports Illustrated magazines from the period the Mark IIN was Canon's top camera. Chances are that 95% of the photos in the mag were taken on a Mark IIN.  SI bought them by the dozens if ...
  • I shoot a lot of dance, gymnastics and cheer with the 1DXs.  I can tell you that relying on my timing gets me much better peak action then relying on 12 or 14fps.  However, for other sports like ...
  • I can appreciate that, however, if you don't have equipment (bigger sensor and/or lens with a big aperture) that can produce the narrow depth of field to get this effect then when you decide you'd ...
  • I shoot mostly JPG's, and usually to fast CF cards. Given that the high ISO is so superb I'm usually shooting at shutter speeds of at least 1/800 even indoors. With those parameters I rarely if...

  • For the $6500 price of the D5 you could pickup the 1DX2 and 3 more batteries. And you could use your new batteries in your old 1D cameras which will make them run even longer.

  • In my experience, low light AF with the 1DX2 is beyond stellar. I have been able to instantly lock on subjects faces where it was so dark I could barely make out their faces to begin with. Not...

  • I've owned and extensively used the 1D2, 1D2n, 1D3, 1D4, 1DX and 1DX2. By far the biggest leap in over all capability and IQ was going from the 1D4 to the 1DX. For still photography the...

  • Somewhat related to previous responses, use of a very narrow depth of field with a sharply focused subject against a distant background is the easiest way I've achieved this. Here are a few of my ...
  • Pretty cool. How did you track and recover the camera/golf ball when it came down under the parachute? How far away did it land from your launch point? Was this in the U.S.? If so, did you need to ...
  • When shooting in horribly cycling light, the anti-flicker mode improves IQ so hugely that all other improvements combined don't hold a candle to this one new feature. Of course, the anti-flicker...

  • I have gotten close to 10000 shots per charge shooting jpgs and 4000-5000 shooting RAW. With 2 batteries I can shoot an unlimited number of shots because the 2nd battery is always charged before...

  • I can't imagine how the test came up with 1210. I've gotten near 10,000 shots on a single charge. The least I've gotten is around 4000. Same with the Nikon shooters I know, they get similar...

  • Although not nearly as useful as the "change the crop mode on the fly while you are shooting" that NIkon has had for years, That's the feature I miss the most from my D3S shooting days. Of course...

  • Recently I was shooting a 5 day event.  I was shooting until about 11pm on Sunday, turned the 1DX II off, then turned it on Monday morning.  Same venue, same settings, etc. However, between ...
  • Couple of things I want to ask you about. First of all, you seem to have an obsessive paranoia about loosing data, yet you advocate using "an old used laptop w/o ECC ram" to attach a bunch of ...
  • Funny you should mention that. The company where I got my one of my first paying gigs shooting hockey did just that in the film days. They would shoot for 1/2 the game, go out to a 1 hour photo ...
  • Back in the early days of digital photography, when I got into shooting gymnastics for profit, I used a photographer that would change lenses multiple times DURING a floor routine.  You see at ISO ...
  • To be sure prime lenses produced 15-20 years ago range from not so good to stellar (as in my 200 f/1.8).  And there are kit lenses today that probably range from crappy to decent.  So it may be ...
  • I've bought 2 1DX's, and a SL1 refurbed direct from Canon.  All arrive in a plain box but otherwise as new with a 1 year warranty.  It's the first place I go when I'm looking for Canon gear. ...
  • I've shot my 15-20 year old 200 f/1.8L along side a brand new 200 f/2.0L and the IQ differences are indistinguishable.  Given that the 200 f/2.0L is produces some of the best IQ of any lens you ...
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