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Hi Folks,  So a bit of history: First camera was a Canon 30D, then a 50D - got more and better lenses. Then got a Sony A7II, with a Metabones mk IV (T) adapter and a batterygrip. I have a full fleet of canon glass, 24-105 mk I, 70-200 f2.8, 100m macro, Tamron 15-30 f2.8. I like the images coming out of the sony, but on my last hiking trip (14 days) i did not take any of the sony gear and only had my phone, a LG G6.  I was happy with the handling, but not completely happy with the quality of...
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I've just purchased a Sony a7ii with canon 70-200 f2.8L Non IS version. I use the commlite adapter and it works pretty well only between 70mm until around 135mm (Both AF-s and Af-C) but beyond 135mm it won't focus and it keep looking for focus(In Phase Detection) or it takes 5 seconds to lock (Contrast Detection). Do you guys have this kind of experience  while using 70-200 f2.8l non is and commlite adapter ? I'm thinking to change the adapter to the other brand out there like viltrox or...
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Hi, I’m shooting a large corporate event for a non-profit at a hotel (high white ceilings). I’m a video person, but I accepted it because it’s for a good cause and to challenge myself. Equipment: 2 Canon 70d 24-70 2.8 70-200 2.8 Canon Speedlite 580EX Do I need a second flash unit? Or can I achieve good quality results with what I have? Any tips are welcome too. I will be shooting solo. Thank you in advance!
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i am looking to upgrade to one of these telephoto zooms for these three specific purposes only: weddings, portraits, and soccer on FF. Wallet not deep enough for the 2.8 II, so that is why I am comparing only these similarly priced lenses. I value smaller lighter size, so the f/4 IS is attractive from that prospective, but I worry that it may not be fast enough for sports or low light event shots. On the other hand, I worry that the size of the 2.8 might dissuade it's use some, and that lack...
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I just shot an equestrian event and need help please for the next time these conditions occur.  It was overcast and drizzling off and on. I had to be in a particular location that was a small open field in the woods. There were two jumps in the field. The riders were coming through in teams of 2 to 5. I was using a Canon 5d Mark III with the 70-200mm L series lens. (My goal was to catch riders going over both jumps; so I was using the complete focal range.) Due to the low available light I...
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I've got a 16-35mm F4 L that I LOVE, and I use it for almost all uses except for informal social events (BBQs, family events, portraits). I have my trusty 50mm 1.8 II that I'm using for this purpose now, but I'd like to get a zoom with more range (and better AF). I've never had a tele zoom before; is 70mm too long for general purpose indoor social events? If any of you use one of the Canon 70-200mm L variants, do you find yourself trying to back up through a wall very often when indoors? Or...
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Want to get one of these lensesI shoot Showjumping (outdoor arena) mostly and it's usually sunny. Will also use the lens for everyday use and when I travel once a year or so.Which one would you get? Perhaps someone owns both?For the price I want good IQ, I also worry about the reach photographing horses in an outdoor arena from the side lines.Thanks for the feedback
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I went out a while back to take some night photography and i noticed that my photos were all out of focus.  No matter what i tried to do, they would be blurry.  I went out tonight to do some testing as it is a relatively nice night out with almost  no wind.  I have a sturdy tripod.  I do not have a shutter release cable, but i set the camera for mirror lockup and a 2 second timer to compensate for that.  I tried everything that i could to get a photo in focus and i just cannot.  I used...
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I recently acquired the 16-35mm F4, and I'm liking it more and more. I primarily shoot landscape, but also enjoy macro and covering family events. My second lens is a nifty-fifty. I'm in the market for a third lens, under US$1k used, but I don't have a specific need as of yet (if I don't buy something now, the money will vanish ;-) ). To me, a midrange zoom seems an obvious choice (24-105 f4, perhaps), but I know most people tend to use the extremes of a zoom the most, and optically others...
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Hello, I am having a weird problem and i would like to ask if anyone has a solution or at least if have experienced of something similar. I have had my 7D since 2009 and i have been quite satisfied. But lately i have experienced some problems with the focusing system. I have to say that i have had problems since the latest firmware upgrade(2.05). No problem when i use some lenses but big problems with my L lenses. Especially with a 24-70 2.8, but i have tested and got bad results as well with...
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