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    Prerequisite picture of a (nearly?) full moon that one must take when they get a new long zoom camera/lens:



    And, conveniently, quickly seeing its limitations when I try to do the same with a much dimmer blood moon. I manually set infinite focus because the camera never thought the tiny red spot was really what I wanted to focus on, and I was trying different exposure times in shutter priority mode. Anything over 4 seconds the blur was too bad even on just the LCD, though the 4 second shots don't look that great either.



    I am only just now realizing that it didn't bother upping the sensitivity in any of the shots, which seems strange. Though maybe it's because the 250 ISO shot made the sky quite bright as well (see the 5 second sample below), presumably from light pollution and/or the sunrise coming from the other direction.

    Get that weak shit off my track

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    On the opposite end of the spectrum, I did some studio photography last week, first with a couple of friends as models and then by myself. Rather than bringing the cheap lighting equipment I got off of Amazon years ago, I decided to pay an extra $50 on top of the studio rental to use their lighting setup: a Nanlite 200 with an octobox, and a Nanlite 60 with a weird cloud/dumpling shaped box. The shoots went so well that I'm planning on doing more with friends, and the lights worked so well, I was looking at how much it would cost to get them for myself to use anywhere and not just keep paying to rent. I was up to $850, not even getting to stands or carrying cases, when I remembered that my plan was just to have whoever I'm taking pictures for cover the costs of the rental, so buying it all doesn't really save me anything even in the long run.

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    I keep trying to figure out whether I should change my 5D3 and 24-70/70-200 2.8 set to an R6M2 with RF equivalents. Then I think about how expensive they are, how I don't really need them, and what a faff it is to sell stuff online (including my old X-T1 and 16-55/2.8) and I change my mind. I also then think about the cost of Ohlins or STI suspension for my BRZ.

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    I have now gone full Mirrorless. R6MkII, R6 and R7. Just ridiculous how much better the AF is...and high ISO capability. I have shot several indoor basketball games and a few soccer games and the keeper rate is through the roof.

    Keep your EF 70-200. Get the adaptor. Works just as good. I have the EF 70-200 2.8 II, a couple of EF 24-105 F4 and a RF 24-105 F4 (came with the refurb kit I got from Canon). They all work equally well. Just get the body now and an adaptor. You'll be amazed.

    Kind of a learning curve with the shit ton of menu options but it's in another league. Even over my 1DX Mk 2....which was a badass camera.

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    I'm trying to decide on a light modifier that will be versatile enough to light a model and/or a car, and had a salesperson at a camera store suggest something they didn't even have in stock. When the advice is to buy it from someplace else instead of getting something they had in store, I figure it's genuine.

    https://phottixus.com/phottix-photti...ftbox-65cm-26/



    I'll probably just try using my two umbrellas (white shoot through and black/silver reflector) once or twice and see how that goes before making the investment.

    In the meantime, though, I got a couple of NPF-style batteries with USB-C charging and USB output, so I can use them to power my lights or charge my camera.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    I have now gone full Mirrorless. R6MkII, R6 and R7. Just ridiculous how much better the AF is...and high ISO capability. I have shot several indoor basketball games and a few soccer games and the keeper rate is through the roof.

    Keep your EF 70-200. Get the adaptor. Works just as good. I have the EF 70-200 2.8 II, a couple of EF 24-105 F4 and a RF 24-105 F4 (came with the refurb kit I got from Canon). They all work equally well. Just get the body now and an adaptor. You'll be amazed.

    Kind of a learning curve with the shit ton of menu options but it's in another league. Even over my 1DX Mk 2....which was a badass camera.
    Thanks mate. Sorry I missed this post.

    It does sound good. I'm going to wait and see how a few things turn out. If they work out well then I may get the R62 body.

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