View Poll Results: What will be Kwun's newest camera for badminton photography?
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Micro 4/3rds camera
None of the above but it will be Nikon
None of the above but it will be Canon
09-16-2009, 04:51 AM #86
The greatest advantage of the mirrorless micro four thirds is a return to superlative wide angle lenses that were hitherto only available for rangefinder type of cameras. No more retrofocus wide angle designs which are technically inverted telephotos and not true wide angles. An added bonus to the best wide angle lenses is the reduced costs because now wide angle lenses can have their rear elements sit inside the camera body from their small size. Another plus of a mirrorless 4/3 is HD continous autofocus in video.
Panasonic should also design their own lens in addition to those Leica design to cut down costs. After all Panasonic is the world's largest electronics company and they can do things at lower costs than others. Olympus and Leica lenses will not be cheap. Maybe aftermarket manufacturers like Sigma, Tamron, etc can cater for the lower end lenses, because not everyone wants an expensive and quality lens.
09-16-2009, 11:14 AM #87
The greatest advantage of the mirrorless micro four thirds is a return to superlative wide angle lenses that were hitherto only available for rangefinder type of cameras. No more retrofocus wide angle designs which are technically inverted telephotos and not true wide angles.
with u4/3. they not only halved the flange distance, they also halved the sensor size. in order to achieve the same viewing angle, they need to use lenses 1/2 the focal length.
a 35mm lens in say canon mount is a retro focus design.
a 17.5mm lens in u4/3 (with 20mm flange distance) is also retro focus design.
there is no benefit there.
Another plus of a mirrorless 4/3 is HD continous autofocus in video.
09-16-2009, 11:56 AM #88
09-16-2009, 07:00 PM #89
09-16-2009, 07:46 PM #90
come back to the dark side!
09-16-2009, 08:48 PM #91
- let's see, gone are the mid-range focal length lenses...hmmm, the mystery?? i'm guessing kwun is thinking of exploring lenses in either the telephoto range or the super wide-angle range..
- psst, i saw this deal on amazon.com....the 85mm/1.2!!...i calculated & it should fall within the total budget of your 3 recently sold lenses..
09-16-2009, 08:51 PM #92
09-16-2009, 09:21 PM #93
09-16-2009, 09:26 PM #94
also, the prime lenses selection are relatively boring compare to Canon.
as for what i will replace it with, i don't know as of right now. maybe i should save up the money for rainy days, or maybe something else will strike my fancy in the future.
do try to poison me. i am not very immune, but not with a $1800 lens, ok?
09-16-2009, 10:05 PM #95
- what lens(es) are you going to use to take baddy photos, since your primary lenses are no more?? are you going with a third party brand (sigma, tamron)?? or are you just going to rent lens(es) for baddy pics??..
- you can come down south and cover the U.S. Open. That way you'll use 'em thrice, instead of twice, a yr...
- i feel bad for your beloved 1DMkIII. Just sitting there all alone; i think it needs a very fine companion......how abt the 200/1.8?!?!..hah
Hmm, I hope it's not the next one to go?!?!..
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-16-2009 at 10:08 PM.
09-16-2009, 11:01 PM #96
09-16-2009, 11:04 PM #97
09-16-2009, 11:15 PM #98
For 85/1.8, it'll be perfect for the newer generation DSLRs (capable of cleaner results @ higher ISOs/taking pics in low light).
Overall, it's not a bad lens even for taking baddy pics.
But the "beast" lens of 'em all is defo the 200/1.8..
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-16-2009 at 11:28 PM.
09-16-2009, 11:16 PM #99
nikkor 28mm/1.4 isn't a boring lens! i'm using it as my "shooting in available darkness" lens being able to shoot handheld indoors/night time f/1.4 @ 1/30s rocks! though the price of the lens wasn't so attractive
09-16-2009, 11:29 PM #100
With slowing eyes/brain and lack of practice, I start to use more AF/AE. I still do MF/ME most of the time but I keep forgetting something. These technologies makes photography easier and allows the photographer to focus on the subject.
CDAF will need more time to mature but unlikely to ever be faster than PDAF. The question is how fast do you really need it? CDAF is almost defacto for any video work but those do not really need fast AF.
I do not shoot sports so have no use for extremely fast AF. The times I did was before CAF so I adopted a wait and snipe strategy (Nikomat if I recall correctly). I do appreciate the need for good consistent CAF and motor drive -- better possibilities.
However, since I'm no professional sports photographer, there are compromises I can live with and others which I cannot. You obviously understood the limitations and compromises hence power to your choice.. perhaps others can do the same as well.
Back to the thread... what's Kwun's requirements?? He did state a figure of USD1800.
09-16-2009, 11:37 PM #101
Ideas for the 135/2 (assuming FF),
- mid-range sports (wife playing badminton will be nice)
- Wonderful portrait lens (a bit sharp though so dun bother stopping down).
- Wonderful portrait lens #2, available light
- Kids running around the park (even better if you are APS-C)
- Intensed facial expressions of that cute babe preparing to receive the serve
- Your most hated opponent on his bum
- Any other permutation of mid-distance/high-crop/available light
09-16-2009, 11:46 PM #102
If i understand it..
- What are his requirements? If he tells us his requirements, then i doubt any one of us would be able to sponsor his wishes; not the least himself..is that correct, master kwun??..
- That price tag was for a lens, not a camera body.
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