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Old Jul 9, 2007, 6:26 PM   #1
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I spent the weekend on O'ahu for a wedding on 7-7-07. Of course, I took my 5D along, my sigma 24-135 stayed strapped to it the whole trip. I returned with a few realizations....

realization 1 - This is a great camera, and I am no where close to scratching the surface of it's capabilities... If my shot does not come out, it is NOT because of the camera or the glass that is attached to it.

realization 2 - My 3600 hs-d is great!The "better bounce flash" (see tips and tricks) I made out of an index cardlooks goofy but works. A few friends laughed at ituntil I pointed out that theprofessionalphotographer has asquare plastic card strapped on to hisflash that does the same thing... the difference? Mine was free :G. I am thinkingthough, that it'd be nice to have a flash thatwould bounce AND swivel. Maybe theSony equivalent to the 5600 is on the horizon.

realization 3 -I never use my75-300.It may find it's way on e-bay soon soI can replace it witha beercan.

final realization...mySigma is HEAVY... and my 5D is SMALL.My right hand really started to hurttoward the end of the evening. Anybody know whereI can find a Dicain grip for my camera?Even though it'll makemy outfit heavier,I'll have more real estate to grab on to, and hopefully will make for a better balanced camera.

Here'sone I snapped while looking for something a little different.A little PP and cropping.I struggled with the light as the sun was close to settingand the ceremonytook place in the shadow of the hotel.

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Maybe theSony equivalent to the 5600 is on the horizon.
It's here (and it's been here.) Check out http://www.adorama.com/ISOHVLF56.html.
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Old Jul 9, 2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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Maybe theSony equivalent to the 5600 is on the horizon.
It's here (and it's been here.) Check out http://www.adorama.com/ISOHVLF56.html.
yup. i know. the horizon i'm talking about is my own (as in perhaps i'm gonna upgrade from the 3600 hs-d to the hvl56).

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final realization...mySigma is HEAVY... and my 5D is SMALL.My right hand really started to hurttoward the end of the evening.





MONOPOD!!!!!!!!
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 1:23 PM   #5
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I thought about a monopod. I've never shot with one, but I'd imagine I'd lose a bit of mobility. Thanks for the suggestion, it's definately something to think about.

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final realization...mySigma is HEAVY... and my 5D is SMALL.My right hand really started to hurttoward the end of the evening.





MONOPOD!!!!!!!!
Gym membership!!!! LOL.... however that is a lot of lenses you are losing by spending money on the gym hehe.

I only use my monopod with my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 as they have a tripod collar making switching between portrait and landscape easy. Without the collar you would need a ball head and I just don't like them. You are right as well they can get in the way but if you are shooting lots the extra load that it takes off is very helpful.
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Gym membership!!!! LOL.... however that is a lot of lenses you are losing by spending money on the gym hehe.

I only use my monopod with my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 as they have a tripod collar making switching between portrait and landscape easy. Without the collar you would need a ball head and I just don't like them. You are right as well they can get in the way but if you are shooting lots the extra load that it takes off is very helpful.
This works quite well if you don't like ball heads:

http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/cache/off/pid/2376?livid=107|117&idx=118]http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/cache/off/pid/2376?livid=107|117&idx=118]http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/cache/off/pid/2376?livid=107|117&idx=118
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