Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 46

Thread: is my equipment good enough?

  1. #1

    Default is my equipment good enough?

    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?

  2. #2

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?
    the question you should be asking is "am I good enough?"

    but yes the gear should be enough.

  3. #3

    Default is my equipment good enough?

    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS
    600RT-EX flash

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?

  4. #4

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    I suppose I am not good cox just started, now still looking at how to get good composition photos. Is there a need to upgrade to Mk2 for my 24-70mm n 70-200mm f2.8? And getting a 16-35mm ?scare spending too much to learn

  5. #5

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    I suppose I am not good cox just started, now still looking at how to get good composition photos. Is there a need to upgrade to Mk2 for my 24-70mm n 70-200mm f2.8? And getting a 16-35mm ?scare spending too much to learn
    if you got the money and think upgrading to Mk 2 will help get better photos (it won't) why not?

  6. #6

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    So from what u say mk2 doesn't have big different in the photo quality? Also 70-200 f2.8 is a heavy fellow is it worth to take candid shot using tat lens? Is my f4 good enough?

  7. #7

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?
    U are already using considerably the mid tier or higher equipment already. So.. do you think it is good enough? Yes they are. But they are still not the best yet.
    Moving on. Now are you good enough? The equipment would only be as good as the user.

  8. #8

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?
    Short answer, yes.

    Long answer:

    I'm really2 confused.. $2000+ full frame camera, 2+ years since you joined Clubsnap, with 2 L lenses (and probably more), and you still need to ask this question?

  9. #9

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    I suppose I am not good cox just started, now still looking at how to get good composition photos. Is there a need to upgrade to Mk2 for my 24-70mm n 70-200mm f2.8? And getting a 16-35mm ?scare spending too much to learn
    to learn composition you dont need F2.8 lenses.
    If the 24-70 is not wide enough for you.. and you can afford a 16-35 then just go ahead..If you are unsure..you can rent them.

    Some people would tell u this. If you dontknow how it can help you or unsure about what you are buying. Dont buy. However, end of the day its really up to you.

  10. #10

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Thanks a lot.

    Btw wat is ur opinion on having a f4 n f2.8 for 70-200mm?

    N getting a battery grip?

  11. #11

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Short answer - They make your job easier.

    long answer - Too much to explain....it really depends. You need to do research on what and how the battery grip can do or works for you and whats the differences between F4 and F2.8. If you need, you need to buy. No choice. However most people buy because they want, can afford or to look cool.

    no right or wrong tho.
    I always said. As long end of the day..you are happy.
    Last edited by TWmilkteaTW; 28th February 2013 at 02:14 PM. Reason: spelling.

  12. #12
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Hi,

    I am new to photography, I love to take candid shot n some landscape n decoration photo, also my son school performance like school concert. Currently this r the equipment I have:

    EOS 6D
    24-70MM F2.8L MK1
    70-200MM F4 non IS

    Dun Noel whether is my equipment good enough?
    these are very PRO gears, if it is still not good enough, noting is good enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Thanks a lot.

    Btw wat is ur opinion on having a f4 n f2.8 for 70-200mm?

    N getting a battery grip?
    more expensive and more heavier on your set up, it definably make you look very pro.

    it will make you produce many more and shaper of the same kind of photos you always shoot at a faster rate.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  13. #13
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    do not post thread with same message multiple times.

    thread merged.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  14. #14

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilentSeth View Post
    Short answer, yes.

    Long answer:

    I'm really2 confused.. $2000+ full frame camera, 2+ years since you joined Clubsnap, with 2 L lenses (and probably more), and you still need to ask this question?
    more like, if you have the above equipment and you have to ask this question, you should probably as whether your skills is good enough

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    4,532

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    I suppose I am not good cox just started, now still looking at how to get good composition photos. Is there a need to upgrade to Mk2 for my 24-70mm n 70-200mm f2.8? And getting a 16-35mm ?scare spending too much to learn
    there's only one thing u need to upgrade, ur "photography skills" .

  16. #16

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    You can look in the mirror, or at your produced photos, to ask if you are good enough to push your great gear to its limits.

    Wise man tell me:
    "Buying better gear to take crap photo, only make crap photo more sharp. Still crap photo!"
    宁愿遇见丢失幼崽的母熊,也不愿碰上做蠢事的愚人

  17. #17

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    I would like to think...TS dosent really know what he is buying.

    TS: Read more and shoot more. Then u will know more.

  18. #18

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Thanks a lot for the advise, I will need to train more.

  19. #19
    Moderator rhino123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    NA
    Posts
    5,247

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by quain View Post
    Thanks a lot for the advise, I will need to train more.
    Camera body and lenses wise, you are alright... man... I wise I have the same equipment as you. Anyway, what you should do now is to improve on your techniques... however there are things that you might also look into and think of getting if you have not,

    1) Dry cabinet (very very important, top in the list... Singapore [if you are from here] is a humid place, you do not want a garden to start growing in your camera.
    2) monopod/ tripod or both (with a good tripod head)
    3) flash (430EXII or 580EX should be good enough or the much cheaper third party option like the Yongnuo [I have one and loved it to bits] and Nissin)
    I am not a photographer, just someone who happened to have a couple of cameras.
    My lousy shots

  20. #20
    Member Obelix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    538

    Default Re: is my equipment good enough?

    2 pieces of advice:
    1. Read more
    2. Shoot more
    Only then, you will find the answers to your question and reach the stage of enlightenment.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •