There's more... if you are serious about photography. Many in CS if you notice, they calibrate everything in the their workflow. Meaning from the camera (getting exposure right), flash (the "bestest" one they can buy) and even their replies constantly remind us to buy the best you can afford, there's good reason I am sure (me seeing the wisdom of it), using lenses that are right for the occassion, using fast memory cards (because they don't want to miss a shot). Oh, back to flash the type of diffuser, bounce card etc...Originally Posted by jeanie
That's just camera gear.
Now onto the workflow... for digital it means you have to ensure and control consistent colours all the way thru, from camera to screen (Post Processing) and to print (type of ink and paper). That's why many CSer here have their own screen calibration device and printers calibrated with the different types of paper, their print quality even supersede those printed by labs, that's how far they would go to get good images.
We have to sieve thru many posts to really understand who they are (the pro and serious hobbyist).
I won't argue that, but he/she would be a frustrated one without the right gear aiding him/her.Originally Posted by CreaXion
You'll Never Walk Alone! - i have the best job in the world!
I also frustrated that time when I was using my D70s kit lens. Just not enough depth in the photo. Finally changed to a 2.8 lens and the difference is great. Point is that shd exploit the current eqpt until all possibilities exhausted before upgrading.
there's really a difference between pics shot with 17-35 f2.8 vs the 18-200 vr.
at least, for me, there's a difference.
noticable when you zoom into details.
Majority of my shoots would have bright and shiny clothes during the events. When u shoot shiny stuff, it tends to get burnts quite easily when u use flash. Flash photography is a must for me as all the photos must be high key. When u hit clothes of other colours with shiny beads and stuff, it is okay. When u got to shoot shiny tiny white beads agst shiny white satin or silk clothes, wah lau eh. Got to underexpose a bit so as not to burn the clothes. Then when underexposed a bit, brown cast came out. Sian. It is even worse when white shiny clothes meet dark clothes like navy blue, black, etc sitting side by side with human subjects being dark skin.
There may be other ways of overriding the problem but I may not be competent enough. When I changed to 2.8 lens, I can shoot the subject without problem. There is more differentiation in the grey zones. Hence, shiny white beads agst shiny white clothes is differentiated provided that your control of flash is done properly. No more brown cast from that day onwards when I changed to my Sigma 2.8 lens.
OIC, thanks for the explanation
i think you mean that the f2.8 lens has got better optics as blazer_workz mentioned
Even if you have to carry it on a pickup truck?Originally Posted by jeanie