Saturday, September 14, 2013

Wow doesn't time fly. I havent had a chance to update this blog in.. umm.. quite some time.

5DmkIII 400MM 5.6L 12800ISO
Since we last saw our heroes, the world of photography has changes pretty substantially. Early this year, I became the proud owner of a Canon 5DmkIII body to replace the 5DmkII that got a little wet and died.. Its a long story, and I don't want to talk about it. Anyway, this new camera is amazing. Just had a shoot at Merritt Island High School covering the marching band specifically. It was at night under the lights, which is pretty challenging for any camera/lens combination. I was using a 400MM 5.6L telephoto and the 70-200F4L IS primarily, with a side of 24-105 F4L IS. Needless to say, none of these are particularly fast lenses. This is where the MKIII shows its colors... No pun intended. It was happily shooting at up to 12800ISO with some manually set trips to 20000ISO. I am continually impressed at its ability to produce useful images at those ridiculous ISOs. I had my trusty 50D with me as well, but it really falls down above 1600ISO. This gives the Mkiii a 3 F-stop advantage in poor lighting conditions. Many thanks to Kimberly Budnick for the invitation to the event. She felt the band doesn't get the respect they deserve. I must say they looked like they had it together, and were having LOTS of fun.