10-18-2014 01:30 PM
I just recently purchased a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and would like to know what you would recommend as a good setting to take photos of someone bowling at a center with the camera using a Canon 70-300mm Lens without a flash? Thanks in advance!
10-18-2014 09:59 PM
10-19-2014 05:47 AM
the Zoom is a little on the long side for taking indoor shots even on a full frame camara. but in natral light it can be done just make shure your wb is set for the lighting your. and 6400 iso will work but i sugest a better range for indoor shooting is 28-135
or even a 70-200. or consider a prime in the 85 mm range
10-19-2014 10:23 AM
Out of curiosity which 70-300mm are you talking? The white one or the black one?
You didn't put the black one on a 5D Mk III ?
10-19-2014 01:37 PM - edited 10-19-2014 05:26 PM
Generally it is a good thing to keep your photo gears in or nearly in the same quality level. You have a camera body that is near the top of what is possible in camera technology. However, your lens is at the bottom.
A camera can only produce what the lens tells it to. For most people, by a great margin, the black 70-300mm is just fine because they have Rebels. Usually when a person is willing to drop three grand on a camera, they have higher expectations.
However there is no doubt you can get decent results as a lot of the cost is build quality.
10-19-2014 02:10 PM
Yes I totally agree with you and I did use the Lens I have now with the Canon EOS Rebel XTi and as you said it worked great. At this time of course I have the Canon Zoom Lens Ef 24-105mm and when I get the money hopefully upgrade my current 70-300 mm Lens. What do you recommend on the replacement for the 70-300 mm Lens? Thanks for your help!!
10-19-2014 05:33 PM
First of all, man, you have a great outfit there. The EOS 5D Mk III along with the EF 24-105mm f4 L is a fine start.
OK, if you like the focal range of the lens you have than the obivious choice is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens.
It is around $1500 bucks and is a very well respected lens. However, if you can stand the price, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens is the best lens on the planet. IMHO, of course, as usual.