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Trust me, Rockwell is not my primary source. The fact that he leaves all his nice glass at home and uses his 18-200 90% of the time becuase they're "too heavy" shows how dedicated he is.

I'll take a look at the Sigma, but build quality is rather important to me and I know the Sigma is a bit shoddy.
post #23102 of 29548
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Originally Posted by S3ason View Post

The fact that he leaves all his nice glass at home and uses his 18-200 90% of the time becuase they're "too heavy" shows how dedicated he is.

Dedication is not directly related to how much you can or are willing to carry. rolleyes.gif
post #23103 of 29548
quality of a particular lens is only relevant if it's useful for what you're shooting.

EX) The new Sigma 35 or the Canon 35L are fantastic lenses and relatively lightweight. It's not always the best choice though - bring that 35mm prime to a wildlife habitat, and enjoy all your shots looking like you're standing behind a fence.
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all 1:1 marcos are good lenses.

personally i find 100mm too short for a macro so I would just pony up the extra cash for a 150mm. But if you want something good in the 100mm range the tamron 90mm is one of the more popular lens.
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I'll take a look at the Sigma, but build quality is rather important to me and I know the Sigma is a bit shoddy.


I'm not exactly sure what lens you're referring to, but the 50 EX I own has fantastic build quality. I guess you could say that sigma has a history of poor Q/A and focus accuracy, but newer batches have shown improvements.
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Hey guys I'm looking to do a little time lapse of some traffic on the high way at night. Do you guys have any tips? I'm new at this stuff but I'm starting to get the hang of certain things. Here's some questions I have

-How long would my time lapse be? I have a 32gb sandisk SD card and I guess I would have to shoot in RAW correct?

-What would be good settings for pictures at night in a well lit area? ISO,Aperature, F/s etc... ( I will be using the 18-55mm macro lense my T4i came with)

- I know I will need a tripod( Any recommendations for good cheap one for now?) but what other equipment shall I need?


thanks :]
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*im no expert *

just shoot jpeg since youll be rendering them into a movie anyway

settings.. probably f/8-10?, shutter .. maybe 5-10sec ?
base iso

best to use a remote/intervalometer .. im not sure if the t4i has an intervalometer function in camera (or maybe magic lantern ?)

you could download a timelapse calculator app on your smartphone to find out how much photos you will take for a given time or determine how long a timelapse will be
with X number of photos with your desired framerate

android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.explorerdc.timelapse.calculator&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5leHBsb3JlcmRjLnRpbWVsYXBzZS5jYWxjdWxhdG9yIl0.
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Hey guys I'm looking to do a little time lapse of some traffic on the high way at night. Do you guys have any tips? I'm new at this stuff but I'm starting to get the hang of certain things. Here's some questions I have

-How long would my time lapse be? I have a 32gb sandisk SD card and I guess I would have to shoot in RAW correct?

-What would be good settings for pictures at night in a well lit area? ISO,Aperature, F/s etc... ( I will be using the 18-55mm macro lense my T4i came with)

- I know I will need a tripod( Any recommendations for good cheap one for now?) but what other equipment shall I need?


thanks :]

-I would do around 2.5-10 seconds depending on the amount of traffic flowing through.

-Night well lit area, it really depends. I'd highly suggest picking up a 50 f/1.8 for use during night, f/1.8 lets quite a bit more light in compared to f/3.5.

-Can't help you on this frown.gif
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If you're shooting street stuff at night in jpeg you might be best changing the white balance to tungsten or custom.
    
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If you're shooting street stuff at night in jpeg you might be best changing the white balance to tungsten or custom.

Was really plan to shoot in RAW
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