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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 19, 2013, 06:14:40 PM »
Thank you Rat, for the specific charging info!

For some reason I'm not so fond of power suppliers other than Canon intended. I'm a little bit to scared of blowing my flash up.
I think I don't need the very fast recycle times, just the assurance that I can take a lot of photos (~500?) before running out of power.

Anyway, let's try it with the CP-E4 this Saturday and see how it goes.

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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 19, 2013, 12:33:01 PM »
You can leave them in the CP E4.
If you use the flash with the CP E4 regularely, you will be forced to take them out for charging.
And take a few thoughts about custom function 12: different POVs around, I prefer the version energy for the flash only from the CP E4.

Alright, will do!

I think I'll be using power only from the CP-E4 too. Mainly because the flash is inside the Apollo Orb and I'm trying to mount the CP-E4 on the outside, on the tripod.

Thanks!

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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 19, 2013, 06:09:30 AM »
It is a good choice to charge the Eneloops when new. They all received an extra 1000 - 1200 mAh!

The CP-E4 arrived today too. I'm happy I went for the Canon version, it looks real sturdy.

Is it possible to store the flash and battery pack with the batteries in it? Or do I need to take them out every time I don't use them?

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 19, 2013, 06:05:29 AM »
I like this, but are they a wild species in Florida?

I must admin that I'm not an wildlife/animal expert, but I thought it was just an green iguana?

And indeed, it was spotted wild in the Key West.

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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 05:43:40 PM »
Newly arrived- even when they are the famous eneloops, and I have 100+, yes, charge them. If you have the time, discharge them first.
Loading current: I have the Maha 808, set at soft, this is 1000mA. I dont know the Maha you have, but if you have time: the less the better.
And CP E4: definitely YES. More power, faster recycle time.
Good luck!!

Thanks!
Probably won't discharge them this time, but set the charge current somewhere at 700mAh.

CP-E4 will be bought tomorrow then! Don't fell like saving on cheaper versions...

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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 02:07:04 PM »
Eneloops are great. You can charge them right up and shoot with them out of the package. The big bonus for Eneloops (I have the XX for my speedlites as well) is that they have a pretty low self-discharge rate. So you charge them up right after you're done shooting an event, put them away. 2 months later you have to grab and go and get shooting, you'll still have most of the charge left on them instead of only a few shots with standard NiMH batteries :)

Are you confirming Eli452?
Charging without discharging when new? At what current?

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Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:14:47 PM »
So just charge then? No need to discharge prior to that?

What current do you recommend?

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Lighting / Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:27:23 AM »
Hi all,

I am planning on shooting some portraits during a gala this weekend. I recently purchased an Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit to get some decent even lightning.

I read some comments on the internet about the 580EX II eating batteries, so I bought some extra Eneloops. This time the Eneloop XX with 2550mAh.

Do I need to charge the Eneloops in my Maha C9000 or are they ready to go?
The package says preloaded. Break-in, refresh&analyse, charge, discharge or just use them straight away? I read a lot on the internet but I can't seem to find the exact answer.

Also, is a CP-E4 recommended?
How long will the Eneloops last with and without an external battery pack at full power?

Thanks a lot!

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 17, 2013, 04:35:52 AM »
Very nice shot jerome2710.
Nicely done!
Thank you both!

Here's another one.



Any tips and/or criticisms are always welcome!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D compensating in manual mode
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:54:41 AM »
unless you run Magic Lantern

There you have it.

I put Magic Lantern on the 6D some day to try it out, probably activated Expo Lock by accident.

Thank you, Marsu42!

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 6D compensating in manual mode
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:27:20 AM »
Turn off safety shift in the custom menu.

It seems that one is already turned off.

Confirmed by Ken Rockwell, safety shift is only used in Av or Tv-mode.

Quote from: Ken Rockwell
Normally this is off, which means that if the 6D runs out of apertures or shutter speeds when shot in the Av or Tv modes, that you'll get under or overexposure.

I set this to Shutter speed/Aperture, which lets my 6D change my selected aperture or shutter speed if needed to get a good exposure in the Av or Tv mode.

If set to ISO, this lets the 6D change a manually-set ISO if needed to get a correct exposure in any of the auto exposure modes.

Source: http://kenrockwell.com/canon/6d/users-guide/cfn-menu.htm

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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:20:00 AM »
From my trip through Florida earlier this year.


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EOS Bodies - For Stills / 6D compensating in manual mode
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:06:31 AM »
Hi all,

I have been using my 6D for some while now and I start to get irritated that the camera compensates in manual mode. When I change the aperture, the shutter speed gets compensated to keep the same exposure.

Simple example;

Manual mode
Shutter: 1/160
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600

When I set the aperture to f/6.3 the shutter speed compensates by setting itself to 1/125.

What am I missing here?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Anyone still using their 450d?
« on: November 10, 2013, 06:19:57 AM »
I bought a 6D a few weeks ago and I never use my two 450D's anymore.

I think that says it all.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Body upgrade - Florida trip
« on: July 02, 2013, 03:40:02 AM »
Thank you for the clarification.

The newly released 70D is being advertised as promising. Too bad it's release date will take some time.
6D it is then!

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