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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« on: Today at 06:07:07 AM »
Because the A-1 was among the first cameras to be able to communicate (primitive) informations from/to the flash unit (IIRC flash ready, set sync speed and get the aperture set on the flash when using compatible units like the 199A) and thereby has more contacts than the single flash trigger one, beware what signals the ST-E3 could send to the camera if mounted in the hot shoe and contacts match. Otherwise, it should be safer to connect it to the PC sync port via an adapter - then using manual mode it should work without issues.
When buying an A-1, check for the mirror foam, and the shutter "squeak" issue. They could need maintenance.

Thanks alot for your answer. If it proves to be a hassle, I will either get a dedicted flash, or simply use the camera without flash. I get it with a FD 35 F2.0 and a 100 F2.8. I will check for those things you mention.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« on: Today at 05:01:15 AM »
I am just about to buy what seems to be a good copy (buying it from a person who bought it new) of the Canon A-1. This because I would like to explore film.

I have a question: Is it possible for me to run the st-e3 with it (given the cameras limitation of 1/60 sync speed) and my 600s? I will buy it regardless, but I wonder if I can use my existing gear, or if I would have to buy a dedicated flash for it..

Thanks in advance,

Gerhard

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:12:11 PM »
While I have a bit of difficulty of understanding all of the kind answers here (technological ineptitude), I am to understand (Neuro) that on my 1Dx Iso 100 is the optimal setting?! And I guess that the charts used here are based on empirical evidence, hence it would be impossible to say beforehand what the correct value for the 7DII would be, except than low?

On the 1D X there's really not much difference at any ISO from 100 - 400.  No way to know for sure about the 7DII, but I'd guess it'll be more like the 5DIII/7D.

Thanks :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN600EX-RT now available for $186
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:10:20 PM »
I am also awaiting the reviews. What I want confirmed is the following: That it works flawlessly with my Canon st-e3, and that if I combine it with my other Canon 600ex-rts, I will not get trouble (Whether it be lack of consistent firings, or screwed up color temperatures relative to the original 600s, ect).

Because if it does indeed perform as well as advertised, I will with the low cost be able to buy and play with as many flashes as the st-e3 controller is able to handle :)

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I bought mine on Monday this week. I have not had time to run it through Reikan yet. But from what I have seen so far it seems very sharp indeed. AF consistency I have not had a chance to discover as of now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:44:17 PM »
While I have a bit of difficulty of understanding all of the kind answers here (technological ineptitude), I am to understand (Neuro) that on my 1Dx Iso 100 is the optimal setting?! And I guess that the charts used here are based on empirical evidence, hence it would be impossible to say beforehand what the correct value for the 7DII would be, except than low?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:17:13 AM »
I think it was in the Jeff Cable review (reviews are pouring out now) of the 7DII where he made claims that ISO 160 on Canon cameras are better than ISO 100. I find this strange. Guided by earlier discussions on this forum I was led to believe that ISO 100 is the lowest (most clean) natural setting for Canon cameras, and shooting at the optional ISO 50 would clipping the highlights and affect the DR.

However, I am a simple guy, and if I am told by credible sources that 160 is the magic number for shots where you want a maximum clean image (where conditions allow you), that is then what I will shoot at :)

Any thoughts/insights?

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Hi all,
just found this.
Adam Jones is a Canon Explorer of light and love to say amazing, but I guess the Canon 7D2 will be just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISU0_YvsXA&list=UUFJ7r70nIWRe0mJ2lp7NAsA

Bye

Markus

Thanks for the link.

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I am not into video at all, but I find it strange that you have not include 1Dc, as it also a DSLR in addition to being a videocamera.  (know that you mentioned it in the bottom comment, but I mean as a comparison..)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:59:04 PM »
I am debating on which card speed to get?  Would  the difference be really noticeable between the Lexar 1066x and the Lexar 800x?

I asked a friend of mine in Canon, and according to him, the 800x UDMA will be more than sufficient for stills. I did not ask about video, as that is not my thing. I have the exact same card for the 1dx, and as far as I know it has not been a limiting factor when shooting pictures. I guess that it might impact transfer speed? to a computer...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:56:07 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.
B+H is closed on Saturdays :(

He will be there for a full week :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:23:17 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:42:39 AM »
While I am certainly no expert on nature photography, nor in one of its many aspects, namely BIF, I have read books by people who excell in these areas, as for instance Ole Jørgen Liodden. Reading about how photographers like him plan photos, studying the animals patterns, seek out locations, wait for many days for the right shot to present itself, is far away from dilletant work.

However, the question as I see it is not whether Artie Morris is this or that, but whether he is in a position to give insights, and valuable comments on this specific topic, given his experience.

G.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:33:28 AM »
CF - Lexar Professional 800x, 120 MB/s, UDMA 7.

SD - Lexar Professional 600x, 90 MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I

I didn't go for the highest spec SD card because I'll only use it for JPEG and as an emergency overflow if I let the CF card fill up, and there's a big price difference. But in any case that should be fast enough to get maximum performance.

I am actually thinking about going for that CF Card with 64GB and dropping the SD altogether. Thats how I did it with 1Ds III.

I did think about that. I went for a 32 GB CF because I know that is enough for my typical usage, but the SD card is 64 GB because it was a good deal. I could have bought a 64 GB CF card for about the same price as those two.

To be honest my main reason for getting both cards is that I've never had the option before so I wanted to see how I get on.

LOL :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:43:05 AM »
CF - Lexar Professional 800x, 120 MB/s, UDMA 7.

SD - Lexar Professional 600x, 90 MB/s, Class 10, UHS-I

I didn't go for the highest spec SD card because I'll only use it for JPEG and as an emergency overflow if I let the CF card fill up, and there's a big price difference. But in any case that should be fast enough to get maximum performance.

I am actually thinking about going for that CF Card with 64GB and dropping the SD altogether. Thats how I did it with 1Ds III.

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