October 21, 2014, 07:27:58 AM

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - surapon

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 155
1
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:48:46 PM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but coincidentally I am selling the 478DR ;):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321556350003?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Dear Friend Mr. bleephotography.
Sorry, I must want to ask you = WHY ?
Why you sell this Sekonic  478 DR---Any Problems that you want to share with us ?.
Thanks.
Surapon

No problems at all, Surapon. I was using it in conjunction with my PCB Einstein and PW FlexTT5s attached to my speedlites, but now that I've picked up the 600EX-RTs I no longer have use for the PW system. Unfortunately, there are no light meters out there that currently work with the the Canon RT system (the 478DR included), otherwise it is an excellent light meter and works flawlessly with PWs! P.S. I never got around to using the attachable view finder, however, so I cannot attest to that.

Cheers,
Brandon

THANKSSS, Dear Friend Mr. Brandon.
You make my day, Well I still use Canon 580 EX , and EX II, 550 EX---And do not go to new canon flash system " RT" yet.
Yes, I super worry when you post that , you just try to sell this Sekonic.
Now, I can have a great sleep to night.
Thanks again
Surapon

2
EOS-M / Re: Recommendations for lens to supplement EF-M 22mm?
« on: October 19, 2014, 08:41:47 PM »
Hi!  I'm a new member, new EOS-M owner, and longtime Canon fan who just pounced on that deal for the EOS-M with EF-M 22mm lens for $249.  I also picked up a Canon EF to EF-M adapter, to make sure the other 150 people who purchased the EOS-M in the past 24 hours don't buy up all the cheap ones  ;)

I'm (a struggling college grad who just entered) the film industry with no aspirations of becoming a professional DP.  I'd like a couple fairly cheap lenses to shoot some decent-looking comedy sketches or the odd event without having to bug my DP friends for help.  I plan to purchase a nice DSLR somewhere down the line and make the EOS-M my B-cam, but for now, I figure a $249 mirrorless camera is better than nothing/my phone camera.  (And I am very excited to use this little guy for casual travel pics.)

Which lens would you recommend to supplement the kit 22mm?  As mentioned, I have the adapter, so I can go EF-M or EF/EF-S - and I like how EF/EF-S will work on any DSLR I buy in the future.  I haven't found too many comparisons between EF and EF-M lenses, so I'm curious as to how the EF-M 18-55mm stacks up against EF primes.

I'm primarily considering:
  • Nifty fifty EF 50mm f/1.8 II - can't beat the price, and 50mm on a 1.6 crop seems like a good length for medium closeups
  • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM - I like how it's light and has good AF, but I'm concerned about difficulty manually focusing and that 40mm may be awkward with the crop factor
  • EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM - the flexibility of a zoom would be nice, though I've heard primes have better image quality

Not looking to spend more than $200 right now, though hopefully I'll be able to afford a nicer lens by Christmas. 

tl;dr Which has better image quality at long focal lengths, the EF-M 18-55mm, the EF 50mm f/1.8, the EF 40mm f/2.8 pancake?

Dear friend  Mr. murdif
Here is my recommendation, Super cheap Prime Lens and Super Wide angle lens for you.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21647.0

Enjoy
Surapon

3
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:39:51 PM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but coincidentally I am selling the 478DR ;):

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321556350003?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Dear Friend Mr. bleephotography.
Sorry, I must want to ask you = WHY ?
Why you sell this Sekonic  478 DR---Any Problems that you want to share with us ?.
Thanks.
Surapon

4
Technical Support / Re: Question about cleaning something off of sensor.
« on: October 19, 2014, 03:36:13 PM »
There is a drop of some clear substance on my sensor. It looks like a drop of water but it doesn't dry up which makes me think of something horrible like tree sap. :(

How should I go about getting this "thing" off my sensor?

Its a Canon 5D II btw.

Thanks

Dear Friend Mr. Darkmatter.
If I were you, I will try to use my blower first, But  If I can not get rid of the stain on the sensor, I will take my camera to the Camera shop, = $ 20-30 US Dollars , to let them clean for me---I never/ Never use wet Cleaning method by my self, Because Under and around the sensor = There are a lot of Electrical Connectors, and the Wet/ Liquid can seep in to the Electrical connectors and kill the  camera's recorded system.---YES, That is the BIG COST OF REPAIR AND REPLACE SENSOR.
Please let the PRO do the job for you.
Good Luck.
Surapon

5
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:44:25 PM »
THOUSAND THANKS to my dear Teachers and my dear friends.
Thanks for answer my post/ questions about the Light meter for my "Photographic Lighting/ Studio Lighting"  for my Class this winter semester.
Yes, I get one = Middle level of Sekonic Light meter 478 DR = $ 399 US Dollars, And Past 2 days, I try to learn to use this Awesome  Light Meter with my Photix Odin, and 4 of my Canon Flashes with Soft box, Umbrellas and Light modifier = Graslon 4100F.
Yes, I still have 7 more classes of this great learning with the PRO, my New teacher--Next 2 months.
I will report back to you, Sir/ Madam.
Have a great Sunday.
Surapon.
PS This Sekonic 478 DR. is perfected Fit/ Comunicate with Pocket Wizard ( 422 MHZ), Not With Photix Odin ( 2.4 MHZ.) TTL mode----But I use Photix Wireless Camera shutter control to shoot the flashes and measure by Sekonic light meter.
Yes, On Monday, I will go to see my friend at his local camera store, to test with Photix Aster ( $ 30 US Dollars ) = 433 MHZ to make sure that can fire my flashes from  Sekonic light meter. BUT Photix Aster must use only Manual Mode to set Camera and All flashes by our self.


6
Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Lexar CF cards FAIL - Sandisk?
« on: October 19, 2014, 12:25:14 PM »
Dear Friends.
Sorry, I am not  computer expert, Just regular Architect in my profession. Past 15 years since 1999, I use CF of all Brand name companies --Shoot more than 10,000  Photos per year, and Never CF. fail me.
BUT, Big but---One of my dear  Electrical engineer friend ( 12 years ago ) told me that---Brand new CF from the box---Do not put in Camera yet, USE COMPUTER FORMAT THEM first= To get rid of all informations in CF.--After that Use my CAMERA format that CF, 2-3 more time before I use .
Yes, My friend told me that = Set up the CF ( set) for each camera that I use , Yes, I have 4 DSLR cameras---DO NOT USE THAT CF. in difference Camera.

Yes, It work for me---AND I DO NOT KNOW WHY?---With out fail. might be have logic ( MAGIC ) behind this methods
Good Luck.
, Have a great Sunday.
Surapon

7
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:05:58 AM »
Dear Friends.
Thanks you , Sir , for answer my post. After read your recommendations, I just Have A GAS. Illness again, Go to the local shop, My dear friend's Camera store, And Buy  medium cost  light meter , Sekonic Touch screen Litemaster PRO L-478DR, and Mr. Tony my friend, the owner of this store sell me same price  as buy from Amazon = $ 399 US Dollars ( yes, include tax in this price), Yes , I also order my new toy Canon 7D MK II = $ 1,799 US Dollars, Plus The New Battery Grip for 7D MK II too = $ ?? US Dollars.
Thanksssss.
Have a great weekend, Sir/ Madam.
Surapon

https://shootthecenterfold.com/new-sekonic-litemaster-pro-l-478d-and-l-478dr-light-meters/

8
Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 08:29:10 PM »
Thanks for the reply, Surapon. I've actually spoken with Canon at that number several times in the past few days to get various prices on just getting the parts. Looks like it could range anywhere from 50-350 (350 for full replacement of tilt unit) which totally sucks. Apparently there are a lot of pieces just on the exterior before we even get to the nuts and bolts inside.

In a nutshell, it looks like I am SOL for now. Guess I'll be freehanding it for tilt from here on out. LOL.

The other thing I've debated over is whether or not to try to remove the knob assembly from the shift control and switch it over as I most often use the tilt function by itself.


Dear Mr. JohnDizzo
Are you the member of CPS ?----If Not, You can apply to be free member ( Silver level)= If you qualify.
As the CPS member, You can get the service faster and if in the warrantee period, = Free of charge too.

http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/

On Monday, I will try to call CPS. and ACT AS My Knob are missing, But my Lens is out of warrantee already, But I want to know they might give me free, because I am Gold Level member.----Yes, I will try.
Good luck.

Surapon

9
Technical Support / Re: Canon 24mm TS-E Mark II Tilt Knob Replacement
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:16:13 PM »
Dear Friend Mr. JohnDizzo.
Parts are available exclusively by calling the Canon customer support center.  To order a replacement part, please call 1-800-OK-CANON.  The hours of operation are 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. EST from Monday to Friday.  When calling, speak the term "order parts" when the speech routing system asks the reason for your call.  You will immediately be routed to the Parts Desk for assistance.

Now That is a Minimum cost, If The Whole  knob and the Pin inside loose, That will be the big problems.
"Known problems with: TS-E 24 mm f/3.5L II Numerous photographers have had issues with the knobs of the tilt falling off or getting into a locked state. For an unknown reason Canon can not just replace the knob and replace the entire tilt system at a large cost to the owner of the lens"
This artical from = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_TS-E_24mm_lens

Good luck---I have this Beautiful Awesome lens 1.5 years already, And every time, I finish my job, I just put the lens in lock position ( 2 Locks position) and tight up all the Knobs---Yes one of my dear friend / MY TEACHER LOSE BOTH KNOBS DURING TRANSPORTATION, because the vibration of the car.

Surapon

10
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Battery recharge performance
« on: October 17, 2014, 02:48:36 PM »
I have the LP-E6 battery being manufactured in 2010. Recharge performance indicator shows one red square only, so according user manual I should consider buying a new one. However, I didn`t notice the battery has lower capacity in comparison with another one produced in 2012. Therefore I wonder what parameter camera evaluates for recharge performance. Isn`t it simple "planned obsolescence"?.

Dear Friend Mr. Millan
From the Staff : Canon Company= I have same problem many years ago, and I CALL CPS. ( Canon Professional Services )
Battery  LP-E6 Performance: It’s a fact that rechargeable batteries have a finite number of charge-discharge-charge cycles they can go through, after which they can begin to lose their ability to hold a charge. While the LP-E6 should allow photographers hundreds of charge-discharge cycles, it’s useful for the working photographer to know whether a battery pack is nearing the end of its useful life after several years of use. The Battery Performance indicator does just that, with a 4-stage icon:

3 Green Squares: Battery is providing full performance each time it’s charged
2 Green Squares: Battery still producing good power each time charged, but not to the level of a brand-new LP-E6 battery pack
1 Green Square: Battery is nearing end of its useful life; full recharge will not deliver performance matching a new LP-E6 battery
1 Red Square: Battery has reached the end of its useful life, and should be discarded and replaced with a new LP-E6 battery pack. Recharging or re-conditioning will not enhance its performance.

Yes, Friend, Just us that Old canon Battery as the spare, Please Buy Wasabi 2 batteries = $ 30 US Dollars ( $15 EA.)= 2600 mAh, Come with Charger= Better than 1800 mAh Canon original Battery.

http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-Battery-2-Pack-Charger/dp/B0049XGNKK/ref=pd_cp_p_0

Good luck.
Surapon

PS, Yes, You can buy Real Canon LP-E6 at the Adorama = $ 60 US Dollars too, but just 1800 mAh.

11
EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: So what makes a camera a "pro" camera?
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:19:32 PM »
The person holding it.

+1,000 times of agree of this statement " The person holding it."

12
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:04:57 PM »
I have a sekonic L508 I paid 300$ used. In tandem with the built in light meter in my cyber commander, I've have sped up my lighting at least double the speed when working with 3+ light sources. It takes a different mind set than shoot/chimp/histo check but in the end, the results require less time in post and look better.

Thank you, Sir Dear Mr.  RLPhoto.
That a great Idea too, I will go to the Classes first, And Learn the technique from the Pro, and Adapt to my Own way, If that Hendheld Light Meter can save time, with out Try and Error---Yes, I will buy the Mid Range  one.
Thanks you , Sir.
Surapon

13
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 15, 2014, 03:01:02 PM »
Like AcutancePhotography, I have an older Sekonic meter, probably close to thirty years old, which I very rarely use for anything except checking exposure when I use my (cheap) studio lights for a project.  When I bought it I would also use it to check tricky outdoor light when using my F1 or my Bronica.  Haven't used it outdoors since moving to digital.

You said that you don't really like studio photography so I would suggest you find something in the middle of the road.  Something like the Sekonic 308 or 478 would be about 1/2 the price of the top of the line and probably do everything you need and more.


Thank you, Sir, Dear Friend Mr. Old Sarge.
You and  Our friend Mr. AcutancePhotography.---Have the same Idea.
Yes, If I buy , I do not have time to use  that high tech tool any way, I already love my 99%  Exposure perfection of my dear old Cameras----Ha, Ha, ha, Just show off , and let  some photographer around me to see ,  me try to measure the Light at the big insect  or the red rose that I try to shoot the Macro photos.
Have a great Hump day, Wednesday.
Surapon

14
Technical Support / Re: Do I Need $ 634 US Dollars Light meter ?
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:54:12 PM »
You have to ask yourself two questions

1.  What is your in-camera reflective meter not providing you?
2.  What would an external meter (reflective and incident and perhaps spot) provide you?

Is the difference worth $634 to you?

There are advantages to using an incident meter and advantages to using a spot meter.  Whether these advantages are worth the price to you, is up to you to decide.

I still have an old Setronic light meter from 20 years ago.  There are times when it has really helped me, other times when it served as a "second opinion" in a tricky lighting situation, and other times when I never bothered to use it.

Thousand thanks Dear Friend Mr. AcutancePhotography.
Yes You are right on the Spot, "  1.  What is your in-camera reflective meter not providing you?
2.  What would an external meter (reflective and incident and perhaps spot) provide you?"


Yes, I am very happy of all Light Meter in Canon 1DS, 7D, 5D MK II and EOS-M ( Canon 20 D)----Special  for 1DS that have Multi-Spots meter that get the best Exposure for me where the difficult light conditions..

Only thing that The High cost Handheld Light meter that can do better = in the Studio portrait Lighting, that have many Lights and the Handheld  Light meter can save  the time---With out Try to shoot 2-3 times and adjust the Manual setting. Yes, My Photix Odin TTL  Flashes Control that I use for 3 years are doing the great job for me too.
Thanks you, Sir.
No, I will  not buy yet, Until my new teacher show me in the class that Handheld Light meter can save my time and  prevent my error camera adjustment that my cameras can not do..

Thanks you, Sir.
Surapon

15
Photography Technique / Re: My wedding photography job.
« on: October 15, 2014, 02:29:36 PM »
Thanks you so much, Sir, Dear Friends who answer my post.
Yes I am so stupid Old man ( 65 Years Old , but young  at heart) to carry that weight  on my old body, And The night after the wedding, My both legs get hurts so much(  Leg Cramp ?) and my wife must help me to massarge  my legs with the Medicine jell.
YES, SIR---No more like this in my next Wedding Job( Next month), I will buy the Lockable Steel trunk with roller and take /Locked all equipment with Light pole or the permanent structure---Yes, Plus hire 2 of my dear friends to be the second shooter and the Light man.

Ha, Ha, Ha---No more Superman act any more.
Thanks again.
Surapon

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 155