« on: March 06, 2014, 02:23:45 PM »
I don't have any of this stuff but I saw this (http://savageuniversal.com/products/seamless-paper/seamless-paper-storage-clip) on Savage's website. I wish I had a studio...
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The latest announcements from Canon aren’t exactly receiving a lot of positive feedback in my inbox. The G1 X with an EVF for $1000 seems to be irking a lot of people. For that price, the camera needs to be the absolute best in the segment, and I think that’s going to be a hard thing to achieve.
To a lot of people, the resources put into the G1 X II would have probably been better served by moving the EOS M into the mainstream. The M2 isn’t coming to North America, and I highly doubt a lot of G1 X II cameras are going to sell at the introduction price of $799. When the camera is $499, things will probably be different.
If that is real and they haven't put the RT protocol in there it is DOA.
Gareth, you do realize that once you post your photos on FB, they become the property of FB right? You might want to read the fine print on their Terms of Policy or whatever it's called. Good luck.
Correct! The advantage of the big sensor is nullified by the lens max aperture. Sensor cannot increase in size so the lens must be made faster. Which of course would cause a size and cost increase etc, etc...... It isn't going to get much smaller or lighter, or faster or wider or longer lens'ed, and it isn't going to get cheaper either. If Canon upgraded the G1X properly, people's heads would explode. If they put in an EVF, optical flash master capability, dual pixel sensor with faster AF, a 24mm equivalent on the wide angle with 2.8, decent close focusing without having to hit the button, plus GPS, Wifi, and a touchscreen, it would sell like crazy. But I think Canon is more interested in offering multiple models with varying strong points than they are in offering a single model that crushes everything else. They don't want to cannibalize their G line sales and their DSLR sales. They want to sell you one of each (worked on me).
I agree with your predictions. But ... for me Canon's strategy has not worked. I won't buy another DSLR from them, and I will only buy a full-frame MILC, if they ever bring one, taht is good enough AND affordable. hehe. :-)
At least in Europe, people who know what they are doing have stopped buying Canon G-powershots a long time ago already. The G1X was a dismla flop. The successor will be an even bigger flop, because of
a) pricing ["Canon considers this segment a “top of the line” product and it will probably be priced as such" bla bla] and
b) much better products available LEFT and RIGHT.
But as it is a smaller camera (say one with a 1inch sensor) with a faster lens would seem the better choice.
Also, a270EXII can only be set to one group in slave mode. This means you can't adjust their relative power A:B like you can with the dedicated macro twin flashes.
Ouch, I wasn't aware of that limitation - thanks for pointing that out! But with the 270EX II being fixed to Group A, and thus a pair of them always firing at the same power level, even varying the distance a little bit isn't going to do much to alleviate the 'flat light of a ring light' that the OP wants to avoid. For me, that would nix the idea of using a pair of 270's for this purpose. Going to a pair of 320's or 430's (which can be set to A/B/C groups) would add bulk and weight, and be a lot less cost-effective (although the 'video' LED light of the 320 would likely come in handy as a modeling light).
As I search I find more and more 'possible' solutions such as the following
Manfrotto 330 B Bracket
Canon 430EXii x 2 (Own one already)
Total cost $450