April 20, 2014, 05:40:52 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.


Topics - acoll123

Pages: [1]
1
Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Dual ST-E3s
« on: February 24, 2014, 05:33:35 PM »
Does anyone know if you can use two or more ST-E3's to control the same flashes? I usually use two cameras (1DXs) and would like to be able to use both at the same time (different lenses) to control my 3 off-camera 600's. I don't have two ST-E3's right now so I can't test it by manually selecting the same channels  . . .

Thanks,

Andy

2
Lenses / Pimped my lens!
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:25:43 PM »
I thought this fabulous lens (canon 200-400) needed a fabulous lens coat. . . .

Lenscoat and the others that sell these things don't have much besides bland colors and camo and are fairly expensive. I saved about $50 doing it myself and have something unique now. I know, I know what's $50 bucks after spending an arm and a leg on the lens but every bit counts . . . .

So, I bought some neoprene (3mm), seam seal and seam tape. I made this in about an hour. I don't do a whole lot of wildlife, mainly sports so no need for camo - just want some extra protection. . . .

I might re-do the top piece - working around the bump out for the tele-converter was tricky. . . . I'm also thinking about using the leftover pieces to make some cool clothes for the kids . . .

3
Hi Everybody,

I am taking the family down to Marco Island, Florida in a few weeks and wanted some advice on things to see and photograph in and around the everglades. Already planning a trip to Shark Alley for some wildlife shots. I will be taking my 5DIII, 70-200 2.8 II, 1.4X III and 24-70 2.8 II (mainly for family shots).

Any advice appreciated.

Andy

4
I have an event coming up and was wondering how everyone else takes names while taking candids at events. Is there an App for that? Or, should I just continue to carry a small notepad with me?

Thanks,

Andy

5
Canon General / Black Friday Deals
« on: November 02, 2012, 09:58:42 AM »
Hi Everybody,

I am in the market for a new 1DX or a 400 2.8 II. Is it reasonable to expect any deals on these high end items on or around Black Friday this year? Anyone get a deal on something significant last year? I am willing to wait for the possibility otherwise I might start now looking for used.

Thanks,

Andy

6
5D MK III Sample Images / Moonbow!
« on: October 30, 2012, 07:31:22 AM »
No Photoshop here - I was just starting my morning run and noticed this. I quickly ran back inside and grabbed my camera. I have heard about them but never noticed one this spectacular!
Andy

7
Canon General / Visibility of Canon gear at the Super Bowl
« on: February 06, 2012, 10:02:33 AM »
So probably like a lot of you, I spent some time during the game scanning the sidelines for photographers using Canon gear hoping to see a 1DX on a new 200-400 L with 1.4X. . . .
It didn't seem like white lenses were in the majority there this year. Are pro sports shooters switching to Nikon or is that just my misperception?

8
I have been looking for a deal on the EF 14 2.8 II and occasionally check the price list on CR. This morning the price at Adorama was $1,919.19USD. Next closest was 1,999USD. I usually buy my stuff at B&H so I called to see if they would match the price on Adorama's site. They said they couldn't because if you go straight to their web site (not using the link from CR) the price is over $2K. Apparently the link from CR represents a special deal and they can't match those.

I am not knocking B&H I just wasn't aware that these opportunities - specials discounts - are available if you use the links from CR at least for Adorama. Is this something new or just a one-off occurrence? I bet I am not the only one interested in getting deals like this . . .

I am going to make it a point to check those links more often and thought the rest of you would like to know about this as well . . .

9
Canon General / Canon Professional Services (CPS) in the US - worth it?
« on: September 19, 2011, 09:52:52 PM »
I have been a silver member for a while now and just got a card in the mail from CPS. They are offering a third free Clean and Check (usually only 2) if I upgrade my status to Gold in the month of October. I have never used the Clean and Check before but have been thinking about sending my bodies in (5D II and 7D) for good measure - I use at least one of them everyday and I also have 6 "L" lenses. I do have insurance but with a high deductible. My question is, is CPS worth it?

10
United States / Canon Professional Services (CPS) in the US - worth it?
« on: September 19, 2011, 09:44:27 PM »
I have been a silver member for a while now and just got a card in the mail from CPS. They are offering a third free Clean and Check (usually only 2) if I upgrade my status to Gold in the month of October. I have never used the Clean and Check before but have been thinking about sending my bodies in (5D II and 7D) for good measure - I use at least one of them everyday and I also have 6 "L" lenses. I do have insurance but with a high deductible. My question is, is CPS worth it?

11
EOS Bodies / ISO 50
« on: June 15, 2011, 05:03:12 PM »
Just curious - in general, lower ISO equals better Image Quality.

I shot a water fall last weekend with an ND filter trying to get lower shutter speeds to allow the water to blur. I also used the expanded ISO on my 5DII and set the ISO to L which I think equals 50. Technically, should the IQ be better or worse with ISO below 100 in a DSLR like my 5DII?

Thanks in advance.

Pages: [1]