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Lighting / RPS vs Pixel King Pro
« on: September 05, 2014, 12:46:10 AM »
Hey all,

     I recently purchased some Pixel Mago flashes and realized that they don't play well with my PW Flex/Mini system.

    I tried these and they work, but then I have to fumble through the camera menu to make adjustments to levels and such.... OR,

    Do I spend, basically, double and get the Pixel King Pro triggers and make the adjustments on the triggers instead?

    I guess I am looking if anyone knows or has experience with the reliability of each or either. Thanks for any input you guys have!

Gary W.

Lighting / Godox Ving V860
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:32:49 AM »
Hey all,

    I came across this flash and was wondering if anyone knew anything about it. The price seems fairly attractive. Thanks in advance!!

Gary W.

Lighting / Old tech combined with new tech....
« on: May 19, 2014, 08:49:25 PM »
Hey all,

    I was wondering.... I have an old Canon 300EZ flash and the PocketWizard FlexTT5/MiniTT1 triggers. Would it be safe to use the old flash with the PW's? Is there a voltage issue that I should be concerned about? Thanks in advance for any advice and help!!

Gary W.

Lenses / Lens Choice
« on: April 21, 2013, 04:29:08 AM »
Hey all,

    With the rebates that are out there now, I have come across a dilemma for choosing a new lens.... Do I go with:

1) Sigma 70-200 OS, OR
2) Canon 70-200 USM...

    Yes, if $$ were no object, the Canon 70-200 IS II would be a no brainer... BUT it is. The main differences I see are the lack of IS for the Canon and it being an older lens design/technology. The Sigma does seem to focus a bit slower, but how is it in real world use for sports and fast action? I would be using it on a gripped 7D.

    Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Gary W.

Site Information / Android App
« on: April 05, 2013, 10:48:59 AM »
Hey all,

    I just got a new phone and went to update my apps and..... NO CANON RUMORS APP!!! :(  :'(   Is it still available, and, if so, where can I get it?? I liked being able to check things from my phone.... HELP!!!!!

Gary W.

Lighting / Flash Mount
« on: April 05, 2012, 02:20:47 AM »
Hey all,

    I have a 430 EX and I REALLY hate the twist lock mount it has. I was thinking, does anyone know if the mount from a 430 EXII can be used as a direct replacement for the hideous mount that I have? Thanks in aadvance for any help you can provide.

Gary W.

Lenses / Canon 16-35L II vs Tokina 16-35 vs Sigma 17-50 2.8 lenses
« on: March 11, 2012, 11:14:52 PM »
Hey all,

    I am trying to put together a "wish list" of lenses, and am considering these 3 for the wider end of the spectrum on, currently, a 7D, and possibly a ff somewhere down the road. Anyone that has experience with these compared to each other would be helpful. Thanks in advance!

Gary W.

Lighting / Using multiple flash cords for speedlights
« on: November 23, 2011, 01:14:15 AM »
Hey all,

    I recently came across an off shoe cord that also allows a second flash to be mounted on the hot shoe position, as well. My question is this; I know it is possible, but are there any concerns that I should be aware of if using a second cord to mount a second speedlight off camera? I currently use a 7D with an OC-E3 and a 430EX. I was thinking of using another cord and get another flash to assist in flashed HS football photography so I can drop ISO and/or increase refresh rates of the flash.

Gary W.

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