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Lighting / Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 10:27:23 AM »
Hi all,

I am planning on shooting some portraits during a gala this weekend. I recently purchased an Apollo Orb Speedlite Kit to get some decent even lightning.

I read some comments on the internet about the 580EX II eating batteries, so I bought some extra Eneloops. This time the Eneloop XX with 2550mAh.

Do I need to charge the Eneloops in my Maha C9000 or are they ready to go?
The package says preloaded. Break-in, refresh&analyse, charge, discharge or just use them straight away? I read a lot on the internet but I can't seem to find the exact answer.

Also, is a CP-E4 recommended?
How long will the Eneloops last with and without an external battery pack at full power?

Thanks a lot!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / 6D compensating in manual mode
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:06:31 AM »
Hi all,

I have been using my 6D for some while now and I start to get irritated that the camera compensates in manual mode. When I change the aperture, the shutter speed gets compensated to keep the same exposure.

Simple example;

Manual mode
Shutter: 1/160
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600

When I set the aperture to f/6.3 the shutter speed compensates by setting itself to 1/125.

What am I missing here?

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Body upgrade - Florida trip
« on: June 30, 2013, 08:33:32 AM »
Hi all!

I have been looking around for an upgrade of my current 450D bodies for some time now.
First one, then two 450Ds have been in my ownership since the release in 2008. I learned a lot from them, but I think I'm ready to step up.

I will visit Florida this summer for a two week trip. Things I miss about the 450D are the colours and details. I’m afraid I will be disappointed by something that could have been prevented.

Two bodies I'm still fighting with; the 7D and 6D.
These are actually very different from eachother, but I find the desicion hard.

I really like the 6D. It's something totally different (fullframe) and I can start to learn new things. The 16-35 is usually my walk-a-round lens, which would become quite wide. Is this fun in Florida, or is even the 35mm impractical without the crop-factor? Another advantage is the SD-capability. I wouldn't have to buy new cards as the 450D uses SDs too.
One camera 'below' the 6D seems to be the 7D, in my opinion. It does have a faster AF-system and a higher frame rate. But how much of an upgrade is it from my 450D? Advantages of the 7D are of course the crop-factor and the lower price (1699€ vs. 1049€ after cash back).

Which one would you pick and why?
I actually shoot all kind of things. The main focus for now is Florida, but I do shoot some sports sometimes. But even the 6D seems like an upgrade regarding sports compared to my 450D.

A small list of my current gear could be useful;
- 16-35mm f/2.8L II
- 50mm 1.8
- 70-200mm f/2.8
- 580EX II

Thank you very, very much for any input.

Kind regards,

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