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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50 1.4 Art NOT bokehlicious?
« on: July 27, 2014, 02:17:23 PM »
"As everything works with lenses, no lens cannot be strong somewhere without being weak somewhere else."

Want to borrow my 200? 8)

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 27, 2014, 08:05:19 AM »
Wow! Fantastic shots. I really like your style. An inspiration. Makes me want to go out and shoot. I sold my wife's 5d and my camera is being fixed so I'm without a camera for a month! But when it gets back I've got my new flash and perhaps a new soft box .

No issues here either. Also took 20 minutes before the camera was returned to me. I'm not a cps member.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma 50 1.4 Art NOT bokehlicious?
« on: July 26, 2014, 09:52:17 AM »
Kai at digitalrev published his hands-on review video. Lack of beautiful bokeh at 1.4 seems to be a weak point of this lens, based on Kai. I was wondering what other users think of it.

I think he's very wrong. And he's also wrong about build quality.

Lenses / Re: How many years before we see a 50L II
« on: July 26, 2014, 03:56:44 AM »
many years.
there is nothing wrong with the 50L.

it's a people lens. it's plenty sharp.
it's f/1.2 - so if you're not nailing focus, you need to work on your technique.
+1 and you might want to visit the many "where is the 35L II" threads for some perspective on long waits...

Thank you..

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 25, 2014, 07:53:08 AM »
Thanks everyone for your kind words.
Viggo: Godox is coming out with a new version of the flash holder.


It might be better.  I have not used it myself though.

Soo, wait what, it just hangs there tightened with a screw on top? Lol, but I guess it works since they make it that way. I have a simple bracket myself I might use.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:58:43 AM »
Viggo:  Phottix makes several softboxes that you can place your lights inside.  They are ok.  I've not had any issue with them yet.  The only thing I don't like about those boxes is that you are limited in tilting movement.

Thanks! My Swedish friend also uses them, but can't get them in Norway, and I wonder, are the rods inside the umbrella boxes any better than the "eBay stuff" ?

I'm aware of the limited tilt action, and it's a large drawback, but it's either that or not taking it with me due to needing heavy sand bags. I just take the chance with the inside mount boxes, lol.

Any one have a link to where I can buy this bracket?

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 25, 2014, 02:52:29 AM »
Well done yokaew. I really like your work.

+1, I think you are very very talented. I don't not know just how to put it, but you use light extremely right! It looks great  :)

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:07:37 PM »
Thanks for sharing Knut! Awesome stuff. Really nice black and white converting on the last one there.

I was JUST looking at the SMDV boxes and they look great, I was hoping that someone somewhere would make a box that quality, and like the Elinchrom boxes that can take ANY abuse, but for mounting the flash inside, not on the outside. Where I live it's just a matter of hours between the flash tipping over, and I would rather have the box bounce and that's it, than landing directly on the flash. Or if it's a drizzle outside..

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 01:56:42 PM »
I really like the Godox 360.  It is very easy to use.  With 360W/S and the ability to do HSS, make it a great choice for outdoor shoots.

That's all the reasons I sold my Quadra and bought the 360. Great to hear you like it. Any recommendations for 70-90 cm Octa where I can place the flash inside and not outside pointing in? I have bought countless eBay cheapo's, but they brake for nothing. In fact, my most recent 80cm stood on a light stand in my living room and I suddenly heard a pop! And sure enough it broke one of the rods, from standing still inside! Wow..

Lighting / Re: Godox Witstro 360 flash with HHS
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:26:23 PM »
I bought the 360 today, and I have no triggers anymore, so I bought the kit that let's me control power output remotely and another Cells xc1 something or other to do HSS. The non-HSS is not supported by the 5d3, but a friend uses the HSS vertion for the 5d3 and I was told it works for the 1dx also.

Backorder two weeks so I'll have a loooong wait before I can try it out.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:20:52 PM »
Yokaew: Awesome shots, and a superb way to show off what skills and modest gear can do, absolutely spot on all four if your shots.

What's is your take on the Godox 360ws?

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:29:30 AM »
I just bought the Witstro (Godox) 360w flash, if anyone has any experience, please share. I won't be getting it for a couple of weeks, but will share my experiences and thoughts about it here when I have tested it.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 09:27:51 AM »
Here's a shot from earlier today, I have rediscovered hard light, and I love it!

Two Canon 600 RT bare bulb to the back left at 1/1 power, zoomed to 50mm. Triggered by the Canon ST-E3. Sigma 50 Art at f1.4, iso 100, 1/8000s.

Nailed it at 1.4! Great shot!

Thanks Jamsey! It was the only shot I took also. 50 Art is such a killer lens.

Lighting / Re: Anything Strobist
« on: July 24, 2014, 03:16:28 AM »
This thread is such a good idea! I've recently decided to take the plunge and purchased a flash/trigger and everyone's pictures and explanations are so helpful. Hopefully I'll get the hang of off camera flash and will be able to contribute to this thread.

That's great to hear! We're looking forward to your shots and inputs. Welcome to CR also :)

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