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Canon General / Re: Something to lighten the tone :-)
« on: April 28, 2014, 12:42:57 AM »
Amazing creatures.  I'm surprised they're so friendly.  Glad there was a link to the still frames.  They really turned out better than I thought.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: How to Annoy a Photography Snob
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:50:08 PM »
People who don't follow these items shouldn't even own a camera.  And having a nikon is simply unforgivable, that's probably the main issue right there.

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Lenses / Re: Should I buy the 35L now or wait for the price drop?
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:15:59 PM »
I'd look at the sigma 35mm art again.   A lot better price for similar quality to Canon.  Sigma has raised quality standards for issues like focus.  My copy is superb.  One of my favorites for lenses.

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Lenses / Re: Lee Filter Adapter Question
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:03:50 PM »
You don't have to wait for Adorama.

All Lee filters including Big Stopper is in stock at 2filters.com

Super reliable, they've been around for years.

Just grabbed a big stopper before it went out of stock at BH yesterday.  Not sure how 2filters keeps stock.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Hand Strap
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:32:10 PM »
I purchased a cheaper one like that too (Sunpak) for my 5D III's rather than going for the canon version.  Haven't used it enough to say that I like it though.  I generally use the spider holster system.

I find that hand straps tend to cramp my hand when in the shutter pushing position.  Seems there's just not enough room for a fit that prevents droppage while also providing comfort to push the shutter button.  Probably needs additional adjustments.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Grab a Pancake! $129 at B&H Photo
« on: January 03, 2014, 06:55:25 PM »
Wait!  Does this lens come with the pinch-cap??  that's actually really important.. lol

Mine didn't come up the pinch cap... :(

Yeah.  Actually, mine didn't either.  I emailed b&h about it and no really detailed response other than that the lens was in their current/recent stock.  Sad sad..
btw, the lens is fantastic for still and slow objects.  Anything a little quick is not good as the lens is super duper slow.  Oh well, 129, I'll keep the lens cap.  :D

No special pinch cap for mine either.  Although I like the side pinching, I think its easier.  Focus seems fast enough for me.  Gave the lens to my brother and he was taking shots of kids running around in the house with bounce flash.  Certainly is a nice lightweight non-obtrusive lens compared to the 24-70.

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Canon General / Re: Why Wedding Photographers’ Prices are “Wack”?
« on: December 24, 2013, 02:13:37 AM »
Not sure if I read the article correctly, but it seems she wrote that she pays taxes then lists all these business expenses coming out of her take home net pay.  Really should be the other way around. 

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Gateway drug: 600 RT + ST E3
« on: November 05, 2013, 11:56:10 AM »
I have two ST E3 RTs and sometimes they get confused on linking, where one doesn't link and the other does.  A quick reset fixes it.  I haven't yet identified the issue, but it only appeared a few times.  Other than that they're great!  I now can photograph with greater confidence that the flash will trigger.

I would really like the AF assist beam rather than mounting another flash on the hotshoe, so the Yongnuo looks good.  I wonder if it has all the same options as Canon.  I'm keeping my eye on this.

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Lighting / Re: Speedlite Recycle Time and Custom Function 12
« on: October 24, 2013, 05:18:26 PM »
I had something like this happen to me a few weeks ago at a wedding reception.  I doubt it was the recycle rate though because each 600 was only at 1/16 or so power with external battery packs, yet it still lagged.

IIRC the flash's screen was amber or some color, I didn't know what it meant, so I just turned the flash off then back on and the rest of the evening was ok.

My last wedding was fine, no issues.  I'll have to check out the custom function 12 you reference.

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Video & Movie / Re: Underwater Film 'The Triangle'
« on: October 22, 2013, 03:34:17 PM »
Great video.  You really have a great advantage being a scuba diver and photographer.

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Lenses / Re: Used gear
« on: October 08, 2013, 07:53:36 PM »
I've purchased used lenses from B&H, LensRentals, and Canon's refurb site.  Seems most of my current lenses were bought new though.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2545
« on: August 13, 2013, 08:22:29 PM »
I'm curious - does the 5D III tend to fail within 1 year?  Is that why a warranty is desired?

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Super fast exposure time - BBC News
« on: August 02, 2013, 12:32:21 PM »
Cool technology, but to light the scene, you'd need a constant light that would blind the eyes.

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Thanks for the other options Mt Spokane, I was not aware of those.  gphoto works, but takes some time to setup.  I suppose Magic Lantern might be the easiest?  I have yet to try it on my 5d iii.

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For shutter count, you can pay a small fee and do it here at http://eoscount.com

or

You can do it yourself if you have some time: you need a linux distro like fedora and do a quick virtual machine with virtualbox.  Once you have it up, you install and run an app that can read just about any camera shutter count.

I posted a blog about it here with screenshots: http://photographadventure.com/blog/2013/how-to-find-your-camera-shutter-count-photography/

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