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Canon General / Re: RIP Leonard Nimoy
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:49:57 AM »
Yes, Sir RIP, My Hero.

Canon General / Re: TESTING CANON EOS-5DS by : CPN.
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:48:39 AM »
Thanks for sharing Mr Surapon.

You are welcome, Sir, Dear Friend Mr. Click.
Have a great weekend.

Canon General / Re: Spartans, What is your profession?
« on: February 28, 2015, 09:46:45 AM »
Yes, I am 66 Year Old man , But Young at heart, Yes I have my own Company Architects and Engineers since 1985, and I am Full time architect too. Yes, I have  Photography as my main hobby, Plus eat great goods are only second hobby.
I make average $ 10,000 to 15,000  US Dollars for Photography Hobby( take the photos for Tourist department for the counties, Wedding and entertainment industry) but  that not enough for my GAS. to buy the new Lenses or new Cameras---Ha, Ha, Ha, That why I still  work full time Architect to make more money to feed my hungry Family and my GAS. illness too.
One day, after my health not good and healthy anymore, I will dump all equipment to my dear son, and Carry only  Cell Phone with 32 MP. Camera.
Have FUN to the hobby that we all love.

Lighting / Re: A test for Odin owners
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:25:30 PM »
HI. I have a particular work flow that requires me to adjust the power output on my 600EX-RT while being remote from the camera. I use a Camranger to trigger the camera, then evaluate the exposure on my iPhone and adjust the flash output as needed.

I have been using PW FlexTT5s for this but have some issues with them.

I have tried a ST-E3-RT, but using such a trigger will not let me change my flash power at the flash. I want to be able to have the flash in Manual and adjust as needed without having to go back to the camera, and the ST-E3-RT seem to lock me out of my flash. I can change the FEC at the flash when I am in ETTL, but I really need manual control.

So, I am considering Odins. Can someone who owns Odins and canon flashes to a test for me?

While using the trigger, can you change the mode on the flash from ETTL to Manual and adjust the output?


Yes, Dear Friend Mr. Bervy.
I have and use Phottix Odin for 3-4 years, and Love them ( I have  1 Transmitter and 4 Receivers +  Phottix Flash = Mittros + for both Transmiter + receiver -Build  in the Flash), And I have  1 Canon 580 EX, 2 canon EX II. 1 Canon 550 EX and 1 Canon 430 EX II + 3 Youngnuo Big flashes.
Yes, I am recommend to you to get Phottix Odin.
Good luck.

EOS-M / Re: Hands-on with the Canon EOS M3
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:12:47 AM »
Thank you, Dear Friend Mr. shunsai.
Wow, I will get one of this M3 the first batch in my home city NC. USA. and let my wife have Mi----Ha, Ha, Ha.Have a hgreat Wednesday.

Software & Accessories / Re: Kirk BH-1 or RRS BH-55 Ballhead?
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:46:29 PM »
Surapon, thank you for taking the time to show us your rigs.  The macro setup is an eye-opener.


Dear Friend Mr. YuengLinger .
The Slider that I use = $ 120 US Dollars and worth it for Macro Photography that  for the DEAD SUBJECTS or  CAN NOT MOVE SUBJECTS, because too slow to adjust for the perfected Manual focus.
Yes, For Flying Bees, We must  use Canon EF 100 mm F/ 2.8 L IS , on our hand with out Tripods, But I have 3 great tricks = 1) Mix Honey with water and put in the spray bottle and spray on the beautiful flower = Bing Go, The be will come to be your free Model with out get Mad.
2) take a fast shot when the insect having FUN, as shown on the attached photo.
3) get the beautiful insect, put in Zip lock plastic bag, and put in the freezer about 2 minutes, The Insect will be in Hibernation stage--Not Move, for about 3 minutes= You can shoot him/ her, and next 5-10 minutes, they will fly or walk away with out harm..

Lenses / Re: Lens Choice for India Tiger Safari
« on: February 16, 2015, 02:29:54 PM »
Dear Friend, Mr. aardvark.
For me, If I go to India to shoot the Tigers, 2 thing that I will bring 1) Hunting Rifle or / And 2) Canon EF 1200 MM. Because I am an Old man with chicken heart---Ha, Ha, Ha---Or I must in the steel cage.
But I am agree with 24-70 mm, 70-200 mm, and 100 -400 mm with 1.4X and 2X.
Good luck.

Lighting / Re: Light modifiers for speedlights
« on: February 14, 2015, 12:30:17 PM »
I just recently got back into photography and started using off camera flash again (2 speedlights, Canon 580 ex II). I'm looking for some decent light modifiers and stands for indoor and outdoor use. Nothing crazy expensive. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!

Dear Friend Mr. brianodell
I am very happy about GRASLON after I use almost 5 years, And I have 3 of them to us as main light(100%), Support/ Fill Light ( 33% of  light)and Back ground light( 33% of Light ).

Or My DIY.= Better for traveling

Good Luck.

Software & Accessories / Re: Kirk BH-1 or RRS BH-55 Ballhead?
« on: February 12, 2015, 12:07:36 PM »
The RRS is really nice, but given the price, I was somewhat underwhelmed by its performance.  It's a work of art and I love the rounded knobs that don't snag on things, but it's not particularly smooth.  I also haven't had much luck fine-tuning the resistance.  I can get close, but it's not as good as I had expected.  Don't get me wrong, it's a fine product, and one that serves me well, but I certainly see room for improvement.

I've only had a TINY bit of precision issues with 10x Live View for macro.   Otherwise, my BH-55 is a dream, usually making me forget I'm even using a tripod.

I've used the 70-200mm 2.8IS II with a 1.4x extender, smooth as can be.  Everything else too, down to a 16-35mm or fisheye.

I even use it horizontally on a Manfrotto 055X.  Effortless.

mac, did you ever call RRS to talk about your dissatisfaction?

And if you wanted to use a ground level tripod with a Great White, what's the go-to head?

Dear friend Mr.  YuengLinger.
Well, I have RRS BH-55 for more than 8-9 years and I very happy about her Ability = A++.
BUT, When we have any equipment, We need to know What IT for, Example, In the Army, We use Cannon for long range target/ Big target, and we use BB air gun for the rat at my back yard= Same thing as RRS BH - 55, We use for big gun load as 400, 500, 600 and 800 mm. Lens---BUT when I take Macro Photos, I use Velbon Super Mag Slider on top of my dear BH-55 and Gitzo Levelling Head. Yes, Velbon Super Mag Slider is great for Left and Right+ front to back Slider Adjustment perfected  for my Macro Lens 100 mm F/ 2.8 L IS. EF 180 mm. F/3.5  L and  special MP-E  65 mm. F/ 2.8 Macro 1X-5X.
Good Luck.

Software & Accessories / Re: Kirk BH-1 or RRS BH-55 Ballhead?
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:45:55 AM »
Hi people...

I'm trying to decide whether to buy the Kirk BH-1 or RRS BH-55 Ballhead.
Anyone have any suggestions for me or experience with these?
I'm in the UK and can buy the Kirk easily here but would have to buy the RRS head from the US and pay for import charges and wait longer for delivery. I've worked out that the cost will be pretty much the same for either option.

Another bit of info is that my camera and lens plates are Kirk plates, but as I understand these will work with RRS.

Dear Friend Mr. lastcoyote.
I use RRS BH-55 for so long and never have any problem at all, Only thing = Very Heavy, But Great for carry the Load of 600 MM Lens with out vibration .. I give this BH-55 = A++
Good Luck.
PS, Yes, I use Gitzo 1321 levelling head, and Gitzo G1325 Mountaineer MK II, Carbon Fiber Tripods.

Unfortunately, the English word is spelled "negative"

And there is one important photographic rule missing

Always ridicule photographers who choose to shoot camera models other than the one you choose to shoot with.  :)

Thousand Thanks, Dear Friend Mr. AcutancePhotography.
I already Correct the Miss spelling word " Negative", Sorry again, But Thanks for your Kindness.
Yes, I love your words too "Always ridicule photographers who choose to shoot camera models other than the one you choose to shoot with"
Have a great day, Sir.

Lenses / Re: $2,000 14-24 f2.8, vs $1,800 16-35 f2.8 IS, vs $3,000 11-24 f4
« on: February 10, 2015, 08:52:29 AM »

I appreciate your honesty but that isn't the spirit of the question.

Think of it like this, if somebody was to give you one of the three options which one would you find most appealing for your own photography?

Thanks you, Sir, Dear Teacher Mr. privatebydesign
Yes, I love to have Canon EF 11-24 f4 L.( $ 3,000), Because of The Widest and The Sharpest of The New Lens, Look from MTF. Chart By Canon. AND from 11-24 mm. that for Landscape shot that I use with tripods and do not need IS. any ways. = A lot better than my 12 years old Tamron 11-17 MM.f/4.5-5.6 Di-II SP LD Aspherical (IF) Lens ( $ 375 US Dollars) .
Have a great work week, Sir.

Thanks for sharing Mr Surapon.  :)

You are welcome, Sir, Sear Friend Mr. Click.
I see , watch and learn from your answers to all posts too, But I have a minimum Idea/ Technology that the Posts talk about, That Why I do not Answer the Posts.
Have a great Tuesday, Sir.

Dear friends.
I find the great words from my friend in Facebook, and I use these great words to put in my Graphic design= Just for you, My friends in Canon Rumors.
Have a great work week.

For all of us to see and to think.----THANKS.

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