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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Uneven Battery Usage in 580EXII
« on: November 23, 2014, 02:57:15 PM »
The batteries are in series and get used equally, but there are some possibilities.
 
1.  A bad battery.  Remove the bad one.  This would be a 99% + probability
 
2.  Bad battery charger not fully charging batteries.
 
3.  Current leakage in the battery compartment or related bus bars of the flash that affects only one battery.  Look for any contaminants.
 
4.  Excessive heat in the flash right next to one cell that is causing a problem with it.
 
That's all that immediately comes to mind.

I agree with the #1.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Heat from a speed light ...
« on: November 23, 2014, 02:56:14 PM »
Please be aware that the flash produces enough heat to burn fabrics.

They can, but if you shoot like this be aware that your precious 600ex might not be around for long. Consecutive Full power flashing kills the flash tube, next to burning through your trousers :-o ... personally, I'm probably buying a cheap clone for these situations (full power with power pack) and protect my original Canons.

One shoot I was blasting my 580-II at high-to-full power. After some time, heard a nice bang from the flash. The tube exploded inside the flash. Switched another flash to finish the shoot, and back home I studied the internet. It wasn't that difficult to replace, so I ordered the whole head unit from Canon, I think it came around $75 to fix.

Some of the gels I've used with the flashes have obvious deformation from heat.

Just a tool, like any other tool. Use it as supposed, you'll be fine. If you push it to the limit, it might break or damage something around.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799
« on: September 28, 2014, 04:17:06 PM »
background sound the shark theme from Jaws. ;D

1Dx II with high mega pixel "dual resolution" sensor....

36-40 ish "full resolution" and 6 or 8 fps raw.

some sort of binning or photosite consolidation to 16 mpx for high speed at 15+++

New AF sensor w/ AF at the highest frame rates,

DPAF capability but much faster than 7dII etc.

Perhaps backside illumination so each photosite is larger (see samsung)

Still at the 6-7k price range.

I have it on good authority that I am completely wrong :)

Thanks, I'll take one.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:59:03 PM »
Like many, I got the 64gb 1066x Lexar cards for $88 a pop when they were on sale. Ordered in May and they didn't come until last week. It's really a supply/demand issue - they will come eventually.

Oh, the joy! Just checked the order status page at B&H (usually I checked it about every 15 minutes or so, for past 2 months)

It just changed to: Status: In stock, order sent to warehouse Expedited Delivery

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:09:42 PM »
Like many, I got the 64gb 1066x Lexar cards for $88 a pop when they were on sale. Ordered in May and they didn't come until last week. It's really a supply/demand issue - they will come eventually.

Did you get it from BH or Adorama?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:09:02 PM »
For just photos: overkill. Video maybe at the most, but then you need better CFast by then as the data transfer rates are better.

You ever shoot sports at high fps and using raw? I do.

For most normal shooting, overkill. For sports, no.

Just shoot jpeg small, plenty of room!

*ducks*

 ;D

Or I'll just use my iPhone!

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 01:31:10 PM »
For just photos: overkill. Video maybe at the most, but then you need better CFast by then as the data transfer rates are better.

You ever shoot sports at high fps and using raw? I do.

For most normal shooting, overkill. For sports, no.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 02:48:22 AM »
Good to see these are in stock.
I have lost hope of the 1066x 64GB Lexars that I had purchased aeons ago on sale...   :'(

Same here, I bought two of those. Some reason BH even removed the item from their website few days ago.

Have been thinking if Adorama would price match the sale they had, but they are out of stock also. Asked BH couple times if they'd ship the 2-pack instead (which they had in stock), but they denied. Maybe I should ask Adorama about those,... hmm...

I had actually ordered from B&H and Adorama, hoping one or the other will restock before my trip (I plan to keep both orders, by the way, as long as they don't cancel on me).
Neither have restocked, and both keep sending emails of regret. Bummer!

Not their fault if Lexar cannot supply them, but I cannot understand why not send 2-pack to me instead if 2x single-pack, since the 2-pack is in stock. Bummer.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: SanDisk Sale at B&H Photo
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:34:33 AM »
Good to see these are in stock.
I have lost hope of the 1066x 64GB Lexars that I had purchased aeons ago on sale...   :'(

Same here, I bought two of those. Some reason BH even removed the item from their website few days ago.

Have been thinking if Adorama would price match the sale they had, but they are out of stock also. Asked BH couple times if they'd ship the 2-pack instead (which they had in stock), but they denied. Maybe I should ask Adorama about those,... hmm...

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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:41:15 PM »
Strange, just contacted a State Farm agent here (WA), and she said I'm not eligible for their insurance unless 80% of my photo work is at a (my) studio.

She gave me info for another insurance company which might be able to help.

Maybe try a new agent? I use to have a  personal articles policy with State Farm for my underwater housing and video camera. Only eligible if 80% of my use was underwater ;D

Found out what the problem was, if you make any money with your gear, it's whole new level.

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Canon General / Re: Insurance for Camera gear
« on: June 24, 2014, 06:09:37 PM »
Strange, just contacted a State Farm agent here (WA), and she said I'm not eligible for their insurance unless 80% of my photo work is at a (my) studio.

She gave me info for another insurance company which might be able to help.

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EOS-M / Re: GREAT AND CHEAP BATTERIES FOR EOS-M
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:14:16 AM »
PS, I see your Name " tpatana" Look like Thai Name, Are  you live in Thailand ?--Yes, I am Thai People too.

I wish, that would be cool. Some time long long time ago in the far away galaxy, I was looking to register www.patana.com for myself, but at the point it was registered for a school in Bangkok, called "Patana school" I think.

I admit nothing.

I'm from Finland myself. And I love panang curry.

Thankssss, Dear Friend tpatana.
Well, Nice to meet you and talk to you. One day I would like go to visit your country/ Lovely country Finland too. Ha, Ha, Ha You and me Love " Panang Curry"----BTW, Do you love Beautiful Thai Girl too ?=   :-)
Surapon

Who wouldn't :)

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EOS-M / Re: GREAT AND CHEAP BATTERIES FOR EOS-M
« on: January 20, 2014, 01:39:50 AM »
PS, I see your Name " tpatana" Look like Thai Name, Are  you live in Thailand ?--Yes, I am Thai People too.

I wish, that would be cool. Some time long long time ago in the far away galaxy, I was looking to register www.patana.com for myself, but at the point it was registered for a school in Bangkok, called "Patana school" I think.

I admit nothing.

I'm from Finland myself. And I love panang curry.

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EOS-M / Re: GREAT AND CHEAP BATTERIES FOR EOS-M
« on: January 19, 2014, 04:51:09 AM »

In general when ordering 3rd party items (or 4th) from China, you can't take anything for granted. For example the text "from Japan", they can easily just write it there. China does lot of good quality stuff too, but usually when you buy cheap, you get the cheap.

Biggest problem with cheap lithium batteries is the protection circuits, or usually the missing of those. For 99.9999% of people it doesn't matter, but the one who shorts the battery for example when the camera goes crazy, the battery can blow up and kill the camera. Not worth the save for me, although would have to be really unlucky for that to happen.

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Portrait / Re: Bikini on the beach
« on: December 22, 2013, 12:54:34 AM »
Interesting opinion. I'm sure you know that if I didn't light her with anything and metered on her, then everything else would be completely blown.

Of course.  I'd just wait for better light.  Perhaps a less strong lighting would have been less obvious.

This isn't a knock against you but, I've been told repeatedly that when someone KNOWS what they're doing with flash, you can't really tell they used it.  I've yet to see an example of that myself, but I've had my eyes open for it.  Until then, I prefer natural lighting.

Yep, true. This shot was certain time of day, so either couldn't shoot down towards the water or use flash.

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