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Canon General / Re: Free Next Day Shipping from B&H Photo
« on: December 22, 2013, 03:07:56 AM »
I probably really shouldn't have bought the 70-200 but I couldn't pass up on $1799. 

It doesn't do HSS though.

I recently disposed of half a dozen Profoto 600 Compact monos, two 2400w/s Profoto floorpacks and a boatload of Profoto accessories and modifiers and replaced them with half a dozen Einsteins, PCB modifiers/accessories/triggers etc and really couldn't be happier.

The one thing that could tempt me back to Profoto would be if the B1 played nicely with High Speed Sync. Does it?


man I need a couple 600's for background and hair lights.

Damn I want that 85

Software & Accessories / Re: PC Monitor for photo editing
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »
Dell just released their 4k monitors today. They're coming out with a 28" model for under $1000 in early 2014

24" for 1400
32" for 3500

99% adobe RGB

a 1000ws output would have been nice for that price point. 2 g's for a 500ws head.....mmm no thanks.

it's nice that the TTL feature is now out of the proverbially bag...hopefully we will see other companies come out with their own versions at better price points. 600 RTs are nice but i would like the easy access to a full range of light modifiers like you get with the B1.

Profoto came out with a speeding last month for speed lights, so you can use  their modifiers for your speed lights now.

Lenses / Re: Graduation and Concert coming up which lenses to rent?
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
I have a 6D with a 24-70 II

Maybe a 200-400 might be needed for the graduation.

Not sure if I'll be close enough for the 50L to shine.

Lenses / Graduation and Concert coming up which lenses to rent?
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:05:02 PM »
Graduation ceremony will be in a large college basketball stadium, so distance and low light will be needed.

The concert is going to be dark but it'll be in the floor area, so possibly can get some good close shots. Low light will take priority here.

Was thinking 70-200 2.8L II for the graduation and the 135L for the concert.

I bought my D1 500's too soon.

Does this eliminate the need for a light meter? If so why wasn't this done a lot sooner.

...Now hopefully a crazy deal hits this month on the 24-70 II  ;)

There is a deal for the 24-70 II; $1,899 after rebate, plus 4% reward at B&H, unless you want an even more crazy deal than that.

There was already a deal on that one for $1699 after rebate. I purchased it and got my rebate two weeks later.

I want this upgrade for my 6D.  how much? :D


Get a monitor or EVF, but even then it's a bit difficult since the HDMI drops to SD when you hit record.

Thats very good to know.

Portrait / Re: Post your best portraits(street, studio, candid etc...).
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:10:05 AM »

dSLR = digital single lens reflex.  Reflex refers to the reflex mirror that reflects light up to the viewfinder (via a pentaprism or pentamirror), which lets you see through the lens.  The mirror flips up out of the way ('reflexively') to expose the film/sensor.  So either the viewfinder or the sensor sees the light, not both at once.

I wouldn't call it a technical limitation, more of a design limitation.

I figured that was the issue.

...EVF Pro looks like what I need, but that cost is steep. If I start making real money from these videos i'll have to invest in one.

I also agonized a long time before getting it. It is the best money I've ever spent on DSLR video. It absolutely transforms my ability to nail focus and exposure, plus the additional contact points helps stabilization.

You have other options at lower price points. The Zacuto Z-Finder (several models available) are good. There are competing products from Hoodman: and Cinevate:

RedRock Micro announced an EVF back in 2011, but they have not shipped it yet:

Cineroid has an EVF that's a little cheaper than the Zacuto:

Your best low-cost approach is an LCD loupe of some kind. This also avoids the HDMI sync delays (a few sec) when you switch between still and video mode.

Is Zacuto the best of the bunch?

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