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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Yongnuo 622c and 430 ex ii
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:46:39 PM »
this probably isn't it, but make sure your 430 is really connected tightly into the trigger.  i have a 430, and it always jiggles loose (which is why i much prefer the old school screw in connector), and when it does, strange things happen.

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Do you have issues just using your 580EX II's on your camera and via Canon optical triggering.

The PocketWizard issue, that they tried to blame on Canon, was due to their "overclocking" the IGBT circuit, it was not an issue for people who didn't use Pocket Wizards and it resulted in the flash tube damage, not battery housing and door.

I absolutely don't trust Yongnuo, third party reverse engineering is fraught with problems and if I had one issue with it once I wouldn't give them a second chance.

If they are still under warranty I'd class them as lemons and demand an exchange. If they are not then I'd sell them and upgrade to the 600-EX-RT's, which are good value when compared to any other flash and full wireless triggering system out there. If you can't afford the 600 then I'd be tempted to go all YN, there are less issues with all one make, though there are lots of third party options to choose from, Godox, Phottix etc etc.

If it is only a problem when you use the YN's then why blame Canon? Yongnuo are a bargain basement, third party, reverse engineered, Chinese hack, with zero quality control and a huge catalog of problems and issues that impact complete models or are limited to a short production run, they have their place but you seem to have a bad set.

i'm hesitant to say anything here, but this response is close to nonsense.  do you use yongnuo gear?  if so, have you had these sorts of issues (ie. flashes breaking)?  also, you hear about people bashing the things online because people who are unhappy are the ones who write things online.  if i trusted everyone who bashed equipment online i don't think i'd ever buy anything from anyone.

the fact is that YN-622C's are cheaper than the alternatives, and the quality is a little low on certain things.  however, they do nearly everything that the pocket wizards do at about 5 times the price.  should i not use them because they are "cheap?"  should i fork over all my money to canon on their wireless system?

according to you, i should bash kias because compared to ferraris they are garbage.

i am glad that there are companies out there reverse engineering things, otherwise we'd all be forced to pay outrageous prices for things - but i guess you like that.

anyway - if your triggers are causing that, that stinks.  i've used those triggers with canon flashes for a long time, and i know plenty of other professionals who have used them, and i've never heard of anything like that.  either way, i wouldn't keep sending them back to canon.  either get new triggers or get new flashes, because it sounds like you're just throwing money away.

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Lenses / Re: 17-40 f/4L vs 16-35 F/4L
« on: June 23, 2014, 03:45:07 PM »
i guess i'm in disagreement with most people here on what lenses to buy.  if you know that you're going to FF later on, then get FF compatible lenses - that's what i did and i couldn't be happier.

with EF-S lenses, you're probably not going to get much when you resell them, and they also might be hard to sell.  it depends on where you live and whether or not you want to deal with ebay, but it won't be as easy as most people think it is.

if you're not getting a FF for like 4 years, then definitely get EF-S lenses, or you'll be unhappy for a long time.  if you're planning on upgrading soon, then get the big boy L's and save yourself the cash in the long-run.

finally, get them used if you can.  most L lenses are built extremely well, and buying them used can save you a ton of cash (i got the 85L ii for about $1,000 US).  if it's a complicated lens (zoom and IS) then you might want to go new, but basic primes are usually in "perfect real-world" conditions when you get them used.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 05:34:30 PM »
In all seriousness, did you ever think about the ThinkTank shoulder bags?  All their stuff is amazing, but not cheap (I have the Shape Shifter from them).  I think their site is thinktankphoto.com
As I said in my opening post, the ThinkTank Retrospective 7 is one of the ones I am considering.  :)

Actually there are quite a few Youtube reviews for the ThinkTank Retrospective series which have been worth watching.  But I could only find one video review of the Tamrac Apache 4.

That's pretty funny.  I have a terrible problem of not actually reading things other than the title...

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Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 01:56:27 PM »
so is this close to what you're looking for?



Well, no one is going to mistake it for a camera bag.... our lenses would fit in it....and it *would* be difficult to steal and run away with.....

I think we have a winner!  ;D

glad i could help.

in all seriousness, did you ever think about the ThinkTank shoulder bags?  all their stuff is amazing, but not cheap (i have the Shape Shifter from them).  i think their site is thinktankphoto.com

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Software & Accessories / Re: Inconspicuous Messenger Bag
« on: June 19, 2014, 11:20:24 AM »
so is this close to what you're looking for?


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does this offer anything that lightroom can't?  do people only use it because it's free, or is it better at anything?

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I haven't read the replies, so sorry if this has been said.

What iso were you on?  If it was 100 that might be the problem.  At f/8 those light are really working, so they stay on longer and you might get motion that way.  If youre at iso 200 they are open half as long, iso 400 a quarter as long.

Still, I wouldn't think you'd get too many issues at iso 100, but its a strong possibility.

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It is interesting that Canon policy is to fix certain issues out of warranty (5D3 light leak, 5d mirror fix, 200 F2 IS issue with 5D3) while keeping other issues a secret...

it's only because someone noticed it and posted it all over the web.  if that didn't happen, canon never would have addressed it (not that i care, seeing as i never take long exposures of the back of lens cap).

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Well I think you should if the info discloses information showing that Canon is charging customers for design flaws.  The equipment that Canon sells is typically at an incredibly high price, however, we are willing to pay this because of its optical and build quality. This sounds as if Canon is cheating its customers, and in that case I'd think that its your obligation to post it.

If this is just info that only hurts Canon, but doesn't show any misuse of customer trust, then that's up to you.

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Technical Support / Re: Help with Yongnuo YN-622C trigger.
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:19:26 PM »
i had the same issue.  2 yn 622cs, 430 ex ii, yn 568 ex ii.  what you're trying to do will not work, and it has something to do with wireless and optical signals being sent out at the same time i think.  the best option would be to buy another yn 622c, which is what i'm going to do.

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Lenses / 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:55:30 PM »
I'm looking for a wide angle for my 5diii, but I'm not overwhelmed with the 16-35.  Is there anything out there that compares?  I need 2.8, auto-focus, and I'd prefer the zoom capabilities.  Thanks.

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I need a new wide angle.  Is this worth getting, or is there something "better or comparable" coming out soon - this includes 3rd party lenses.

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the cheapest thing that i ever did that made my gear LOOK awesome, was cover all the logos with black electrical tape.  man that stuff looks sweet when it's all black.  i did it because i'm sick of giving canon all my money just so i can be a walking advertisement for them, but i was amazed at how damn cool it made my camera look.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200mm F 2.8 IS 2 VS 70-200mm F4 IS
« on: November 19, 2013, 02:37:19 PM »
i don't own either, but i've rented the 70-200 2.8 ii multiple times.  all i can say is that when i use that bad boy, almost all of my shots are at 2.8, and god lord they are amazing.  granted, i use it for weddings, so i'm using it in low light/high movement situations, so i need the fastest shutter speed i can get.  i have a 5d3, and i don't mind pushing the ISO up to 6400, but smaller than 2.8 is still usually too slow.

the 2.8 version is my favorite lens that i have ever used.  the sharpness, contrast, colors, bokeh, and focal length make it an incredible lens.  for me personally i wouldn't have much use for the f/4 version, but if the quality is the same as the 2.8, if you don't need 2.8, and price is an issue, then go for the f/4.

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