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$1899? OK, I've never seen it this low... Pulled the trigger from B&H - Thanks CR! ;D

no remote second curtain sync is a deal breaker for me
here are some examples

Every single one of those "examples" would look exactly the same with first curtain sync, you are just dragging the shutter, it doesn't make any difference if the flash fires at the beginning or end of the exposure for that type of image.
I disagree I find the images sharper using second curtain as the sharp image is exposed over the top of any movement blur not the other way around

That's the way I understand it... My goal is to resurrect my wedding business and I have visualized shots with light trails entering the image and then "popping" the B&G PJ-style... Can't do that with 1st curtain...

Lenses / Re: AFMA for new 135mm F2
« on: October 31, 2013, 01:54:55 AM »
AFMA can vary due to distance... Common recommendation is to check at 25X and 50X focal length... But what drives your AFMA decision is your use... If you bought it for headshots - then you probably want 25X... If you are going to shoot indoor sports - then maybe 50X is better...

My 135L required -4 at 4.3 meters on a 5DIII = Every camera/lens combo is different... I'm not sure how you got it to work at 5 feet - you got a green "check" at both normal and zoom settings? Both are required for FoCal to do its best for you...

Unless you are in a really big room, and can drench your target in light, I would put it on a laptop. Go outside, put that target in a bright location, get your camera on a sturdy tripod, and run FoCal again... Look at the "Result Confidence" and your test chart - make sure you got a good run... Hope this helps!  :)

personally i use phottix odins

they are not the cheapest but they are the best
the transmitter unit has a really nice large intuitive display screen on the back which lets you control all your flash functionallity and groups etc

they also allow high speed sync with studio strobes this is an undocumented feature but still pretty cool
one cool thing with this is you dont need the expensive odin recievers on the studio light you can just use a much cheaper stratto 2!

then you can mix speedlights and studio lights and do pretty much whatever you like and control the speedlights from the back of the transmitter, the studio lights you cant control as they are hooked up with the 3.5mm audio jack

Phottix also allows 2nd curtain sync off camera, which the Canon 600's cannot. Can someone explain how a 3rd party company can make a flash that can do that on a Canon camera, but Canon can't???????  ??? ??? ??  ??? ???

Wow, I had no idea the 600EX-RT's wouldn't handle 2nd curtain synch off-camera!  :(

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:25:51 AM »
Really nice how you held the foreground detail!

5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: October 25, 2013, 01:43:41 AM »
Some recent landscape images from a trip to Kiawah Island, South Carolina

The palmetto state by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

The dawn of time by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

Sunrise yin-yang by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

Sunset on the Kiawah River (1/2) by Eric Sturdivant, on Flickr

Nice! Were you using ND filters or are those HDR?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 23, 2013, 08:40:31 AM »
That right eye looks familiar! I think "The Terminator" is in there someplace!  8)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:27:00 AM »

Dear Mom & Dad - the orthodontist was worth every penny!

What a great smile on a beautiful girl! :D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 19, 2013, 01:15:47 AM »
Fiona said smile guy's it's the weekend :)

Fiona could make me smile any day of the week!

Great B&W!

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: October 18, 2013, 02:06:23 AM »
Lovely girl   8)
she sure is click,wish i was younger and better looking lol

Beer goggles!  ;D

Seriously, beautiful model and nice use of OCF...

EOS Bodies / Re: Help needed with a new canon 5d markiii
« on: October 02, 2013, 01:25:26 AM »
I have never had this problem - but then again I am not a big "burst" shooter...

Agree with GuyF - I have SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF's and a SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD in my slots and have NEVER missed a shot due to buffer or card problems... Can't say that for my experience with Lexar Pro's...

Also agree with Mt Spokane - I low level format my SD whenever I move the images to my computer/externals...

Remember, the SD slot on the 5DIII is NOT UHS-1 enabled - it will only write at about 20 MB/s... Your CF slot is your race horse - it will write up to 4X faster with the right card...

I love the peace of mind writing to two cards - and I knowingly give up burst rate for it... If you want to maximize your burst rate, buy a FAST CF and leave your SD slot empty...

Hope this helps!  :)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: September 26, 2013, 12:20:38 AM »
1Dx 400f/2.8 II

Northern South Africa near Mala Mala

Beautiful light! And what a face! Oh, btw, had to Google "snaggers"! saved the day!

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D MIII - Where should it expose?
« on: September 22, 2013, 10:50:42 AM »
My 5DIII was consistently underexposing - so it lives on +1/3 EC... Even then, I still have to give most images at least another +1/3 in post - I really should set it to +2/3... I use my 18% grey for white balance - never heard of the Canon 12% - thanks privatebydesign!

Canon General / Re: Patent: EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS
« on: September 21, 2013, 01:13:18 AM »
The wait for the non-IS version was interminable...this one should keep the rumor-mill going for years.
At least it gives people a chance to negotiate a bank loan for the no doubt high $$ asking price.
IS would always be nice, but I couldn't be happier with my 24-70 f/2.8II.


LOL! Exactly! I couldn't agree more!

Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
« on: September 20, 2013, 04:03:58 AM »
At the other end of the lens... 70mm - 640 ISO - 1/500 - f/4... Really love the sharpness and color! My old 28-70L will be seeing an Ebay buyer soon...

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