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Lighting / Re: If you have a 5DIII and the Phottix Odins....
« on: March 30, 2012, 04:10:47 AM »
OMG its even better than I expected.

Elinchrom d-lite4 IT with odins will fire at 1/8000 sec and sync even full power!
not only that but 580ex2 will fire at 1/8000 sec with HSS turned off at full power
using the odin thats massive being able to fire 580's at full power at high shutter speeds increases the
usage by orders of magnitudes.

even better than that can mix both together firing and syncing at anything up to 1/8000 sec
(as fast as the camera will go) very nice
i've only used the odins in on the 580s in ettl until now
the elinchroms i was driving with the skyports

so with the odins you can mix studio strobes and speedlights and sync at up to 1/8000 sec

I love these things

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:46:09 AM »
I am sorry, I now realize I wasn't clear at all with my question. I was referring to Viggo's post regarding studio strobes and not Canon's HSS  :-[. Calling it "high speed sync" was my mistake. He was talking about syncing at all shutter speeds with Phottix Odin and I was curious about how this works and wether it's possible to trigger only one strobe with it and let the others be optically triggered by that one.
ah ok I dunno i am guessing the odin delay the firing of the flash till the back end of the exposure so maybe it just has a count before it actually signals the flash to fire
but i'm gonna give it a go tonight anyway :)

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 30, 2012, 02:34:09 AM »
Overall I feel the images are sharper however I think the 5Dmk2 still beats the 5Dmk3.
That makes sense... not.  Care to elaborate?

ummm there are over 50 RAW files from both the 5Dmk2 and 5Dmk3 the reason i posted this was so that people can make up their own mind about which is sharper. My personal take is that the 5D2 is sharper

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with all the new in camera jpg processing such as lens correction, HDR etc, I cant seem to find the option to paste in an oversized moon into the shot. anyone know which menu option this is in?

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Lenses / Re: Patent: A new 16-35 f/2.8 or Faster Concept?
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:37:28 AM »
I think i would run around like a school girl at a justin beiber concert screaming if they released a constant aperture f2.0 16-35

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:51:56 PM »
Got a question. For studio work, if I want to set up a high speed sync system, is it possible to do so with only one receiver and setting the other heads for optical triggering? Will this work or will I need a receiver for each head to get the high speed sync?

no because HSS changes the way in which the flash fires
normal flash punches out a single burst of light in about 1/20000th of a second at either the begining or end of the frame based on if you are using first or second curtain sync

with HSS it lowers the strobe power and pulses it for the duration of the open shutter very fast so that the strobe is emitting light for the whole exposure. this is why when using HSS you may need to use techniques such as ganglighting to provide enough oomph

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: New FF from Sony - A99 - 102 x-type AF
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:20:54 PM »
Mmmmmm that sony lens selection is so tempting, I just cant decide which one of the 3 available lenses to get...

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Now i'm really frustrated...especially after Rockwell said it only brewed decaf!!!

And the doesn't even taste any better than the 5DII's decaf! Why does Chuck Westfall hate coffee drinkers?  :'(

Dont even get me started on the lack of support for tea drinkers...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 29, 2012, 10:05:25 PM »
Wicked, you musta thought i was a chump with my around the house testing of the focus lol. You really get into this! Do you do landscapes too?
I shoot weddings and sports so pretty demanding on the focus system. From what i am getting things are looking great and better than the 1dm3 even. I don't have work to back up my findings nor have i decided on a field trip to do so. Although i love all the info i can get my hands on, this type of technical doesn't inspire me. That's just me though.

As far as the white balance goes i do believe the 5d and 5dm2 both have warmer tones. I believe the 5dm3 to have more neutral tones which i prefer since if i want to add WB warmth i will but i dont want to have to take WB warmth away.
I wonder if you got a bad copy if you aren't finding things to be great, it sounds like you did some micro adjusting and yet still not happy? One thing about electronics, they can have bad parts and typically problems show up right away like for JR. I remember going to Norman Camera and we took out a new camera and turned it on and an error flashed the screen and it was un-usable, i'd feel bad for the person that waited to get home before testing it.

I shoot mainly weddings and studio, some landscape stuff and street for fun and occassionally wildlife
I'm thinking its less that I have a faulty unit and more just getting to grips with the new AF
when i got 5Dmk2s i had to completely change my shooting style and reconfigure my 1D3
so that they operated in a similar way so have been using center point only focus and recompose
my main use of AI servo is for the faster parts of weddings and walking models so nothing as fast paced as sports but i'm still playing with the settings.

One question i have been wondering about the AF modes are they like pictures styles where each is just a variation of the customisable sections that have sliders or are each seperate functioning items and the sliders are for tweaking each one. the manul isnt clear about this.

as for image quality I definately think the 5Dmk2 has the edge in low iso but the 5d3 is holding its own and definately pulls ahead the higher the iso climbs.

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well I dont like capuccinos so unless a firmware update comes out enabling Lattes then I'm going to change to
Nikon as I hear they can do lattes and mochas :P

nice thread BTW :D

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Lighting / Re: If you have a 5DIII and the Phottix Odins....
« on: March 29, 2012, 08:18:40 PM »
....could you please do a quick test for me? I'm about to order some Odins up, but maintaining high speed sync functionality is critical for my shooting needs. Some people have noticed that the PocketWizards will only sync up to 1/160 or 1/200. I'd like to know if the Odins can sync at 1/1000 shutter speeds or faster.

I'm definately giving this a go tonight when I get home, I'll let you know

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DSLR handling tips
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:53:35 PM »
Hi,

I am getting 60D in couple of days and I wanted to ask if you could share some tips on DSLR handling for a beginner. Things, that I could start using right in the beginning, so I wouldn't learn doing something the long or inconvenient way, or even incorrectly.

For instance, i read in this forum about using AF button to focus, and then shutter only to take pictures (is this possible in 60D?).

Also, that I cant delete photos on camera - better to do that on the computer by formatting the card (is that right?).

Things that seems obvious to you, might not be so obvious to a new user, so if you have a particular way of doing something, which is faster or more convenient, please share it:)

Thanks!

I prefer back button focus I am pretty sure you can at very least assign the * button to this function on the 60D if it doesnt have the AF-On button

not deleting images on the card is an urban myth dont worry about it

for the pop up flash i got my parents one of these for their 600D it works brilliantly in doors
the orange and blue are rubbich but with the white one it makes the light sooo much better from the popup flash

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260971777053

for $1.80 cant go wrong really :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:41:30 PM »
I'm sorry, but I'm going to a bastard.

I am sooo happy right now... Stupid crappy PW's  ;D

I took my Phottix Odin out of the box, put in the supplied AA batteries, attached the INCLUDED cable to attach them to my Elinchrom's, switched my 1d4 to 1/8000s of a second; always trigger, always sync, no matter what. I've shot almost 3000 images with them total, with both Elinchrom's and 580 ex II's in ALL conditions and situations. Not ONE SINGLE misfire or no-trigger whatsoever.

And yes, I have tried the Odin with a pre-production 1d X and it syncs at all speeds. If one of the 5d3's pre-ordered from the store I work at doesn't get picked up tomorrow, I will try the Odin with the 5d3 at all speeds also. And if it works, I'll be back to gloat and be a douch badmouthing the useless Flex-system once again! ;D

Thank you and good night!
you're getting 1/8000 second out of elinchrom studio strobes?! I have got to try this

Yes I did! Elinchrom D-lite 4's, no fiddeling, just set the speed in M-mode and fired away.

sweet thats what I have too :D

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D2 vs 5D3 ISO100 around 50 test raws
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:17:15 PM »
I always use spot focus and dont have a problem with normal foucs.
just playing with the new system in AI servo probably getting about a 50 or 60%
hit rate at the moment
I would say with the 1Dmk3 its usually 90%
but like i say i'm playing around with the optionsa nd settings. there is alot to go through
its an epic AF system thats for sure, i'm wondering if 1 digic is enough for such a beast of a system

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
« on: March 29, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
I'm sorry, but I'm going to a bastard.

I am sooo happy right now... Stupid crappy PW's  ;D

I took my Phottix Odin out of the box, put in the supplied AA batteries, attached the INCLUDED cable to attach them to my Elinchrom's, switched my 1d4 to 1/8000s of a second; always trigger, always sync, no matter what. I've shot almost 3000 images with them total, with both Elinchrom's and 580 ex II's in ALL conditions and situations. Not ONE SINGLE misfire or no-trigger whatsoever.

And yes, I have tried the Odin with a pre-production 1d X and it syncs at all speeds. If one of the 5d3's pre-ordered from the store I work at doesn't get picked up tomorrow, I will try the Odin with the 5d3 at all speeds also. And if it works, I'll be back to gloat and be a douch badmouthing the useless Flex-system once again! ;D

Thank you and good night!
you're getting 1/8000 second out of elinchrom studio strobes?! I have got to try this

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