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I thought I read somewhere that you can trigger the shutter remotely with the new 600EX/STE3 combo. For instance, with the ST-E3 mounted on the body, I believe you can trigger the shutter on the camera via radio with a 600EX. Can anyone confirm or refute this? I really like the Odins, but this feature would be a nice perk.


Yes I've read that multiple places. Only with a 2012 camera I believe (5DMKII and 1DX). A ST-E3-RT will also remote trigger.


Very cool. That does choosing between the Odins and the 600EX more difficult. I like the performance and price of the Odins, but having an OE Canon solution for radio flash triggering as well as radio shutter triggering would eliminate a half dozen accessories out of my camera bad, which is getting crowded as is already.


I have a seperate bag for flash gear
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Lowepro-NOVA-200-AW-SLR-Camera-Bag-/270688343239?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item3f064854c7
It holds
4 x 580ex2
4 x yongnuo external battery packs
4 x odin recievers
2 x odin transmitters
1 x Ni-Mh battery charger
piles of spare AA eneloops
Gels
I also keep a physical eTTL cable in there just in case
and a gary fong light sphere and stofen omni bounce
also just in case

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What would be good is if you could use the exposure compensation to affect the auto iso
ie you ahve aperture and shutter speed set but know the auto iso is going to under or over expose consistantly by a certain amount, it would be nice if when auto iso was enabled then the exposure compensation would operate on the iso leaving your aperture and shutter speed set.
This would allow you to quickly compensate for more contrasty light and get more keeper with auto iso

ie if the auto iso is over exposing (relative to the subject you want correctly exposed) it will be using an un-necessarily high iso value which you will need to correct in post anyway dropping the exposure so being able to dial in some EC into the iso will force it to keep the iso down.

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Auto Iso should technically work if

- the scene is fairly uniformly lit ie the camera will be able to make its programed exposure calc and it will be correct. If there is massive contrast in the scene then it's going to do something crazy same with anything in auto

- rapidly changing light back and forth as brian said shooting birds etc in changable light.

- you dont mind all the images having iso values all over the place maybe its a low volume shoot so processing individal images isnt a problem

Still its better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it, I'll definately test it out and see if it could be usefull.

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Lenses / Re: Tilt-Shift Lens vs. Macro Slide Rail
« on: March 15, 2012, 07:15:27 PM »
Didn't take long for someone to hit the smite button did it?

I got one too from him once I questioned his post  ;D. It is ok, whatever makes people happy... I gave you an applaud, and did not smite him.
how are you working out who smites you? I cant work out who keeps smiting me
I dont see why flakes post warrated a smite it was completely logical and civil, and informative too

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2012, 07:04:54 PM »
I wonder what life would be like if Steve Jobs was involved with DLSR's?
then we wouldn't be able to save photos, only view them on the icloud at $1 per view

Ouch.  Just came crashing back down to earth. I'll think next time before I post something so stupid next time.
 
You are correct sir.


Don't worry,  I enjoyed that one anyway.   I was thinking he's probably too caught up arguing with St Peter about the Pearly Gates having rounded corners to have much time to take pictures.   He'll have to make the case by himself, all the lawyers are in the other place.

LOL
Actually i think you'll find the pearly gates are now a svelte brushed aluminium with a cool white glowing logo.
and st peter now wears a blue tshirt that says "genius"

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:53:47 PM »
Quote
I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that these apply to
What if the Nikon D800 was only 22 MP...........
I guess all you guys (who really needs 36mp all of a sudden) would have no camera to take pictures with.

Well, I've manage to take AND SELL a fair number of pictures with 10MP, but if you're telling me that I can't do better with 36MP then I guess I'll just have to trust that you know more about my photography than I do.   ;)

+1 me too. The 40D sits in the car just in case. It is amazing what it can do. ;D ;D ;D

I feel SO inferior when using the 40D, I am frightened that I will be called a newb by a pompous person with a series 1 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Newb  :-*


 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Don't worry your 40D is at least a DSLR i only have a point and shoot :P ;)

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A couple of problems I find with Auto Iso in general
on other cameras previous nikon and the fuji x10

- If the scene is mostly dark with lit subject you want to expose for auto iso will overexpose the lit subject to try and get the scene to its predefined middle grey exposure setting for example a concert. much better off setting everything manual in this situation i find

- When you have a big shoot and lots of photos to process you really dont want iso changing all over the place because it means editing every shot 1 by 1. crazy workflow. much better to set your iso manually again

- I personally find auto iso on any camera just doesnt quite deliver. it might work in some situations but generally it causes more problems than it solves

thats just my take on it, so i'm not too worried about it

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D Mk III vs D800/E, is the 5D3 better at anything?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:37:32 PM »
Quote
I find it hard to believe that I'm the only one that these apply to
What if the Nikon D800 was only 22 MP...........
I guess all you guys (who really needs 36mp all of a sudden) would have no camera to take pictures with.

Well, I've manage to take AND SELL a fair number of pictures with 10MP, but if you're telling me that I can't do better with 36MP then I guess I'll just have to trust that you know more about my photography than I do.   ;)

+1 me too. The 40D sits in the car just in case. It is amazing what it can do. ;D ;D ;D

I feel SO inferior when using the 40D, I am frightened that I will be called a newb by a pompous person with a series 1 ;) ;) ;) ;)
Newb  :-*

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EOS Bodies / Re: Megapixel wars: Where do we go from here?
« on: March 15, 2012, 06:35:08 PM »
Are there ever going to be ad campaigns to attempt to educate consumers...

Only insofar as such 'education' extolls the virtues of whatever is being sold.

I had to laugh, its early in the morning and I read that as "education ex trolls"
and thought but you cant educate a troll thats why they are trolls then i read it again
must be all the troll fatigue taking it's troll (doh there i go again) :o

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EOS Bodies / Re: Huge flaw found in Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 15, 2012, 08:03:18 AM »
LOL nice thread +1

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]
« on: March 15, 2012, 03:19:09 AM »
A 28MP APS-C sensor?   ewwww.

I'd love their new wide-angle zoom. If it could match the MFT goodness of the new 24-70 then it's going to be one wicked zoom.

I'm going to get two 5D3's (should hopefully have one next week). That'll do me for everything I do including landscapes. Once I've got all the lenses I could possibly want, and then want to blow away some cash on a third body, I'd be mildly tempted by a 36MP full-frame monster, although at that stage I'd probably be more interested in medium-format digital.

Hey i'm not saying its desirable just possible :D

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Software & Accessories / Re: Sling Straps: Black Rapid, Sun Sniper
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:38:06 AM »
hahaha I just tried to order 10 of those redoxx things

they want $45 to ship to australia   :o
for 10 tiny $1 items

Hahahahahaha
well thats a sale they won't get

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Price of the 5D Mk III
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:30:28 AM »
interesting shot, have you tried to use any f that software that takes the circular images and makes them rectangles?
looks like an interesting lens but I cant see where I would use it too much

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Price of the 5D Mk III
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:17:03 AM »
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the price of the 5D MK II was $2699 when it was first released in 2008.  I bought one the day of the announcement.  The kit price with a 24-105mm L lens was $800 more.

Ken Rockwell is not a serious source of information.

Look here at the original news release, $2699.

Looks like dear old Ken quoted the price of the kit + 24-105 on the 5DII. The price of my 5DII was £1695 at the beginning of 2010 - I actually bought it new - at the moment the only camera I have bought new and I haven't regretted a moment of it.

My 5DII has gone now after 2 years and about 20 weddings and the like. About 18,000 actuations of fun and good results. Picked up a cheap 7D to do macro duty (for the extra DOF). I loved the 5D2 but after getting the 1Ds3 it is clear that the 5D2 was redundant as it couldn't compete with usefullness of the 1Ds3 as a package.

I can wait for up to a year or so for the results of the tests of the 5DIII and the 1DX before deciding on a ff replacement. The 1D4 will probably stay through 2013 - f/8 is a dealbreaker for my birding/motorsports and I would prefer that on the ff replacement for the 1Ds3 as well

Man you shoot absolutely everything,
Like a somali pirate on a cruise ship :D

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 5D Mark III Information
« on: March 15, 2012, 02:13:40 AM »

Too bad it can't be turned down to say ISO 5 like some of the old film.  That also would enable creative shooting without resorting to light reducing filters.

I often use iso50 which doesn't seem to be common practise. Subjectively on the 5D2 this seems to enhance the IQ with better colours. Anyone else find this??

All it does is shot ISO 100 one stop over-exposed....

do you mean under exposed?
lower iso = less exposure for same aperture and shutter speed

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