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Hi guys,
Would this be enough power to drive two Canon 600EX-RT?

FAST recycle time really got my attention, plus compact, Up to 1400 Full-Power Flashes(I'm good with 1000ish if recycle time still within 1sec at lower power level)


What do you think?


EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Rant about 5DIII
« on: June 01, 2014, 01:12:49 AM »
Ok, totally my noob mistake.
I should have caught it, no idea why I didn't- excitement and adrenaline, etc. maybe.
I was on low speed continuous- here's why:
Turning my main wheel didn't bring up the high speed continuous. It didn't even now, skipping straight from single shot to the low speed cont., until I went into the Q menu and brought it up. Weird.
At the event I didn't notice the H icon wasn't there, just was puzzled about the slow speed.

Oops :P
;D ;D

My favorite mistake to constantly repeat is when I have it set for 2 or 10 second delay... and it takes me 3 or 4 shots before I figure out what the hell I did wrong... every time.

LOL......... ;D

Happened to me couple times....... ;D ;D and I thought I was the only one... ;D ;D ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Rant about 5DIII
« on: June 01, 2014, 01:09:35 AM »
I don't use the machine gun technique, just one click and its fine.  This was in a poorly lit church, so I used a flash and my 24-70L at 24mm.  Its a home school group, and they have fun!  About 1/3 of them also receive a junior college diploma at the same time.
I've another grandchild graduating on the 13th, so I'll get to do it again.

+1, my 5yrs will graduate from kindergarten this coming June 5th. I'll carry my all time fav. combo 24-70 II and 70-200 f2.8 IS II. Plus 400mm f2.8 IS II, just incase... ;D

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Rant about 5DIII
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:12:51 PM »
Sounds like you ready for 1DX... ;D

Lighting / Re: 600EX-RT vs ST-E3-RT as radio commander
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:27:50 PM »
Unless budget becomes real issue, I would keep the ST-E3-RT. Having all three speedlite at dif. location is huge benefit for me.

I like to mount one speedlite from top, to get some highlight or background light.

Lenses / Re: Buying a used lens through Adorama or B&H
« on: May 31, 2014, 04:21:17 PM »
@ CANONisOK - contact me. I know a authorized dealer that willing to talk about price.

Yes, many dealers will talk price. 
The Canadians are getting a lower price from Canon, the MSRP in Canada is $6599, and the exchange rate makes it just over $6000.  That's full price, versus $7300 in the USA.  The inequity happens from time to time as currencies vary.  If the gap gets wider, US dealers will complain a flood of buyers will order from Canada, and Canon will adjust the price just as they have in the past.
I'd suspect that many of the low cost cameras and lenses sold on ebay are coming from Canada.  They have a Canada / USA Warranty card with them.
I've looked at buying a camera from Canada recently, but unless its a expensive one, the difference is not worth the effort.

Would you buy 1DX, NEW, US model, from Canon authorized dealer in US for $6000(free shipping)? while others selling $6700ish. Would that be worth it without any driving?   ;)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 31, 2014, 01:33:07 AM »
Another of the Amur leopard, Denzil
70-200 f2.8L IS II @140mm
1/100s, f4.0, ISO2500

Beautiful shot Eldar

Lenses / Re: Buying a used lens through Adorama or B&H
« on: May 31, 2014, 01:28:11 AM »
@ CANONisOK - contact me. I know a authorized dealer that willing to talk about price.

Lenses / Re: 70-200 f/2.8 IS II - Difference between 2012 and 2014?
« on: May 30, 2014, 06:42:54 PM »
Little noise from IS is normal. I wouldn't worry much about May 2012 lens. Canon L lenses last forever. Unless you really want to  have the latest copy then return it, since you bought it from authorized dealer.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 30, 2014, 04:15:49 PM »
A crop sensor mirrorless is not going to threaten the success of the Full Frame Sony a7.

I totally agree!

That's why I will never pay ludicrous amounts for APS-C sensored mirrorless cameras and lenses that can only handle APS-C imaging circle [like Fuji X-stuff] but will rather wait for the next generation mirrorless FF camera ... as compact as the A7 ... and even more "competent" as a relly universal photographic tool.
Specifically: better AF [fully tracking-capable], fully electronic shutter [absolutely silent, 100% vibration-free], better battery charge [500+ shots] and user interface/ergonomics like a Canon EOS ... with thumb-wheel, back-button AF and mode dial with AvTvM :-) plus 3 custom positions and WiFI and a Canon RT-flash controller built in ... now that I have finally splurged on 600EX-RTs :-)

I think you don't want to hold your breathe on a mirrorless FF. It'll be an extreme niche with very poor lens line-up and support.

Read the previous arguments on smaller side sensor replacing FF and FF going the way Medium Formats have gone today.

It's mind boggling how brainwashed people are on FF being the god all-mighty form factor. I guess change is scary to a lot of people.

I owned x100s for 3-4 months. Yes, the body design is nice. However, without flashes, shooting in low light/indoor is a challenge . IQ can't be compared with FF at this moment.


There are posts about putting a cell phone in the microwave and calling the number,  but evidently that is not a very conclusive test at all.

Good luck with it.

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

Site Information / Re: HowTo? Revise "Gear List"?
« on: May 30, 2014, 02:58:29 PM »
That's not a "gear list" it's more of a ranking. The more time you waste posting to this site the more expensive the camera under your name becomes. It has no relationship whatsoever with what cameras you may or may not own.

Like that much.......?  ;D

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: May 30, 2014, 02:49:04 PM »

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS M Vanishes from Canon USA Web Site
« on: May 30, 2014, 09:46:54 AM »
The prediction above was that all pros will be using small format cameras (smaller than full frame) and that only hobbyists will use full frame, and that this would happen in the not too distant future.  The past does not tell us that.  If the march to smaller formats were so inevitable, then NO commercial or landscape photographer would be using medium format today.  They would have all moved to full frame or smaller.  That's obviously not not true, as many continue to use medium format, as do some  portrait photographers.  Likewise they won't all move to smaller than full-frame in the near or not too distant future.

There was a time that Wedding photographers uses mostly Medium Format, etc for weddings. Then it's mostly 35mm. Nowadays there's even people that's doing paid weddings via Fuji or M43. Some will stay at 35mm of course. But MILCs are now getting to a point that some are willing to bet their livelihood on them. Whether cropped cameras will replace FF as the predominant format for various professional work (not for all of them, just as Medium Format still exists), only time will tell. But it can be assured that as cropped systems become better and better that more and more will adopt it for paid work.

Well, I agree with all of that as it's a reasonable, realistic assessment.  I disagree with c.d embrey's claims that "In the not-to-distant-future only hobbyists will use Full Frame, and pros will have moved-on to smaller formats."  Some hobbyists, yes.  Some pros, yes.  But it's too much of a blanket statement to be true for everybody.  Full frame and optical viewfinders have a lot of appeal for pros, and pros have *very* diverse needs.  EVFs and small formats are great, but they don't meet everyone's needs all of the time.  I'm using 3 formats for paid work and finding each is good in its way.

Since the beginning of photography pros have always moved-on to smaller formats. Really large format cameras were replaced by 8x10 cameras which were replaced by 4x5.

At one time there were 6x9, 6x8, 6x7 and 6x6 medium format film cameras. Then these camera were mostly replaced by 6x4.5 film cameras, which were replaced by 6x4.5 digital. But that doesn't stop Martin Schoeller from shooting covers for Time magazine with 120 film, using a Fuji rangefinder camera (Texas Leica).

Like it or not One Inch cameras are good enough for many pro jobs right now. By the time that the iPhone 7 comes along there will be an App that triggers strobes (just like a Pocket Wizard) And there will be young pros shooting with an iPhone and Profoto strobes ;)

There are some hobbyists (and a few pros) shooting 8x10 cameras. Other hobbyist ares shooting panoramas with 4x10 cameras instead of stitching digital. There are also a few people using Banquet Cameras (7x17 in. and 12x20 in.) Nothing in photography ever truly goes away. The Impossible Project is bringing back 8x10 Polaroid  https://www.the-impossible-project.com/8x10/  Me, I'd like to see them bring back Type 55 film. BTW in the future there will be hobbyists added to this group who will use Medium Format and Full Frame ;)

Heraclitus (c. 535 BC – 475 BC) is reputed to have said: "There is nothing permanent except change." Sounds reasonable to me. YMMV.

Tiny camera in jean pocket, but it requires a luggage of speedlite to shoot. Umm.... ::)

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