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Speaking for "now": if I would have the money, yes.
For the future: nobody knows.
And I am sure, interesting things will come I need. ::)

Just ordered one.
I want to have the group - function on my beloved 1D4.
The AF- lines I saw on a webpage, looks strange, very different from the 550, 580 or 600.
I am very curious!

The question was so embarassing, no one can remember.....  ;D

Software & Accessories / Re: How many cards?
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:20:50 AM »
I am deeply understanding wickidwombat: to have a (or two or three) spares is always necessary.
And with the double slot on the 5DMk3 this camera got professional in my mind: no worries about a corrupt card or file.

BTW: 16 and 32GB seem to have the right capacity for raw. 500 up to 1000 files are not too much to remember a bit of the non- exif data in my memory, not too less to shoot something important and dont want to change the cards.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: How to spend $3000 now or keep saving?
« on: January 12, 2014, 09:06:38 AM »
I would go for the fast glass(es) first.
One up to two stops faster.
You will need them anyway for low light.
Then you can decide, if you need/want a newer body too.

Lighting / Re: ST-E3 RT + 600EX RT + 430EX II??
« on: January 12, 2014, 08:53:25 AM »
The ST E3 RT is "only" radio.
So you cant tell the 430, what to do.
Neuro already told the only way by an optical trigger in manual.
Mounting the 600 in the hotshoe of your camera, you can use the 430 optical as slave, TTL the optical way.

Anyway: enjoy listening to the tunes of your new radio!

Both companies are important for bringing interesting new items.
Yellow had for years a far better flash system, I read and liked the books from Joe McNally.
Red reacted and brought a flash system, that is a joy to use and is now THE flash system setting new standards.
I am sure, the D800 is a very nice camera.
Red and Yellow need each other.
And I always like to hear about new, interesting products, doesnt have to be only Canon.
My 2€- cent.
Thanks for reading.

Lenses / Re: Question about Canon Lens Quality, Sir
« on: January 09, 2014, 07:05:18 AM »
The 16-35 is- although named L- not the real cracker.
Some tests are good, some are bad.
Mine I had was bad, at f8 in the corners, sold it.
Bought a Tokina 16-28/2,8; never lokked back.
FF is a factor too.

Canon General / Re: 5d3/Fuji Xe 2 test
« on: January 01, 2014, 04:48:55 PM »
Take a look at the exif data. Canon took aprox. 2 stops less light.
The scene has too much contrast, so the Canon decided to keep the highlights, the Fuji cared more about the shadows.

Software & Accessories / Re: how do you transfer your images?
« on: December 30, 2013, 11:42:10 AM »
USB 3.0 cardreader.
Like Neuro said: the cards are the backup. Once, 03 or 04 I formatted the card in my 300D, and some of the files on the PC were damaged.
Was a valuable lesson.
And EOS- Utity, because I like the naming like 2013_12_30 for today.
Structure and discipline.

+1 for the 420.
I have one, I like it. Very nice to use.

Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod Advice
« on: December 30, 2013, 09:14:05 AM »
@ zim: I own one very similar. But its worn out, everything is loose.
And it was too small AND heavy.

Me and tripods: had a Manfrotto 055XProb. Heavy.
Now I have a Sirui 3204 (yes, chinese). Same height. Carbon.
This I carry now with me.

Canon General / Re: Why Wedding Photographers’ Prices are “Wack”?
« on: December 25, 2013, 03:18:39 AM »
@ orangutan: food is necessary, but not a wedding fotographer.
If some pay 3k or 11k (hello dear Mr. Suprapon!), so there will be some who take that.

If you not willing to pay so much, so what?

I never took more than €1000, but this was years ago.

Another observation: as strange it may sound: if you take less, youre work is less appriciated.

Merry X- mas from Austria!

Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 19, 2013, 05:03:03 PM »
Yes, this Lithiumpacks are surely stronger. Although I love all kinds of gear- in this case I wanted to keep it simple.
Only AAs.

Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:47:44 AM »
You can leave them in the CP E4.
If you use the flash with the CP E4 regularely, you will be forced to take them out for charging.
And take a few thoughts about custom function 12: different POVs around, I prefer the version energy for the flash only from the CP E4.

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