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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.

Lenses / Re: Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Coming?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:42:08 AM »
Very interesting specs!

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Rumor: Sigma 16-20 f/2 DG Art [CR1]
« on: December 19, 2013, 10:01:42 AM »
I love ideas like that.
4mm difference seems not to be very much, but makes a difference in wide angle.
At f2.
Worth a look.

Business of Photography/Videography / Re: "Pro" mythbusting
« on: December 18, 2013, 06:18:32 AM »
I believe a non- pro like me suffers much more by "GAS".
Pros work with their equipment, I like or love using it.

Pro should only mean "makes his/her living with it".

Lenses / Re: Need Your Help on My Next Lens--Yes, the Lens Questions Again!
« on: December 17, 2013, 02:53:33 PM »
Then the 85/1.2

Lighting / Re: Apollo Orb - Speedlite batteries
« on: December 17, 2013, 02:47:03 PM »
Newly arrived- even when they are the famous eneloops, and I have 100+, yes, charge them. If you have the time, discharge them first.
Loading current: I have the Maha 808, set at soft, this is 1000mA. I dont know the Maha you have, but if you have time: the less the better.
And CP E4: definitely YES. More power, faster recycle time.
Good luck!!

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