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I remember seeing a picture of a man with a quite large rack on his shoulders for bearing the flash.
Was it in this forum?

For quick and dirty out of axis flash I used the cord OC3 and a Sunbouncer, left arm; bit tricky, but for a few shots ok.

Canon General / Re: Best Backup Strategy?
« on: April 29, 2014, 03:53:38 AM »
I use three external HDs in a circle use.
The folders changed I backup on the external HD.
A little frog on the shelf shows me, which one I used the last time.

Enough security for me.

Software & Accessories / Re: Photo Backpak
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:56:55 AM »
ThinkTank Street Walker HD for the first question.
In it is only place for a 15,4- laptop.
Big plus for me is you can fold the hip- straps under a pad, so it has a much smaller footprint standing on the floor.

Lenses / Re: What is the perfect lens for street photography?
« on: April 28, 2014, 05:52:24 AM »
I am happy with my 35L on full format, or the 23mm on the Fuji x100s, with equals the angle of a 35mm.
Seems i am the 35mm- man.

Lighting / YN E3 RT Firmware 1.10 available
« on: March 30, 2014, 02:28:58 PM »
Check out on their homepagefor details like download and how to install.

Enables the "Legacy mode", so you can trigger flashes NOT sitting on a Canon- body.


Lighting / Re: Benefits of a 600RT system ...
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:12:37 AM »
My personal benefit is using the 600s with the YN E3 RT with my Fuji X100s.
Leaf shutter with manual flash- sync at 1/1000 of a second- love it.
And I dont need to walk to the flashes, I dial in the new power on the YN E3 RT.

Ah, life is good, sometimes.....

After buying the 70-200 the 135L had a little rest, thought about selling it, but I didnt.

Still love it.
Descrete, fast, small.
And its the partner of the 35L in my mind.

Lenses / Re: 16-35 II vs what?
« on: March 25, 2014, 06:06:29 AM »
Had a 17-40L over a weekend to test, didnt like the "softness" in the corners plus horrible chromatic abberations.
Bought a 16-35II, had it over a year, never liked it.
Even at f8 too soft even for a A4 print.
Sold it.

Bought the Tokina 16-28: much better!
I had luck, because there should be some bad copies too.

So from my experience- a single one and so not representative for all- Tokina finally did it for me.
Ah yes, much cheaper, but this isnt interesting for me on the long run or IQ- wise.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:46:46 PM »
Homer, always curious.....

Animal Kingdom / Re: Portrait of your "Best friend"
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:42:45 AM »
So many excellent and lovely pictures!!

I understand your point.
But having the original as a backup there was no risk of having no transmitter.
And the extras I like a lot.
The build quality is good, not like the original, but solid.
I do not regret buying it.

@IWLP: looks very good and organized!
Makes me rhink about getting this too......
Damn GAS!

Canon General / Re: My Canon Story
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:55:57 AM »
Interesting stories!
I had the AE-1 Program, the A1, 2x T90 (I loved them!!), EOS 50 (hated to invest in a new Bajonett!).


Slow start with a 300D- was ok.
Then 2009 things started with the 5DMkII; I was more addicted to photography then before, but now: I could afford the stuff I wanted to have.

Films I used (I was only doing B+W in my own darkroom):
Ilford FP4, HP5, the XP1 (didnt like it so much, cause I couldnt develop it myself...), the whole T- MAX- bunch, the Fuji Neopan 1600.

Best wishes from Austria!

Nice thread!

Oh, thats bad luck....
Mine is working fine.
I even managed to fire my 600EX RTs with my Fuji X100s.....

Nice little piece!

Not specifically electronic- rather electric: the dozens of my eneloop cells.
Since 2008, not one died till now, reliable; energy for flash, camera, cellphone etc.

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