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Lighting / Re: Phottix Odin: Inaccuate high-ISO metering problem
« on: October 26, 2012, 02:01:23 PM »
Copy the settings from the overexposed in M mode and Odin in m to, and set it to the lowest poweroutput, follow those steps back to the correct setting and see if you get the same result. If you do, the scene was just overlit and everything works.

I would HIGHLY recommend the method I use;

Camera to m and sync speed and desired aperture, if it's large start at iso 100. If the ambient is too high or too low adjust aperture and or iso. I like my backgrounds, usually, at least 1,5 stops under my key, normally my flashes.

When you have the background lit the way you want, fire up the Odin and set it to M also, simply dial up or down so your subject is lit the way you want.

If you want even less dof, use an ND filter.

If you use more than one flash turn them all off, turn one on and a adjust, turn it off again and adjust the next. Then if they mix to high in power you only need a very slight adjustment.

Lenses / Re: Guesses on lenses for Photoplus
« on: October 25, 2012, 03:37:19 PM »
I'm hoping for a new 35 L II aswell... weathersealing is a major drawback with the old, and seeing the color and contrast  of the 24 compared makes me want the 35 as good.

Thanks for posting.

Do you also have a shot that is exposed more to the right, say, enough to blow the highlights so they can just be recovered nicely? That way you can keep the shadow more "as is"

EOS Bodies / Re: 6d sample pics /reviews?
« on: October 25, 2012, 09:10:49 AM »
Also funny Nikon have discontinued the D800E....

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 25, 2012, 05:23:03 AM »
*update* Underexposing 135 L.

It seems that too much rum&coke made me, for some reason, change my setting as to which focusing screen I am using. It was changed away from Standard. I don't know why the other lenses worked fine, but the 135 underexposed.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: How to keep ISO consistent?
« on: October 25, 2012, 05:18:17 AM »
If you're looking for consistency I'd try and stick with manual settings, you definitely don't want to use auto ISO while shooting video.  Your shutter speed is fixed, so that stays at 1/50.  You want to keep ISO as low as possible of course, and set a limit for how high you're willing to go.  On the 5D3 my limit is ISO1600 for professional work, maybe 3200 but it's never come to that. 

If everything is maxed out then add more lighting.  On a sunny day even at ISO100 you're going to have to stop down quite a bit, so I'd really only be concerned about low-light situations.  Either way, I wouldn't try to shoot an entire short with no lighting, it can make all the difference in the world (regardless of how well these things do in low-light).

So auto iso is a bad idea, yet you wrote you have your limit set to 1600?

I've shot Elinchrom's at 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin. ND is the way to go though...
Which Elinchrom line (models) are able to HSS with Odin?
(I'm looking for some mobile / outdoor solution and 1/8000 looks great...)

It was only a D-lite4 kit, so it should work with most of them. It was excellent with that power at fast speeds.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Thoughts on the New EOS-1D X Firmware 1.1.1
« on: October 23, 2012, 05:55:55 PM »
@ Viggo - No, I haven't downloaded any lens profiles (and I have PIC turned off, too).  The vignetting is there wide open, but the exposure is fine.

I downloaded the correction profile, and it works, but the 135 measures darker consistently compared to the 85 and 50 framed pretty equal and under the same exact light on a pure white door. the 50 and 85 chooses the same settings, whilst the 135 gives me a faster shutter. (1/200 for the 85 gives 1/250s with the 135, 1/125s vs 1/160s etc.) outside it looks like I'm using spot metering on a bright subject against a dark background.

Lenses / Re: Need comparisons between Canon 135L vs 100L
« on: October 23, 2012, 03:19:44 PM »
Own them both and iqnis very good with both, but the 135 is twice the light I'm and they don't even remotely compare in .AF speed... if you don't need macro the 135 is the one you want for action and portraits...

I've shot Elinchrom's at 1/8000s with the Phottix Odin. ND is the way to go though...

EOS Bodies / Re: 1st day with the 1dx (wow)
« on: October 23, 2012, 04:02:18 AM »
Welcome to the club!  :D I too went from 5d2 and 5d3 and 1d4 and it blows them away!

Lenses / Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 22, 2012, 11:53:48 AM »
The current 800 is $20300 here already, the new one will be seriously expensive...

Lenses / Re: A New EF 800 f/5.6L IS II? [CR2]
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:07:57 AM »
Oh my!! I guess I'll have time to save up for it, before it hits the shelves in 2020  ;D

Highly normal. It was the same or worse with the 5d2 also. I welcomed the the new +3 to -3 scale, but at the same time I found myself using it in the same way as the scale on the 5d2, meaning it needed even more. A lot of backlit situations I used +3 stops which I never had to use before. I didn't like metering in any of them... the 1d X on the other hand is the best. I have ever tried...

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 1Dx simple DR stress test
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:54:44 PM »
If I set any periferal point as starting point then 1Dx  autofocus OK  initially but not tracking the object. This is not very convinent in many situations  when object is moving accross the frame and I want  to catch it at one side of the frame and  track it without camera movement while it crossing the frame.

What AF selection mode are you using?  You need to be in 61-pt auto selection for it to track across the frame (in AI Servo, you can still select the starting AF point in 61-pt auto).

I'm curious, does that type of tracking provide any hitrate at all? I've briefly tried it, but feel it's like the lottery... any other setting to accompanie that mode for better accuracy?

You could set it to whatever you want - second tab in AF settings is for AI Servo 1st and 2d image priority.
If you want speed compromising  focus accuracy set it close to release (at the left)  If you want focus accuracy priority (shutter is not released unless focus is achived) then set it closer to focus  - this could significanly slow down FPS.
You can do that separetely for the first shot and separately for the rest of them.
For myself I set both to focus priority  and the same for one short AF  - so I know that most of my shots will be 100% accurately focused.  And for conditions suitable for AI Servo Mode 1 I did not notice any slowness in FPS  - 1Dx AI Servo tracking is very "catchy"  - before we could see that only in astronomically expensive science installations and military tracking systems - now with increased processing power in camera that became available for us as well ))

Well, yeah, I know. I have almost no oof shots at all. But I meant when using ALL 61 points autoselect. I normally use one point and perhaps expansion. But the auto all points on the mk4 for example was an absolute joke...

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