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With the 1-series you can set your minimum shutter for example at 1/1000s in Av, so you can get up to 1/8000s if there is enough light, and like Neuro said, if a player drops in to the shadows or into the sun, you will never have longer shutter than 1/1000s, but always correct exposure.

Pretty sure that's only for the 1DX and even then only with the most recent firmware update.  Previous bodies were, for no obvious reason, limited to 1/60th of a second for minimum shutter speed.

No, 1dx always had this function, the 1d4 also has this. "Set Shutterspeed range"

*edit* the 1d3 also has this function.

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There is no reason to use Av mode for anything. Manual exposure will always give better results and is not slower. You set the exposure at the beginning of the game and leave it at that. If something crazy like the weather turning from full sunshine to a thunderstorm happens you can easily adjust the shutter speed or aperture, takes no time at all. I don't think Av mode has any advantage and for football or other sports it makes no sense at all. For sports you would use Tv priority because shutter speed is more important to freeze motion, but again manual exposure is less of a hassle than Tv and EC. Human perception of sharpness is based on contrast. Auto exposure overexposes leading to less contrast and softer appearance.

With the 1-series you can set your minimum shutter for example at 1/1000s in Av, so you can get up to 1/8000s if there is enough light, and like Neuro said, if a player drops in to the shadows or into the sun, you will never have longer shutter than 1/1000s, but always correct exposure.

And try to image just how incredibly useful this is at a concert with mental flashing lights.

"No reason to use Av" whatever...

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Lighting / Re: Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 11, 2014, 05:04:52 PM »
I use Honhl and really like it, I still have the leak problem out on the sides as I did with the 600 ex canon holder. Careful placement of the flash if bouncing off the ceiling is needed.

The Velcro strap does not go anywhere when tightened properly, best I've used.

On a sidenote I don't like flimsy gels like 99% of them are , I would like glass gels or like the MagMod system.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 08, 2014, 05:02:59 PM »
some more hockey from last night...
70-200

Wow! These are SUPERB! You really got some great action here.  :D

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 08, 2014, 02:09:42 PM »
Love reinvented with a second 17-40, had it years ago on the 1d3, but surprised it's this superb on Fullframe , what a gem!

And shot is lit by Quadra through 70 Octa. With the kids there isn't time to measure light or even choose an angle, I just have to throw the lamp to the side and hope my "wing every setting by hunch" works well enough, I only get ONE chance. And today the sun was out for the second time since Christmas!




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Software & Accessories / Re: WFT-E6A and Eos remote app
« on: March 08, 2014, 02:25:06 AM »
I'm not sure, but it doesn't need to.

Far and away the most stable interface with the WFT's is via a web browser, it used to be called WFT server mode, though I think it has been renamed now. This gives you complete camera control and remote live viewing capability via any browser enabled device. The huge advantage of this method is it is not connection reliant, that is, you can switch your phone off, lose contact, whatever, and it will just reconnect. You can do this in a multitude of ways, either via a network already in place (best for battery), your phone could make a hotspot your camera can connect to (usually range limited but saves camera battery), or the way I do it, I make the camera set up its own hotspot and then connect the phone to it (heavy on battery power but the 1 Series cameras can go hours like this).

I realise it is late, but it might help somebody.

Better late than never  ;D Thanks for the input!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is Dual Pixel Tech Coming to the EOS 5D Mark III?
« on: March 07, 2014, 06:13:27 PM »
Nothing about DPAF for the 1dx? Even if it's costly, it would still be worth it, and since it's already superb I have no intention of upgrading to a newer version.

If it's only firmware it seems a little "Canon" to have to pay loads for it ..

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:31:10 AM »
I very seldom do any B&W images, and I'm bored so I thought I have a go, I usually throw out my idea of "correct" exposure and stuff when doing b6w, more fun that way.

Shot with the 200 @ f2


Nicely done Viggo, this little Guy doesn't look to be having Fun, much   ;D

Thanks! No, he really hates having his picture taken, lol.

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I was told by Chuck Westfall (the REAL one) that the reason GPS or WiFi was not integrated into the 1Dx is due to the fact it's a 100% Magnesium body, where as the 6D has a plastic top, where they can put the necessary GPS Receivers or Wifi Antenna.  However, I think this is complete BS, they could had added it to the 1Dx and just used the GPS/Wireless port to add an optional antenna when you wanted to use those features.

I think it's BS, too.  When I hld my 1D X, my hands aren't touching bare magnesium alloy - I see no reason an antenna could not be positioned outside of the metal chassis and under the plastic/rubber coverings.

Someone should make WiFi batteries for it....

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 04, 2014, 06:38:05 AM »
I very seldom do any B&W images, and I'm bored so I thought I have a go, I usually throw out my idea of "correct" exposure and stuff when doing b6w, more fun that way.

Shot with the 200 @ f2


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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 04, 2014, 04:01:16 AM »
I took this image on 27th February the night of the Aurora Borealis display in the UK. I had gone out to take night shots of the Monument (1st World War Memorial) with the clear sky above, lighting the moment with an off camera flash to give it a lift. However I got a call on the way up to the monument asking if I could see the Aurora, I could just about. Within minutes it was in full swing, quite early in the evening by our normal displays, around 20.15 it started. The image featured heavily the next day on BBC News, I even got an interview for Reporting Scotland at the monument and it was aired on Friday evening.

Exif: 30sec, F5, ISO1600. Monument illuminated with bursts from a handheld 600EX-RT.

Very well done, sweet shot!

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As luck would have it the MagMod gel holder I ordered arrived recently; the band holds tight to the flash and the gel holder seems solid on it.  The gels seem easily scratched but I doubt that can be helped, worst-case I can bond some gel film to a thin oiece of glass or whatever.  It is much easier to change gels with it compared to Canon's somewhat awkward holder.  Photos later if anyone is interested.

Jim

Good stuff ! I'm highly interested in your experience with the MagMod, it looks awesome.

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Canon General / Re: Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:45:46 AM »
And the cheaper stuff usually have a bigger profit margin, so what they cost to make makes for an even bigger price difference. Which will also reflect durability, and simply how good it really is. Goes for everything.

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Canon General / Re: Review: Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
« on: March 02, 2014, 03:20:30 AM »
So after using my YN-E3-RT in a pro environment for a few weeks I have to say, it sucks. Mine has been unreliable, with regular loss of communication, remote misfires, and very touchy menu interface that only happens when the thing is mounted on a camera.

I now have to take it off camera to make any adjustments to remote or menu settings, once the thing drops a flash you have to go very close to reconnect.

The thing is a frustration, when it works it is fantastic, especially on pre 2012 bodies, when it doesn't, I just want to throw it away. It is not in the same league of reliability as the Canon ST-E3-RT that I also own.

Thanks for posting. After my two years of complete misery with the PW TT1 and TT5 system, I would never take that chance again, and therefore jumped on the Canon system and I use it every single day, and it NEVER does anything other what I tell it to.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:38:47 PM »
85 L II. Couldn't decide if I wanted the the two bottom elements there or not, but waited a while for them to drift in, so I'll leave them there, lol.



hey viggo...I like the bottom elements in the pic...very serene!

Thanks! I really like minimalistic winter shots, seen some epic black and white winter images online with barley anything in the picture, but still pictures I kept looking at, so got inspired.

Great shots you have there as well, really like the first one, with Olympics being so serious, it's nice to see someone just having fun !

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