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Are you sure the manual does not address this?

manual?

I thought this place was the manual?

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Lighting / Re: Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 19, 2014, 01:41:35 PM »
Thanks a lot guys. I've ordered the gels, the speed strap and the roll-up gel folder - should get them on Saturday. 

On a side note, what about the LEE Gel filter sheets, would I be able to use these with the Honl system? The LEE sheets are quite large and I could cut them to size if needed.

You would have to add your own velcro, but sure.

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Lighting / Re: Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:52:03 PM »
I didn’t really care, but I know people who would curl into fetal position from just thought of it.

Not sure about curling up, but Velcro strips on the head are problematic if you want to use a StoFen occasionally, or Canon's gel holder for the 600EX-RT.

My StoFen (also generic) fits over the Velcro no problem; YMMV.  I can see it interfering with the 600ex gel holder, but if I had a gel holder I wouldn't need the Velcro.

Not saying it's a solution for everybody, but when I did it I wonder why I didn't do it much, much sooner.

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Lighting / Re: Help: Yongnuo 622C and multi camera configuration
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:47:41 PM »
Hi Dave,

thanks. Ideally I would want a flash on both cameras, but that is a definite start. I'll take a good look at the link you sent through - see if I can crack it.

cheers,

Grant  :)

<snip> deleted

Edit:  Sorry, ignore that, I didn't understand what you were trying to do until I read a section on it in that link that Dave posted and then it clicked (good stuff btw, thanks for the link).  What you're trying to do looks like what is on the bottom of page 10.  You set the remote flashes to group B, and the on-camera 622s to group C.  Then set both cameras to only fire A+B.  The on-camera flash is treated as Group A for that camera, but Group C for the other, and vice versa.  That is brilliant.  Can't say I have a use for it, but I'm going to try it just to do it.

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Lighting / Re: Anyone using Honl flash gel filter
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:11:59 PM »
I had something similar to the Honl system for a grid modifier, but I found the speed strap annoying as it’d slip off.   But the real Honl may not do that (I don’t know if it has a rubber coating or something), plus the grid modifier puts a lot more torque on the strap than a gel does.

That said, I eventually grew tired of using those Roscoe sample gels so I bought some Velcro tape and full sheets of basic gel colors.  For $5 I had enough Velcro tape for 4 flashes (with tape to spare) and I probably made 20 or so gels.  It was so much better than dealing with those little sample gels with the hole punch.   Plus I can put my grid modifier on it, and I made a couple of snoots out of a soft plastic sheeting and put Velcro on it to keep it secure.

If you use a lot of colors then that Honl pack would probably be cheaper, but I mostly just use CTO and a bit of window green.  If I want funky colors I just use the little samples.  You also have to be willing to put sticky Velcro tape on your flash.  Personally I didn’t really care, but I know people who would curl into fetal position from just thought of it. 

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EOS Bodies / Re: 100D/SL1 Discontinued already??
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:08:59 AM »
*crosses fingers and hopes for an embossed dial*

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 04:10:06 PM »
Quote from: neuroanatomist
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I am way over my head in this company!

What does one do with the atoms in a neuroan?

 :P

Perhaps you should just focus on perfecting your quoting technique first  ;)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Full Frame Vs Crop Sensor
« on: February 24, 2014, 02:11:57 PM »
There are those who read a manual from cover to cover before flipping the "on" switch. Then there are those who once they find the "on" switch, just jump in learning as they go.

And don’t forget that subset of people that flip the on switch and jump in, then 3 hours later in hysterics, post on internet chat forums about something that is clearly addressed on page 7.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Gura Gear Launches New Color for Bataflae
« on: January 09, 2014, 11:31:57 AM »
I appreciate the irony that an embarrassingly trivial announcement of a new backpack color quickly digressed into a discussion of using tupperware lids for lens caps, and it actually became a far more useful thread.  Now, if we can get Canon to put blue rings on the outside of the big whites we could have a yellow-and-blue makes green situation and know our lenscaps are on.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Announcement Talk Begins
« on: January 03, 2014, 12:01:37 PM »
I'm hoping we get some juicy news on the upcoming new Rebel camera.  I'm not holding my breath, but I think this year they might BeDazzle the neck strap.

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The screen is a 1:1 screen shot, non- developed, adobe bridge 100% raw file preview. Reference 24-105.

So, you're allowed to litter any time other than 8:30 - 10:00 on Mondays?

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How about a handheld shot indoors in a dark room at 300mm and f/5.6 (with the 70-300L), for .8 seconds at ISO 10,000?  Is that not low light?  If a 5D3 can autofocus in that amount of light, I'll go buy 10 of them tomorrow...

You can handhold at 300mm for .8 seconds?  I guess I don't have a steady grip.

Not to get in yet another one of your pissing matches, but I do find the low light centerpoint to be useful when shooting in a dark room with off-camera flash.

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It's a sad day when the biggest new of an upcoming camera is that you're changing its name.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 70D or Refurb MK II?
« on: December 17, 2013, 02:37:56 PM »
What you should do is go to a camera shop and hold both in your hands with your lenses. Once you see the massive viewfinder on FF, it might sway you.

I was amazed at how much of an impact this had when I went to FF from a Rebel.

I know what my Rebel can and can't do, but there are times when I want the crop and am willing to sacrifice a bit of IQ.  The images are fine, I manage with the small plastic body and missing buttons, but using the viewfinder drives me crazy.

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Two last questions - Do many find 35mm wide enough most of the time and would adding a 50 be redundant?

 :-*

Both those questions are entirely subjective.  Though I think many would agree 35 isn't very wide.

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