« on: November 13, 2014, 01:07:17 PM »
Bumping this one back up, now that the Unicorn II(TM) is on Amazon. Did Canon overstate it, or are people happy with the lens additions?
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Considering it is free the ROI is pretty high.The coupon code they offer up on the link gets DXO 9 Elite for $149 US. I bit...
DXO 8 is free. I think alongside that promotion, they have every right to try to sell their newer version to you. I bought DXO 9 because I wanted PRIME noise reduction. DXO 10 came out today, 1 day after my purchase, and the upgrade was free. I think their policy is anyone who purchased DXO 9 within the past month gets a free upgrade. I'm a happy camper.
Considering it is free the ROI is pretty high.
The coupon code they offer up on the link gets DXO 9 Elite for $149 US. I bit...
I am really despising the 6d AF right now. A shoot yesterday yielded soooo many oof/missed focus shots, that im getting very very annoyed with it. My t2i AF is waayyyy more reliable, and im not sure how long i can keep using this.
And this is with mostly non moving subjects. Arjghg.
Focus issues with central focus point.
Canon deny about this problem, but serviced mine and now it's better. My old 60D focus was more reliable...
I'm sorry, I don't understand your point. If Canon serviced your camera, which apparently had an AF problem, how could they be denying that it had an AF problem?
FWIW, I leave batteries in RF-602, RF-622 and 560-TX transceivers all the time and never had a problem in any of the 15 or so units I have. I only take the batteries out of my flashes because I have a bunch and only consistently use 2 or 3 of them.
If you leave batteries in the RF-602 trigger you are bound to have a flat batery when you come to use it if left in a camera bag, it doesn't have an On/Off button!
Yeah, as a previous poster mention, rechargeable batteries sometimes won't re-charge if they have been fully drained. Also, I have some inexpensive radio triggers and a few 3rd party flashes. In general, for non-name brand electronics, I do not trust the "Off" switch.
Harrrrgnn, well, it's only two batteries and you never stop learning - thanks for the information. I'll adapt my behavior accordingly if I keep buying Chinese junk products, obviously the cheaper electronics do make a difference - I've never experienced with my Canon flashes.
It's no problem leaving HSS as default.Your flash works much harder during HSS, and produces less light while doing so.
So there are at least two problems: 1) the increased power consumption will wear down your batteries faster, and 2) the increased power consumption will heat up your flashes faster.
It seemed the core of his question was what happens at 1/250 s (Xsync) and slower, and in that case the flash fires normally even with HSS set. The flash only fires in HSS if a shutter speed higher than Xsync is selected. I wouldn't consider increased power consumption a 'problem' although it's good to be aware of it (one should always carry extra batteries if relying on flash). I don't know that overheating would be an issue, but the 600EX-RT has an overheat warning (the display backlight turns red).
But it might be worth knowing why the OP wants to use HSS, there may be other solutions. The flash is much faster than 1/250 s, and can be used to stop action. Alternatively, if using fill flash with a very wide aperture in daylight, an ND filter can knock down ambient light to Xsync speeds.
I would like the possibility to stop action with HSS, but also to overpower daylight. I have never used ND's for this, but will certainly give it a go. None of my lenses are F1.2 (where I have read about this technique before), but three of them are at 1.4, so I guess the same goes for them.
I was thinking about waiting for the Yongnuo 600EX-RT since it is supposed to be released this month.
I don't have it here with me, but if I recall it has 4 battery levels on the indicator, I've never seen it lower than 1/2.
For ETTL, I prefer a Canon flash. For manual, I prefer Yongnuo.