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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« on: October 24, 2014, 08:18:02 AM »
Hello...

there was not any Warning about using new Flash on old Camera´s, but some old Flashes could
be dangerous for new Body´s .

An A1 shoult work in Manual Mode and in EXT-M Mode from the 600RT´s - and also should work with
the ST-E3-RT - but Flash Ready, Auto X-Sync-Switch and setting of the Appature automatically will
not work - i assume.

Update "onthefly" - looks not so good:

Installed the ST-E3-RT on my T90 - The Camera switched to 90sec. X-Sync ( 250 original max ) - shows
the Flashready Symbol, but does not fire the Flash via Radiolink.

Also tested teh 600-EX-RT direct on the T90 - the Flash switched to TTL ! and it seems to work with
controlled Power from the T90  :o .

Ok, i´ve got an 300TL for the T90 - i am only playing - but i am wondered why the ST-E3-RT does not trigger
on the T90 ?

Greetings Bernd

Thank you Bernd. You give me faith. I guess that I will try to put on first the 600 on top of it and see if it works. I was a bit worried that something might happen that causes either of them to fail/or be broken. If it simply does not work, that is the least of worries :)

Best,

Gerhard

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I am not into video at all, but I find it strange that you have not include 1Dc, as it also a DSLR in addition to being a videocamera.  (know that you mentioned it in the bottom comment, but I mean as a comparison..)

Price! :)

We didn't compare it to any Nikon DSLRs because it will surely win, it's not fair, it's double the price of the highest-end Nikon. Regarding the 1Dc as a camera though, it produces one of the finest imagest I've ever seen, even when compared to Alexa/Epic territory. It's just a stunning image with a remarkeable film-like response. It's hard to explain why an image looks lovely but it just does, it brings anything to life. It's perhaps the colour science, dynamic range, noise texture, 4k resolution, I am not sure. I just adore that 4K Canon Log image, and god how glorious people's faces look on that camera, the detail, the colour, the texture, it's just unique. It works up to 12800 ISO and has a s35 crop mode that looks almost better than any other s35 camera out there up to any price point, including the C300. I wish I could afford investing in one. Too expensive. I mean it's double the 1Dx for basically a firmware upgrade. I am almost certain with a firmware Canon can record the same window of sensor on the 1Dx and give us the same image, and I am certain they can easily do it with any of their cameras including the rebels, look at how the images look in stills mode, it's just a matter of taking a window and compressing it to MJPEG but for some reason they don't want to do it in anything but the 1DC. I really really wish Canon brings down the 1Dc features to the lower end line, at least the 1Dx line and 5D mk IV if we're lucky!

I totally see that :)

My point, although a subtle one, and not fully articulated was more that video is indeed important to Canon, but I think you are right that they may focus on other segments of the market than consumers, or even prosumers in this regard. The people I know who shoot video (either for companies, or commercial, or even for small film production) all use Canon, starting from 5DIII and upwards. Having asked them, they all seem to come back to the great lens selection as a uniting factor.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:07:07 AM »
Because the A-1 was among the first cameras to be able to communicate (primitive) informations from/to the flash unit (IIRC flash ready, set sync speed and get the aperture set on the flash when using compatible units like the 199A) and thereby has more contacts than the single flash trigger one, beware what signals the ST-E3 could send to the camera if mounted in the hot shoe and contacts match. Otherwise, it should be safer to connect it to the PC sync port via an adapter - then using manual mode it should work without issues.
When buying an A-1, check for the mirror foam, and the shutter "squeak" issue. They could need maintenance.

Thanks alot for your answer. If it proves to be a hassle, I will either get a dedicted flash, or simply use the camera without flash. I get it with a FD 35 F2.0 and a 100 F2.8. I will check for those things you mention.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ST-E3 and Canon A-1
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:01:15 AM »
I am just about to buy what seems to be a good copy (buying it from a person who bought it new) of the Canon A-1. This because I would like to explore film.

I have a question: Is it possible for me to run the st-e3 with it (given the cameras limitation of 1/60 sync speed) and my 600s? I will buy it regardless, but I wonder if I can use my existing gear, or if I would have to buy a dedicated flash for it..

Thanks in advance,

Gerhard

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:12:11 PM »
While I have a bit of difficulty of understanding all of the kind answers here (technological ineptitude), I am to understand (Neuro) that on my 1Dx Iso 100 is the optimal setting?! And I guess that the charts used here are based on empirical evidence, hence it would be impossible to say beforehand what the correct value for the 7DII would be, except than low?

On the 1D X there's really not much difference at any ISO from 100 - 400.  No way to know for sure about the 7DII, but I'd guess it'll be more like the 5DIII/7D.

Thanks :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN600EX-RT now available for $186
« on: October 23, 2014, 05:10:20 PM »
I am also awaiting the reviews. What I want confirmed is the following: That it works flawlessly with my Canon st-e3, and that if I combine it with my other Canon 600ex-rts, I will not get trouble (Whether it be lack of consistent firings, or screwed up color temperatures relative to the original 600s, ect).

Because if it does indeed perform as well as advertised, I will with the low cost be able to buy and play with as many flashes as the st-e3 controller is able to handle :)

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I bought mine on Monday this week. I have not had time to run it through Reikan yet. But from what I have seen so far it seems very sharp indeed. AF consistency I have not had a chance to discover as of now.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 04:44:17 PM »
While I have a bit of difficulty of understanding all of the kind answers here (technological ineptitude), I am to understand (Neuro) that on my 1Dx Iso 100 is the optimal setting?! And I guess that the charts used here are based on empirical evidence, hence it would be impossible to say beforehand what the correct value for the 7DII would be, except than low?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / ISO 160 vs. 100
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:17:13 AM »
I think it was in the Jeff Cable review (reviews are pouring out now) of the 7DII where he made claims that ISO 160 on Canon cameras are better than ISO 100. I find this strange. Guided by earlier discussions on this forum I was led to believe that ISO 100 is the lowest (most clean) natural setting for Canon cameras, and shooting at the optional ISO 50 would clipping the highlights and affect the DR.

However, I am a simple guy, and if I am told by credible sources that 160 is the magic number for shots where you want a maximum clean image (where conditions allow you), that is then what I will shoot at :)

Any thoughts/insights?

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Hi all,
just found this.
Adam Jones is a Canon Explorer of light and love to say amazing, but I guess the Canon 7D2 will be just that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sISU0_YvsXA&list=UUFJ7r70nIWRe0mJ2lp7NAsA

Bye

Markus

Thanks for the link.

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I am not into video at all, but I find it strange that you have not include 1Dc, as it also a DSLR in addition to being a videocamera.  (know that you mentioned it in the bottom comment, but I mean as a comparison..)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:59:04 PM »
I am debating on which card speed to get?  Would  the difference be really noticeable between the Lexar 1066x and the Lexar 800x?

I asked a friend of mine in Canon, and according to him, the 800x UDMA will be more than sufficient for stills. I did not ask about video, as that is not my thing. I have the exact same card for the 1dx, and as far as I know it has not been a limiting factor when shooting pictures. I guess that it might impact transfer speed? to a computer...

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 05:56:07 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.
B+H is closed on Saturdays :(

He will be there for a full week :)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: What card(s) will you use for the 7DII?
« on: October 22, 2014, 04:23:17 PM »
I have a friend who will travel to NYC on Saturday, and I really hope he has time to pop by B&H. The price they have for two Lexar CF professional 64GB UDMA 7 cards, is (with tax) less than the price of one of those cards in Norway.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 7d mark II as reviewed by Artie Morris
« on: October 22, 2014, 10:42:39 AM »
While I am certainly no expert on nature photography, nor in one of its many aspects, namely BIF, I have read books by people who excell in these areas, as for instance Ole Jørgen Liodden. Reading about how photographers like him plan photos, studying the animals patterns, seek out locations, wait for many days for the right shot to present itself, is far away from dilletant work.

However, the question as I see it is not whether Artie Morris is this or that, but whether he is in a position to give insights, and valuable comments on this specific topic, given his experience.

G.

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