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Software & Accessories / Re: What's the best shoulder strap, currently?
« on: October 20, 2013, 12:07:11 AM »
The Luma cinch doesn't twirl around at all like the straps that attach to one point can tend to do. The cinch attaches to two points on the camera and/or tripod mount.  That makes it lay flat on your side or back.   And the "cinching" part is good; you tug on the slider and it shortens for walking or lengthens for shooting.

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 01:08:18 PM »
The "greengrocer's apostrophe is the one that gets me. It gets its name from days when vegetable carts were run by immigrants, but nowadays I see mostly native born speakers screwing it up.  It goes like this:  if you have more than one apple or pear, you have apples or pears. Not "apple's" or "pear's".  I get that in business emails from college educated people all the time though.

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What do you say to those who claim this eliminates the need for primes?  (Other than for shooting narrower DOF than f/2.8?). Exaggeration?

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Correct.  Looking for the Mitros+, which is the new one with the built-in wireless transmitter & receiver trigger.  Not the regular Mitros flash. 
 Cannot find it, though others seem to say they know where it is, and how much it is.  I am unable to find it using either Google or the Phottix website.  Am I just missing it?  Is it available in Asia, but not available in the US?

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PICK cannot find the Mitros+ for sale anywhere. Not on the Phottix store site either.   I see people claiming otherwise though. Can anyone post a link to this thing on sale in the US?  Thanks.

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Lighting / Re: Long exposure Portrait with second curtain Flash - Advice.
« on: October 12, 2013, 08:26:16 AM »
Because of the lights behind, I don't think you could do the longer exposure with model jumping out thing. She may not have motion blur, but the city lights would burn through her body.  With this background I agree with the shorter exposure and keeping extra ambient light off of the model.   I also agree that the 1st curtain flash will let the model know when to pose.

 If she were twirling a sparkler or a LED light or something to create light trails, I would suggest the opposite;  long exposure, heavily underexposed to reduce ambient light and ghosting, and then 2nd curtain sync.

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Hi,

What makes one monitor vs. another good for photo editing?  (If anything).   

I want to get a new one, and I want to get the right type. Not looking to spend more than $400 or so unless there is a good reason, and I really don't need anything bigger than about 23" or 24" or so.   I use Lightroom, but plan to get into Photoshop Elements sooner or later. 

Thanks.


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Software & Accessories / Re: What's the best shoulder strap, currently?
« on: October 11, 2013, 08:31:04 PM »
+1 for the Luma Cinch. $50.00, or $60.00 with their Arca mounting plate.

http://lu.ma/pages/cinch

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Site Information / Re: lens gallery could be easier to browse
« on: October 10, 2013, 12:36:25 AM »
Wow. I see the lens gallery is now divided into sub boards. This absolutely makes it a more enjoyable and useful tool!  Thank you for listening!

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Can someone post a link to the page where the item is for sale?  It is not for sale on the Phottix store when I look.

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I know they always release Canon versions first, but in this case they should have started with the Nikon version. Nikon has no RF flash, so they could have sold a lot of them fast for that price or maybe more.   

Not that I'm complaining though.   :)

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Site Information / Re: Are comments coming back?
« on: October 09, 2013, 07:16:01 PM »
Alright. I'll admit it.  I have never noticed that link either, and I have been reading this forum for 2 years!  Derp on me.  Thanks to OP for asking, and thanks for the answers.

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Announced weeks ago yes. But available where?

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The announcement had said the new Mitros+ flashes would be "available October 3".  I have not seen them listed for sale anywhere, though.  Anyone know?

The price would have to be lower than the Canon 600, and the 600 has been pretty cheap at $499.00 lately.  The fact that the Phottix can do 2nd curtain sync off camera and the 600 can't would not be enough for them to get away charging the same or more than OEM.  At least I don't think so.

On the other hand, since neither Nikon nor Sony produce a radio flash at present, Phottix might try to price these flashes high, based on their eventual release of Nikon and Sony versions.

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Site Information / Re: lens gallery could be easier to browse
« on: October 05, 2013, 09:02:23 AM »
Thank you Polarhannes, for the info on displaying more messages. That is more convenient. 

I do still think that adding some additional sort-able column headings would really transform the lens gallery in a Steve Jobs "insanely great" way.  This really extensive gallery is something pretty unique to Canon Rumors, as far as I know.  Kind of like the side by side lens comparisons tool is a valuable unique feature of The Digital Picture site.  It would be showcased better and thus valued better if it were slick and easy to use.

It would require that the mods run it, and change it from the "posts" added on there by users into fixed posts with one rewritten title line for each lens, generated by the mods.

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