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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 7D Mark II Announcement September 5, 2014?
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:16:39 PM »
It's about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Neutral Density Filters
« on: July 05, 2014, 11:44:34 AM »
Not sure if the 16-35 has a rear filter holder, but I use the 14mmL mkii and a piece of 13 stop kodak wratten gel.  It is great because I have no heavy filters or plates to carry around so I am always ready to shoot long exposure and it is a lot cheaper too, and some say the kodak wratten gels are some of the most color neutral filters available.  Sometimes they are kinda hard to track down though due to their diminishing role and the downfall of Kodak.  Here are a couple shots I've done with this system.


300 Seconds at 13,000 Feet by @!ex, on Flickr


Is Where I Drew Some Blood by @!ex, on Flickr


Road to Eldorado by @!ex, on Flickr


Empty at Rush Hour by @!ex, on Flickr
Absolutely beautiful pics.... :) :) :) :) :)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: July 02, 2014, 08:55:40 AM »
Threads like this are what makes Canonrumors a hoot to read.   ;D

Few things are more entertaining than reading Canon owners getting spun up over a Nikon product.

If you like Canon, buy Canon
If you like Nikon, buy Nikon
If you like Canon and Nikon, buy Canon and Nikon.

Is it really more complicated than that?

If you don't think the D810 is the camera for you, great!  No one is forcing you to buy a D810.   But just because someone does not like the D810 does not mean it is a bad camera or that someone else may like it.

But if everyone felt this way, Canonrumors would not be as entertaining as it is.   ;D
=1  ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D810!!!
« on: June 28, 2014, 11:54:28 PM »
I hope it is a really great camera, and sets some new standards.  Will I switch?  Nope.  I love the competition that will make things better for us all.

Frankly I wish Nikon well, but I'm not that interested in what they do.  To be honest, I have a lot invested in lenses, bodies, giizmos, etc., and I spend a lot of time and effort improving my photographic skills.  What I have discovered is that it isn't the hardware that is my limiting factor. 

Improvements in technology will help me get better, but so far, my beloved 5DIII, pooped on or not, still has plenty of head room for me to improve.

sek
Ditto that

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:36:52 AM »
I work a block from B&H.
A photographer's mecca.........

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Makes me wonder if I should return my 1dx and wait since I have the time.

Couple things to consider. It's CR1. If this rumor is true, we looking at least 1yr or more before we get to hand on X2.

We both bought the X at discount price. We might lose $500-$700 when ready to upgrade. It still cheaper than rent. I'm keeping mine until I see real thing  ;)
+1

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http://youtu.be/Kjk9wg3B2w8 This is the video I used to solve my issue with the 580 EX II not working. I hope this helps.... Thank you Spokane for taking the time out to reply to my post.  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

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Do a total reset of the flash to its factory settings, sometimes that clears software glitches.  Be sure to install fresh batteries too.
Thank you Spokane I will do that  :)
Spokane I found that my flash connection to the hot shoe was not firm. I had to go inside the unit and tighten the inner 4 screws to sure up the connection and now there are no issues with it not working so far.

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I have the BR attached to my battery grips on both my 5D Mark II & III with no issues.

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Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 600-ex-rt upgrade?
« on: June 19, 2014, 12:52:29 PM »
id just hate to buy it then already have a product that's a generation behind

If the 600EX-RT does all that you want it to do, what difference does it make if it is 1 or 2 "generations" old?  Pretty much everything in photography will be replaced.  Since companies recognize that novelty has a value in itself, new models will be coming out more often.

Trying to keep up with the current generation of any type of equipment can become expensive and may not really give you any real advantage. 

The best time to buy any photographic equipment is always 2 years from now... but following that "logic", you would never buy anything.   ;D 

If the 600EX-RT does what you need it to do and you feel you need multiple flashes, buy them now if they are at a good price.  Waiting around in case there is a new model coming out (which Canon has not even mentioned) does not make sense.

Now, if the 600EX-RT does not do what you want, and you are willing to gamble that any future models will have the capability you need, then by all means wait.
+1000000000000000000000000 :) :) :) :) :) :)

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Cool beans 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

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To answer your original question, google Jared Polin or Fro Knows Photo; his reviews are interesting even if you don't agree with everything he says.

Jim

Thanks Jim, will do. Are there also any books on lightning that you would suggest me read?
Tony Northrup: How To Create Stunning Photography and he also has to a channel on YouTube. Fro knows photo is also is a good source of info as someone has mentioned

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Lenses / Re: When does the 16-35/f4L IS arrive?
« on: June 15, 2014, 07:54:45 AM »
I heard June 30th

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EOS Bodies / Re: A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:09:14 AM »
Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.

That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock? ???
+1 :)

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