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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.........

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  ;)

49 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.  :) :) :) ;) ;) ;)

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.

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

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 :) :) :) :) :) :)

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

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.


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

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

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 :)

I feel that cps members with a crap ton of points should get this free...

A free cow-poop ice cream cone is still a cow-poop ice cream cone :/

I'm deeply entrenched in the tech industry and I just can't see using "cloud" at this time:
1) ISPs feel they have the right to choke you down if you use 'too much'* bandwidth or to the wrong provider
2) Likelihood of outage to your ISP, anyone in between, the actual service
3) Data breeches by adverse outside parties
4) Sharing of data with outside sources via pressure (national security letter)
5) Sharing of data for profit (advertisers, 'meta data')
6) Hidden clauses in endless EULAs that turn ownership of your IP into someone else's

Now, I'm beginning to sound like a security nut, but I've had it with the cloud snake oil.  There has been a systematic disingenuousness of most large companies that seems to be the accepted norm, and people are turning over more and more control and aren't really getting anything for it.

Don't get me wrong, I'll gladly hop on board when I might be getting something I really want, but until, at very least, ISPs are forced to disclose limits and advertise ACTUAL average upstream/downstream and who they are blacklisting/whitelisting, I'll take my local software and hard backups.

Oi.  Rant off.   :-[

*an arbitrary number, that they won't ever tell you

Lenses / Re: What was your first L lens?
« on: June 06, 2014, 04:53:57 PM »

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  :)

Hello I'm wondering if anyone has this problem with their 580 EXII flash. This happens quite a few times the unit will shut off and disconnects itself electronically from the camera but turns backs on (of course after I miss the shot). I tried turning both the camera and the flash on and off repeatedly to reconnect it nothing but then magically it reconnects later. Go figure!!! Tired of missing shots... It's happens on both of my bodies 5D Mark II & III when this flash is attached. Thanks >:( >:( >:( 

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