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Animal Kingdom / Re: Need help - photographs on dull days
« on: September 09, 2012, 07:35:15 PM »
Wow, I use lightroom 4 all the time but I got a few lessons from these examples.  This is a great learning tool.

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Lenses / Re: Lens choices for airshow
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:01:13 PM »
Keep those airshow shots coming!

This last weekend, August 25, 2012, we went on the SS Lane Victory cruise to Catalina in California.  Attacked by German planes and defended by US planes (all were AT-6 Texans).  Great fun, used my 100 - 400mm, f4.5 for the shots.  Shot most of them at 1/1600th but could have dropped the shutter a bit to catch more of the blur but was pleased anyway.  Always learning. 





Great fun and highly recommended.

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You could always get them right from the source - Yongnuo's own eBay store - I have bought from them at least ten times with no issues.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Yongnuo-YN-622C-Wireless-TTL-Flash-Trigger-Canon-1D-1DII-10D-20D-30D-40D-50D-/180951437871?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a218bd22f

@Bosman, make sure you have some cold-shoe adapters like a Frio as I just learned that the YN-622C's do not have a 1/4" female thread underneath to screw into a light stand so you will need some cold-shoes to secure them  to an umbrella swivel spigot.


Oh, thanks Jamesy, that's who I bought from.  And good info on the cold-shoes too.  Thanks.  I look forward to trying them out.

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I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
YN622C Tranceiver Review
Looks great thanks for posting. Too bad he didnt bother throwing a 580 ex on there and test it.

They are selling these on ebay for $100 USD (free shipping).  I ordered one and we'll see.   

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I have used Yongnuo triggers for years and for the price they are pretty darn good. They don't have the build quality of many others but the price makes up for that - I just buy extras ;)

I am waiting to see what the YN-622C's are like as they have pass-thru so you can mount a flash on the camera for on-axis fill as well as control a remote strobe or two.

I just saw this youtube video and it looks good.  They haven't done the on-camera use yet but will report on it soon.  I want to do wireless, on-camera, off-camera, and so far this looks the best. 
YN622C Tranceiver Review

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Lenses / Re: Lens choices for airshow
« on: August 18, 2012, 11:52:16 AM »
This is all very timely.  Next weekend I'm going on a day cruise on a restored Liberty ship which will be subject to mock air attacks.  I'm taking my 200-400mm and going to have a great day out there in San Pedro, California.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Wedding Photography Photos - 5d MK III
« on: August 17, 2012, 07:42:09 PM »
Hugo, really beautiful work my friend! I can see you like what you do as your images are fun! :D

Ditto on that.  Really fun shots.  Nicely composed and thought out.  All of these in this tread provide some wonderful ideas.

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Portrait / Re: A girl and her horse
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:45:37 PM »
Wondering how many will try pulling dark tones on the second pic *drool*

Funniest comment I've seen in a while! Haha.

Ditto that.  Great shots.

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Portrait / Re: Sadie - Lyra, Flour, and Chaos
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:43:58 PM »
Nice shots.  What camera and lens were you using? 

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Lenses / Soviet lens for video
« on: August 13, 2012, 04:51:53 PM »
I recently purchased these lens for video work but will also certainly try them for stills as well.

Does anyone have any experience with them in either capacity?  The adapters (two sets) are in the mail and I haven't been able to try them yet. 

MC Helios 44m-5 2/58mm f2/58 *IN U.S.* m42 screw pentax
CHROME Mir-1 2.8 37 f2.8 37mm m39 m42 screw pen...
EXPORT Industar 61 L/Z 2.8/50mm Soviet Close Focus
Mir Arsat 26B 26V 3.5 45 f3.5 45mm Kiev 88 Screw

Any information would be appreciated.
My camera is a 5dMark III.
Thanks.

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Lenses / Re: Rokinon 35mm T 1.5 CINE LENS FOR CANON VDSLR
« on: August 08, 2012, 08:20:13 PM »
I have been checking since I posted and it looks good.  I appreciate the input from those who have bought these lens.

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Lenses / Rokinon 35mm T 1.5 CINE LENS FOR CANON VDSLR
« on: August 08, 2012, 08:01:22 PM »
Anyone have any experience with their lens for video?  I'm interested particularly because of the price point.

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Lenses / Re: EF 500 f/4L IS II & EF 600 f/4L IS II Stock News
« on: August 08, 2012, 04:06:25 PM »
Yeah!

More stuff I can't afford may be available for others to buy soon!

Yep....... same here......

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Lenses / Re: Long Range L Choices
« on: August 02, 2012, 01:49:37 PM »
I would stick with Canon lenses. The series II will give the best performance and retain value very well.
Also, don't rule out the 500mm series II.

The 400 2.8mm would be great, for low light/Auto focus performance. As your mark III can make better use, of the f2.8 aperture for focusing. The weight of 8.5 ish pounds would lead to a good tripod. Yet managable. This focal length would perform excellent for sports.

My overall opinion is mixed.
For me the 400 has great speed, but not enough reach for birds. It would excel at sports though.  So as a bird shooter, I did not consider this lens.

The 600 would give the best reach for birding.
 
The 500 would weight the least and a good cost savings over the 600mm.

So for me, I will most likely get the 600mm. As I want the reach, over the weight advantage.

So it really comes down to what you need. I would rent both lenses. Some stores offer a percentage return on the rental fee. As long as you order one of those lenses, while returning the rental to the store. Henry's in Canada offers this service. I believe it''s through head shots.

Thanks Richard for offering some good ideas.  I eventually will upgrade to one of these lens and this discussion will help me make the decision.

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Sports / Re: 2012 London Olympics
« on: July 31, 2012, 12:24:19 AM »
This may not be for everyone, but they start on Friday and I'm going, so I can guarantee at least one person will be posting in here.
I was so upset about not getting any swimming tickets I went out and bought a 5D MkIII and a 70-200 2.8 L II lens, so my future posts will be using that.
(I subsequently managed to get some swimming tickets so am now effectively bankrupt)

Nice shots.  Have fun.

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