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Technical Support / Re: SSL Certificate Error
« on: January 30, 2013, 03:32:24 PM »
I think you always have to install from Disc the first time, cuz the online downloads from Canon are just updates.

Technical Support / Seagull 6x6 Shutter problem (?)
« on: January 30, 2013, 07:18:36 AM »

i noticed when using my seagull 6x6 that as long as i press the shutter button the shutter will stay open. its no problem for slower shutter times since i will press down the shutter and take away my finger fast enough. When using faster shutter speeds im not sure anymore if i perhaps kept the shutter open too long. I cant guarantee when using 1/300 that my finger is 1/300 or less while pressing the shutter.
The walkaround i found is using self-timer.

is this normal? i think praktica mtl5b had the same...

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sigma Announces New 30mm f/1.4 for APS-C
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:17:57 AM »
Hope the price will be reasonable. Im not too fond of buying APS-C lenses when going FF one day. If it has the same IQ as the 35mm 1.4 then its a no-brainer tough :P

Lighting / Re: Buying Yongnuo Flash
« on: January 28, 2013, 03:14:33 PM »
I wanna spend the least amount i can spend while getting something valueable and useful in the long term. I got one old flash for free with an x-sync cable. Is it possible to use this with my 1100D in some way or is it electric overkill? Hotshoe is a no-go i know due to high voltage but is it the same for x-sync cable usage? Its Revue 280T and trigger voltage supposed to be ~10,5 volts

EOS Bodies / Re: Big megapixel camera?
« on: January 28, 2013, 12:41:21 PM »
Maybe its going to be medium format including a bigger lens mount. Who knows when...

Canon General / Re: Why did you choose Canon?
« on: January 26, 2013, 07:16:10 PM »
The nifty fifty got me :)

Abstract / Re: Beautiful bokeh! Let me see yours!
« on: January 25, 2013, 12:52:11 PM »
Bokehlicious yummy yummy

Lighting / Re: Fastest Sync Speed
« on: January 24, 2013, 02:25:13 PM »
Dont think so. The 6D even got 1/180 probably to give another reason to get a higher priced body. I guess they will leave the faster syncs to the 1D series, cuz thats what professionals use with their flash firing going wild :P

EOS Bodies / Re: Where are you EOS 70D?
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:04:34 AM »
It will more likely be 6D sensor reduced in size.

Lenses / Re: 200mm F2 IS OR 135mm F2
« on: January 24, 2013, 11:02:02 AM »
200/2 is a killer lens! Its one of the sharpest lenses ever also and that already at 2.0 aperture!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: I love big gear
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:34:22 PM »
I dont mind carrying big gear but my hands are small so i dont need a big camera :D yes girly perhaps :P

Lighting / Re: Buying Yongnuo Flash
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:22:38 PM »
My eos 1100d cant transfer signals to the flash if its not attached to the hoe shoe. No built in wireless or such.
Im hesitant to buy YN560 instead of YN468 II cuz ive never use a flash and im afraid manual mode will be too much trial and error for me. I wanna use it for candid portraits or street. if i had a studio id probably fiddle around with it.

So basically my camera must fire a flash first to trigger the YN flash, correct? Otherwise i would need a transmitter.

Well maybe u can recommend a cheap transmitter? Probably easier than having to rearrange my popupflash direction. Cuz i think if i use the "popup flash triggers external yongnuo flash" there will be 2 flash lights in the photo, isnt it? Unless i somehow redirect it...


i just read yn 468 II doesnt support e-ttl in wireless mode. does that mean i gotta put my settings manually if i use it as an off-the-camera flash in optical slave mode? hmmm

*edit again 10000th time*

What about Yongnuo RF-602 + YN468 II (or another flash if u can assure me manually operating is a piece o cake)

Its the "off camera" flash setup im looking for, no?


 "Family Jewels FUQ690" flash. First i didnt get its just some tape they made themselves put on a Nikon flash. I actually searched on google for this brand lol

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 23, 2013, 02:16:27 PM »
Yep, cost is the main factor preventing me from going FF! :-\

Same here but id rather save 6 years or such than getting another APS-C. FF ill probably use it another 6 years or more anyway since its like "goal reached" :)

Lighting / Buying Yongnuo Flash
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:46:47 AM »

i decided to get a flash finally. Id prefer to get a wide aperture lens for low light shooting but thats just too pricy for me and i think a flash is handy anyway not only for low light situations.
Im gonna get the Yongnuo 468 II E-TTL version. Its kinda cheap and i think it will suit my style.
Question i have:

Ive seen many times ppl using really cheap cameras with an external flash. Even the Toy Story (tm) camera was used like that in a digitalrev video. How does it work? Just let the camera fire with flash and that will trigger the external flash? I got 1100D so there is a popup flash.
Ive seen in the video they redirect the (popup) flash so its like only the external flash lighting the scene up.

Does that work with the yongnuo im gonna get? Are there any special "flash redirection" tools? Or other option would be to get a flash transmitter right? Works with 468II ?

Im still wondering if there isnt some kind of "delay" between the first and 2nd (external) flash? Probably it gotta do with electronics working in microseconds but the shutter is just milliseconds?! I just dont understand really why its possible to use like _any_ camera (even cheap ass toystory camera) with an external flash :O

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 23, 2013, 10:19:31 AM »
I don't think most of the people that replied really cared to read the original post. He's NOT looking to upgrade to full frame.

Sorry my bad, but why would somebody not want to go FF? Anyway, If not FF then get 7D, best aps-c at the moment.

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