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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Officially Released
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:54:49 PM »
Didn't you get the cables included for the remote and linked shooting?

Lighting / Re: Reasons to get a ST-E3-RT?
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:53:34 PM »
Ugh? I just got the YN-E3-RT and you nearly never can use it with the central AF point as it projects the red stripes right next to the point. Multipoint af works better, but alas, is also useless with the 6d's mediocre outer af points. I'm really puzzled, am I doing something wrong here?

Probably the projection grid in your YN-E3-RT is misaligned.  Can you return/exchange it?

FWIW, my OEM Canon ST-E3-RT has no problems with a misaligned AF assist grid.   :P :P :P

I don't think there is an alignment spec at Yongnuo, it goes where it fits, if it doesn't fit push it harder seems to be the QC ethic.

I blow hot and cold on it, it does some stuff well but the truth is at $100 difference you really can see where that $100 goes and most people would be far better off getting the $100 more expensive ST-E3-RT.

Please check out my work, I am only 18 but I try to be as professional as possible.


Dude, you are smokin' it, I wish I had been a quarter that good when I was 18, really nice work, and a generalist from my own heart. Keep it up.

Lenses / Re: EF 24-70 f2.8L II Shutter Speeds
« on: April 07, 2014, 12:23:48 PM »
Sweet, but you have to tell us which was the photo?

So didn't you read the specs of the camera before you bought it?

It is here in plain sight at the bottom: Operating Environment- http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_1d_x#Specifications

I don't understand how you can moan about a company who's equipment has not let you down and operates within its listed specs. But then again I am not prone to hysterical outbursts. That many people do use the cameras well outside the listed operating environment without issue is testament to how good your product actually is, but it isn't as much fun pointing that out is it?

Lenses / Re: Which lens to go with
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:56:22 AM »
For $200 you'd be crazy to pass on the 2.8 IS, especially as you list functions and people amongst your interests, I have had one since they came out and have never had any desire to upgrade it. If the f4 tests sharper then it isn't visible in actual real world images at normal sizes.

Lenses / Re: Quantum lenses beat diffraction limits
« on: April 07, 2014, 09:51:17 AM »
Canon showed a crazy MP sensor years ago and said they felt the future was zooming and sub diffraction technology, they are working on it, but realistically I wouldn't expect anything real in the regular camera market for twenty years.

Maybe 2034 will be the year of the sensor, along with the 7D MkII............

I think it would be bad to publish all the information, the cure would be worse than the desease.
- in this age, these advisories would inflate to irrational defiance.
- it is normal practice that Canon collects repeat repairs. These are consumer goods (except for the expensive "big whites" and the 1DX), getting free service for all repeated problems does not fit with the prices that we pay.
- Pushing transparency should concentrate on big problems (1DIII AF, 1DX oil, D600 dust, ...) in my opinion.
- I don't think the camera industry needs this kind of bashing right now...

The potential impacts I see :

-> For the consumer :
+ in case of problem, strong elements against Canon service if they deny the issue
+ possible free repair / exchange in that case
- stress and frustration for consumers without problem, a lot of testing, and false alerts
- possible higher prices of other repairs, longer delays, etc if Canon has a problem with service costs or the number of false alerts
- more difficult used market

-> for CanonRumors :
? you change the nature of your site (canonrumors -> canonleaks), I would expect this kind of leak site to do a lot of filtration/journalism to concentrate on really important issues, where Canon does really mishandle the client. If you just publish everything, it is in my opinion more an attack at the company than legitimate consumer defense.

Some good points, though I'd argue the oil as being any kind of "issue" let alone a major one. I have 1Ds MkIII's, they too had an oil on sensor recall, which I didn't bother with. I am sorry, but if people are using $6,000+ cameras and don't know how to clean them, or are unsettled by a touch of dust, they need to learn their craft a bit better. Dirt on the sensor is a natural thing and all photographers should be fully capable of mitigating it through hardware (cleaning) and software (mapping, batch processing, spot removal). When I moved to the 1Ds MkIII's the biggest time saver was the self cleaning sensor, people forget how bad the dust and oil "issue" was pre self cleaning sensors. 

Lighting / Re: Reasons to get a ST-E3-RT?
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:20:35 AM »
Without AF assist ST-e3 is useless for me.
Don't see any reason to buy it.
There is Yongnuo version of ST-e3 with AF assist but you can use it with a central AF point only

Says who? I have a YN-E3-RT and it works with plenty of AF points. The AF beam pattern is pretty big though it doesn't change like the 600-EX-RT one does depending on which AF point you are using. But the situations where I need AF assist, and couldn't use some on camera fill or bounce are almost zero.

There are plenty of situations where you can be remote flash shooting and the ambient not require AF assist, that is the reason for it.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Should I buy 6d or 5MkIII?
« on: April 06, 2014, 10:02:14 PM »
A tilt shift is not good advice for the OP.

The 6D and 17-40, a Manfrotto 055 with a 410 geared head plus three flashes, I'd suggest YN-560 III's and a 603 II trigger, couple of stands and a Justin clamp. Oh, and this eBook http://photographyforrealestate.net/lighting/

For the vast majority of real estate shooting size and absolute IQ is not a factor, MLS limits are often very small and 1024 px images are normal, any advantage a tilt shift can give could be done in post to these sizes and larger. The only time a tilt shift is a good buy is if the clients are demanding higher quality for posters and architectural images, magazines, things like that.

At this point in time the majority of my income is from real estate photography, specifically for developers, they demand high IQ as they output in print and posters etc as well as websites. I use the 17 TS-E, mostly for interiors, but don't require the movements that much, exteriors normally need a longer focal length.

As for shift use, well as Don says, in real estate it is mainly used for keeping walls straight when shooting taller lines, it doesn't actually change the plane of focus any, that is always parallel to the plane of the sensor until you use tilt, but tilt has very limited use in real estate work, much more in architectural imaging. I use shift to get less ceiling and more floor space in the image whilst keeping the optimal viewing height, but you can fake that with a wider lens and crop. 

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: Speedlite Tutorials?
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:38:40 PM »
Don't spend another penny until you get, read, and digest, this book. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321832752/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=pasoroblphot-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321832752

He has another book too, but this one is more appropriate for you. If his rumoured 600 EX RT book comes out I'd recommend that but it hasn't appeared yet and he now has a full time educators job.

I find it very amusing that somebody who obviously knows the right thing to do, but isn't inclined to do it because he also wants some money, has His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his avatar.

It's no different from any other business using Christian symbols or references to give the impression that they do good, honest work when many do not.

Gentlemen who do you think you are to say something like that? God?
Seriously you should know someone before you throw out you sentences.

Who are you to call me a gentleman? However, I would never stand behind the image of a religious leader revered by millions. That you chose to do that, whilst displaying none of His qualities, is amusing, if you can't see that you don't have His sense of humour either.

Good luck with your career, I am sure you will do well, better luck as a person as I am not so sure.

Lighting / Re: Reasons to get a ST-E3-RT?
« on: April 06, 2014, 12:04:43 PM »
Some European countries allow it, some don't. But you are OK, Norway is a yes.

This is the original Canon listing, these are the allowed countries, but I believe it has since been opened up some more, or rather, the classification of the flash has allowed it in more countries.

P.S. My experience of B&H is that they play 100% by the rules, if you tell them you are going to use it outside the allowable area they will not sell to you. I used to live in the Caribbean and believe it or not all Epson products are forbidden from export, as are/were Apple laptops, go figure.

I find it very amusing that somebody who obviously knows the right thing to do, but isn't inclined to do it because he also wants some money, has His Holiness the Dalai Lama as his avatar.

It's no different from any other business using Christian symbols or references to give the impression that they do good, honest work when many do not.

I have no time for them either. Having said that, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has an extraordinary reputation for non confrontation, peace, calm, and ethical simplicity. These qualities are recognised world wide and far outside the Buddhist faith, aligning yourself with these values, whilst not actually adhering to them, is what made me laugh.

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