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Lighting / Re: No 600EX-RT discounts this holiday?
« on: December 24, 2014, 06:11:24 PM »
i was watching for the same deals as last years as well. i got tired of waiting and bought a kit from b&h. 2 600s a rt-3, 2 umbrellas, stands bunch of rechargeable batteries for $1300. the same thing was around $1150 last year i think.

i don't think the price is coming down soon. i don't know if you have any already?  if you don't i would go ahead and get a couple. they work great and are easy to use.

I bought a 600EX-RT when it was on sale last year and have been wanting to add another unit or two.

BTW for the B&H bundle, were the 2 600EX-RT's and the ST-E3-RT in their own individual retail boxes with paperwork, or did B&H take all the units out and put them into one custom package? 

Lighting / Re: No 600EX-RT discounts this holiday?
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:25:52 PM »
I'm aware of the refurbished deals, I've been tracking CanonPriceWatch like a hawk.  :)  I'm interested in new units.

Lighting / No 600EX-RT discounts this holiday?
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:10:33 PM »
The 600EX-RT was at $449 last December at major retailers like B&H.  At one point Adorama even had it at $425.  This year, however, I was a little disappointed to see that it has remained at $499 at all the authorized dealers.  Should we not expect any price drops on this unit at all for the foreseeable future?

Lighting / Re: Flash Zoom - Difference in Stops?
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:49:21 PM »
The second number is the GN in feet, 28 meters equals 91.9 feet.

Take your GN in feet and divide it by your subject distance in feet to get your f stop. So if your subject is 10 feet away and you have the flash set to 24mm then you get an f stop of 91.9 feet/10 feet = f9.2. If your flash is set to 200mm then 196.9/10 = f19.7

OK, I get it thanks, so you're just plugging in F = GN/d.  So with GN = 28 and d = 10m, then F = 28/10 = 2.8.  Cool.

It's not immediately clear in the manual's GN chart though that "flash coverage" actually equates to "flash zoom".  Can we actually assume that the flash zoom head is set to the focal length (i.e. the horizontal row labeled "Flash Coverage" in the chart)?

Lighting / Re: Flash Zoom - Difference in Stops?
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:37:05 PM »
2^F = (GN2/GN1)^2

Then from 24mm to 70mm, F=1.67 stops (+1 2/3)
70mm to 200mm,  F=0.52 stop (+1/2)
So of course 24mm to 200mm, F=2.19 stops.

OK, so you're taking the log base 2 of both sides of that formula to solve for F.
But can you tell me where that formula comes from?  All I know is the GN = f * d formula and the Inverse Square Law formula (Intensity = 1 / distance^2).  Would like to know how you derived it.

Lighting / Re: Flash Zoom - Difference in Stops?
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:22:00 PM »
24mm - GN28m = f2.8 @ 10m and 100 iso
70mm - GN50m = f5.0 @ 10m and 100 iso
200mm - GN60m = f6.0 @ 10m and 100 iso


 24mm - 70mm  = 1 & 2/3 stops
 70mm - 200mm = 1/2 stop

I'm a little unfamiliar with the "GNXXm" nomenclature when it comes to guide numbers.

On p. 115 of the 600EX-RT's manual, I'm seeing, for 1/1 manual flash power:

24mm: "28/91.9"
70mm: "50/164"
200mm: "60/196.9"

I'm going to guess that means 28m (91.9 ft.), 50m (164 ft.), and 60m (196.9 ft.).
Are you saying that by the inverse square law, that directly translates to f/2.8, f/5.0, and f/6.0?
Also, I'm not sure where your statement of "@10m and 100 ISO" comes from.

Thanks for the clarification!

Lighting / Flash Zoom - Difference in Stops?
« on: July 13, 2014, 11:54:51 PM »
Using a 600EX-RT here.  Does anybody know the difference in stops at the center of the light circle created by the flash for:
1) 24mm flash zoom vs 70mm flash zoom?
2) 70mm flash zoom vs 200mm flash zoom?

I've always assumed it was just a 1 stop difference for both (1) and (2), but I can't be sure.  I don't have a light meter and am wondering if anybody has done any actual tests.


I was going by the way my 7D works, that also says live view, silent shot and video. I'm sure it is the same in all shooting modes...

I believe it applies to Live View only.  Keep in mind that in live view and movie modes, the mirror is up and metering is done off the main CMOS image sensor, whereas with VF shooting the dedicated metering sensor in the pentaprism housing is used.  It's logical that the settings would be different. 

I don't think it's possible to change the time metering remains active on the 5DIII, or any body outside the 1-series.  On the 1D X you can fully customize three separate time-outs from 1 s to 60 min – metering and AE lock (default is 6 s), FEC and multispot metering (default is 16 s), and metering after shutter release (default is 2 s).

Any idea how many seconds the metering timeout is in viewfinder mode on the 5D3 if i tap and let go of the half-press shutter or AF back button?  Is it 2 sec like the 1D-X?

I'm reading the 5D3 manual.  It seems to suggest the Metering Timer (default 16 sec.) setting only applies to Live View and video shooting modes (p. 208, 244)?

In Aperture or Shutter priority you can do EC with turning main ring on the back of the camera clockwise or counterclockwise. Try. It should work.

Thanks!  I do remember trying to turn the rear dial and seeing no effect.  I just tried turning the dial while in the process of metering (AF back button held down) and now I see the EC changing.  Cool!

I have a question about the 5D3:
When I'm shooting in Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority, is there a way to dial in Exposure Compensation without taking my eyes off the viewfinder?  The reason I ask is because I can't find a button for EC anywhere on the camera (all I see is a button for Flash Exposure Compensation, which is something else).  The only way I know how to dial in EC right now is by going into the menu or quick menu.


1) HonL is for snoot and reflector for indirected Flash light, and Just very tin package that can carry in our Backpack on the airplane very easy.
2) Roque is  a Varies Spot Light( 16, 25 and 45 Degree of spot light ), That on is great for field/ studio light for hair light or Macro photography , to make the black back ground of high speed flash ( Out of the Camera hot shoe flash).

I don't know if you are aware, but Rogue doesn't just make circular gels for its grid system.  They also make gels that fit traditional speedlights.


My original post was asking for a comparison between Honl's speedlight gel system vs Rogue's speedlight gel system.

Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:22:33 AM »

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Contact the manufacturer of the original, Viewtainer.

Note that the style in the link below is available with a solid top. Maybe others are too.


Cool, I'll check them out.

Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 17, 2014, 02:24:25 AM »
Can you not put a piece of gaffer's tape and seal the slit from the inside?

If I were adamant about wanting to buy that particular Home Depot product, that's what I'd do.  I figured there must be better options though.

Lighting / Re: Small container for holding spigots/studs?
« on: June 17, 2014, 02:20:17 AM »
When I go to your Home Depot link, it pulls up my local store (South Jersey USA) and they show 11 in stock available for pickup.

Yes, it shows 30+ available in my store too.  The item for that SKU has been replaced by another item from another vendor, even though the SKU hasn't changed.  The actual item in the store is not the one in the picture built by Everbilt, but instead one built by Viewtainer (which has the slit).

I didn't realize Tic Tac containers came in sizes big enough to carry a bunch of spiggots, but I'll look into it.

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