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5D2 or wait until the 6D is sub 1700$. It's too expensive for what it is.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D - How bad is it? Really?
« on: January 23, 2013, 06:17:23 AM »
Had a 7D and everything is great about it except the sensor. It's usable from 100-3200 and 6400 in a pinch. As long as you know the limits before you buy, the photos downsized to 10MP look fine to me.

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ISO wise

Canon 10D - 100-800 useable - 1600 extreme

7D - 100-3200 usable - 6400 extreme

5Dc - 100-3200 usable.

5D3 - 100-12800 usable - 25600 extreme

Aperture is not limited for me. I use what needs to be used.

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Lighting / Re: My first Studio!! Einsteins or Bowens??
« on: January 22, 2013, 03:57:05 PM »
I'm planning to replace my entire studio setup for Buff Einsteins and Modifiers. They're pretty awesome.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 22, 2013, 01:44:20 PM »

BTW, as an extra, i shots some crude tests with my UN-beloved 5D2 last night.
MIDTONE BANDING at iso 100 - it still has it!
  Real-world photos are where I first found the problem, specific test shots certainly replicate it.  I need to do a few more tests just to make sure this is not a glitch of my display calibration curve but I'm pretty sure it isn't as I can accentuate the pattern with a simple unsharp function in PS.
Should i start a new topic with that when I get a chance?

You keep saying this but are always unable to post a photo illustrating it, whenever you are asked for one, or the percentage of your images you loose to it, you leave the thread.

Can we see some of these real world images that you consider unusable?

Indeed, I'd like to see those as well.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:53:36 AM »
This thread just shows how much of us could really use a "True" ISO 50 in DSLR's. I'd like one canon and perhaps they will be the first with the new 1Dxs.

The problem is that there's no free lunch.  A "true" ISO 50 would mean a lower base ISO, meaning that to achieve higher ISOs, even more amplification would be needed - meaning more high ISO noise.  Usually, if ISO 100 is not low enough, one stop more is insufficient, at least in terms of shutter speed.  The waterfall example posted earlier at ISO 50 and 5 s exposure required f/18 to get there - personally, I'd have preferred to shoot that at f/9 and ISO 100 with a 3-stop ND.

The 1Dxs would be a 46mp+, pure studio camera from practical use from 50-800 ISO. IE: the S designation.

It would return back to its true roots as a studio camera.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:39:33 AM »
This thread just shows how much of us could really use a "True" ISO 50 in DSLR's. I'd like one canon and perhaps they will be the first with the new 1Dxs.

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Lighting / Re: Selling off my old strobes, What to get next?
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:26:10 AM »
Ok, So let me get this all straighten out.

The odins allow strobe HSS because it pops the flash before the first curtain starts and the flash duration has to be slow enough for to last the whole exposure.

So based on this, the Slowest the Einsteins can go is 1/1000th according to PCB @ 1/1 power.

Thus, I can't shoot at anything slower than 1/1000th, because the flash is too fast and I'll get bars, but should be able to shoot above 1/1000th shutter speed because then the flash duration is slow enough to be recorded by both curtains.

Right?

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Lenses / Re: How do you test a lens at a store?
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:08:59 AM »
A Sniff test should be sufficient. :|
Not allowed! Jared Polin (Fro knows foto) has a patent on that move ;D

The generic off-brand smell test should be an equal alternative.  ::)

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Lenses / Re: How do you test a lens at a store?
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:23:05 AM »
A Sniff test should be sufficient. :|

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Lighting / Re: Selling off my old strobes, What to get next?
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:56:39 PM »
So at 1/1 power on the einstein, I'd have a 1/1000th flash duration. So I cannot got any faster on my shutter speed  than 1/1000th as the flash doesn't last long enough. Am I correct on this?

If so, I'd just add some Odins to my order.

I am not sure if the odins do this on einsteins
I've only tested it on elinchrom strobes can you post a pic of what you are trying to do? to get an idea of just how much flash power you are chasing?
I also just ordered a stratto II reciever to see if it works becasue with the 3.5mm splitter the 1 reciever could theoretically fire 2 elinchrom strobes at 1/3rd of the cost of a single odin reciever

640 w/s is good for me. The novatron I had could fight the sun but they're too bulky, heavy, and color inconsistent that after using the tiny einstein strobe I borrowed, I was very impressed.

I would just shoot thru NDs but if HSS is an option, I'd like to use it also.

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Lighting / Re: Selling off my old strobes, What to get next?
« on: January 21, 2013, 07:56:59 PM »
So at 1/1 power on the einstein, I'd have a 1/1000th flash duration. So I cannot got any faster on my shutter speed  than 1/1000th as the flash doesn't last long enough. Am I correct on this?

If so, I'd just add some Odins to my order.

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Lighting / Re: Selling off my old strobes, What to get next?
« on: January 21, 2013, 05:59:47 PM »
I took a look at the quadras and I love the modifiers elichrome has. The overall package won't deliver what I need it to do for me.

Durations are too slow even with the port a+b method.

It would be out of my budget for 4 heads, two packs and the modifiers I wanted.

400 w/s is not enough.

It would be super heavy compared to Einsteins + VML


you can get this set and a couple of 600s
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/906651-REG/Elinchrom_EL_20852KIT_D_LITE_RX_4_400w.html

then get some phottix odins they will work right up to 1/8000s with the odins which will well and truely overpower the sun and more :)


How can a strobe HSS? I've never heard that before.

Is it the Odin's or the Elichromes that allow for the HSS? If its the odins, I should be able to do the same with einstein.

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Indeed, film is different, it's as if you were comparing a 18 mpix APS-C sensor with a 50 mpix fullframe sensor.
My test is of that which is relevant to me: close to 20 mpix on both

Also, my test is of that which is relevant to me, which means it's basically useles for birding fans
.

Just saw your tests, Nice job. FF takes a wet dump on APS-C for sharpness, and MF would do the same for FF 35mm.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 5D3 vs 6D AF in low light
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
Lol. I just used my 5D3 strobist with no AF assist beam with just a distant street lamp for a source of light to AF. If the 6D is any better, wow but the 5D3 is still the best AF camera I've ever used.

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