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Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 01:59:30 PM »
600 ex RT vs PCB einstein 

That is the question in my upgrade situation.

Apples and Oranges no? I didn't sell my Elinchrom lights to get the speedlight. I sold my old speedlights to get new speedlights.

Personally, I love the look my bigger lights can produce, their versatility in power output (the Einsteins are very impressive in this regard), but they're not entirely portable.  So do you shoot at home, or in controlled environments where you don't have to lug heavy equipment around all the time, looking for power? Or are you working on your feet in tight situations often with incredibly limited amounts of time?

I use both types of light for different situations, though that doesn't prohibit me from combining them if necessary.

Well, I'd use both equally as much. Before reading the review, I was 100% sure of my upgrade path to ditch my older strobes for PCB. Now, I'm not so sure if I should ditch my old 580's for 600 RT's until my Novatrons die then get new Einsteins.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:42:35 AM »
600 ex RT vs PCB einstein 

That is the question in my upgrade situation.

Lenses / Re: 5D3 + 50 F1.2 L
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:35:33 AM »
I've noticed after using the 50L for awhile now that it has a field curvature outside the center point. My solution is multiple shots while slightly moving forward or if you focus and recompose it seems that it lands pretty close as well.

Then sometimes, the AF just nails it. The 50L is a fickle and unique beast, it just takes practice to learn it quirks.

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Autofocus Performance Won't Improve via Firmware [CR2]
« on: February 25, 2013, 09:14:08 PM »
How many times have I typed that yes, the 5Dc is a first gen camera and has many many flaws but I never bought it at release for the full asked price when it was the only option.

The thread states that the EOS M AF cannot be fixed with firmware. No surprise, because its a first gen product it will have all these flaws that cannot be fixed by firmware. Just like said 5Dc. But I never adopted products until Gen 2 was released. Simpy because gen2 will be better and gen1 will be a lot cheaper. Like iPhone 1 and iPhone 3G.

I can guarantee when RX-2 is released, I'll be able to buy a used RX-1 for half of what you paid or just get the fixed RX-2.

So your complain is the PRICE of the first generations, not the PERFORMANCE. If it is the performance, you will never buy the first generation regardless of the price.

Lets put it this way, I didn't adopt the 5D2 either. It still wasn't the camera I needed, the MK3 was the camera where I adopted it ASAP to replace my temp 5Dc system.

It's a price/performance ratio that matters and that ratio is always higher with a gen2 system. Thus I never adopt first gen systems but wait for Gen2's release.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:54:53 AM »
A Metabones Like tele-compressor from canon would even out the playing field on APS vs FF EVILS. Lets just see If they're smart enough to do so.

EOS-M / Re: EOS-M With Viewfinder Coming Late 2013? [CR]
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:50:50 AM »
I have to say that after using the A77's EVF, I was very impressed. It would be a good substitute for OVF in a small bodied camera like the EOS-M.

EOS-M / Re: The Next EOS M? [CR1]
« on: February 24, 2013, 11:20:47 AM »
Canon tele-compressor for extra speed and to widen out my EF lenses. Like meta bones.

Lighting / Re: Getting by with speedlights
« on: February 22, 2013, 10:42:55 PM »
Once you start pushing a 6x4 foot softbox at f/8 and smaller in a studio, a speedlite becomes an issue.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Transition from Nikon to Canon
« on: February 22, 2013, 09:39:26 AM »
If your going to take photography more seriously, I'd skip the rebel and buy a 5Dc.

Lenses / Re: Why aren't zoom lenses faster than 2.8?
« on: February 21, 2013, 10:39:34 PM »
The 70-200L II is already pretty hefty, I could only imagine a 1.8 lens.

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D MKII USB 3.0 very important
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:15:31 PM »
MY ideal DSLR would have fast WiFi, reliable integrated wireless flash and shutter control that is universal (not proprietary) and even maybe wireless charging.  Maybe bluetooth too?  Most of the roadblocks are power related IMO.  I am anticipating the day when the flash has a hot shoe on top for backwards compatibility but the camera easily communicates with the flash wirelessly (without a master flash) and I can simply grab the flash and move it around while shooting without extra devices (ie PocketWizard) attached to both or the need to have a master flash on the hot shoe just to talk to the wireless flash.  I was sort of expecting the 5DIII or 5DX to have this but unfortunately, all they did was add some RF to the new 600RT flash and charge a mint for it.  Big whoop.  Not much improvement there if you ask me.  The writing is on the wall for the need of true integrated wireless flash control.  Why doesn't Canon just do it right already??

AGree totally.

It is totally beyond me, why Canon does not FULLY exploit the one unique advantage their eco-system currently has over all competitors: integrated radio-wireless flash ETTL-control

Ridiculously little needs to be done:
1. Built in RT-flash commander in every new EOS body - cheap and easy
2. updated wireless ETTL protocol that enables 2nd curtain sync and control of flash-head zoom
3. Sensibly priced RT-receivers for 580/EX II and 430EX / II - linking them into the system, full mix and match with new units
4. 440EX-RT 

only 4 simple steps.
* dramatically improved flash functionality and flexibility in different usage scenarios for the entire Canon user base

* no more wires, no more costly extra devices. no more extra batteries. no additional source of RF-interference and communication problems between gear from different suppliers 

* PW looses loads of business. Higly-deserved punishment for those monopolists with their overpriced gadgets. For 25 years the have inhibited development of wireless radio flash control at reasonable cost, integrated into camera and speedlites 

* massive, tangible advantage over any other camera eco-system - Canon would have a lead of 1-2 years, until Nikon, Sony are able to follow suit. The longer they wait, the more likely Canon will be leapfrogged by their competitors.   

but .. NO. Canon geriatric ward is unable to see the flash light.

Ahh, but why do that when you could be willing to pay for just one of these features? They will spread these over many generations of camera to make more profit.

I'd love all these features in a camera body, but lets be realistic, Canon Inc. is a for profit business.  :|

EOS Bodies / Re: 2013 Predictions for Canon EOS Products
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:10:24 PM »
Nikon just announced the DX (1.5X crop) D7100.  Shipping in March.
1. 24.1 Mpx
2. 51 point autofocus  :)  :)
3. $1.199.95
BTW NO antialiseing filter!!

Can the Canon 70D match the specs and price ???

dayam! kind of makes me wish i never sold all my nikon gear
to answer your question the 70D will go no where near that
it will be a 6D body with the 18MP sensor LOLZZzz

If the 7D2 specs are true, you may never regret that decision.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon 7100 has been anounced
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:08:24 PM »
I  have not really liked shooting with the  canon 5D Mark III,I cant really give a solid objective reason other than shooting inside shots seems to be much work. 

The MK3 is the Best Handling, Best shooting, Best performing camera I've ever used, Which includes some usage of the venerable D700 to compare. Can you explain how so?

Lighting / Re: 600EX RT vs AlienBees
« on: February 21, 2013, 05:55:57 PM »
If you get Einsteins, You could pull off lighting effects that Broncolor and Profoto will turn up their noses at.

There we go:

Thanks for sharing ;)

@ISO800, x20 looks good to me. Look forward to see x100s performs at ISO3200 & 6400 in low light. :o

What about the fixed 35 mm equiv focal length? I'm not sure about it. What do you think?

Prior my purchase of RX1, I thought 50mm would be a great fixed lens.

After taking over 1k photos with RX1, I will take 35mm fixed over 50mm fixed compact camera anydays ;)

Here are some pics from RX1. 35mm. Shooting distance was around 3'- 4' from camera to subject(s).

These look fantastic! Nice shots.

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