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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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The bigger the format, the less critical of the lens that's infront of it. That's why my MF film shot with a beat up scratched 85mm 2.8 is sharper than 35mm cameras of the day.

The same holds true with current digital MF and 35mm systems.

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Quote
“Play it safe. Power your Canon with Canon Power”

Canon Power ... ACTIVATE!

Shape of...an Explorer of Light. Form of...a fluorite crystal lens element.

I think we're dating ourselves with what are now obscure cultural references...   :-X

Lol.

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Lenses / Re: 70-200 F4 IS + 135L or 70-200 F2.8 IS
« on: January 20, 2013, 05:02:12 PM »
The 135L is one of those primes that really is just a magic black tube with AF. If this lens doesn't satisfy your needs, consider the 70-200LII. Once I got the 135L, I just can't justify the 70-200 unless your doing action all the time.

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85L @ 7.1 is stupendous sharp. It's pretty discreet but why when you have two strobes to light him?

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: ISO 50
« on: January 19, 2013, 12:51:10 PM »
I used ISO 50 a lot in my 5Dc because of how super smooth the files looked. The 5d3, not so much.

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If Nikon makes a 50mm 1.2 with AF w/ better optics than the current 50L, a 135mm f/1.8 and radio flash units, I'd jump ship at that point.

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