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A quick video of using a yongnuo STE-3 to gain the ability and also Second curtain sync.

Nice to get to know how the people on CR look :-)

I watched the video only to get the idea how it works, but not the whole length. I hope at some point, you mentioned that Yn's trigger clone is way less reliable than Canon's original or a 600rt as a master - and no, that's not my impression with a faulty sample as far as I've researched it. At the very least, you need to make 110% sure you use the best channel at all times, and even then using this in a time-critical pro situation like a wedding might not be a good idea.
The canon 600rt's doesn't fire wirelessly on third party cameras.

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A common question for strobists who have a stack of 600rt's and want to use them on non-canon cameras wirelessly. A quick video of using a yongnuo STE-3 to gain the ability and also second curtain sync.

http://youtu.be/mEJYxnhUEMw

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:33:39 AM »
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Well I was honest about this. You have almost 3000+ posts and decided to look at the photos you posted and was disappointed. I inquired as to why and discovered that perhaps the gear is not your limitation as much as you believe it is. More than likely you are passionate enough to visit Yosemite but when the time came to get the shot, it wasn't the camera that failed here and no amount of DR would help. I just think it's good to step back and really see what is needed to make a photo better. 99% of the time, it's us, the person behind the camera.

Why don't you explain to me what I went through at that particular point in time of picture taking? I mean since you're going to judge me, why not lend your expertise into explaining how it all eventuated?
You judged yourself by your own statements, all I did was draw them out. Others can draw their own conclusions.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:19:17 AM »
So you took the time to visit Yosemite, attempted to take a photo of half dome at possibly a very nice time, (blue hour) and you got all this great equipment which ended up in a shaky photo? Sir, you have bigger issues than DR.

+1 Gazillion Googolplex

I think what is really at hand is the camera did not compensate for lousy skills

It wasn't the camera's fault OR my fault - it was the ballhead on the tripod.

Would anyone else like to showcase their ignorance?
Your showcasing your denial at the moment.

*laugh*

It is good to see that this thread has done the usual - diverted away from talking about Canon and at insulting/attacking a person. I should be flattered by your attention but picking on me or my pictures won't make the 5D3's sensor any less noisy or otherwise improve its IQ relative to the D750.

Although maybe I should try this out:
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/reduce-camera-shake-induced-blurring.html
Well I was honest about this. You have almost 3000+ posts and decided to look at the photos you posted and was disappointed. I inquired as to why and discovered that perhaps the gear is not your limitation as much as you believe it is. More than likely you are passionate enough to visit Yosemite but when the time came to get the shot, it wasn't the camera that failed here and no amount of DR would help. I just think it's good to step back and really see what is needed to make a photo better. 99% of the time, it's us, the person behind the camera.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 09:04:12 AM »
So you took the time to visit Yosemite, attempted to take a photo of half dome at possibly a very nice time, (blue hour) and you got all this great equipment which ended up in a shaky photo? Sir, you have bigger issues than DR.

+1 Gazillion Googolplex

I think what is really at hand is the camera did not compensate for lousy skills

It wasn't the camera's fault OR my fault - it was the ballhead on the tripod.

Would anyone else like to showcase their ignorance?
Your showcasing your denial at the moment.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:39:03 AM »
No, the 5D3 sample is correct. The sensor in the 5D3 is almost the same as the 5D2 - complete with banding and noise. Canon did nothing to improve the IQ of the sensor between these two cameras.

so, according to dxo, both sony and nikon are both good at IQ when comparing to canon.  why don't you take any of them, i do not mind even if you are using D4s which has better focus.
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Getting a Sony A7R and Metabones connector is my current plan for 2015.

Can't wait for next year's tax refund - it's already spent!

still the same thought, same rude... regardless what camera you are using, your images are still suck...

Thank you for your comments. Do you have anything positive to say or would you just like to continue throwing insults around?
For someone who complains a lot about Canon IQ, your attachments (on CR anyway) are really lackluster. Just saying...

Considering that they're what I consider to be throw aways ...
So your Yosemite photos which you claim is some of your best are throw aways? Whatever, they are still pretty lackluster in comparison to your ramblings.

The yosemite pic (sunset) is blurred due to the camera moving. It's useless for anything other than a web forum.
So you took the time to visit Yosemite, attempted to take a photo of half dome at possibly a very nice time, (blue hour) and you got all this great equipment which ended up in a shaky photo? Sir, you have bigger issues than DR.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:21:57 AM »
No, the 5D3 sample is correct. The sensor in the 5D3 is almost the same as the 5D2 - complete with banding and noise. Canon did nothing to improve the IQ of the sensor between these two cameras.

so, according to dxo, both sony and nikon are both good at IQ when comparing to canon.  why don't you take any of them, i do not mind even if you are using D4s which has better focus.
...

Getting a Sony A7R and Metabones connector is my current plan for 2015.

Can't wait for next year's tax refund - it's already spent!

still the same thought, same rude... regardless what camera you are using, your images are still suck...

Thank you for your comments. Do you have anything positive to say or would you just like to continue throwing insults around?
For someone who complains a lot about Canon IQ, your attachments (on CR anyway) are really lackluster. Just saying...

Considering that they're what I consider to be throw aways ...
So your Yosemite photos which you claim is some of your best are throw aways? Whatever, they are still pretty lackluster in comparison to your ramblings.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Next Rebel Going EVF? [CR1]
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:19:30 AM »
Ehh... evf... it might make sense as long as it's a big one, I forgot how small the VF is on a penta mirror the other day.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:55:31 AM »
No, the 5D3 sample is correct. The sensor in the 5D3 is almost the same as the 5D2 - complete with banding and noise. Canon did nothing to improve the IQ of the sensor between these two cameras.

so, according to dxo, both sony and nikon are both good at IQ when comparing to canon.  why don't you take any of them, i do not mind even if you are using D4s which has better focus.
...

Getting a Sony A7R and Metabones connector is my current plan for 2015.

Can't wait for next year's tax refund - it's already spent!

still the same thought, same rude... regardless what camera you are using, your images are still suck...

Thank you for your comments. Do you have anything positive to say or would you just like to continue throwing insults around?
For someone who complains a lot about Canon IQ, your attachments (on CR anyway) are really lackluster. Just saying...

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Lighting / Re: Recommendations for lighting system
« on: October 01, 2014, 07:35:38 PM »
I'd get a strobe system or at least rent one for the bigger products. Profoto equipment is usually what rental places have but if your going to buy your own system, PCB einsteins have to be the best value right now.

On another note, product photography is not my forte per say but I found myself with a local client who manufactures SMT vacuum nozzles. (Absolute tiny things.) Here is a photo I used done with einsteins + 36" stripboxs+reflectors. I would stay away from speedlites as they just don't have the Mods to make your life easier when shooting tiny products.

I recommend visiting photigy.com for some serious schooling on product photography and its free.

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Lighting / Re: Speedlites - How many are enough?
« on: October 01, 2014, 06:01:21 PM »
Hyper sync - long duration flash over the entire curtain movement

True high sync speeds - standard sync method but @ above 1/250th. (Which is still the best and most efficient but expensive.)

HSS - pulsed flash over the duration of the curtain movement.

I think you misread my comment, all of these methods are ways of syncing at High speeds, hence HSS but the most true form is the traditional method and the others are a workaround.

There is nothing 'true' or 'high sync speed' when sync'ing above 1/250th or 1/180th or even 1/60th.  HSS is sync'ing multiple bursts over a curtain movement - where the sync is with the slit being exposed is perfectly timed with the speedlites.  Sync'ing with a Leaf shutter doesn't involve multiple bursts.

Sync'ing with a 'slow' strobe or speedlight where your shutter speed is faster than the lights t.1 time is just that, dealing with slow lights.  The issue is that you're not going to get even exposure over the frame, let alone between shots.

Now, with all that said, with the faster studio lights, like Einsteins in the fast mode, or the Bron Move2 packs that'll do a 1/10,000 flash duration, you can 'sync' at 1/125th or even slower, and 'freeze' your subject with light.  Then, all sync'ing at a faster speed does is allow you to kill the ambient light.
I don't get what your point is with this comment but whatever.

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I like the tamron. It's one of the lenses that shifted my perspective on third party lenses like the sigma 35mm Art. It's sharp, affordable,  and has VC. VC alone makes this lens worth the investment and having used the old tank 24-70mm mkI, you couldn't give me one now. I didn't pay full price for mine and got it for 800$ on Craigslist. (Which I lose virtually nothing in the resale when it happens)

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If I knew half what I knew now when I started I would have smacked myself upside the head. A few hours of study would have been far more useful.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon's 2.300$ D750 said to best 5DIII
« on: September 30, 2014, 04:31:28 PM »
Possibly better in every way from a 5D3 but doesn't have an EF mount or the RT system I've come to depend on. Natural light shooters will love this camera. Perhaps if 5d4 is disappointing, releases some proper Nikkor primes that aren't slugs and Nikon revamps their flash lineup, I would consider switching

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Lighting / Re: First Flash
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:56:23 AM »
430 ex II. Simply because it will work reliably with TTL as I've had some funky performance with third party flashs exposure being wacky. Once you understand TTL then you can move to manual flash exposure.

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