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Lighting / Re: POLL: What flash modes do you use?
« on: October 06, 2014, 03:55:37 PM »
The Thyristor Mode works great Off camera where ETTL would nuke the exposure or burn the exposure depending on the background.

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What phone do you use? and do you like the camera?

Currently on a really tricked out Note 3 and I love the 4K footage in good light.  8)

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Canon General / Re: Advice for re-investing please?
« on: October 06, 2014, 09:16:31 AM »
Nikon d810 + zeiss otus primes and the 135 APO.

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The YN-E3-RT and ST-E3-RT both work the same, the information is not transferred to the remote flashes until you fire the transmitter, you do not need to "pre-fire" the transmitter when used on third party cameras, well my one doesn't! The updated information gets transmitted when you do the shutter sequence.

Also, you can use Group Mode with the YN-E3-RT on third party cameras if you put all the groups in M, this gives you the capability to fire five different groups instead of the three you get in M Mode, but it won't do second curtain sync in Group Mode whereas, as you said, it will in M Mode with the three groups.
I just tried it again with one 600rt and changing the power and firing the camera to see if the power would change. It did not change and kept firing the hassy but it never changed until I hit the flash test button, in which they did change the power level on the speedlite.

The power levels work flawless on my 5D3 but on the hassy,  it will only change power levels by hitting the test fire button.
Interesting, on my Mamiya it does transfer the new settings on shutter release. I am on FW 1.09 I think.
Does your camera fire at the previous power level and then change to the new power level on the next shot?

Yes, it works just like the ST-E3-RT on a Canon. Set it to 1/128 and take a shot and you get a low power flash, change the setting to 1/1 and then press the shutter again and that is what the flash fires at, the flash screen doesn't change until the new shutter release but the power output honours the setting on the YN-E3-RT.
Thats not how the YN transmitter is working for me on 3rd party cams. It will not move the settings until I hit the test button, FW. 1.10. Interesting, but otherwise the YN3 has worked really well for me.

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The YN-E3-RT and ST-E3-RT both work the same, the information is not transferred to the remote flashes until you fire the transmitter, you do not need to "pre-fire" the transmitter when used on third party cameras, well my one doesn't! The updated information gets transmitted when you do the shutter sequence.

Also, you can use Group Mode with the YN-E3-RT on third party cameras if you put all the groups in M, this gives you the capability to fire five different groups instead of the three you get in M Mode, but it won't do second curtain sync in Group Mode whereas, as you said, it will in M Mode with the three groups.
I just tried it again with one 600rt and changing the power and firing the camera to see if the power would change. It did not change and kept firing the hassy but it never changed until I hit the flash test button, in which they did change the power level on the speedlite.

The power levels work flawless on my 5D3 but on the hassy,  it will only change power levels by hitting the test fire button.
Interesting, on my Mamiya it does transfer the new settings on shutter release. I am on FW 1.09 I think.
Does your camera fire at the previous power level and then change to the new power level on the next shot?

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The YN-E3-RT and ST-E3-RT both work the same, the information is not transferred to the remote flashes until you fire the transmitter, you do not need to "pre-fire" the transmitter when used on third party cameras, well my one doesn't! The updated information gets transmitted when you do the shutter sequence.

Also, you can use Group Mode with the YN-E3-RT on third party cameras if you put all the groups in M, this gives you the capability to fire five different groups instead of the three you get in M Mode, but it won't do second curtain sync in Group Mode whereas, as you said, it will in M Mode with the three groups.
I just tried it again with one 600rt and changing the power and firing the camera to see if the power would change. It did not change and kept firing the hassy but it never changed until I hit the flash test button, in which they did change the power level on the speedlite.

The power levels work flawless on my 5D3 but on the hassy,  it will only change power levels by hitting the test fire button.

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The canon STE3 doesn't fire on third party cameras.

Sure, I'm aware of that, and it also doesn't on pre-2012 cameras - that's why I've bought it for my 60d. Problem is that the Yn copy doesn't always fire on *any* camera because it's unreliable. Ymmv and so on, but imho it's definitely worth mentioning.
It's quirky in operation (which I touch on) but so is carrying Plus X's, having those little sync cables come loose, and having to raise/lower stands for power adjustment.

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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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