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I've replaced the batteries, and everything is perfect again.  How nice to have so easy a fix.  I'm glad you suggested the battery possibility, Studio1930.

Thanks to everyone who's chimed in on my question.  This forum is a wonderful place.

No problem.  I have a set of triggers that sometime lag a bit with weak batteries as well. :)

Lenses / Re: Tilt Shift Lenses - Looking for Advice
« on: March 11, 2013, 03:27:20 PM »
c) What would you use a 90mm TS-E for - A few of the minature videos or photographs I've seen have been done with this focal length but I assume thats not the real purpose of that focal length

The 90 TS-E is often used for portraits which is what I use it for.  It is very sharp and can create some great shots that software has a hard time reproducing.  Also, combined with an extension tube, it can allow for some great close up shots.  (My first shot is not a great representation of what this lens can really do, but this is all I had quick access to for posting.  :-\ )

Yep, what Neuro said.  Also, there are sometimes issues with weak batteries causing this issue (with 3rd party wireless) whereas fresh batteries might allow maximum sync speed.

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:41:30 AM »

Ok cool...and you wrote that you were shooting at f11 ...so that widens the doff as well....helps quite a bit.

Only the blue sky shots were f/11.  All of the others were near wide open (f/1.4-f/2.2)  :)

Abstract / Re: Paint Drop
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:50:44 PM »

Very cool looking shot.  I would like to see 100% in focus for that type of shot though.

Lighting / Re: 580ex ii not firing
« on: March 06, 2013, 04:46:30 PM »
I have a 580ex ii and it will fire only if level (most times but not all) or facing up, but will not fire if it is facing down on an angle lower then level. Not sure why but it just will not fire. With that said it will fire as a slave level, up, down, on its side. Any one else has this issue or thoughts on why my flash is not flashing. I changed the batteries but still no luck. Also I am using it on a 60D.


I have had the same issue with my 580ex II flashes in the past as well but I don't remember what the issue ended up being.  I think it was some mode change that wouldn't change when the head was tilted but honestly I am not sure.  ???

Lenses / Re: Addicted to dof
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:18:45 PM »
I think it's kind of funny that the title for this post is "Addicted to DOF," when it's really a lack of DOF that everyone is talking about. Not saying anyone is wrong. It's just kind of funny how the term gets thrown around.

If we want to get technical, it is the adjective "shallow" that is missing.  You can be addicted to DOF whether it is shallow or deep so the statement is not incorrect, it is just lacking a full description.   

Isn't a lack of DOF a blurry image and not an image with a shallow DOF?

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 06, 2013, 08:54:08 AM »
Did some testing of the 1DX in blowing and/or reflecting snow.  Even with the temperamental 85L, the 1DX focus was fast and spot on!  Some blue sky, white snow f/11 shots were easy as well with the 1DX.  Love this camera.  ;D

(Used 85L, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II & 200 f/2)

Nice shots!

I had done some similar shooting with my dog in the snow while it was snowing and I got a lot of shots where the AF picked up on the snowflakes that were in the air, rather than the dog, resulting in an oof shot.   Maybe because my dog has a dark coat as a backdrop to the white snowflakes?   Anyway, the situation tricked my 1dx af settings, did you have this happen to you at all while shooting your dog while it was snowing?

It did have a few OOF shots due to snow flakes, but only a couple out of hundreds.  I have the AF tweaked to ignore temporarily closer objects and I think I was running case 4 with single focus point and 4 point expansion.  Interestingly enough, the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II was the worse lens for popping OOF quickly and then back into focus quickly.  The 85L and the 200 f/2 tracked much better.  I think the 85L is slower and the 200 f/2 is smarter.  ;)

1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:10:43 PM »
Did some testing of the 1DX in blowing and/or reflecting snow.  Even with the temperamental 85L, the 1DX focus was fast and spot on!  Some blue sky, white snow f/11 shots were easy as well with the 1DX.  Love this camera.  ;D

(Used 85L, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II & 200 f/2)

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 05, 2013, 04:02:12 PM »
We are getting a bit off subject, but I use both lens hoods and filters for protection.  I was shooting in this past snow storm and the lens hood kept the snow off my 85L (not weather sealed) and my 70-200 f/2.8 IS II.  The inside of the fuzzy hood was white with snow but the lens/filter was dry.

Reviews / Re: Review - Canon EF 85 f/1.2L II
« on: March 05, 2013, 03:48:13 PM »
Mmmmm, the 85L.  ;D  When used properly it can be just stunning and hard to reproduce with any other glass.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Nikon finally Admits D600 Dust Problem
« on: March 04, 2013, 03:30:08 PM »
The Canon 1Ds3 had oil issues when they were new.  They over oiled the mirror arms and high speed shooting (if you could call it that) would fling lots of oil all over the sensor.  I had to send mine in to be cleans since it was waaaaay too much to attempt to clean up plus they had to remove some of the oil from the mirror arms.  These things happen to all manufacturers. 

Now the focusing problem of the 1Ds3 was a different issue that was worthy of complaining about.  :-\

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »
Proven to make your images softer but protect your lens from a tree. your call.

Noticeably softer?  I would like to see the source of that fact (unless you are referring to cheap filters).

Lenses / Re: UV filters (any difference?)
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:48:27 AM »
  Seems to me based on casual observation that snapshooters use them and serious photographers (especially pros) do not.  I suspect this is because the snapshooters are told by the salesperson at the camera shop that they have to have one.

Wow, did you really think about this before you typed it?  Rienzphotoz already responded with a perfect reply to your statements, but I just had to add to it.  Statements like yours make you sound like the inexperienced snapshooter.  Of course I have not clue as to your actual experience and quality of work, but your comments can often give the inexperienced photographers the wrong idea.  Please don't make grand assumptions based on casual observations.  ::)

My opinion based on decades of experience:

*  Cheap filter is worse than no filter
*  No filter is sometimes preferable in certain situations
*  Quality filter is often needed for protection (sand, salt or fresh water (splash or rain), ice, dirt/mud, photojournalism...)

Lenses / Re: your goto everyday lens and why?
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:01:13 AM »
200 f/2. 

When in doubt, this lens will hit the mark!

My second choice is the 70-200 f/2.8 IS II but I usually put it back down and pick up the 200 f/2.  This past weekend we went out of town for four days and I only took the 1DX and 200 f/2.  My wife was impressed with my light camera load (normally want to take at least 3 lenses and a backup body when going out of town).  :P

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