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When I switched from Nikon to Canon 5 years ago, a lens adapter helped me use a few of my lenses with the new 5DII body.  I hated it.  I had a fotoix adapter then even gave me focus confirmation (in theory).  I just hated it.  Like turning a philips screw with a small enough to fit standard driver, it just felt like a kludge. 

A few months ago I saw a 50s era Nikon 28mm f2.8 in a store window and thought it looked so cool and vintage I have to have it. I still had the adapter anyway.  Hated it. 

Lighting / Re: Midsized Flashlights to work unleashed
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:09:18 AM »
More important than the flashes is the flash modifier.  A good portable soft box is key to change the hard light into soft.

Search youtube for "Off Camera Flash".  You'll see tons of examples and tutorials.

I will bet the 7D2 is running around inside a 1D Mark 4 case or similar.  Completely concealed.  I'm sure it would only go out labeled as 7D2 is Canon wanted it to leak.

EOS-M / Re: Cheap silicon cover or leather case for our M?
« on: June 23, 2014, 05:40:53 PM »
Cheap? Check eBay.  Off brand accessories are there by the ton.

Well 2.5K postings but manners like a sibling of Ankorwat.... had to refrain for some days to answer...

Yes gentlemen of course the restrictions for Field Hockey are not comparable to soccer.
The picture I enclose is from a game of the Chinese female team playing outside the Arena on an artificial green field and another one from the Dutch male Team playing inside the Kyrocera Arena on watered  artificial green field.  The Chinese team's Picture is nothing special just a Goal against another Team and shot from the wrong side but the guys arround the lonesome TV Camera in the corner gives you an idea how relaxed the Dutch are with sealing of the area.

Nice pics axtstern. 

He's claiming he got into the World Cup media area with no credentials, which is quite a bit different from this.
Also, note that the OP said, "Hockey games of the world cup currently held at The Hague" - he didn't mean the World Cup of Football/Futbol/Soccer :)

Field Hockey.  Looks like 4-5000 people in attendance.  It's plausible.

Canon General / World Cup 360: Big White Lenses, Sony Smocks
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:40:25 AM »
I got a kick out of the is 360 when I noticed 75% Canon, 20% Nikon, and everybody gets in an orange smock with a Sony tag.

I get into events all the time with my 400mm f2.8.  College football etc.  But I always reciprocate.  Send some photos to the team etc.

We're not talking games.  We're talking championship events.  Any sport in the United States in NCAA Division I is the same.  At championship events to get to the media areas, there are very strict guidelines, no exceptions.  I'm guessing the World Cup constitutes as a championship event. 

I'm sure if you showed up to the Rose Bowl with your 1Dx/400 f/2.8 combo, they'd just let you on the sidelines, right?  Wrong.

I want to apologize sincerely for my events not being championship enough.  And I only have a 1D4 and 5D3 so your last comment is especially difficult for me to bare.  Though my 400 has IS, so don't know if that kind of counts.

axtstern, here is a nice shot from an Islanders Game with a 200mm f1.8.  I will admit to being credentialed for this event.  Please don't hold it against me for going off topic.   I only owned this lens for about a year, selling it because I preferred my 70-200 f2.8 IS II as a partner to my 400 f2.8 IS.  The 1.8 was marvelous, but too heavy as a second lens.  I was team photographer for the 2012 season, but the team folded in 2013.
C28F0143 by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

I don't understand the problem exactly, can't you just put one trigger in the hotshoe of the camera in your hand, the other with a shutter release cable attached to the remote camera? Then when you fire the camera in your hand, it would trigger the remote camera?

Which model of triggers do you have?

I have RF-603c's.  And that is exactly the problem.  Using one as a transmitter will fire the remote camera only if you press the button on the transmitter.  Placing it on the hotshot and firing the camera does nothing.   If you set up the receiver with a flash, the flash will fire.

I get into events all the time with my 400mm f2.8.  College football etc.  But I always reciprocate.  Send some photos to the team etc.

It depends on what version of YN you have. You can do that with my RF-602's, but I believe the RF-603 lost some functionality on that area, I thought the RF-603II got it all back but I heard of some people who still couldn't do what I can with the 602's.

You can also do it with 600-EX-RT's and or the ST-E3-RT.

Thanks.  That sounds like what I need.

Lmatnme, thanks.  the link is not a problem and I appreciate it vs. making me search for something.  My current system lets me use 1 remote as a transmitter, and 1+ as receivers.  I can set of 10 remote camras if I had 11 transmitters.  But I must press the remote, and I'd prefer to press the shutter button on the camera in my hands.  That lets me compose and shoot normally, while the remote just fires. 

Say for example B-Ball, I am under the net and 3 feet off the court, but also shooting remotely from the rafters:
Untitled by RexPhoto91, on Flickr

Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal head or not for Tamron 150-600
« on: June 17, 2014, 11:31:54 PM »
I find that people who do not have IS lenses will tell you at length that they don't need it / don't want it.  People who have it generally like it and treat it as a one of many tools in the tool box. I am in camp 2.  As I recall Auto Focus was very similar.

Software & Accessories / Re: Gimbal head or not for Tamron 150-600
« on: June 17, 2014, 12:00:00 AM »
I highly recommend the Wimberly Sidekick or similar.  Add this to your quality ballhead, and you have a great gimble.  10 seconds on and off http://www.tripodhead.com/products/sidekick-main.cfm.

I use mine with a 400mm f2.8 IS and it works great.

Animal Kingdom / Re: Lizards
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:54:23 PM »

I have been using remote cameras in my sports photos a little lately an I often find I'd like to trigger one camera with another.  In other words, remote camera way over there, another camera in my hand.  I press and motor drive one camera, the remote camera starts and stops at the same time, with the first photo being close to simultaneous.

I have a pair of the Yougnuo triggers and these can be used to
1. Trigger a remote camera using one as a remote (press the button on Yougnuo)
2. Trigger a remote flash with the Yougnuo attached to the flash shoe of the camera in my hand.

But, you cannot as far as I can tell, trigger the remote camera with the camera in your hand.

Edit: My triggers are RF-603c's

Lenses / Re: Lens repair?
« on: June 15, 2014, 01:20:48 PM »
Why not call a camera repair place and ask?  My fav: www.southern-photo.com/

The lens probably has some value as parts for doing just such a repair. 

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