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Canon General / Re: Deal: Canon 6D (body only)
« on: January 21, 2014, 05:22:02 PM »
That's amazon's regular price right now as well.  That's actually *up* from the ~$1500 prices it was at recently... yeah I been shopping :)

Lighting / Re: Reco for on flash diffuser
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:41:37 PM »
Depending on the size/girth you want to deal with, I can heartily recommend the Rogue Flashbender products... the small size is good for on-camera diffusion, and I actually have two of the XL kits for on-stand work.

Hopefully this link will work for everyone, this was a wedding I did last fall, the reception (towards the bottom) was in a non-bouncable ceiling, so were all with a 5D3/600 combo and a small Flashbender plus diffuser front attached, flash running in TTL mode.  It's a bit bulky/non-discreete, but that might not be a bad thing depending... and the light quality was very good.


Canon General / Re: Why Scott Kelby Switched to Canon
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:34:00 AM »
Boy, there's some SERIOUS hate and bickering in this thread.

Kelby isn't my favorite trainer/expert/talking-head by any stretch, but I believe that his reasons were sound.

The skin tones, review speed, ergonomics are CRITICAL when you're doing sports photography... you don't have time to 'shop or browse your photos, they are delivered as-is out of the camera ASAP.  He got hooked in from there, it's simple. 

Of course, Canon was wooing him, and he's well compensated/sponsored, as a lot of top evangelists/trainers/mouthpieces are, so that's a factor... is anyone really surprised.

GREAT review, thanks greatly for the time taken to write it.

Lenses / Re: Your lenses for weddings?
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:07:14 PM »
Just doing my first few... 24-70 for most, especially with flash (use a Flashbender for diffusion)... 70-200 if you are at the back... primes (50 1.2 and 85 1.2) if time permits for portraiture.  The 24-70 is the "one lens" that's most important for me, especially if you can control your distance somewhat, or have to use flash.

Software & Accessories / Re: Best Headlamp I've Found
« on: January 14, 2014, 09:43:05 AM »
I've always loved the Petzl Zipka line of lights, specifically their newer high-lumen one. 

I keep one in my pocket when I'm out at night taking photos (yes, it has a red light), and it's about the lightest thing out there for hiking as well.

Lenses / Re: 6d/100L macro/Kenko 2X TC lockup
« on: January 07, 2014, 02:40:39 PM »
Thanks for your replies. Shutting off AFMA solved the problem, but as my 100L needed a +9 AFMA, not sure the overall solution will be satisfactory...
Back to the original question:

If you're going to be doing macro that close, I'd suggest going to Live View so that the mirror is up when you take the photo.  That kind of vibration can affect the results at that close of a focus distance.  If you use Live View, then the AFMA isn't necessary for accurate focus.

THIS... let's get back to the question at hand.  Live view is going to be your standard tool at that magnification anyway.

Speedlites, Printers, Accessories / Re: 600 ex rt GEL holder, seriously?
« on: January 07, 2014, 02:20:43 PM »
After trying these with a Flashbender in preparation for a wedding, and seeing how easily they become dislodged, mine went back into the box, never to be used again.

The other issue I had with them, was that there's only a couple of colors included, or even available, that fit the holder... so not useful to me at all.

I have some Rogue brand gel kits in my wish list instead.

Lenses / Re: Tamron SP 150-600 f/5-6.3 VC Review
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:28:52 AM »
I'll be watching this closely... I keep a 2x for my 70-200, but seems that this would be a better solution for occasional long reach instead, for just a few more bucks!

the above were taken with a Canon 7D with a Tamron 18-270 VC... other than the aperture sticking a few times, the Tamron kept up with the high frame rate of the 7D, and generally kicked out some good photos.

The 7D was MADE for air shows, it'd be the one thing I'll miss it for (since gone to FF).

last 3...

Here's mine... from a 2011 homecoming (in Pensacola) Blue Angels show.

Wow... did a quick look and I definitely have the "points" for any level I'd want, but not the desire to spend the $ on the membership nor am I a pro...   I'm just glad they'll sell the pro gear to mere mortals like myself I guess :)

Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for information on a "beam tripper"
« on: October 16, 2013, 07:15:41 PM »
As promised, here's an example setup and finished shot.  The more flashes the better, you need the lowest power setting which means shortest duration, and if you add more flashes at this short duration/power, you get more flexibility.


Software & Accessories / Re: Looking for information on a "beam tripper"
« on: October 15, 2013, 04:04:56 PM »
If you have an iPhone (or Android maybe?)  get TriggerTrap if you want sound-tripping.

I'll post some examples tonight, but it worked perfectly for me for water balloons and pellets, via the sync cord method... open shutter in dim light, firing short-duration flash bursts from speedlites via sound triggering from a smart phone app using microphone on the phone.

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