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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D Classic Good Enough for Pros?
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:14:22 PM »
... how did the pros survive before the 5D Mark III?

They survived by using the technology available at the time.

Software & Accessories / Re: Adobe Lightroom 6 Coming Very Soon
« on: February 18, 2015, 08:25:06 AM »
And just yesterday I was thinking it was about time for the next version of Lightroom...  What a coincidence.   Interested to see what will be added and refined.

Canon General / Re: CPS-Canon Professional Servies.
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:04:54 PM »
I've had some of my gear serviced and got a 5D MK III loaner from them.  They've always been prompt for the short time I've worked with them.  I also have the gold service.

Canon General / Re: Lost half of my Canon DSLR
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:02:26 PM »
I'm glad that you and for family are okay, but am so sorry for what's happened.  I'm crossing my fingers in hopes the insurance folks come through for you.

Lighting / Re: Setting up a speed light studio for remote locations
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:53:07 PM »
I do a lot of remote travel to Canada's far north and have recently started carrying a speed light portrait studio. I am finding 2x 430exii and 2 shoot through umbrellas on ultra light stands to be insufficient for high quality images. I am using one for the backdrop and on to light the subject. I carry a white muslin and backdrop stand. I am likely to add at least 1 more 430exii for lighting the backdrop and one for the subject.

I am currently using the 7d radio trigger capability to trigger the 430's. So far it works very well for this application, I would just like to add more light to the backdrop. Carrying my studio strobes is not an option. All the travel is via small bush plane.

What I am wondering is if I add a 600ex-rt as an on camera flash/trigger, will 3x 430exii trigger with the 600ex-rt?


I use an ST-E2 to trigger my 430EXii's.   It's older technology, and most people are wanting radio triggers, but it does the job for me.   Even has an autofocus assist beam. 

Lighting / Re: Light modifiers for speedlights
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:49:01 PM »
Look up the ExpoImaging Rogue Flashbender & Diffusion Panel
+1 on the flashbender products.  They roll up and fit easily in a bag.  They have a portrait kit that comes with with a flashbender/diffusion panel, bounce card, snoot with a grid and flash gels for about $150.  Not a bad price for what you can do with it, and it's compact for storage.

I had asked the same question a while back and one of the members here, PrivatebyDesign, recommended getting a boom stand.  He was right - it's been great to work with.  I wish I had gotten the manfrotto, but the promaster at the local camera store was easier on the wallet at the time.  I also would recommend getting a boomstand.


It's important to ask yourself if you need those extra megapixels...

That sounds just like the question my wife asks when I buy any photography gear.  :D    I use the "capturing family" memories tactic and all is good.

Lenses / Re: 1.4x MKIII Teleconverter
« on: February 07, 2015, 02:07:45 AM »
I use this combo on a 60d and find the iq just fine.  Auto focus speed isn't much slower for me either.

My first DSLR was the T1i with the kit lens in 2009.   I don't have an exact accounting, but it wasn't until a couple of years ago that I started to collect a lot of accessories.  Accessories only, I think that I finally surpassed the cost of the T1i ($899) in 2013.  I only recently started to collect gear for a portable home studio. Which pushed me over the top - flashes, tripod, stands, light modifiers, etc.  I've had to slow down to accommodate a remodel of our master bath (curse you water leak  >:( >:(  )!

Lenses / Re: Wide lens suggestion for APS-C
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:58:34 PM »
I'm happy with Canon's 10-22.  The new 10-18 is cheaper, but I have no experience with that one.

Lenses / Re: Canon 7D/Sigma 10-20mm or Canon 6D/16-35mm f4 ?
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:56:54 PM »
I think that you would really like the 6D with the new 16-35 f4L.  RLPhoto posted a review of this lens shooting landscapes and compared it to the 17-40.  You can see it here:

This isn't a comparison of a ff vs crop wide angle solution, but he does show how well the lens performs.

EOS Bodies / Re: Full Specifications of the EOS Rebel 760D
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:45:21 PM »
These specs are pretty amazing for an entry level DSLR.   Starting to make my 60D look bad :(

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Monopod - advice what to purchase
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:36:28 PM »
Instead of a ball head, look at the Manfrotto 234 tilt head.   I think you will find this a better solution.  As for a monopod - no help here.  I've got a cheap Canon 500 monopod.  It does hold a 60D with 70-200 F2.8IS, but it is flimsy and ready to be replaced.

Lenses / Re: New 50mm & 70-300mm Coming Soon? [CR2]
« on: February 03, 2015, 11:25:42 AM »
I'm looking forward to the 50.   I have the non-L 70-300 IS and it's okay out to about 250mm.  After that it's really soft. I'm betting they fix that and make it STM. 

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Help - I have an EOS500D - Looking to upgrade
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:18:38 AM »
Here are some sports pics I've taken.  Can you tell which is the T1i, 60D, or 5D?  Some of the pics still have all of the EXIF data - no cheating :)

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