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Lenses / Re: Your "precious" lord of the red rings is?
« on: January 08, 2013, 01:53:55 PM »
It would have to be my 400mm 2.8 mkii and 135mm L

Santa dropped off 2x 600EX-RT's , ST-E3-RT , EOS M , 22mm f/2 EF-M , 135mm f/2L and a 85mm f/1.2L in a pear tree :)

I wish instead of bringing out new flashguns they would bring out a receiver unit for the ST-E3-RT to make the 580's compatible...

That would be an ST-E2!

I really don't understand the dissatisfaction here, Canon did a very good job of making the new flash compatible with 100% functionality of the legacy gear going all the way back to the first EX's. They didn't have to include optical triggering reverse compatibility, it wouldn't have altered my decision to buy three 600's and an ST-E3-RT and having used them for a few weeks I know I will be buying more, but give credit where it is due, Canon did include it. You can buy one 600EX-RT and if you already own older EX Speedlites or a camera with a commander built in you are good to go.

Yes that's all and great but canon are/have fazed out the ST-E2 with its replacement the grand ST-E3-RT which is meant to be an upgrade?? What im saying is instead of upgrading flashguns that already work fine why not make a ST-E3-RT with optical as well then it will be back compatible.. The new 600EX-RT flashguns are great im buying two with the ST-E3-RT, but it just makes my 580II's ( which aren't 6 months old ) a little redundant.. Vent over :)

I wish instead of bringing out new flashguns they would bring out a receiver unit for the ST-E3-RT to make the 580's compatible...

Lighting / Re: I have an old Sony speedlite and a new Canon 7D
« on: December 03, 2012, 05:20:27 PM »
Sony and Minolta are compatible, Nikon and Fuji are compatible and Canon have a different fit all together

Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger 580EXii ?
« on: December 03, 2012, 11:25:04 AM »
why couldnt they have made a hybrid with both optical and RT on the ST-E3-RT... Not cool Canon!!!

Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger 580EXii ?
« on: December 02, 2012, 03:04:44 PM »

I was hoping that moving up to the 600 would solve using other triggers etc... Oh well back to the drawing board.. Thanks  for your advice

Lighting / Re: ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger 580EXii ?
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:48:22 PM »
The ST-E3-RT has only a radio transmitter.  The 580 has only an optical receiver. The 600 has optical and radio transmission and reception.

An ST-E2 could trigger both the 580s and the 600, optically.

thank you for your quick reply..
Im not looking to get the ST-E3-RT to trigger the 580's but to get the 600 to trigger the 580 while using the ST-E3-RT if that makes sense...

So camera has the ST-E3-RT which will trigger the 600 then to get the 600 at the same time to trigger the two 580's

Lighting / ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT to trigger 580EXii ?
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:21:59 PM »
Hey guys,

Im just about to pull the trigger on a ST-E3-RT and 600EX-RT that iv been having a play with.. I tried very quickly to see if it was possible to trigger two 580exii while in slave mode and the 600EX-RT in slave while using the ST-E3-RT to fire the  600, I unfortunately couldnt get the 580's to fire... But if I put the 600 on camera it fired the two 580's with no problem.. Im not after full ETTL, more than happy just using it fully manual...

If anyone can shed a bit light on this subject it would be much appreciated..

2002 - Fuji S5000
2009 - Coolpix s8000
2011 - Borrowed a 5D MKII off my girlfriend
2011 - Canon 7D
2011 - Canon 5D MKII ( 2 months later )
2012 - Canon 1DX

Hey guys, thank you so much for all your info.. It has really helped me.. I think that I have settled on the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo.. That is about as much as I'm looking to spend on a calibration system..

I should have said earlier that I am using a Macbook pro 17" with 2.3 i7 with 16GB of ram and a 750GB hard drive.. I noticed that can calibrate the display through the system preferences, which then gives me a profile .. Not sure how accurate it is..

Is the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo the right choice?

Thanks guys for your response.. I think spyder get some of the best reviews that iv seen on the net.. So what I need to do first is calibrate my monitor then run off a few test prints see how close they come to the colours on screen, then how would I go about adjusting the print to match the screen colours ?

Software & Accessories / The best Calibration system for screen to print?
« on: October 18, 2012, 02:28:00 PM »
Hey guys,

After a few hours editing a few of my bird of prey in flight photos, I though that the next time that I'm in work il get them printed off.. Iv never been one for doing prints but as of late people have been asking to buy copies of my work.. To cut a long story short, when I printed off the selected photos I noticed that they came out a lot darker and slightly over saturated.. But when viewed on my Mac they look fine.. I understand no two systems can be perfect specially with colour rendering etc... Basically what I am looking for is a piece of software/hardware that will look at the screens colour etc and then will look at the print colours etc and get a happy balance where I can accurately edit on my mac and print off exactly what I see on the screen...

The lab that I use at work is a Fuji frontier wet lab using light sensitive paper and chemical based developers.. It is regally checked and calibrated by fuji engineers.. I understand that it will never be a perfect match like having my own printer, but I will never use it that much to warrant the costs ( much rather invest it in lenses ;) )...

If anyone can recommend a good but not too expensive calibration system I would much appreciate it..


EOS Bodies / Re: New Canon EOS-M
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:58:24 AM »
No built-in flash is a deal breaker already.

From what I heard the EOS-M comes with a small flashgun as part of a package with the 18-55 or the 22mm

EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 1dx Color
« on: September 19, 2012, 04:44:15 PM »
I have noticed a slight colour change between the RAW file and Large JPG of the same image in camera.. Not sure why it would do it..

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