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Lighting / Re: Profoto B1 vs. Phottix Indra
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:45:57 PM »

... the Indra's features put it overall in front of the B1. 

Phottix Indra is very appealing but lately their support it is not very reliable. There are many users having problems with Mitros+ and have no response by the support team.
How long will last a Phottix Indra? My Odin receivers are not in good shape after 2 years: plastic support for hotshoe is broken and another was almost split in half when tilted with a flash. And they were not used in tough conditions.
These things should be taken in consideration, in my opinion.

And about modifiers? Phottix modifiers are OK but not that special in terms of light quality. If you want to use another brand you have to get speedrings, increasing the overall price.

let's wait for the reviews. :)

Lighting / Re: Profoto B1 vs. Phottix Indra
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:52:05 AM »
Now Profoto have actually delivered on the HSS promise the B1's are looking a near certainty in my future plans. The one caveat is they seem to have locked the HSS into the top couple of power levels, which seems strange, but very workable.

Maybe it's not that strange.
If you think in speedites maybe the same happens: you turn on HSS, you are in 1/16 of power, you take a picture, the power it is not enough, you raise power to 1/2.
The B1 just takes you automatically to power from 7 to 10 (Canon system).

Maybe that is something like this. :)

Lighting / Re: Profoto B1 vs. Phottix Indra
« on: December 24, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
V8Beast, I'm in the same boat!

Did you decide anything by now?

I already have the Odin system with 3 speedlites, so adding an Indra will be the most safe and cheaper bet. I would have 4 lights! But in more challenging situations for speedlites, would I have really four lights?
I'm in the need of more powerful strobe and it crosses my mind about the investment in the profoto. But everything else would be more expensive!

There are a few things that the Indra is "ahead": mix TTL with Manual in different channels and Stroboscopic. I don't know if it's possible to turn off channels independently in B1, while in the Odin system, it is.
Profoto has other "aheads" of course.

And also will be released the Odin II and it looks promising!

I contacted my camera store and they said that Indra only in february we will know something about it. It is strange, because its release date was scheduled for October 2014. I'm curious about the delay.
There are a few units out there, youtube videos by owners but the reviews are not much detailed.

Lenses / Re: Is the 16-35 L II worth its price?
« on: June 06, 2013, 03:05:28 AM »
You can consider the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 .

Software & Accessories / Re: Accessory to block light
« on: January 05, 2013, 04:32:14 PM »
That's it!

Thank you both.

Software & Accessories / Accessory to block light
« on: January 04, 2013, 10:06:09 AM »

I hope this is not in the wrong place.

Need your help: what is the name of that "thing" some people uses in their pc/mac that prevents light from fall to screens? It has some side blockers.. do you know? I kind of an hat for the screen!  ;D

I don't know the name in english.

Where can I find it?

Thank you!

Lenses / Re: January 8, 2013 Announcements?
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:48:48 AM »
4 days left... let's wait and see.  :)

It would be good a 14-24 or something like that.

I did notice those problems with my 5D3 and a 580EXII flash. It just takes too long to focus.

I tried 580EXII with my 7D and noticed that the assist beam was bigger, lighter.. well, there is really a difference in the beam.

I think if you try to focus on further (and by further I mean about 3 meters) the assist beam it's not so effective. I say this because I tried to focus on a close object in an almost dark environment and it was ok.

Let's hope Canon fix this.

To those who had problems with EOS Utility 2.11.4 and Mac OS 10.7.5, there is already a version available at Canon USA site (2.12.0) that doesn't crash.

EOS Bodies / Re: Adorama is selling 5d3 for $2745 on eBay now
« on: September 16, 2012, 06:41:07 AM »
I think, in short term, prices will be lower.
I just bought mine for 3089€, the best price found, here, in Portugal. In Amazon (Spain) it can be bought for 2934€.

Too bad that price it is only for USA. :) If i had someone there, i would considerer it. A 5D Mark3 for 2000€.. ;D

Let's wait and see what is next.

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