Hi, I don't know if this is news or not but some threads have been inaccessible; the 200-400 thread in the lens gallery is the latest one. I posted a photo and then Eldar posted something, but now clicking on it only brings up an empty page. Any suggestions? Anything I can do to help?
Anyone else here a member? I mailed away a money order (how quaint) and received a membership card in the mail; is that the norm? I ask on account of people joining and getting some interesting stuff for their trouble.
One of my lights came up the other day with a dead battery indication; I thought nothing of it because it had been in a bag in my car unattended for a week or so. The indication persisted after charging the batteries, and after replacing them with known-good ones.
What worked as a fix was to connect an external battery pack and turn the flash on; after that it turns on normally without the external battery. I don't know what causes this, but that has been the fix. I'll report back if it happens again.
I have a plan coming together for a 50+ day trip to Europe. Any real-world experience on getting 16GB across the pond daily in a reliable manner?
My initial conditions are no wish to use an online storage medium and no wish to keep the only copies with me physically. Also if I can leave my laptop at home and run on my Asus tablet so much the better; I intend to carry what I need rather than drag literal baggage all over. Finally this is quite likely a once in a lifetime trip, two years worth of vacation time, etc etc so I won't complain about spending a little.
My plan is to write to both cards (in a 1Dx), save everything on a pair of TB-class external drives and then mail USB sticks home separately more or less daily. 16GB thumbies appear to be affordable on the basis of one pair per day, and I can sell most of them when I get home anyway.
I'm all ears - the flight doesn't leave any time soon.
Hi, anyone know if this one and this one interchange? The (more or less) local place has the lens I want and the other filter, and as much as the obvious answer is no if they're simply a different colour then I'm not going to fuss.
I'm surprised there isn't a thread for it here already so here we go. I traded my (earlier) Sigma 50 f/1.4 for one of these today and for what it cost me I'm impressed. I know it isn't the 100L I want to get later but it will certainly hold me while I spend the difference on a few more pressing things. Anyone else have one?
As an aside sRGB was not kind to the attached image, but this post comes to you from my tablet while I do some work on my desktop.
There I was shooting bullriding in a cave-dark arena yesterday, and occasionally I had trouble getting AF lock on a 1Dx with a 70-200 f/2.8L II. Lo and behold Thinkgeek has flashlight-size IR lights for sale, would one of those be any use out to about 100 feet? I might shop around for something which runs on AAs and has provision for a remote switch, but only if the idea is sound.
So you're in a hotel room and have a dozen devices to plug in, each of which will occupy an entire outlet. What do you do, particularly when you have to pack whatever you intend to use? Assume please standard North American sockets.
I've used FoCal to good effect on short lenses with overhead light, but for the longer ones the idea of using a couple flashes popped (sorry) in my head; Anyone try it yet? Google didn't turn up anything on the subject.