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Lighting / 600EX-RT - invalid dead battery indication & fix
« on: August 11, 2014, 03:59:46 PM »
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.

Jim

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Cameras and Lenses / 17-40 - nearly new, box & all
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:09:59 PM »
CAD600 maybe? Drop me a line.  Photos to follow.

Jim

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5. Go directly to Peak Design. OMG this stuff is good. It's inexpensive. It's simple, light, customizable with flexibility limited only by your imagination. In the context of the OP's question, I use two Peak Design Leash straps slung one each side. Just make sure the heavier of the two (in my case a 1D4 with 70-200 f/2.8isII) on top. Leave the straps a little looser than instinct would tell you. I'm 15 months in now with Peak Design. I thought the narrow straps would cut, but they don't. In any case, they're releasing a wide strap within weeks, the culmination of a Kickstarter project. The quick release Anchors are the heart and soul of this system. They're pure gold especially if you also use your DSLR for video where straps are always in the way. Snap snap and you're strapless.

I've really worked the field on this subject. Peak Design. Check them out. Don't buy a double strap. Ever.

-pw

For $35 I reckon I'll try it!

Jim

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If you can bring a device, an Android tablet and an MHL cable may be used to connect to their display; that gives you a means of delivering original-format data without having to transfer any of it to their assets.

Jim

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Personally if someone showed up and wanted to run an executable on my computer, they'd be shown the door.  That said if your clients are ok with the idea go for it, but I'd make sure first.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 10, 2014, 11:49:39 PM »
700 wide seems like a comfortable size for a laptop, I haven't tried a mobile device yet though.  As an aside, am I the only one to see threads with pages which wouldn't load?  I had a look at the "we the photographers" thread and about half the pages only came up blank - no content but no 404 either.

Jim

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Need a bit of advice on flash triggers
« on: August 10, 2014, 03:00:42 PM »
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Is there anything else I should be considering?

Reliability, perhaps?

Resale value?  There it's no wrong answer but it's something to think about as well.

Jim

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Site Information / Re: Small or Large Thumbnails - Poll
« on: August 09, 2014, 01:32:52 AM »
The first option gives previews a little smaller than the previous setup, yes?  Either way it seems big enough, and six photos in what I consider a lot in one post.

Jim

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Business of Photography/Videography / Re: Copyright
« on: August 08, 2014, 07:53:00 PM »
If it were on a white background, obviously Amazon would own it.  But in this case, it's a puzzler...   ;)

Oook!

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Photography Technique / Re: Help me on using tripod
« on: August 08, 2014, 02:32:03 PM »
Thanks all for your guidance, suggestions and time...

I have a question?

Does tripod makes snapping more time consuming?

A minute or two to get your tripod set up beats not getting the shot.

Jim

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Lighting / Re: Cold shoe recommendation for 600EX-RT
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:15:47 PM »
The cheap ebay ones (square, ribbed sides) are rubbish.  Believe me, I tried them.

Jim

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Lenses / Re: Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L Coming [CR1]
« on: August 07, 2014, 03:13:04 PM »
If it is as sharp as their recent releases and has IS then I suppose I could sell a kidney...

Jim

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Cameras and Lenses / Re: Test Sale
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:03:18 PM »
With a bit of luck a reply won't come out in Klingon...  :o

Jim

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Post Processing / Re: Merging Multiple Exposures
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:02:23 PM »
My workflow:  Adjust all the images in LR5, merge to HDR pro in CS6, 32 bit mode, set white as appropriate, render that, close it (yes to saving), mess with resultant file as it appears back in LR.  One is attached.

Jim

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Theater, Concert and Event / Re: First Concert Shoot
« on: August 05, 2014, 06:07:21 PM »
I'd say you're off to a good start, and the feedback you have here reflects not only where you can go from here but how far you've come to get here.

Jim

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