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I was also thinking about the Yongnuo st-e2, but I'm not sure if it's compatible with the 6D.

I was going to suggest this and their lights rather than screwing around with optical triggering.  There is another thread here somewhere (here) discussing what it can do.  The idea of firing Canon-type wireless lights with a different-brand body is intriguing.


i have the yongnuo st-e2 it does not work with the 5Dmk3 not sure why itsw fine for the other cameras but i've never used it since getting the phottix odins i should probably give it to someone who needs it more and might actually use it :P

It should. Do you have the latest firmware (v1.08) installed? The EX90 is going for $50 at 6th Ave via ebay, if anyone is interested.

I picked one up at $50 from 6th ave... but I'm regretting the purchase... I did want something that would act as fill flash...

I have 2 yongnuo 622's... so I guess I could buy another... 1 on each of my two 580 exii's... and then one on my 5d mkiii body... with the 90ex as a flash and not as a master... but not it just seems freaking convoluted...

I'm annoyed with myself.  I'll maybe just sell it for $50 and be done with it.  No harm... no foul... no loss.

Here's a quick question....

Can you use the flash to trigger two off camera groups (yes), while at the same time using it to provide fill flash?

If it works like the 60d's built in flash the answer has to be yes.... but I'm not sure.

No, it does not fire its own flash when used as a master.

I guess it gets tired and needs a rest.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:22:57 PM »
I lean towards b&h, but that is only because I haven't had any problems with them.  Adorama does a fine job but they sent me a cheap lens and the box was damaged.... and probably not by the post.  So... small problem that was quickly fixed... but still.

Here's a quick question....

Can you use the flash to trigger two off camera groups (yes), while at the same time using it to provide fill flash?

If it works like the 60d's built in flash the answer has to be yes.... but I'm not sure.

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:22:59 PM »
One more - a fun one - and my first "sequence shot" at that.  This obstacle was called "Stairway to Heaven":

Some great shots there - had a look at the ones on you're link.

So that's the same rider/horse... and I want to guess a wide angle lens, a tripod, I want to say a wired shutter release, and a likely Photoshop magic playing with layers.

Sports / Re: Horses / Horseriding etc
« on: March 10, 2014, 03:26:32 PM »
So that's why you needed the speed.  Very nicely done.

Here are some of my favorites from my first Eventing, um, event, over the last few days:

Lenses / Re: IS Versions of the 50mm, 85mm & 135mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:54:19 PM »
assuming we get a 135mm f/2L is, What say everyone about the Paint? will it be white or black?  Since this would be a great indoor sports lens perhaps this will be the new "baby white tele"! Perhaps we should be looking for a small white lense during the Souci Olympics! What sport would a 135mm IS be most likely used? Do they have outdoor night events?

Paint it all red for all I care.

As for indoor sports... I could see using it in sports like volleyball or diving if you are allowed to get close enough to the action... but those are obviously summer sports...

Software & Accessories / Re: How many cards?
« on: March 09, 2014, 05:40:56 PM »

I've recently replaced all my camera gear so i have only one type of card for my 1dx, and that is SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro i have 4 of them for the stuff i do.

I only use sandisk as i've had problems in the past with lexar cards locking up cameras.

You can wear the cards out so expect a life of 5 years in a professional environment and 10 years for amateur use.


If I used the same card I did ten years ago... it would be a multi media card, mmc, and I want to say it was  mb, but it was probably 32mb... or something ridiculously small like that.  Needless to say... I've not worn out any cards.

Lenses / Re: Affected with GAS, Gear Acquisition Syndrome
« on: March 08, 2014, 06:05:34 PM »
It's starting to get nice out... I have a hankering for some long exposure images... I need more lenses so I can make that happen.

The previous poster got to GoPro first, but the cage idea seems sound for working with what you've got.  Layers of bubble wrap on the outside might make for a means of damping the impact of a direct hit.


did I not to mention that the softball players are 10 year old girls don't have a great deal power

Will you share the video if and only if a ball hits the cage?

If I experiment and the cage holds... I'll put the camera in with a filter and I'll throw some balls at the camera with a fisheye lens...

Hi JD.
1 Just how soft is a softball?
2 How heavy is it.
3 How fast is it.
4 Is it not the purpose of a guinea pig cage to keep soft things in not softballs out?  :o
From 2&3 you can work out the energy that the cage needs to absorb to protect the camera.

Cheers Graham.

If I recall force = mass x acceleration squared. 

The mass of a softball is... let's say 8 ounces.  The maximum speed at the 10 and under is maybe 40 miles per hour...

And so I need to convert from stupid American to metric...

Carry the two...

And the answer is... throw softballs at the cage to see if it holds up. 

Are people testing write speeds with single or dual cards in place.

It’s always been my understanding that when writing to dual cards using a 5D111 the speed was governed by the SD card. Putting in faster SD cards made no improvement. But this limitation does not apply to the 1Dx.

Can anybody confirm this?


The way I read it... they are only putting one card into the body... a cf card.

Do not know the type of cage you have, but how to operate the camera and make correct framing with the camera inside?

Wide angle and no focus around 15 feet away... And close down the aperture a little. 

I'm not making a film... I recording practice and games to give them feedback.

I coach softball and I'd like to be able to tape games & practice and then send clips to the girls and tell them to do better. 

But I was concerned about leaving my body and lens exposed to foul balls. 

Our guinea pig just died so I was thumping about using his 3'x2'x2' cave to house my camera.

I would get a bendy tripod and attach it to the base of the cage.  Attach the camera, hit record, attach the top of the cage and done.

Am I missing anything here? 

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