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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:36:37 PM »
I think that's a perfect piece of advice - "Just hit the purchase button" - since there is few things more aggravating then wanting something but too afraid to buy it.
When I had roughly your gear I want to upgrade to the 70-200 f 4L... what's on your wishlist?

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Lenses / Re: just hit the purchase button
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:13:46 PM »
Kudos.  I'm not that big of a fan of the focal length... so I'm staying with my 24-105 until the reviews for the sigma 24-70 f/2 come out... provided the lens ever comes out. 

At that point... I'll make my choice... but who knows maybe canon will finally release their 24-70 f/2.8L IS...

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:59:29 PM »

Thanks, Helen. I am actually buying the extra CF card as I have noticed it does not increase the shipping cost, so added value for me. I am buying it through B&H with the Tascam DR-60D which I notice you do not currently stock as well.

Another thing for you to consider, is B&H has cheaper shipping rates - US$ 10.50 in the case of a 64GB 1066X Lexar CF Card. Strange as you both use UPS.

Cheers, and thanks for being visible on the forums, it will definitely make me think of Adorama for future purchases.

I don't remember the last time I paid for shipping on gear... well... when I buy used... but from bandh, adorama, and amazon... I never pay shipping.

Yes, but that is because you are getting it sent somewhere they offer free shipping. I am shipping my stuff to the Far East - that is not free!

That will do it.  I'm about 3 hours away... so that's a touch closer.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:44:40 PM »

Thanks, Helen. I am actually buying the extra CF card as I have noticed it does not increase the shipping cost, so added value for me. I am buying it through B&H with the Tascam DR-60D which I notice you do not currently stock as well.

Another thing for you to consider, is B&H has cheaper shipping rates - US$ 10.50 in the case of a 64GB 1066X Lexar CF Card. Strange as you both use UPS.

Cheers, and thanks for being visible on the forums, it will definitely make me think of Adorama for future purchases.

I don't remember the last time I paid for shipping on gear... well... when I buy used... but from bandh, adorama, and amazon... I never pay shipping. 

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 01:09:48 PM »

.....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.

I hope you notified us?

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I did... I got a return merchandise authorization sent it back and a little over a week later I got a new one with a good looking box.  Like I said... the matter was quickly fixed.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: B&H or Adorama
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:06:32 AM »
I buy from both, but prefer to buy locally.  I'd suggest you consider establishing a relationship with a local dealer.  In the long run, a few dollars more will be offset by having someone who gives you personal service.

I don't like my local store.  They have oem gear, but the other gear is cheap Chinese knock off stuff that you can buy off ebay for a penny... I'm not sure I will miss then if they went out of business...

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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.

Jim

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:













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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...

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

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.

  fats

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.

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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.

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