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Lighting / Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« on: December 06, 2013, 07:08:12 AM »
Ditto what the others say.  It won't work.

I'll give you a word of warning though... I have the Phottix wireless trigger,
http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Wireless-Timer-Shutter-Release/dp/B006JPV126/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1386302625&sr=8-7&keywords=photix+trigger

and I mounted the trigger a top of the yongnuo and from a distance of maybe 10 feet, there appears to be enough interference that the phottix receiver could not register my depression of the shutter release.

So if you wind up trying to do something like that... just be aware that it might not work as seemlessly as you hope...

I think the next time I'm going to just have the phottix receiver hang off the cord giving it about 2.5 feet away from the yong transceiver.


Thanks for the heads up!  To clarify, you're using the 622's right, not the 603's?


Yeah, the 622's.

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Lighting / Re: Is YN622C's Test Fire button a remote shutter release?
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:05:47 PM »
Ditto what the others say.  It won't work.

I'll give you a word of warning though... I have the Phottix wireless trigger,
http://www.amazon.com/Phottix-Wireless-Timer-Shutter-Release/dp/B006JPV126/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1386302625&sr=8-7&keywords=photix+trigger

and I mounted the trigger a top of the yongnuo and from a distance of maybe 10 feet, there appears to be enough interference that the phottix receiver could not register my depression of the shutter release.

So if you wind up trying to do something like that... just be aware that it might not work as seemlessly as you hope...

I think the next time I'm going to just have the phottix receiver hang off the cord giving it about 2.5 feet away from the yong transceiver.

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Canon General / Re: So what have we bought this Black... Er, Weekend?
« on: December 01, 2013, 08:55:40 PM »
I bought a whole bunch of stuff,  but nothing for me.

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Actually, all of you are wrong.

The Planet Earth is accurately described as an "oblate spheroid" and is neither round nor flat.

In common use, "round" is an alternative to "flat". Then it is either round of flat, by definition.

A circle is round, a ball is spherical.

I wonder what it is in 11 dimensions?

I thought we were up to 16  dimensions?

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Canon General / Re: Consumer DSLRs "dead in 5 years"
« on: November 27, 2013, 08:53:10 AM »
The Rebels are great money makers for canon, and often enough gateway cameras.  The rebel user of today might be the 70D user of tomorrow, and the 5D3 user of Friday, and the 1DX user of Saturday.

Oh, yeah, and I just remembered something quite important... a lot of folk don't have $x000's to spend on camera gear, and even amongst those who do, they just might not be that into it.

Consumer DSLRs might die.  But it will be the DSLR bit, in favour of mirrorless perhaps.  The consumer end of the market will not.

I think most people equate  bigger as better.   the mirror less might be more portable,  but slrs  look like REAL  cameras.

 people will always want to document their kids...  so there is a market. 

 much like your example, I  started with a canon xs,  then a  Canon 60d,  and now a 5dmkiii.   the entry level line is like your first hit of crack is on the house...  but after that...  you are going to pay.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:25:52 PM »
I did have coverage under my home owners but there was a $1000 deductible. So with depreciation I am going to get a check for $2000. I cannot complain better than being completely out of luck. I just purchased a 5D Mark III with 24-105L through Adorama. Came with a few extras, memory card, backpack, and the BG-E11 Grip. So a $275 extra for free, I can't complain. Was the best legit deal I could find outside of B&H.

I was so curious about overstock digital as the link I got was on Amazon. I was looking at the recently posted deal for the Mark II body and there was a link to overstock digital.

Thank you one and all for your opinions I do appreciate it.

Call your insurance co and ask about a policy that will cover your gear alone. I don't have a deductible and it covers theft and accidental breakage.  It is the same type of coverage you would get for jewelery.

Also... any chance you could wait till black friday?  Since it is less than 10 days away, there might be a deal of 2 that would be better.  Might be.

Would you mind sharing which insurance company you use? I am looking for a standalone personal insurance for my photo gear, and I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. Also, if there are perks for referrals, please let me know and I'll pass on that information too.
Thanks!

I use Erie Insurance.  I don't think they are national, but I live in Pennsylvania.  I'm more than certain you can find a local company that will do a personal effects policy... or whatever they are called.

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Did we really land on the moon? ??? ;D   

Ahh yes America where a lot of people believe wrestling is real and the moon landing faked  ::) lol

I wrastle with my wife, but she wins by playing dead. 

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Canon General / Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« on: November 25, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D

I got a call from someone today at my work phone claiming to be from publishers clearing house.   evidently i won a  Mercedes and a cash award.

 the CEO called himself..  strange how he couldn't really speak English.
So did you get the Mercedes and the cash award? ;D

I didn't.  I really wish they would call back because I seriously could use some ass warmers in my car seat.

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A recurrent phrase I hear from people holding my camera when a prime lens is mounted is the habitual:
"Where is the zoom?"

I won't talk about people saying that anybody would take great pictures with my DSLR as it annoys me more than anything else.

 wow,  y'all deal with some rude people.   most people acknowledge me and not my gear  performance. 

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in nascar...  we  compliment the racers...  not the car.   Jimmy Johnson won the whatever cup..  not his car.   this is s perfectly respectable beef.

In F1 you hear a lot of complements for both driver and car.

 true,  but in nascar  they kinda makes the  cars all even....  presumably the way our gear comes off the assembly line.

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Photographers have a rather high opinion of themselves. They are probably the least earners in terms of industrial average and have rather substantial investments in their assets, but take offense when somebody gives credit to their gear.

If you are a painter, you could argue that it is your talent and skill that contribute most to the product you are developing. After all, having good quality canvas or paint alone is not going to translate into good painting. But a good quality lens and a good quality camera will give a good quality photo UNLESS the operator sucks. Of course, great photographers can get great results with great cameras, but the skill and talent necessary for great photos is not as great as photographers would like to believe. No offense, but we are in this rumor site where we talk nothing but gear -- so, gear does matter quite a bit in photography.

So, when somebody compliments your gear, just smile and reply back, "Thank you, without this expensive gear, my photo would look shitty just like coming from your iphone." That is the truth.

dig rev tv  does a bit where they give a pro photog a  cheap camera and then let them do their thing despite the constraints. 

I  agree that photography is an easier medium for artistry,  but hitting the shutter button isn't the artistry  itself and there in lies the distinction.

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 in nascar...  we  compliment the racers...  not the car.   Jimmy Johnson won the whatever cup..  not his car.   this is s perfectly respectable beef. 

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I'm the one who gets most of the credit.  So I give some modest praise to my gear.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: used gear
« on: November 22, 2013, 07:03:28 AM »
I'm ok with buying used.  Canon refurbs are your best bet... but I have bought and sold many things on amazon.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: Is this deal too good to be true?
« on: November 20, 2013, 12:26:19 PM »
Also... any chance you could wait till black friday?  Since it is less than 10 days away, there might be a deal of 2 that would be better.  Might be.

How far in advance of BF do the retailers publish their BF deals?

I  haven't seen b&h  or  adorama  get leaked,  but I haven't really looked. 

I usually frequent bfads.net  or something like that.

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