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Nope, you're not the only one. If Canon comes out with a radio triggered flash, I will buy three of them ASAP. If Canon integrates a radio transmitter into the 5DIII, it will be a stroke of genius.

This is kinda off topic, but why no love for the 550EX? It puts out more juice than the 430, can be used as a master, and costs only $200 used on ebay.  I love mine.

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 23, 2012, 01:44:27 AM »
The tech manual doesn't warn against shooting handheld, but it does encourage shooting with a tripod to reduce motion blur due to the high mp, they are basically giving a no nonsense tip. They are actually saying that because they have such a high mp camera, you will now be able notice the imperfections in your photos even more than you used too, so the tripod encouragement should come as no surprise. I can't imagine any camera manufacturer promoting shooting handheld over tripod for any reason.

Here the tech manual for those interested


I was about to post something similar, but I don't have to anymore thanks to yours. How dare you post evidence (i.e. the actual manual in question) instead of spreading purposefully twisted hearsay.

Third Party Manufacturers / Re: D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 22, 2012, 10:19:29 PM »
Here are some more:


These aren't side-by-side comparos, but they do have downscaled images vs. the 36 mp files.

Third Party Manufacturers / D800 high ISO noise samples
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:15:21 PM »
Here are some test shots of the D800 compared to the D700. IMHO, he D700 was pretty much on par with the 5DII in terms of noise, and the D800 looks better despite the extra pixels.


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »
When will the D800 start shipping?  On time, just like the D4?  Oh, wait...

Supposedly in late March. I'll send you a PM when I get mine if you're that concerned.

BTW, have you gotten your 1Dx yet? Oh, wait....

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:11:40 PM »
Question for the CR Guy: Is the FPS still rumored at 6.9?

EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:07:42 PM »
So an extra $1500 for improved AF...wow

That's the million dollar question. If I owned a 5DII, which I don't, I probably wouldn't be inclined to order up a 5DIII unless there was a significant improvement in ISO and DR.


EOS Bodies / Re: The Next 5D on February 27/28, 2012 [CR3]
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:03:47 PM »
If these specs pan out, this puts me in a real pickle. I have a D800 on preorder, which I can easily cancel, and the 5DIII offers an intriguing balance of resolution and speed. It's not so much the $3,500 price that irks me, but rather the premium Canon is asking over a D800, money that will come in handy in offsetting the money I stand to lose by switching systems.

For me, I think the determining factor will be when the 5DIII will actually start shipping. I have several potentially lucrative gigs coming up in the next 2-3 months where the features of both the 5DIII and D800 will come in handy. If there's going to be a 1Dx-like delay to get a 5DIII, that might be what pushes me over the edge. I suppose we'll know a release date soon enough!

I think ETTL is fantastic for location shooting, impromptu shooting and when it comes to using speedlights really opens up the door to make things easier, especially with decent off-camera set ups, but I hardly use it.  Most of my shooting is studio, though when I am using my 580 and Flex, I still tend to use manual settings as well

Most my gigs are on location, so my Speedlights get a lot of use. Ever had to hop on a plane with a studio lighting setup? Major PITA. That said, if you're shooting studio stuff most of the time, then without question, a monolight setup is the way to go. 

EOS Bodies / Re: 1Dx Delayed in the USA
« on: February 22, 2012, 03:00:34 AM »
Always good to hear news about the mythical 1Dx.

wait till the video of the yeti using a 1Dx with 200-400f4L with builtin TC comes out... :o

I just saw it on Youtube. It's a video taken with a 5Dx, of a yeti taking shots of the Loch Ness monster using a 1Dx and 200-400 f/4L auto focused at f/8. The yeti then hops in his VW GolfX and drives down to McDonald's to pick up a Big MacX, which he washes down with a Dr. PepperX, before retiring for the evening at Holiday Inn ExpressX.

Have yet to find a reason why I shouldn't use eTTL

IMHO, the only reason not to use ETTL flashes is cost. I've gotten some very good results with off camera Vivitars coupled with ebay triggers, but ETTL is a godsend when you're pressed for time. There's a reason why people spend $250 a pop on Radiopopper ETTL triggers.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:47:44 PM »
Sure you did. Why wouldn't you? I included images so that you didn't have to click them to see them and if you did you knew what you were clicking with no element of chance. That's the point. Your link is blind.

So I take it that you have a problem with people posting links to their portfolios? I'd rather click a link than sift through several dozen images posted in a thread, but perhaps I'm in the minority.

Let's try this, then. If you want to see more images like this......

and this....

Click the link I posted three posts prior.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 07:35:05 PM »

For my review of the cars & show be sure to click the flickr links. :)

That's strange. I found it quite effortless to click your flickr links.

Sports / Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« on: February 21, 2012, 03:56:38 PM »
This is my kind of topic. It takes up too much bandwidth to upload a couple dozen images, so let's try this:


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