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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2014, 05:09:04 PM »
......What I will look for in some time, is an ring-flash with a lot of heads, like nikon has......
Ring lighting once sounded very attractive to me too. I saw a few examples of LED ring lights, have built two of my own so far, used them for very boring technical photos.
 
What you get with ring lighting is no shadows, photos with a fairly flat appearance. Of course there are shadows, the camera can't see them though, it's like the lens is looking through the middle of a flashlight beam.
Shadows are what give photos depth, drama and texture. Shadows are good. Except when they mask areas of interest of course.
Ring lighting for portraits also creates tell tale circular catch lighting in the subject's eyes.
 
What I get with ring lighting are flat and boring but informative photos that really only have interest to those within a very narrow area of a specialization.
I never shot anything with ring lighting that I would consider artistic or creative at all. nothing that might grab any random stranger's attention and admiration.
 
All that said, there are photographers that have settled on ring lighting for at least part of their personal style.
 

 
 
 
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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2014, 05:09:04 PM »

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #46 on: May 16, 2014, 06:51:38 PM »
if you want a ringflash and dont want a dedicated expensive elinchrom option or profoto but something light and flexable
forget all other modifiers and just get a powerfull speedlight and a roundflash
http://roundflash.com/
I've actually got a godox wistro 360 now and it works with this and provides tons of light is super portable too

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2014, 03:36:19 AM »
Thank, thanks, thanks!!!

I bought it today. No grip. 2x32GB Extreme pro

Well done - enjoy :)
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daniela

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2014, 07:38:22 AM »
I am happy with my 6D! Thanks for all repies!

the only negative thing is that the battery is quite old (2010) and runs out of energy after 100 shots. and the Canon support says: impossible. no older battery then 2013... but mie is 2010.... :-(

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2014, 07:45:35 AM »
I am happy with my 6D!

And that's all that really matters.   8)

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the only negative thing is that the battery is quite old (2010) and runs out of energy after 100 shots. and the Canon support says: impossible. no older battery then 2013... but mie is 2010.... :-(

How do you know the battery is 2010?  I never checked mine nor do I know how to.
I shoot with a Camera Obscura with an optical device attached that refracts and transmits light

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2014, 07:54:05 AM »
I am happy with my 6D!

And that's all that really matters.   8)

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the only negative thing is that the battery is quite old (2010) and runs out of energy after 100 shots. and the Canon support says: impossible. no older battery then 2013... but mie is 2010.... :-(

There is an blue field on the bottom. There is printed 2010 and the month (Canon support told me)

How do you know the battery is 2010?  I never checked mine nor do I know how to.

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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »
Thanks, I never noticed the year markings.  I will have to check mine.

What did Canon say when you told them your battery was 2010 after they claimed it was 2013?
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Re: Looking or an Fullframe SLR - Your Experience needed
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »