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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, 25 Nov 2011.

  1. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

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    YN-E3-RT on the way, will add another flash at a later date :D
     
  2. Sig226

    Gangster

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    Location: Coventry

    ^^ My next purchase methinks
     
  3. AshD93

    Wise Guy

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    In celebration of getting another one of my flashes (Yes I know the EX 2 is out but the only change was the display so I'm not fussed)..

    Canon 700d with 18-55 F3.5-F5.0 IS STM
    Canon 50mm F1.8 (Nifty 50)
    2 x YN656EX Flashes
    Assorted junk (Batteries, SD cards, Cheap Tripod etc)

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    tbh all my stuff so far has been very budget orientated. The camera was purchases for a £515 from JL brand new when it was on offer and hasn't gone below that point since I believe.

    Aim to eventually (when I'm rich lol) move to full frame (6D/5D) and a 24-70mm F2.8 L, 70-200mm F2.8 L and YN600EX (possibly some 622c's as well) and never need anything else again.. He says.
     
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  4. Sig226

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Jul 2007

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    Location: Coventry

    [/Quote] Aim to eventually move to full frame (6D/5D) and a 24-70mm F2.8 L, 70-200mm F2.8 L and YN600EX (possibly some 622c's as well) and never need anything else again.. He says.[/QUOTE]

    Haha...good luck with THAT Promise my friend !
     
  5. Tysonator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,978

    Location: Wilderness of ESSEX

    I have had a look on the web and the this unit YN-622c appears to be wireless and IR !
    So is this not a good unit for 7D and 430MK2 and 580MK2 to use together ! ?
     
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    You put the receiver on the flash and trigger on the camera, ignore the built in 7D trigger and use wireless (RF). It is more reliable, does not require line of sight.
     
  7. Tysonator

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wilderness of ESSEX

    Sounds like a plan, I will have look in to this more.....
     
  8. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    It's nothing new, Pocket Wizard started it with Manuals only YEARSSSSSSSsssss ago, you can spot them easily on cameras in studios as they are big with a massive aerial on top. They are however very reliable, good range and again, very reliable.

    Then there is the Flex system, which was what people wanted, ETTL wirelessly.

    The other alternatives which came out later are Phottix which does the same but with LCD screen on the trigger. The Flex does not have LCD.

    Then Canon basically took the whole RF thing by the throat and built it into the 600EX-RT. In essence, it is a 580EXii with radio triggers built in. Hence the price. If you price up a 580EXii with some pocket wizards/Phottix then you are not much off to the 600EX-RT.

    The Youguo stuff are always been cheap and cheerful but they are great value for money. Canon missed a trick with the ST-E3-RT as they left out the AF assist. Shooting in the dark with off camera flash AF will struggle without AF assist, no matter what glass you have. That is just a given so leaving AF assist off was a silly idea if you ask me.
     
  9. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: South Coast

    The Yongnuo AF assist pattern is rather cool too. The great thing is even the 622c transceiver only has AF assist lights. AF assist on a £25~ transceiver... Makes you wonder what canon are doing charging what they do for the ST-E3/E2.
     
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  10. AshD93

    Wise Guy

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    This one?

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    I'm considering the 622c's and the tx for them as well after seeing yours. Though I don't really need them yet.
     
  11. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    That's the one, it's bigger than Canon, although less dense and more spread out.
     
  12. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Yup, it has outer areas too and even though the pattern is not centred with the 5D3 viewfinder (it's higher) it still focuses on the middle when using spot point AF (I use the middle point 90% of the time, zone or group based when tracking in servo).

    Here's the pattern:
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    And here's the pattern as seen through the viewfinder:
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    The Yongnuos use laser AF assist beams, are the canon ones laser too or just focused LED beams?
     
  13. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    My Yougoun trigger only has the middle, not sides.

    Just checked, the Canon one is hard to describe, it is massive, 25% bigger and it is very condensed and the gaps are tiny !
     
  14. Slamhamster

    Associate

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    A couple more bits landed today. :D

    The inevitable nifty-fifty 1.8 arrived and appears pretty good value for a touch over £70, quality lenses even if the cheap and cheerful build quality give the impression it was found in a kinder egg. Should be able to take it for a spin tomorrow.

    Also got a wired remote / time-lapse intervalometer as the 600D shutter tops out at 30 secs; at a tenner from Amazon it does the job without having to worry about bricking anything with magic lantern.
     
  15. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Tip - care for the 50mm

    Do not ever knock the front, the gears will take the blunt of the force and no doubt render the lens useless. A hood is practically a must...although I'd get a 3rd party one for costs saving.
     
  16. Energize

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    Location: England

    This just arrived.

    Nikon D610 with Nikon 85mm f/1.8, I've also been using my 35mm f/1.8G DX on it because Nikon don't seem to have a 35mm/f1.8G FX for some reason. :confused:

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    I think I might want a slightly wider lens looking at these images though really, maybe 28mm? Or how is the 18-35mm on FX?
     
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  17. GTRacer

    Wise Guy

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    You mean like this? ;)

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35mm-f18-fx.htm

    28mm is harder to work with compared to 35mm, but when you nail it the perspective you get is really nice. It's more in your face.
     
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  18. D.P.

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  19. Energize

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    Strange I couldn't find it searching the internet, at that price though I won't be buying it, seems overpriced for what is it. The 85mm was only £350.

    The problem is for the filming I'm doing I'm in a very confined space so I need a fairly wide lens, otherwise when the horse gets close it fills the frame and you can't see the rider.

    I'm not looking for professional quality for the filming and will just use the 35mm DX for more casual shooting, the vignetting is easy to correct, I'll just have to see how the fov works out.
     
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  20. stument

    Hitman

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    Location: Plymouth, UK


    Are you liking the 610? I might pick one up in the coming weeks

    Feeling the need ot go back to FX and im missing me D700