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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

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

  1. mr tommo

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,392

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    So I set 2 580ExII's up on manual with 2 flex TT5 receivers, then on camera I have a MiniTT1 with another 580EXII on top on EETL.

    Camera set to <1/20th - f.8ish - 800+ISO - 2nd Curtain sync - and every night shot will be perfect......

    AC3 seems like a waste of money then really, is there anything that I can replace it with that will still fire the Flex's off 2nd curtain? And give me the ability to change the 2 manual flash powers without walking over to them?
     
  2. vail3r

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Feb 2009

    Posts: 550

    I just got the Tokina 11 - 16mm 2.8 Is it any good? :p

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  3. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    You bought it, surely you should know.
     
  4. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,955

    Location: South Coast

    You bought a lens without knowing if it was any good or not?

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    Damn, beaten by Bruce Lee. Not even mad.
     
  5. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    I obviously have less of a life on a Friday evening than even you :)
     
  6. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Location: South Coast

    I've got a legit excuse though! What's yours :p
     
  7. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

    Posts: 4,055

    Err, no excuse, damn my life is dull :( :o
     
  8. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 68,505

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    AC3 is useful in a studio, and lazy...
     
  9. Columbo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 26 Mar 2007

    Posts: 8,680

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Yes it's the best UWA lens available for crop without a doubt.
     
  10. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Dec 2003

    Posts: 15,517

    Very debatable. It's a good lens and the f/2.8 aperture is nice but the Canon 10-22 goes wider, has more range, better focusing and just edges it on image quality.

    EDIT: Unless we're talking about Nikon, then I don't have a clue lol :p
     
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  11. Phal

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Jul 2004

    Posts: 4,087

    Location: Shoreham by Sea

    Apparently the new 10-18mm is sharper and cheaper but with less range than the 10-22mm so that's also worth throwing into the mix :) Has similar variable aperture but also has IS which is definitely a plus.

    Depends if you really want that F2.8 aperture I guess
     
  12. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,331

    Location: England

    Only criticism that's since come up is the max shutter speed of 1/4000 means I now have to use ND filters whereas I could get away without before.
     
  13. cheechm

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jan 2008

    Posts: 2,350

    Got this just before I went on holiday for 2 months.

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    Canon EOS 70D
    Canon EF-S 18-135mm STM (f/3.5-5.6)
    Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM (f/3.5-4.5)
    Cokin H250A ND Grad kit
    Cokin H270A Full ND kit

    Absolutely loving it. Just need to find a case now. Borrowed my dad's for the holiday.

    Also, next lens looks like it'll be the EF-S 24mm pancake lens if the price is right.

    (I've also got a 64GB SanDisk Ultra SD card. The two 32GB SanDisk Extremes that I ordered direct from Amazon turned out to be counterfeits...)
     
  14. Rojin

    Soldato

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    Posts: 6,990

    Location: Gloucester UK

  15. Vertigo1

    Capodecina

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    Nice! Not cheap though I'll wager :)
     
  16. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    Looks like a Thinktank ?
     
  17. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 88,955

    Location: South Coast

    I need a new bag now actually, although a bit bigger than that :p

    Not bag shopped in years.
     
  18. Rojin

    Soldato

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    Location: Gloucester UK

    I fancied something a bit different so treated myself :) It wasn't extortionate though at $259, fast delivery and I didn't get caught by customs either... :eek: The bag was shipped from Taiwan.

    They do bigger bags:

    http://www.wotancraft.com/shop/category/bag/camera-bag
     
  19. BruceLee

    Mobster

    Joined: 22 May 2003

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    Are you going hipster on us Rojin?
    I do actually like the bag, doesn't scream photographer, you'd have to make sacrifices on what you take though. The all round zip is useful.
     
  20. Rojin

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Gloucester UK

    Nah, I would've bought an Ona :D

    It easily fits the two bodies with 23mm and 56mm mounted with hoods ready to go. In the middle I can put a 50-230mm, or a couple of other lenses. If I want to take more lenses I can go with just one body. If I need to take it all I've got bigger bags :)