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Trev

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  • Sathler, Just get Dr Google to search for reviews, all of which seem to have this lens rated so fast at auto focus/lock and hold that each reviewer is amazed, from close to distant in blink of an eye apparently. (I do not own one, on the 'wish li…
  • Thanks Jay, WB advice:
  • Thanks for update Michael. At least you had a play to see what will/won't work for you. You do need to try these things for yourself, even it only to get a better understanding of your own equipment which you now have a grasp on the boundaries i…
  • No problem Scott. My mate has Canon, and even though we've compared the exact settings, same lens (24-70), the same focus point, and same zoom, his always seems to be under-exposed in ETTL. His compensation is usually at least +1 above my Nikons…
  • Scott, Welcome! Any samples? Probably I would go to manual mode on flash head. Also, what mode are you using on camera. Manual on that is almost a given and is my mantra. Get your ambient light figured out first until happy, then you worry abo…
  • Yep, agree Nikonguy, another variable to contend with in Auto ISO, never used it in my life.
  • No worries Michael, good luck. I have on a couple of occasions during receptions, relied on the Nikon's feature of Camera Exposure Compensation while in manual mode to boost my speedlite's power when needed. Remember though, there is a trap for yo…
  • Michael, The problem is once you change to an 'Auto Mode', regardless which, that is *always* going to adjust the ambient along with flash. You will have to be in manual, then either increase Shutter Speed, or drop ISO or close aperture down to gi…
  • Dave, I may have good news. Found something... if you open LR Catalog, and 'see' the folders in the Library, but images are not there read this..... looks promising. "Reconnecting missing folders" http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.aspx?p…
  • No Dave, I have not. Since I've never wanted to need the photos anyway. Just that once I've finished I may remove/move photos and only when I come back to LR it says of course missing, but since I am done, I just remove those photos from the catalog…
  • Dave, Logically, it will be the 'Path' which will be the downfall, when trying to access Files from a Catalogue, as the Path, say on a set Drive, like C:\Users\Dave\Pictures\Lightroom (similar to where my Catalogue lives) and …
  • Dave, Because the flash is using an algorithm to determine it's output power to what it "thinks" is the right choice, does not necessarily mean it is so. A number of factors come into play here when in ETTL. 1] Distance 2] Ambient Light 3] What t…
  • Dave, Do you shoot Nikon? Manual Mode on Camera? If so you are in luck. First, no, you cannot measure with a light meter in TTL, as the meter will measure the 'Pre-Flash'. Now, to help with flash power, and this only works if you have Nikon, and…
  • Sasko, The wording is slightly confusing to me. In that image, it says "E3 Flash cntrl for built-in flash" Which is it? Actual built in flash in your camera, or a dedicated hot shoe flash on camera. I would assume you put the Dedicated Flash ON C…
  • Dave, Took the liberty of showing you what Jay meant (with the exception of getting rimlight on her right shoulder) and did a quick edit. Trev
  • Dave, I too am a handyman, (I've built 2 of my past 3 houses and did tiling, painting, building cupboards., etc., this new house I just got done, I did nothing, just started a lawn) and I think you could do that, but why not just try it, build &…
  • Dave, I had a go using Photoshop's Patch Tool after I used it's Content Aware Fill to get the darken ratio right. Trev PS: Feel free to put the original Raw Files into Dropbox or a link to them and send me a Private Message if you wanted a full r…
  • Dave, The 2 keys here are getting 'pleasing skin tones' and not be perfect, and also to shoot each segment/setting with the same WB setting then adjusting just a group of images instead of individual ones. There are 'basic' settings you can do fro…
  • Dave, I presume the clear is to throw out more light as opposed to a white one. Horses for courses mate, some would use, others not like me. Oh, here's a tip for you. If you get a Spinlight and want to spin the flag (plastic reflector/thingy) ar…
  • Jay, Totally agree, I've got one, and so easy to just swivel the 'BPT' within the main head, there are also different lengths to choose from, as well as the white ones. (Those are still in my 'odds & ends' box - never used). Pro Extreme: ($119…
  • Jay, Oh the fact that 21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world are in Oz should not deter you, in fact the death rate in Oz is extremely low like 2-3 people per year whereas in Asia/India, etc. thousands die each year from a lot less dangerou…
  • Hi Jay, It's an Australian site mate. Once I did the first part of my 'quote' the 'Next' then wanted my personal details and I would get different agencies I presume, but did not want to go there as already have one. Link in original post above. …
  • Dave, From an Australian's point of view $2m is not enough, here the lowest you can go for Public Liability is $5m with $10m and $20m options. It depends on what your business is and being a photographer with no working in high risk areas, and not…
  • Dave, Hi, that question you asked, what I meant there was there is a setting where you can fire the shutter without focus being achieved, silly thing to set but it's there, not related to back button focus. In other words if you have Shutter as Fo…

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