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  • It shouldn't but in practice you might find that you need some extra flash exposure compensation, up or down, depending on your system and whether you are bouncing a long way or using direct flash or whatever. I'm not sure about Cannons system, but…
  • It does't have to be complicated at all. As mentioned CTO tends to produce slightly more orange in skin tones, I personally use CTS only as I like the skin tones it produces. I have 1/2 and full CTS gels and usually use 1/2 when I want to balance my…
  • As far as I know David Ziser doesn't use the trio, he uses the T5D-R, and it is always used off camera and usually with a shoot through umbrella. He uses it in manual mode and triggers it using Quantum's freewire radios. As far as I know the T5D-R…
  • Ah nice, I have been looking at the Quadra, I'd like to know what you think of them if you have chance, I'm a Nikon shooter also. I currently use SB900s and have a Quantum on the way which I'm hoping will take the pressure off the speedlights a bit.…
  • Thanks for the info guys. Hemlock, Thanks for the heads up on Quality Camera Sales I will look into them. I was surprised to see the PW that cheap in Australia, but it is still slightly more expensive than I can get it from B and H. I usually get my…
  • Thanks. I can get them here in Astralia but they are double the price than I can get them at B and H.
  • Just thought I would update this in case anyone is thinking about an iMac. I have been using the iMac for a few weeks now and wow I'm impressed. The monitor calibrated no problem using the color munki and the prints are very close to what I see on t…
  • The best solution I have found is to use a speedlight mounted on the camera. You can disable the flash if you like but still use the focus assist pattern that the speedlight puts out. Of course using fast lenses helps because the camera uses the …
  • Neil could you please tell me what the difference is between the T2 and the T5D-R? The T2 is no longer available new, is that correct? I have been thinking about getting a quantum set up (T5D-R and turbo 3 battery) for a while now for off camera, I…
  • I actually wrote an article recently about focusing that might help, hope it's OK to link to it http://www.grahameariss.com/wordpress/?p=821 The flashlight tip you mention is a good one Stephen if you are in complete darkness and if you use off cam…
  • Depending on budget you can find bags at sports stores for bats and stuff that can hold lighting gear. Not as nice as a bag designed for the job but cheaper for sure.
  • Hi Rick, Going pro, even part time can be more work than you expect on the business side of things, I heard this many times myself but still didn't realise just how much work you need to put into the non-picture taking side of things. Not trying to …
  • The thing to consider is will you want to add even more RAM later, that might effect how you fill the slots so so your not throwing some out later. But I'm a bit confused by your question, it's probably just me, but are you asking should you add an…
  • Thanks Neil, I am never completely happy with my work, I know that mentality pushes us to get better, still nice to hear someone who inspires me giving positive encouragement though Funny thing about the exposure problem, I have to force myself t…
  • I can't make a comparison to the D200 because I don't own one, but I can tell you the D300s is a very capable camera. AF performance is very good, frame rate is excellent and gets better if you add a grip. (BTW that grip will also fit a D700). It h…
  • Neil makes a good point here, most photographers have a few finishing moves they develop over time in post that can become part of their 'look'. I have to ask though, was Elizabeth shooting mostly available light in those examples? It looks like sh…
  • Yeah I want an Eizo but they are a bit pricey, I have heard the NEC 60 series use the same panel for a price mortals can afford, I might add one of those at some stage. I'm doing wedding and a bit of architecture type stuff so absolute colour accura…
  • As Dave has mentioned you should try to get the image as close as you can in camera. It's less work that way anyway and I'm not a fan of spending too much time at the computer. But having said that all my pics get some post because I only shoot in …
  • Thanks guys that makes me feel a bit more confident getting the imac, I've ordered the color munki so hopefully I can get my prints to match the monitor. BTW nice blog gm.
  • I was getting really frustrated with innacurate match between what I am seeing on the monitor to what I get with prints, I have tweaked monitor settings to try and get it close but it is never close enough for me. I get it right for one shot but a d…
  • OK so no takers on this, I did the shoot and I'm pretty happy with how things turned out but I would definately do a couple of things diffently next time so maybe this will help someone else. The fading light was a problem wth off camera flash, TTL…
  • Thought I would update my post on this one. I spent quite a bit of time working with code trying to get wordpress to do what I wanted and was pretty happy with what I had managed but it took me a couple of weeks evenings. But the final straw was try…
  • Just an update, I went with the D3 about a week ago and I'm so glad I did, I feel much beter having the dual slots. The only thing I miss is the self cleaning sensor. I also picked up the 70-200 VRII and paired with the D3 it is a formidable combin…
  • I used to use a piece of black card like you get in an art supply store, and sometimes just my hand. On a side note I also made a shroud for my monitor out of that black cardboard stuff. But since I found Neil's site I switched to black foam, it las…
  • Yeah the dual slots are the thing that are driving me toward the D3 the most. I am doing weddings and at least the D300 I'm currently using has CF and SD slots and I use the second slot as a backup.

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