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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    F11 does not do wonders if you want subject isolation...
    How will an ND filter effect my flash...as in...will I be required to use more power?
    the light ratio between the sun and the flash will remain, you'll just be able to open up to f/5.6 if that's what you wanna use. it'll probably slow your autofocus speed some though. but if that's what you want, then i think that's the only thing you can do about it...aside from buying ettl triggers.
    Last edited by adam75south; 04-14-2009 at 03:19 PM.
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    If I'm not mistaken, you can get E-TTL, therefore high speed sync, with the off camera shoe cord.
    They can be cut and extended with CAT5 cable to 20' or 30' so you can have flexibility with shooting outdoors.
    This may be a cost effective alternative if you don't want the 6stop or 9 stop ND filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam75south View Post
    the light ratio between the sun and the flash will remain, you'll just be able to open up to f/5.6 if that's what you wanna use. it'll probably slow your autofocus speed some though. but if that's what you want, then i think that's the only thing you can do about it...aside from buying ettl triggers.
    I would like f2.8 honestly....but yesterday when shooting at f2.8 at the beach at 9am in the morning...my shutter speed was close to 1/2000(ISO 100) even when the sun was no where in my frame....so I'd need a 4 stop ND filter I suppose!!!

    I'll look into the Canon ST-E2 I suppose then...for E-TTL...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan View Post
    If I'm not mistaken, you can get E-TTL, therefore high speed sync, with the off camera shoe cord.
    They can be cut and extended with CAT5 cable to 20' or 30' so you can have flexibility with shooting outdoors.
    This may be a cost effective alternative if you don't want the 6stop or 9 stop ND filter.
    Hmm...that's a good idea...a hot shoe cable from Nissin is for about $69...which isn't such a bad price....thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post
    I would like f2.8 honestly....but yesterday when shooting at f2.8 at the beach at 9am in the morning...my shutter speed was close to 1/2000(ISO 100) even when the sun was no where in my frame....so I'd need a 4 stop ND filter I suppose!!!

    I'll look into the Canon ST-E2 I suppose then...for E-TTL...



    Hmm...that's a good idea...a hot shoe cable from Nissin is for about $69...which isn't such a bad price....thanks!!!
    hey that is a good idea, i didn't know you could extend them with cat 5. i might just try that, maybe with some sports shooting or something.

    4 stop filter, wow, that would be tough, i'd imagine you'd have to get your focus before you add the filter...especially if the subject is backlit. then again, i really don't know what i'm talking about since i've never used one.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam75south View Post

    4 stop filter, wow, that would be tough, i'd imagine you'd have to get your focus before you add the filter...especially if the subject is backlit. then again, i really don't know what i'm talking about since i've never used one.
    The other day when I was shooting a couple on the beach with the 85mm at f2.8 using the AV mode, my SS was blinking at 1/4000, i.e it was still too slow and my shots were over exposed...at least the background was...and we're still in April...can't image what will happen in July...

    Anyway I got the phottix triggers that I might try out for now...best part is not many people know these exist so I can sell them off for the same price I bought it for...
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  6. #16
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    Faisal

    IMO those phottix triggers are pain to use. Good luck with them.

    Regarding ST-E2, they are almost the same price as another flash. Suggest you get another flash that can act as a firing or non-firing commander (580EX, Metz 58-AF, or Sigma xxx - forgot the model no.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukeap69 View Post
    Faisal

    IMO those phottix triggers are pain to use. Good luck with them.

    Regarding ST-E2, they are almost the same price as another flash. Suggest you get another flash that can act as a firing or non-firing commander (580EX, Metz 58-AF, or Sigma xxx - forgot the model no.)
    for the price I got them for...I don't mind them honestly...

    The ST-E2 is for AED800....which is too high...so I agree...I just might get another flash....thanks!!!
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  8. #18
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    As far as I remember Metz 58-AF for Canon is around 1435 dirhams in Grand Store. If you can find one in Bur Dubai, it might be a lot cheaper. Please note that most stores on shopping centres sell 580EX II for 2,000 dirhams or more where you can get it for arounf 1,450 dirhams in Bur Dubai.

  9. #19
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    I'm getting it for 1700 in City Centre...
    where can i get it fro 1450???

    Does the Metz result it me losing e-ttl???
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  10. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by faisal View Post

    So unless I have those two brands of triggers...I can't use my flash off camera in situations when I need a shutter speed of more than 1/200....that really sucks!!!
    You might find this interesting faisal....
    http://www.viddler.com/explore/ziser/videos/56/
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