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Re: General chit-chat, banter and tips for growth

Unread post by coops62 » August 29th, 2015, 10:53 pm

touting was the first word that sprang to mind sorry, I left school at 14.............

strong like tractor..............smart like sheep :sheep:
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Unread post by the-viking » August 30th, 2015, 7:01 am

Lol… I went off my understanding of the word and thought hmmmm. :huh:

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Our equivalent saying to yours in the Army was; Strong like Sargent Smart like Officer :lol:

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Unread post by the-viking » August 30th, 2015, 7:32 am

kiran.
Just in case someone mentions the wireless flash method, that is where your little pop up flash can trigger an off camera wireless capable 'Slave Flash', be careful. This is a limited system for two main reasons.
1. The receiving 'Slave Flash' has to be struck by the light of the 'Master pop-up Flash'. For example you wouldn't be able to use a softbox where the off camera 'Slave Flash' is mounted inside. You can't have a wall or such structures between your camera and the 'Slave Flash' and so on.
2. Not very reliable in bright outdoor conditions. The light from the 'Master Flash' is over powered by the sunlight and becomes less effective, and bright harsh sunlight is where you will definitely have to use flash. (Fill Flash)
The system is great for in doors doing a portrait or similar.

Seeing as though I'm only half way through my cuppa, another thing lol. Why a Controller Trigger such as the YN622n-TX or similar instead of just a 'Transceiver'? Way quicker to change flash settings rather than having to go into your camera settings all the time. You can control everything with the dedicated controller for each individual flash; Turning Groups on and off, Changing from ETTL to Manual. Selecting HSS, Rear Curtain Sync (Dragging the shutter), The Zoom of a flash and so on. You don't need to touch the Flash once you've turned it on. Everythings done from the controller.
Cheers. :)

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Unread post by kiran92 » August 31st, 2015, 12:36 pm

I've done a little research into off-camera flashes, I'll wait until I've met with the couple and decided if I'll go ahead before investing further.
My Nikon SB-800 has wireless off-camera flash controls so if I can find reasonably priced equipment that will work with that I'll be very happy.
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Unread post by the-viking » August 31st, 2015, 12:51 pm

kiran92

I'm assuming your camera has a Pop-up Flash. The pop-up triggers the SB-800.
You can adjust the settings so that the flash from the Pop-up flash is incorporated into the exposure or have it so that it just triggers the SB-800.

Check the link out. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozl_3vt9h8

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Unread post by kiran92 » September 1st, 2015, 2:22 pm

Cheers Viking !
I really have to work out how to get my camera kit to site so I can play with it after work, stupid 6kg bag limits on our midget aircraft :(
(I daren't chuck it in checked luggage).
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Unread post by the-viking » September 2nd, 2015, 7:31 am

Do you have Internet access on site? If so just take your lapy or tablet if you have one and search your camera and what ever other gear up on tutorials. :)

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Unread post by coops62 » September 9th, 2015, 6:28 pm

wish me luck. I'm off on 5 days of photography chasing Golden Canola Fields, Stockyard Gully, Natures Window at Kalbarri and some Milky Way along with whatever else tickles our fancy along the Indian Ocean Road/Brand Highway

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Unread post by the-viking » September 9th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Just do what you do. Look forward it. :)

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Unread post by coops62 » September 10th, 2015, 12:00 am

I'm not worthy to carry the luggage of my three companions so it should be a valuable learning experience :D
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Unread post by kiran92 » September 10th, 2015, 2:57 pm

Very Jealous coops !

I'm heading to the Holland track this long weekend so hopefully I'll produce some good shots.
Anyone here taken their laptop and 240v chargers along on a trip; I need an inverter as I don't think my 2 batteries are going to last, nor my memory cards

*EDIT* PS coops, I'm in the region for work, the skies are stunning at night, its been so very clear lately
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Unread post by kiran92 » October 13th, 2015, 7:37 am

So it's lighting season; does anyone have a lightning trigger?
I'm looking at getting one since I'm up here in the Midwest and the storms are spectacular and have no idea what I'm looking at specs wise ?
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Unread post by the-viking » October 13th, 2015, 4:49 pm

Have one somewhere. Cant find the bugger. From eBay. I think around $19. Haven't used it yet. For the life of me have no idea what I've done with it. Keen to give it a go.

The other alternative is, to put the camera in 'BULB' mode and hold a card in front of the lens. This works if your having frequent predictable lightening strikes. Just lift the card away as the lightening starts. You may have a miss hit run but Ive seen some good results this way. :)

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Unread post by kiran92 » October 14th, 2015, 9:26 am

I might give that a try, I found a few triggers on fleabay for ¬$100ish, i'll start with the card trick
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Unread post by coops62 » June 22nd, 2016, 2:43 pm

Howdy all......................it's been a while since I've been around.

Will try and lurk some more :rolleyes:
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