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Old 29th of December 2007 (Sat)   #181
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Great! thank you for your feedback there Would you mind telling me the difference between the two cords there? Can't believe the price of those cables, I worked in Audio Visual installations for years and know the markup on cables so HATE paying big money for cables LOL
Not a huge difference. I have the latter one. The build quality is very good. From what I understood when looking into it, it's slightly better build quality, more "weatherproof" than the predecessor. The connection to the camera hot shoe is a lever type action, the predecessor appears to have been a screw type action similar to the 430EX connection. Functionally they both do the same thing.

I saw cheaper knock-offs on ebay like this while searching:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/E-TTL-II-OFF-...sid=p1638.m122
but decided for something like this I didn't want to skimp.

Don't know about quality etc, but you may consider remote triggers that may be a little cheaper.

Or, if you are handy at making your own, google will find plenty of DIY off camera shoe chords for you
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Old 29th of December 2007 (Sat)   #182
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Like Troypiggo said the later one OC-E3 has an updated metal foot as opposed to the plastic one on OC-E2.
I have heard of a few guys breaking the plastic ones.
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Old 1st of January 2008 (Tue)   #183
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30D camera, Kenko extension tubes, 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens, 430EX flash, and a hacked 3Litre milk bottle container DIY diffuser
Thats pretty much bang on what I have done but used a 6 litre and it works a treat!

Diffuses light easily and makes a nice lightweight addition. Need more play about with it but so far im happy. Need to make a few adjustments before clicking like crazy. need to go find some bugs too!

Also, currently in the making...my own custom macro ringflash. Needs lot of work+tweaking.

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Old 4th of January 2008 (Fri)   #184
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Here are a couple of shots of my current rig. I can't take any credit for any home made or improvised bits, but it all seems to work pretty well at the moment - until I decide to tamper with it!





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Old 4th of January 2008 (Fri)   #185
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** UPDATE: I'm now using this setup **

Recently updated my rig by getting a Novoflex Flashgriff bracket and OC-E3 off-camera shoe chord:







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Old 5th of January 2008 (Sat)   #186
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Recently updated my rig by getting a Novoflex Flashgriff bracket and OC-E3 off-camera shoe chord:

What diffuser is that?
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It's a lightsphere knock-off from HK. I'm not 100% sold on it, still playing with the diffusion. Got it from somewhere like this cheap:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lambency-CLEA...QQcmdZViewItem
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I finished mine. Not exactly the most technical out there but a bit of filling on the gaps but it works.



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^^^ now that is a homemade flash lol. nice job, would be good to see some insect/flowers etc with it!
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^^^ now that is a homemade flash lol. nice job, would be good to see some insect/flowers etc with it!
Will defo give it a try. Just finished a little while ago. Not had time to really find any bugs. Plants are rare in the house too
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my macro...........
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Wow! How does that go shooting insects?
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Wow! How does that go shooting insects?
sod trying to get low in the weeds with that bad boy!!!!
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my macro...........
i bet thats worth alot of money all that tripod rig.
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