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Dec 29, 2007 15:27 |  #181

Sancho wrote in post #4590174external link
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:
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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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Dec 29, 2007 18:31 as a reply to troypiggo's post |  #182

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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Jan 01, 2008 19:30 |  #183

troypiggo wrote in post #4426813 (external link)
30D camera, Kenko extension tubes, 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens, 430EX flash, and a hacked 3Litre milk bottle container DIY diffuser :) :oops:

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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Jan 04, 2008 15:52 as a reply to elysium's post |  #184

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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Jan 04, 2008 21:44 |  #185

** 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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Jan 05, 2008 08:55 |  #186

troypiggo wrote in post #4633640external link
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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Jan 05, 2008 15:58 |  #187

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 ...ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZVi​ewItemexternal link


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Jan 06, 2008 14:40 |  #188

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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Jan 06, 2008 16:24 |  #189

^^^ now that is a homemade flash lol. nice job, would be good to see some insect/flowers etc with it!


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Jan 06, 2008 16:27 |  #190

MrEd wrote in post #4644147external link
^^^ 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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Jan 10, 2008 19:16 |  #191

my macro...........;)

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Jan 10, 2008 20:16 |  #192

Wow! How does that go shooting insects? :)


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Jan 11, 2008 10:41 |  #193

A match made in heaven

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Jan 11, 2008 14:26 |  #194

troypiggo wrote in post #4676948external link
Wow! How does that go shooting insects? :)

sod trying to get low in the weeds with that bad boy!!!! :eek:


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Jan 11, 2008 14:37 |  #195

R.H. Johnson II wrote in post #4676547external link
my macro...........;)

i bet thats worth alot of money all that tripod rig.


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