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Jul 01, 2010 21:39 |  #1

OK, so after years (I mean decades really) of being 100% Nikon, I've switched to the Canon EOS 5D Mk II and so far love the camera but I need to get up to speed and need a good, reasonably priced, training video. Also, purchased a 580 Speedlite.

Would love to be pointed to one or two good training videos and/or user guides/manuals that are relatively easy to understand and use for both the camera and speedlite.

Thanks in advance for the kind help.




  
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Jul 01, 2010 23:16 |  #2

Check these out....

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Jul 01, 2010 23:31 as a reply to  @ bmwm3csl's post |  #3

Right. $25.00 for an app. Please!!!




  
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Jul 02, 2010 01:24 as a reply to  @ promocop's post |  #4

probably have already seen this but just in case:

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Jul 02, 2010 06:17 |  #5

Not sure why you need a training video - all your information is in the manual :)
And if you come from a Nikon, things like metering and f-stops don't really change.

Just play with it :) I think that would gain you more and ask here on POTN if you have a problem.


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Jul 02, 2010 07:48 |  #6

drdimento wrote in post #10463650 (external link)
OK, so after years (I mean decades really) of being 100% Nikon, I've switched to the Canon EOS 5D Mk II and so far love the camera but I need to get up to speed and need a good, reasonably priced, training video. Also, purchased a 580 Speedlite.

Would love to be pointed to one or two good training videos and/or user guides/manuals that are relatively easy to understand and use for both the camera and speedlite.

Thanks in advance for the kind help.

Shouldn't be too much of a learning curve going from Nikon to Canon in regards to the speedlite/speedlight :)

Basically, depending if you're in Av mode, the camera will ignore the fact that you have flash and set a shutter speed appropriate for the ambient light (unless you set a custom function to restrict the shutter speed to 1/60-1/200 if I recall) If you're in Manual, well you have all the control.

Other than that, you can set FEC if you're in ETTL, or just go Manual on the flash.




  
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Jul 02, 2010 07:49 |  #7

DetlevCM wrote in post #10465311 (external link)
Not sure why you need a training video - all your information is in the manual :)
And if you come from a Nikon, things like metering and f-stops don't really change.

Just play with it :) I think that would gain you more and ask here on POTN if you have a problem.

Ditto. There wasn't much of a learning curve going from a Pentax K10D/540 flash to a 40D/580EXII. Just had to remember which button/dial set ISO, f/stop, and shutter speed and I was golden!




  
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Jul 02, 2010 10:31 |  #8

Thanks to all. I did spend some goofing off time with the camera and enjoying it immensley. I really like the images with this nice glass it came with. I'm going to add a couple primes I think (10 or so, 50 or 85 or 100 [all f1.2 to f1.8] or a combination thereof) definitely the 70-200 IS USB f2.8 (ouch expensive) and maybe a 300 or so prime. i like this camera so far and have already shot some movie stuff which is part of what sent me to a canon. As a full time videographer who added photographer 2 years ago, I like having this one camera replace the necessity to have two different shooting style cameras. Coupled with the T2i I think I will have a wonderful experience.

Now if I could just find a USA sold "GlideTrack" at similar or reasonable pricing . . (http://www.glidetrack.​com/products (external link)) I'd be in sweetness.

I really like how the Speedlite is mounted how solid it is on the camera instead of the "wiggle" effect of the nikon flash. wow. that's a sweetspot with me. the nikon always felt like it was going to break off or that it was supplied by a 3rd party vendor and didn't have the exact right mount.

I picked up a small easy read book from magiclantern yesterday from B&N and think with that and the help from you all so far, and may just meet a local near Pittsburgh PA or Youngstown OH and go from there instead of the vid.

Thanks again and wow, what a camera . . image. Yowee!!




  
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