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Mar 22, 2011 14:18 |  #916

Maru, you should really get a flash. For those setup, it's almost essantial. You've got the talent, but your gear is limiting you a bit.

If you can't fork for a Canon flash, *holds breath* I'd recommend you a YN-560. The newest version seems fiable, I haven't had a problem with my 2 lastest. Over 1000 pop each. At 60$ shipped, you can't say no.

Of course if your budget allows for a Canon flash, go for it.


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Mar 22, 2011 14:28 |  #917

Rivest wrote in post #12070665 (external link)
Maru, you should really get a flash. For those setup, it's almost essantial. You've got the talent, but your gear is limiting you a bit.

If you can't fork for a Canon flash, *holds breath* I'd recommend you a YN-560. The newest version seems fiable, I haven't had a problem with my 2 lastest. Over 1000 pop each. At 60$ shipped, you can't say no.

Of course if your budget allows for a Canon flash, go for it.

Thanks. Yeah, I know I need one and I'm not sure why I keep putting it off. I'm set on the 580EX but the ones in the for sale forum here usually sell instantly and I'm too slow :D I'm expecting to hear from my accountant any day now about my taxes so maybe I'll finally pull the trigger.



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Mar 22, 2011 14:33 |  #918

Rivest wrote in post #12070665 (external link)
Maru, you should really get a flash. For those setup, it's almost essantial. You've got the talent, but your gear is limiting you a bit.

If you can't fork for a Canon flash, *holds breath* I'd recommend you a YN-560. The newest version seems fiable, I haven't had a problem with my 2 lastest. Over 1000 pop each. At 60$ shipped, you can't say no.

Of course if your budget allows for a Canon flash, go for it.

David, Will this flash fire wirelessly?


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Mar 22, 2011 14:42 |  #919
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Mar 22, 2011 14:47 |  #920

marubozo wrote in post #12070712 (external link)
Thanks. Yeah, I know I need one and I'm not sure why I keep putting it off. I'm set on the 580EX but the ones in the for sale forum here usually sell instantly and I'm too slow :D I'm expecting to hear from my accountant any day now about my taxes so maybe I'll finally pull the trigger.

Great news! I also got a nice tax return. I'll buy a Manfrotto tripod with some of that money :)

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David, Will this flash fire wirelessly?

Ranger, there is a couple way to fire it wirelessly.

The cheapest one is using it's built-in optical trigger. That means that when it sees a flash, it'll fire. I'm not sure about the T2i, but on the 60D you can select the onboard flash output. 1/64 is enough to trigger the YN-560. That's one way, but could work more or less outside in full sun.

Second one (my way), is by using radio triggers. I'm using a set of RF-602 to trigger my flash. Basically, you put a transmitter on top of your camera, where an external flash would go. You than put a receiver on the bottom of your flash, where it would lock onto the camera. Fire the shutter, it'll fire the transmitter and I'll tell your external flash to fire. Works really well. But manual flash only. No ETTL with cheap radio triggers. So you have to manually decide your flash power (which is a good thing, specially when working with off-camera flash). A set of RF-602 will cost you around 40$. They can also act as a remote for your camera. plug the receiver in your camera remote port (with the supplied cable) and press the button on top of the transmitter. It'll fire your camera :)

Third way is by using expensive triggers. You'll be able to do ETTL wirelessly. But they are costly. I don't have any need for wireless ETTL, so I skipped them.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:11 as a reply to  @ Rivest's post |  #921

It's officially summertime in the UK!!! Murdoch our pet Tortoise strolls onto the garden :)


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Mar 22, 2011 15:14 |  #922

^^ Ugh. Still plenty of snow here in Montreal :|


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Mar 22, 2011 15:20 |  #923

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It's officially summertime in the UK!!! Murdoch our pet Tortoise strolls onto the garden :)

Wow. Killer has a built in model. Not fair!!

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Mar 22, 2011 15:24 |  #924

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Mar 22, 2011 15:30 |  #925

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Awesome shot of the moon I can see some crators on the side of the moonbw!

Welcome:)

Annie is right I am new also and have learned so much through everybody here and I started by reading a book a book also: David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch. Never be affaid to ask a question;)

Vectoria, thank you. Remember, when you get your nifty 250 and you want a good shot at the moon, wait until it gets high in the sky.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:35 |  #926

Vectoria,

I agree with Annie on the book that she has recommended: Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D From Snapshots to Great Shots by Jeff Revel.. This book is hard to beat. Do a search on line and read some reviews on it.


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Mar 22, 2011 15:43 as a reply to  @ post 12070365 |  #927

Guys, have caught up on SOME of the posts, (5 pages?) - all I can say is - get ready!!

=)) got some GREAT shots down in Cape Town, Praying Mantis macros, amazing clouds and a stunning wedding... Can't wait to share !

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Mar 22, 2011 15:47 |  #928

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Mar 22, 2011 16:13 |  #929

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Mar 22, 2011 16:22 |  #930

Welcome to POTN and/or the T2i section LuckyBird, Jdizzle0305 and wizanne86! For those undecided, just jump in, this is a great camera and price vs. features it is the best option, IMHO. The saved money can go to glass, which is surely the place to invest.

Marrian, I like the new evolved copyright with your name on it! :) You have posted some really interesting locations! Some seem a bit over processed for my taste, but I enjoy them. Are they all HDRs? I see some haloing that may suggest so, but it could be some post process as well.

Jdizzle, also interesting sets, now, those look even more like HDRs :) are they? I believe most are a bit lacking in contrast for my personal taste (specially in the blacks) but that could have been the intention. At any rate, you'll have lots of car fans here to share the enthusiasm :)

Wizanne, great to hear you are enjoying the camera and that you are studying it. That's a great combo and a sure recipe for good photos! Don't be scared to share them here... worst you can get are some pointers on what some of us would have done different (according to the subjective perspective of each person giving advise), at best you will get lots of praise for you images! So, as you see, you have nothing to lose. Looking forward to your images.

n4ck, you continue to provide amazing pictures, and from realms other than landscaping, you truly have the eye for photography.

KillerClown, great lady-bug shots. I agree with Al, they tend to fly away when they hear the focusing motor :)

Al, great macros, specially the second one. You can see each sub-eye on that thing! Have I told you I hate wasps :)

TeleFragger, for me, a diffuser of any kind makes all the world of difference! The harsh and frontal shadows of a straight on-camera flash are as close to horrible that sometimes I think its better to aim for a blurry image rather than a front-flash-lit one. Diffused, on the other hand, you get a lot more subtlety and depth to the shadows. DigitalTuned posted a few pages back some comparisons of direct vs. bounced flash that were pretty conclusive.

Marubozo, I really like the glass-in-glass concept! What seems weird is that the moment you took the image, you have a bloby look on the rim of the large glass which looks almost like echo gel rather than water. Perhaps a split of a second later you would have caught some individual drops of water? Again, nice concept. I agree on the seamless background. Good luck on the 580EX, I agree they sell like hot-cakes in the for sale.

Rivest, congrats on the Manfroto. Please report any differences... I am curious as if the name really carries that much better feel to it.

Annie
, I thought I have explained already that wasps and bees are strictly forbidden here!!! :) Nice shot! May I ask what ISO are you using? Picture looks a tad noisy, but the size of the noise also suggests a large crop. I'm curious.

Ofwiah
, nice surfer image! Crisp splashing water and nice DoF.

Dirkkristen, great to hear about all the great shots!! We look forward to them!

DigitalTuned, no idea you were Puerto Rican, un abrazo desde el Ecuador!

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