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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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Jan 05, 2012 21:36 |  #2596

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sounds interesting, would have to streamline the kit abit more to do that sort of mission. Another I really want to do is the Pararaha valley, so many falls but its calssed as a track for experienced trampers. I have done it once a few years back but not with camera gear as a day trip

Heaps of falls on that stream ......
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Jan 05, 2012 21:57 |  #2597

the track at parts actually runs more up thatn alongside the falls


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Jan 06, 2012 02:07 |  #2598

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..........When do you get your filters?.........

Picked them up this afternoon. Looks good, not much chance to play with yet.

I had either ordered the incorrect 82mm adapter or they don't like the 16-35 as it wouldn't go on. It is a bit unusual how the adapters work, they go back over the lens towards the camera. With the 16-35 (82mm), the hood bayonet grooves prevent the adapter screwing on.

However, nothing that 10 minutes with the Dremal didn't fix :rolleyes:

No vignette at 16mm on the 1Ds which is cool.

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I got the 100mm Mk4 wide angle holder (has 2 slots), a 77 & the (now modified) 82mm adapters. The new 10 stop with the foam light seals, the ND 0.6 reverse grad and ND 0.3: 0.6 and 0.9 hard edge (which is not too sharper transition). And a pouch to hold the filters in.

BTW I still have your 82mm ND & 77mm CPL




  
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Jan 06, 2012 02:09 |  #2599

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I was expecting a TXT or something from you guys (you and Mark) when you were going off on a shoot.....then I see photos on here from a recent trip. I cried myself to sleep....

On a more serious note, yes, let's plan a trip. I may be starting a new job come mid-late January, so before then is good...... (that's only a maybe on the job front however)

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Jan 06, 2012 02:40 |  #2600

Mark Vuleta wrote in post #13655663 (external link)
BTW I still have your 82mm ND & 77mm CPL

Keep them. I have no use for either.


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Jan 06, 2012 16:57 as a reply to  @ weka2000's post |  #2601

Its raining again :)


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Jan 06, 2012 17:47 |  #2602

Hey guys... happy new year and all that

Question for the 5dII users. I was shooting a wedding last weekend and when using the 580ex with the 5dII a lot of the images were under exposed by 1 - 2 stops. Has anyone else noticed this before?

I was using Aperture priority. I just about always shoot in manual but anything live on the fly I use Av these days as I find it the best balance between speed and creative control.

Anyway, I have another wedding in a few weeks and don't want the same problem. 1 person I spoke to said it was a known issue with the 580ex and using a battery pack can fix it. Seems strange but will try it out and see what happens. Of course cranking ISO etc didn't help as it was an auto adjustment.

Any feedback is grealty appreciated.

Oh, and it felt really good to be behind a camera again, first time I had really used it since the first quake in Sept 2010!


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Jan 06, 2012 17:52 |  #2603

I have a couple of 550s that both under expose by a stop on my 5d, never used a 580 on it.
The under exposure is very consistent, so easily fixed with fec.


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Jan 06, 2012 17:55 |  #2604

You need to use FEC. It's not a problem with the equipment, it's meant to work that way, it's that many people don't understand exposure and how their camera works.

EC/FEC 0 means an 18% grey card will be properly exposed, and the camera assumes the scene is 18% grey. If your scene is lighter in the metered area, for example a wedding dress taking much of the frame, your scene is more like 40-50% and you'll need FEC. 2/3 is an average amount if flash is your main light, sometimes as much as 2 with a very white scene.

Nikon, for some reason, seems to need a lot less EC/FEC than Canon. I think its metering system has different assumptions.


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Jan 06, 2012 17:58 |  #2605

Be interesting to see how much camera gear I still own when I get home, had a call from a neighbor saying our house has been broken into... :-(


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Jan 06, 2012 18:09 |  #2606

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Be interesting to see how much camera gear I still own when I get home, had a call from a neighbor saying our house has been
broken into... :-(


Oh ****, that is an unpleasant end to the holiday.

Has the house been secured?
Let us know if you need a hand.


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Jan 06, 2012 18:12 |  #2607

tim wrote in post #13659752 (external link)
You need to use FEC. It's not a problem with the equipment, it's meant to work that way, it's that many people don't understand exposure and how their camera works.

EC/FEC 0 means an 18% grey card will be properly exposed, and the camera assumes the scene is 18% grey. If your scene is lighter in the metered area, for example a wedding dress taking much of the frame, your scene is more like 40-50% and you'll need FEC. 2/3 is an average amount if flash is your main light, sometimes as much as 2 with a very white scene.

Nikon, for some reason, seems to need a lot less EC/FEC than Canon. I think its metering system has different assumptions.



Not quite Tim.
On the 30D I get very different ETTL exposures of the same scene using the 550. Usually about 1 stop brighter.


The Nikon system is better though, the Canon system hasn't had much changed in a long time.
But that is not the problem.

Lots of people have problems with the 5D2 under exposing ETTL flash.


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Jan 06, 2012 18:23 |  #2608

joeseph wrote in post #13659774 (external link)
Be interesting to see how much camera gear I still own when I get home, had a call from a neighbor saying our house has been broken into... :-(

Well, crap.

Assuming you have insurance: Look on the brightside if they have nicked stuff - time to buy new gear 8-)

If not - http://www.stolencamer​afinder.com/ (external link) might be worth a shot...


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Jan 06, 2012 18:41 |  #2609

Thanks guys, that gives me something to play with. yeah I went outside just before the wedding and tested it all and it was fine (never had the flash on it then) and was horrofied when i looked and saw how under exposed it was during the ceremony! Luckily I alwasy shoot in raw so have saved every shot, cant believe I hadn't struck this issue sooner. I guess 99% of my stuff has been model shoots and it's all manual.


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Jan 06, 2012 18:47 |  #2610

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Oh ****, that is an unpleasant end to the holiday.

Has the house been secured?
Let us know if you need a hand.

thanks for the offer Moppie, house is being sorted as we speak (glasier & locksmith) so all good thanks. Our neighbor across the road is being really helpful, must bring him a beer or two.

I had an internet webcam in the kitchen that I logged into at 10pm last night, but I can't get to it today . Apparently the TV is awol now (that was bolted to the cabinet to stop the kids tipping it over so could have been a comedy, to watch someone trying to pick it up)
The TV cabinet had a wireless AP connected to it that fed the webcam so not sure if the AP is awol also. sadly I didn't get enough time before Xmas to get streaming video to a HDD working so haven't got any pretty pictures of the gobshytes.

I've most of my main kit with me (2 bodies & 3 lenses) so if the backpacks been uplifted I'll only be looking for a couple of nice lenses, a flash, a 20D and an 10D IR backup body.

All the gear I have serial numbers for and is insured so am not too worried. I did a full backup to offsite HDD of the PC & photo's drive before we came away so even if the PC's gone I won't have lost any data. I suspect it's still there because the webserver machine sitting beside it is still running.

Still, we could well do without the hassle... :(


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