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Aug 30, 2017 09:03 |  #4036

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My newest toys arrived late yesterday afternoon, the Sony FE 100-400GM and the 2x extender. Hopefully, I'll have time to get some test shots in this morning.

When I ordered the lens, I was going to get the 1.4 extender but they were out of stock. So on a spur of the moment, I decided to get the 2x now instead since it was in stock. I'll be getting the 1.4 extender later too.

Temperatures have been near 114° with thunder clouds building up in the afternoon so not the best weather to want to be outside shooting...
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nice Gene...pretty lens.


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Aug 30, 2017 09:04 |  #4037

quick question for you Godox owners...I sold off my Canon 430EXII...any recommendations for a flash from Godox...don't want to spend a lot...don't use it much.


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Aug 30, 2017 09:27 |  #4038

TRhoads wrote in post #18440680 (external link)
nice Gene...pretty lens.

You have to get one for your a9 don't you? Fast car photography?


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Aug 30, 2017 09:42 |  #4039

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You have to get one for your a9 don't you? Fast car photography?

I am more interested in having the 70-200 GM. I can shoot most of my races with a 70-200. Which is nice, it means no changing lenses.


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Aug 30, 2017 09:43 |  #4040

TRhoads wrote in post #18440682 (external link)
quick question for you Godox owners...I sold off my Canon 430EXII...any recommendations for a flash from Godox...don't want to spend a lot...don't use it much.

tt350s small flash
tt685s large flash canon 600 equivalent.

They go on sale for as low as 80 a pop.

The fancier stuff use lithium batteries, but if you're ok with standard AA's then stick with the inexpensive stuff.


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Aug 30, 2017 09:45 |  #4041

David Arbogast wrote in post #18440674 (external link)
Thing of beauty. Congratulations. Looking forward to your thoughts on the lens.


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nice Gene...pretty lens.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to using the lens and wish the weather was more accommodating.

A quick test this morning. AF was difficult because the feeder was in the shade and the block wall behind it was in sunshine. I used a fill flash as well.


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Aug 30, 2017 12:54 |  #4042

It's so hot, even the hummingbirds are panting. This male Costas is perched on one of the patio awning braces keeping an eye on 'his' feeder.


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Aug 30, 2017 17:32 |  #4043

a9 battery grip came in...its a great fit, and a nice addition...fits in the hand nicely. the little flip lock to open the battery tray seems like the first thing that will break...very flimsy...gotta be careful with that.

Turned advanced mode off on the MB...nearly dropped the a7r2 this morning trying to mount the lens and adapter and hold that stupid button down...


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Aug 30, 2017 17:55 |  #4044

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Thanks for all the input..

Considering it.. going on vacation in 2 weeks and want something a bit more point and shoot like ths or the go pro

As someone who was looking at this camera and decided to go with the GoPro I'll say get the Sony. Sound on the GoPro (hero4) sucks.




  
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Aug 30, 2017 17:56 |  #4045

I hate the way I took this picture because I was in a rush returning the lens. Posting it anyway.

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Aug 30, 2017 18:05 |  #4046

Charlie wrote in post #18440705 (external link)
tt350s small flash
tt685s large flash canon 600 equivalent.

They go on sale for as low as 80 a pop.

The fancier stuff use lithium batteries, but if you're ok with standard AA's then stick with the inexpensive stuff.


These are good recommendation. I own the TT685s and been using it a lot. These were taken using this flash

TRhoads wrote in post #18440682 wrote:
quick question for you Godox owners...I sold off my Canon 430EXII...any recommendations for a flash from Godox...don't want to spend a lot...don't use it much.

When I was shooting with Canon I was hardly using the OCF but I blame myself for that but. Shooting with OCF is awesome.

BTW if you can spend a little more $$ and get yourself a Godox V850II GN60. Li-ion Battery = faster recycle yime




  
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Aug 30, 2017 18:24 |  #4047

invi2003 wrote in post #18441008 (external link)
As someone who was looking at this camera and decided to go with the GoPro I'll say get the Sony. Sound on the GoPro (hero4) sucks.

sound on any GoPro is awful...but that is what they make external mics for...I used to use an external mic when I went to the track...sound quality was much improved.

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These are good recommendation. I own the TT685s and been using it a lot. These were taken using this flash

When I was shooting with Canon I was hardly using the OCF but I blame myself for that but. Shooting with OCF is awesome.

BTW if you can spend a little more $$ and get yourself a Godox V850II GN60. Li-ion Battery = faster recycle yime

that 850 is not that much more...might go with that one, thanks for the recommendation. I don't use OCF...really prefer natural light, but there are times when its needed, so I have to make sure I have it if I need it.


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Aug 30, 2017 18:31 |  #4048

Charlie wrote in post #18440705 (external link)
tt350s small flash
tt685s large flash canon 600 equivalent.

They go on sale for as low as 80 a pop.

The fancier stuff use lithium batteries, but if you're ok with standard AA's then stick with the inexpensive stuff.

I actually returned my 685s for the 860. It's not that much more expensive and it takes a rechargeable lithium ion battery. I got tired of blowing through AA stuff every few days (they go fast!).
I also got the tt350. Which is great. It's the same functionality, only much smaller footprint (so it's great for taking on the go).
Both triggered by the X1T trigger...Works a charm. Does TTL and everything. You've seen some of the portraits I've posted lately.


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Aug 30, 2017 18:32 |  #4049

navydoc wrote in post #18440706 (external link)
Thanks. I'm looking forward to using the lens and wish the weather was more accommodating.

A quick test this morning. AF was difficult because the feeder was in the shade and the block wall behind it was in sunshine. I used a fill flash as well.

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Wow. I've never been able to get this close with my feeder/hummer combination. Even with a crop.


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Aug 30, 2017 20:36 |  #4050

Puckman wrote in post #18441019 (external link)
I actually returned my 685s for the 860. It's not that much more expensive and it takes a rechargeable lithium ion battery. I got tired of blowing through AA stuff every few days (they go fast!).
I also got the tt350. Which is great. It's the same functionality, only much smaller footprint (so it's great for taking on the go).
Both triggered by the X1T trigger...Works a charm. Does TTL and everything. You've seen some of the portraits I've posted lately.

I use it more for event style shooting, so it's fine.

I did around 300+ shots on a set of batteries and no battery changes, so I'm good with that. For products or portraits, I've got the 600ws flash. Sufficient power for most applications.

the smaller stuff is really just for fill, not key light. So I've got the non TTL hotshoe flash, TTL hotshoe flash, and Xplore 600. Sometimes the hotshoe stuff cant even fill fast enough for the bigger key light, but not a big deal.

I got it while they were like 50 non TTL and 80 TTL, and you had to buy as a set, so no big deal. One of those christmas sales from adorama a while back. Will get the TT350 before my next family trip.


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