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In Topic: Camera locks up at depth

Yesterday, 05:46 PM

This is not an uncommon experience; what happens at depth is that one button with a slightly less strong spring will push in a bit; activating some setting that won't allow a picture to be taken. This can also happen when the camera is slightly (and I mean slightly ) misaligned leading to the same problem. One thing you can try is to remove the rubber tips on any of the buttons that push on the camera and see if the problem goes away.  Painful to do all of them one by one but you might get lucky.



In Topic: Sony A6000 and Inon S-2000 Strobes

02 February 2017 - 07:31 PM

You have to make sure that the camera is in fill flash mode (i.e.) TTL mode not in manual.  In fill flash you definitely get the pre flash.


In Topic: Mounting both Keldan's and strobes

02 February 2017 - 07:25 PM

It takes a bit of work but can be done. On the handles I have arms for the strobes, and on the housing itself two ball mounts (where the stabilizing bracket goes) for the video lights. Very very heavy though.


In Topic: Need help for a decision 5DIV or E-M1II

02 February 2017 - 07:09 PM

There are many tradeoffs here. The 5D is bigger, faster, way faster focusing, and is full frame.  That being said, I shoot mostly (OK, almost totally) small things and I use the em-1.  Out of the box, it has 2x the magnification of the 5D i.e. it can shoot 17 mm things full frame which the 5D can do but only by adding a wet diopter or some other optics inside.  But it focuses much more slowly than the 5D.  If I wanted to shoot video I would buy a GH-5 which has the same IQ as the EM1-II but is optimized for video.  A lot depends on what you want to do with the pictures/footage. If you are making 24x36 inch (750 x 1000 mm) prints then the EM1-II won't be anywhere as nice as the 5D, but for anything much smaller (or the web) either will do the job.



In Topic: And you think UW shooters are obsessed...

01 February 2017 - 05:16 PM

Sort of like the psychedelic frogfish in a sunball