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In Topic: Canon 7D Mk II compatibility with existing 7D housings?

17 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

Size wise it's close, a comparison on Dpreview shows the MkII is 1mm wider, 1mm higher and 4mm deeper.  The real problems I see with putting the MkII in the old 7D housing are:

  1. I often use the custom settings on the mode dial.  On the MkII you have to push a central button to turn the dial, there is no facility to do this on the original 7D housing.
  2. The two controls I use most on the back of the camera are the "Q" button and the joystick control, the Q button is in a completely different place and the joystick control is slightly higher on the MkII so they're not going accessible with the MkII in the original 7D housing.
  3. My wife wants to takeover my 7D when I upgrade to the MkII and I won't have the old housing anyway :)

In Topic: AF-assist on or not?

08 September 2014 - 04:42 PM

My wife uses a similar setup (50D plus 2 x Inon S2000) and experienced the same problem when she changed from Z240s to S2000s.  AF assist pre-flash was turned off and ACC magnet not installed (out).  Initially the slight under exposure was overcome by winding up the Flash Exposure Compensation on the camera 1/2 to 1 stop.  After playing around with different metering patterns we found that by using the Centre Weighted pattern instead of Evaluative a good TTL exposure was achieved without having to use Flash Exposure Compensation.


I should point out that my wife pretty much shoots macro only so the results may vary for any other type of shooting.

In Topic: 2nd try: overexposure problem w TTL (Olympus E-M1)

25 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

it's two YS-01 strobes.

In that case:


Camera flash set to Fill

Set the strobe mode switch to [TTL]

Set the strobe light level control dial to [FULL]


Should do the trick.

In Topic: 2nd try: overexposure problem w TTL (Olympus E-M1)

25 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

What make/model strobes are you using?  If they are Inon this will help explain the correct settings:




In short for your camera and Inon Z240 strobe(s):


Camera flash set to fill.

Left hand dial on strobe set to sTTL

Right hand dial on strobe set so it is putting up to B

ACC switch enabled (out)

In Topic: Apple's Aperture is being sunsetted

17 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

Rumour has it that Adobe is working on an Aperture to Lightroom migration tool: