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Member Since 14 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 30 2009 08:38 PM

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In Topic: Sync Cable threads

30 August 2009 - 08:38 PM

The stuff you want is imaginatively called blue grease, and guess what..it's blue grease.
they use it on car engines to stop the metal part seizing and galvanising together.
I learnt this after i didn't take my sync cord out for 6 months and went diving every day and then had to buy a new sync cord and port as they were now one.
Silicon works but not for long, i am a lazy so and so and only remove my sync every 2-3 months, I guess it's an improvement on 6 months though,
good luck try your local garage, they gave me some for free in a film canister, still got it, you hardly use any, good for your handle screws as well,

In Topic: Shooting stills with video lights or uw-flashlights

23 July 2009 - 04:19 PM

I have one of the Fix Halogen lights and think it would make a decent little video light for the 5D. I wish I had two now but alas, all I have is one, but I also have an older Sunray Mini-Mod (that still works!). I bet if I used the same bulbs in each (same color) I could do a decent test...

James, i have been using the kowalski 50W wide beam torch with the 5d mkII for a few weeks now shooting macro video using manual settings but of 1/60 and f11 and an automatic iso that adjusts up or down for the ambient light and i have been getting some great results with my 50mm macro lens.
The noise levels on the new 5d are so low even in the 1600 iso range that it is barely noticable and it enables me to shoot video of the subjecrt and then quickly take a few shots of it without readjusting my equipment, works pretty well when i a subject starts doing something unusual and you want photos and video without disturbing your subject anymore than you have already. To be honest the iso rarely dips below the 800 mark on macro so the shots stay very sharp and noise free. I tried using 2 kowalskis but it's too much for both the subject and me.
i agree with the strobe quick flash against the long torch beam being less intrusive also and if there was a way to get the shots without light at all i would.

In Topic: inon Z240's + TTL converter, what mode on the strobe?

15 February 2009 - 04:08 AM

Thanks guys that was exactly the information i was looking for, appreciate it, cheers

In Topic: Sea & Sea ports chart for Canon Lenses

29 September 2008 - 01:41 AM

my thinking has always been if you can possibly afford it to get the best one when you buy as you may only regret it later (talking from experience), on the other side you could always say you then take longer regretting that large credit card bill that is not dissapearing...hmmm, nice dilemma to have though

In Topic: 50D? 5D II? Argh!

29 September 2008 - 01:29 AM

has anyone got a release date for south east Asia, yeah a bit random but i work over here/there and i can't seem to find out when it is expected in the shops in Malaysia and singapore,
thanks in advance