On the net: 5D Mark II video setting & someone has a working set of TT5?

As regular visitors, I am sure you have noticed how much I try to always come up with original content. I try to minimize linkage to other people blog posts unless I can add some value to it. I think twitter does a better job at this than a blog post, this is why I created a twitter account for the site. I will try to keep it low volume and on subject.

Anyways, today two posts convinced me to do an exception.

First, Stu wrote a great post on the custom settings he is using to film with the 5D. I used to shoot with the neutral setting but I might give this configuration a try. It is technically sound, I just wonder how it would perform in a low light environment? I will have to do some testing!

Link 2: this ‘review‘ by Rick Sammon of the Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 and Flex TT5. He does not say if he actually tested (used) them or not but if he did (after all, this is supposed to be a mini review), I will investigate to learn the Speedlite models he used.

Speaking of Pocket Wizards, I experienced some strange behavior with my Plus II on a 580EXII last weekend. We had a very weird setup (D3 using PC cord to PW + on camera flash to trigger the 580) and we could not get a 100% fire rate on the 580. Once we switched the 580 for a Nikon flash (SB something), it flashed every single time. Weird. I think the issue is with the 580 itself, even more so since my friend said that he smelled something burning…

Finally, dont forget about the contest to win my eBay Cactus remote triggers! When was the last time someone offered you something for nothing? Even if it was something that did not worth much…

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  • http://www.chrispainephotography.com Chris

    Was a SB800 we were using, and I am sure the issues with your 580 triggering had something to do with the loose PC cord that was held in with duct tape. :P

  • http://www.jamescheng.net James Cheng

    PWs do not play nice with the 580exII. Canon somehow forgot to shield the flash so it emits alot of interference on the same frequencies that the PWs use.

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    Seems like Rick Sammon did nothing special to have them work… This is weird because so far everyone tend to confirm my situation, but to a lesser degree. Seems like I had a very bad version of the 580…

    Anyways, I strongly advice anyone thinking about getting a PW with ETTL to test them in store first as a bare minimum.



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