Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1983
Country: Canada

From the rumors from the Canon side that's not going to be much more than the new Canon...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
Sorry about your travails Mark. My Linksys stuff goes toes up if there's a clap of thunder in west Texas, then has to be unplugged and rebooted. Both components are being retired to the recycling bin as we speak.

With the kind and very able assistance of our own Brian Papke, I solved my IT problems. I decided, for once, not to go with cutting edge so I went to Apple and picked up an AIrport Extreme. Like the reviews say, 10 minutes later I was up and running. Brian helped me with some setting details and better understanding the hardwired segment of my network.

Thanks everyone, thanks especially to Brian for a Sunday night rescue!!


I have to reset my telcomm-supplied wireless router every few weeks. Today, for instance. I have never once had to reset my AirPort Extreme. Enjoy...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
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Country: United States

Go4Long wrote:
From the rumors from the Canon side that's not going to be much more than the new Canon...


The 200-400 we've been expecting Any Day Now for, oh, 18 months?



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1983
Country: Canada

stevez wrote:
Go4Long wrote:
From the rumors from the Canon side that's not going to be much more than the new Canon...


The 200-400 we've been expecting Any Day Now for, oh, 18 months?


I've heard rumblings of a new 800mm 5.6 from the Canon side as well. Although to be honest, I think I heard them from Jim somewhere in this thread :P

And yes, Canon and Nikon seem to introduce products in totally different ways. Nikon announces them and you can expect them within a few months...Canon? not so much.



Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Go4Long wrote:
stevez wrote:
Go4Long wrote:
From the rumors from the Canon side that's not going to be much more than the new Canon...


The 200-400 we've been expecting Any Day Now for, oh, 18 months?


I've heard rumblings of a new 800mm 5.6 from the Canon side as well. Although to be honest, I think I heard them from Jim somewhere in this thread :P

And yes, Canon and Nikon seem to introduce products in totally different ways. Nikon announces them and you can expect them within a few months...Canon? not so much.


Used to be the other way around. Things have changed.



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
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futurshox wrote:
Hey, Nikonheads, you too can now spend all your money on an 800mm lens... clicky - a mere $18K!


Must... resist...



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1983
Country: Canada

You cannot resist its charms...lol



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

The series II 800mm is vaporware but rumored. I think I'd consider dropping to the 600 II before I'd pull the trigger on that upgrade. Especially when you consider the fact the current 800 was touted as a series II designed for digital. I love my 800, but giventhe exponential increase in atmospherics, I'm not convinced that a 600 II wouldn't serve the user as well.

I think my next acquisitions will be in the 300, 600 II equipment. Canon is going to send me something to test, weebeesee .



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Oh, and Zim, your shot of Shiprock still mesmerizes me Buddy!



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
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Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Jeff W. wrote:
Rodolfo - FWIW, I'm in the same boat as you and I just ordered this from McNally. As a Nikon shooter, Joe should really speak to your soul.

http://www.joemcnally.com/blog/the-language-of-light/

I am an unabashed fan of Joe's work and think his lighting tutorials are excellent. His presentation as the final speaker on Saturday afternoon at ISAP X was the highlight of the entire event for me. Did I say I was a McNally fan


I'm a huge fan of Joe too. Hurt to miss that presentation at ISAP, but I'm really looking forward to his workshop at Photoshop World. His "Hotshoe Diaries" were an (ahem) illuminating read, and I'm downloading "Language of Light" now, thanks. Still looking for that little piece to put on the end of my C-stand arms, though.



Depends on what you plan on attaching to the end. If you have mono blocks (Alien Bee's, Profotos, Elinchrom's etc) then they just slide on and screw down. If you wish to attach a hot/cold shoe type of flash then you need something like the Manfrotto umbrella holder. You can get a couple "brass monkeys" that would allow you to attach a cold shoe.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/546375-REG/Manfrotto_026_026_Swivel_Umbrella_Adapter.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/52772-REG/Stroboframe_300_SHO_Flash_Mount_Adapter.html

Should work like a champ.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19068
Country: United States

We've discussed having Joe back at ISAP , it's more a matter of his schedule. He's always a treat. I'll know more after our board meeting in a week or so.



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
Country: United States

I've had the pleasure of hearing him speak several times. It is worth taking the time to go see him for his stories alone. He is a true master.


Joe McNally at Zack's studio... by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr


Light shaper.... by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
I wish someone would put together a lighting tutorial for those who want to use just two or three lights and a bare minimum of gear, but who want to use good stuff... and are starting out flat-footed and ignorant. I finally get a couple of C-stands, and now I can't put a thing on them because there's holes at the end of the arms!

I love it when I get into new stuff and don't have even the scrawniest, most flimsy excuse for a Clue. The process of learning something from scratch is a constant source of discovery and laughs (usually at my own expense). Soooooo, does anyone know what the thing with a rod on one side and a coldshoe on the other is called, that fits into the clamp at the end of the arm on the top of a C-stand?



BTW...welcome to the club. Just go ahead and attach one or two credit cards to BH photo....


Home studio gone crazy..... by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr


_MG_7636 by battlefloydflyer, on Flickr



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

600RX's Jon? Have a couple myself. They're great lights! I like your "low boy" studs on your C Stands.

Can't we just have ISAP at Red Flag every year?



Jon Uhler
Registered: Dec 08, 2006
Total Posts: 2462
Country: United States

Yup, 600RX's. Great lights.

The low riders are real nice. I use then in conjuction with a couple Matthew's flags for background lights. Works like a champ.

One could go crazy collecting and figuring out grip......



futurshox
Registered: Feb 15, 2008
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:



Ah, the Wall of Noise.... Bad Ass!



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 2421
Country: United States

stevez wrote:
[edit for TOPP: aerial view of Ship Rock, NM]


This is one of the most iconic images of Ship Rock ever!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully, you know how much I love this image Steve. Thanks for posting it today.



tom cardin
Registered: Mar 08, 2005
Total Posts: 1991
Country: United States

Jeff, is right, that image of Shiprock, is spectacular, if only for the view point. Black and white, is the only way to see it.

Tom



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4775
Country: United States

Jon Uhler wrote:
Yup, 600RX's. Great lights.

The low riders are real nice. I use then in conjuction with a couple Matthew's flags for background lights. Works like a champ.

One could go crazy collecting and figuring out grip......


There's a reason that, in the Motion Picture / TV industry, there are entire companies that do nothing but Grip and Gaff. It quickly becomes a specialty as production budgets increase.

For those who prefer their engines round...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 4071
Country: United States

Jay, a guy could exhaust himself throwing superlatives your way, but this one speaks to me. Subject, lighting, background, viewpoint, composition: just stunning!



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