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Old 08-14-2005   #1
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My wife gave me an early B-Day gift, so I tried it out today. I used the 600mm on all the shots





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Well, I like the mix between natural and "Beamer" light here. Not sure if it's attributed to your skill, the beamer or a combination of both. Regardless, it appears as if the birthday gift
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Nice. You have to be careful with the Beamer. It will throw out your metering on occasion. How much sharpening did you apply to the cardinal?
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Very good shots. What do you set the flash on with the beamer in place? I've always had trouble understanding the thing. I use the 550ex but will soon have the 580.
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Well, I like the mix between natural and "Beamer" light here. Not sure if it's attributed to your skill, the beamer or a combination of both. Regardless, it appears as if the birthday gift
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Kevin, I think its all the BB doing the work here
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Nice. You have to be careful with the Beamer. It will throw out your metering on occasion. How much sharpening did you apply to the cardinal?
Thanks for the info, The USM I used was 200/0.3/0 ( Why do you ask, does it look over sharpened?)
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Very good shots. What do you set the flash on with the beamer in place? I've always had trouble understanding the thing. I use the 550ex but will soon have the 580.
Alice I put the flash to manual and set it to 50mm, this is the recommend setting, I have read that 35mm thru 50mm works best. Thanks for the comment
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is ok to use ttl with the beamer in place.
if the flash falls where the camera will see it, then it can measure the flash value and set accordingly.
50mm is the recommended zoom setting though.
I use manual at times though. if you photographing jumpy birds, they can move a tad at the preflash and you wont get what you expected. manual sorts that out.
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Nice shot.

Have one but not used much so yesterday took it out in the rain to see what it could do in the darker light. Manual flash, half power, 50mm. Only 1 shot of quite a few came out sort of ok. The rest were rubbish mostly steel eye. All the BIF shots were even worse. It was very overcast and raining - a 1/200, @f8, ISO800 kind of day.

I know now that flash should have been off camera. What else particularly what to do with BIFs. One shot was reasonable but had a double image. Flash did not arrest the movement.
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Nice shot Rob. I use BB with flash (Sigma 500 or Canon 580) in e-ttl mode set at 50mm. Excepting an occasional overexposed shot, had no other problem. Never tried it for BIF though.


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