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 Post subject: Why you should RTFM
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:56 am 
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Hi everyone,

You can find some new macros of shells here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12801949@N02/

You may notice there's a little more light in these shots. Why? Well I just discovered that the ring flash and the 580EXII speedlite have wireless connectivity BUILT IN!!! I had no idea. I saw there was some sort of wireless transmitter you can buy and thought you needed this thing to wirelessly link flashes (you don't, and there's actually a Camera Labs review on this kit!).

So - ring-flash on camera as Master - 580EXII as slave sitting on its little stand on a book giving some slight overhead lighting - and voila - tons more light at no extra cost :D

Greg

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Nice shots! But, what is RTFM?

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Hi Graham,

It's IT geek talk for read the nice manual :D

Greg

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cybermystic wrote:
Hi Graham,

It's IT geek talk for read the nice manual :D

Greg


.... Nice doesnt begin with F !??! :twisted:

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cybermystic wrote:
Hi Graham,

It's IT geek talk for read the nice manual :D

Greg


.... Nice doesnt begin with F !??! :twisted:


No, but it's quicker than typing Frank Sinatra.

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Those are some beautiful shots and the light setup looks very effective. That is really cool about the wireless connectivity.

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Thanks Jim :) You can't believe how relieved I was to find the flashes had wireless connectivity. I was looking for a standard synch socket to connect these units together - and of course there is none. I come from the stone age and have a lot of experience of connecting and synching flashes via the synch leads - but all this modern stuff has come up from nowhere and caught me out - amazing. So it is a relatively simple matter of adding more 580EX units and building a "mini-studio" dedicated for macro work - nice new project.

Greg

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