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by Vian Esterhuizen

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So which one is better and why? In terms of convenience and features, the 600EX-RT is better. It has more features, a built-in radio triggering system, and a much better (less cryptic) UI, since it has a dot-matrix LCD display. I just need to get as much flash power as possible for outdoor and indoor photography. If you need as much flash power ...


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I'm not sure either is the answer... I think it would be better to have two zooms for image quality, your problem is your first lens is such a short range, and that is what is annoying you. The second lens isn't that long either and misses other shots. I'd suggest combining one of these instead (all better lenses) with the 70-300mm VR. 16-85 VR 18-70 ...


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Are they a lot different from each other? They're pretty similar in terms of raw light output, with the 600EX-RT being slightly more powerful. Canon tends to name its Speedlites according to their guide number: the 600EX-RT has a guide number of 60, while the 580EX II (like its predecessor 580EX) has a guide number of 58. The guide number is the maximum ...


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While the Yongnuo RF-603 (and -603II, and -605) and YN-560-TX units all come in Canon and Nikon flavors, the difference is solely for the "wake-up" feature (i.e., half-pressing your shutter button will wake up the remote flash if it's sleeping to conserve power). The Nikon and Canon TTL pin layouts are different, so the trigger "foot" used for the on-camera ...


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I'll address the one new question here that isn't already answered at this site, and the rest can really be answered by the following links: Which equipment for beginning underwater photography? How does the GoPro camera perform for photography? Scuba underwater photography: GoPro vs DSLR + Housing Why do GoPro cameras perform poorly for underwater ...


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There is actually an OEM Canon ultrawide zoom lens that costs less than all the lenses you're looking at. That is the EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM, which is the low-price alternative to the Canon 10-22. Yes, the Samyang and Rokinon (and Vivtar, Pro-Optic, Opteka, Bower, Phoenix, Walimex, etc. etc.) are the same lens, and are optically identical, although ...


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In auto, the 600RT will have a longer reach 20-200mm compared to 24-105mm in the 580EX. The assistance beam is also longer by 4m. the 600RT also supports Camera Menu Options that are not available on the Flash itself. Has more customisable functions, 7 of which can be set as personal functions. the 600 RT has remote Shutter Release Capability and can group ...


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Poking around the FotoPro site, I don't see this head listed, so perhaps it's out of production. This head reminded me of the Really Right Stuff MH-01, which also provides a way for the clamp to twist in either direction on the head.


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I use a $10 generic Arca clamp with Manfrotto's 3232, since replaced by their 234 (without RC). Loosen the Manfrotto mount screw to reorient the Arca clamp for tilting either camera plate or lens collar plate. Amazon has the L10 panning tilt monopod head for $89 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R5NG08G L10 clones on ebay from $55 (item 251627716584) or iShoot ...


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Since the posting of this question, Nikon has put out a new lens for the nikon 1 system: the 1 nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6. Due to the crop factor, this actually comes down to a massive 189-810mm focal distance. I don't have much experience with it, but from what little I used it, it is much lighter than most DSLR zoom lenses, but it suffers in low light ...


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Here is an uncropped photo I had taken of the Moon about a year ago. (Be forgiving of the softness) As you can see, it fits cozily within the frame. This was taken using a Canon EOS 600d, which is comparable to the 550d, and using a t-ring setup attached to the Celestron Nexstar 4se, which has a focal distance of 1325mm. I wouldn't want to get much ...



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