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Originally Posted by kbros View Post

Anybody ever tried the "brenizer" method? It seemed to work fairly well and it's definitely something I'll use again.
I haven't tried it, but have read up on it a bit. The photos can turn out wonderfully if you do it right.

Here's a thread of them for the curious.
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Saw these deals on CanonRumors and thought I'd share them here in case anyone was interested.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III - $2,559 (for the next hour)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151109057831

Canon EOS 6D - $1,449
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141292504129

Canon EOS 1DX - $5,079
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151303034199
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Manchester T1.

They've got a Dixons but I can't find anything useful on their site. Fairly sure there isn't a Jessops. There are a couple of shops in Reykjavik, I'm hoping I can pick something up out there but their websites don't show much choice when it comes to filters.

I've been so busy with work that I completely forgot about it, I was going to pick this up.

Oh wow, that's a good price on the Hoya, I might pick one up to keep in my bag at all times as I don't keep my Lee filters in there all of the time.

I'm sure there will be somewhere to buy filters there, it's quite popular with photographers. I always find Dixon's etc at airports stock a lot more photography equipment compared to their high street stores.
    
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Think I'll buy one too, hard to ignore them at that price.

77mm filter + a step up for my 72mm lens.

Hopefully I can pick something up en route too.
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Wow...if anybody is in the market for a solid crop body, the 70D refurb is only $767.36 right now, which is an incredible price for a camera like that.

Also, the refurbished EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II lens is available for only $100.
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Is the Canon EOS 450D with 70-210 mm optics any good? Seems like I can grab one for 230 USD second-handed, worth it?
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That seems like a bit much one that old (450D = XSi). You'll have to buy a lens to go with it, because 70 is definitely not wide enough. For a few bucks more, you could get a T3 or T3i for $290 or $390, respectively, assuming you can purchase from the Canon direct refurb store in Norway. If you can't, I'd look for one of those bodies with that 18-55mm kit lens near you. I definitely wouldn't pay that much for a used XSi at this point though.
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I just had a DUH moment... I guess reading the manual and actually trying something out can yield two different perspectives! So today was just messing around with my 580ex ii flash and shoved it into high speed sync mode and was doing the usual waltz through AV and TV as I tend to do on occasion just to calibrate my minds eye to what I actually want the exposure to look like when I shoot. When for some reason I moved to Manual and suddenly realized that my shutter speed was not capped at 250 and I could take it up to 8000... and as long as I kept my aperture below f/8 I was actually getting properly exposed pictures (the shots from f/8 and up were not completely black but were definitely underexposed) and this was with the auto ISO defaulting to 400 because of the flash... obviously when I bumped the ISO manually I was able to get some pretty solid exposures...

 

Boy did I feel stupid after doing this because I so could have used this the other night while shooting pictures of my daughter smashing pumpkins... and feeling helpless because 1/250 felt too slow to capture the decisive moment...

 

So anyone want to fill me in on more information about this, as in what I am missing? (other than understanding that light fall off occurs faster because of the shutter speed increase)

 

Either way I felt stupid for not having realized it sooner and now wonder what other situations I could use this in/for...

    
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... wonder what other situations I could use this in/for...

err .. one thing is off-cam flash lighting in broad daylight with max aperture ? biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21WWjudp5LM
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Which is the best buy of these three:

Nikon D3200 with 18-55 VR II for 502 USD
Nikon D5300 with 18-55 VR II for 1035 USD
Nikon D5300 with 18-140 VR for 1220 USD
Nikon D7100 with 18-105 VR for 1440 USD (or I would probably wait for the D7200)
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