40d_dane

40d_dane

Lives in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Works as a sw-engineer
Joined on Nov 12, 2008
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Preferred subject: Common Kingfisher
1D mk IV, 7D, 40D, S110
EF 500 mm f/4 L IS
soon EF 400 mm f4 DO IS II
EF 400 mm f/5.6 L
EF 70-200 mm f4 L IS
EF 17-40 mm f4 L
EF 100 mm f2

2x 600 EX-RT, 1x 580 EX
Pixel King Pro radio triggers

7D

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40d_dane: How does the Odin handle flash recycling ? I have two 600EX-RT and a ST-E3-RT. Except for the 0.5-1 second that the Canon radio system add to the flash recycling time it does work quite well. But the unnecessary increase in recycle time is a real killer for me. Maybe I should just ditch the ST-E3-RT, get the Odin and one or two used 580 II's to supplement my 600's...

I just did a 1:1 comparison once again: Shoe-mounted 600EX-RT on my 7D at 1/8 power with an external battery pack (not the CP-E4 as it is ridiculously overpriced). I can shoot at 8 fps without a single missed frame for at least 10 frames (I stop in order to stay avay from thermal issues). Then I repeated with the ST-E3-RT in the camera flash-shoe (still at 1/8 flash power). After 3 or 4 frames I get at least 4 black frames. The Canon radio flash system really isn't for action shooters. Canon support has been very unresponsive... so I will be ordering Stratos... sigh

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 17:29 UTC
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40d_dane: How does the Odin handle flash recycling ? I have two 600EX-RT and a ST-E3-RT. Except for the 0.5-1 second that the Canon radio system add to the flash recycling time it does work quite well. But the unnecessary increase in recycle time is a real killer for me. Maybe I should just ditch the ST-E3-RT, get the Odin and one or two used 580 II's to supplement my 600's...

Thanks Mike,
I'm also considering the Strato II to supplement the ST-E3-RT. My guess is that it's as reliable as the Odin and I pretty much know how I want my flashes set up in manual mode. I could get a set of Strato II's to do my current project and hope that Canon get a fix for the recycle delay. The Strato is significantly lower priced (I can get a Strato II transmitter and two receivers for the price of just one Odin receiver).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 11:14 UTC

How does the Odin handle flash recycling ? I have two 600EX-RT and a ST-E3-RT. Except for the 0.5-1 second that the Canon radio system add to the flash recycling time it does work quite well. But the unnecessary increase in recycle time is a real killer for me. Maybe I should just ditch the ST-E3-RT, get the Odin and one or two used 580 II's to supplement my 600's...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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