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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:17 PM
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Default Hot Rocker Babe! First shots with my new EF 200MM f2.0 L IS!!!

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EF 200MM f2.0 L IS 1/100 f2.0 ISO 400 1DsMKIII 580IIEX w/Stofen
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Old May 21st, 2010, 12:25 AM
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Purdy crispy for f/100 on a 200 mm lens.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 12:35 AM
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EF 200MM f2.0 L IS 1/100 f2.0 ISO 400 1DsMKIII 580IIEX w/Stofen
Wll,

Why no Normal lights? That would allow you to use your largest boxes yiu have and better light. You have enough of them! Of course, the Stofen does do a better job than the flash alone, but why did you not use the Normans?

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Old May 21st, 2010, 04:35 AM
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I think you need some sleep Kat!
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Old May 21st, 2010, 05:48 AM
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Hi, Will,

Nice shot.

I was right - the new lens is well suited for shots of larger birds.

Was the 580EX II with the Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce (I'm assuming that is the item you meant) aimed directly at the subject?

In that situation, what does the Omni-Bounce do for you?

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Old May 21st, 2010, 06:58 AM
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In that situation, what does the Omni-Bounce do for you?
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It softens the shadows from the subject created by the flash.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 09:24 AM
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It softens the shadows from the subject created by the flash.
I have trouble understanding by what "theoretical" process it might do that.

But I'm only a hobbyist snapshooter, so what would I know.

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I have trouble understanding by what "theoretical" process it might do that.

But I'm only a hobbyist snapshooter, so what would I know.

Thanks.

Best regards,

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Unlike the straight from the flash head light which is hard and gives harsh shadows, the use of translucent plastic spreads the light so that there are now myriads of non coherent point sources that can illuminate the subject (both directly and by bouncing off nearby surfaces) from different positions. The larger the diffuser, the more shadows get built from a variety of directions, causing softening and broadening of the gradient of transitions between fully illuminated and shadow.

That's why I try to use a cut-off milk carton or tiny light box.

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