Originally posted to my Google+ account, edited for current context
This isn’t actually that specific to the E640, it’s more about dragging studio gear out into the field. I took some of the lighting kit out one morning last week for its first “real” test. Observations were made and lessons were learnt:
The 24-70mm laughs like Okarin in the face of lens-flare, this is awesome!
If you’re planning on shooting without the camera in your hands, plan to pack a tripod
If you’re planning on taking a tripod, remember to pack the bloody tripod!
The “Strobies Delta” RF shutter release is a great little unit, but couldn’t manage more than several metres range without having the antenna extended. Maybe the batteries are running low
Shot-bags would probably be useful, if inconvenient. Now I wonder how the big lightstand would hold up
Seriously, they should use umbrellas on the Sydney-to-Hobart yachts, I bet they’d go even faster!
Flash-sync speed is king if you’re battling direct sunlight. Failing that, you need MOAR POWAH!
Allow an extra hour of prep time when setting your alarm clock.
Then set it back another hour.
And I still hate colour management. Why does the same file look different on Firefox, IE and Chrome?
I’ve written a little bit more about the units themselves, too. Go on and have a gander if you want to know more about this lovely gear.
Questions are welcome.
Caption: Flare? What flare? [3.5 MiB]
Caption: Whoo, colours. I only wish I’d managed to get there earlier, missed the 05:52 sunrise by a long way. Not according to keikaku :/ [1.9 MiB]
Caption: Obligatory retro treatment; wasted potential never looked so good! So lemme get this straight - kids these days get nostalgic for a period of time that they never experienced. Colour me cyanotypedly cynical. [763 KiB]
Caption: The colour ain’t as nice, but I like this pose much more. [1.0 MiB]
Caption: “I don’t think it’s meant to bend like that…” [185 KiB]