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A couple pics of the adapter I made that screws into the filter threads on the Q. I took a filter holder from B&H. Lucroit 100mm 49-52mm adaptor. I cut it down to fit inside the ring flash.

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I think the Canon flash needs the smarts inside Canon cameras to trigger external flashes.  Canon flashes (except for the newer RF versions) communication with pre flash pulses.

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Not exactly true. The ring flash will trigger the other flashes just fine when NOT installed on the Q. It somehow is defeated when installed in the Q hot shoe. What's odd to me is the ring flash still fires with the shutter push on the Q. It's strictly manual, but it does fire. Somehow the Q inhibits the pre-flash pulses you were referring to. I wonder if I can tape over a contact to not disable the pre flashes from happening. Does anyone know the pin out electrical signals on the Q hot shoe? I have an oscilloscope. I think I'll take a look and see if I can make any sense of them

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"Red" the cat, relaxing after some meds, loves sleeping on my desk.  Half snore, half purr.

Borrowed camera to evaluate.  28mm lens, full frame sensor, f2.8, 1/60th, ISO 1600, manual focus in "Macro" mode
I have forgotten how rewarding manual photography can be, especially on a great digital sensor (24MB) with great glass (Summilux)
Thank you Miss Beverly for tormenting me with new found appreciation for long lost skills!
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There is a Genie awakening within me... the magic of manual photography.  It is the Q awakening me.

Manual macro focus, f1.7, 1/250, ISO 320, patience and a lovely Rhône white wine.

 

In 1953 my grandfather taught me the few steps to take:  

Compose (horizontal & vertical); Compose (depth with f/stop); Feel the light & expose (shutter speed) for it; focus on a single point.

 

The EVF of the Q does all of this in a clear, logical fashion.  Nowhere does it prove itself better than in close-ups.  With 28mm, we learn to crop the composition.  The Q sensor delivers amazing image quality of water drops in a cropped image!

 

Edited by SonomaBear

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Busy Bee by Mike Turner, on Flickr

 

Busy Bee by Mike Turner, on Flickr

 

Busy Bee by Mike Turner, on Flickr

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Carpobrotus edulis, Chorão, Cabo da Roca_800.jpg

 

Carpobrotus edulis, Cabo da Roca, Portugal

ISO 100

f/6.3

1/800

 

A beautiful display of bokeh expertly utilized. This is one of the best examples of it I've seen. I might be tempted to photoshop out that contrail or whatever it is, however.

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A beautiful display of bokeh expertly utilized. This is one of the best examples of it I've seen. I might be tempted to photoshop out that contrail or whatever it is, however.

 

Too much perfection taking the contrail (indeed that's what it is) out? I don't know, maybe I do it and post de result here...

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