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Old July 18th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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hello all.

I was shooting a wedding last night using a HVX200a and Canon 5D mark2 and I have to say; I was putting my HVX away most of the time and picking up my 5D, the low light, color and quality was so good that i had no choice. BUT...the big problem is the FLASHES...This is what I think the only issue that has no workaround...(I guess one: don't use next to fotographers). So, only there my HVX was of most invaluable use.

At times I think about having 2 5d's for work...and thought every other issue had some workaround, but the flash issue seems to be the only one I think don't have possible workaround..YET..I think I read somewhere that this is something they are working on and is possible to improve on...I hope so.

Just wanted to share.

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bytheway...one of the most fun partys I never been to..will post when i get something done..
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Old July 18th, 2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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I dont think there's a workaround for flashes other than using a CCD rather than a CMOS.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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hello all.

I was shooting a wedding last night using a HVX200a and Canon 5D mark2 and I have to say; I was putting my HVX away most of the time and picking up my 5D, the low light, color and quality was so good that i had no choice. BUT...the big problem is the FLASHES...This is what I think the only issue that has no workaround...(I guess one: don't use next to fotographers). So, only there my HVX was of most invaluable use.

At times I think about having 2 5d's for work...and thought every other issue had some workaround, but the flash issue seems to be the only one I think don't have possible workaround..YET..I think I read somewhere that this is something they are working on and is possible to improve on...I hope so.

Just wanted to share.

Thanks

bytheway...one of the most fun partys I never been to..will post when i get something done..
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Agreed the flashes are trouble. One work around is to ask for specific shots without flashes popping. Like a fake cake cutting shot where no one flashes. Obviously there'll be shots that you can't avoid flashes - but the positives so far outweigh the negatives with the 5d.

I was hired to shoot a ceremony, and the B&G just asked if I'd mind shooting the arrival at the reception since it was two blocks from my house, so I stopped by and shot their arrival and thought WTH, I'll get a couple of quick shots of the reception so I just grabbed my hv30. The lighting was so muddy and low in this room that I couldn't get anything and I mean anything usable. the ceiling lights that were on were gelled with something weird. Anyways I went out to the car, grabbed the 5d, with a 50mm 1.4 opened up, dialed in the WB at about 3700, went to ISO1250 (as I recall), and picked up some real decent shots - incredible.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #4
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thanks David, Ken for replays.

Yeah, So far I never asked B&G to do something out of their way for me on their wedding day, maybe I will learn to do that one day, I just feel that they have so much going on that I don't want to add more to it but I understand I might have to do that sometimes.

Looking at the footage the day after I didn't feel so bad about the flash issue. I think for us its something we get bother by but i don't think clients mind that much to see the white band. They just think."flash"... I think. I don't think it looks that bad considering the situation.

But I agree, hate it what I was getting from my camera with this horribl light but 5D came to rescue me. Love it.

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