Yongnuo RF-603 II triggers must have the Mark II moniker to work with YN560 III. I'm not sure about the RF-602 compatibility, sorry.
Canon or Nikon models of either the flash or the trigger doesn't matter. It is a manual flash and trigger system with only centre pin for firing. The Nikon 1, 2...
Unfortunately RF-603 I will be simply marketed as RF-603, and will come in Canon or Nikon versions. It will require modifications to work with MFT's flash system. RF-603 II will work out of the box. I got a set of these recently and they work great.
YN-560-TX is the most...
Replichrome: 2 preset packs that covers most of the professional print and colour reversal films.
VSCO: 5 preset packs now (potentially more) that also covers consumer and instant films.
My decision was swayed by the fact that VSCO gave instant savings to returning customers. The looks...
Word has it the Nikon version is in the works. So if your primary, or secondary system is Nikon then wait until that comes out! My set of RF-603 II triggers are the Nikon version so I'm in the wait and see mode.
Though I quite like the universal-ness of plain triggers... and don't mind the...
This is my preferred 2-lens setup also.
If I was to do what OP is proposing and travel with only one lens then I would prefer a 35 mm equivalent than a 50. To each their own.
I travelled London and Paris with just a 25 mm in the past and while I liked it, it's a much more useful lens...
I use mostly matrix metering and spot metering. Almost never touch centre weighted metering.
Matrix (sorry for this Nikon jargon, same as ESP) works pretty much 99% of the time without fail. When it does get fooled by white scenes or black scenes, I just use exposure compensation to work it...
More and more mirrorless users each day. Sensor technology will only get better.
I just hate that the first thing people bring up when they're having format discussions is depth of field. It happens without fail.
We get it. Move along!
Food for thought: If nobody bought any Chinese made products, which supports their industrialization process, then where would they be in 100 years? Would they still be stuck in the current situation? But if you did buy their products and they industrialized quickly, would they take 100 years to...
I try to stay away from coin type batteries. I know this is necessary for this product to be smaller than the competition. But it's hard for me to buy yet another battery type, and one that is uncommon at that. Any thoughts of integrating a rechargeable Li-ion cell?
Mac or Windows?
I only have a Mac nowadays so I won't be able to help you in detail if you're in a Windows environment. I'll try to put in the Windows equivalents in parenthesis when possible.
I do this, just in Lightroom instead of Finder (Explorer) so that Lightroom can correctly catalog...
Nothing wrong with this approach. I just try to avoid duplicating focal lengths. Though here's my line of thought for my kit. I can walk the distance in the midrange, a couple of steps forward or backward. But I can't do that on the extremes, wouldn't want to fall over the railing or back up...
I prefer having zooms in the extremes. Such as the UWA or the telephoto focal lengths. The midrange is always a prime. I think you should try it out first. Rent or borrow a prime in the midrange and shoot for a week? Using it as opposed to the 12-40 would drop your weight and size dramatically...
500px is a different beast compared to Flickr. I have both accounts. 500px is increasingly trying to compete with SmugMug, PhotoShelter as a portfolio for photographers. They're now also venturing into stock sales. This is where the best of your work should be posted to in full resolution glory...
Just incremental improvements until E-M5 II, I bet you. It's just how the industry works. Sensor technology are on longer cycles than the annual body refreshes.
I am interested in how the GH4 auto focus system works in real life. Sounds like a cool implementation. Since it's not a phase...
Panasonic 14-140 mm f/3.5-5.6 unfortunately isn't a mark II because mark I is a f/4-5.8. The f/3.5-5.6 is smaller, lighter and supposedly sharper at the long end than both the Olympus and Panasonic, and has OIS in case you mount it on a Panasonic body. The OIS has been updated from Mega OIS to...
I wish that LCD was better, but they aren't. Zooming in and check faces really quickly usually does the trick but it's a pain in the ass. So I just hope the camera focused properly. Deep depth of field when in doubt! LOL
GH4 or E-M1 x 2
12-35 or 12-40
35-100 or 40-150
Yongnuo flash x 2
Umbrella or soft box
There you have it. The ultimate wedding MFT kit.
No travel demands 2 bodies. That turns a trip into work than play. If you follow some of the previous advices and use two bodies, leave one in the hotel safe as a backup.
I recently did Italy: Rome, Vatican, Venice, Pisa, Capri, Messina. I used a kit consisting of 9-18, 14-150, and 17/1.8...
It's hard to recommend 20/1.7 as a low light lens. Yes it goes to a wide aperture, but its AF response is poor. If you're used to 25/1.4's AF in low light, you'd be disappointed.
I see 20 as a great pancake for the minimum profile.
Just wait until the 12/2 LE sell out. Olympus will replace it with a new black SKU guaranteed, without the extras.
I would only care to get the black lenses that are plastic, 45/1.8, 25/1.8. Because the faux silver they have is kind of lame. That being said I have a silver 45/1.8.
I got an ONA The Bowery bag as well, in tan canvas. It's probably the best bag I have used at this price range for mirrorless kits.
There is also a Lowepro Apex 110 AW. I use it when I'm going somewhere long distance because it fits in more bags. Oh and I needed its divider to make 3...
Though I don't like reading Lloyd Chambers, this is quite good: http://macperformanceguide.com/Optimizing-Lightroom.html
Though it's written for OS X, the theory is the same and Adobe has largely used the same core for different builds of their products. Makes sense given that they need to roll...
I wouldn't upgrade the body unless a significant improvement is done to the sensor performance. Personally I treat E-M5 and E-M1 to be of the same generation. E-M1 adds new features but overall image quality improvement is negligible.
Mark II will come out eventually, for all of the current...