FWIW, I'm going to stay out of the mirrorless game until they release the sensor that can electronically do flash sync all through the shutter speed range like the D70 and D1 series cameras could. Plus I have to transition out of all my "screwdriver-focus" AF and AFD lenses that won't AF on the mirrorless bodies.
Plus, $850 for a 35mm f/1.8 and $550 for a 50mm f/1.8?? O U C H ! ! !
First, as some of you know, I bought an old 28-200G lens because my 28-300VR is pretty heavy and I need a lighter lens for travel. So far I'm impressed. The lens is smooth and focuses quietly and quickly. The zoom is very smooth and the lens is just a tad bigger than the 50/1.4 and probably a little lighter. It's really sharp -- witness the photo below. Not a bad purchase for 3 bills.
They also have the AD400 Pro which has TTL, HSS, and a very bright modeling light. There's a separate head coming for the AD400 Pro that will allow you to use it like a pack and head system. Mount the head on the top of the stand and put the body of the flash 6 feet below it where it can be used like a sandbag.
Hmm 35mph bet a few might do a bit more as isolated as it looks!
Proapaly some do but people are generally aware that there are kids around and that there are lots of Amish buggies in the area. It isn't as isolated as it looks as there are Amish farms all up & down these roads. But that doesn't keep the occasional idiot from screaming through there like he owns the place. Plus, if you go too fast, you might wipe out on the horse poo!!
Wow, learned a valuable lesson on this. Was just playing around with Non-TTL auto mode* with an old SB-26 on a digital camera - it was a "what am I going to do if the SB-800 doesn't work and I still need on-camera flash?" kind of experiment. When I used this combo, I was getting shots that were about two stops overexposed, and I was a baffled as to why.
That was until I looked at the front of the flash, and noticed that the Non-TTL Auto sensor looked "fuzzy." There was a layer of dust on the sensor that was blocking about two stops of light the flash subsequently left the flash tube on longer to compensate. I cleaned the sensor with a Q-TIP and it works perfectly now.
*For those of you not familiar, the SB-26 is a 1990-vintage flash that doesn't have the TTL modes that work on a digital camera. It does TTL on film bodies, but not on digital. On a pro camera like the D1 - D5 (I think this feature is still on the D5), the camera will pick up that there's a flash attached and set the shutter to 1/60th (depending on you settings) and it will transmit the ISO to these old flashes, but you need to set the aperture manually on the flash. Therefore the best way to do this is with either aperture priority mode or manual mode. On the hobbyist and semi pro cameras, the camera does not set the shutter to 1/60th and it doesn't transmit the ISO to the flash, so you need to set both the aperture and the ISO on the flash and use manual mode on the camera. This also holds true for most of the other flashes made for film bodies.