Peiasdf: Wouldn't leather be really heavy and easily scratched? I'd think nylon bag being far more durable and easily washable.
Worn and scratched isn't too bad. Damp and mouldy, not so good.
http://speedlights.net/compare-speedlight-specs/ is a great resource for comparing flashguns, if a little dated. They test the flashguns' output themselves.
Amazon should buy the site, update it and merge it with DPR.
@SataFeBill, in the (distant) past guide numbers were occasionally expressed in feet (not to mention DIN/ASA film speeds). Same process for determining f/stop though, as long as you use the same unit of distance.
I would also agree with MartinsB. Guide numbers should be universally given either at the wide end (usually set as default for bounce flash) or 50mm, the commonly accepted 'normal' focal length.
photominion: I'd like to see some "exposure" on DPR for the German brand Feisol.
They build amazin tripods at great prices.
That was three questions.
Do you own both Feisol and Sirui products? If not, that's quite a bold statement. I own a Feisol ct3442 tripod and do not know of any direct Sirui equivelent. Similarly I have a Sirui P326 monopod as none of the Feisol Monopods have identical specifications. In terms of quality and value for money both my Feisol and Sirui products are similar. One does not 'outbeat' (great new word, if a little tautological) the other.
daddyo: That's some expensive canvas. I can buy a two person canvas cabin tent for that price.
I paid $50 for my Lowpro 202AW Slingshot bag and it will hold my Olympus E-M1 w/battery grip and 12-40mm f/2.8, Pany 35-100mm f/2.8, Oly 75-300mm, Oly 9-18mm, Bower 7.5 fisheye, FL-600R flash, spare batteries, filters, etc. -- and it has a built-in rain cover.
Of course I am the anti-hipster. :-)
I bet one of those polished wood handle Hassleblads would look mighty grand in this Domke!
@MikeF*****, 'Wot' some sort of acronym? If you're going to spell a word, please accurate.
So "MikeF4Black" (reminds me of the Domke F4 in black.....oh I get it!)
SRL = Single Rens LeflexObvously.
MustyMarie: Universal? What universe ? Seems nothing universal, but the word !!
I want an actual 'common' quick release, apparently I misunderstand the word universal - as I don't have a compatible tripod or quick release - so I guess everyone must but me has this already !!
Well that all depends on what you mean by 'it'.
You complained that your tripods don't have a screw. Your cameras attach to your tripods with a quick release plate (or 'shoe' if you'd prefer) and quick release clamp. I simply pointed out that if you unscrewed the plate from your camera and left it in the quick release clamp, then your tripod would have a screw.
I don't think you get it. Quick release plates have screws, or have you glued the quick release plate to your camera?
This guy wants you to leave the quick release plates on your tripods and then have the larger, heavier QuickReleaseONE clamp permanently attached to your camera.
Kuppenbender: What's with the random 'Zuiko' pronunciation?
Glen, if it was a Yank doing the review I'd have let it slide, but Barney's clearly British and therefore should know better ;)
What's with the random 'Zuiko' pronunciation?
Joe Ogiba: DPR : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP
Really ? So DPR thinks 20mp is a bigger deal than 4K. My Sony QX1 smartphone camera also has 20mp with a larger APS-C sensor but I would prefer it had 10mp with 4K.
QX1 does have an APS-C sensor. The QX100 has the 1" sensor. Slightly confusingly-named, I'll admit.
Mike FL: I like "The wheel around the shutter release... can be used as a fully rotating control wheel".
It is not a bad ideal, and hopefully other mfc will follow.
Yes, let's hope so. Panasonic 'followed' with this feature a couple of years ago on the GX7, and the new GF has a very similar 'selfie screen'. We're really lucky Canon is here to lead the way on innovations like these.
Jostian: no built in flash or view finder....aarggh! otherwise it looks nice and features wise not a bad deal at the price.
Looking at reviews of the LX100 and the Samsung 16-50, I don't see how you can assume that they would be 'nearly the same performance in equiv terms'. A £280 kit lens wouldn't be expected to compete with the dedicated/fixed Panasonic lens.
nathondetroit: Beautiful. There's obviously some serious X series glass if you want to go that route, but this available X100S kit offers a lot of capability for the enthusiast.
Everyday, there are plenty of budding photographers tearing it up doing 55mm 5.6 portraits with their kit lens. This 50mm 3.5 will definitely be capable of amazing work as well.
Tele converters attached to the front of a lens don't affect the aperture in the same way as tele converters for interchangeable lenses (behind the aperture ring) do. F2.0 remains F.2
Resom: There is now a good chance for low end p&s cameras to survive, because they are smaller, cheaper and looking better.
btw - waiting for a 500mm lens, connected to a iPhone, called "the iBazooka"
Here's an 82mm lens (which gives a 600mm 35mm equiv.)http://dckina.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4_16_154&products_id=1525It's not called an iBazooka, but I'm sure the manufacturers would appreciate the suggestion.
An actual 500mm lens for an iPhone would be into astrophotography territory.
Doesn't a ringflash need to circle the lens in order to get the 'glamorous' effect described?
This is just a weak LED light positioned one side of the lens.
starwolfy: Eric KIM on DPreview ? Now it's 100% sure that in today's society one just need to be good at social media and blogging to become famous...
My thoughts exactly. Keep telling people you're an 'international' street photographer et voila! That's what you are.
There's no accounting for taste, but a quick Internet search didn't throw up much in the way of 'excellent' photos or even books published. Just another successful self-publicist.