Kuppenbender

Kuppenbender

Lives in United Kingdom Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 9, 2007

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On article Ona launches Clifton leather backpack (120 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 18:36 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:26 UTC as 12th comment

@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.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 09:18 UTC as 13th comment
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 17:42 UTC
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photominion: I'd like to see some "exposure" on DPR for the German brand Feisol.

They build amazin tripods at great prices.

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.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (98 comments in total)
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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.

Fanboy.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (98 comments in total)
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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!

So "MikeF4Black" (reminds me of the Domke F4 in black.....oh I get it!)

Fanboy alert!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 13:42 UTC

SRL = Single Rens Leflex
Obvously.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 15:29 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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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.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
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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 !!

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 06:40 UTC
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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 ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 14:54 UTC

What's with the random 'Zuiko' pronunciation?

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 makes leap to 20MP (168 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 14:21 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 (598 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 07:45 UTC
On article Samsung introduces NX500 with NX1's 28MP BSI sensor (144 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 14:28 UTC
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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

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
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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=1525
It'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.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On article Lightstrap is a ring flash for your iPhone (9 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 5th comment
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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.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 07:08 UTC
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