Kuppenbender

Kuppenbender

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

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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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 17:19 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:05 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (90 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!

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

SRL = Single Rens Leflex
Obvously.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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 ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 14:54 UTC

What's with the random 'Zuiko' pronunciation?

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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.

Direct 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

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 09:16 UTC
On Connect post 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.

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 07:08 UTC
On Connect post Schneider Optics releases iPro Lens System for iPhone 5 (9 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: I'd rather carry my travelzoom cam. Miles better than a mediocre camera phone with useless accessories. And oh its pocketable, how about the iPhone with 5 lbs of useless accessories, will they fit inside your pocket? No? Will carry a bag for those? I'd rather bring my bridge camera then.

These lenses make perfect sense for professionals (estate agents, salesmen, journalists etc...), and are priced accordingly.
They are very useful for anyone who would benefit from using a device (iPhone) already in their pocket to take photos and send them instantly back to clients or colleagues at the office etc...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 08:17 UTC
On article Best Digital Cameras for Kids (144 comments in total)

A lot of emphasis on rugged/shock-proof cameras for the under 10's. How about teaching your children to treat fragile electronic gadgets with a little respect?

My son's Canon A560 (similar to the A1400 in the article) has remained undamaged after four years of use - he got it when he was 5.

Incidentally, I found that once he discovered the long optical zoom on the family videocam (Panasonic HDC-SD40) that this quickly became his camera of choice, even for stills photography. Of course, by now he has learned to treat cameras with care and respect.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2013 at 07:45 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Weird choice of Technology correspondent.

'As someone who is anything but a digital native, I find this stuff hard'

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 06:21 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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AlanG: It is absolutely amazing that an airline would do this kind of detective work to find her. And then offer her a flight too. It would be a really funny story if she flew out there and her luggage got lost.

Loosing your luggage is the least of your problems. It's keeping the planes in the air where China Airlines have the real problems (China Airlines #60 JACDEC Safety Ranking, 2012).
http://www.jacdec.de/jacdec_safety_ranking_2012.htm

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 08:21 UTC
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