fotopizza: I admire how much work and patience put into something like this. But, in the end I find it`s just a long, long description on how to something in a horribly time consuming, error-prone way, that could be done perfectly and accurately without any software-guess work, by using a technical view camera. Proper focusing and 0.5°-5° of downward tilt, depending on focal length and tripod height let you create the right wedge of sharpness at f8 that includes everything visible in that image. Imho, for best results in the field, I find it`s often better to keep things simple, rather than finding ways to make things even more complicated than they already are.
And, what, shoot film? Or connect a small format camera to the back standard? Or maybe invest a small fortune in Cambo Wide RS with a couple of lenses?
Jylppy: This is something where Canon excels thanks to MagicLantern firmware. It has focus stacking inbuilt. No need to touch camera between the shots.
As Chris pointed out automatic stacking process is prone to errors (usually due to subject's movement). However, if you don't print large or pixel peep than most of the time you can get away with the automatic or in camera processing.
The picture with the girl with a blue ball is not sharp at all with awful smeared details so as of a smartphone. It also shows how bad are CAs (particularly purple fringing) on the16-80 when backlit.
OBI656: All good but design of this jacket is very conservative. It must come from Prince Charles collection isn't it ...
I like to see more Italian / French design with practical functionality for pro-photographer in mind ....
Manfrotto makes a similar jacket.
Looks like an overpriced army jacket. Call smth PRO and sell it 3 times more.
Biowizard: Only two filters are necessary in this day and age: a polariser, and a multi-stop ND, because both let you create images that cannot be achieved in any other way. Arguably, an IR filter too, if you do IR photography.
But graduated NDs are not necessary, Indeed, they nearly always produce unnatural results. For any landscape photo where you want to darken part of the image relative to others, you can simply take a bracketed exposure sequence, and merge as desired in Photoshop.
This approach lets you follow irregularities in the skyline (like mountains, buildings, trees) that an ND grad would artificially darken.
Can you recommend a good variable ND? I tried some in the past but had to return because I didn't get an even darkening on the strongest positions.
davidevans1: With the new 90mm macro model, what's different from the previous version which is VC also?
Tamron employee detected! :)
How many Pentax users are among your friends and acquaintances? I knew one but she shifted to Canikon a few years ago because Pentax accessories usually aren't in stock.
Too alternative for me
taffytubby: I had to get my Manfrotto replaced by the shop three times- it broke as I left the shop the third time as I was checking that the same fault wasn't going to happen again- it did. The shop staff were beginning to think I was deliberately damaging the tripod until I reasoned with them that this would be utterly dumb thing to do. I got a Gitzo- never looked back.
Manfrotto 290, 190, 055 and higher series are still made in Italy.
By the way, Breguet, Tissot and Swatch similarly belong to the same parent company. Different brands for different price ranges. One can assume that quality also differs.
duchamp: 1. Only 300g less but twice as expensive?! How come Gitzo succeeds to make similar characteristic's tripods significantly lighter? Maybe there are different types of carbon for different price ranges?
2. What's the difference between the 804RC2 Mark ll and MHXPRO-3W heads?
With these prices me too. I can consider though half weight for twice the price.
Pause option while watching video would be much appreciated!
a1man: Someone saidhttp://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/32404006"Really bad photographers debate the merits of the Nikon F4 and the Canon EOS-1. Somewhat better photographers debate the merits of the Yashica T4 and the Contax T2. The best photographers, though, talk tripods, tripod heads, and quick releases."
Total number of comments for this product is 19 for the first 15 hours after the announcement. That number is 130 in 12 hours for the Sony sensor news. Just an observation about the changing world of photography.
To electrophoto,there's no PERFECT tripod as there's no PERFECT camera.But I meant that when you've got the best camera you could afford you should buy the best one you can afford.
To matthew saville,
I agree with you, though macro and low light still requires a sturdy tripod. A lot of newbies do not realize it. So I will rephrase you because this seems more logical for me: why not buy the best tripod, if you already have a great body? :)
My guess is that one buys tripods/head/releases less often.
1. Only 300g less but twice as expensive?! How come Gitzo succeeds to make similar characteristic's tripods significantly lighter? Maybe there are different types of carbon for different price ranges?
lynmay: Really unique composition!
If you compare lenses on an unrelated body, then why not throw in also Nikon equivalents?
No place for hydration pack or a bottle... Maybe I can occasionally hike without a tripod/monopod...but without water - hardly.
Neodp: These use eFAT from Microsoft. Fine for just photos; but MS eFAT work a bit faster on smaller files.
The problem comes when you want to run other computer OS's on these type flash drives. You might assume you don't care and would run Windows. For any Flash storage over 32GB now; you just lost your choices. Now you CAN'T run anything but Windows and that is anti competition.
This little trick of Microsoft and Sony... you might have missed. Why? Because if you wanted to run one of the many new Linux based OS's; even in ADDITION to Win or Mac (you don't have to replace anything) then you would also want to use the Linux file system like ext4 matched to that OS and easy installer and it's now hard coded into SD flash over 32 GB; that you can't! That's right. Now being made to work with problematic Windows files systems only. That's a big NO BUY.
You never want to run a Linux OS; right? Sure? What motive does Windows have to be better? Costs? You just lost; even if you never use Linux.
If one starts fresh and goes for both D5 and D500, than it sees logical that he"ll chose the D5 XQD-type.