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.
Could be a marvel for $50 and also a nice gift for a fellow photog. For much much less than $500 I"ll shoot through a transparent sandwich bag and also get this dreamy "glowing" effect.
BearLeeAble: amazing work...
Thank you! :)
VicC: Well done. I have a copy of the original and yours is a great copy. Vic
Thank you Vic. :)
luben solev: This poses the question, what makes a good first digital camera for a child?
I have a 6 year old who has shown some interest in taking photos. She has taken photos with my phone and her tablet, but I would love to invest in something that:
- is easy to hold- easy menu system for a youngster of this age- has a viewfinder as well as live view (to start getting her used to looking through a viewfinder)- is robust- has a LiOn battery - I don't want to deal with rechargeable batteries or keep buying AAs
Any of you have advice/opinions on this?
Thanks in advance!
About 4 years ago I gave my twin daughters, now 7, a compact rugged Panasonic TS2 to play with. It fell numerously on the floor, asphalt, sand and water, got lost among their toys, but every time made it with no damage at all. Needless to say we have a zillion underwater pictures from the sea and swimming pool. They use it in full auto mode. I do all the maintenance.
I owned X100 for 2 years and sold it because of changing from street to macro/landscape. The fixed focal length was seldom a problem. However, I consider buying a new compact camera and 24-75 equivalent f/2-2.8 seems a favorable replacement (as well as a tiling screen) and could be a deal breaker for me.
ijustloveshooting: 23 F1.2 + 24mp NO AA filter sensor would be crazy!
X-Trans sensors don't have AA filters.
captura: "...camera designed specifically for infrared photography?"The older Fuji X10 can already do that, with an R-72 filter mounted on the front.
By the way you can inhale new life in an old camera if you convert it to IR (google it). Converted cameras don't need long exposures to take IR pictures.
If monochrome only suit you as well as very long exposures at daylight then yes, you only need to buy a filter.