duchamp

duchamp

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Joined on May 6, 2009

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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.

To fmian,

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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:46 UTC

Pause option while watching video would be much appreciated!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 17th comment
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a1man: Someone said
http://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.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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a1man: Someone said
http://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 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? :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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a1man: Someone said
http://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.

My guess is that one buys tripods/head/releases less often.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 13:34 UTC

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?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 13:31 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Dead Sea sinkholes in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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lynmay: Really unique composition!

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 13:22 UTC
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (240 comments in total)

If you compare lenses on an unrelated body, then why not throw in also Nikon equivalents?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 07:24 UTC as 6th comment
On article Tamrac launches Hoodoo series with two camera bags (27 comments in total)

No place for hydration pack or a bottle... Maybe I can occasionally hike without a tripod/monopod...but without water - hardly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony introduces new XQD and SD cards (57 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
On article Lensbaby introduces Velvet 56mm f/1.6 (167 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Yin and yang in the Home challenge (2 comments in total)
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BearLeeAble: amazing work...

Thank you! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2015 at 06:02 UTC
On photo My wife with a pearl in the -Fine Art- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (3 comments in total)
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VicC: Well done. I have a copy of the original and yours is a great copy. Vic

Thank you Vic. :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
On photo My wife with a pearl in the -Fine Art- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (3 comments in total)

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:13 UTC as 1st comment
On article Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Huey and his son Hawkeye (19 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 12:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (326 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: 23 F1.2 + 24mp NO AA filter sensor would be crazy!

X-Trans sensors don't have AA filters.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 08:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography (205 comments in total)
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captura: "...camera designed specifically for infrared photography?"
The older Fuji X10 can already do that, with an R-72 filter mounted on the front.

If monochrome only suit you as well as very long exposures at daylight then yes, you only need to buy a filter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 10:23 UTC
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