perrycas

perrycas

Joined on Apr 15, 2011

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On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (84 comments in total)

I dont understand the noise about some of these big names And their big prices. I have a trioppo carbon fibre - a copy of the gitzo i think at a fraction of the cost. I also have an aluminium 4 leg section cheap about the same weight.
A weighted bag is necessary with all of them regardless of price In terms of stability? Unless you get something like my old Linhof.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 06:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (84 comments in total)
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donmcmahan: I bought a tripod in this general class a few years ago and I fell in with the conventional wisdom that 'you want a ball head' I soon found that I didn't. I found it quite hard to find an Arca Swiss compatible Pan and tilt head. why on earth do so many of the manufacturers make ball heads with Arca quick release and pan and tilt heads with their own proprietary quick release? I ended up with a Giottos Mini Video Head but it wasn't easy

i agree ball heads are not always the way to go, tho i have a few I have an older and smaller SLIK that is what i want in terms of weight size and function.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (232 comments in total)
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Skipper494: Why M4/3 is pushed, over an APS-C is beyond me. That's like preferring a VW over a BMW.

does that mean the bmw like 135 full frame would be plagued with electrical problems?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 04:35 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (171 comments in total)

Thank you so much for posting these, I love this stuff. My own family collection is 20 years after this and am in the process of scanning them - but most are BW and i do wish my mother had been able to afford a better camera than the box brownie

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 43rd comment
On Meet the UK's first female press photographer article (22 comments in total)

the fall of 2015 - that would be 'Autumn' in 2015 in the UK I guess

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:28 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (566 comments in total)

I have had two mirror less cameras. The G3 and the xpro1. Wish someone would design a sliding panel to 'shield' all the buttons on the LH side. This one, like the G3 i had has too many opportunities to bump things. Xpro is similar. I built a thumbs rest the covered the buttons from accidentals and still allowed access. It works, but is a stop gap.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 19:58 UTC as 63rd comment
On How many megapixels do you need? post (221 comments in total)
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jderrico: Isn't it strange that with so many improvements in the camera capabilities of these cell phones, I still see many people walking around in their front yards, driveways, and streets trying to pick up a signal to talk on their phone? Wouldn't it be easier to build cell phones into regular cameras? You'd still have people trying to get a signal, but at least they wouldn't have to worry so much about their picture taking capabilities. Wouldn't it be easier to put a cell phone in a camera than the other way around?

Brilliant idea! Or just make the phone big enough to put a real camera in it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 04:59 UTC
On How many megapixels do you need? post (221 comments in total)

We have a 3.2 canon sure shot (?) that my wife still uses it. Over the years, at postcard size jpg' its image has proven to be almost impossible to tell from either hi end film or digital cameras used at the same time in the same conditions. I assume that most people take snaps with their phones. Good on 'em. Nothing wrong with snapping. For hi end images tho, you need a hi end (real) camera with a similar lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 04:57 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Dionis: Original Size does not mean original quality. I have been using Picasa for years (still do) and used to upload original sizes. I have looked into every possible setting so the file would look its best online. The compression process when uploading reduces sharpness and brightness even when using Lightroom.

I have looked at many online albums (fee and free ones) and I have not seen any I would consider high resolution. It seems like the equivalent of posting videos to You Tube or Vimeo.

I have been using flickr for a while now, it does similar things, I have posted some wide pans and the quality is a bit poor. I had been thinking of looking elsewhere s,o i am glad to hear your info

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 19:42 UTC
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