Eric Glam: Better to buy a Dic&Mic P303c. 175cm extended height, Carbon Fiber legs, ball head that's rated for up to 15Kg, and much more. $188 shipped.
Eric, obviously they didn't copy all of its features...
Yes, there are many Asian manufacturers using this design, but Benro was there first. Benro is also the largest of them all and has many of modern tripod patents and inventions signed to their name. Some makers blatantly copied the design some with more success than others, but many licensed it from Benro.
That's a Benro Travel Angel II copy. Nothing less nothing more, sorry.
babola: Ergonomics taken a back seat this time?
Also, just how big does one's prism housing has to be...
Ah yes, extra space required for GPS makes sense.
As for the ergonomics, that would come down to personal taste. I have been long time Nikon SLR/DSLR user so for me personally Pentax handling and shape quirkiness doesn't work, sorry.
Ergonomics taken a back seat this time?
bgbs: at this price, this lens better take pictures while I sleep, otherwise no thank you. Besides what's been happening to Canon and Nikon lately? Is their business model to make poor photographers even poorer?
The focus has shifted from the struggling professional photogs onto enthusiasts with deeper pockets. It's been like that for some time now.
That's all it is.
fotoinga: After many years of photography under my belt … I decided to add a smaller (which seemed like an excellent choice) camera to my professional collection … A new Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 ..Was really looking forward to this new compact camera .. something that I could carry easily & not be so obvious with my intentions ..Now I find myself really disappointed that Panasonic's Instruction CD does not cover Apple Computer processing … This should have been disclosed ..After trying several downloads I still came up with a big ZERO … to process my RAW images …I did telephone Panasonic Customer Support twice & the 2nd time they just cut me off … I sure could use a magic solution … Most disappointed … inga ...
Sherlock74: The Ona bags are far more stylish.
Ona bags are nice indeed, but I believe in a different (much higher) price class.
justmeMN: A mirrorless camera in a camera bag isn't significantly more convenient than a small DSLR in a camera bag.
Somehow you managed to compare some of the smallest mirrorless with one of the largest DSLRs on the market. Nice try.
Oh but where's the one in Multicam pattern for the Airsoft crowd?
Nice bags, silly looking finishes, sorry.
"... he's even developed his own remote-controlled camera system for getting as close as you can with dangerous animals like rhinos, lions and… meerkats."
Wonder if this helped:
Dimac: too big and too ugly and missing things, deleted from my wish list
Well KZMike, judging by the number of likes locke_fc received, you're wrong.
Very nice. Simple yet effective, you managed to create a stunning image with a minimal PP work.
It's so easy to get carried away with over-doing the PP these days.
kimchiflower: I used to watch his videos, but after some of his 1-hour clips, I started to realise he could really do with editing his disposable teen humour chit-chat down.
Besides, who pays for online info these days?
"Besides, who pays for online info these days?"
DigiLloyd is reading this comment and laughing his way to the bank ;-)
Prognathous: Isn't the 055CXPRO4 a better buy? It's currently cheaper than the new MT190CXPRO3 ($340 vs $410), it's more stable (maximum load 17.64 lbs / 8.0 kg vs 15.4 lb / 7.0 kg), folds shorter (21.46" / 54.5 cm vs 24" / 61 cm) and opens taller (66.93" / 170 cm vs 63" / 160 cm). All of this for the negligible added weight of (0.15 lb / 100 gram).
Shared disadvantages of both: The column doesn't have a bottom hook to hang a bag for added stability, and features that other brands provide at this price are all extra - No retractable spikes, and no bag or strap.
I'm currently considering the 055CXPRO4 but haven't made up my mind yet. There are too many other tripods that are appealing and provide different tradeoffs. I would very much appreciate comments and suggestions in the thread that I opened here:
I was in the same boat as you, considering MF 055CXPRO4 among others. Settled eventually with an Induro CT214 and couldn't be happier.
Paul Farace: I understand crystal growth mechanics, but still... to look at these and NOT believe in the hand of a creator!
"...i know why: because we are too proud to accept that there are things that we do not understand. believing is beneath us so to speak..."
Pat Cullinan Jr: It was staged. Even the New York Times revealed this. Read http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/arts/design/18capa.html?ref=arts, if you dare.
"It was staged..."
The article talks about speculation and doubt. You seem to know more than the historians and experts quoted in it.
Good for you, Junior.
Not bad at all...
jkrumm: The 7r shots look significantly better.
You're seeing things...
cgarrard: Nice nails on the girls hand :).
What Barnaby does in privacy of his home is no one's concern.