Infared

Infared

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On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (48 comments in total)
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djohnfot: I have a very similar Velbon that seems to do everything these do yet it cost only 1/2 that of the lowest price reviewed model. The only significant difference is that the Velbon is mostly aluminum. Is it worth double price for carbon fiber?

OK...so Manuel may wear a funny hat...but he DOES know what he is talking about !!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (48 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I don't know how anyone could buy a tripod called '3 Leeged Thing Eddie'. Come on, it's ludicrous! If I had one of those, I'd never even mention I had a tripod to my friends. I'd be the laughing stock of the group.
I have a Triopo carbon fibre tripod (OK, I admit it isn't a very serious name either...) that is a clone of the Sirui, save for having only one neoprene grip. I suspect there's a lot of OEM going on here, as the spiders of all tripods (bar the Gitzo) look very much alike. This is not a bad thing, as carbon fibre tripods have become quite affordable while retaining the properties of this material.
I find, however, that the weight advantage evaporates somewhat when the head is mounted. Ball heads can be quite heavy, though they're very practical.

yeah..but then...who would wear a hat like you have in your avatar.
Talk about laughing stock!!!! LOL!
That is the two-headed George thing??!!??!!
(Wait..wasn't that a "leave-behind?") :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 18:38 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (48 comments in total)

I own the Gitzo which I use for my MFT kit and I own the older Feisol without the locking legs which I use for my FF kit.
I immediately ditched the included ball heads (too basic) and got reasonably-priced but far superior PhotoClam ball heads and set up all my cameras with Markins Arca Swiss plates. It' stone only way to go! (Arca plates that is) These tripods are all I ever need except the occasional Feisol CF monopod. I only go up to 70-200mm w/1.4x on my FF Kit so the Feisol is just great for my needs.. and the best part is the incredible height that this comfortable, light, decently sturdy tripod it goes to from such a small, small package.
I am considering selling my Feisol legs so that I can score on the newer locking leg model.
Great stuff for the price paid.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:09 UTC as 20th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

I am not going to say anything about this camera (tee hee), except...Olympus or Panasonic REALLY could have taken a design cue on the Optional VF. REALLY!
No design went into theirs and I think made a little function-follows-form exception...it would have made for a much sweeter looking appendage. Now I am not saying that the Leica VF is all-that...but it shows what a little effort can result in. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 18:40 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits article (105 comments in total)

For traveling I saved my pennies...bought a Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod and a small Photoclam ball head and got a very tight fitting Benro case for compact travel and never looked back. I usually travel with my MFT kit..so this is more than I need when dealing with buses, trains and planes..
Not cheap...but worth it to me.
Use a Feisol and a PhotoClam Ball for my FF...economical and very light~

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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Just Ed: Think it looks quite ugly with that huge black EVF.

...but it is one of the coolest looking add-on EVF's ever!
...but I will keep my EPL6 and EP5 with V-4's thanks. I have incredible lens selection, WAAAAAY faster glass (some of it Leica branded), and better performance all the way around....for less money. :-). I am sure that the image quality will be comparable as well!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 05:48 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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HarryLally: Just to point out a typo in line 4 of the final para of the updated review: 'received' not 'recieved'.

Measurebate much? LOL!

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 12:54 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Nordic created a fantasy world....either come in, and enjoy......or stay out! :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 97th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

This makes the prices even MORE laughable. HEE HEE!!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 21:37 UTC as 273rd comment | 1 reply
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)

These are mesmerizing and totally fantastic. The second one is so fluid and unique! I don't shoot video...so I can just sit back and enjoy the content of each video....I appreciate the tech...but don't attach to it.
Love them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 15:18 UTC as 22nd comment

Refreshing to see some inspiring work here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 08:22 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

I like my Feisol and Photoclam head for my 5DIII (I only shoot stills and only go for the 70-200 with 1.4x as far as telephotos go...so I don't need to spend the kind of money people do on RRS tripods...)...My setup is SUPER LIGHT....AND sturdy....I have had more than on person, see it, pick it up and then say... "I have serious gear envy right now!".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 13:59 UTC as 8th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

If Leica (I mean Panasonic) had any BALLS...the would have made a white camera hand-tooled out of a solid block of ivory (damned the environmentalists).......with a SD-card door made of jade.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 461st comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The lenses look remarkably like the m4/3'rds units Leica has made.

You mean: "that Panasonic has made" , no?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:05 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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tkbslc: $1500 18-55 kit zoom?

AND with no IS...hee hee

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)
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John Roy: Infrared, it hasn't got any sort of battery door, plastic or otherwise. The bottom of the battery sits flush with the camera body.

Sorry...it's a plastic card-slot door...the inference is the same.....
My name is Infared....(see...you can make mistakes, too! :-)
...and what does the VF cost???? LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 02:47 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2295 comments in total)

Well it's only $4k for camera and lens and it has a plastic battery door.
LOL!
This is not a photographer tool..it's a fashionista's statement.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 00:48 UTC as 508th comment

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn............zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 21:25 UTC as 34th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (649 comments in total)
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quezra: Where are all the m4/3 fanboys to explain how the EM1 is better?

What...WHAT...my E-PL6 is better than the M1 or the 645Z!!!!
Smaller, faster, lighter....LOL!
Actually..this new Pentax looks very impressive at the price-point it is being offered at. I think it fills a niche that lot of serious shooters will take it into consideration for captures that should be impressive. Can't wait to see a full review.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:09 UTC

$949. So cool!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 48th comment
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