I have had a monopod made by Cullmann for some years now which has these extra "legs" which can be used to tripodise the monopod. It can also by used to fix in a car.
Stu 5: If your concerned just buy a Hama cap keeper for £1.99 which have been around for decades.
Or one of these:
balios: Any lens cap I remove gets put into a pant pocket, then gets replaced when I'm done. Never lost a lens cap. Cost $0. The trick is to be consistent with where you put it.
If you're squeezing through a crowd of people, this seems like a liability. If you bump into something or somebody, I'm sure its not that hard to knock the cap off the magnet.
You've never lost a lens cap, but I've gained 2 or 3 extra caps -- no idea where they came from...
My granddaughter is 5 going on 6 -- she's always snapping away on her iPad-mini. If both my two Nikon D40s are still working in a couple year's time, she'll end up with one of them -- after she's gained some basic understanding of SLR photography so as to experiment with all manual settings.
Comprehensive database for projectors:
I have an "office-type", IBM-branded InFocus LCD projector with built-in scaling technology displaying at 1024x768 via component connectors. It accepts 1080 video which looks great on it, in fact much better than the budget true-1080 projector my neighbour has.
I bought it for £80 brand new without the lamp, then managed to buy two lamps for just under £200, then bought a 2nd InFocus version for £11.
Steven Blackwood: Should note that the Cameramator does not actually use the hot shoe.It simply has a hot shoe connector. Also, the Camranger has the added benefit of controlling video, making the ipad virtually a camera monitor. Thus, same money, better features. Both devices are overpriced IMHO but I do own a Camranger. They should also support non-Canon/Nikon DSMRs.
I've been using DSLR Camera Remote (http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/#ios) on iPhone and iPad since the app was released.
The only problem, of course, is that you have to tether the camera to your Mac. I don't find this a hurdle as everything I need is in the same room within feet of each other. I get LiveView on the D5000 & D700 but not the D40 or the D200.
Tom Z: Instagram... The quickest way to ruin a photo!
Pilgramer -- the quickest way to ruin the English language?
SiPat: I too hate the new search -- the old one lacked a lot of parameters but I always managed to pinpoint exactly what I was searching for -- no longer.
It seems that the more effort put into improving (I use the term loosely) DPR forum the less intuitive it gets.
It's like Coca Cola trying to replace original Coke with a funny tasting raspberry version.
All I can say is that it made me puke...
I too hate the new search -- the old one lacked a lot of parameters but I always managed to pinpoint exactly what I was searching for -- no longer.
voz: Nope, I still think the 6MP on my D40 is plenty enough.
I still use my D40 every day and it produces some stunning images. The 6MP outperforms some 10MP & 12MP sensor'd camera, presumably because of the larger pixels and better light gathering ability?
Last week it started playing up (may be the lens contacts) and have to pull the battery to get it to release the shutter.
I will be very sad when it goes to the camera graveyard and I am dreading having to choose a cheapish replacement to keep the D700 company.
unravel: hope its not just chasing megapixels on this one, the WU-1a thing seems pretty fun though, hopefully its implementation wont be gimmicky.
It's called progress. I'm sure that you can't buy 1mp, 2mp & 5mp sensors anymore because they're just not manufactured these days.
Perhaps we should all just ask Ford to re-introduce the Model-T?
All I have to say is that I preferred cameras being tested in London -- somehow the images had more character and told a story, the full 1000 words. The images posted here are less vibrant and seems like someone just threw away half the words...
£449 in the UK -- that's US$700
One More Thing... copyright/trademark Steve Jobs, and you use an image of an HTC phone.
iPhone is top camera for flickr imagesiPhone now recommended for its camera by top photographers
I thought Sigma, Tamron & Tokina lenses were supposed to cost less than their Nikon/Canon counterparts.
The Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM appears to be more expensive than Nikon's own 105mm Micro lens.
There are so many free and/or cheaper alternatives out there which are as good if not better than those mentioned here. Sorry, too many to list here, as I suppose is the problem with available space on DPR.
nemo6666: Yuo can really forget most Android Apps. Unstable and for sure not easy to use. Some of them are just a copy of iOS Apps, not quite well done. Others don´t support multitouch, while this is standard in iOS Apps. And not to forget the high risk of Android permissions...Just a very few are really useful and also user friendly.Just my opinion.
I always understood that everyone here had a right to express an opinion -- in fact the closing sentence is *just my opinion*.
madeinlisboa: Forgive my words, but how could a piece o c*** like that get third place in a competition? It looks like a bad CGI work and that's an affront to photographers who spend years learning and refining their technique.
"Photographer Damon Winter took third prize in the Pictures of the Year International 2011 photo competition with a PORTFOLIO OF IMAGES taken using Hipstamatic on his iPhone."
Sounds like it was more than just one image...
I suppose we could all have entered the particular competition. When I occasionally watch a couple of TV game shows where one could become a millionaire, I get every answer right first time (my kids' nickname for me varies between wikipedia.com or google.com depending on what they want to know) -- doesn't mean I'll do the same if I was aware of the millions watching, sweating under studio lights and being pressured by the show host to deliver!