SiPat

Lives in United Kingdom Midlands, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Dec 7, 2008

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On article Quick Review: That Steady Thing (70 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 01:48 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (165 comments in total)
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Stu 5: If your concerned just buy a Hama cap keeper for £1.99 which have been around for decades.

Or one of these:

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Camera-Accessories/Hama/Hama-Lens-Cap-Holder

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:29 UTC
On article Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK (165 comments in total)
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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...

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 13:23 UTC
On article Best Digital Cameras for Kids (145 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2013 at 00:00 UTC as 47th comment
On article Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors (24 comments in total)

Comprehensive database for projectors:

http://www.projectorcentral.com

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 01:51 UTC as 1st comment
On article Epson announces VS220 and VS320 budget projectors (24 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 6th comment
On article CamRanger offers DSLR control from iPad (23 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2013 at 21:31 UTC
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Tom Z: Instagram... The quickest way to ruin a photo!

Pilgramer -- the quickest way to ruin the English language?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2012 at 22:03 UTC
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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...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 01:15 UTC

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.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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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.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 16:06 UTC
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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?

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 15:52 UTC
On article First Impressions: Using the Nikon D4 (183 comments in total)

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...

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 03:41 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces SB-910 high-end Speedlight (118 comments in total)

£449 in the UK -- that's US$700

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2011 at 18:59 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article 10 Photography Accessories for Under $250 (62 comments in total)

One More Thing... copyright/trademark Steve Jobs, and you use an image of an HTC phone.

iPhone is top camera for flickr images
iPhone now recommended for its camera by top photographers

:-)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2011 at 00:41 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts (169 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:30 UTC as 36th comment
On article Article: Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers (13 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 13:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Article: Android and iOS App Tools For Photographers (13 comments in total)
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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*.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2011 at 13:28 UTC
On article How smartphones are changing digital photography (51 comments in total)
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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.

Outrageous.

"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!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2011 at 19:54 UTC
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