Nikolausz

Nikolausz

Lives in Germany Leipzig, Germany
Joined on May 10, 2006

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Finally an interesting macro flash product!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 10:28 UTC as 4th comment
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massimogori: For a moment I thought it was crap, then saw it is on Kickstarter and found myself relieved.

Seriously, there are thousand of producers of useful accessories that DO EXIST on the market ant that YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY AND TEST. Still Dpreview prefers to keep an eye on Kickstarter, which demonstrated to be mainly a trap for unsavvy enthusiasts.

Most of the time a single flash with a softbox does the job.
the fiber optic kit from elinchrome is an option:
http://www.elinchrom.com/light_shapers/special-effect-lights.html
but it's not really mobile.
You can try the DIY route. I can do easily f22 at iso 200 with my systems (when the arms are close enough to the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
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massimogori: For a moment I thought it was crap, then saw it is on Kickstarter and found myself relieved.

Seriously, there are thousand of producers of useful accessories that DO EXIST on the market ant that YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY AND TEST. Still Dpreview prefers to keep an eye on Kickstarter, which demonstrated to be mainly a trap for unsavvy enthusiasts.

Promaster has a similar system.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Promaster-LED-Macro-Arm-Light-/251181682800?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7b985070

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:34 UTC
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Nikolausz: I've been making such things for couple of years and document many things on my blog:

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/06/flexible-hoses.html

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/07/twin-flash-adapter-step-by-step.html

http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/03/if-you-cut-one-light-off-three-more.html

What I can conclude from my experience is that this LED based system will be OK only for tripod home-studio photography. For real macro (hand-held), you need a short duration but huge amount of light (flash). The optical fibers "eat" the light big time. Adding diffusers, modifiers as well.

The main problem is your handshake. You need extra short impulse of flashlight to freeze this small movements, which kills your resolution. For tripod photography it would be OK.
Sometimes I have such problems even with my systems.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:32 UTC
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massimogori: For a moment I thought it was crap, then saw it is on Kickstarter and found myself relieved.

Seriously, there are thousand of producers of useful accessories that DO EXIST on the market ant that YOU CAN ACTUALLY BUY AND TEST. Still Dpreview prefers to keep an eye on Kickstarter, which demonstrated to be mainly a trap for unsavvy enthusiasts.

Olympus has one for 50 USD
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/755142-REG/Olympus_260547_Macro_Arm_Light_MAL_1.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 12:29 UTC
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Nikolausz: I've been making such things for couple of years and document many things on my blog:

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/06/flexible-hoses.html

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/07/twin-flash-adapter-step-by-step.html

http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/03/if-you-cut-one-light-off-three-more.html

What I can conclude from my experience is that this LED based system will be OK only for tripod home-studio photography. For real macro (hand-held), you need a short duration but huge amount of light (flash). The optical fibers "eat" the light big time. Adding diffusers, modifiers as well.

Sure, sorry if I was not clear on that (actually that's why I call my blog fiberstrobe, the fiber referrs to the fiber optics).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
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Nikolausz: I've been making such things for couple of years and document many things on my blog:

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/06/flexible-hoses.html

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/07/twin-flash-adapter-step-by-step.html

http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/03/if-you-cut-one-light-off-three-more.html

What I can conclude from my experience is that this LED based system will be OK only for tripod home-studio photography. For real macro (hand-held), you need a short duration but huge amount of light (flash). The optical fibers "eat" the light big time. Adding diffusers, modifiers as well.

You don't need such high-tech FabLab!
You can buy such bending tubes from the shelf (loc-line ariana etc).
It's designed for aiming high pressure drilling fluids for industrial applications and it has high quality (I would say a bit overkill for photography, but surely sturdy enough)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 10:58 UTC

I've been making such things for couple of years and document many things on my blog:

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/06/flexible-hoses.html

http://fiberstrobe.blogspot.de/2012/07/twin-flash-adapter-step-by-step.html

http://strobist.blogspot.de/2011/03/if-you-cut-one-light-off-three-more.html

What I can conclude from my experience is that this LED based system will be OK only for tripod home-studio photography. For real macro (hand-held), you need a short duration but huge amount of light (flash). The optical fibers "eat" the light big time. Adding diffusers, modifiers as well.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 08:03 UTC as 15th comment | 8 replies
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (309 comments in total)
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Nikolausz: Sony a600 should be the winner here. OK, It's won the mid-range category hands down but it would be also contender here.

I'm not a whiner, I've just stated my opinion. The grouping was wrong IMHO. Why to have two sonys in the lower category and none here? Based on the specs the samsung might be a better camera, and I don't really care the finalist much. On the web I can find places where sony is winner (e.g. bythom) I also don't care much.
However, regardless of the final placing, the a6000 should be in this category according to its specs. (consider that the nikon 1 V3 is also here)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (309 comments in total)

Sony a600 should be the winner here. OK, It's won the mid-range category hands down but it would be also contender here.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 36th comment | 8 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)
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Nikolausz: This a sad tendency in my country (I left 10 years ago and probably won't move back). This is just another part of the antidemocratic movement of the Orban regime.

Have you recently watched TV (M1-M2) our listened state radio? Have you got anything else than governmental propaganda?? Read free internet resources and you will see where the problem is.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 08:47 UTC

The new underwater speedlight seems to be a re-badged Sea&Sea YS-D1. I'm curios how much more it will cost as nikon design.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 08:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

This a sad tendency in my country (I left 10 years ago and probably won't move back). This is just another part of the antidemocratic movement of the Orban regime.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies

Ugly

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2013 at 08:38 UTC as 54th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)
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Nuno Souto: Have any of the reviewers of these "underwater" cameras actually tried to change a setting while underwater? It's virtually impossible to read anything on a lcd screen while diving. That goes for just about all the "underwater" cameras I've tried so far. And of course, I've tried them underwater. Not in a hotel room...

Try a scuba diving mask.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 07:20 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)
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Boerseuntjie: for that price why would jou get an underwater housing for the Sony NEX-6 at $1600
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02/15/Nauticam-introduces-NANEX6-underwater-housing-for-Sony-NEX6

For 100 Euro/USD you can get a cheap but compact housing for nex-5:
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3526653

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

Nikonos reborn? Not really.
It's not for scuba divers. Depth rate is only 15-20 m and there is no real wide-angle or macro option.
Can be good for snorkeling or other outdoor activities.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:10 UTC as 151st comment | 1 reply
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forsakenbliss: adaptor for Nikonos lens for under water use? that would be GREAT!

It exist already, but for nex-5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 08:08 UTC
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