djohnfot

djohnfot

Joined on Oct 13, 2012

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On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)
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djohnfot: dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!

My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.

I said they were the best reviews, not the most up to date. Feel free to disagree.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2014 at 05:25 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 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?

True, cf is stiffer and lighter than aluminum but the Velbon is very sturdy. That's probably because it incorporates a center brace. My only question is whether the cf tripods are worth 2X the price for a few ounces less weight.

Were I in the market for a full-sized tripod to replace my ancient Ponder & Best, which is all aluminum but steady as a rock and strong enough to hold a Mamiya 6 X 7 camera with lens, I would by a cf model. That P&B is no lightweight and the latest CF I tried is considerably lighter, which at my fairly advanced age is no small thing.

Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (125 comments in total)

dpreview has always been one of the class acts in its field, with the best reviews and most up-to-date news and general interest articles. Here's to an even better 2015!

My one wish is that the trolls would at least read the article before they post their comments. Otherwise they are wasting their time and ours.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 17:27 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)

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?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I understand raw capability should made it more attractive to serious users. But wouldn't a serious raw user conclude that to get better quality, one needs to use a camera to take pictures?

Items like this exist for those who think that the latest tech is always better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)

An interesting exercise but the only benefit I can see from shooting RAW is a slight improvement in DR.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 17:45 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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