JasonC66

JasonC66

Lives in United States Chicago, IL, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Sep 28, 2011
About me:

Awesome Wife Kim and dog Walter. Software Engineer.

Comments

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On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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stevo23: Geez, just the photo of the lens on this page is gorgeous. Makes me want to get into Fuji.

I have the XF: 14, 23, 35, and 56 and they are all top quality. Fujifilm Fujinon are very nice prime lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

I have been waiting for this lens since it was added to the road map and just put in my pre order at Amazon.com. I cant wait to see how it will improve wide field astrophotography moving from the X-T1 and XF14mm F2.8 and shooting wide open at F1.4!

Sweet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:19 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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paul simon king: why nothing from RRS?

@Mark Banas I take back my comments about this round up. I've seen the tripod round up's and missed RRS in them, and missed you Battle of the titans and decided to throw 2 cents into the comments... I'm a daily reader but somehow missed your Battle of the titans 10 ball head round up that did include the RRS BH-55. It's a long and well done piece of writing.

I must have struck a nerve or something since you actually took the time as a DPReview contributor to roll your eyes at some nobody member.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
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paul simon king: why nothing from RRS?

I agree, RRS should be included in this comparison as well as the tripod round up done a little while ago. RRS is all USA made and perhaps the ultimate equipment. I love all of my RRS equipment. That said it is Very Expensive and perhaps why it is not included. That however is not a good excuse to leave it out...

...guys the RRS BH-55 is the best, but it costs three (3) times second place, so since not many will buy it, lets not include it...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)
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JasonC66: Nice job on a thorough review! Although I wish the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 would have been included. It's about $1100 USD and does not fold to 180 degrees for storage, but I think that is a misleading attribute. These tripods seem to need to remove the head for storage, which is a pain. The TQC-14 collapsed with head on is less than 21" and 3.3 pounds total; this is a travel tripod.

I have a TVC-33 with a BH-55 head and the TQC-14. They are excellent quality, and have never failed. Yes they are expensive, but in this case IMHO you get what you pay for. I would have enjoyed seeing Mark's opinion on the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 in this comparison although there are many single reviews of this tripod on the Internet.

Thanks for pointing that out. I attempted to edit my comment shortly after posting, but for some reason there is no edit available??. I see that some can do this. I like the way the Gitzo folds up. Is this true for all of them? If so that could save you 4 to 5 inches when folded compared to the RRS TQC-14, and I can see that this is a benefit.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)
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MayaTlab0: Thanks a lot for these reviews. I've been using for a long time tripods I inherited from my grand-father - needless to say I needed an update regarding current tripod designs and this provided a little help.

Google for Thom Hogan tripod article. It's a quick read and may save you money in the long run.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)
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David Hurt: $800.00 for a tripod??? You are kidding me. Never!

Derouyag, sometimes you get what you pay for, and that seems to be the case with tripods and heads. Thom Hogan has an excellent primer on tripods and anyone looking for one should seek out that article which is easily found by Google. Once you buy a quality tripod, you will have it forever. I'm certain that is the case with my Really Right Stuff equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed article (89 comments in total)

Nice job on a thorough review! Although I wish the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 would have been included. It's about $1100 USD and does not fold to 180 degrees for storage, but I think that is a misleading attribute. These tripods seem to need to remove the head for storage, which is a pain. The TQC-14 collapsed with head on is less than 21" and 3.3 pounds total; this is a travel tripod.

I have a TVC-33 with a BH-55 head and the TQC-14. They are excellent quality, and have never failed. Yes they are expensive, but in this case IMHO you get what you pay for. I would have enjoyed seeing Mark's opinion on the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 in this comparison although there are many single reviews of this tripod on the Internet.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:33 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

I'd like to try Aperture, but that will cost me $80. What will it do for me that is better than Lightroom 4+?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 03:25 UTC
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n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

From my MacBook Pro... I use Lightroom 4 on this and a Windows 7 machine. This was a review of 'Cross Platform" Raw converters. Also have to say since Aperture does not have automatic lens correction, I'm not sure it is in this class.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
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