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Annex

Joined on Nov 6, 2011

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On Coming soon: Lens Reviews to return to dpreview.com news story (275 comments in total)

Brilliant news. Lets hope the photo character analysis is as good as the technical is likely to be (give the DxO focus).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 19:00 UTC as 88th comment
On Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod article (94 comments in total)
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increments: I have to say I don't see the point of something like this for a compact camera. It's still large enough to negate any pocketability gains from choosing a smaller camera. Also looks very unstable, even for a smaller camera.

Any ideas about what situations it would be useful?

Ive used one of these for the last 4 months with my NEX5N along with a number of emount, amount and legacy (heavy) lenses.

Whilst its not perfect, people saying its only usable for a P&S are flat out wrong. Mine has been on 3 week expeditions round the rockies, camping, climbing and scrambling and has been absolutely fine with mid sized a mount lenses (70-300 Sigma, 8-16 Sigma, lots of old, heavy legacy glass).

For a large DSLR/lens combo you'd need to be careful but for any mirrorless/lens combo its fine.

People tend to massively overestimate the stability they actually need I find, just be sensible (ie dont leave it on a cliff edge poorly balanced in windy weather).

Also as a bonus at a push you can use it as a workable walking stick!!

I hardly use my "real" tripod nowadays as the weight is just too much fuss to carry compared to the zipshot with only a little better functionality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 18:23 UTC

"Wedding season only last 4 months".
Those calculations are laughably missleading.

So what exactly is the photographer doing for the other 8 months of the year?

Scratching his/her ar*e?

Wedding photographers do charge $3k a wedding because they can. Its not something to be ashamed of. Its just because many of them are actually skilled (although a surprising amount most definitely arent) hence the skill is in demand.

Supply and demand, market economy. Pretty simple and tbh both the woman and the photographer have stupid arguements imo.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 19:39 UTC as 121st comment
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