Michael W00d

Michael W00d

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
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Joined on Aug 3, 2008

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  • Amongst high-quality tripods the Sirui T-025X is a strong contender for the smallest collapsed size. It measures 13” collapsed with its ball head mounted (comes supplied), or 12” if the head is ...
  • The MeFoto height is so low (max. height 24”) as to make it restrictive for most photography. The Sirui in comparison is 30” taller, which makes a whole world of difference. Even with its centre ...
  • The choice of a tripod always involves a compromise between price, size/bulk, stability and mechanical quality. If you do want to minimise size/bulk as a first priority, the Sirui T-025X is ...
  • People publish pictures taken with specific lenses but it is often impossible to judge the sharpness because the distances involved are unknown or the focal point is uncertain. If anyone is ...
  • Being the owner of a B+W 110ND filter I was intrigued by your post. I checked the Schneiderkreuznach web sites in both English and German and could find no mention of ‘Special’. As you say, those ...
  • I’m not going to denigrate the 16-50, but I strongly support the 16-80mm. Mine is now in its 8th year and I use it for >90% of my photography. Yes, it does now suffer from slide-out under gravity ...
  • When I migrated to Windows 7 a few years ago there were indeed potential problems with getting Wacom Intuos tablets to run. I successfully used this guidance: http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/14/the- ...
  • Mark Thanks for the link to the Paris Metro (and Forth Rail Bridge). Fascinating accounts in terms of both text and photography. Michael
  • Yezariael suggested earlier the Sirui TY-C10 as a small plate. It is indeed small but I was surprised to find its dimensions are in fact larger than any of NZ Scott’s three, measuring 30 x 40 x ...
  • Replied in ND Filters
    The rear threads are the threaded section that screws into the lens. Because it screws into the lens that section’s length can be ignored. In this example the screwed-in filter projects just 3.6mm ...
  • Replied in ND Filters
    ND10 filters do tend to have a colour cast. But many cameras have the facility to save a custom white balance. Just select the filter's custom setting to save time in subsequent editing work.
  • Just seen your post. I don't know if it is relevant, but WEX has a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X PRO DX AF Lens - Sony Fit for sale right now. Michael
  • If you mean the F4 film camera, I would remind you that this is a website for digital rather than film photography, so your chances of a meaningful response may be severely curtailed. I still have ...
  • Replied in Tripod height
    1745mm!? I really do wonder whether your logic is departing from reality. Kuppenbender’s comments are excellent and one might add to them by saying that when using a tripod one also stands with ...
  • I think the Aria series may have been discontinued, so you are unlikely to find an example in a store. However, they are still plentiful on e-bay. Michael
  • Replied in Mark
    A trick that would work and would be easy to fabricate would be to enclose the tripod legs temporarily in plastic plumbing pipes, sealed at the bottom. A foot in length would probably suffice. ...
  • Two years ago I was looking for a bag similar to what you describe as an alternative to my slingshot - discreet, able to hold a medium size DSLR and water resistant. I chose a Tamrac Aria 3 ...
  • Further to my post above, on reflection the high shutter speed must have made a substantial contribution to sharpness. Nevertheless, for 300mm the result is good. Michael
  • helltormentor wrote: IBIS is very effective. I took the shot shown below with the A77 last year at 300mm FL. Shooting at an upwards angle makes steadying by hand difficult and the image in the ...
  • I have to say I am no expert in flash set-up; Sybercitizen is very much more knowledgeable. But one of your set-ups appears wrong to me. As I understand it, your first test is using the external ...
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