Mark Banas

Mark Banas

DPReview Contributor
Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Works as a Industrial Designer/ Panographer/ Writer
Has a website at http://markbanas.com/
Joined on Jan 26, 2005

Mark Banas' recent activity

  • You'll probably get a greater response posting this question in the Studio and Lighting Technique forum, because I only have experience with modern Sekonic meters and (really old) Minoltas. Sekonic ...
  • Impressive, Russell. Probably the easiest-on-the-hands solution yet! I'd bet if you showed this thread to Scott Dordick at Acratech (info-at-acratech.net) he could make a one-off GP with knobs that ...
  • Yes. Next time look for (real) Marumi filters. They are better than pretty much all (real) Hoya filters, except maybe the HD series. Hoya/ Tokina makes some crap filters, so it is distinctly ...
  • @Rishi: Sendai?

    @Samuel: I've never seen a Quattro in use with a hood on, so that might be it. I'm curious about the actual size of the DP0 (I'm now calling it the "Diplo")

  • Only a matter of time before the self-navigating control systems (used for following GPS waypoints, emergency landings, beacon tracking) in the bigger consumer units, are *required* to have a...

  • Rishi, can we expect an "Etchells-esque" technical report from your visit to Aizu?

    Thanks to both of you for taking a few days to visit (and share) more than the CP+ show floor. Gorgeous country!...

  • Commented on Sigma24mmF1.4_newer_samples-14-F1.8 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    Is that Shinji-san using the new DP0 Quattro?

    (Nice isolation at 1.8, BTW)

  • H-RAW:
    Dude, you're making my head hurt with how wrong this statement is:
    "Now AutoDesk, because it bought Maya, does have movie animation locked up. Irony, Alias which Sun developed with Maya and...

  • I worked for Autodesk (after they bought Alias), and working there was like watching sausage get made; very smart people worked very hard on products and ideas which got killed off because the...

  • Great explanation, Michael. That has to be one of the clearest, most informative posts on the subject of raw Bayer matrix data that I've read in these forums (and I frequently hang out in the ...
  • Replied in Cut the legs!
    You certainly do modify everything! No need to find the perfect fit, just the closest fit! :-) To David: I reviewed the Feisol 3441 here , but to summarize, it is a very good tripod with just a few ...
  • Let me just start by saying the Z1 is more ball head than you're gonna need unless you plan on buying much bigger lenses in the future. It's big, heavy, and IMHO not all that refined for the price. ...
  • Replied in Dp3m purchase
    No, just 3 hours isn't enough time for a response. ;) I'd buy new from an authorized retailer, particularly because the DP3M is soon-to-be discontinued (the DP3 Quattro comes out soon) so there are ...
  • Thank you so much for both of your translations, and for posting them here. The information is nice to read, but most refreshing is that your translation captures Kazuto-san's sense of humor. Sigma ...
  • Replied in Cut the legs!
    FYI: Gitzo makes their hubs by pressure casting magnesium alloy, while the Markins hub is machined aluminum. Technically, cast magnesium is lighter and absorbs vibration better, but requires ...
  • The leg locks effect this the most, but the speed difference between lever and twist locks isn't enough to base a purchase decision on. Lever locks are nominally faster to set up, but once you're ...
  • Commented on Sigma24mmF1.4_samples-12-F16 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery

    Mmmm... Starburst® testing. Unexplainably juicy™

  • You brought an A7r to the show, yet took pictures at the Sony booth with the E-M5 mk2? Cheeky!

  • Yes, it can be done. I've done it many, many times (Lexar USB3 CF reader, Lexar Pro CF cards). The transfer speed is the same 9 megs/sec of the built-in SD port (not the speedier UDMA), so using ...
  • Sanho also makes the iUSBPortHD , which is similar to UDMA (self-powered hard disk for backups), except it has only a tiny monochrome screen. Instead, it creates its own wi-fi network so the iPad ...
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