AriFLM: Hello,My name is Ari, I'm the distributor for FLM in the USA and Canada.I first want to applaud the excellent work work Mark Banas has done here, it's incredibly thorough and articulate.The weight of the CP10-A1 is indeed 277g (0.6 lbs.) and the B&H website should soon reflect that.Also, the other option for a ball head with the CP10-A1 is the CB-32F; it will not only fit onto the table tripod, but uses a much more sophisticated friction system, same as the one found on all of our pro heads. It also has a separate pan knob. Thank you
I have two of the CB-24E for my travel setups. The support they provide in such a small size is incredible. When you have a fold back tripod, the diameter of the ball head must be kept to a minimum. The CB-24E excels at this. Btw, my second CB-24E was purchased just in case I loose the first and they stop making them. They are that good, given the size.
B6878: Wow, magnificent. I have to ask...to achieve a shot like this, do I have to enlarge the moon in proportion to the rest of the scene? Based on my novice understanding, I think this is how it's done, but not certain it's possible to get a large moon like this naturally. Thanks for any info.
Ah, thanks! I read somewhere that some people have done that, so wasn't sure. I usually run out and try to catch these special large moons (optical illusions) but it always turns out too small in my pics. I'll get a good moon pic one day. You have all the best elements in yours....large full moon, mountains, different types of clouds and blue sky. Can't ask for more, fantastic. Thanks.
Wow, magnificent. I have to ask...to achieve a shot like this, do I have to enlarge the moon in proportion to the rest of the scene? Based on my novice understanding, I think this is how it's done, but not certain it's possible to get a large moon like this naturally. Thanks for any info.
bed bug: I have had the DJI Phantom 2 Vision + for a couple of months now. Thought I would list some positives and negatives.
Positives1. The gimbal works very well producing very stable images (I had the Phantom 2 Vision before and the images are not stable).2. Quite easy to learn how to fly.
Negatives1. I only get around 15minute flight time, maximum.2. There are problems with the video transmitter in the drone such that I am unable to fly the drone via the camera as the link keeps dropping out. I am battling with the service division where I bought it from trying to get this problem sorted out.3. The gimbal/camera unit is very flimsy, in a very minor crash, the camera unit was ripped off the gimbal. Unfortunately both need to be replaced which is around 2/3rds the cost of a new drone (ridiculous!!!).4. The gimbal & camera is one unit, if one is damaged then the whole unit needs replaced.5. DJI serivce is non-existent, I have been trying 2 months to have the camera repaired, cont...
Thanks for the heads-up Stephen. It looks like the initial investment is only the beginning.Regards,Blair
That's fantastic, Richard. Thanks for this great article. I've seen way too much back-n-forth on this topic in the forums.
Larger format cameras are great for portraits and many other things. However, for my simple travel needs, the small cameras work out quite well. I mostly want to photograph a person in front of a scene. I am not looking to blur backgrounds in this case. So it's small, light, and easily provides a large dof. The larger format cameras have to stop down more and loose a small bit of their advantage in the process.
John Clare: "North East: Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal"
As a native Irishman I can assure you that should say "North West" (and in the paragraph below). Excellent article - thanks for sharing. Surprised there is no photo of the Cliffs of Moher though.
There's the Slieve League pic I was looking for. Might not be the highest, but knew you couldn't miss it! I like the way you caught the cloud cover. It helps bring out the magnitude of the cliffs. Real nice. Thanks.
Thanks Carsten for sharing these inspirational pics that have me remembering my short trip there a few years ago. In regards to the cliffs though, what about a vote for the Bunglass cliffs, Slieve League? I was so impressed, I believe that was the highlight of my trip. Like you say, the Cliffs of Moher were very interesting and might have been the best, but way over commercialized with their parking lots, walls, and huge tourist shop. In contrast, I remember only having a few sheep to greet me at the Bunglass Cliffs, which I think I've read are the highest cliffs in Europe.