Kuppenbender

Kuppenbender

Lives in United Kingdom Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 9, 2007

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  • Very true. Also, the ability to simply crank up the ISO to use a faster shutter speed with digital cameras is a bit of a game changer. The other side of the coin is that cheaper tripods can end up ...
  • Replied in Interesting find
    I'm afraid I can't help you much beyond the obvious google search . Pre war (WWII), possibly M39 mount ? You might find the answer in this book: https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/REPINSKI ...
  • I'm inclined to agree with you. At the very least, you should give some consideration to the  maxim 'a tripod is your sharpest lens' when you're thinking of a budget for a tripod.
  • For a minute there, I thought you were going to say 'I don't actually have a camera yet':-) Thank heavens for that!
  • Replied in first tripod
    No. Thom's article considers a budget of $600+ to be the minimum you should consider spending on a tripod and head. I would say you can possibly get away with a little less, especially if you can ...
  • Replied in first tripod
    Obviously a tripod isn't much use without a head, so you could go for a $50 head with the legs of your choice, but I think you would be better off waiting till you have enough for both the legs ...
  • I admit the silica can be pretty chewy, but it really holds the flavour. :-) Don't use the stuff with a moisture indicator, though. Cobalt (II) chloride is carcinogenic.
  • Rice is a desiccant. Not nearly as effective as silica gel, but a desiccant all the same.
  • They are clearly saying that rice doesn't work: "And rice? Well, they both say immersing soggy electronics in a bag of rice doesn't really work. You'd probably be just as well off setting your ...
  • Weighs 750g only 20g less than the Ona Bond Street The Guru Gear Chobe is more than twice as heavy at 1.8kg. Lighter alternatives to the Ona would be the ThinkTank Mirrorless Mover 20 at 300g or the ...
  • Replied in Sirui T-005x
    I've been here before. Sudden urgent need to use a tripod. Limited budget. I was lucky to be in Taipei at the time with a street full of camera shops with a range of various brands of tripods. I ...
  • Replied in Annual occurance
    Happened in 2015 , too. Maybe this is something that happens every year. Interesting business model. Although maybe this time it's for good https://www.unternehmensregister.de/ureg/result.html;jses ...
  • This chart is a good place to start for checking compatibility. A good selection of the best known brands here. http://www.afximages.com/stuff/arca-plates-xref.html Not so good for the plethora of ...
  • Build quality's fine. Can't fault it. Whether it's worth 200€ or not is a different issue. Personally 200€ is too much for my needs, whatever the build quality. However, the DJI Osmo for mobile phones
  • Thought I'd update this thread with some good news. My Snoppa M1 arrived this week and is working well. Everything I expected. (1) It's usefully compact/light (2) It works ...
  • I don't have the head either, but it looks to be a bit more than just a ballhead with a stick. It appears to have the option of functioning like a gimbal head, like the KPS GimBall
  • No. Manfrotto's not expensive. RRS is expensive https://www.augenblicke-eingefangen.de/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=29&products_id=2371&osCsid=5qionailgv9oev63h4jude2p41 plus head http ...
  • A cheaper (if more cumbersome and less reliable) alternative would be to trigger the flash wirelessly: https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Wireless-Speedlite-Receiver-Universal/dp/B00CO2WP0U/ref=pd_lpo_v ...
  • This page is over 10 years old, but it indicates that Fujifilm cameras are quite tolerant of high flash voltages: http://www.botzilla.com/photo/strobeVolts.html Just as well, as the Metz is listed ...
  • https://optechusa.com/lens-mount-cap.html If you attach the two loose lenses together that would at least be one less loose item bumping against each other.
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