duchamp

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Joined on May 6, 2009

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Gatoraied: I would have used a disposable bottle. That Pyrex measuring cup is not cheap. A shame.

At $150.000 per camera (lens not incl.) they can afford demolishing these cheapy Pyrex cups. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 14:27 UTC
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Aucoin: Looks like a copy of the Manfrotto Prolight Rolling cases......

Only very much reinforced

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article A classic reinvented? Domke Chronicle Review (110 comments in total)

Inspired by Think Tank Retrospective with awful opening clips...try opening your bag without looking what you are doing

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 14:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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Daniel Lauring: The real question is how durable these will be. The available collapsible beauty dishes, on the market are quite fragile.

Check Elinchrom Rotalux Softboxes/Octas. They aren't positioned as collapsible but they really are, all due to their one of a kind pivoting mount. They are very durable.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 15:03 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (112 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Please tell the Fuji Mgt that they really need tilt/touch screens on their viewfinder style cameras. They are obviously capable of engineering a screen that that does not take up extra space and it makes the camera much more flexible. If some people don't like touch/tilt screens they don't have to make use of the feature but I for one am not using my Fuji for macro (for ex.) because I will not lie on the ground just because they are too stubborn to acknowledge that a lot of people like the viewfinder styling and also want the usability of a tilt screen.
Also a WR version of the 18-55 would be nice.

Thanks

For low angle macro shots I use a yoga mat. They are very lightweight and not too big folded and can be fixed simply on your camera bag. On my Lowepro Flipside 500 I put one side in the side pocket and the other side I attach with the stripe. I use knee guards frequently for landscapes but for macro lying is much preferable than kneeling with my b*tt up. If handheld I can even stretch my body a bit forward and make 10-20 shots for focus stacking.
An example of such focus stacked picture handheld while lying:
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/1980888966/photos/3354060/

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (220 comments in total)
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fotopizza: I admire how much work and patience put into something like this. But, in the end I find it`s just a long, long description on how to something in a horribly time consuming, error-prone way, that could be done perfectly and accurately without any software-guess work, by using a technical view camera. Proper focusing and 0.5°-5° of downward tilt, depending on focal length and tripod height let you create the right wedge of sharpness at f8 that includes everything visible in that image. Imho, for best results in the field, I find it`s often better to keep things simple, rather than finding ways to make things even more complicated than they already are.

And, what, shoot film? Or connect a small format camera to the back standard? Or maybe invest a small fortune in Cambo Wide RS with a couple of lenses?

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (220 comments in total)
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Jylppy: This is something where Canon excels thanks to MagicLantern firmware. It has focus stacking inbuilt. No need to touch camera between the shots.

As Chris pointed out automatic stacking process is prone to errors (usually due to subject's movement). However, if you don't print large or pixel peep than most of the time you can get away with the automatic or in camera processing.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
On article Back to the action: Nikon D500 Review (1083 comments in total)

The picture with the girl with a blue ball is not sharp at all with awful smeared details so as of a smartphone. It also shows how bad are CAs (particularly purple fringing) on the16-80 when backlit.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 12:57 UTC as 179th comment
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OBI656: All good but design of this jacket is very conservative. It must come from Prince Charles collection isn't it ...

I like to see more Italian / French design with practical functionality for pro-photographer in mind ....

Manfrotto makes a similar jacket.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 08:46 UTC

Looks like an overpriced army jacket.
Call smth PRO and sell it 3 times more.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 19th comment
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Biowizard: Only two filters are necessary in this day and age: a polariser, and a multi-stop ND, because both let you create images that cannot be achieved in any other way. Arguably, an IR filter too, if you do IR photography.

But graduated NDs are not necessary, Indeed, they nearly always produce unnatural results. For any landscape photo where you want to darken part of the image relative to others, you can simply take a bracketed exposure sequence, and merge as desired in Photoshop.

This approach lets you follow irregularities in the skyline (like mountains, buildings, trees) that an ND grad would artificially darken.

Brian

Can you recommend a good variable ND? I tried some in the past but had to return because I didn't get an even darkening on the strongest positions.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 08:27 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)
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davidevans1: With the new 90mm macro model, what's different from the previous version which is VC also?

Tamron employee detected! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 11:19 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

How many Pentax users are among your friends and acquaintances?
I knew one but she shifted to Canikon a few years ago because Pentax accessories usually aren't in stock.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies

Too alternative for me

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 4th comment
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taffytubby: I had to get my Manfrotto replaced by the shop three times- it broke as I left the shop the third time as I was checking that the same fault wasn't going to happen again- it did. The shop staff were beginning to think I was deliberately damaging the tripod until I reasoned with them that this would be utterly dumb thing to do. I got a Gitzo- never looked back.

To fmian,

Manfrotto 290, 190, 055 and higher series are still made in Italy.

By the way, Breguet, Tissot and Swatch similarly belong to the same parent company. Different brands for different price ranges. One can assume that quality also differs.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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duchamp: 1. Only 300g less but twice as expensive?! How come Gitzo succeeds to make similar characteristic's tripods significantly lighter? Maybe there are different types of carbon for different price ranges?

2. What's the difference between the 804RC2 Mark ll and MHXPRO-3W heads?

With these prices me too. I can consider though half weight for twice the price.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:46 UTC

Pause option while watching video would be much appreciated!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 07:43 UTC as 19th comment
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a1man: Someone said
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/32404006
"Really bad photographers debate the merits of the Nikon F4 and the Canon EOS-1. Somewhat better photographers debate the merits of the Yashica T4 and the Contax T2. The best photographers, though, talk tripods, tripod heads, and quick releases."

Total number of comments for this product is 19 for the first 15 hours after the announcement. That number is 130 in 12 hours for the Sony sensor news. Just an observation about the changing world of photography.

To electrophoto,
there's no PERFECT tripod as there's no PERFECT camera.
But I meant that when you've got the best camera you could afford you should buy the best one you can afford.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:57 UTC
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a1man: Someone said
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/32404006
"Really bad photographers debate the merits of the Nikon F4 and the Canon EOS-1. Somewhat better photographers debate the merits of the Yashica T4 and the Contax T2. The best photographers, though, talk tripods, tripod heads, and quick releases."

Total number of comments for this product is 19 for the first 15 hours after the announcement. That number is 130 in 12 hours for the Sony sensor news. Just an observation about the changing world of photography.

To matthew saville,

I agree with you, though macro and low light still requires a sturdy tripod. A lot of newbies do not realize it. So I will rephrase you because this seems more logical for me: why not buy the best tripod, if you already have a great body? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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a1man: Someone said
http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/32404006
"Really bad photographers debate the merits of the Nikon F4 and the Canon EOS-1. Somewhat better photographers debate the merits of the Yashica T4 and the Contax T2. The best photographers, though, talk tripods, tripod heads, and quick releases."

Total number of comments for this product is 19 for the first 15 hours after the announcement. That number is 130 in 12 hours for the Sony sensor news. Just an observation about the changing world of photography.

My guess is that one buys tripods/head/releases less often.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
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