duchamp

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duchamp: This Snapbridge app is cr*p! Any other camera connects and reconnects flawlessly to its apps. Tried compacts and DSLRs, on android and on iphones. Some times it connects but usually it is stuck in "trying to connect" thing. WMU though was good. Both built in and on wu-1a/b. Why fix what isn't broke?

I work in a photography store and each time we sell a Nikon with snapbridge and the customer asks us to help him to connect the camera to his phone, we think "Oh, sh*t!" This is because he may get stuck in the store for another half an hour and even exchange the camera for another brand where the connection is easier.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 15:17 UTC
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LightBug: Question to photographer, why did you choose a Canon lens instead of the Sony native 16-35 lens? Is the Canon lens preferred in some way?

Chris Tsorotes, because usually money matters. It is financially tough to switch systems when one is heavily invested in lenses. Otherwise he would buy the Sony 16-35.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 15:11 UTC

Some technical specs on the shot would be appreciated.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 08:37 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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LightBug: Question to photographer, why did you choose a Canon lens instead of the Sony native 16-35 lens? Is the Canon lens preferred in some way?

Probably he went to Sony from Canon and reused his "old" lenses on Sony via an adapter. Landscape photography isn't usually about AF speed.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 08:36 UTC

This Snapbridge app is cr*p! Any other camera connects and reconnects flawlessly to its apps. Tried compacts and DSLRs, on android and on iphones. Some times it connects but usually it is stuck in "trying to connect" thing. WMU though was good. Both built in and on wu-1a/b. Why fix what isn't broke?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

Wow!

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 15:28 UTC as 7th comment
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duchamp: A rather trivial picture. Could be also a staged fake. Would be nice to see more from that shoot.

Thank you. I think you should've included them in the article. They contribute greatly to the story.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
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Sarge_: What kind of power do you get with Godox HSS? I run pocketwizards to a mix of NIkon, Profoto, Bowens and the Godox AD200, and the Godox won't sync past 1/200. The Nikon and Profoto will sync at 1/250 with pocketwizard, which is not HSS, but it makes me question the Godox HSS...

If I put the AD200 in HSS, the power is cut dramatically, which negates the purpose (new Pocketwizards will sync in HSS but HSS is a function of the speedlight's capacity, too, so most won't deliver 1/1 power regardless).

Just curious what others are seeing from Godox...

Sarge_,
1. What kind of power do you get with Godox HSS?
When you have to shoot in "full sun" at day time HSS is the only way to do it. But then the choice of AD600 is better than AD200.
2. ...Godox won't sync past 1/200...
Do Nikon, Profoto or Bowens sync past 1/200 (1/250 on some cameras)?
3. Just curious what others are seeing from Godox...
I have 3 AD600s for everywhere. I like that they are cordless, have a good battery life, very fast recharge time, Bowens-mounted, wireless power control and smaller size than regular studio strobes. For my needs (pet photography) they are a perfect value for money. In studio I sometimes combine them with my older Yongnuos YN560iii, when I need some spot lights. Broncolor Siros L have a better temperature consistency but I cannot afford them.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 16:25 UTC

A welcome upgrade of the Godox X triggers interface!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 1st comment

A rather trivial picture. Could be also a staged fake. Would be nice to see more from that shoot.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:03 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Holiday Gift Guide: $50-200 (4 comments in total)

Does somebody know whether Flashpoint R2 Pro TTL transmitter can trigger Godox flashes (V860ii/AD200/AD360ii/AD600)?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 09:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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kobakokh: Great news for Sony mirrorless camera users. 1300 USD for this lens! Other users can add 150-200 USD and buy also great Canon 6D+Canon24-105/4 IS set, or, Nikon D610+Nikkor 24-120/4 VR Set. Now customers have more choices in FF world. AT least i8n China is this prices for that sets.

FredVasilescu

The "mirrorless advantage" in FF doesn't mean less weight/size/price but the best of the two worlds.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 10:49 UTC
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mosc: I think the 8 camera array makes more sense. 200 degree wide-angles have a lot of distortion to correct for. 8 cameras around a circle you could get away with a lot less angle and probably deliver higher resolution as well, more like 15,360 x 3,840 which should allow for decent looking VR when you consider the user will only be looking at ~90 degrees of it at a time.

Try Vuze (4K 3D 360 Spherical VR Camera) for only $800

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2110 comments in total)

I have 2 questions for something that wasn't addressed altogether:

1. The D810 offered a split screen for checking global sharpness that worked only in landscape position. Does D850 offer the split-screen also vertically?
2. Focus peaking was discussed only in relation to video. I would like to know whether it can be enabled in live view still shooting?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
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d10694: It would be even better if I had one that worked, I bought off Amazon, the Led unit was not recognised by the AD200, so I sent it back. And looking at the Amazon comments, I was not alone.

It works fine, after a firmware update. It can be downloaded from their website.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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tmawest: It looks like a "carbon copy" of the MeFOTO GlobeTrotter.

Mefoto is owned by Benro ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2017 at 08:13 UTC
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zsedcft: Buy a couple of your favorite lowepro bags before these guys trash the quality. My compuday25 is my favorite backpack because you can fit a D800+16-35mm f/4 in the side bit (although I usually carry my RX1 if I'm not going out specifically to shoot) and still have space for a jacket, laptop, some food and filters. Sad day for the industry. It is built like a tank and I have used if every day for about 5 years.

I guess that this is the reason I was able to get a Gorillapod SLR zoom for $30 from BestBuy.

entoman Did you buy the new ones at ebay or locally ? If its from ebay then most likely its a fake. If its genuine - send it for repair to your local distributor.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 15:24 UTC

Tamrac... now Lowepro. ;(
Since their "merge" with Gura Gear the new line of Tamrac bags (beside the G26/32 backpacks) are much less rugged and due to new materials look rather cheap. Prices didn't change though.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 3rd comment
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duchamp: Interestingly, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 with 88 points each were omitted from this list. Oneplus 5 with 87 points as well as Meizu Pro 6s and LG G6 with 85 and 84 points respectively are also not there. But it was important to feature the Iphone 6 with below 80 points on that "Top 10 list".
Biased opinion?! NOOOOO! :)

"one may wonder why S6 was retested first this month and not S8 as there is more interest in S8 I guess, but that is their own freedom of choice" - maybe for the purpose of this article they didn't want to show that there is any match to the new iphones?

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 12:08 UTC

Interestingly, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8 with 88 points each were omitted from this list. Oneplus 5 with 87 points as well as Meizu Pro 6s and LG G6 with 85 and 84 points respectively are also not there. But it was important to feature the Iphone 6 with below 80 points on that "Top 10 list".
Biased opinion?! NOOOOO! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 07:09 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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