DaveA61

Joined on Mar 13, 2011

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  • Depends a lot on where you are going and the type of subjects that appeal to you. Although most photos I take are with 24-105, I cannot imagine going anywhere without a 70-200. Third lens in my ...
  • I have used both and my preference is BlackRapid, mainly because I found flipping the PD strap between "locked" and slide sides more cumbersome. The recent acquisition of a PD tripod made me ...
  • Hold off for a couple of weeks. MacRumors' Buyer's Guide has iMac listed as "Don't Buy" at the moment. There is an Apple event expected at the end of this month, which is probably when an ...
  • A professional data recovery firm might be worth trying. If you want to stick to DIY; whilst obviously not the exact same scenario, but I had some success recovering files from a corrupt drive ...
  • Not wanting to lose mine I decided to make a safety lanyard. The Mk1 used 1mm elastic cord, but I could not fit it through the crimp loops, so it was only secured by a simple knot, which I was not ...
  • Backblaze, external backup provider, keeps track of drive reliability, which it shares via its blog. The 2019 review is here: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-2019/ . Once again ...
  • Thanks, but I have now solved the problem by changing the safety stops on the PD head to screws with a lower profile, compatible with BR's own Arca-Swiss plates. See earlier post for pictures.
  • I am using a late-2103 21.5" iMac with max possible spec at that time (16gb RAM, quad-core 17 processor) and considering changing it because Photos on Catalina sucks and external photo editors are ...
  • Interesting indeed. The question is whether the BR carabiner would fit into that hole. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • I see lots of speculation that the new TC's will not fit the RF70-200, but is this confirmed or just speculation based, not unreasonably, on the pictures?
  • I have the pair fitted to my bag, so if I need to stabilise the camera I clip it to the strap on the other shoulder as well. I also tried the PD Capture plate, and found it uncomfortable and ...
  • That is seriously bad. While my experience with Catalina is the worst with any macOS, possibly a consequence of a seven year-old iMac, I still prefer it to Windows any day.
  • Back pack with side access like this Pacsafe , which is my main camera bag. You can quickly shrug off one shoulder to open the panel or, in target rich environments, hang your camera on a reporter ...
  • Definitely not. You need to spread the weight across the widest area possible. Old CDs is an interesting thought but going a step further, could you put down a groundsheet?
  • I tried both positions on Canon 7D with 70-200 f2.8 lens before settling on connecting to the body because it felt more comfortable to have centre of gravity high so that the lens was pointing ...
  • Photos always opens to the last library in use. So, whether you change that in Preferences or by using the Option key, you don't need to keep doing that.
  • Created discussion thread Blackrapid plate with Canon M6
    The arrival of a Peak Design tripod has required a change from Manfrotto plates to Arca-Swiss compatible. My strap of choice is Blackrapid and finding a compatible plate is detailed elsewhere. With ...
  • Right, I have found the solution! (1) Blackrapid's own 50mm plate with safety posts removed (2) Peak Design head with standard safety posts ...
  • Pretty sure this is not macOS specific. You need to create a new Secure Note (⇧⌘N) then drag & drop image into the note area. The result should look something like this:
  • I think that is one way it happens, but also when you get the screen offering to save a login you fail to select "update" instead of "create". I think so, but if you are worried, as a test, move ...
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