Bobby2Shots

Lives in Canada Quebec, Canada
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 29, 2015
About me:

Bought my 1st SLR in 1973 (Canon F1 with a few lenses) Next came a Canon A1 in late '70's, with 3 more lenses (which I still own) . After a 35 year hiatus, I'm hoping to give photography another go.

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  • Kaitlin, a few questions for you; Do you have pictures of the damaged component? Do you use(raise) the center-column when shooting, or, are you using solely for hanging a weight on the hook?
  • http://www.imaging-resource.com/articles/smooth-operators-10-top-rated-video-tripod-heads
  • That's a decent tripod for the money, but it really is too short for you. (I own a 294A3). I'm 5'10", and the 294A3 with 3-way video head (4" tall) puts the camera viewfinder at my eye-level,,,, ...
  • Hi Sabest, Generally speaking, for stills, where weight and portability are a concern, you'll want a good ball-head with friction control, panning capability, and quick release. (RRS, Gitzo, FLM, ...
  • If you're looking to buy "new",,, and stability is more important to you than how compactly it folds, I would HIGHLY recommend that you consider one of the Jobu Design tripods,,,, the KIllarney,,, ...
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    Ari, thanks again. I'd love to see some of that FLM gear in the flesh. How can I find out when and where your next product demo's are scheduled. I found out about the Vistek show by being on their ...
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    Thanks Ari, I'm in Lachute, 90 minutes east of Ottawa.
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    Hi Ari, Are you(FLM Canada) based in Quebec? (your companys' 514 area-code). I had hoped to see you guys in Ottawa (at Vistek) just a while back, and unfortunately couldn't make it.
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    I'm with you Dennis,,, I'm hoping they'll survive. There's no denying the product quality is there. These legal statuses are usually a work in progress, and I have little doubt that a restructured ...
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    No, I haven't. Have you? I heard it from someone with a direct connection to FLM, and a vested interest in assuring that "everything is fine", so, what's with the the filing for "insolvencies", ...
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    Dennis, I hope you're right, because I like what I've seen regarding FLM's products, especially some of the ball-heads. I hadn't read Ari's response to Mujana's thread, titled; "FLM (tripods) broke?" ...
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    I guess you haven't heard the latest new regarding FLM. They've been declared insolvent, and all FLM gear must be returned to Germany.
  • I can't comment on the specific gear you've listed, but I will suggest that you shop carefully. By that I mean, do your research, and that means read about the good AND the bad points of each ...
  • Hello Pedro; Here's an in-depth video on how to repair the Canon S3 IS. I hope this helps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWNXm60vbw8
  • Good show Ken, hopefully you'll be good for another 30 years. :-) Tripods seem to be the last thing many photographers want to spend money on,,,,, until they've used a good one. Once they get ...
  • As for the tripod itself, you'll want stability and adequate height. You'll also want something which accepts whatever video head you choose. (bowl mount, or flat top). My personal favourites as ...
  • I guess you haven't gone tripod shopping in a while, eh? ;-) I'd keep the 100 bucks in my pocket, and look for a solid fence-post, a rock, a wall, a tree-stump, a chair-back, a table-top, a car ...
  • Two "mini" tripods that I find interesting are; 1. The FLM CP-10; http://www.flm-gmbh.de/en/products/tripods/table-tripod/cp10-a1/ https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/999205-REG/flm_32_10_901_cp ...
  • I doubt you'll see any decrease in D810 prices, until there's a good supply of readily available D850's in-store,,,, and judging by the manner in which the D500 release came about, that'll take a ...
  • The original equipment plate is the G2285M/14 (for the 1/4" top screw version) or, the G2285M/38 (for the 3/8" top-screw version).  These plates are discontinued, and have been replaced by the ...
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