bobkoure

bobkoure

Joined on Jun 16, 2016

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  • If you're handing a Nikon camera set with BBF to someone to take a picture, putting it in Full Automatic (AKA 'Waiter Mode) will switch off BBF. That's the green notch on the mode dial. I imagine ...
  • This is exactly my issue with twist locks. I'm in the water a bit - and I've stuck with decent flip-locks for any outdoors usage. Easy to clean - my major worry is a bushing disappearing down a ...
  • Same here. Pity there are fewer tripods with good flips every year. They do have a couple of downsides, though: (1) hard to make them silent (important for wildlife shooters)
  • If you don't want to use (or have lost) the plastic clip-on tool, you might want to throw an 8mm socket and 1/4" breaker bar in your toolkit. It's horses for courses; I prefer the Benro flip locks ...
  • Interesting! I hadn't realized that such a thing existed, wondered if you were referring to anamorphic lenses. Turns out these are to produce the streaks (i.e. flaws) produced when a picture is ...
  • Sounds like you've never had a cPOL fall off on the trail...
  • Another Arca Swiss fan here. I have an ArcaSwiss P0 (inverted) ball head. Has no appreciable droop, even with a 300mm lens. Given the large tension ring running around the outside, it's easy to set ...
  • I've got a couple of Hoya Fusion CPLs. They're pretty good - and stay clean longer than my other filters. When I was first looking at PLs, I found a review on LensTip , and on the strength of that, ...
  • looking at it again, yeah, that's definitely a center column top plate. I'd second the comments about epoxy, if you can't replace the center column. If it still gets tight, but occasionally comes ...
  • Trying to figure what, exactly, you're showing, I googled 'manfrotto 3130". Apparently this is the stud end of a pan/tilt head(?) Now discontinued, but I found one on fleabay with tripod for $120. ...
  • @sirhawkeye64 the D750 is very good for astro, particularly with, say, the 20mm 1.8. My only complaint is that initial framing is difficult without a red dot scope as the tiny amount of light loss...

  • Not to mention the 'D' series lenses don't have AF on the Z bodies, thanks to a screw drive-less adapter.

  • Fortunately, weather sealing keeps out drool as well... :-)

  • There are red dot sights that attach to the hot-shoe, make shooting a camera a bit like shooting a shotgun. Useful for anything moving quickly (BiF, airshows) and for initial framing of anything...

  • I'm 6'1" and definitely need a tall tripod for astrophotography - just so I can see through the aiming scope. Not doing anything fancy...
  • Replied in Tilley longevity
    Re: "and last as long": I got my first Tilley in '93 or 4. Wore it everywhere in the warm weather.  Put though washing machine when dirty. It finally started to wear out last year (20+ years). I ...
  • BTW/FWIW ticks don't climb above head-high in the brush. I put repellent on my shoes/gaiters or shoes/socks/pants and haven't had one on me all this past summer - and I live in an area where deer ...
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