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Percival Merriwether: They should also consider changing their name to RES...Really Expensive Stuff

Completely agree. But I have all 3 ballheads. The oldest is 14 years old and goes out on assignments 2-3 days a week. It's still solid after all these years. Built like a tank!

You get what you pay for. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 17:40 UTC
On article DJI Mavic Air: What you need to know (136 comments in total)
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madsgrand: This slideshow format is still annoying!

The reason for the slideshows is so DP can sell 16 pages of ad space instead of one page. The format is all about the $.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 17:21 UTC
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thx1138: Luke use the back pack!

Where's the pouch to hold your lightsaber tripod?

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 20:39 UTC
On article Leica CL: first sample images (39 comments in total)

I was hoping the CL + 18mm combo could replace my Leica Q as a travel camera. Smaller, with interchangeable lenses (the 18-56 is sharp). But most of these samples look like there's a thin veil of haze over the entire frame. Like there was a film or residue on the sensor.

I downloaded the DNG files and tried adding a little clarity, but it doesn't have the crispness as the Leica Q. It's too bad, because the Q is only $500 more than the CL + 18mm combo.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 18:31 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (152 comments in total)
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KLO82: This or EF 28mm f2.8 IS USM - which one is a better walk around/ general purpose lens on a full frame Canon?

I have the 28 IS, 35 IS and 35 f1.4L II. I prefer the 28 IS for street / landscape photography. The 28 IS has more of a planar design (flat field) while the 35 IS has a light field curvature with the front corners being a little sharper. Both are sharp in the center wide open. By f7.1 the corners are equally sharp. I hardly use the 35 1.4L. It's the sharpest out of the 3, but it gets heavy after a while.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 08:45 UTC
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matthew saville: All of a sudden I feel like browsing again...

Thanks for reminding me of a great website. has some pretty cool stuff!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
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cgarrard: "Oh I wish I was a little bar of soap (bar of soap..."


Exactly =}

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 17:13 UTC

Not the camera I was hoping for. I bought a TL last year and sold it after only 1 week of use.  That slippery fish has terrible egromomics.  If I want ot use a smartphone interface, I'll use my iPhone.

 I use the Leica Q for travels and I was hoping to get a small, system with a viewfinder. Leica could have a best seller if they just made it useable and not trendy.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 17:12 UTC as 34th comment
On article Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 sample gallery (180 comments in total)

My absolute, all time favorite lens for M43. It's sharp and a perfect compromise in field of view. Wide enough for landscapes, tight enough for 1/2 body portraits.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (834 comments in total)

The DPREVIEW lens tests are from a studio test target around 3ft away. The Fuji pancake lens isn't at it's best at close distances (documented since the X100). If you us it at it's ideal distance range 5ft to infinity, I think you'll be pleased with it's sharpness. Great fro street photography and scenics.

I did a mini test of it's sharpness and posted the high-res files here: Feel free to download the files as long as it's for personal use.

It's not as sharp as my Leica Q, and the Leica files look smoother (and resolves fine details better). But for $1200 bucks, I think the X100T is a great deal.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 07:32 UTC as 114th comment | 3 replies
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Digital Imaging Technician: Whyyyyyy 28mm? This is nothing but a strange focal length for a non-ILC (yes, I'm looking at you too Ricoh GR) that Leica has not historically embraced. If there was a 35mm version I would buy this. Please Leica, it's a dream come true, but 7mm to wide... :-(

My 28mm practically lives on my Canon 5D mKII when I'm out shooting landscapes. I love the focal length and have been waiting for a fixed lens camera like this.

I have the Fuji X100T but almost always wish it was a little wider.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 15:50 UTC

Congrats Zak. Hawaii photographers rock!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 00:09 UTC as 13th comment

Really... 'bout time. I have 3 Manfrotto tripod (legs) but they all wear Really Right Stuff ball heads with quick release.

The nice thing about RRS heads is that you can get the ball in different sizes. My oldest head is 11 years old and has seen so much use that the yellow bubble level faded to solid white. Still works like a champ.

The specs of the new heads look good, but I'm happy using RRS. Will be nice for new photographers wanting to buy a tripod as a "kit", though.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:54 UTC as 20th comment
On photo Snowy Touch down in the Water birds captured at touchdown challenge (4 comments in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 16:28 UTC as 2nd comment

Sounds like someone is having a slow year and needs more cash. Why did he wait so long?

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review (518 comments in total)

I finally got to play with the X-E1 at Kaimuki Camera yesterday, and it got me thinking about autofocus speed. If you've only shot DSLR's, it will seem really slow. If you've used traditional rangefinders, the camera is really fast. It's all perspective...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 15:17 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 6D In-depth Review (532 comments in total)

I've been using the 6D for 2 months - it's a love / hate relationship. The WI-FI feature is awesome. Been using EOS Remote app on my iPad Mini, and my clients love being able to view shots as we go, untethered.

Hate the AF. The center locks tight, but the other 10 points are pretty much useless for anything other than landscape photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2013 at 20:42 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies

Sorry to see Kodak go. +1 to missing Kodachrome.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 18:45 UTC as 79th comment
On photo Kinderdijk in the Windmills challenge (6 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2012 at 17:40 UTC as 1st comment
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