trebledee

Lives in Belgium
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Aug 26, 2017
About me:

12 years full time commercial photographer.
Beer industry and business jets seem to be my biggest clients.

Not a fanatic gear head, I use what I need to get the job done.

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trebledee: wow.
That's a wad of drinking vouchers.

Next week Godox release their version, for 1700?

But hey, you know what they say about a fool and their money. <shrug>

I make money from my work, I haven't needed one. I don't have Godox stuff either.
There's a healthier middle ground than a top 5% :D

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 11:16 UTC

It was at it's best when it was 'insta'gram. As in, make a pic on your phone and share it instantly.
Since then, it's been a slippery slope to ruination. I use it, I like it but all these 'features' rammed in my face, I don't like.
I'd even prefer a no spam vert paid version, no BS, just sharing and enjoying content I want, not cross-over tiktaok rubbish. Bleh.

Why does everything have to be ruined to make it make money?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2021 at 11:11 UTC as 21st comment

wow.
That's a wad of drinking vouchers.

Next week Godox release their version, for 1700?

But hey, you know what they say about a fool and their money. <shrug>

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:10 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies

Fair enough.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2021 at 22:10 UTC as 49th comment

Tidy!

I bought the mini and sold the underused Mavic Pro.
For what I use it for, the odd shot here and there, I'm rather pleased this unlocks some similar fly programmes that I missed in the mini.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2020 at 18:55 UTC as 2nd comment
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entoman: None of these Arca plate "solutions" prevent the plate twisting in relation to the camera body, at least none that I've come across.

If camera bases had an additional slot or hole at 90º to the tripod socket, that would be engaged by a spigot in the plate, the problem could be instantly solved!

It's so simple, I'm amazed that no one has thought of it.

I think my old Canon analogue had a 2nd hole as a location pin for that.
Some plates have a little lip at the front that hooks over the body to stop twist.
Now I just use an aluminium RRS base plate on my Z7 which doesn't twist at all.

I'm sure this will fly off the shelves though, and then into that drawer with all the other bits people buy because they are a good idea at the time.
I like a bit of Titanium as much as the next person but it's a tad pointless here.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2020 at 21:37 UTC
On article Photokina is cancelled indefinitely (367 comments in total)

It was Inevitable.
Going to miss that though. Got up to so much mischief in Cologne during 'Kina week. What a blur.
Oh, and a ton of camera stuff, meeting up with people again and again that always went to the show.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2020 at 16:24 UTC as 85th comment

What's this film thing?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2020 at 22:00 UTC as 5th comment
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trebledee: Always loved the Mini and I was all, oooh wow, heck, I missed a new model announcement with faster processor and cheaper!

Then I saw that's for the moment it'd be as useful as a chocolate teapot for what I do.

Bubble, Burst.

Apparently, the Adobe suite right now. Which I use daily.

CAD software, 3D print software, CNC software, I'd have to check out each one to see if they're compatible.
I'd like a new Mini in the new year but will probably just go with the old version as I'm not much into faffing about, I just want it all to work as I'm in a production environment. Maybe just a bit early for me to jump to the M1.
I'd love to be proven wrong though.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 07:49 UTC

Always loved the Mini and I was all, oooh wow, heck, I missed a new model announcement with faster processor and cheaper!

Then I saw that's for the moment it'd be as useful as a chocolate teapot for what I do.

Bubble, Burst.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 19:48 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies

I would have thought we do enough for Google to suck any data they want out of us already.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 18:20 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

That's a lens you can use once before it gets to be a bit of a thing, like a fisheye.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2020 at 16:52 UTC as 13th comment
On article Nikon Z7 II review (1508 comments in total)

Looks like a decent progression to me.
Also probably means the D850 will be leaving my bag now, the Z7 will be the backup and the Z7 II as main body.
No panic though, I'll wait till they're readily available.

Or just sell the whole kit & caboodle and get one of though new fangled Apple Pro12 Max turbo phone things.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 11:36 UTC as 271st comment | 3 replies
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)

My camera is called Dave.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2020 at 18:53 UTC as 195th comment | 4 replies

You just have to hope he gets it back together again without finding a screw left on the bench.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2020 at 18:27 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies

Excellent.

My printers were/are printing stuff for the local hospital. For free.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2020 at 20:33 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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trebledee: The 4900 was my last printer after 7800. 4900 clogged so hard if it wasn't used weekly. After many successful and ink consuming decloggings (Instant on pitch roll laid under the head for a night) It flatly refuses to unclog any more, 2 inks are out and I'm not putting any more money into it. It's waiting to be carted off and shot to pieces.
I've had enough of them, I don'r print enough anymore to warrant it in the office, unfortunately, I was forever changing carts that cost more then their weight in gold. The ink business is a complete scam.
A little sad because I just love printing stuff which makes me look, and look again. My fingers and wallet got burned too often though. Sorry Epson.

@doady Yeah, thanks for that insight. You are a genius. Goodness knows how I even manage in life. You give advise on other aspects of life too?

Maybe, just maybe you have no idea?. The clue was in the text. A 7800 and then a 4900. For fun use? Yes of course but that also included selling prints as a service to colleagues. Also as mentioned, I don't print enough to warrant another printer. My business model changed, the 4900 was actually bought before that.

Maybe I should get some crayons out to illustrate that a bit better?

So, I didn't do enough research before setting up a professional print department to my business? bought the wrong printer? Someone who did plenty of commercial printing and still thinks the ink is a scam.

You're welcome to assume what you want though because I'm sure you know it all.

Why can't people just be nice here? What is it with attitudes? Man, man.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 13:01 UTC

The 4900 was my last printer after 7800. 4900 clogged so hard if it wasn't used weekly. After many successful and ink consuming decloggings (Instant on pitch roll laid under the head for a night) It flatly refuses to unclog any more, 2 inks are out and I'm not putting any more money into it. It's waiting to be carted off and shot to pieces.
I've had enough of them, I don'r print enough anymore to warrant it in the office, unfortunately, I was forever changing carts that cost more then their weight in gold. The ink business is a complete scam.
A little sad because I just love printing stuff which makes me look, and look again. My fingers and wallet got burned too often though. Sorry Epson.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 18:47 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Nice tool for desk jockeys on the move. For photographers though? I know Adobe has mobile versions of LR and PS but they're more for making people feel like they are being productive than actually preparing anything ready for commercial use.

Love the new iPad and stand though, just not for work, work.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 08:01 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Priorities in the right order.
The imaging market is a fickle one.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 19:41 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply
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