Lives in United States Austin, TX, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 18, 2002
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SEE DPR GEAR LIST for most of digital cameras, lenses

FLM Atlas 42-4L tripod w/ FLM CB-48FTR ball head, Manfrotto MVH502A
RRS TVC-24L tripod w/ FLM CB-38FTR ball head, Jobu Design jr3 gimbal
Gitzo GT1545T Traveler tripod w/ FLM CB-32F ball hd, RRS BH-25 ball hd
Various Arca-Swiss compatible clamps, plates, brackets, rails
Vixen Optics Polarie Star Tracker

Scanners - Nikon Coolscan 5000, Epson Perfection 4870
Apple iPad Pro 11" 2021
Computer - Win10 Pro, Intel Xeon Broadwell 6-core 3.6GHz 32GB, Nvidia GTX1070 8GB
Display - NEC 2690WUXi2 (1920x1200)
Color Management - SpectraviewII (X-rite for NEC)
Printers - Epson P600; Epson WorkForce 7720 large format all-in-one

***Film Cameras***
3D (!) ranging from 1950s Stereo Realists and TDC Vivids to 21st century RBT X4 Stereo SLR w/2x Pentax SMC Takumar 24-90mm
35mm - Pentax MX, SMC Takumar 28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8

Canon HF100, HF G10
Software - Affinity; DxO Elite; Topaz AI; AdobeCS6 Suite; Avid Media Composer; Boris Continuum Complete; Pinnacle Studio Ultimate v20

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  • Replied in ^This
    Agree, the price will be similar to or even higher than the 12-100 f/4.0.  I wouldn’t be surprised at US$1500. My expectations are high for this lens and it will be one of my more used lenses., I ...
  • Current ongoing thread on this topic: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/66636022
  • On the other hand, I use two OM-1s but could only vote once (no issues).
  • Replied in BENQ sw271c
    Sorry, I was not so clear.  Yes, the Eizo and BenQ both meet my requirements to have multiple input connectors which can be switched by the display monitor. My problem is with the Apple Studio ...
  • Replied in BENQ sw271c
    I had been seriously considering the Eizo CS2740 (4K, hardware calibration using external colorimeter and about US$1800) but it was out of stock for so long. I have had good experiences with BenQ ...
  • Replied in BENQ sw271c
    Sorry about your problems with the new BenQ.  Will be looking forward to hearing back from you on how the 5K Apple Studio Display works out for you, compared to the BenQ SW271C (besides the ...
  • This is correct. For the OM-1, from the get-go OMDS warned that Oi Share could not be used to update from v1.0, but I and others here reported that it worked if on v1.1. Not exactly a glitch, just ...
  • I currently use two OM-1s and a Lumix GM5, and so I  have no need of any other cameras at the present time.  However, I might recommend the OM-5 to several friends if OMDS have improved the ...
  • Replied in ProCam 8
    This one? https://apps.apple.com/us/app/procam-8/id730712409 It’s $9.99 for the basic, plus has 7 in-app purchases totaling $17.99 for all, for a grand total of $28. There are certainly lots to ...
  • Replied in W
    First I’ve heard of this…so far so good, had mine since the official first day. Why do you say that it’s related to the phone, not the iOS version?  If it’s the hardware, then the fix would likely ...
  • Have you considered just keeping the 12-100 and adding the plastic fantastic 40-150 version or the Panasonic 40-140 “twin”) to take along with your 8-25 when you want to travel light?  Sure there ...
  • I have used both half-ball and flat-bottomed leveling bases over the years. For a good while I used an Acratech which mounted on a flat plate, but had experience at our churches for many years ...
  • That table I provided was an early one, and then probably updated later...I remember corresponding with Ari at FLM Canada, and went back to my old emails and found it, he had mentioned some ...
  • Whoops! I made a mistake entering into a spreadsheet which I had created, and you are essentially correct. From my notes, my own measurements back in 2019, making the shortening factor in both ...
  • Yes, meant 2 of 3 leg extensions for the shorter setup. I measured 56 inches on my CP34-L4, at least that is what I have written in my spreadsheet. AFAIK this dimension is never published, and I ...
  • Understood. You know the saying about selecting a tripod:  cost, stability, portability - pick two.  Or something like that. Then there are the other factors which also figure in such as usability ...
  • ^^^THIS^^^ Not extending a section, or a part of a section, can buy you a lot of stability. Maybe a way to develop a first order approximation, pardon my rambling: NOTE: the relationship between ...
  • Bing, you are exactly right in your descriptions of the FLM, and compared to the Acratech GP, as I use 3 FLMs now, and used an Acratech GP for several years as well. I also believe that the FLM's ...
  • My answers to razertw and Bobby2Shots are below, scroll to the bottom... <snip> Bobby, I haven't seen any kind of updates on the twist-lock corrosion, it's true that bare aluminum and saltwater are ...
  • Bobby, Agree with all you said, many excellent points and considerations. I have a comment/ update below in your OP copy, regarding the 3 screws having some corrosion: the upshot is that the ...
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