i don't want it to go lower then for example 4,and that's where you're supposed to use the small knob for.BTW,the numbers are not fixed,you can turn the number scale only,without changing the friction. Anyway,I'm gonna take it back to the shop,unfortunately it's an internetshop...
Just bought a new Arca Swiss Z1 ballhead.Very strong indeed,but I found there is some play in the main friction knob.Also it's a bit difficult to use the small minimum friction(thumb) knob for a higher level of friction.Is this normal or do I have a bad copy?
yes,it may take some time to figure out a nice set up,but for me now it works much easier and the quality is much better then any scanner I 've used before.I use a spirit level for alignment and shoot from a heavy tripod straight down with milk glass and a flash from the bottom.Mostly 35mm slides.
forget scanners,if you have full frame, buy a macro lens (second hand 2.8/90 Tamron if you're on a budget) shoot at f8,in RAW,100 iso,focus with live view,and the quality will be amazing,and the workflow much easier.
thanks for your reaction.So should I sell the Samyang and use the 15 mm fisheye instead(lens corrected)? It's much smaller and lighter.As far as I can see the quality is quite good,and the only disadvantage is you have to guess how much will loose of the frame after software correction.
By the way,what I would like most is Canon making a small fixed 16 mm/f4 lens...
why does a 15 mm fisheye , corrected in ACR,so that the lines are straight,still have a wider angle than a normal 14 mm? I've made a comparison with 16/35 (II) ,15 mm fisheye, en samyang 14 mm,and I think the fisheye,lens-corrected,is the sharpest.(all shot at 2.8,same white balance)