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Does anybody own the MindShift Gear rotation180 Professional? How is it to work with the rotationg system? Carrying comfort good? Or better to take think tanks backpack?
It is an expensive backpack (price in Euro is the same as in Dollars! ( a plus of near one third), but the rotating system (copied from think tank), looks quite interresting.

As I am still looking for an backpack for hiking with an "easy access" to the camera section without removing the backpack from the back, I tested 2 in the meantime.

The first, the contrejour 40 from click elite was a little bit tricky, because first, the price is more than 50% higher than in the US!  Second, there is an new model of this backpack existing, but was not shipable in January. Third: So I got the old version with freaky zippers that got stuck every time I opened the side access compartement. -> I sent it back.

The second was the Evoc cp26. An very well built backpack, but a little bit to small for hiking if you want to carry some food with.

Another one, I want to have an look at, are the Benro backpacks with the side access. Any suggestions with benros Ranger pro 400 or Beyond 400?


Software & Accessories / Benro backpacks - any experience?
« on: February 25, 2014, 03:06:18 PM »
I am still looking for an well built daypack for  6D/7D plus grip, 100-400, 70-200, 100mm macro, flash and 1-2 smaller lenses (50mm, 28mm, 60mm macro).

I found benro producing backpacks too.
Does anybody have an experience with one of these models?:
Beyond 400N, Coolwalker 300N, Reebok 300N or Sherpa 600

Much thanks

EOS Bodies / Canon EOS Rebel Kiss X70 Specs
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:43:27 PM »
Canon EOS Kiss X70 Specifications:

    18MP APS-C sensor
    DIGIC 4

    3 fps

Looks like recycling of older sensors....

Lighting / Advice needed: Mobile Flashlight device
« on: December 21, 2013, 04:51:13 AM »
Dear community, I need your help:

I am looking for an well built mobile flashlight device set (Bouncer,beautydish,... - as much options as possible) that can be adapted to an Canon EX550 or 580 flash. I own a mobile flash-powered softbox, but more is needed. The adapters should be robust.
My youngest son needs it for school´s art class.

Much Thanks

Software & Accessories / Backpack for snowwalking & ski tours
« on: December 01, 2013, 02:38:41 PM »
I bought an new photobackpack for wintersport (skiing, snowwalking). Camera access  from the back and from the side, about 36l volume. But the quality of this US backpack was not good. The zippers got stuck and the whole frame bent under the weight, so I felt every lens through the unpadded backpart. 1 time returned, the new one was worser then the first one...

So I am looking for an backpack again.
It should have back and side access,  comfortable to carry, About 40-45l volume, enough room for 1 probody and an 70-200L lens, 2 lenses in the size of the 24-70 2.8, 1-2 smaller ones.
Tripod, flash, filters. No laptop. And enough room for clothes and food.

Does anybody know such an backpack?
If no one knows an alternative backpack, I would think of buying an F-stop Tilopa.

Much thanks

EOS Bodies - For Stills / DPreview: Canon EOS 70D Review posted
« on: October 31, 2013, 02:42:30 AM »
A Review from DPReview:


http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canon-eos-70d/19: "It's only really the smaller viewfinder, less substantial-feeling construction and a couple of minor complaints surrounding JPEG defaults and white balance that count against the 70D in our scoring. Overall, the Canon EOS 70D exceeded our expectations in the autofocus department, and satisfied our needs as a quality enthusiast camera for a wide variety of shooting situations. "

Third Party Manufacturers / Nikon patent: Changeable sensor
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:33:45 PM »
(Sorry article in German)



Maybe in a few years someone invites a Crop and an FF sensor to change - Great idea!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / IQ of 70D - Need your experience
« on: September 29, 2013, 06:20:57 AM »
Back from Africa, I am have to buy an new Camera, as some Africans misunderstood our friendship and took our money and valuables.
The travelling insurance offered 2000€ for the 2 bodies, 7 lenses, tripod, and a lot of other stuff. Inacceptable.

Looking for an Crop Camera (no FF, as Canon will meet the D800 next year), I tend to buy an 70D. The AF has been improved, as many reviews show.

My question is: How good is the image quality at 100-1600 Iso in real life? I looked at the new DPreview comparison chart and can not see many improvements, the Nikon D7100 seems to be a little bit better. Am I right?
I know the IQ of the 7D and 60D and 100D. Is the 70D better?

Much thanks

EOS Bodies / 70D @ Dpreview
« on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »


"We're working towards completing our review of the Canon EOS 70D and have been shooting our test scene with a production camera. We've published the test shots, including downloadable Raw files of both the daylight and low light scene. The EOS 70D review will also be one of the few chances to see our outgoing test scene and our new, more challenging, more informative scene alongside one another. Click through to see how it performs.

Now we have a production-standard EOS 70D we'll be forging ahead to get the review completed as soon as we can. In the meantime, here's a chance to see in close detail and in challenging lighting, how Canon's Dual AF Pixel sensor behaves."

For me, the D7100 is a little bit better in sharpness.
But interrestingly, the Fujifil X-Pro 1 has an quite better IQ at higher Isos in Raw. And the 5D III is superior.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / New comparison chart @ dpreview
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:27:04 AM »

Well done. I hope they add those shots to all "good" cams they tested.

By the way: There is an old bank note in the lower part of the picture. It let me smile when I recognised, that this old bank note came from Austria in the mid of Europe. I wonder, how this came to the USA and jonied dpreview´s chart. ;-)

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