...and nothing like a camo first aid kit. Oops...I dropped it somewher...aaaaah. Camo kit + camo'd users = lost dead body that'll probably never be found.
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@Mt Spokane Photography: great, I'm expecting to hear back from a few repair centres next week.
@docholliday: Thanks a bunch, really like you approach!
Regarding the 90deg usb cord, Is it correct that the 5d mark2 needs a "right" version?
I am a very sarcastic guy, but in this case, I'm not joking. Ken Rockwell is the man who, among other things, says that you shouldn't waste your money on a tripod and that the 28 f/1.8 is a great lens (because it's good at f/8). Even his lens reviews contain statements about what happens when he shakes lenses. I don't take anything he says seriously.The problem with Ken Rockwell is comparing zoom with primeActually, I think the problem was just Ken Rockwell doing anything
I know you joking.
I've had multiple Manfrotto plates crack in the pot metal (on my Hasselblad 203FE, no less). Plus, I don't use the Manfrotto QR system. I use the Arca-Swiss system.Whoa! Multiple fails. I can understand why you switched to Arca-Swiss. That's statistically extraordinarily bad luck.
Just out of interest and relevant personal concern, were they genuine Manfrotto or clone RC2 plates?
This crap isn't photography, it's I'm good with photoshop FFS. I wouldn't buy any of these. It's not talent, it's some kid who taught himself how to photoshop. Real talent is being able to pick up any camera, and getting "the shot" right on the spot. Like Chase Jarvis and Zack Arias.
If you use a tripod often, don't look at those - the usage of the 1/4-20 to mount to sucks balls. I hate having to unscrew and screw the stupid adaptor all the time. I prefer using the Op-Tech sling kit from the right strap lug to the bottom strap lug on all my 1-series bodies. With the quick-release clips, I can even take the strap off instantly if I don't want it on the camera when tripod mounted (prevents wind induced vibrations from a strap blowing around).
I mounted my Black Rapid strap screw to a manfrotto quick place adapter
and mounted an RC2 plate to my camera. This allows me to quickly attach/detach the camera from my BR strap and quickly attach it to my manfrotto monopod/tripod.
I know I am going to sound like a pedant but there are too many people with poor posture while taking photos.
I see this all the time while attending photowalks. People tend to shoot like overgrown bats with elbows away from their bodies. Bad posture results in too many OOF shots that people can possibly imagine.
My system is simple, elbows tucked in, balance body against anything that is available (if possible) and don't breathe while taking a shot.
I'll give you a +1 on that, I love the people that zoom in or out by leaning rather than take a step. Sometimes they lean so far that you can see the muscle tremors from the strain as wall as the bad posture sway. Must be a miracle if they get in focus pics.
I have a 1d mark 3 and the pixel is more than enough for internet and anything less than 20x20 print. I can even crop a photo very tight and still come out with a good print. How much more with the 20+ pixel of 1ds mark 3. I've rented the 5d mark 2 and 3 and personally i don't like the file they produce. Unlike the 1d(s) series, i can push their file and still give me a good result. I did the same with the 5d's and i didn't like the result.
Bottom line: get the 1ds mark 3