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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss Z1 ballhead
« on: August 18, 2014, 02:34:41 PM »
Thanks Rod, but I'm in Amsterdam,the Netherlands...:-)

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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss Z1 ballhead
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:56:55 PM »
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...

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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss Z1 ballhead
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:41:07 PM »
yes,but i mean,can you lock it at a higher level,for instance 5 or so,and then turn in the small screw in with your thumb so that's impossible to go beyond that.Because I can't...


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Software & Accessories / Re: arca swiss Z1 ballhead
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:20:13 PM »
OK,thanks.And you can also set the minimum friction to a high level with the thumbscrew?

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Software & Accessories / arca swiss Z1 ballhead
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:17:42 PM »
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?

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Software & Accessories / Re: Tripod legs locking mechanism
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:20:36 PM »
The easiest and fastest tripod is no tripod at all.Closest to that is a flip lock ,with a one knob ballhead.

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I've worked with the Manfrotto 486 for a long time and I loved the simplicity of it,but indeed it wasn't strong enough.

If you like simple,look at the Novoflex ball 40,almost the same construction as Manfrotto but much stronger.

I also have a Arca Swiss Monoball P0,my favorite now.I don't like RRS heads,to many knobs on the wrong site.
 

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Software & Accessories / Re: Film and polaroid scanner
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:11:06 PM »
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.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Film and polaroid scanner
« on: March 26, 2013, 05:36:15 PM »
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.

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I have the X100 (and make a living with 2 5DIII's) and I'm gonna wait to see what Canon will do with the second M camera before I will invest more in Fuji( or Sony Nex 7 or 8?).

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Lenses / Re: Considering the Zeiss 21
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:32:47 AM »
I also have 16/35 II and 24/70 II and I just bought the Samyang 14/2.8.  Great lens! I 've considered the Zeiss 18 or 21 too,but I think they're to close to 24,so I wanted wider.

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX - The Workhorse?
« on: February 05, 2013, 05:44:37 PM »
I choose for a second 5D3 instead of a 1DX because of the silent shutter.It's less intimidating when shooting portraits.

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Lenses / Re: 15mm/2.8 fish eye as normal wide angle
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:19:51 PM »
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...

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Lenses / 15mm/2.8 fish eye as normal wide angle
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:16:23 AM »
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)

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: eos5m3 registering an AFpoint
« on: January 11, 2013, 10:00:10 AM »
OK.....so how do you submit a feature request to canon?

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