Because photo are more than gear, and just chasing the "perfect gear" could only distract you from actually shooting good photos.
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Hopefully someone can provide a scientific answer.Maybe there isn't a truly scientific ones. IMHO, in the old days when most photos were made to be sold to be printed on newspapers, magazines and books (or street ads), I guess formats were chosen also for how well the image fit the page frame design with minimal cropping, especially when there was no digital workflow. And the page design was tied to the available paper sizes.
What's the point of going mirrorless if the telephoto lenses don't shrink in size and weight?
Sometimes I wonder why Canon and Nikon refuse to make something in the same league as the OtusJust look at the history of photography and look why Japanese companies were able to overtake the legendary German ones between the fifties and the sixties. Sometimes aiming too high doesn't help to sell enough.
i definitely looked at the d-lites but found some build issue reports with the units and also the trigger for the camera shoe (skyport issue in general). didn't notice a battery option either. i'd rather go with the bowens gemini myself, if in europe.
I've never heard of the brand prior to this press release.
Rolls eyes ! Pretty well known in Europe at least - they own B+W too...
i ended up with 1 einstein e640, 1 matthews medium maxi steel kit stand, 1 matthews 10lb. boa bag, 1 buff omni reflector, 1 51" PLM soft silver & diffusion fabric, and the cyber commander with the newer receiver for the e640 chassis. total was around $1050 inclusive.
A bit of lateral thinking - as you're worried about reflections on the glass, have you tried a polarising filter?That's not the way you do it most of the times, especially because it may not always be effective. When you can control light, there are far better ways to avoid unwanted reflections.
The biggest thing for me is that I don't like seeing the flash of a speedlite reflect in the bottle. Seems to me like a continuous light would be better suited, but someone had suggested strobes to me. That's why I was asking.
I'm looking for a recommendation on a light kit for a beginner. I want to be able to shoot glass, (bottles, pint glasses, etc) indoors. I'd like to be able to minimize reflections and glare.
I don't mind the postage - potentially a variety of interesting stamps when I get home - but the adventure of finding a post office could well turn into a chore pretty quickly.In some countries, even in Europe, mailing an USB stick without using some special expensive services or a courier, it's the best way to 'lose' them. Post offices may not be open all day or weekends.