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Can we have a non-camera, non-lens gearthread?
I recently got a peakdesign slide, because whenever I put my stuff on my Shoulder rig or Monopod for video, the neckstrap would just hand around and annoy me. I gotta say, the system is darn practical, especially because I can attach the neckstrap to anything else that needs strapping, like itself, to form sort of a sling with one free anchorpoint.
More stuff on this, including Tripods, Monopods, Filters, caps, bags, etc.

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>>3123698
I didn't have a camera strap for my 1d mark II so I put on a strap from an old minolta SLR I found in a thrift store.

I have a bad neck so I can't hang the camera round my neck (I don't know why anyone would anyway, it's like 13 lbs of camera+lens) but I guess if I dropped the camera the strap would be the last line of defense I could grab onto before it hit the ground.

I should probably get a hand strap.
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>>3123704
...or make one now that I'm thinking of it...
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>>3123698
The gear thread isn't specific to cameras.

>>3123704
> I should probably get a hand strap.
Also tiring in most instances. Can't you just sling it around your shoulders rather than your neck? There are even dedicated straps for this.
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>>3123704
There are also slings that go over the far shoulder and under the close arm, they usually attach to cameras by a single point. they put load on your body more like a backpack.
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>>3123708
>The gear thread isn't specific to cameras.
Right now I want to stay as far away as possible from the brandfaggotry that has gripped this board. Also, the most current general gearthread is older than the previous /vid/ thread
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>>3123698
Oh shit son, are you me?

I literally just got a Peak Design slide lite the other week and it's just superb. I use it in conjunction with my Fuji XT-10, and Nikon FE.

I'm just a little confused about the attachment you screw as a plate, and loop your anchor through that. It always sits awkwardly, am I doing something wrong?
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Anyone bought a knockoff bag before? I see these Lowepro Hatchback 22L bags on eBay and Taobao for under $30 and they're obviously fake, but it can't be that bad since Lowepro already makes all their stuff in China; right?
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>>3123698
>peak design
bretty good company to be honest. Picked up pic related a few months ago, has been incredible for mountaineering. I just have my dslr attached to a backpack strap, it's super easy to unholster for quick pics.
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I really wanted one of those kitbag or belt attach plates but the ones that look strong are expensive to match - and being a poorfag that $50-70(Cdn) could be better spent on some piece of vintage glass or heck, even film for my neglected pieces of tech.
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jobys 3 way strap is nice and adjustable
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>>3123747
They'll very likely be just fine. Most textiles are.
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>>3123747
do you wanna bet your shit falling out of the bag on it because the seams come loose?
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>>3123786
no, thats why I dont buy lowepro
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>>3123786
That would probably happen anyways with a legitimate Lowepro.
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>>3123747
>they're obviously fake, but it can't be that bad since Lowepro already makes all their stuff in China; right?
Possibly comes out of the same factory as the real thing, just an overrun with no label. Sometimes is, not saying this is, I don't know. It's a $30 gamble
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can anyone recommend a strap for this, i have the black version. I've been using a black leather hand strap for the time being but would like a nice strap just so i can use my hands when not shooting.
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>>3123799
Gordy straps are pretty much the default strap for Fujifilm, Sony, and Leica cameras.
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>>3123799
I like Hyperion Straps, I've had one on my X100T for a while and just ordered a longer one for my X-Pro.

https://www.hyperioncamerastraps.com/
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>>3123799
black paracord. stop being a faggot.
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>>3123713
no. unfortunately.

Joby's plate is pretty good as it is wider and flatter, but you need an allen wrench ("ikea wrench") at all times in your bag to adjust it.
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>>3123829
>using paracord as a strap

you sir are the faggot
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>>3123713

Yea, the peak design plate thing is all kinds of awkward when connected to a strap.

It is intended for the peak design grip and the weird back strap locking thing, and works okay there. But with just a strap? It just makes things awkward.
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Is the gh-3 adapter the only way to mount filters on the Ricoh Gr?
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>>3123698
I have this strap too, but mine's the "limited edition" red one. Great strap, I've tried a lot of other options including BlackRapid etc. and I like this one the best out of anything. Looks damn cool, too.

That said, I still recommend that anybody looking for a simple strap try out the classic Domke Gripper. It's subtle, packs up small (one of my only complaints about the Peak strap is that it doesn't fold up well at all), and stays put on your shoulder. It's pretty cheap by photo gear standards, too.

>>3123704
You shouldn't use the neck strap for anything but a point and shoot anyway, the human body isn't built for the load of an SLR around the neck. Look at photojournalists who carry heavy DSLRs and big lenses all day and you'll see that they mostly carry their cameras over their shoulders.
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>>3124106

I have the red one.

I like it except for the shitty black markings on it. Would look way better solid red.
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What messenger bag do you people recommend? I don't really care about how it looks since I'm only going to use it when I'm out shooting, I just want something that's somewhat durable and easy to access your gear when you're out shooting. I don't have a lot of gear, just the Sony A6000 with the 18-105 lens and I'm going to buy the 55-210 and Sigma 30mm later.

I bought the AmazonBasics messenger bag on a whim because I just need something temporarily but I doubt it's going to be very durable or water resistant down the line, what do you people recommend at like $125 or below?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/bvn/AmazonBasics-DSLR-Gadget-Messenger-Large-Orange-Interior/B00CF5OHZ2/
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>>3124114
apparently they should add some extra friction so the sling won't move. they are pretty slippy though.
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>>3123698
I got that one, very useful and I find myself detaching it a lot while shooting but it's great to be able to reattach when I'm just carrying
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>>3123799
A Peak Design Leash strap or if you're feeling flush you can get an Artisan & Artist strap.
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What are some high quality mini tripods? Something I could carry daily inside my bag. Gitzo GT3320BS would've been perfect but it's not in production anymore.
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>>3124137
I use a Think Tank Retrospective shoulder bag.
There's also Domke, Billingham, and Filson if you can afford them. Otherwise any durable and weather resistant shoulder bag with a camera insert will work just fine.
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>>3124137
A Retrospective 6 or 7 might be what you're looking for.
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>>3124137
The Lowepro Urban Reporter 150 is a pretty good option too if you're a poorfag with a mirrorless camera. I got a stupid good deal on one through a friend that worked at Best Buy since I guess Lowepro was trying to clear their older models to make way for newer ones.
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I have a lumix G7. Usually I do video, but friends keep asking me to do photos at their parties and I enjoy it. So I need a flash. I want to stay compact but it needs full left-right and up-down swiveling. I experimented with other people's flashes. Bouncing off walls&ceiling creates such nice and smooth images.
Recommendation up to 200€?
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Anything wrong with buying this cheap sensor cleaning kit?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Professional-DSLR-Lens-Camera-Cleaning-Kit-Spray-Bottle-Lens-Pen-Brush-Blower-/391373612025?hash=item5b1faf63f9:g:iWEAAOSwYXVY0ZBs
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I have a d5200 but I'd like to go a little bit smaller because while hiking I take a lot more pictures if the camera is out of the backpack vs inside. I thought of buyint an alpha 6000. Is that a good idea?
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>>3124738
Fuji is the only acceptable mirrorless.
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>>3124738

a6000 is one of the best values for mirrorless right now.

I'd say go for it, but it may end up replacing your d5200 completely.
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>>3124790
OK, I should have clarified, I'd sell the Nikon
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Then why did you list it as or best offer?!
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>>3123709
I use my PD strap the same way. Anchores on the tripod collar, strap on my far shoulder, 3.5+ kg gear comfy as fuck, easy to reach, easy use.
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>>3125083
Yeah I always try to go lower on people who allow you to make them an offer, it's a conscious decision on their part to put that on the items page so fuck 'em

I got 65% off a Hasselblad film magazine's asking price on eBay and I received an empty box, somebody busted the box open and stole it's contents, USPS left me a note saying they found it without anything in it, I got a refund but I was still pissed, what an insane deal just down the drain
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>>3124327
I'm looking to buy Feisol TT-15 mk2

on the same topic, recommend me a ball head for it
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tfw no other lenses on sale

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>>3125083
ebay tricks sellers into doing that. it sometimes ticks the "allow offers" or whatever setting by default when changing to only buy it now.
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Why doesn't a 3rd party company like Tamron or Sigma make a lens which can be adapted to work with both Canon or Nikon cameras with no loss of functionality? It's just a little more electronics and an adapter you would screw on or off.
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>>3126082
Why sell one lens for two bodies, when you can sell two lenses for each?
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Can anybody recommend me a better travel tripod?

I currently use the Benro IS05, and it fits comfortably in my sling bag (Lowepro Passport Sling III)

Quick specs:
Folded length: 26.5cm / 10.4 inches
Max height: 151cm / 59.4 inches
Twist-to-lock legs ala selfie sticks
Weighs ~1kg

I'm pretty satisfied with it, to be honest, but I'm thinking there might be something better out there.

Features I'm looking out for versus my current tripod:
Folded length shorter than or just as short; has to fit in my bag
Lever-lock legs
Max height is close;
Weight is lighter or at least close

Sturdiness is good, but it's not an absolute requirement because I use a small camera anyway, a Sony a6000.

Help, /p/?
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>>3123698
Any recommendations on extension tubes? Obviously don't want to spend what Canon wants and the rest all have mixed reviews. Is there anyone here that actually owns a set and are happy with them?
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>>3126147
Just use a pvc pipe.
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>>3126147
i have some " meike" branded ones off ebay for my nikon, they work great
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>>3126082
The Tamron Adaptall system
http://www.tremyfoel.co.uk/photography/Adaptall/TamronAdaptallInfo.html
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Wasn't tamron and/or sigma going to make a sony-e version of their 150-600mm?

I've been waiting so long now.
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>>3123867
Pretty much yes.
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>>3126218
I never heard this. Just get the canon one and adapt
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>>3126250
Even though I've heard good things about the mc11 adapter, I don't like the idea of not having a native mount for it.

I heard about a sony-e mount like 6-7 months ago.
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>>3123698
what are some solid priced mirrorless below $1000 ?
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>>3126294
>non-camera
>non-lens
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>>3126295
well okay what are some interchangable mirrorless that are solid-priced for below $1000 ? i just want something thin, i'm not a pro, i don't go to the wilderness to get shots.
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>>3126296
>non-camera
>non-lens
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>>3126294
Sony a6000

>>3126295
>>3126299
Why are you being an idiot?
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>>3126294
A6000 can be fairly solid for certain types of photography. Maybe check if it works for what you want to do.

>>3126296
Arguably, spending more than $1k is still very interesting even if you are not a pro.

Makes issues you have regularly on a cheap camera / lens a bit less regular.
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should i go fuji x-t2 or sony a7 something? don't really do video
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>>3126350
Nikon D5 or Sony A9 or 1D X II are pretty good if you don't know what you're going to shoot, particularly with the typical "trinity" of zoom lenses or whatever.

But since you probably don't want to spend as much, maybe you could indicate a bit more what you want to shoot and how so we might guess at what lenses and compromises might be appropriate.
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>>3126294
>>3126296
best bang for buck right now is Lumix G7. The Lumix G85 géts you Dual-IS and Weather sealing for just 300-500 bucks more.
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>>3123750
This

I love mine. And the arca swiss plate fits my ballhead on my travel tripod
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wtf the AF-P lenses focus so quickly and quietly
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>>3126294
A6300. AF system on it is baller.
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>>3123708
There is no gear thread anymore. The only reason it existed was due to a paid pentax marketeer.

But he was laid off last spring along with all his colleagues, so he became less enthusiastic about the shilling now.
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>>3126478
I picked up the AF-P 70-300 VR and it's great. Thinking about replacing my AF-S 18-55 with one just because they're only like $80 grey market
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>>3126602
yeah I just picked mine up for $55 on an ebay buy it now listing

It feels a lot nicer to handle compared to my 35 prime except for the aperture
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>>3126609
>35 prime
The 1.8G? Is yours loud as fuck too? Mine sounds like there's a tiny little mouse in there using all of his might to focus it
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>>3126616
yup exactly, takes just a bit longer to focus too
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>>3126223
Ordered it. How dafuq does it take over a month to ship from Japan to Canada off amazon. We got their tsunami debris faster then that.
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>>3123698
What light meter do people use? The camera I use doesn't have a meter. Mainly landscape night shots. I've been leaning towards a Gossen Luna Pro sbc or Quantum Calclite XP
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>>3126690
I've got a Sekonic L-28C and I quite like it. It's a bit convoluted at first and almost like learning how to use a slide rule or abacus when you're come from simple selenium or digital meters, but it's well built and is pretty consistent.
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I paid a buck for this Kodak Easyshare C182 at a yard sale yesterday. Point and shoot digital cameras are probably at the lowest price point they'll ever be right now.

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The peak design straps are pretty good, but the little anchor straps I had were really shitty in the durability department. Nearly dropped my mamiya 7 last week.

Also the rubber printed on the slide strap went all Ginny and nasty a few months into use, and the hinges on the sliders are a bit tight. Overall good stuff, but expected better quality did the price.
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What brand of filters do you guys recommend? Looking for a 10 stop screw in type, but some reviews say they add a color cast like red to the pic. Looking for something reasonably priced.
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>>3127351
I think it's pretty good.

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>>3127377
>>3127351
I think not.
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>>3127376
Cokin or Lee
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>>3127363
I had mine for over a year and nothing is wrong with it. The rubber prints are in tact and the anchor straps hold strong. Maybe you need to wash more often and keep the anchors away from sharp edge junks like old mayimas.
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>>3127378
>$1
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>>3126690
I use my phone
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Does anyone have experience with this thing?
It seems cheap enough but also well equipped.
https://www.amazon.com/XILETU-Horizontal-Handgrip-Photography-Hydraulic/dp/B0713QKG1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501948158&sr=8-1&keywords=XILETU+LS-4
but can't find any review on it online except one in russian.
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What's a good, cheapish, compact tripod for an aps-c sized DSLR?

I was thinking of the MeFoto roadtrip, something from Sirui, or the Manfroto BeFree.

Want something fast to deploy and stable.
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Do I save money and get a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS mk I and a Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC or blow the budget and get the mk II and the Tamron? I mean, for the price of just the mk II, I can buy the mk I and the Tamron, but I always feel in the back of my mind I'll be thinking "What if" if I don't get the mk II.
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>>3127823
Get the Tamron 70-200 VC USD or the G2
Cheaper and similar performance as the Canon one
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>>3127829
I would but I don't like the reversed zoom and focus ring locations /directions compared to Canon.
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>>3127845
You get used to it in a day. It is only an issue for autistic gearfags
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I'm looking for a DSLR camera I can get for less than two hundred quid, second hand. Narrowed it down to Canon D550 and D500. Am I making a mistake? I'm just looking to stick toes in really.
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I have a 20% off code on ebay for up to $50 off. What should I buy camera related? I have a 35mm prime and a standard zoom. Tripod?
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>>3128342
Options include:
50mm prime
70-300mm zoom
Speedlight
Tripod
A nice bag (make a surprising difference)
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What're the ussr turret viewfinders like to use? I don't feel like spending £100 on the Ricoh GV1/2 for my GR, this looks like a funky alternative. alternatively are there any 28mm viewfinders that aren't jolly expensive?
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>>3128384
Buy the Olympus VF1 viewfinder. The square in the middle can be used for the 35mm crop mode, and then the entire frame can be used for 28mm. It's good and they usually go cheap used
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are the peak design capture clips any good? is the pro version worth an extra $30?
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>>3128324
Use your phone.
Get a proper DSLR or MILC when you are commited.
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>>3128415
people rave about them but I found it clunky and awkward, and I felt like a dork. I returned it the next day and pretended I didn't use it

but people do rave about them so maybe it's worth a try.
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should I spend an extra $80 for a carbon fiber version of a tripod, or just get the cheaper aluminum one
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>>3129039
Unless you're lugging the thing everywhere you go, or are hiking, then the aluminium one will serve you just fine.
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>>3124327

Feisol has a really nice carbon fiber one. Cheap, too!
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>>3124327

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1249619-REG/feisol_fett15m2_tt_15_mark_2_mini.html
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can someone recommend a sub-$100 decent messenger bag for traveling
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>>3124327

Manfrotto Befree Compact is great, I've had mine for a little over a year and it gets lots of use. Ball is still tight, and it has a cutout for changing from portrait-landscape without dismounting the camera. Quick release for dismounting the camera too.

They also make a carbon fiber version of it if you're really pretentious.
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>>3123698
I really enjoy peak designs products. The belt clip (capture pro) is pretty nice for just walking around with a small prime lens and the every day backpack is great (although fairly pricey)

>>3123704
I dont hang it like a necklace you put it around your shoulder so that the camera hangs at your side or on your back like a messenger back
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are these chinese camera inserts good?

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Thoughts on Lensbaby and the weird gotta go fast bokeh effect thing they have going on?
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>>3129376
Try soviet MIR lens with reversed front element ( see youtube video) - it can make similar effect, but much cheaper.
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>>3129295
GOOD NIGHT DSLR :3
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>>3129295
GOOD NIGHT DSLR
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>>3129295
Get fucked DSLR, I hope you never wake up. >:)
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>>3129295
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>>3129295

burn in hell DSLR

t.35mm
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Guys I got a DSLR camera 4 years ago for my birthday that isn't Cannon or Nikon some brand called Medion will shoot better pictures than my Cybershot? If so is there a place I can learn the basics of a DSLR?
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>>3129826
Yo, what the literal fuck is that brand?

I mean if that thing is actually 20 MP and lets you do manual control you can probably fuck around and learn some basics much better than a cybershit.

But you may be better off getting a cheap vintage film SLR and some film too, because the quality of that thing is suspect from a company that doesn't really make cameras.
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I know this isn't the lens gear thread but it's all we've got at the moment.

Poorfag, I just pulled the trigger on pic related. I've had some close-up lenses the last couple years which are fun but they're pretty shit. Did I just fuck the fuck up? The Sigma and Tamron 300mm macro is nice because of the zoom capabilities, but they're very slow (like ƒ-5.6+) and the Pentax maco is like $600.

It does have a rather narrow DoF but the shots I've seen are impressive
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>>3129826
That's the brand of computers they sell in Aldi stores. I think the computers are pretty good, price/performance wise, but I've never heard of a camera from them.

http://www.r-photoclass.com/ try this and the sticky for basics on how to use your camera.And google.
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after almost 10 years my 550d got stolen on my last vacation..
looking now to either get the 800d or 77d. I guess I can't really go wrong with any of them, but would like to get /p/'s opinion on them anyway

a bigger camera is no option for me since I use the camera mostly for travel photography and I don't really need the highest high end camera
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>>3130012
Congratulations on your new-found camera freedom anon! Now that you are delivered from the heavy Canikon yoke you are free to purchase yourself a glorious Pentax!

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I'm looking for a solid fluid video head for below 100€
I already got some cheapo 25€ thing from Andoer that isn't bad, but not really good either. It uses ARCA however and freed me from the horrible proprietary plate I used so far.
Is this thing any good? Can't find anything on the web about it
https://www.amazon.com/XILETU-Horizontal-Handgrip-Photography-Hydraulic/dp/B0713QKG1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502281060&sr=8-1&keywords=xiletus+ls-4

Any pointers appreciated
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>>3130012
>likes to travel
>still wants to carry huge DSLR
ok
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>>3130029
looking into the 800d and 77d, since they are not heavy at all, even for my girly arms
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>>3130019
Where the fuck is our real /gear/-thread, pentaboi!? One job etc.
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>>3129887
>>3129826

Medion is the go to brand of Aldi electronics. It's a mixed bag, mostly relabeled China shit, but always at a great bargain price. Some of the PCs were great for the money and ridiculously excessive in options. They literally had motherboards with SCART, PS/2,Optical and God knows what else. My mother had one of those tiny digishit cameras 10 years ago after switching from a film slr, it was so so but not bad given the price. I wouldn't know if a Medion dslr is worth the money, but then again, it was probably dirt cheap
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>>3130184
>>3129996
>>3129826

In terms of tablets and PCs, Medion is most commonly rebranded Lenovo.
I dunno who they rebrand in case of camera
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Does anyone use a level on their camera? I think I may need one.
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Did my first sensor cleaning. Should I leave well-enough alone for now?

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>>3130216
I have like six levels on my tripod of which three of them I actually remember to use - how old is your camera? A lot of dslr's (Even the older ones) have built in levels that are hidden under menus or are available at the touch of some obscure button way off to the side, however a good level is very cheap so I can't really argue against picking one up if you really want it.

>>3130217
I wouldn't be satisfied with those marks on the left side but that dot just left of center is easily fixed with that little round lightroom tool so all things considered it's not that bad - if you have the cash on you consider sending that sucker off to a professional at some point in the near future.

Also, how the heck did you get that much in your rig?
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>>3130217
You need to do another pass.

I usually do two or three swipes (using a clean new cloth every time).
Getting the edges is always tricky though.
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>>3130029
>manlet
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>tfw have a 17-55 lens and a 35mm prime and don't know which one to leave on the camera
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>>3130233
35 Prime my main man, great on Apsc and even better on full-frame
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>>3130233
35 fampai
I fell in love with my 24mm prime the moment I got it and haven't touched my 18-135 since
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>>3130233
The 35 is probably going to be better than the zoom at 35, and maining a prime will make you think more about your photos before taking them which will help you improve.
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>>3130217
>>3130222
I sucked it up and did do one more pass. NOW I am done.

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>>3130315
Such a night and day difference I was convinced you posted a grey image just to fuck with us but nice job, only see one noticeable spot in the bottom right corner but I had to hunt for it.
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>>3130218
>Also, how the heck did you get that much in your rig?
It was that way when I got it.
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>>3130319
Yes, I am breathing a sigh of relief because it was pretty nerve racking. I have very shaky hands most of the time.
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>>3130233
Prime will take better photos overall.

>17-55 "zoom"
What's the point of such a short zoom range anyway?
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>>3130328
It's probably a kit lens - great for figuring out what focal length you like and then abandoning to the back of the closet forever.
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>>3130328
>What's the point of such a short zoom range anyway?

3.2x, it's not that short at all.
Most professional zooms have less. (24-70= 2.9x, 70-200 = 2.8x)
My favorite lens is a 15-30, that's just 2x.
The excellent Sigma 18-35 is also 2x.

And it goes from wide angle to telephoto, so it's versatile.
If it's an f/2.8 (which it's probably not) it's could very well be a damn nice lens.
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>>3130328
The bigger a zoom range you want, the more optical quality (resolution, CAs, distortion, etc) you have to trade away to get it. That's why the pro zooms usually are only about 3x, and why superzooms are not renowned for being great lenses.
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Any suggestions for a camera slider system to buy into that has a solid track and a fair motorized package to purchase at a later date?

Not looking for the best of the best, but you can tell I don't have a ton of money since I want just a slider at the moment.
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>>3130315
oh jeeze, I thought sensor cleaning was just to get rid of spots

This makes me want to clean mine, but then I'm worried about making new marks by just moving shit around

I went through 6 or 7 of those swabs last time

I barely change lenses because it's so hard to avoid getting any particles in there
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I keep losing my eyepiece. I want to glue it so i can't lose it. Is that a bad idea? I think replacement eyepieces are too expensive.
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>>3130895
Just don't buy those overpriced pre-made swabs, make your own instead.
Then you won't care about having to 7 passes.

Also don't try to get no particles whatsoever.
Small particles are fine.
Better to remove only the big particles every 1 or 2 months than to have a perfectly clean sensor for just a few days once a year.
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>>3130903
yes, a tiny dot of water based glue should be just fine.
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how often do you guys clean your sensor? my d3300 has an autoclean sensor function that I think just vibrates it so any particles fall off. Should I be using that after every camera use? I also got one of those big bomb air blower things. Should I be blowing it into the camera to dislodge dust?
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>>3130903
Superglue. You will never lose it and it is easy to peel off later if you do want to take it off for cleaning.
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>>3131055
I use the autoclean at every power on and turning off, if there is a particularly persistent particle or fiber I use a very-very soft brush very-very carefully (around 1-2 times per year).
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Just found out about Meike 6.5mm/2 fisheye lens.

I had a fisheye lens before but I sold it since I didn't get much use out of it.

But this one is so impressive for the price.

Anyone that has it?
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>>3131274
Aberrations out the ass.
Mine is sitting at the back of the cupboard collecting dust and probably developing fungus because nobody wanted to buy it off of me.
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>>3131311
Really? The images I have seen have been pretty impressive with cromabs.

You got any to show?
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>>3131274
it's shit.
but you'll have a 6.5mm for cheap.

buy this guy's >>3131311
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>>3131274
Mostly cheap. It's not terribly impressive.

I think the widest E-mount WA lens I've been sufficiently impressed with hands-on was the 12mm Samyang fisheye, and even there I wished it had a bit more resolving power.
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>>3131317
>>3131319
Shit how?
The quality of the glass holds up really good, the corners are very sharp at 2.8.

Is it the fact that it's a circular image?

I do have samyangs 12/2 by the way, love it.
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>>3131321
> the corners are very sharp at 2.8
Sides and corners are really quite soft, center is okay enough but not fantastic.

Anyhow, it's cheap, but not a fan of this lens.
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>>3131319

Tried the 10mm voigtlander yet?

Pricey as fuck, but seems like a nice lens looking at reviews.
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should I buy a filter for my lens so I don't have to fiddle with the front lens cap every time?
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>>3131432
No, you should *especially* use a cap then.

Filters are on average far more vulnerable to scratching, breaking etc. than front elements of lenses.

They need the cap far more than the original front element does.
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Battery Grips. Are they worth it? They would look cool on my beginner canon rebel and would fool normies into thinking i spent a couple thousand more on it. My battery life is getting shorter and shorter too. Any reason I shouldnt?
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>>3131580
big cameras are ugly
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>>3131602
says the guy with the small dick
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>>3131580
I have big hands so I like them.
But they work better with some lenses than with others. - sometimes they get in the way.

Assuming it's not too expensive just buy one and experiment.
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guys. why should i buy an X70 instead of shooting with my iphone ?
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>>3131663
but you're the one trying to fool normies with fake expensive gear
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>>3131580
You need at least a 7D/D7100 if you want to fool normies with a grip.
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>>3131671
If you're not sure why you should use something other than your phone, just keep using your phone.
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>>3131580
A grip is good for extending battery life, improving burst speed, balancing big lenses with the extra weight.
What it is not good for is light carry and compact kit.
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>>3131805

Mine is so cossy with a grip and small lens though.

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>>3131820
Well, you actually need it to be able to shoot more than 200 shots on a single charge
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>>3131826

That is why I have the pyramid of 6 batteries behind it.

But in all seriousness, I get a day and a half off each battery. Average 700 or so shots. I do turn it off when I am not taking a picture though, boots so fast it isn't really an issue.
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>>3131828
Last time I left mine on when I packed it away. A week later I just took it out, surprised it was on and took the shots. Battery level was full. 2 weeks later, today, battery is half spent, about 400 shots taken on a single charge. 390 are just snapshits though.
Oh I don't have a grip, don't really need one. It's a DSLR by the way.
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>>3131845

So what? Close to 1k off each battery?

Not that far off the 700.

Really looking forward to the a7iii, it will have the nee Z-type batteries which last much longer.
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>>3131848
Do you honestly believe you need a new camera to have newer batteries?
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>>3131849

Well the new Z type wont fit into an older a7 body, so in this case you do (unless you use that crazy battery cradle).
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>>3131805
and for when you wanna shoot a lot in portrait orientation.
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>>3131690
Nah man, there are also *technical* reasons, you know
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>>3131696
No i even rarely shoot with my phone. But i think i will shoot more if i get myself a nicer camera. I mean i have a D90 as well but i guess it's outdated and loud and heavy and big and i just don't like the look of it anymore. So far, i think an X70 will make sharper images than my iphone could, because 16 MP APS-C and i'm digging the point-and-shoot ethic, like just capturing what eyes naturally see, that's a pretty nifty thing to say when ppl ask me. So yeah i will buy myself an iphone 7, so my question is, is it still worth it to buy an X70 ? I know it will make better picture than my D90 that dad bought for me
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>>3131696
>>3131907
Or idk, should i just get Ricoh GR ?
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>>3131908
RX100 V is very nice if you're not interested in using interchangeable lenses.

Older RX100 models also work.
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>>3131915
I still am not sure about that, it can't manual focus like the X70
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>>3131327
No, haven't tried it yet. No idea how well it works.

>>3131580
I prefer carrying an extra battery or two in my bag rather than having it in my hand on a grip at all times.

A bunch of hundred uninterrupted shots are enough for me though, if that's not the same for you maybe you have a good reason to get a battery grip.
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>>3131916
The RX100 V has a very good AF system, but of course you can MF (or also DMF - AFs for you initially when you half-press the shutter, then it switches to MF and lets you do whatever you want).
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>>3131922
But it's a $1000 point and shoot pocket camera with no focus ring and touchscreen. That's a massive joke
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>>3131924
The ring it has acts as focus ring if you want it to.

A touch screen is a tertiary feature if you ask me. I prefer a good lens, good AF, big buffer, fast burst rates, silent electronic shutter option, and so on, and that's basically what you pay for if you get this camera.

If I wanted to use a touch screen I could do that with the smartphone app, but I never felt like using it for that reason. It's generally used as a remote trigger or because I want to forward photos from that smartphone.

And yup, it's only $1k with all the stuff it can do. I wished the same was true for the bigger IL cameras like the D5 or A9 or 1D X II that also have big buffers and fast framerates and fancy AF.

If it's too much money for you anyhow, maybe buy an older model or that X70, sure.
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>>3131926
What do you think of Ricoh GR ? The thing about X70 is that i've seen a lot of reviews of it where it could take a curvy picture if you move and the object also move. Like, that's so smartphone and that's a turn off for me
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>>3131929
Not bad in terms of image quality for a compact. Cheap.

Don't like at all that it can only do CDAF (and it's not really fast even for CDAF), don't like the small buffer, slow burst rate, no smartphone connectivity, video functionality is pretty bad, the flash it has can't be tilted upwards for bounce flash, MF operation is fucking weird (http://ricohforum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=72&t=10507#p59174) and more. And since the camera is not IL, I actually prefer a good ~3x-5x zoom lens on it.

Maybe right for some, but I personally really don't like it.

I think the GR II has smartphone connectivity, but IIRC most of the rest is still the same. Haven't done a hands-on with it yet though.
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>>3131926
But its sensor is 1 inch sensor. Literally smaller than four thirds
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>>3132109
Not an issue
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Is there a disadvantage of keeping OIS always on...?

Made me wonder why you even have an on/off button for it.
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>>3132359
OIS is only usable with static subjects. It absolutely destroys panning and screws up AF.
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>>3132362
Huh, how does it do that?
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>>3132365
The OIS always jumps around constantly resetting making the af focus on anything but the subject and between resets the stabilization makes the background sharp and the subject blurred by motion.
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>>3132359
Not usually, no.

>>3132366
That's not really what generally noticably happens on a decent camera, no.
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>>3132366
>>3132393
The only disadvantage I can think of is the noise when recording video.
But that was ages ago. They are mostly dead silent today aren't they?
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>>3132398
Still depends on the lens. Some lens' stabilizers are actually still making enough noise to be picked up by an in-camera stock mic or on-camera mic.

But I guess you just get the other lenses or mount a directional mic with some spacing, plus maybe just use IBIS with these lenses for video.
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>>3132365

Depends on the camera really.

A modern one like the a9 can track a subject in motion without it causing issues.

But like the other anon said, it can sometimes cause fuckups on older bodies.

Older bodies also used to freak the fuck out when on a stable tripod.

Some lenses are actually loud enough a mic can pick up the motor sound too.
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>>3132410
It doesn't exactly require an A9 or 1D X II or D5 to work.

Most midrange and up modern cameras can do the OIS/AF part okay, it's just the old (and particularly the cheap old) cameras that can't.

Even so, panning is still an arsepain with the majority of cheaper cameras anyhow because of sensor readout jello from rolling shutter.
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>>3131889
hardly in the reasons you posted for wanting one
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I saw just saw footage of the a6500+new sony 100-400mm with a 2x converter.

The IBIS is so impressive.
Is it new technology compared to the a7rii or do they use similar IBIS?
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>>3132545
I think IBIS is ~the same between the A6500, A7 II, A7S II and A7R II, and very useful.

Olympus has an arguably even better IBIS implementation on the EM1 II, it's the main improvement that you could still get over what Sony has.
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>>3132359
>Is there a disadvantage of keeping OIS always on...?

A couple:

- On a tripod it can actually cause more shake.
- When doing panning shots you'll want vertical stabilization but no horizontal as it will fuck up your smooth pan. - most lenses have a special mode for that.
- In video you might get some noise with some lenses (but if so use an external mic, stabilization is too great for video to be switching off)
- There might be a little more drain on the battery (but not much AFAICT).

Never heard of any AF issues which some people here mention.
I suspect that only applies to contrast detection AF.
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>>3132545
Are you sure it was the IBIS and not the "OSS" of the lens itself?

AFAIK for telephoto lenses in-lens stabilization still works best.
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>mfw there's cool gear I want but is compatible with my camera because I'm a Pentaxfag

It hurts.
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>>3132626
Isn't*

God damn it.
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>>3132626
Is it a lens by any chance?
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>>3132635
It is and also some Peak Design stuff.

There is seriously no aftermarket for me. I thought Pentax were popular cameras but I guess not. I'm a noob and I while I don't regret the purchase, I wish I knew this beforehand.
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>>3132654
>Pentax, a Ricoh™ company
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So i bought a Canon F-1, been shooting some rolls of film with it. All good and jolly. However, i want to get a digital camera for low light. The Pantax K-1 looks to be somewhat in my price range and good performance too. Because it has the K mount that has been around for ages, is there a way i can cheap out on the lens and get a older one? 50mm 1.4 or there abouts. 35-70mm would also be cool with as low apeture as possible.
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>>3132661
?
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>>3132712
You can, yes. Anything K-mount will fit on it. (lenses without auto-aperture need stop-down metering, though)

As to whether you should, well, it kinda depends. Some film-era lenses can stand up to a 36MP sensor, some can't. Generally the closer you are to 50-85mm the better luck you'll have with vintage primes. Zooms are always gonna be a mixed bag. Zooms are really quite good in modern times but that "primes are just better" meme got started in the film era when primes really were better.

Look in the pentaxforums lens database for anything you're thinking of buying. There's still a lot of lenses that nobody's posted about shooting on a K-1 though.
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>live in post soviet european country
>selling a lens for 700€
>get accused immediately that I stole the lens
>post proof that I bought the lens new
>nobody wants to buy it because I am "rich" (being able to buy a lens new)

>posting the ad on international forums
>immediately people wish me luck and get 2 PMs asking about the lens

I want to live in cultured polite europe, not lazy bastard third world balkans!
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>>3132740
ther's a fuckload of Pentacks lenses and accessories available and Pentacks is fucking awesome >:|
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the best tripod out there desu
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>>3132654
I never had problems with the availability of lenses.
Maybe you're just not up to par and only need your phone to take photos.
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>>3133399
>>3133402

Gotta love all their modern fullframe lenses.

Oh wait...
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>>3133425
Nægro they have about a dozen current/new FF lenses and that's not counting whatever 3rd party ones might be out there.

https://youtu.be/u5mowuk9ZQo
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>>3133427

>a dozen

Thanks for proving my point. Even Sony's laughable e-mount has more than that.
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>>3133428
>neighborhood brat has 152-crayon box
>can't draw shit
>is nothing but a crayola gearfag
>talented neighborhood kid has 8-crayon box
>amazing drawings
>is a worthwhile crayola artist

Anon if you don't get the point here you just aren't Pentax material
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>>3133432
If you gave the talented kid the 152 count box he would do even better.

There is a reason Pentax has a laughably small market share.
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>>3133433
Anon pls
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>>3133428
Sony has at least 10 redundant 50mm ones.
Pentax has a full lineup of crop lenses for the aps-c system and some of them cover FF well.
I'd like to see sonys crop lineup since aps-c os the one that outsells FF by order of magnitude.
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I still have this old Nissin Di622 MkII flash from my Nikon camera. I have since sold it and now I have an Olympus Pen camera. Is it possible to use this flash through this camera by triggering it remotely? What flash remote triggers should I look at?
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>>3123698
Honest question:

Do you think it would work if I'd get a safety belt from scrapyard and make something on my own?

I'd like it to be longer, to wear it across the chest.
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>>3133559
If you know how to sew and work the material, sure.
Be sure to use strong thread, so not the stuff you would use for simple buttons.
Ask in /diy/ for more info
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>>3130216
I have a 2-way level for my shoulder-rig, because the increments on my camera's level are too big and the increments on a physical level are infinite.
But weirdly, my IRL level and my in-Camera level are off each other way too far. Currently using Lumix.
Does anyone have experience with way-off levels?
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>>3133544
I have the same flash and I use it with my Fuji and other cameras. You have to set it to manual mode and then you can use it with dumb triggers like yongnuo RF603. I have the older set, the RF602 and they work fine, however the 603 are much improved so get them. They should be around $30.
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Samsung NX3000 worth 50usd?

I won't be using it but I'm considering getting it to use as a gift for niece/nephew.

They ought to have smartphones so if it doesn't outperform a modern, 2015+, phone..
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>>3133813
just calibrate it
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>>3130923
The pre-made ones only end up costing around $1 per swab, which you use for to two passes. So, while more expensive, it's not going to break the bank.
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>>3128691

My phone's camera is a complete shit though. Like it struggles to scan barcodes unless the light is just right.
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>>3134449
I've never seen them that cheap.

They are usually something retarded like $5 per swab.
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What do you guys think of Tamrac bags? I've been looking around for a messenger bag that could fit everything i need when i'm out shooting and some of the less-pricy ones seem to have plenty of place for stuff.
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>>3132654
Dude there's like 9 billion legacy lens available for pentax.
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>>3136767
Yeah and they have the same problems "legacy" lenses in general have: questionable sharpness at 36MP, especially anywhere away from dead center, loads of CA, either screwdrive AF or MF. The aftermarket you should want is things like Sigma Art primes (only one of which, the 35/1.4, is made in K-mount), Tamron providing price competition instead of being the OEM because apparently Pentax lacks the capacity to design more than one lens per year (where's the new 50/1.4 and 85/1.4, anyway?), and, if you do happen to be into soft MF lenses, the oddball third-parties actually making their overpriced stuff in your mount.
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I'm close to buying the sigma 150-600mm contemporary for my a6300.
Will be using the mc-11 adapter.

The store has a deal for the sigma 1.4x teleconverter with the lens and I was wondering if this is all compatible for autofocus?

How are teleconverters working today with modern cameras? Will you lose AF if you go above f8?
And will the mc-11 and teleconverter work together?
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Good beginner flash for d7100 ?
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I'm looking for a brace to put on my Bikehandle that has a balljoint 1/4 inch thread.
I'd mainly use it for my SMartphone but I laos want to mount cameras on it. It'll allow me to use my bike as a quick, makeshift tripod.
I do have an Ultrapod, but my Bikehandle is double-curved so it only fits on the rubber handle and I dont want to have to take it off all the time. Looking for something with a solid metal construction
Pic sorta related
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>>3133813
What about a gyroscope with bluetooth to the phone for flexibility? Wait, do those even exist?
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>>3129295
gud nito dslrsan
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>>3137107
Used/refurb SB-600. Good flash and your D7100 can remote control it.
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EMERGENCY HELP ME OUT
I need reccs on tripods for my a7 to take travelling - looking to do archietecture and sky stuff

as an aside and reccs on neato straps?
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>>3137872
The A7 is very light and has an electronic shutter, so you don't really have to go wild with a tripod.
For anything that's going to be pointing the camera up, I'd recommend something with a centre column that you can articulate, so you're not always putting your ballhead down into its drop notch. And for all tripods everywhere I recommend fitting an Arca style QR, and getting a cheap L-bracket from ebay to go on your cam. Protects it, and makes it super easy to flip for vertical shots.
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>>3123698
Shit just got real.

https://m.dpreview.com/news/4840194993/nikon-d850-offers-45-7mp-bsi-fx-format-sensor-7-fps-bursts-4k-video
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>>3137872
sirui t-005x
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>>3137888
>has an electronic shutter, so you don't really have to go wild with a tripod.
Uh, what? The A7 *II* has IBIS, but even that might occasionally need a tripod & electronic shutter won't do much for you that a tripod does.

>>3137872
Dic&Mic E302C
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>>3123698

Anyone know of a GOOD compact printer?

I don't need anything much larger than 4x6 or 5x8 or whatever.
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>>3138105
>Uh, what?
I meant he doesn't need to spend $5k on a miller to keep his camera off the ground, cheese-grade chinese shit like you recommended will probably work fine.
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>>3138125
Canon's Selphy (CP1300 or whatever is the newest top model now) is the best of these.

Can't help that it's an expensive cartridge system that you print with, they all go with that annoying business model. But at least the quality is good & the coating is also a good idea.
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>>3138182

All I really want is good quality, no white borders, and the ability to print matte.

I live abroad and send printed photos back to my family in the States. Am looking for something to make it easier than going to the lab every time I want something printed.
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>>3138152
> I meant he doesn't need to spend $5k on a miller to keep his camera off the ground
I see. I interpreted it as not any tripod, not no expensive tripod.

> cheese-grade chinese shit like you recommended
The chinese tripod is entirely fine and ultimately way overspec'd with its 12kg load capacity.

> $5k on a miller
That's what I'd call "cheese". Figures I'd get a Benro even if I wanted a super heavyweight tripod. Not like those won't do the same job, they just cost only like 15-20% as much.
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>>3137474
you dont think that would be too much flash for a beginner?
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>>3138186
> All I really want is good quality, no white borders
A Selphy will do that. The print quality is good by a high standard & it will do borderless prints.

> the ability to print matte
I think they had matte paper for sale, but I don't actually recall how that looked. The people in my family who use one of these always print glossy.

> I live abroad and send printed photos back to my family in the States.
You could actually print on their Selphy printer over the internet, I think. Heh.

> Am looking for something to make it easier than going to the lab every time I want something printed.
I think it'll do that. But for the sake of argument, it costs more per page than the bigger Canon or Epson inkjets that also print photos well (minus the Selphy special waterproof coating).

And again, even these could be printed to remotely, avoiding the need to send actual photos by mail.
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>>3138192
>I think it'll do that. But for the sake of argument, it costs more per page than the bigger Canon or Epson inkjets that also print photos well (minus the Selphy special waterproof coating).

I am extremely limited for space, a few cents more per print for a much smaller printer is worth it for me.

My old printer could print pretty decent photos, but they don't make the first party ink for it anymore, and the thirdparty stuff is shit.

>And again, even these could be printed to remotely, avoiding the need to send actual photos by mail.

Doubt they would ever bother to do that. Mainly sending to technology incompetent grandparents.
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>>3137107
I haven't gotten into flash photography yet, but am planning to in the near future. I was going to go with a Lumopro lp180 based on the strobist blog.

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2013/07/lumopro-lp180-speedlight-full-walk-thru.html

https://mpex.com/flashes/flashes.html?manufacturer=321
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>>3138193
> I am extremely limited for space, a few cents more per print for a much smaller printer is worth it for me.
Yea, apart from the ink cartridges, it is definitely smaller.

And I wouldn't be surprised if the print quality was better than your old printer (apart from Epson and Canon photo printers, there's not much that does prints as well on home printers).

> and the thirdparty stuff is shit
If you can get "Peach" branded ink (Europe...), that one is pretty much always good.

> Doubt they would ever bother to do that. Mainly sending to technology incompetent grandparents.
This is the printer my grandmother's rich luddite friend (also a great-grandmother, doesn't use dishwashers, microwaves or all that newfangled stuff) picked, but I guess they wouldn't have the broadband internet connection, eh.
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>>3138196
I'd suggest a YN660 if you want manual flash. Costs half as much even with shipping, and while it's not quite as well-designed for the situation where it gets thrown against walls, maybe you can just avoid doing that. It's also a nice to operate, reliable, cheap RF flash system (with the 560-TX and optionally older, even cheaper 560 III/IV flashes).

Godox also has nice devices if you want TTL or very powerful (bigger) strobes.
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>>3138198

My old printer was a pretty pricey epson, but it is probably over 10 years old by now.

I'll see if I can find some other ink one more time, but I am not hopeful.

I will go try this Selphy thing sometime soon at the store, thanks for the info.
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I'm looking for some light gear shooting outdoor portraits.
Would a softbox do the trick and if yes which one would be good to get (well built but not apple product priced) and which flash would be a good start? One from Yongnuo like >>3138202 recommended?
Shooting with a D7200, lenses vary
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I bought a peak design capture clip knockoff from China. Works so far, and seems good. Made a safety tether from paracord that doubles as a wriststrap.

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>>3138397
also shitty phone pics of the thing
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What's the best way of carrying the camera while hiking long distances with large backpacks?
Bag over shoulder/necks: bounces around
In backpack: huge effort to take it out
Clip on backpack strap: big ass thing bouncing next to your face
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>>3138474
i have mine in a swedish gas mask bag that's over my shoulder & clipped to my side.

Yea, it bounces a bit, but outside the big belt harness (so you don't really feel it), and stays put on its side because of being clipped to the backpack.
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>>3138397
>>3138449
Aliexpress? Either way could you link it? I sort of want to look into this one
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Here's the one I got:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271938688988

Here's a pretty identical clone:
http://www.ebay.com/itm//122630908827

note that the plate isn't manfrotto rc2 compatible, but it is arca swiss compatible. I opted for the first one since it was cheaper and had all metal parts. The second one has a locking mechanism similar to the peak design though. I don't think it's that necessary since you have the tightening screw for the plate on the left though.
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>>3138562
this was meant for >>3138544
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I know thos thread is dying out, but anyway.
What do you guys think of the nikon coolpix A? There's a cheap one at the local shop, and I'm thinking of swapping my rx100iii for it.
Slow af, no evf, those I can live with.
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>>3138310
> which one would be good to get
Well, big softboxes tend to be nice for people. And Godox and others have pretty nice models for relatively cheap.

The problem is however whether you'll actually realistically bring such gear along and use it successfully in various terrains and possibly wind, particularly if you generally don't have an assistant for your lighting.

Maybe just try without or just a smaller rectangular softbox (which at most distances won't actually be particularly soft) for now.

> and which flash would be a good start
Still the YN660 if you want cheap.

Godox' Wistro line of strobes should also be a good idea - but they'll be more weight and cost a good bit more.
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Fuji X10 worth $250 canadian bucks? going to try to haggle him down to $200 cash
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none of my cameras are recognising my 24-70 2.8. there's no control over the aperture and it won't autofocus. i feel like crying. what's likely wrong with it? i'll take it somewhere to see how much a repair would cost. hopefully it's cost efficient
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So i bought this lens (canon 24-105L) on ebay, had a filter on it in the pics, and due to the reflection didn't show the state of the front element. The back element was fine. Upon receiving it today, I discovered some scratches on the front element. They don't seem to be deep at all and may be just the coating. Took a few snaps but no obvious optical issues. The guy said "as is" in description, but the Ebay category was sold under Used. How much can I talk this guy down for a partial refund and how much would it cost to repair? (echoing the guy above me)
>>3139699
Did you make sure there's a good electrical connection? Sometimes the mount can be quite tight.
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I'm looking for a camera strap. The type you can wear across your body and reach for camera effortlessly. I've narrowed down my options to

Peak Design Sling Lite
Pacsafe CarrySafe 150GII

I'm usually carrying D750 + Tamron 35/1.8 which gives ~1,2 kg. Pacsafe security features look like a worthy addition, but I won't use the strap daily and PD's design with quicker release looks much more convenient.

What are your experiences with both the straps? Are these anti-theft addons useful in real world?

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>>3139575
Not worth it, and I'm a fujifriend. It's fun to shoot with, but it's got a tiny sensor in a large body, so the iq won't be much better than your phone...
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Help me sort out a new bag.
I have the pic related gear as my one bag solution and am able to carry it all in that bag. I got the bag from my GFs dad and it's bloody ancient and falling apart by now.
What are some good cheap bags to recommend? The large lens there kinda tells you how deep it has to be and the camera in cage how wide at the widest.
It should have zippers and additional side pouches, especially a flatter one for my paper notes and the wallet (my filters are in there)
It should not exceed 55x40x20cm because that's the maximum airlines let you take on as "small carry-on"

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>>3123698
Where could I get a blackrapid tripod mount hook for less than 50 bucks, that's absolutely insane to pay.
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>>3123795
>can anyone recommend a strap f
Been using exclusively Lowepro bags for the past 5 years and the only thing that's gone wrong is I accidentally ripped my raincover off the attaching strap.
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Re-posting this here because other gearthreads went down the gearfag shitter pretty quickly

I am looking for a wide angle lens for my crop Pentax.
Just now I came across a DA 10-17mm fisheye zoom. Reviews say it has the characteristic fishbowl effect at 10-13mm and more of a regular UWA from there to 17mm. It fills the whole frame at 10mm so not the usual circular image pattern.
I figure I can rectilinearize it in LR or leave it in fisheye if I want to. It is relatively cheap and in excellent condition.
Cop or no cop?

I am also interested in fisheye photography and techniques.
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>>3139972
I have the PD Slide wide strap. It is really comfy and it doesn't get hot under the strap like with the Blackrapid designs.
The quick release anchors are sturdy and strong, they don't release easily and hold on firmly.
I'd definitely recommend it, you also get an arca-swiss compatible QR plate as well. Gives a very handy configuration option for shoulder/cross shoulder wearing.
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>>3141713
You should probably just buy a sony.
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>>3129295
GOOD NIGHT DSLR :)
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>>3138189
Not at all, in fact I'd say that anything less isn't enough flash. The SB-600 was Nikon's entry-level speedlight, and I learned to use off-camera flash with one.
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>>3123750
This is amazing when carrying a backpack
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>>3123704
just get a handstrap that has pass-through threads on it. I can go from tri-pod to shoulderstrap to hand strap without ever taking my handstrap off, I just consider it a part of the camera now.
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>>3142337
yeah, the chinese fake is pretty good too
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https://www.dpreview.com/news/4343428297/sony-rx0-puts-a-1-inch-sensor-into-a-rugged-and-ultra-compact-body

where were you when go pro is btfo without any chance of recovery?
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>>3142487
>thin DoF needs AF working all the time
>focus is all over the place, recordings are soft and shitty
I'll take a cheap chinese GoPro knockoff rather than this piece of shit
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Got pic related in the mail today. Took a photo of my father and my dog.
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>>3139972

the best anti-theft is environmental awareness. The most secure strap in the world won't stop a thief from just detaching your lens and legging it.
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>>3142494
And why didn't you post the photos?
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>>3142487
At a 4x lower price, it'd probably be a decent drone camera. Not sure it is quite good enough for other uses.
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THeres an Olympus XA-4 for sale
near me, BRAND NEW in the box for
$175. Should I go for it?
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>>3142565
They have to be developed and its a 10 dollar roll of film that gives me 10 exposures, I'm going to shoot the entire roll of film before I develop it and I still have to buy a scanner.
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Niggor 105/2.8D or 60/2.8D? Considering they're both the same price, the 60 has the advantage of being a normal/portrait lens as well, but takes 62mm filters. The 105 has based 52mm filter threads, and Nikon's 105s are always good.
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What's a good all manual speedlight with built in calculator for distance/aperture/flash power? Looking for something for my manual film camera and I cannot into GN calculations in my head. Those sliding rule ones are great since you just need to fiddle with it a bit to figure things out, but I'd like one that includes adjustable power.
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>>3142487
>No internal 4k
>5 minute recording limit
>No ultra wide lens
>850€

This is not even a competitor to gopro.
And gopro is already a dying fad.
Probably good for actual move production.
And upskirts.
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>>3142935
What focal length do you use the most?
What focal length do you need?
What do you want to shoot?
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>>3142936
>>3142935
Why are retarded people allowed to buy stuff?
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>>3142565
The drawbacks of film
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Any recommendations for these fucking things? Also, would wearing one make me look like an insufferable faggot?
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>>3143793
> Any recommendations for these fucking things?
Nothing first-hand. But there are enough youtube photographer celebrities and internet reviewers that gave their opinions, you should find 'em immediately if you want to look.

> Also, would wearing one make me look like an insufferable faggot?
My opinion is that for the types of photography where you need some always ready dual wield rig like that, you aren't supposed to give a fuck how you look but just get the shot done in the right moment.

YMMV with regards to that bit of philosophy.
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>>3143793
Yes but also are very convinient.
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Can someone recomment a light diffusal option for me?
I have a YN216 as a main video keylight on my portable setup and I'm looking for stuff that can be easily transported. I thought about buying diffusion silk and then just clipping it to the barndoors with clothespins.
I would ideally prefer an umbrella, but that takes up a bit too much space.
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>>3123750
plus one for this. clears room in my bag while hiking and super comfy carrying my heavy camera/lens around
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>>3124137
I've got this and love it
Manfrotto Large Advanced Befree Messenger Bag

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1194097-REG/manfrotto_mb_ma_m_gy_large_active_messenger_bag.html
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>>3143793
Kinda of looks like what I used to carry my kids in.


For 2 camera stuff I'm using a holdfast money maker. I'm sure there is better stuff for cheap but it looks so good and gets more people talking to me when i'm shooting weddings.

Doesn't even feel like I'm carrying two full frame bodies and heavy lenses during a 12 hour day :)
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>>3143793
>Also, would wearing one make me look like an insufferable faggot?

It depends.

Are you a professional with tons of gear shooting important events? No you wouldn't.

Are you a hobbyist with a rabal and a6000, both with only a kit lens? Yes, you will look like a super faggot.
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>>3127381
Mines a good 3 or 4 years old, and it's been to a fair few places. It's not terrible, it's just I expected more considering the premium price it has over more standard straps.

The anchor cord has been quite frayed for a while, but with a pack of anchors costing as much as a new domke strap, it just felt a bit silly to keep buying them... (I've got two wide slide straps, and a good two dozen anchors and other bits), they seem like a good idea bungled by bad quality control.

The mamiya is a recent production mamiya 7ii by the way, worked fine with most straps before.

I bought a whole bunch of anchors a while ago before they redesigned them with the multicolor sheathed cord. The strap Staten had been through a fair few... Issues.
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