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Mar 07, 2018 22:45 |  #13291

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There's an option now, "find my drone". Not sure how well it works but I hope I never have to find out.:lol:

There is hardware for drone flyaways. Marco Polo, for example, and Trackimo. Not cheap, but less expensive than replacing a lost drone.


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Mar 07, 2018 22:46 |  #13292

Carlo, one of the gadgets I got for video.

Not as good as a gimbal, but I'm thinking I may end up using it more due to sheer size.

It does get footage much more stable, but not on the level of a gimbal/steadicam.

The build is a tiny bit rough, even though they claim it's aircraft grade. The wrench like head is to clip onto a belt and act like a monopod..... SOOOOOO COOOOOOL ;-)a


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Mar 07, 2018 23:08 |  #13293

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Carlo, one of the gadgets I got for video.

Not as good as a gimbal, but I'm thinking I may end up using it more due to sheer size.

It does get footage much more stable, but not on the level of a gimbal/steadicam.

The build is a tiny bit rough, even though they claim it's aircraft grade. The wrench like head is to clip onto a belt and act like a monopod..... SOOOOOO COOOOOOL ;-)a
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Nice! What is that anyway? Looks a lot less cumbersome than this gimbal

I was playing with video on the a7riii today, and it's actually pretty stable. I mean you can walk with it like a gimbal, but handheld in a fix position its nice and smooth


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Mar 07, 2018 23:13 |  #13294

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My dad who’s 65, recently asked me he wanted a camera to take for California for a wedding of his close friends son. I bought him a refurb a5100 with 16-50 for $350. It worked out great, the small package was very easy to carry, the touch screen was easy for him to use coming from using smart phones, and the flip up screen allowed him to take some selfies, lol. Extra bonus with the 16-50, it has three ways to zoom, using the rocker on the lens, the manual zoom on the lens, but the body has a rocker for lenses that have a power zoom, so I assume it’ll work with the 18-105 as well.

Thanks for that suggestion. That is what I suggested to my dad. Looked more into it, and it seems to be basically the A6000 without the EVF (which they don't need), but with a touchscreen, which they'll probably like.

In other news, just received my Batis 135 2.8 today :). Already evening, and I'm working a bunch of overtime, so wouldn't have much of an opportunity to test it out for a while, but indoors (with flash, because I have the worst lighting), it's quite sharp, and not too heavy. Probably about the heaviest I'd want my lenses to be from this point on. The less, the better. Does not seem to have any de-centering from pictures taken of a bookshelf and stuff.

One thing of concern is that the lens is pretty wide, so the way I'm holding the camera right now, the edge of the lens kind of rubs against my middle finger when I'm holding the camera. Will try to expedite my search for a grip extender of some kind, perhaps that will help with the issue. Looking at fake RRS plates, at some wooden extensions, and at some leather half-cases (in the 20-30$, 55-90$, and 100$+ ranges respectively, from what I can find).

Anybody using anything of the above listed extenders and has any impressions to give? Or anything else that I might've missed?


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Mar 07, 2018 23:31 |  #13295

mystik610 wrote in post #18580072 (external link)
Nice! What is that anyway? Looks a lot less cumbersome than this gimbal

I was playing with video on the a7riii today, and it's actually pretty stable. I mean you can walk with it like a gimbal, but handheld in a fix position its nice and smooth

I have been trying to avoid a gimbal for the longest time, did have a steadicam in the past, and the bulk generally turned me away, but love the results. I’ve tried other techniques with mild success, haven’t tried rig types till now. I thought the handle rig would be the main use for this, on top of the attractive low POV, but I think the belt clip was even more steady. I also have the Zhiyun crane coming this week, those things are great bargains, so I decided to try out.... but this rig seems much more practical.


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Mar 07, 2018 23:45 |  #13296

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be careful with Variable ND's...the results often look like this...

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I just happened to be making a slide about this very issue for a presentation tomorrow night...

I've been using the Singh Ray Vari-N-Trio for years and never had that issue. Granted, it ain't cheap, and it will vingette on an UWA so I don't think I've gone wider than about 20mm with it.


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Mar 08, 2018 00:04 |  #13297

Mc11 got a firmware update that apparently corrects the inability to focus outside the central thirds of the frame. Going to try this tomorrow. Seems there's a constant jockeying between the Metabones and Sigma being better based on whatever firmware is available.

Still hoping to see what Metabones does with the a7riii via firmware


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Mar 08, 2018 00:22 |  #13298

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Mc11 got a firmware update that apparently corrects the inability to focus outside the central thirds of the frame. Going to try this tomorrow. Seems there's a constant jockeying between the Metabones and Sigma being better based on whatever firmware is available.

Still hoping to see what Metabones does with the a7riii via firmware

That's interesting you bring up the jockeying. I did notice that T&C Northrup were raving about the MC-11 with the A7III but when they did a specific review of it a while back they talked about how it wasn't very good lol. Looks like those firmware updates are coming in handy. Also I think it's great that they release new ones so quickly that seem to be effective.


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Mar 08, 2018 00:46 |  #13300

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Nice! How long do you have to sit waiting to get a shot like this?


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Mar 08, 2018 00:53 |  #13301

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Nice! How long do you have to sit waiting to get a shot like this?

Haha I have no idea how to answer that.
On this past trip I racked up several hundred similar. Great Egrets are plentiful there....this shot though was rare in that he(she) flew
really close.....also depends on where you are. On the trip we hit several venues, the big ones were-
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Google images Alligator Farm rookery and you'll see if you point the camera you can't miss!


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Mar 08, 2018 02:20 |  #13302

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There is hardware for drone flyaways. Marco Polo, for example, and Trackimo. Not cheap, but less expensive than replacing a lost drone.

SB I went a different route. I added the Spark to my personal articles policy with my insurance company....for any reason replacement just like
my camera bodies and good lenses.


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Mar 08, 2018 02:22 |  #13303

Did you guys discuss the new FE Tamron 28-75?
I wonder what it will cost?
At first glance I remembered my Canon mount 24-75 and the SIZE and WEIGHT, then
saw what this new entry weighs in at and suddenly became interested.


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Mar 08, 2018 04:43 |  #13304

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So for video your SS should be 1/(2 x frame rate)....So in full sun at fast aperture I might need to cut the exposure quite a lot, as my shutter speed will be at 1/60s

I think the problem with faster shutter speeds while shooting video is when shooting motion. Shooting wide open with a fast lens means fast shutter speeds which freezes action on each frame which will cause a jerky look, especially when shooting motion at 24fps. The idea of slowing down the shutter speed by using an ND filter is to eliminate that. This will give your video a more cinematic look.


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Mar 08, 2018 04:49 |  #13305

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The clouds in the background really adds to the image I think.


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