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Jun 22, 2019 02:03 |  #30106

Charlie wrote in post #18881031 (external link)
If you can splurge, the new blue tooth remote is awesome. Connects wirelessly, no cords, extra features.

What brand ?

digital_AM wrote in post #18881337 (external link)
If anyone is researching tripods, this is a great site.

https://thecentercolum​n.com/ (external link)

Ian Norman from lonelyspeck recommends this one as a travel tripod. Price is great too at $300.

https://www.lonelyspec​k.com …ber-travel-tripod-review/ (external link)

Been researching a few Travel Tripods today also, the LS 284c & the LS-324C LS + LH-40PCL head


Here's the difference
LS 284
Load Capacity 22.1 lb / 10.02 kg
Maximum Working Height 62.4" / 158.5 cm
Max Height without Center Column 50" / 127.00 cm
Minimum Working Height 5.7" / 14.5 cm
Folded Length 20.9" / 53.09 cm
Materials Carbon Fiber
Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg

LS 324
Load Capacity 33.1 lb / 15.01 kg
Maximum Working Height 67.1" / 170.4 cm
Max Height without Center Column 54.7" / 138.94 cm
Minimum Working Height 6.7" / 17 cm
Folded Length 22.4" / 56.90 cm
Materials Carbon Fiber
Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg

As you can see LS 284 only extends 50" without center column, holds only 22lbs
the LS 324 extends only 54" only 4 inches higher, not a big difference , but hold 33.1 lbs

Been compared to a RRS at 1/3 the price, same 10X

Sure they both have Center columns that allow each to extend further, but I am not a fan of center columns for stability, especially if you want a 100-400 + 1.4tc for Mtn peaks to get up close and personal when hiking.. Also you have to think about LE and vibrations with center columns. Stability is important if you are in moving streams

The head I would get would be the leophoto LH-40PCL head not the LH 40 for either of the two mentioned above, oh course other brands could be bought.

From all my research this far there will be compromises in all travel tripods, everyone has different needs, and some of the boxes will get checked for some, and some boxes will get checked for others.

I found one Pro Media gear TR344L in a much higher price point that will go tall and get small, it folds to about 23" and weighs 4.3 lbs
Load Capacity: 60 lb
Max Height: 71", Min Height: 3.8" no center column
Folded Length: 23.8"
Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 4.3 lb without head ( not so favorable if traveling or hiking)

B&H recommended 12 travel tripods

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Jun 22, 2019 02:13 |  #30107

Bianchi wrote in post #18881771 (external link)
What brand ?

Been researching a few Travel Tripods today also, the LS 284c & the LS-324C LS + LH-40PCL head

Here's the difference
LS 284
Load Capacity 22.1 lb / 10.02 kg
Maximum Working Height 62.4" / 158.5 cm
Max Height without Center Column 50" / 127.00 cm
Minimum Working Height 5.7" / 14.5 cm
Folded Length 20.9" / 53.09 cm
Materials Carbon Fiber
Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg

LS 324
Load Capacity 33.1 lb / 15.01 kg
Maximum Working Height 67.1" / 170.4 cm
Max Height without Center Column 54.7" / 138.94 cm
Minimum Working Height 6.7" / 17 cm
Folded Length 22.4" / 56.90 cm
Materials Carbon Fiber
Weight 4.2 lb / 1.9 kg

As you can see LS 284 only extends 50" without center column, holds only 22lbs
the LS 324 extends only 54" only 4 inches higher, not a big difference , but hold 33.1 lbs

Been compared to a RRS at 1/3 the price, same 10X

Sure they both have Center columns that allow each to extend further, but I am not a fan of center columns for stability, especially if you want a 100-400 + 1.4tc for Mtn peaks to get up close and personal when hiking.. Also you have to think about LE and vibrations with center columns. Stability is important if you are in moving streams

The head I would get would be the leophoto LH-40PCL head not the LH 40 for either of the two mentioned above, oh course other brands could be bought.

From all my research this far there will be compromises in all travel tripods, everyone has different needs, and some of the boxes will get checked for some, and some boxes will get checked for others.

I found one Pro Media gear TR344L in a much higher price point that will go tall and get small, it folds to about 23" and weighs 4.3 lbs
Load Capacity: 60 lb
Max Height: 71", Min Height: 3.8" no center column
Folded Length: 23.8"
Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 4.3 lb without head

It’s the Sony one https://petapixel.com …bluetooth-camera-control/ (external link)


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Jun 22, 2019 02:38 |  #30108

digital_AM wrote in post #18881727 (external link)
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower was completed in San Antonio in 1931. I had some nice directional light and clouds the morning I shot this.


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I'm still so tempted by this lens. I've always like 35mm more but after getting a 32mm for my APSC M5, I've become a bit more fond of the 50mm FL again.


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Jun 22, 2019 03:15 |  #30109

Dlee13 wrote in post #18881784 (external link)
I'm still so tempted by this lens. I've always like 35mm more but after getting a 32mm for my APSC M5, I've become a bit more fond of the 50mm FL again.

It is an awesome lens. Really sharp from wide open and the transition from focus to oof is really smooth. People say it’s clinical or lacks character but it depends on your mind set. I always thought it produced nice images. Bit of loca at times but not too bad. I owned it twice but just couldn’t get used to the focal length


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Jun 22, 2019 04:38 |  #30110

xpfloyd wrote in post #18881789 (external link)
It is an awesome lens. Really sharp from wide open and the transition from focus to oof is really smooth. People say it’s clinical or lacks character but it depends on your mind set. I always thought it produced nice images. Bit of loca at times but not too bad. I owned it twice but just couldn’t get used to the focal length

I made the promise to myself to not buy any more lenses this year so I'll probably sit on it for the rest of the year to decide.
Maybe there will be a third time for you down the road? Haha


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Jun 22, 2019 06:15 |  #30111

Does anyone know what this covering on the 400mm is? OP at this link, https://www.fredmirand​a.com …/topic/1601396/​0#14888628 (external link)


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Jun 22, 2019 06:19 |  #30112

Dlee13 wrote in post #18881799 (external link)
I made the promise to myself to not buy any more lenses this year so I'll probably sit on it for the rest of the year to decide.
Maybe there will be a third time for you down the road? Haha

Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve done that :D


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Jun 22, 2019 06:20 |  #30113

Bill in Texas wrote in post #18881824 (external link)
Does anyone know what this covering on the 400mm is? OP at this link, https://www.fredmirand​a.com …/topic/1601396/​0#14888628 (external link)

Not sure but it’s awesome!. I hate the look of white lenses


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Jun 22, 2019 06:55 |  #30114

xpfloyd wrote in post #18881827 (external link)
Not sure but it’s awesome!. I hate the look of white lenses

Eddie, I have seen the name Lensskins but can't find a website to match that name.


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Jun 22, 2019 07:28 |  #30115

CV40.

Like a true 'character' lens, there's some imperfections in the rendering....as in the really hard OOF bokeh balls, OOF CA, and nervous rendering of distant OOF details.

I love the 'classical' rendering of this lens for documentary photos as that's more artistic in nature...for more critical type photos I think technically better lenses with a cleaner, more modern rendering like the GM lenses are or the 35 1.4ZA are better suited.

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Jun 22, 2019 07:35 as a reply to  @ Bill in Texas's post |  #30116

Bill in Texas wrote in post #18881824 (external link)
Does anyone know what this covering on the 400mm is? OP at this link, https://www.fredmirand​a.com …/topic/1601396/​0#14888628 (external link)

Could be a custom wrap.

Lensskins are on b&h...


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Jun 22, 2019 08:21 |  #30117

TRhoads wrote in post #18881853 (external link)
Could be a custom wrap.

Lensskins are on b&h...

Probably my search skills at B&H but I haven't seen anything for Sony. I would love not to use the Lenscoat version on the 200-600 though without the extending barrel it might not be bad.


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Jun 22, 2019 08:46 |  #30118

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18881661 (external link)
David I've sold off 6 kayaks.....but added 2, so still with 18 ish boats.
Current favorite to paddle is the P@H Cetus-
http://www.phseakayaks​.com …hp?kayak=Cetus%​20178%20MV (external link)

But when RV'ing the Sea Eagles are the way to go.
If I lived in an apartment the Sea Eagle would be perfect.

Funny brought that up. Poof is scheming a multiday paddle trip. We'll see
what she comes up with. Wasn't that long ago we did a January circumnavigation
of Land Between the Lakes hammocking each night around the peninsula.

I think if she plans one it will be a simple paddle trip on Fontana.


Sheesh! I thought I was bad having 6 kayaks, 2 surf boards, a couple boogie boards, one SUP! I don't feel as bad now!


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Jun 22, 2019 08:48 |  #30119

xpfloyd wrote in post #18881827 (external link)
Not sure but it’s awesome!. I hate the look of white lenses

If you bierd in Florida you'll appreciate a white lens more. I've had a Nikon blackie get so hot it
was uncomfortable to hold.


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Jun 22, 2019 08:48 |  #30120

Bill in Texas wrote in post #18881824 (external link)
Does anyone know what this covering on the 400mm is? OP at this link, https://www.fredmirand​a.com …/topic/1601396/​0#14888628 (external link)

Looks like a custom wrap.


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