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Can anyone recommend me a good tripod for DSLR cameras? I would really like one with angle snapping so I can stitch panoramas. (would be awesome if it had both pitch and yaw)
[QUOTE=Stiffy360;52122943]Can anyone recommend me a good tripod for DSLR cameras? I would really like one with angle snapping so I can stitch panoramas. (would be awesome if it had both pitch and yaw)[/QUOTE] What's your budget, and do you want ones with the middle column? Also, build quality, weight, are you looking for a travel tripod or other kinds? If you got shit load of money, Gitzo, sturdy and light as hell Otherwise, you can consider china brands like hpusn or sirui
[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52119699]Looking for a 6x6(doesn't have to be strictly 6x6), but not a TLR. Looking at the mamiya rb67 possibly, but I'm looking to see if there is anything lighter. I would like to try shooting portraits[/QUOTE] mamiya 6
I've got a Slik tripod. It's lightweight, but it's pretty all right. Works well enough for what I use it for. Generally photogrammetry, but it helps with landscapes.
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[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52119699]Looking for a 6x6(doesn't have to be strictly 6x6), but not a TLR. Looking at the mamiya rb67 possibly, but I'm looking to see if there is anything lighter. I would like to try shooting portraits[/QUOTE] I have a mamiya rz67 with a 100mm 2.8 and it's fucking incredible for portraits. but I could literally benchpress the thing. it's not only heavy but also really unwieldy and awkward to carry around so I only ever use it on a tripod. as a studio camera it's good (same goes for the rb67)
[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52123973]What's your budget, and do you want ones with the middle column? Also, build quality, weight, are you looking for a travel tripod or other kinds? If you got shit load of money, Gitzo, sturdy and light as hell Otherwise, you can consider china brands like hpusn or sirui[/QUOTE] Was looking for something that wouldn't be too cheap or too expensive. Something mid range $30-$80. Weight wouldn't be a huge problem or issue. The main thing I wanted was some kind of direction snapping if that's a thing.
[QUOTE=Stiffy360;52126629]Was looking for something that wouldn't be too cheap or too expensive. Something mid range $30-$80. Weight wouldn't be a huge problem or issue. The main thing I wanted was some kind of direction snapping if that's a thing.[/QUOTE] Why would you spend 30 to 80 bucks on a tripod? The legs are wobbly as shit at that price range
[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52126801]Why would you spend 30 to 80 bucks on a tripod? The legs are wobbly as shit at that price range[/QUOTE] Can confirm, the legs on my tripod are wobbly as shit. I get around it by using my phone as a trigger.
Hell, if you wanna be budget make sure you spend money on a decent one I have a old tripod, cost around 100 bucks, I have no need, but if you can pay for shipping I'll give it to you
[QUOTE=Stiffy360;52126629]Was looking for something that wouldn't be too cheap or too expensive. Something mid range $30-$80. Weight wouldn't be a huge problem or issue. The main thing I wanted was some kind of direction snapping if that's a thing.[/QUOTE] Even $80 is gonna be pretty low for a decent tripod. Consider the value of the camera and lens you're sticking on the tripod, is it really worth it to cheap out and risk damaging your equipment? If you can up your budget to $130 or so you can get a Manfrotto BeFree or MeFoto Backpacker which are pretty decent, compact and somewhat lightweight tripods. I'm not really sure what you mean by direction snapping, but panoramic ballheads will generally have a degree scale so you can see how much you've rotated, and a lot of heads have spirit levels on them so you can check your tilt. Also, what camera/lenses are you using? Their weight will affect your choice, for sturdy shots you generally want the load capacity of your tripod to be double the actual weight of your gear.
[QUOTE====;52129352] Also, what camera/lenses are you using? Their weight will affect your choice, for sturdy shots you generally want the load capacity of your tripod to be double the actual weight of your gear.[/QUOTE] This, heavy lenses can weigh down your ballhead, if its vertical, your camera might slide slowly. Also, what os do you guys use for Post processing and DI? Mac or windows? I know almost everyone in the industry uses Mac, but what's wrong with windows?
I use both Mac and Windows and I don't really see a difference in my opinion. Maybe like slight design differences but the programs the same.
i think most people will use whatever computer they happen to own
[QUOTE=Pickwickian-;52135725]i think most people will use whatever computer they happen to own[/QUOTE] Yea, but within the industry, it seems like mostly macs, and compatibility is annoying especially with HDDs.
that is industry though most people in this thread are amateurs? these are two very different arguments
Don't have pictures of it right now but my school just got a Epson 9900 and its amazing. To put it into perspective the biggest printer we had before this was a Epson 4900. I already did a 40" x 30" print. It came out terrible but my boss told me to do it so...
[QUOTE=Ignhelper;52130992]This, heavy lenses can weigh down your ballhead, if its vertical, your camera might slide slowly. Also, what os do you guys use for Post processing and DI? Mac or windows? I know almost everyone in the industry uses Mac, but what's wrong with windows?[/QUOTE] All the adobe programs are exactly the same on osx and windows, also more pro-level stuff like Capture one is exactly the same on both There's a few odd things that you can only get on either windows or osx but I can't think of any off the top of my head For hard drive compatability format as exFAT and you can use it on both [editline]22nd April 2017[/editline] I have a mac and a pc but I prefer using windows, just feels much faster and more efficient - finder is a really weird piece of software for folder and file management [editline]22nd April 2017[/editline] I actually ended up putting windows on my macbook for a bit because osx kept pissing me off lol
[QUOTE=Pickwickian-;52135816]that is industry though most people in this thread are amateurs? these are two very different arguments[/QUOTE] Yes, but industry or not, there is a tendency that macs or macbooks are recommended for photography, videography and graphic design
because mac is plug and play and in general their displays are better than windows laptops.
for workstations it seems to not matter but for laptops apple seems pretty top notch
Aren't Apple's monitors generally more color-accurate long-term? I thought they had fewer issues with drift, but that might be an early 2000s legacy thing. I'm not really up on modern computing hardware.
as best as I can tell, the whole mac vs. pc argument (as it relates to designers and photographers) is based in 2000s and early 2010s hardware and nowadays there is functionally little to no difference between the two, unless you're shelling out mad $$$ for a huge retina display or something
Hey I remember someone posting that it would be interesting to see how differently people edit images and I thought about it just now and was thinking of making a thread about it. But I only really have my own raw files so if we all post an unedited picture in this thread we can all vote and get a say in what picture we all edit and then we make a thread for it? I think it's easiest if we only count agree votes so rate agree on the image you think we should edit. Votes on your own pictures doesn't count. Let's have a deadline on Tuesday 17:00 GMT +2, the one with the most agrees then will be the one we edit and a separate thread will be created. This is my unedited contribution: [img]http://i.imgur.com/NuVCISPh.jpg[/img] Here's the link to the raw file: [url]https://www.dropbox.com/s/bps48ukvhce3gb1/DSC_6186.NEF?dl=0[/url]
I think that's a great idea. As an aside, I kind of misread your post and edited the picture you posted. I like how it turned out, and I think there's a lot of creative opportunity in something like this. Here's my take on yours, if you're interested. [img]https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2842/34209148352_2a0994d78f.jpg[/img]
[IMG]http://puu.sh/vBYJm/cbcc25e7b6.jpg[/IMG] ohh pick me pick me [editline]aldfjk[/editline] why is this being rated funny i worked hard on this
Yeah, did you mean we post before-and-afters of our own photos or how we edit the same RAW? :vs: Because if the latter, here's mine [img]http://i.imgur.com/o0RhTwy.jpg[/img]
Jesus guys you're supposed to post your own unedited images and then we make a thread jeez, you all get C minus for bad reading.
Hey you weren't being very clear so we're all in the wrong here :vs: But I think the idea is good regardless
It was probably clearer in my head... So if you're up for it post your unedited pictures and then tomorrow we'll make a thread.
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