April 19th, 2008, 04:04 PM #881
April 19th, 2008, 04:15 PM #882
April 19th, 2008, 05:02 PM #883
OK, I just did that and added a ton of sharpness.
Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets
April 20th, 2008, 08:07 AM #884
Here is the plane that buzzed the LB Grand Prix yesterday.
April 20th, 2008, 10:44 PM #885
The Doll Factory - Home of the LA Derby Dolls
Did this last night. I used the timer and sure enough it took all three bracketed photos. That rules!
April 21st, 2008, 12:14 AM #886
April 21st, 2008, 12:24 AM #887
Okay, guys. The tax return should be deposited in the account some time in the next week. I am in the market for a tripod and head, and I'm looking for recommendations.
I have a Canon 40D that won't have anything larger than a 300mm tele on it on the regular. (I have an 85mm and a 135mm, as well.) I may rent a 400mm some time, but that may be a once a year kind of thing. (Like the Red Bull Air Race next month, which I unfortunately will miss this year.)
So, to recap, the max load will be:
Canon 40D with Battery Grip
300mm w/ the Occasional 400mm
I'm looking at two price ranges:
Realistic: Up to $600
Daydream: Up to $900
What say you?
April 21st, 2008, 07:27 AM #888
April 21st, 2008, 10:38 AM #889
I very much agree with what RinkRat posted. When I was looking for a tripod a while ago I read that very same article and thought to myself "naww, I won't need anything that sturdy / expensive, the $300 range for legs and head will work fine" and now a few years later guess what, I am regretting my decision and am thinking that I need both new legs and a new head.
In addition to the Gitzo recommendation (with no center column), I would recommend Really Right Stuff ball heads as well as their L brackets. If you are thinking about renting the 400mm or anything bigger, having a gimbal head is going to be a huge advantage. The gold standard for those types of heads is the Wimberley Head II, which are very expensive, but a more reasonable alternative that was recommended to me was the #3421 gimbal head by Bogen. One of the reasons I'm not renting big glass this year for Red Bull is that I am questioning my tripods abilities to handle it.
April 21st, 2008, 11:00 AM #890
Originally Posted by rinkrat
Thanks to both of you! I'll read the article later today. I figure, by the time the money is there, I can fit in a few trips to the shop and check out what I've been reading.
Originally Posted by ValleyFan