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  1. Aushiker

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    My library has now grown ... probably got one to many Lightroom books and after a quick look last night after they arrived I think Martin Evening's title probably is more than sufficient. Anyway I now have:

    The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers by Martin Evening
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 - The Missing FAQ: Real Answers to Real Questions Asked by Lightroom Users by Victoria Bampton

    Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers: A professional image editor's guide to the creative use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC by Martin Evening

    Regards
    Andrew
     
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    Thanks. That one is on my wish-list. Just waiting for it to go on special at JB Hi-Fi or somewhere else. JB's price is $199 so comparable with your listing.

    Andrew
     
  4. Aushiker

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    BTW thanks for heads-up on Ozbargin .. another website now being monitored :)

    Andrew
     
  5. perz

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    Ordered on Saturday and arrived today.
    Super fast delivery from HK!

    Sirui T-025X :)
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    DSC_7626 by personicperz, on Flickr
     
  6. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

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    Keen to hear your thoughts.

    I want some Travel legs and these look the business.
     
  7. johnspartan

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    Sony 70-400G2 arrived after I went to Bathurst! oh well there is always next year
     
  8. perz

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    Had a little play around with it just then so here are some of my thoughts.
    Quite windy today so I thought it'd be a good test.

    The good:
    - Very light, like... EXTREMELY light (can be a drawback though) 1.2kg mate. :thumbup:
    - Size; fits INSIDE my Lowepro Flipside 400AW :eek:
    - Build quality, feels superb
    - Decent ballhead (I had a D610 with a Sigma 35mm and it was held on solid)
    - Quick to set up and adjust
    - Dat carbon fibre. :weirdo:

    The not so good:
    - Doesn't like windy conditions... cause it's so damn light! (hang your bag underneath and it's fine)
    - Normal stance (is this the right term?) feels a bit unstable when fully extended. I left the last leg inside for most of the time cause I didn't really need it.
    - Centre column is a bit unstable when fully extended in windy conditions.
    - Twisty adjustments aren't for everyone. I quite like them though.
    - Carabiner is a tad too small for some bags. Thinking I might buy a slightly bigger one.
    - No spikes, I personally don't use them but some people might.

    It looks like there's more negatives than positives but the positives easily outweigh them. But remember, most of it is due to the wind. Block the wind and you're laughing. ;)

    All in all, I'm very happy and it really did surprise me that it held my gear so well for a tripod aimed at mirrorless and compacts (so they say). :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Aushiker

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    Received in the mail today a Dsptch camera wrist strap which looks pretty good and a standard camera slip strap which is less impressive.

    Andrew
     
  10. Scootre

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    What HK reseller did you get it from and how much was it?

    Liked your mini review. What camera / lens combo are you using it with? Edit: sorry, missed you'd said D610.

    I have a 5DIII so wondering how it would go? How big a lens would you feel comfortable using on a DSLR?
     
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  11. perz

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    $255
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181531904269?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Had a D610 on it with a Sigma 35mm 1.4.
    You could have a little bit more on but you'll have to really tighten the ball. No biggy but there may be some movement if you're planning on really packing on some weight onto of it.
     
  12. RnR

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    Increasing my Zeiss snobbery... Contax 50mm/1.4 and 135/2.8 :thumbup:
     
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    Zeiss. Drool.

    I had a former life of Zeiss (Hasselblad) and Schneider / Rodenstock on large format. When I moved to Canon DSLR, it killed me having anything other than L lenses. But I love the Zeiss.
     
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  15. Aushiker

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    They also sell the aluminium version for 149 which is a bargain if I've ever seen one, 200gram difference for $90
     
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  17. Deftone2k

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    Some good deals there. I just want a little bit more height, but wondering if that is unrealistic in a travel tripod.
     
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    Might get a bit too unstable once you go higher, unless they thicken the bottom legs which would make it heavier and bulkier.

    Good prices though, I went with ebay purely cause the girlfriend had a $20 off voucher. :p:thumbup:
     
  19. Deftone2k

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    Yeah I am thinking I should aim for something a bit longer (leg wise, even 40cm collapsed) as I dont like extending the the center column so high normally).
     
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    Must... resist... haha
     

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