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This is a Rant: things I resent

Posted 12-14-2007 at 07:25 PM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

Having to pay US$5,000 for Nikon's best DSLR (D3), when their top of the line film SLR (F6) goes for US$1,600. So much for advances in digital technology...

Having to know Photoshop (or PaintShop, or Elements, or Lightzone, or...) to be able to produce a good photograph. I wonder what Ansel Adams did without Adobe...

Having to shoot sometimes hundreds of photos to capture that special moment. I wonder what the percentage of "keepers" is for top photographers......
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Another pano: fall in New England

Posted 12-09-2007 at 12:36 PM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

Here is another fall panorama from a dew weeks ago.

Equipment used:
Tripod
Nikon D70s
50mm f1.4 lens
Panorama Composer
Photoshop for PP
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Why the 488 head?

Posted 12-07-2007 at 09:11 PM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

On top of my tripod lives a Bogen-Manfrotto 488RC4 Midi Ball Head using the RC4 Rapid Connect System.

Why did I chose this particular one? It was the best "bang for the buck".

Unlike tripods where the differences are easily measured (min height, weight, size etc.), tripod heads are not.

With the exception of the weight they are capable of handling, the differences are much more subbtle making it much more complicated to properly select one.
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Why this equipment for panoramas?

Posted 11-30-2007 at 10:01 AM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

When I shoot panoramas, the camera sits on top of a Bogen - Manfrotto 055XB tripod with a Bogen-Manfrotto 488RC4 Midi Ball Head using the RC4 Rapid Connect System.

Why did I chose this tripod combination?

The ideal tripod is light, solid and cheap. Unfortunately, and to paraphrase a local expression, that is "pie in the sky": a virtual impossibility. You can have 2 out of 3, but you will never get all of them.

For me money is always an issue,...
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New panorama links

Posted 11-28-2007 at 07:19 PM by Frank Lopes (Panorama Mania)

Once in a while I come across examples of work that make me realize how much I still have to learn

View and enjoy these examples


http://dezmix.zenfolio.com/p750980357/
http://www.pbase.com/bauer/panorama&page=all
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