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04-30-2021, 05:45 AM   #76
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I use the OpTech equivalent, because I use for normal shooting a lengthened OpTech strap for over the shoulder cross body carrying of the camera otherwise, especially for long lenses. Neck straps just donít make sense, they are simply not long enough and donít put the camera is a confronts lie place for walking, or taking the cameraĒs weight.
I switched from OpTech to PeakDesign after scoring a good deal during Black Friday sales in 2020. I greatly prefer the PD Slide strap, which does all the things I liked about the OpTech cross-body strap but also eliminates all the things I found frustrating about it.

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I know some people who use it and like it. As for me, I prefer a hand strap (just sliding my hand inside) but I don't like Peak Design's solution, it takes longer to install, so I made my own. I love it and have one on two of my three cameras (the other one mostly stays at home).
I've debated getting a hand strap. Can you describe how you made yours or link to DIY instructions?
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I've debated getting a hand strap. Can you describe how you made yours or link to DIY instructions?
There you go. This is on my Sony, I have a similar one (with brown leather) for my K-1.







I use Peak Design anchors and a tripod plate permanently attached (also Peak Design, it's very slim and has holes to attach the anchors). I also purchased a band of leather out of eBay, a few bucks. And I used two Anchor Clips.

Simply measure the right length of leather, cut it, punch holes for its screws (that band closes with two screws). Slide it in the holes of the Anchor Clips and you're done.

Seems weirdly uncomfortable but it really isn't. I've been using that for many years on the K-1, and it's just perfect. And easy to remove when I don't want it.
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Accessories ? I had never really given a thought about that. I guess using a tripod is using an accessory. Also I acquired a 645 Auto-Bellows that opened up a totally new field of possibilities.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
Accessories ? I had never really given a thought about that. I guess using a tripod is using an accessory. Also I acquired a 645 Auto-Bellows that opened up a totally new field of possibilities.

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Great lighting on the subject. I assume that you used a flash?
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Great lighting on the subject. I assume that you used a flash?
No, this is natural light coming from a western oriented window. I used flash in the past : total darkness, open shutter and keep it open with a cable, fire flash manually multiple times from different directions to cancel shadows, close shutter. It gave great results. As you can see, one essential accessory for macrophotography in my "1 liter pot of Behr paint". Without it, adjusting shooting distance would be a chore ... lol !

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
No, this is natural light coming from a western oriented window. I used flash in the past : total darkness, open shutter and keep it open with a cable, fire flash manually multiple times from different directions to cancel shadows, close shutter. It gave great results. As you can see, one essential accessory for macrophotography in my "1 liter pot of Behr paint". Without it, adjusting shooting distance would be a chore ... lol !
That is hilarious. I think we should get Adam to market paint cans with Pentax forums old t shirt designs as Macro positioning stands.

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Since we are talking macro I wouldn't want to be without the Wimberley Plamp. Wimberley Professional Photo Gear - The Plamp II. Sure helps stop wind motion.

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Since we are talking macro I wouldn't want to be without the Wimberley Plamp. Wimberley Professional Photo Gear - The Plamp II. Sure helps stop wind motion.

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Dude, you rock. I have been searching and searching for something that will allow me to position my polarizing gels in more flexible ways for art shoots.
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Since we are talking macro I wouldn't want to be without the Wimberley Plamp. Wimberley Professional Photo Gear - The Plamp II. Sure helps stop wind motion.

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I never even new stuff like that existed. Macro is another level of dedication.
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Since we are talking macro I wouldn't want to be without the Wimberley Plamp. Wimberley Professional Photo Gear - The Plamp II. Sure helps stop wind motion.

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Thatís pretty spiffy!
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Since we are talking macro I wouldn't want to be without the Wimberley Plamp. Wimberley Professional Photo Gear - The Plamp II. Sure helps stop wind motion.

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Great looking gadget

Question L bracket which one / brand to get for a K5 11 ?

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Most of my shooting is hand-held. However, at times I will use a monopod (and even less frequently a tripod). The problem is quickly going from hand-held to monopod. What I found was this:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1455396-REG/digitalfoto_solution_limi...981&

I more or less just mount it to my camera and leave it there. It adds little bulk to the camera, and allows me to quickly mount/dismount the camera on the monopod. It allows me to quickly do portrait and landscape formats. And it's not expensive.

The second item goes with it. I needed a way to carry the monopod with me and since my wife almost always accompanies me on our hikes, and she wanted a walking stick, I got this to convert my monopod into a walking stick:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1418053-REG/magnus_mha_01_monopod_han...981&

It attaches to the top of my monopod. I put it on a quick release (just like my L-bracket) and I can quickly steal her walking stick and convert it back to my monopod.
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My old Gossen light meter:

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I like that. I used to use a Weston. Must admit to being tempted to pick one up from ebay just for a bit of nostalgia.
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