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The "New Gear/Willy Waving" thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Fusion, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 19,727

    Location: Planet Earth

    Last night this monitor was on offer:
    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/re...-130-srgb-95-dci-p3-at-ebay-just-acer-3453658
     
  2. Greebo

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 20, 2005

    Posts: 35,510

    Location: Co Durham

    That was an absolute steal if your wanted a general purpose monitor esp for photo editing.

    It has one of the highest contrast ratios of any IPS panel, 50% more than most, low black depth almost competing with VA, 135% of sRGB and 95% of the DCI-P3 and its 4k and the perfect 32" size.

    You wont get a better photo editing panel without paying 2,34 or even 5 times as much money.
     
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  3. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jan 8, 2004

    Posts: 26,408

    Location: Rutland

    That's a nice deal, would have snapped one of them up.
     
  4. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 19,727

    Location: Planet Earth

    I was very tempted myself but just bought an XT20 and another lense,so couldn't stretch to it right now! :(

    Although the reviews say it isn't great for gaming,it does have FreeSync which my current monitor does not have - my UP2516D will have to solder on for the immediate future.
     
  5. edgedemon

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 3,967

    Location: London

    Age of Empires 2 is the only thing I play on the PC now.
    I'm still rocking an X79 3930K with dual 290's set up, what really impressed me was that I can run the monitor from the display port 2.1, I was expecting to have to buy a new gfx card
     
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  6. CAT-THE-FIFTH

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 9, 2009

    Posts: 19,727

    Location: Planet Earth

    Well for me,I also don't play too many fast paced games,so the FreeSync would have helped with some of the games I would have played.
     
  7. edgedemon

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 3,967

    Location: London

    Damn, should have known it was too good to be true, just had a refund to my monzo from Amazon. de :mad: No reason given on the site, order just cancelled.
    Back to hunting for a decent monitor again for editing
     
  8. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: Cumbria

    A9 arrived today. Can't wait to try it alongside the A7Riv. Maybe now i can use my 200-600 lol
     
  9. edgedemon

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 10, 2005

    Posts: 3,967

    Location: London

    This was my COVIOD cheer up package
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    Manfrotto 190 4 section carbon Fibre XPRO tripod
    XPRO ballhead
    Breakthrough Filters X100 Filter holder and a couple of their filters.
    3 stop ND Filter
    10 Stop ND filter
    Some step up rings
    24-105 lens, I have been borrowing a friends whilst he continues his love affair with the 24mm GM - thought it might be a good idea if I got my own seeing as I think it is a good walkaround lens..
    Manfrotto Windsor Reporters bag, like the look of this one so I thought why not, I have a full waterproof bag for winter.
    I also signed up for a year to the new ON1 Cloud service as I use the software alot..
     
  10. Tysonator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 1,965

    Location: Wilderness of ESSEX

    A friend of mine is waiting for the EOS R5 and has recently purchased EF 100-400 MKii ( currently has EOS 6D Mki ) and loves it. It is sharp, quick AF and much, much better than the MKi 100-400
    I am looking to get a Used Sony A7iii or wait for the A7iv depending what improvements / upgrades are on the new model.
    Should I be worried about buying one in regard to your experience with Sony ! ?

    I am also very tempted to get the MKii 100-400 myself. I have a 70-300L which is a great lens, however the 100-400 MKii gives that greater reach at Airshows, Motorsports and dragonfly's.
    I also have sigma 150-600 Contemporary which is a beast of a lens !
     
  11. tatts

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: Cumbria

    My issue was compatibility issues with an A7Rii and the 24-70gm which they wouldn't take back so it was sell for a big loss or upgrade to the A7Riii has they had no intentions of fixing it. Then my local sony store damaged my 70-200 leaving me a £500 bill. I have made friends with a good contact since so bought the R4 and what do you know, the issues from the Rii / 24-70 are just like the ones with the R4 and 200-600.
     
  12. footman

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 3,924

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    At last my dream combination to support my macro gear, Novoflex Castel L focusing rack paired with the Novoflex MagicBall MB50 ballhead. Superb engineering, so smooth to operate and everything stays exactly where I put it.
     
  13. danoliver1

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 24, 2005

    Posts: 3,070

    Location: MANC-chester

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    Used mint Nikon d600, 50mm 1.4d, 35mm 1.8g.
     
  14. Tysonator

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 1,965

    Location: Wilderness of ESSEX

    I have read some articles on SONY services centres that there are not that many around the country and you have to post them off. Which adds time and cost to the repair of our gear.
    I was hoing to get a Used Sony A7iii and use Sigma MC-11 adapter to mount my canon L & Sigma glass. As the Sony G & GM glass to way to expensive at the moment and used prices are still high as well.
    Would you recommend the A7iii as a realible camera ?
     
  15. And

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002

    Posts: 860

    No postage cost, you are given a freepost address to send things to. Near Bridgend IIRC.

     
  16. Spleen Sauce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 16, 2005

    Posts: 1,152

    Location: UK

    Correct, it’s in Pencoed which is just down the road from me. I had my A6000 repaired there and I just dropped it in and picked it up, benefit of knowing the general manager at the time. Won’t be so lucky now though.
     
  17. And

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 7, 2002

    Posts: 860

    Yeah a couple of my bodies have been there but I'm at the other end of Wales so drop-off was a non-starter.

     
  18. ShortWarning

    Mobster

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 4,644

    Location: Middlesex

    Was looking at the Sony a6000 and then this happened:

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    Whoops.
     
  19. marcus_667

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 3, 2006

    Posts: 1,603

    Location: wakefield

    Finally , just waiting for the bigger glass to come

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  20. Steeps

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 5,123

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Think it's broken, looks a bit wonky.

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