Week in review 05-2024 and this week it was too warm again for the time of year. But unfortunately you hear that a lot lately 😉
This week was once again about a photography topic, namely tripods, which I’m sure some people consider a tiresome subject. I already have several tripods, but lately I’ve mainly been using my Feisol CT 3442 for weight reasons.
It’s a nice, lightweight travel tripod, but I miss having a reversible or foldable center column for close-up and macro shots so that you can get closer to the ground. After doing some research, I ended up with the Vanguard CB 264, which was offered at a discount of almost €70 in the fall.
Despite the center column, the pack size is practically the same as the Feisol, but the tripod is of course heavier because of the center column. Handling and stability are very good considering the size and weight, perhaps a slightly larger and sturdier ball head should have been used, but that’s my only criticism.
Then the WordPress version of my website was updated to version 6.4.3. This is a bug fix that is primarily intended to correct minor bugs in the block editor. As I said, this is an automatic update, which is very practical here. However, if you have critical plugins, you should check the new version for incompatibilities beforehand.
Olympus presented the Olympus OM-1 MK II this week. This new version of the camera has improved autofocus and the stabilizer. There are also small improvements, such as a graduated ND filter and a larger RAW buffer for continuous shooting. Otherwise, however, little has changed, at least according to the technical data.
NVidia is releasing a series of models, starting with the RTX 4070TI Super, an RTX 4080 Super is expected to be released soon and the low budget market will be served with an RTX 3050 card. As you may know, I’m looking for a new PC, as my old PC, which is still equipped with a Ryzen 1700X, is probably no longer running. I had already settled on the RTX 4070 as my graphics card, but the new one has a better bus connection and, with 16 GB of VRAM, 4 GB more memory. The only problem is that almost all reviews focus more or less exclusively on the gaming performance, but the performance with e.g. Da Vinci Rsolve is left out. However, another 300,– € more and thus almost 900,– € is already a house number. If you know of a review that also sheds light on video editing, please write me a link in the comments.
All in all, another very eventful week. I hope you enjoy the articles and look forward to your questions and comments.