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    Be very careful when defusing the onboard flash....

    Be very careful when defusing the onboard flash. Whatever you do, don't cut the red, oh wait, I mean blue wire... :D







    (sorry, couldn't resist)
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    The fanfare for both the D3 and D300 seems to go...

    The fanfare for both the D3 and D300 seems to go beyond your usual manufacturer-generated 'hype'. Based on the specs and preliminary independent opinions, it would appear as though a page has turned...
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    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0582c1.jpg

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0582c1.jpg
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    AFAIK, they all do. In fact, I'll go even...

    AFAIK, they all do. In fact, I'll go even further, definitely comes with a lens cap. Never seen a lens come without one.
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    Not sure about the D50, but both the D40x and D80...

    Not sure about the D50, but both the D40x and D80 allow you to set maximum ISO and slowest shutter speed limits when set to Auto. I alternate between auto and manual ISO values as situations change....
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    Nice pics everyone... This is just an impromptu...

    Nice pics everyone... This is just an impromptu shot of a little rascal questioning my motives.

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0006b1.jpg
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    Another shot from my jaunt to the mountains......

    Another shot from my jaunt to the mountains... Nothing spectacular but the clouds kind of spoke to me.

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0975a1.jpg
  8. Cool... as a West Coast resident, I'll be in on...

    Cool... as a West Coast resident, I'll be in on this one...
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    Thank you for the comments. It was spotty...

    Thank you for the comments. It was spotty weather and the lighting was pretty flat. I was lucky to get this shot during a brief bit of sunlight. The highlight of the day was the clouds more than...
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    Took a little jaunt up to the mountains today... ...

    Took a little jaunt up to the mountains today...

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0884a1.jpg
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    What exactly is it you don't like? Too contrasty,...

    What exactly is it you don't like? Too contrasty, underexposed, oversaturated? It might be nicer if the ball was not in the shade but... care to elaborate? Looks fine to me...
  12. Hmmm.... RU saying Ken is the 'Esteban' of...

    Hmmm.... RU saying Ken is the 'Esteban' of photography?
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    Good job Gabriel... Your 'softbox' worked well. ...

    Good job Gabriel... Your 'softbox' worked well. Being as I don't have a real woman to shoot, I'll have to settle with my silent, dancing dashboard companion...
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    Great sharpness and lighting, aparmley... Did...

    Great sharpness and lighting, aparmley... Did you celebrate your successful shot by consuming your subject?
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    I like night shots... ...

    I like night shots...

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0538c.jpg
    D80, 55mm, 1/4sec, f/4.0, ISO400
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    Thanks guys... This shot was taken using a light...

    Thanks guys... This shot was taken using a light box w/a pair of 50w Halogen lights.

    Camera: Nikon D80
    Lens: 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S ED DX blah, blah blah...
    Mode: P
    Focal Length: 50mm
    Shutter...
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    New D80... ...

    New D80...

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    Yes, but with some caveats. You can only use the...

    Yes, but with some caveats. You can only use the camera in full manual mode. You'll have to focus manually and guess on exposure. The only indicator you'll get in the viewfinder is the green focus...
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    I just picked up a Canon A570 IS a while ago and...

    I just picked up a Canon A570 IS a while ago and I'm pretty happy with it. Not the smallest but it's a pretty good value for the features it offers. It's easy to operate, has full manual controls...
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    If it makes you feel any better, my new D80 I...

    If it makes you feel any better, my new D80 I just picked up from Kits/Ritz camera also has the 'AU' sticker on the plastic bag containing the software. Don't think I'll worry about it unless...
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    That would be referred to as a 'stuck' pixel. ...

    That would be referred to as a 'stuck' pixel. There are some fixes out there but most apply to LCD computer monitors and TV's, etc. Google it and you'll get a wealth of info. On a new camera w/a...
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    Just to bring things full circle, I've traded up...

    Just to bring things full circle, I've traded up to the D80. The additional dedicated buttons, top LCD display and other customizations pretty much solved my issues w/the D40x. I do miss the...
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    I currently have both on a 'trial' basis, one to...

    I currently have both on a 'trial' basis, one to be returned. Glass aside, size difference between the two is significant. The D80 has more dedicated buttons for things like ISO, white balance,...
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    New camera, local waterfront... ...

    New camera, local waterfront...

    http://www.cnctechnw.com/pics/DSC_0217c.jpg

    Camera: D40x
    Focal Length: 55mm
    Aperture: f6.3
    Shutter Speed: 4 sec.
    ISO: 400
    Metering: Pattern
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    Thanks for the advice, wh0128. Fortunately, it's...

    Thanks for the advice, wh0128. Fortunately, it's not a matter of saving for me. The upcharge for going from the D80 to a D200 is more like $600. The D40x actually does a pretty good job. It's...
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