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    Duties and taxes

    go to www.fedex.com and search on "estimateduties and taxes", you can get an estimate of the charges. Make sure that you use a phrase like " camera is for personal use, not for resale" or " gift"....
  2. Thread: Noise

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    Noise

    I think noise is one of those issues that gets too much press. It hasn't been an issue with any of the newer Coolpix cameras I have used. The are many factors that impact image quality, camera shake...
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    Sticky: a rose...

    nice composition, DOF and lighting. Makes looking at this thread worth while. :)
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    CF card

    can you read the CF card using another device? Card readers are cheap and use the USB port on your PC. I bought one at Fry's on sale for $6.99. If you can read the card, I would start with with cable...
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    Nebraska KC-135 shot, sky/clouds, polarizer see attached photo

    I use a polarizer on shots like this to improve sky/clouds. The polarizer reduces EV for sky by at least 1 f-stop. Another thought, you could use PS Elements to fill in area above horizon with more...
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    Battery charger

    I bought this charger from Sterlingtek a few month's ago. works as well the Nikon OEM charger at less than 1/2 the price. Their batteries work well in my Coolpix 5400 as well

    Nikon MH-53...
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    Opteka 47th St photo acc lens not so good

    I found a post on Opteka accessory lenses sold on EBay by 47th St photo. In short, save your money and buy the Nikon lense. Reveiw if the Opteka was not good.
  8. Thread: Iguana

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    $5.95/lb

    I agree, Muscovy ducks were $5.95/lb at Wholefoods Sunday. They had roasted veggies too. Don't know about plum sauce
  9. Thread: Iguana

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    They are Muscovy ducks

    they are Muscovy ducks. There are thousands in the US, primarily raised to eat.
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    Wildflower Center in Austin TX

    If you live anywhere close to Austin, TX or plan on traveling through the area, check out the Wildflower Center. I have filled 2 1GB cards with images in a couple of hours. The wildflower center has...
  11. Check out Ritz or Wolf Camera or Precision Camera

    If you want to buy it on-line, check out Ritz Camera or Precision Photo in Austin TX. Precision sells from their web page and on eBay. Never had a problem with either one on purchases, returns or...
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    Dragons and Primroses

    All of the images were shot with a Coolpix 5400 and available light. Exposure data: 1/125 and f4.5 I used a #3 close-up lens on some of the flowers.

    The dragons are Ponga's (Bearded Dragons),...
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    Welcome, nice shot of your little girl

    I like the last on the best. Don't give up, this is an art that you learn by practicing.
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    eBay 114,000,000 users and $30 billion in Sales

    Interesting comment on eBay. With 114,000,000 registered users and nearly $30 billion dollars in sales a lot more than junk is selling on eBay. Just be careful what you buy and how much you pay for...
  15. Thread: Coolpix 8800

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    Non-Nikon flash with 8800

    I use a Metz flash with my 5400 with good results in the hotshoe. Nikon only lists Nikon brand flash units in their list of approved units. The Metz web page also has a list of compatible units. The...
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    Sell it on eBay

    I have sold lots of equipment on eBay with very few issues. Some suggestions;

    1. Something is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. Be realistic on your reserve and prices.

    2....
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    check EBay for the inverter

    take a look on EBay for the inverter, there usually several listed.
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    Sticky: not the cat..and panty hose

    INMHO, most folks want to see themselves as how they think they look, not how they really look. If you want to try it, take a technically "perfect" photo of your wife/ girlfriend/ significant other...
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    Sticky: nice shot

    I don't think think the blur or focus issue is an issue. The fur is soft which I like. Very sharp portraits are murder on the subjects, every facial hair, zit and wrinkle is perfect! (not good). I...
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    vignette at shortest focal length

    The camera shop was probably giving you good advice, my coolpix 5400 uses 77mm filters to handle the shortest focal length of the lens without the filter interfering with the image area, 'vignette'....
  21. Shipping to the Netherlands

    You are going to pay a VAT tax of 25% going to the EU. Check out http://www.fedex.com/us > International tools and the option to estimate duties and taxes.
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    Nice table tripod ULTRAPOD II

    I recently purchased an ULTRAPOD II tripod from REI. For $15.00 it's hard to beat. very light and compact. I added additional longer velcro straps to my bag to secure the tripod to tree limbs, posts...
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    Reflectors, try a space blanket

    I have made several reflectors of various sizes using the foil(mylar) side of a space blanket. The biggest advantage is that they are cheap and are very small to carry. I have use clamps and tape to...
  24. nice!

    Good example of a photographer who takes the ordinary and turns into the extraordinary.
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    recipient usually pays duties and taxes

    The recipient usually pays duties and taxes before the package is released. The other choice is have duties and taxes billed back to your FedEx account.

    It sounds like thecameras are a gift. if...
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