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  1. Thread: Help with D700

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    Okay, so then I certainly can't say if what...

    Okay, so then I certainly can't say if what you're seeing out of your D700 seems normal to me. (I've used one for two years now, so I have a pretty good idea of what to expect from mine.)
  2. Thread: Help with D700

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    Photos are "unavailable" to me, I'm afraid. I...

    Photos are "unavailable" to me, I'm afraid.

    I went through a phase where I shot everything on vivid. I strongly don't suggest this. :rolleyes:
  3. Thread: Spreading NAS

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    Well, in their case, it worked for them -- had...

    Well, in their case, it worked for them -- had there not been the refund guarantee, I wouldn't have stuck my neck out in the first place. Their risk, but their reward. I guess that's the mentality.
  4. Thread: Spreading NAS

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    You know what's awful for NAS? ...

    You know what's awful for NAS?

    No-questions-asked return policies.

    I got a 70-200 VR2 intending to try it out and expecting that I wouldn't care a whole lot for it. I have a 70-300 VR that's...
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    With Auto ISO on the D700 it's far too easy to...

    With Auto ISO on the D700 it's far too easy to take snaps at ISO 6400 without much effort, and most of the time, they work out pretty well by themselves.

    That said, I strongly suggest you do NOT...
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    Long time no post: ...

    Long time no post:

    http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/mp/_DSC1917.jpg

    I wasn't planning this at all, but hey, I'll take it. :)
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    I haven't seen any of the issues you mention. I...

    I haven't seen any of the issues you mention. I do find that when I'm looking at images, it's too easy to accidentally press the side shutter button enough for the camera to go back to metering and...
  8. Thread: GRRR! Noise!!!

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    I have to agree. Sure, there may be a bunch of...

    I have to agree. Sure, there may be a bunch of noise if you're looking at 1:1, but honestly, that image is going to be far larger than your monitor. Even my 30" would have lower resolution than that....
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    I'm currently playing around with a Mac Pro and...

    I'm currently playing around with a Mac Pro and Lightroom (having been appalled at the speed with which Aperture generates previews). When things work, it's really good.

    When things don't work......
  10. Thread: AF assist lamp

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    I've had the AF assist lamp come on in...

    I've had the AF assist lamp come on in all-AF-points mode. At least, I'm pretty sure it did, because I noticed that the left side of the viewfinder didn't get any illumination (because the lens was...
  11. Also, zoom lenses that cover a wide range tend to...

    Also, zoom lenses that cover a wide range tend to be compromises in other areas, like image quality. Seems to me there was a discussion on here awhile ago about the Nikon 18-200mm. Now, that lens...
  12. Oakland, huh... Can I just drive by and pick...

    Oakland, huh...

    Can I just drive by and pick it up? :)

    Then again, it'd probably cost more in gas to nab it than it would to just send it down by mail...
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    Took this one yesterday while descending nearby...

    Took this one yesterday while descending nearby Mission Peak. My legs are complaining today. :) (It could use some cropping, I think, but I'm too lazy to do that now...)
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    Sure, learn how to set up manual exposures... but...

    Sure, learn how to set up manual exposures... but then don't just stick with it because "automation is for weenies". :)
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    If you wanted to be really pedantic, the Japanese...

    If you wanted to be really pedantic, the Japanese say "nee-koan". :) (As do all the Flash videos on imaging.nikon.com...)
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    It can't. You'll end up with dark regions in the...

    It can't. You'll end up with dark regions in the FX image where light wasn't projected.
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    Here's a 6400, scaled down. 6400 usually is...

    Here's a 6400, scaled down. 6400 usually is pretty good, but I was disappointed with this one:

    http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_4391x.jpg

    It doesn't look too bad scaled down, so here's the original....
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    One of my friends makes fun of me for having a...

    One of my friends makes fun of me for having a $3000 "cat picture making machine". I guess he has a point...

    http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_4333.jpg
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    Huh? I thought the use of f/32 is to increase the...

    Huh? I thought the use of f/32 is to increase the already miniscule depth of field.
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    Aww man! My 28-80 3.3-5.6G gets no respect! :o

    Aww man! My 28-80 3.3-5.6G gets no respect! :o
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    Been awhile for me; I haven't gone through all of...

    Been awhile for me; I haven't gone through all of my most recent pics, so I'm afraid you'll have to make do with this. I don't think it's particularly great, picture-wise, but...
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    Taken yesterday at my usual breakfast place....

    Taken yesterday at my usual breakfast place. Would've liked to get closer, but I was concerned about focus and the shadow from the lens. :)

    http://pwrsrc.net/~zq/dsc_3576x.jpg
  23. Thread: First Time User

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    Also: if you have a big event to shoot tomorrow,...

    Also: if you have a big event to shoot tomorrow, and if you haven't started taking pictures yet, you really really should get on it. If you want to use it as a point-and-shoot, you're probably okay,...
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    Wow, nice pictures, guys. Of K1W1's two most...

    Wow, nice pictures, guys. Of K1W1's two most recent pics I have to say I prefer the one of just the flames themselves, but it might be my inner pyro saying that. :)

    I've been lazy today, so I...
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    Thanks! These are with the D700; first three pics...

    Thanks! These are with the D700; first three pics are the 14-24 at 14mm and the last one is a 24-85 at 85mm.
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