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    Wowsers. they didnt skimp and make it an "auto...

    Wowsers. they didnt skimp and make it an "auto only|" model either!

    Makes me wish I was still selling electronics, because I could take home the display model and try it out!
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    I know it is awesome to build a website to help...

    I know it is awesome to build a website to help people and I think you should keep it up.

    But from personal experience, nothing beats something like this:

    Photography 10th Ed.

    It is probably...
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    Back when I was in retail, I sold cameras. I had...

    Back when I was in retail, I sold cameras. I had this one in-duh-vidual taht insisted on trying to work me as hard as possible for a deal. I finally offered him the camera he wanted at our...
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    I suspect that at some point, whomever was in...

    I suspect that at some point, whomever was in charge of the department had enough for the Tamron but not enough for the Nikon and decided that the trade off between a fast offbrand zomm or a slower...
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    This is spot on. I cannot even remotely...

    This is spot on.

    I cannot even remotely imagine trading in my old 85mm f/1.8D lens for something in the 55-200 f/4-5.6 to shoot portraits. The amazingly wonderfully blurry bokeh of a prime far...
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    Welcome to the Right Side!:D j/k... I look at...

    Welcome to the Right Side!:D

    j/k... I look at Canon and Nikon a lot like BMW and Mercedes. Either one puts you in a league apart ;)

    that 200 is bloody awesome. I need to win a lottery!
  7. Thread: sunsets... help?

    by Warin
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    There is an easier solution. Shoot in RAW, and...

    There is an easier solution.

    Shoot in RAW, and then you can adjust the white balance however you want in post. Since memory cards are now dirt cheap, I've moved to an all RAW workflow with...
  8. Ideally, it would be nice to have every shot come...

    Ideally, it would be nice to have every shot come out of the camera perfect. And occasionally you have that happen. However, I like to play with the curves a little, tweak the sky sometimes, and...
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    I am a Nikon guy, but I also whole heartedly...

    I am a Nikon guy, but I also whole heartedly endorse Canon as well.

    These two manufacturers produce (in my opinion) the best "bang for the buck" at any price... until we get into medium format...
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    that used to be the buffer zone between the...

    that used to be the buffer zone between the Greek/Cypriot Army and the Turkish Army. The no photography rule would be for security purposes... a "casual snapshot" could easily show UN peacekeeping...
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    Or just do what I do, and multiply by 2.5 to get...

    Or just do what I do, and multiply by 2.5 to get a close approximation in centimetres. :lol:
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    Travel Photography

    I havent posted here for ages... but I thought I'd drop a link to my gallery of photos from a trip in 2007 to the island of Cyprus.

    Enjoy, and as usual any critique is welcome!
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    Not to knock anyone other than Canon or Nikon,...

    Not to knock anyone other than Canon or Nikon, but... get a Canon or a Nikon. You will have access to the best possible selection of glass from affordable to obscenely high quality.

    And I think...
  14. Consider an artist like Jeff Wall....

    Consider an artist like Jeff Wall.

    Nothing in any of his photographs is accidental. Everything is posed and controlled. So he is essentially "photoshopping" the final product in the camera. ...
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    I'll freely admit that I am a Nikon guy, so of...

    I'll freely admit that I am a Nikon guy, so of course I will say the D80.

    Egonomically, it is a far better camera. It isnt so small that at least one f your fingers generally hang off the bottom...
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    Wow. That is totally unacceptable. When my...

    Wow. That is totally unacceptable.

    When my F80 needed repair, it was gone for 14 days. I sent a Coolpix 8800 out for a customer and it was back in 8 days. A coolpix SQ took 10. the longest...
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    QFT. I get a perfect "live preview" through...

    QFT.

    I get a perfect "live preview" through the finder. Dont need the LCD for that. :D
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    This...

    This is an explanation of the CLS.

    In a nutshell, it allows use of multiple speedlights, one or more of which can be positioned and fired remotely.

    For example, I had my D200 set up with an...
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    Coldrain, have you personally shot one? I...

    Coldrain,

    have you personally shot one?

    I shot about 18 photos with one, and they were all pretty sharp, and yes, there was some distortion on the wide end of the spectrum. But for what it...
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    The one think Ken Rockwell has to say that I...

    The one think Ken Rockwell has to say that I actually agree with is his rant about measurebators.

    I think you firmly fall into that category, Coldrain.

    Have you shot with the 18-200 Nikkor? ...
  21. That's a tough list of features. I think you...

    That's a tough list of features.

    I think you might be looking at a Panasonic FZ30/FZ50 or a Fuji9100. I think there is also a Samsung with manual zoom/focus rings, but I dont know that line...
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    The D50 is a great little camera; however, if you...

    The D50 is a great little camera; however, if you can afford the extra, go for the D80. here's why:

    1)Larger LCD. The 2.5 on my D200 is awesome, I totally love it compared to the D70s/D50 LCD.
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    I totally agree. I am just a little miffed that...

    I totally agree. I am just a little miffed that Nikon Canada still isn't shipping NX. Hopefully this week.

    I also vastly prefer NX's browse a folder layout to CS2 and Bridge. NX loads faster...
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    Pshaw ;) A few Powerbars in a Sliplock 50, a...

    Pshaw ;)

    A few Powerbars in a Sliplock 50, a bottle of water in the Street and Field Bottlebag, and you can tuck the coat between your body and the bag.

    See? :D

    For the ultimate in...
  25. Thread: Where is George?

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    Heh. I guess that answers my question about SOS...

    Heh. I guess that answers my question about SOS ;)

    Shooting is more fun than arguing on the internet.

    Arguing on the internet is sort ofg like winning the gold medal in the special olympics......
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