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  1. Thread: cleaning my d80

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    Beware: Many cans of compressed air also contain...

    Beware: Many cans of compressed air also contain some amount of oily stuff. You certainly don't want that on your sensor.

    See also
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/sensor-cleaning.shtml
  2. Not a good idea IMHO. If you are concerned about...

    Not a good idea IMHO. If you are concerned about weight, maybe get the 70-300 VR as a travel substitute for your 70-200/2.8 - additionally, not as a complete replacement.

    Also, consider using a...
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    D700 vs. D90

    As for differences of the D700 vs. the D90:


    FX vs. DX. This means:

    Better low light capabilities
    Shallower DOV
    33% better wide angle
    33% less telephoto reach
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    Next Model Limbo

    Don't get into the "waiting for the next model" limbo. This won't get you anywhere. Ever.

    There will always be a next model. It will almost always be better in some way or the other. But then,...
  5. Thread: Is it just me?

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    As far as I am concerned, yes, it finally turned...

    As far as I am concerned, yes, it finally turned summer around here in Germany, but right now I am busy writing a dedicated photo viewer -- a photographer's viewer, not a...
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    It sure is. But it's also heavy and bulky. I...

    It sure is. But it's also heavy and bulky.

    I find myself more and more "traveling light" with the 85 f/1.8 on my D700 and the 35 f/2 and the 20 f/2.8 in the (small!) bag. That's a great...
  7. OK, folks, you convinced me. Not that I needed a...

    OK, folks, you convinced me. Not that I needed a whole lot of convincing. ;) I just ordered it. Spring landscapes, here I come!

    Thanks for all your encouragement and your kind words!
  8. Infrared?

    No clue if this actually works with people shots, but maybe infrared is an option? On a night hike, the people's body heat should give a good contrast to the nighttime forest.

    Since a plain Nikon...
  9. (Failed) Attempt to Justify Buying a 20/2.8 Prime

    Looks like I am in a lens collector's dilemma. I started building a prime collection (see signature below) -- the 35/2.0, the 50/1.8, the 85/1.8.

    My rationale was improved image quality as well as...
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    Metz rules. I have the Metz 54i; it works great...

    Metz rules. I have the Metz 54i; it works great with the D700.

    With a good lens and more than base ISO it can reach out really far. I saw it once telling me it could reach out to 80 meters (!)...
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    I think Elisha pointed you into the right...

    I think Elisha pointed you into the right direction: Lens diffraction sets in at that kind of aperture. See here for hands-on examples how this affects images:
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    Thom Hogan's guides are a must-have. They go way...

    Thom Hogan's guides are a must-have. They go way beyond the original Nikon manuals, and they are well worth their money, even more so for us Europeans with the current Euro / US$ exchange rate. :)
    ...
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    It's useful for JPG only, and it has a tendency...

    It's useful for JPG only, and it has a tendency to make images more bland. It does have its place, but I don't have it on "Auto" any more: I discovered that it can introduce a slight haze in images,...
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    Eh - no. Suitability of cables is not a matter of...

    Eh - no. Suitability of cables is not a matter of voltage, but of wattage. The more Watts you need, the thicker the cable diameter has to be. And regardless of the fact that a charger for a LiIon...
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    I fear your average butterfly won't hold still...

    I fear your average butterfly won't hold still despite VR... :cool:
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    No worries, they don't serve Coke at...

    No worries, they don't serve Coke at Landbierparadies, just local products... :D
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    Hehe... meet you at Landbierparadies (*) tonight...

    Hehe... meet you at Landbierparadies (*) tonight at 20:00 then. The drinks are on me. You only have to pay for the flight up here... :D

    (*) That's a really cool place here in Nürnberg where they...
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    My "old fart" post

    This is my 100th post on the dcresource.com forums, so the forum software now officially declares me a "Senior Member".

    Do I get today's "old fart" award now? :D
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    Sigma 50 macro / Sigma 150 macro

    Yes, Sigma (as well as Tamron) have a tendency of naming lenses "macro" even if they have just 1:2 magnification. But this one here
    ...
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    Formatting CF card after firmware update

    The firmware update instructions say you are to reformat the memory card afterwards. Of course this is just a very simplistic way of removing the .bin file from the card's root directory; you can of...
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    New D700 firmware 1.02

    The official change log from Nikon might be a bit hard to read for the average user, but this change is actually a great improvement:

    "When ISO sensitivity settings>ISO sensitivity auto control in...
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    Firmware update for D700, D300(S), D3(X)

    D700 firmware V1.02:
    http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16657

    D300 firmware V1.10:
    http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16149/

    D300S firmware V1.01:...
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    Thumbs up for the 85/1.8

    Maybe this helps:

    http://www.josephjamesphotography.com/equivalence/#dof

    As for the 85/1.8 vs. the 50/1.4, don't forget that on DX, the 50/1.4 is equivalent to 75mm -- much more like the 85/1.8...
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    +2/3 EV, sometimes just +1/3 EV will do. And a...

    +2/3 EV, sometimes just +1/3 EV will do. And a polarizer can work wonders on sunny winter days; but it's easily overdone, too, in particular with wide angle shots.

    Some samples with EXIF data...
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    Another Ferris wheel, also closeup: ...

    Another Ferris wheel, also closeup:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/3213208158_ce3b3e43b6_b.jpg
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/huha/3213208158/in/set-72157612792623894/

    ...and, unabashedly...
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