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  1. #17011
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    What DPR was commenting on were probably Indian ponies which tend to be somewhat smaller than thoroughbred horses. Still horses though, not ponies like would be used for children. Nice pic, nice horse.
    Falconest174
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    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  2. #17012
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    Waterfront. Those are breaking waves in the background.
    Heck of a shot!
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
    Ha! See, I can change...


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  3. #17013
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    Little flower

    Here is one of the cutest little flowers I have seen. These little guys come up every spring and only last for a few weeks. They are about 1/4" across. Hard to get the entire flower in focus they are so small.
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  4. #17014
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    Striking colors Falcon and nice DOF.

  5. #17015
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    K1W1,
    Give me some tips. How did you focus on a flying bird like that?
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    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  6. #17016
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    Super easy in the right conditions for a gull. Go down the beach when you have an afternoon sea brease, wait till a gull flies past you into the breeze and shoot it.

    If it's flying normally it's harder but still doable.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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  7. #17017
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    Other than goofing around with settings, one of the first shots with my D300:



    I've got to spend some more time with the body and get used to it. It seems a little soft to my eyes and I've sharpened the crap out of my test shots. I may have went overboard with this one though.
    Critique most definitely desired...

  8. #17018
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    Are you loving the controls and spread of focus points on the D300?
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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  9. #17019
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondSCattleCo View Post
    It seems a little soft to my eyes and I've sharpened the crap out of my test shots. I may have went overboard with this one though.
    Looks fine to me except I think the focus point is slightly behind the bike (look at the blades of grass above and to the right of the back wheel -- they're perfectly sharp, whereas the tyre isn't). It could be that the body/lens combination is resulting in back-focussing.

    I had the same problem with the 16-85VR I bought second-hand after trying out DPR's lens on my D7000. I was slightly disappointed with the lens I bought, as the images seemed a bit soft compared to the needle-sharp ones I got from DPR's lens. I did some test shots using a focus test chart, and discovered the lens was back-focussing slightly. This is easily fixable on the D7000 by using the menu to dial in the required adjustment. I eventually settled on a figure of -10 to bring the focus point towards the camera slightly. Images look a lot better to me now. The photo below is of my daughter-in-law and grandchild, and was taken at some distance away through a plate glass window. The focus plane looks just about spot-on, whereas before it would have been the railing which would have been the main thing in focus, and not the central subject. I don't know if the D300 can be adjusted in this way, but it's certainly worth giving it a shot.

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    Nikon D7000 and a bunch of Nikon stuff oh, and some Canon p&s's too

  10. #17020
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Are you loving the controls and spread of focus points on the D300?
    The controls aren't a whole big bunch different than my old D200, so its like being at home. But the focus points!

    Sir Les,

    I'll do some digging through the manual and see if there is some kind of adjustment. I noticed some back-focusing on some of my other shots, but then I though maybe it was just me. And it could definitely be me, as shots with both my Tamron 28-75 and my Nikon 50 are soft.
    Critique most definitely desired...

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