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  1. #8281
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    Quote Originally Posted by n9nf View Post
    Hey Visual - Frist, its f/2.8. Able to take nice bokeh. Second - preaty fast on the AF but at night, its kindda slow in pickin up. Third - Cheap. To compare to Nikon DX 17-55mm f/2.8G IF-ED. ITS FREAKIN XPENSIVE !! Hopefully, I will get my hands on this one. But time will tell ...
    Fourth - this one is the down side. White balance wise, it moves a tad bit of
    orange side. But this can corrected using Adobe Aperture S/W. All in all
    lovin it. Even though I need to play with the W/B on my D80. To me its not an issue. I took it as a learning process ... just my 2 cents.

    Last few weeks, went to KL, Malaysia for a short trip.
    I've been usin Tamron 17-50 f2.8. throughout my stay. Shall post 'em later.
    I haven't had WB problems, but I use Lightroom 2.2 so every shot is tweaked.

    There are really only 2 obvious shortcomings in this lens:

    1. Soft at f/2.8
    2. Slow AF in low-light

    Otherwise its very good at f/4 and beyond and the focal range is great. Photozone really doesn't give the Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 a good review but I've seen excellent results from it (see user esoterra), here. Most of his shots from last year used that lens, I believe he recently upgraded to the D700 + 24-70.
    Nikon D300 | Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 | Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm VR | Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D | SB-600 | Lowepro Voyager C | Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW

    For Sale:
    Nikkor AF 35mm f/2 D - Like New (FX compatible)

    Wish List
    Nikkor AF-S 17-55 f/2.8
    Nikkor AF-S 70-200 f/4 VRII
    Tokina AF 11-16 f/2.8
    SB-900 (2)
    Umbrellas
    New Tripod

  2. #8282
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    I haven't had WB problems, but I use Lightroom 2.2 so every shot is tweaked.
    opss .. my bad. Yes its Lightroom. Oh yes! spot on. at f4 < gives stunnin pictures.
    Nikon D80 wif kit 18-135mm, 50mm F1.8, 18-200mm VR, Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

  3. #8283
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    Quote Originally Posted by Visual Reality View Post
    Most of his shots from last year used that lens, I believe he recently upgraded to the D700 + 24-70.

    Darn !! .. nice landscape. Eventhuogh its just an ED, it still gives an Xcelent result.
    Last edited by n9nf; 12-27-2008 at 07:40 AM.
    Nikon D80 wif kit 18-135mm, 50mm F1.8, 18-200mm VR, Tamron 17-50mm F2.8

  4. #8284
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    this is me and my girlfriend in new york city yesterday.
    i dont know if everyone knows but i moved to florida and she stayed in nj.
    it was reallly nice to see her this holiday season.

    call me dylan.

    nikon d40
    nikon 18-55mm
    nikon 35mm f1.8
    nikon 50mm f1.8d
    sigma 17-35 f2.8-4
    nikon sb600
    sto-fen omnibounce
    promaster ttl cable

    flickr

  5. #8285
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    Looks like an aerial shot of Hoover Dam to me.
    It is. I took the photo using the 17-55mm out of a helicopter. Here is another view of the same dam, trying my hand at HDR. In this particular photo, I sort of increased the "toon" look over a couple of other photos I've been playing with recently.

    Well gotta run and go take photos at the Neon Boneyard--a bunch of retired signs--with some local Flickr members.

    *NOTE: This photo looked much better on Flickr and even better on my computer! To me, it looks really "fuzzy" on this website when I uploaded it.
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    Last edited by TNB; 12-27-2008 at 11:49 AM.
    Canon G10 - Nikon D3 - Sony P&S - Flickr Account - Non-updated Website

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  7. #8287
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    Feathers

    Hey Merry Christmas guys, Hope you all got the new toys you wanted off santa.
    We went out for the day yesterday, Not sure on the detail on this, taken with my kit lens.

    CC please

    Cheers

    Dom
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    Nikon D40 + 18mm-55mm Kit Lens
    ML-L3 Remote
    SB-600 Flash
    Velbon CX-640 Tripod
    Nikkor 55-200mm VR
    Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF-D
    Slingshot Pro 200AW

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/domnicosia/

  8. #8288
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Wonderful scene, dodgily lit.

    SB600 into ceiling + on cam flash. 16-85VR, dodged and sharpened.
    I have just started to play with my SB600, I am slowly getting to grips with it
    looks like you have the combination nailed - when I tried it I had all sorts of ghastly shadows
    Any pointers....?
    Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
    NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
    Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
    SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25

    http://geof777.multiply.com

  9. #8289
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Chandler View Post
    I have just started to play with my SB600, I am slowly getting to grips with it
    looks like you have the combination nailed - when I tried it I had all sorts of ghastly shadows
    Any pointers....?
    I haven't yet learnt to rubber band a white coloured bit of cardboard behind the flash to throw a bit of light forward. That's my next step.

    I had the SB600 about 2 metres (6 feet) away to my side pointing upwards at the white roof but not 90 deg, just a bit less than 90 (the flash doesn't lock into position at the angle I use).

    I simply had the on cam flash firing forwards at the same time.

    From memory I wanted more ambient light to capture the tree so I used a wide apperture. The 16-85 is pretty sharp wide open so I could do that.

    My daughters face was pretty dark and the tree was blackish so I used photoshop to lighten both of them a bit.

    No real secrets, I don't know if I made the right decisions but that was my thinking.
    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
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

  10. #8290
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    Quote Originally Posted by n9nf View Post
    Its bout to rain when I saw this
    kid standing lookin at me while Im takin pictures by the beach.
    And from this picture, its the first time I did PP HDR way.
    Hope you all like it.
    Thats a corker of a shot. Congrats.
    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
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

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