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Experience with aftermarket (non - OEM) camera batteries. Short survey.
As a service to UHH members, I would like to collect responses from UHH members on their experience with non OEM batteries. I will collect the data and publish the results at the end of this thread in a day or so. Please respond with only these data: Brand of camera; brand of battery and experience - positive or negative. This might help members decide on what approach they should try. Please do not respond if you have only used OEM batteries for your camers(s). Thank you.
Just an opinion
This editorial observation is not directed at any posts on this site, but rather most photography magazines. I have to laugh when I see the technical info about photographs in some magazines. Do I really have to know what model tripod, or Gimbal head was used to hold up the camera that was used to take a picture ? Or is that just pretentious bragging about the photographers expensive equipment ? I also have to wonder about ISO, aperture opening, and shutter speed info.I know you can prioritize or program settings but I'm guessing [of course] that a lot of photographers shooting birds or other unpredictable moving subjects shoot first and look up info later. So it's not like the photographer knew what the camera was shooting at when taking a picture. Like I said this is just my opinion and some might think I don't know what I'm talking about. By the way in addition to my more expensive camera which in keeping with my theme I won't mention I've taken some outstanding photos ,if I do say so myself with a $100 Canon ELF. I used my left hand to hold the camera and my right index finger to click the shutter. Not that you needed to know that technical information.
Hmmm, I wonder what kind of brushes Picasso used.
How long to keep using AA batteries in flash
I would like to know about "recycle" time for AA batteries that I use in my Canon 580EX flash.. When are they no longer fast enough to take more multiple shots with the flash? Rechargeable or non rechargeable? Buy NEW non rechargeable AA for flash and throw them away after the event?
I ran across a problem shooting the bride coming down the isle, in that the flash took too long to recycle? was only able to get one shot down the isle.... I dont often do shoots using flash as I do mostly power packs...
HELP ME CHOOSE
Going on Viking cruise from Barcelona with stops at Marseilles, Arles, Monaco, Dubrovnik, Corfu, Itals , ending in Venice.
Later in the year going to Africa for 2 weeks.
I have a Nikon D-7200 with 18-300, 16-80, 12-24, and 35mm.
Also have Fuji X-T2 with 55-200, 18-55, and 18-35. also have the FujiX-100f.
Which cameras and lenses should I take on each of these ventures?
Should I consider getting a D-500 to replace the D-7200?
Am confused and need your input and suggestions.
Canyon de Chelly
Pronounced <i>'canyon duh-shay.'</i> Hiking up from White House Ruin (pictured here) some thirty years ago, I stopped to rest. While doing so, along the trail two Navajo women appeared, descending into the canyon. Struck as I was by the sheer awesomeness of the place, I asked if they lived there, and said something lame like, 'I have to tell this to someone who lives here: this is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen.' One said she did live there and nodded; the other replied that she lived just up the road in the community of Many Farms, but that she comes often to see her sister. After a brief pause, she continued "and we come here for Power." Cultural differences aside, it wasn't difficult to understand what she meant. Its part of why returning is good, from time to time.
Shooting into the Sun
I need some pointers. I’m going to be shooting some boats on Sunday morning and the sun will be almost directly behind them. I don’t want the boats to be in silhouette because the objective is to capture the people on board. Can I get some help with settings so I don’t encounter a problem?
opportunity to visit Ireland
With an opportunity to go to Ireland as an
amateur photographer I need advice.
Which months have most sunny days (if any)? Are there tours for photography
enthusiasts? Are there tours you can suggest (recommend) to shoot sheep in
rock fence pastures, ocean and/or harbor
scenes, etc, that will, when framed, appeal
to many? Tours you have taken that
emphasize these features? Tour companies
you highly recommend?
Whatever other advice you may wish to
offer for travelers to Ireland ? My wife and
I have traveled to places all over the US,
Canadian Rockies and Alaska but never
outside North America. Your advice is
needed and welcome. Many Thanks!
Tele-zoom for Landscape ?
My GAS tank is starting to fill up again and I am considering my next lens purchase for my A7Rii. I currently have the Sony 24-105 F4 G which is a great mid zoom and become my mainstay. I also have a 28mm F2.8 (for lightness and compactness), 50mm 1.8 (for speed/portrait) and 90mm F4.0 G (for macro/portrait) - all Sony. I also have a Rokinon 12mm F2.0 which I use in crop mode for occasional MW shots or when I need an ultra wide lens.
I do mostly landscape. I am not really interested in birds or wildlife other than as an element in the landscape, but would take a close-up shot if the opportunity arose. There are plenty of ospreys, snowy owls, cranes, seals etc on Cape Cod where I spend most of my time.
The 24-105 is great, but it is both my widest and longest lens at the moment. My question is should I go wider or longer next. I am considering the Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS at the wide end or the Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS for extending the long end. I know landscape shooters usually prefer wider, but I find the 24-105 mostly wide enough. Also, I am tending to look more for landscape details or what I call 'small landscapes' instead of wide sweeping vistas. However, I am wondering how useful I would find the 70-300. I would like to hear from other landscapers which they would consider most versatile. Experience with either of these lenses or recommendations for alternatives would be especially appreciated.
One Barn, Two Perspectives
A barn in northeast Madison County, Indiana, photographed from two angles.
Northern Italy: Stresa on Lake Maggiore
On our trip to Switzerland in 2015, we visited the Northern Italian town of Stresa on our way from Zermatt to Lake Lugano. Here are a few street scenes from this quaint town. Enjoy!
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