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Nov 13, 2017 08:44:19   #
The Rio Grande Valley is a wonderful place to bird. There are many State and National parks in the Valley. The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center has both fresh and salt water and a boardwalk over the entire area. Next door is the SPI convention center which also has a boardwalk. March is problematic because of spring break so don't plan on staying there. The earlier you can go in March the better. The rest of the Valley is fine in March. Also Rockport may be reopened by March. A wonderful place to see the largest cranes in the US the 5' Whooping Cranes and the Sandhill cranes. Hope you enjoy birding the Valley as much as we do. For up close and personal it's worth going to Salieno. Enjoy!!
 
Sep 2, 2017 10:01:51   #
Photography has become the highlight of my retirement. Thru it I have learned to appreciate the outdoor world around me. I'm dyslexic so suduko is out for me. Birds became a good way to appreciate avian beauty while excerising my brain. It gets me outdoors and let's me appreciate our beautiful world. ENJOY!
Aug 13, 2016 10:54:28   #
I love mine. I bought a factory refurbished one 3 years ago and so far, no problems.
Feb 17, 2016 07:51:51   #
I am 76 and I use Photoshop every day. There is definitely a learning ingredients curve which at my age is a longer curve,but worth it. I will shortly before upgrading to a newer version than I am currently using. I make use of the other links e tutorials and do wouldn't
Be without it.
Charlotte
Mar 14, 2015 17:58:20   #
I do hope you are all correct and that they aren't going away. I will try the on line sources.
Charlotte
Mar 14, 2015 12:06:01   #
We went to a large retailer yesterday so my husband could look for a new laptop. Samsung isn't making them any more and we couldn't find much in the way of laptops at all. The sales person said they were not as many available as there were a year ago.
Charlotte
 
Mar 14, 2015 10:34:50   #
I notice that computers and laptops seem to be on the way out. The new all in one machines seem to top out with 13" screens. My question is what are we going to do for editing our shots, storing and sharing our shots?
Thanks for your Imput!
Charlotte
Oct 3, 2014 08:27:32   #
I have a 7000 in perfect condition that I have replaced with an 810 thar I would be willing to sell for $525.00 plus shipping.
Charlotte Norton
Sep 9, 2014 10:30:56   #
I have long been a Nikon shooter. I have just purchased the D810 and am going to sell my mint condition D7000. It has been wonderful, but I want more pixels for shooting small birds. If you are interested, just call me @ 636-561-3785. Like new in the original box.
Jul 4, 2014 16:47:00   #
I have a 300 and use it almost every day. Before I had a 7000 so there was some experience with the 7000 that softened the learning curve just a bit. The only advice I have for you is to start out with something less challenging than hummers. If I had started out with hummers, I would either thrown my beloved camera away or maybe have sold it. Try walking before you enter the 5 mile run
Charlotte
Apr 30, 2014 13:06:32   #
I've had a refurbished Do800 that I bought from Camera Camera about a year and a half ago. I have been very happy with it.

Charlotte Norton
 
Jan 2, 2013 09:43:50   #
Steinmetz wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
I ordered the cotton carrier, but find that I cannot seem to make it work with the colar on the lense. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm open to any method of carrying the camera, with the lense and the color.

Thanks for your help!
Charlotte


STRESS:
regardless whether your nikon camera is a DX or FX, when carrying the camera(s) with heavy lenses attached, it is advisable to not let the camera hang from any strap with lens hanging... according to nikon. When a strap is attached to bottom of camera and lens is attached to camera, the stress of such weight is really not good on the lens mount of the camera...


"For some reason photographers like to pack their lenses attached to their camera bodies. For some even stranger reason photographers seem to pack their longer, heavier, lenses attached to their camera bodies. Why do photographers pack this way? I have no idea.
When you pack your equipment you should think of Sir Isaac Newton and his theory that an object in motion will remain in motion until something stops the motion. Another way to look at this is that that a force of impact on your camera will need to dissipate that force.
Newton’s theory looks something like this: see attached pic


So what does this mean for photographers when they pack their 70-200f2.8 attached to their Nikon D700 body? It means that if your bag should sustain an impact the force through your camera, or through your lens, will transfer from one object to the next, often damaging the weakest link. What is usually the weakest link between a camera and a lens? The mount!
If your bag is dropped, knocked, hit, or otherwise ‘whacked’ your camera body can be spun one way while your lens is spun another way. The result of this impact is you torquing the two mounts significantly damaging both your camera and your lens.
If you pack your body and your lens separately the twisting motion of the camera body and the lens are only felt by the body and the lens individually. The impact dissipates into the padding of the bag. Since neither your camera body or your lens is attached to the bag there is no damage to either the camera or the lens.
I have heard many photographers say, “If my camera is attached to my lens then I can act faster to capture the photo.” I have news for you, if you need to put your backpack down, open the flap and remove your camera and lens kit……….you’ve already ‘missed the moment.’
In news and fast paced situations and I can’t think of a single moment where I thought, “if only my camera and lens were attached in my bag I might have captured that image.”
Fleeting moments happen non-stop.

You’ll see photos all day long if you’re looking, and if that is your intention you need to travel with your cameras out, on your shoulders, ready to shoot.

When you pack your equipment you need to pack it securely. Pack your gear relatively snug so it does not bounce. You need to maximize your space in small area of a bag, backpack or rolling case.
Not only does traveling with your lens attached to your camera significantly increase the chances of damaging your camera equipment while traveling, but it also decreases your packing flexibility. When you pack your camera body and your lenses detached from each other you increase the space in your bag to pack more effectively. By having each item separate you are no longer packing ‘around a camera-lens combo,’ you are free to stand lenses up, stack lenses, lay lenses down, adjust the location of our camera body within the bag.

All of these elements make for a safer and more practical way to pack your equipment ..."

Remember This: Just because others purchase "equipment" to "suspend their camera with heavy lenses " when not in use does not make it a good idea for you -- The "stress" will take its toll on your camera equipment.... at your expense sooner or later, or the person that purchases your equipment in the future.
quote=cwnlsl I ordered the cotton carrier, but fi... (show quote)


Thanks for the info. makes perfect sense.
Now I'm totally at a loss as to what to do. I'm old and not capable of carrying my camera, lens and either monopod or tripod. What do you suggest?
Dec 31, 2012 11:40:01   #
PhotoArtsLA wrote:
Lightware makes a 300/2.8 case which takes "saddle bags" which can hold your camera body, another lens, batteries and what not. The entire thing is about as protective and compact as can be.

Thanks!
Dec 30, 2012 16:11:58   #
I think it's going to be just fine!
oldtool2 wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
OK The Cotton carrier works if I rotate the collar just fine.
oldtool2 wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
Thanks I wasn't aware. I'm trying it now.
oldtool2 wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
Thanks so much! Works beautifully!


Charlotte,

What does?

Under a message there is something you can click when answering someones message, "quote reply" I believe it says. Makes things so much easier than guessing who you are replying to. I don't know if you are aware of it so thought I would mention it.

Jim D


Much better! You have it now.

Now back to my question, what was it that works much better for you?

Jim D
quote=cwnlsl Thanks I wasn't aware. I'm trying it... (show quote)
OK The Cotton carrier works if I rotate the collar... (show quote)


Great! Glad to hear that, you don't have to spend more money now.

Jim D
quote=cwnlsl OK The Cotton carrier works if I rot... (show quote)
Dec 30, 2012 14:27:40   #
OK The Cotton carrier works if I rotate the collar just fine.
oldtool2 wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
Thanks I wasn't aware. I'm trying it now.
oldtool2 wrote:
cwnlsl wrote:
Thanks so much! Works beautifully!


Charlotte,

What does?

Under a message there is something you can click when answering someones message, "quote reply" I believe it says. Makes things so much easier than guessing who you are replying to. I don't know if you are aware of it so thought I would mention it.

Jim D


Much better! You have it now.

Now back to my question, what was it that works much better for you?

Jim D
quote=cwnlsl Thanks I wasn't aware. I'm trying it... (show quote)
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