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Dec 27, 2018 08:54:30   #
Sony A6000 with an 18-105, another A6000 with an 18-135. My Nikon resides in the back of the closet.....somewhere. It's feeling neglected because it gets very little use anymore.
Dec 23, 2018 08:44:33   #
I think you may have posted the shutter count on your previous post but I can't remember what it was. Do you have that number?
Dec 23, 2018 08:36:37   #
My choice would be their excellent 18-55 kit lens and their equally excellent 18-135 compact zoom. The 18-135 gets excellent reviews and is expensive (currently $799 on sale from most sellers) and it's probably worth it.
Dec 23, 2018 08:24:44   #
rgrenaderphoto wrote:

"Nikkei published their 2018 interchangeable lens camera worldwide market share report:

Canon: 49.1%
Nikon: 24.9%
Sony: 13.3%

Interesting numbers. I would like to see the numbers for "rate of growth" for the Big 3. I'm guessing Sony would have the largest rate of growth because of the move to mirrowless by so many people.
Dec 20, 2018 08:26:20   #
pesfls wrote:
Ditch all the garish pp tendencies would be my first thought

Absolutely, avoid OVER-processing.
Dec 20, 2018 08:18:58   #
Ahh, Nikon changing the numbers on their cameras to induce mass GAS attacks in the flock. What a clever strategy.
Dec 15, 2018 08:26:53   #
billnourse wrote:
My "always have" camera is a Sony a6000 with an 18-135 lens.

Looks like there are a lot of recommendations for the Sony A6000 with a small, compact, lightweight zoom on it. I agree with Bill. The A6000 with the excellent 18-135 lens is my choice too. I recently bought the 18-135 for my A6000 for a nice compact travel camera and have been very pleased with the combo. HIGHLY recommended. I would NOT keep this camera in my car in the Texas heat for prolonged periods. However the small size and light weight make it very easy to transport it back and forth from a controlled environment to the car.
Dec 10, 2018 08:35:50   #
chase4 wrote:
I think most of those Tamrons have a 6 years warranty. If you have that, send it back to them. chase

They do have a 6 year warranty but you MUST have the original proof of sale (invoice) before they will honor it. In my case, my Tamron 18-270 was a gift and the giver threw away the invoice. Tamron won't honor the warranty. My lens as well as many other Tamron zooms I've handled have "lens creep" to some extent. I just deal with it by not pointing it down and holding on to the rings. It takes great photos.
Dec 5, 2018 08:34:41   #
BebuLamar wrote:
My Nikon Df is acting up again. From time to time the meter quits working but not most of the time.

The first thing I would try for an intermittent problem like that would be to clean the contacts on the camera and lens. It's a simple procedure and you could possibly rule that out before proceeding further.
Dec 2, 2018 08:36:57   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I was heading out early this morning to get my car inspected, and I found the battery totally dead. Not even the interior lights (LEDs) would turn on. The digital battery tester didn't even show volts. It just said, "Lo." The car is a 2015 Honda Fit with the original battery. I tested it last week, and it had 345 of its rated 340 CCA, so it should be good. I'm guessing something drained it while it was sitting for two days. If that's the case, then there is a problem because nothing was turned on. I charged the battery and bought a new one - just in case - but I wonder why the original one went dead.
I was heading out early this morning to get my car... (show quote)

I've had that happen twice on a BMW. Once the overnight drain was due to a sensing door lock that did not shut off as it was supposed to. That required a new door handle assembly. Then a trunk light malfunctioned and the light stayed on even with the trunk closed. The most expensive part of the bill was having the technician trouble-shoot it. Both times the car had to stay overnight to trouble-shoot it. I now change both car batteries every 3-4 years as a rule. The Texas heat is very hard on batteries and it's not worth the risk of breaking down in the "Metromess" due to a dying battery.
Nov 26, 2018 11:58:32   #
I have a Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Lens I am considering selling in order to buy the Sony 18-135 to replace it. It is in as-new condition with the box and all accessories. B&H offered me $240 for it. MPB offered me $320 for it. Quite a difference. If you don't want to sell your equipment on the forum, I would definitely check out MPB.
Nov 26, 2018 08:30:42   #
Have you considered selling your gear here on the forum? It might be simpler and more economically beneficial for you to sell your gear to forum members.
Nov 25, 2018 08:55:17   #
If you find it difficult understanding all the menus and features of your new camera I highly recommend David Busch's excellent book on the D3400. It is an excellent camera that is capable of turning out excellent photos. Have fun with it and welcome to the forum.
Nov 24, 2018 08:21:34   #
OllieFCR wrote:
Just to put you at ease. As a Ph.D. chemist I can assure you that as long as the dehumidifier sachet does not come in direct contact with your camera or lens there is no possible way it can harm either one.

Are you saying that letting the desiccant packets come in contact with your cameras and lenses stored in a bag can cause harm to the equipment in some way? I have searched the internet for confirmation of that and I can't find it. I have used desiccant packets in bags and cases containing cameras and lenses for decades without any problems. Have I been doing it wrong??
Nov 23, 2018 09:38:51   #
Easy solution. I keep them in their factory boxes, like the manufacturers do. I periodically add a couple of fresh desiccant packages to the boxes and they reside in a closed furniture cabinet at room temperature. Pretty simple. Been storing cameras and lenses like that for several decades with no problems.
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