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Feb 16, 2019 10:04:38   #
columbine1111 wrote:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed information. I, too, have the D500 and 200-500, so I will be keeping this post. I only visited FL last year but will visit again maybe next year with my son... It is very cold and icy here right now.


Good luck to you. Yes, we are in the WARM for about 6 months in Florida. When my wife says it's warm enough we head up North again.
 
Feb 16, 2019 07:59:29   #
nat wrote:
There seems to be a difference of opinion on whether to use 18% gray card or white card to set custom white balance. Which is correct?


I have found the white card to be more accurate on my Nikon's.
Feb 16, 2019 07:57:58   #
Dianna Rucker wrote:
I"m looking for suggestions for lighting and lens for a surprise engagement shoot in Chicago at the bean facing Michigan avenue. I have a Nikon D850 camera, Godox AD200 flash as well as a couple of smaller godox 860ii flashes. I plan on using my 70-200 2.8 lens as well as bringing my 24-70 2.8 lens. Not sure if I can even use flash so may just be cranking up the ISO. I have a monopod I plan on using with OCF for the AD200 if we use it. I will have plenty of help in the background if I can use the flashes, just not sure if that's a good idea as not sure if my flash person for OCF can even get close enough to them without being seen.
Anyone try something similar? Since it is cold in CHicago now this will be quick. I plan on wearing my spider belt and keeping my camera inside my coat. I'm worried about draining the battery. I will have at least one also in my pocket to keep warm.
I"m looking for suggestions for lighting and ... (show quote)


On the flash use REAR CURTAIN FLASH. This will allow the city lights to show in the background. I then only use - or + exposure compensation on the flash to make final adjustments.
I would use the TTL power cord to get the flash off the camera and hold it above the lens by a foot or more.
Feb 16, 2019 07:55:25   #
CBW wrote:
I have a Nikon D80. A blinking Err is showing up. I have cleaned the contacts, changed battery, memory card, etc. Is there anything else I can do to remove the Err? My camera is probably 14 years old.


I had that problem with the Nikon 200-500 mm lens. Make sure it is not the lens, if you have another lens, mount it and see if you have the same issues.
OR, use the two button reset first and see if that clears it up.
Feb 16, 2019 07:53:12   #
MegTee wrote:
Hi y'all,

i did a location visit for a potential client and i took this shot with my canon eos rebel T5 (not much i know).
my question is ; based on this shot where would be the ideal place to my subject for the best composition as well as exposure?
thank you for your time


Artists for years have used the RULE OF THIRDS.
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Feb 16, 2019 07:50:09   #
Arubalou wrote:
Looking at the 70-300 nikon vs the 100-400 tamron. The nikon gets rave reviews for focus speed and sharpness. The tamron gets good reviews also. I am a bit more interested in the tamron due to its longer reach but am concerned about focus speed. This lens would replace my 55-300 nikon kit lens on my d7200. Any opinions out there.


Nikon is one of only two scientific companies that manufacture their own glass from scratch. They manufacture their lenses to work specifically with the software of their specific camera's.
Tamron buys their glass and many components from other manufactures. They manufacture their lenses to work with multiple camera bodies.
Yes the Tamron has more reach.
But the Nikon will retain it's value better than the Tamron.
The Nikon 70-300 gets rave reviews and on your D7200 it's effective field of view will be 105-450 mm. It should cover everything you need, if extra reach is warranted, their is an addition .3 range build into your camera. Work your Plan, Ride with the Brand.
 
Feb 16, 2019 07:41:16   #
tuomi1947 wrote:
My D7200 And D300 both have solid post making it hard for the peak design straps as the cords to the camera get very twisted ,looking for some kind of swivel post to attach in between camera and strap ? Thanks steve


Many of the recommendations that have been made here will actually end up scratching the living daylights out of your body.
Get a Black Rapid strap and forget attaching potential trouble to your camera lugs.
Feb 16, 2019 07:37:25   #
tommymac wrote:
I am debating whether to take my high end camera gear to Mexico or just take an inexpensive point and shoot camera. I'll be staying at a resort but plan on trips to nearby ruins for photo ops. Some blogs say carrying high end equipment outside of the resort is a risk. I would really appreciate reading about your experiences while sightseeing near Cancun.


Unfortunately Mexico is no longer a destination for me. Many resort area's are walled (wow, there is that word WALL again, wonder where that came from) to protect the tourists.
I make it a general rule to travel just with my pocket Sony point and shoots, HX90V and RX100M2.
Feb 15, 2019 11:32:01   #
Architect1776 wrote:
Wow a new current (Not several years old model) FF camera at less than a crop frame price.
$1,299.00
26.2 MP sensor.
485 grams with card and battery.
Fully articulating screen.
5.22"x3.35"x2.76"
And is being offered with the new grip in 3 colors and the EF adapter.
Very lightweight and compact great for hiking, walking around and travel when weight is a factor.

Sony a7III
$1,998.00
24.2 MP
650 grams empty.
5.00"x3.9"x3"


Let the games begin. And some of the folks here say that digital photography will go by way of the phone.
Feb 15, 2019 11:29:58   #
Buffalolensman wrote:
I will be visiting Yosemite for a few days in October. Need advice on what to photograph. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


tripadvisor.com
Feb 15, 2019 11:29:24   #
kenArchi wrote:
I seem to see that reviewers of photo gear are all in Europe.
And the testing they do appears intensive.


NO, they are not ALL in Europe. Besides, it's not the gear, it's the photographer, and it will always be that way.
 
Feb 15, 2019 11:28:19   #
larryepage wrote:
I received an email last night just after midnight Eastern Time announcing the new NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S lens for the Z Series cameras. It appears to be a pretty interesting lens, although there appear to be several design features separating it from the 24-70 f2.8 Gold Ring lens and placing it possibly below that lens. Although it isn't possible to tell for sure from the material available, it does not appear to be an Internal Zoom design (or even an "almost" Internal Zoom design, like the F-mount 24-70). The posted selling price is $2299.95, which is in the same ballpark as the F-mount VR lens, even though there are no VR components in the lens. So this is quite a premium over the comparable non-VR F-mount equivalent at $1699.95. It is supplied with a cloth bag rather than the more substantial CL-M3 case that comes with the earlier lens.

In the comparison with the f2.8 D/G/E lens, there is a clear size advantage. Filter diameter is 82mm vs. 77 mm. Weight is 24.8 grams.

I'll be interested to hear from some of you with Z6s and Z7s who end up with one of these lenses.
I received an email last night just after midnight... (show quote)


You may have to wait. NPS is offering first dips, then they will be released on a first come, put you on a waiting list basis. I believe VR is in the body of the Z's? So no need for lens VR right?
If I get a Z this would not be the lens I would mount. Why buy a smaller lighter camera and put that amount of glass on it unless your a professional (and this lens is really designed for them) get their other lighter zoom, which, is JUST AS SHARP.
Feb 15, 2019 11:22:57   #
kenArchi wrote:
No Sigma or Tamron lenses for Fuji cameras. Why is that?


Because Fuji lenses are bargain priced as it is and the quality is outstanding. Sigma and Tamron consider Fuji too small a market. Besides, at the prices Fuji is charging, it would be hard for either to compete. Thank goodness for that.
Feb 15, 2019 08:57:37   #
gemofnj wrote:
I’m considering purchasing this lens. I shoot wildlife and macro, and I’m hoping to get excellent sharpness and bokeh from this lens.

Also has anyone used a Tele converter on this? And does it compromise the clarity and sharpness?


Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you 🤗🌹


I used that lens for years. It is a fine lens. I would not go greater than the Nikon 1.4 III TELECONVERTER.
Feb 15, 2019 08:53:59   #
AFPhoto wrote:
Next week I will be leaving on a three week trip to Southern Africa (Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and South Africa). This will be a safari and the problem I have is that I am restricted to a total weight of 44 pounds that includes my soft duffle - checked luggage- and my carry on camera equipment. Travel in Africa will be mainly on small (4-10 passenger) planes. I need to take a CPAP machine (very small with a Lithium battery). My camera is the OLY EM1 mkII. And the lens that I bought especially for this trip is the OLY 300mm F4 IS Pro. I chose that lens because the IS works in conjunction with the camera IBIS to produce some incredible results hand held in low light situations. My concern is that I don’t have a zoom so I will need to bring another lens for near in situations. My choices are the very high quality 12 - 40 MM F2.8 Pro or the 75 - 300 mm F4.5 to 5.6. I probably will take a 17MM F1.7. Later today I will pack everything and weigh it all.
Next week I will be leaving on a three week trip t... (show quote)


If you shooting wildlife usually they can get u close. The 75-300 should surfice. I would also take the 12-40 for landscapes.
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