To the OP. I normally read all the post but skipped them this time. I love Florida but I love visiting Hawaii more. Not sure what your likes and dislikes are but if you enjoyed the lower 48, seems to me that you'd like Hawaii as well. I even liked Honolulu, especially the Iolani Palace. As for driving I loved the tours. You learn so much about Hawaii that you won't know driving yourself. They stop at various locations to give you opportunities to take pictures. I agree about not staying in Waikiki. Everything there is way over priced. Check out the Waikiki Beach if you can. If you like fireworks take the Friday night dinner cruise so you can watch the Friday night fireworks from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. On the North shore which is about an hours drive from Honolulu, is the Polynesian Village. We did drive there. Many say it's too commercialized but my wife and I loved it. We had VIP passes and had our own tour guide. The luau there is very nice. Definitely don't miss the theater production after the luau. I thought it was awesome. We could have spent more than one day there but had not allocated enough time. Unlike Disney World, you can return for another day on your original ticket without paying for another day. We took the 7 day cruise to the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. My only problem was the stay on each Island was too short. Our favorites were the Big Island and Kauai. We took several tours and had lots of photo opportunities I would not have had if I had driven on my on. Go and enjoy the the things you enjoy. Your travel agent can advise you I'm sure.
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I'm with you. Nothing has worked as well for me as Nikon lenses. Stick with them and you won't be sorry. 200mm seems a bit short to me for BIF but I don't shoot BIF so what do I know? As much as I love my D750, especially for its low light capabilities, again I understand that DX is normally better for BIF than an FX camera. You might be better off putting your money on the best lens and keeping your D7200. Don't forget the deals on used and refurbished lenses that have been mentioned.
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I have seen times that I would love to have had that lense hood. Shooting against glass it would be awesome for eliminating reflections on the glass. Shots from a tour bus (motor coach) for example.
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Edit a jpeg repeatedly and you will see degredarion. I hope that answers your question.
Really nice shots of a very cute little girl. The teeth are great too. Love all the poses.
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You can buy a Lenovo laptop with Nvidia built in and although the model I bought has been discontinued, it had the option of monitor calibration so that the laptop monitor could be calibrated. I also bought their docking station so that all my cables are connected to the back. I press one button to release the laptop from the docking station and just line it up and press down to reseat the laptop to the docking station. I do have an external monitor and it is connected with a DisplayPort cable.
Call Lenovo and they will tell you if they have a current model with monitor calibration built in and your Nvidia card options.
Great catch. Love the clarity. Mahalo for sharing.
Love it when you say mahalo. 🙂
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I went from film to digital with the D750 and have been very happy. New the D750 is $1299 and refurbished from Nikon is $1196. There was a link in this thread to KEH with a price of $1069 I believe. Look around here and at B&H, Adorama and others.
I love my D750 and the 24-120mm lens. Good luck.
You don't mention where you are located. If you are in the USA and buy your lens in Hong Kong, it will be a Gray market lens in the USA and Nikon USA will not service it in the USA. I know the odds of a problem with that lens is very slim. I still have my 50mm from my Nikon FE film SLR from 1982 and it is just fine.
However, I did want to be sure you were aware that any Nikon camera or lens bought outside the USA will not be serviced by Nikon in the USA.
Don’t use Facebook...they compress the images and the downloads will not stay true to size/resolution.
Who owns the photos posted on FB?
I use Google Photos. I make albums for groups of pictures, and I can let different groups see different albums. Very easy and convenient.
Plus you not only have a nice album but they can download one or more or the entire album as a zip file.
It has already been said here, you can take good pictures with most any of today's DSLRs. However, it is easier to take great pictures with a camera that is easiest for you to use. For me it has always been Nikon. I started with the Nikon FE. I loved the metering system. My pictures just always seemed to come out right. At the time Canon was advertising the AE-1 very heavily and almost persuaded me. However, everyone that I asked who knew cameras said to buy Nikon if I could afford to do so.
The only wedding I ever shot was a couple who said that if I didn't that they would have no pictures so I caved in. I borrowed a Canon AE-1 from another friend so that I could shoot with 2 cameras. Probably because I had different film in each camera. The pictures came out good but the Canon drove me nuts because everything was backwards from my Nikon. I was so thankful that I had bought Nikon.
I like the feel and handling of my Nikons. I love Nikon's metering systems.
But it is kind of like Kodachrome. I loved Kodachrome. I thought the vibrant colors were amazing and that nothing else came close. However, there were/are those who didn't/don't like Kodachrome. We each like what works best for us. For me it is eaiser to take great pictures with Nikon. I won't be changing.
Hi, I am new to this forum and enjoying it so far.
I am going to be buying a laptop PC (not MAC) and would like to get some suggestions about what laptops others are using. I do use photoshop cc and like compositing, focus stacking, exposure stacking etc so I need something with that capability. I shoot with a canon 5dM4 so file sizes are pretty large.
Thanks for the input.
I vote for Lenovo. When I bought my laptop almost 5 years ago you could buy it with built in monitor calibration. I also advise an i7. They just seem to handle new software better than an i5. I've personally had issues with Dell and upgrading that I've never had with Lenovo. Many Lenovo's have built in SSD cards for caching that tend to speed them up. Lenovo's repair center is in Atlanta, GA should you ever need to call for tech support. Call their 800 sales line and let them design one for your needs.