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Old 02-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #91
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Camera purchase is delayed as I ride the XT back to Colorado from Florida. Delayed in Tallahassee tonight with a blown inner tube.
We spent a lot of time in canoes in the Killarney area. It was still the best way to get into the bush.


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Old 02-29-2012, 11:27 PM   #92
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He appears to be technically astute.

Which might be why he annoys "establishment" types.


he's not a photographer...he's an engineer
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #93
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #94
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he's not a photographer...he's an engineer
He's both. And he appears to know what he's talking about.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #95
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He's both. And he appears to know what he's talking about.
he has some good info on his site, but, he's still a kook...just my .02

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I won't be buying a D800...even if I had the $$

used D700 all the way, if I had the $scratch$

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:34 AM   #96
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That's the sort of thing that can be accomplished with bracketed exposures. I'm not familiar enough with the modern hardware to know which ones will or won't allow the bracketing of exposures. The D300s will record bracketed frames up to 9 exposures (4 either side and one of the features that influenced my decision to purchase). Not sure about less costly alteratives?

Anyone?

spot metering on your subject (the sunset itself) would have been sufficient...the same technique you'd employ on a 35mm camera...maybe with a smidge of EV adjustment. The dynamic range of your camera/film would have dictated how much of the shadow area was retained. Bracketing would have allowed you some flexibility in editing afterwards, but is superfluous.
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #97
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spot metering on your subject (the sunset itself) would have been sufficient...the same technique you'd employ on a 35mm camera...maybe with a smidge of EV adjustment. The dynamic range of your camera/film would have dictated how much of the shadow area was retained. Bracketing would have allowed you some flexibility in editing afterwards, but is superfluous.
That's just it: There isn't enough dynamic range to accomodate the highs and lows looking directly at the setting sun.

Bracketed exposures, layered in PP, could achieve the required result.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #98
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The D5100 is for you, the main advantages of the D7000 (other than improved build quality with the metal chassis) are for action shots, it has a higher FPS and better AF system. But neither of these really matter much for what you're shooting.
Ordered up a D5100 Kit today with the 18-55 zoom and the 55-200VR tele zoom... will get the 35mm 1.8 soon... Thanks NikonsAndVStroms for your confidence inspiring rants and raves... :)
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #99
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he has some good info on his site, but, he's still a kook...just my .02

and

I won't be buying a D800...even if I had the $$

used D700 all the way, if I had the $scratch$

I'm always happy to buy used gear










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late to the party...I think I'll get one. no complaints on my 700 it is an awesome camera. if I knew what I was doing it would be even more awesomer. I'm trying to resist the temptation of the Nikon 300mm F2.8, it isn't cheap but I'm thinking it's first before the D800. the more money I spend on camera's the more I safeguard against buying a dirt bike and killing myself....
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #100
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late to the party...I think I'll get one. no complaints on my 700 it is an awesome camera.
of course the people in it play a role but my favorite shot to date with the D700.

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #101
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dude, you cut off their feet.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:55 PM   #102
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late to the party...I think I'll get one. no complaints on my 700 it is an awesome camera. if I knew what I was doing it would be even more awesomer. I'm trying to resist the temptation of the Nikon 300mm F2.8, it isn't cheap but I'm thinking it's first before the D800. the more money I spend on camera's the more I safeguard against buying a dirt bike and killing myself....
Do you have a 70-200 F2.8? If you're shooting in good light (say below 1600) just get the D800 first since that will let you crop a lot more and get the same detail as the 700 and when you do finally move up the the 300 you'll be at the detail.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #103
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Ordered up a D5100 Kit today with the 18-55 zoom and the 55-200VR tele zoom... will get the 35mm 1.8 soon... Thanks NikonsAndVStroms for your confidence inspiring rants and raves... :)
No worries, if you ever need any help with it feel free to PM me.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #104
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I've been shooting Canon cameras since 1999. I've never once considered switching to Nikon - until now. I'm waiting to see how Canon responds and if they're not in the ballpark, I'll jump ship. I have friends who are already shooting the D800, a couple of whom dropped Canon for the D800, and I'm not hearing anything negative. It's a pretty friggin' amazing camera for landscape photography, especially when paired with their crazy sharp 14-24mm lens.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:52 AM   #105
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I've been shooting Canon cameras since 1999. I've never once considered switching to Nikon - until now. I'm waiting to see how Canon responds and if they're not in the ballpark, I'll jump ship. I have friends who are already shooting the D800, a couple of whom dropped Canon for the D800, and I'm not hearing anything negative. It's a pretty friggin' amazing camera for landscape photography, especially when paired with their crazy sharp 14-24mm lens.
They did respond:

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum...os_5d_mark_iii

MP is about the same but the AF is a lot better now.
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