Gehyra

Gehyra

Lives in Australia Coolatai NSW, Australia
Works as a Zoologist, Interpretation ranger and Poet.
Has a website at www.pbase.com/gehyra
Joined on Dec 7, 2003
About me:

To photograph the reptile, amphibian and invertebrate fauna of
Australia in a way to illustrate that these animals have character and
are part of the environment.
Fuji S2 Pro, Nikon D200, Nikon D300, Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8, Nikkor 50 mm F1.8,
Nikkor 80-400 AF VR ED,
Zoom, Sigma 15-35,
Nikon 5700 (with the flash not working), Fujifilm F100fd,

Comments

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Danlo: I got a D3 as my first serious camera.. After a few years I got a small D5000 just have something light to carry around when I was not working.. But I soon realised that I did not need the D3 at all. The image-quality of the D5000 was more then enough for almost anything. So the D3 ended up on a shelf for a few years before I sold it. Then I bought a D600.. Great camera, but its just too big and heavy. The D5000 had spoiled me with low weight and size and good image quality.. So.. back to square one, the D600 just lays on a shelf..

So, decided to replace my D600 with a small light D3200. Could not be happier!

You know that all you need to take a photograph is vision, shutterspeed, aperture and iso.. right?

Good lenses help of course, but I agree totally that familiarity with equipment and vision can create far better photos than the best financial outlay. I would rather spend the thousands saved by not buying things I don't need on getting to the places where I can take great images. At the end of the day the difference in expenditure between $10,000 and $1000 will be difficult to tell on an A3 print or smaller- especially with camera bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

I still have an old Fujifilm S2 pro, although now it is gathering dust; In its day I loved the Fujifilm colours; Many folks predicted the death of Fujifilm as a credible camera manufacturer, but I see them rising proudly from the ashes with a diversity of cameras that are functional objects of beauty. I presently own a D7000 but this XT-1 is seriously tempting- having grown up shooting with Pentax MX and Oly OM-1 cameras (cause I'm old) I see this dark beast, albeit a small, functional beast, this is an object of lust; the small size, the "familiar" controls- this thing makes me breath funny, in a sort of creepy way. I'll dream of this camera.. There are doubtlessly other capable cameras out there, but this nails the aesthetics and control layout in a compact body. I want one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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marike6: Locking exposure dials a la the Nikon Df? Any amount of money that DPR loves this camera and the dials from day one. :-)

Part of what makes the X cameras at least interesting is the rangefinder design, the whole poor man's Leica thing.

What is the point copying a DSLR body styling? It's has no bright Pentaprism so why the pseudo pentaprism housing?

This is a head scratcher move from Fujifilm that is for sure. No FF, just an X camera dressed up as a DSLR. Has anybody asked why?

I hope that Fujifilm make something like this with wireless TTL Flash.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:45 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: With the price in Japan around ¥180,000 for body only (some $1,700, as Digicame Info tells us, and they are seldom wrong), real and well shaped up DSLRs (pun intended) like the K-3 will look like a tremendous bargain.
I wonder why Fuji didn't come up with X-Pro2?

When I wear cologne, I get drooled over. I'm sick of it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On Nikon D5300 preview (278 comments in total)

I really want a Nikon DSLR with an articulating screen AND wireless flash. I've been waiting for years!! Why does it have to be an either/or thing?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:41 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

I wonder if they'll make a fast wide waterproof prime? Oh look, they have.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 07:02 UTC as 162nd comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (588 comments in total)

If they bring out a macro lens for this (and/or a wireless flash unit), I'd get one for sure. Just what I need for tadpole photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 06:46 UTC as 165th comment
On Alien embryo! in the Outsiders challenge (2 comments in total)

You need kelp.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 00:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Past the Expiry Date in the Outsiders challenge (1 comment in total)

Give that guy a seat.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 00:21 UTC as 1st comment
On FightingLizards in the WildAnimals: Reptiles challenge (1 comment in total)

I really like this image! Varanus panoptes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 15:34 UTC as 1st comment

I would buy one if it shot RAW without hesitation. But it doesn't shoot RAW, I'll stick with the waterproof camera I have. Perhaps they'll deliver a firmware update..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 09:21 UTC as 30th comment

I want a Nikon with a built-in flash commander, a swivel screen and a screw drive for old lenses. I do a lot of wildlife and macro photography at ground level and am missing a D60 equivalent body for my Nikon lenses. If the D400 comes out with a swivel screen and a 16+ megapixel sensor, I would be happy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 01:09 UTC as 179th comment
On Sedona Golf Resort #10 in the Golf course picture for commercial purposes challenge (3 comments in total)

As an ecologist I hate to imagine what the application of fertilisers and pesticides would be doing to the streams downslope... There is always a cost. Nice photo though!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 02:19 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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SnapHappy32: Nikon had no choice considering the onslaught of CSC's.
I don't understand the negativity in below comments.

This is a heaven sent cam' for me.
Having a fair selection of Nikon lenses, I've spent a good part of the last months considering what to get as a travel cam.

I've been looking closely at the EM-5, the XP1 and the Nex7.
The latter is supposedly a staff favourite with the people working for a small, local camera company (PhaseOne).

Now Nikon have fitted that sensor into an inexpensive, lightweight body.
What's not to like?

24mp too much? Don't get the cam.
Not enough HD space? Ditto
Nothing better to do? Get back to work!

Because the camera is squarely aimed at people considering upgrading from a point and shoot who wouldn't normally shoot RAW, and don't know what exposure compensation actually means. I run photography workshops, and 95% of the public don't know what most of the buttons on their cameras do or how they might improve their photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:33 UTC
On Mammoth are coming back! in the Scenery: The Nature history museum challenge (5 comments in total)

I love this image- I nearly choked on my pasta from laughing! Thank you so much for using humour so constructively!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 10:15 UTC as 2nd comment
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