DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: This type of advertising..in my experience...has ALWAYS yielded...a "whole lot of nothing"....I have avoided Nikon like the Plague for years...I don't want to hear about their 5000 year old legacy of building cameras..they suck...their small cameras suck..their dslr's (for the VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE) suck. They probably realized that the FM2n is the most popular camera they have produced in many years and are <trying> something/anything to capitalize upon that. I shoot with Canon and Sigma DP Merrill.....Nikon..you have absolutely nothing that I could ever want. Goodnight

Maybe it's HawaiiVolcanoes that sucks at photography since so many pros seem to like Nikon?
There are always the negative people who can't just keep out of a discussion if something does not interest them - they have to elevate themselves by being negative about the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:51 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)
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Jogger: You dont really need a spare batter with an DSLR.. ive gone over 2000 shots on one batter on my D700.. depends how much you chimp.

For memory cards.. its good to off load your photos and clear out your card on a routine basis, rather than waiting for it to be 100% full.. i.e. you dont want to be walking around with 60GB of photos in your camera. So unless you are using low capacity cards for no reason, then you dont need a spare either.

A spare battery is the first thing I get with a new camera. Things can go wrong and batteries can fail even if you think they are charged. A spare battery tops the list!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 19:31 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag news story (287 comments in total)

You missed "A Camera"! :) Just kidding, it's a good list.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:16 UTC as 157th comment
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mckracken88: gah, no more AFGHAN GIRL. She's startled enough..from that camera shoved in her face ;)

also: most National Geographic pictures look kinda funny-surreal, what with their overuse of contrast and candy colors.

I also get the auto-correct when I google it :( My general photography ebook sells about 60 a month http://www.amazon.com/Photography-Masterclass-ebook/dp/B00BT86ZME

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 17:46 UTC
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mckracken88: gah, no more AFGHAN GIRL. She's startled enough..from that camera shoved in her face ;)

also: most National Geographic pictures look kinda funny-surreal, what with their overuse of contrast and candy colors.

Thanks :) I wonder what happened that it is in some copies but not other? maybe they did several issues to vary the images.
The explosure book isn't selling as well as the other one :) http://www.amazon.com/Explosive-Photography-ebook/dp/B00CDW3VN6

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2013 at 06:26 UTC
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mckracken88: gah, no more AFGHAN GIRL. She's startled enough..from that camera shoved in her face ;)

also: most National Geographic pictures look kinda funny-surreal, what with their overuse of contrast and candy colors.

I'm pretty happy that one of my images was posted. http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m300/dvdowns/high%20speed/zpop1011.jpg According to some people though it's not in all the copies?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 06:35 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Disgusting to see how large companies kill-off the market for professional photography.

It all the trend and this is another example that there is no future for the professional photographer to make a descent living.

In future you must be well known or die.

Intel marketing department must be laughing out loud.
Amateurs don't get paid, but their photo's will be used for cheap.

It's simply change and we all have to adapt to it or be left behind. When you went digital did you worry about the people who made a living making film?
Some say digital has made photography cheap - our children will look back and think that film made photography expensive - it's all relative to the observer and you need an open mind in today's changing world.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 06:49 UTC
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