windsprite

windsprite

Lives in Japan Hokkaido, Japan
Joined on Oct 21, 2005

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  • I love the gannet photos. I've seen quite a lot of images from that location. The contrast between the white feathers and dark sea is so nice. I'm not much of a birder, but I would love to spend a ...
  • If it's any consolation, I think it's abundantly clear to most people here that you were only stating your personal likes and dislikes. Julie
  • The book Light:  Science and Magic:  An Introduction to Photographic Lighting goes into a lot of detail about lighting glass (as well as many other subjects). The most recent edition is here . The ...
  • Agreed.  For many of us, the best shooting of the year starts when the temperature finally dips below -15C. Julie
  • I seem to remember somebody had this problem recently, and it was suggested that you can sometimes get this kind of concentric posterization when you have the in-camera vignetting correction ...
  • The Tokina 19-35/3.5-4.5 used to go for as little as $75 or thereabouts. It has a lot of optical flaws but can be surprisingly decent if you learn its quirks. It is fairly compact and lightweight ...
  • Replied in Could you...
    I wasn't disagreeing with you. I was only musing to the effect that even with the same AA filter and/or processing, the perceived oversharpness still might only occur under certain circumstances, ...
  • Replied in Could you...
    It could be.  It could be a lot of different things working in concert. Anyway, there's one quick way to solve this problem--shoot everything at f/18. ;-) Julie
  • Replied in Cheers, Norm!
    Hi again Norm. Salmon, saba/mackerel, and sanma, are good right now. Last month I tried pickling sanma in a Scandinavian-style marinade, and the result was very close to authentic pickled herring. ...
  • Replied in Could you...
    Put it this way -- I can imagine a camera that produces images that are "too sharp" but not one that produces images that are "too detailed." Julie
  • On the Nikon Japan site, the 135 is still available, but the 105 is listed as 品切中 = "sold out." http://shop.nikon-image.com/front/ItemSummaryRefer.do?cateId=20036&pageCursor=3 Aside from Nikon, ...
  • Sorry, I don't have an answer, but I thought I'd bump your thread before it disappears off the front page. If you still don't get any help, try starting another thread with the word "moire" in the ...
  • Thanks for the heads up. And for anybody who can't get enough D750 writeups, there is another one here: http://neilvn.com/tangents/nikon-d750-camera-settings-custom-settings/ and a brief one here: ...
  • My 85D is much noisier than my 70-210 f/4-5.6 AF-D and a little noisier than my 180/2.8 AF (non-D). It's just a noisy lens!  It's always been that way, ever since I bought it brand new five years ago.
  • Replied in I agree.
    Dan and p m h, when you (or anybody else) get a chance to use the 20/1.8 for astrophotography, I would love it if you could start a separate thread on the topic. I already have a couple of UWA ...
  • Replied in 35mm 1.8 dx
    It depends on what kind of shooting you do with it. It's fine for fairly close-up shooting at large apertures, like has been shown in this thread, and even loosely cropped environmental portraits ...
  • I agree, sometimes you do want the subject isolation. Just to clarify, though, telephoto lenses don't have particularly shallow DOF.  If you shoot a subject at 600/4 and then move closer and shoot ...
  • Thanks, Glenn.  The RAW thing is not a big deal for me, because I've been editing JPEGs for 20 years now, and anyway, I stopped being an early camera adopter years ago when I got burned on a buggy ...
  • Thanks for the report, Glenn. I'm considering updating my D700 and D300 with the D810 or D750 ... or perhaps some other camera, I don't know. The D4S is out of my price range, but it's helpful to ...
  • Replied in Cheers, Norm!
    It's *that* time of year up here, and I've got some very fresh ikura/salmon roe with your name on it (in teeeeeny tiny letters)! Julie
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