Bob Topp

Bob Topp

Lives in United States Huntsville, United States
Works as a EE
Has a website at http://fotki.com/HBN-Photos
Joined on Nov 19, 2001
About me:

Slowly migrating from D300/D700 to m4/3...

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  • Replied in KEH
    I second the vote for KEH.  I bought a refurbished D700 from them, and it has never given me any trouible.  I buy several lenses a year from them- never a problem.
  • I can understand you might settle for the slower lens if you do landscapes, but if you're talking about the kids as well, you might want to look at autofocus speed and low light applications.  I ...
  • Sorry to respond late, but I just ran across your thread.  I've been using the Metz AF-44 on my EM-1 for a year now and enjoy it quite a lot.  It works well on my EM-5 as well, and according to ...
  • My D700 factory refurb continues to give excellent service.  It came packaged in a Nikon box, just not as fancy as the original.  The camera looked brand new- clean and crisp in every detail.  ...
  • Ah, but the vicarious joy of watching others evaluate, purchase, praise and squabble is almost at good as the real thing, and it costs us nothing!
  • Yes, you can achieve a star effect in photoshop as well. See: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=photoshop+star+filter
  • First, I'm not sure how cheap you mean. I purchased a Hoya star filter from B&H last winter, and it cost only a little over $20 in a 58 mm size (price varies with thread size). I use the filter ...
  • Salsa Ladies Senior Nationals Dogpark A bit more salsa
  • In addition to other comments about the group shot, it is not clear who posed this shot.  You seem to be off to the left of center somewhat, and the eyes of the subjects are wandering all over the ...
  • Extra points to Paul for spelling Yongnuo correctly. :-)  It has been entertaining to see the variety of spellings on DPReview. Bob Topp
  • I couldn't help liking the bison- love the shot.  But I like number three a lot as well.  I've shot many times into the west trying to catch that light from the streams and rivulets coming off ...
  • You are not firing second curtain, are you?
  • Not to mention that if you've been near-sighted all your life, presbyopea may have little or no effect on your reading a camera screen.  The m4/3 cameras I've used have all had EVFs because I ...
  • Thait84, congratulations.  You generated a very thoughtful and productive discussion with your thread.  I can't really improve on what's been said, but might draw an analogy for illustrating the ...
  • Sokkheng, can you post an example of a problem photo? Looking at the responses, most seem to be concerned with white balance, but you complain of blue on skin and have not said anything about ...
  • Of the three, I like the first two more than the third.  In a venue as deep/wide as the Grand Canyon, as you zoom out, it becomes more and more difficult to avoid a flat appearance because ...
  • If you want some more interesting history on the recovery of the city, read about Teufelsberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelsberg The "listening post" shown in one of the pictures was built...

  • I just looked up the castle burning on the web. As you can see from your third picture, the old castle is a burned out hulk.  Each summer there is a sort of festival to commemorate the burning of ...
  • One of my favorite areas, also just south of Yellowstone, is Jenny Lake- great to hike around and plenty to see, but a bit too close to the mountains to get your panorama.  Thanks for the shots. Bo ...
  • Beautiful shots... but I was really hoping to see a few of the castle burning.  I shot it on film in 1973, but would love to do it again today.  Thanks for the reminders...
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