GreenMountainGirl

GreenMountainGirl

Lives in United States Southwestern part of the state, VT, United States
Joined on Jul 4, 2012
About me:

One camera, four lenses - still learning and planning for some better glass! Began my DSLR journey in February 2012, graduating from a digital point-and-shoot.

I live in the southwestern corner of Vermont, on 15 acres of mixed woods, fields, and a small swampy area. There are a lot of photography opportunities here in this small space! But I don't limit myself to my own back yard and front yard - I enjoy going to other places in the Green Mountains, and occasionally visit my aunt in Maine (at least an hour northeast of Bangor).

GreenMountainGirl's recent activity

  • ecube: The D810 does sound like a steep learning curve, with all those "Banks"! Recently some settings in my D7000 got changed accidentally, so do understand that it can happen.

    I am a RAW...

  • Thank you for pointing me to where to find this information. If I were not big on doing my research before buying, I would never have discovered this. When I bought my first DSLR (Nikon D7000), I...

  • Replied in D750 vs. D810
    Thank you for explaining.  "Slightly better" sounds like it would not make that much of a difference unless doing a LOT of low-light shooting. I am leaning toward the D810!  Especially after ...
  • Jtan163: I really treated myself well when buying the desktop, because I also got a large monitor! Hopefully I am set up pretty well for storing and editing my images, even with a FF camera.

    I...

  • ecube: Thank you for the encouraging words! I do hope I can learn the new camera in a relatively short time. I do know that the third-party lenses can be quite useful, but right now I am planning...

  • Thank you for the link. Interesting article, and my question was fully answered! Even though I use Nikon, the principles sound like they are true for all modern dSLRs.

    In the review of the...

  • Thank you for the link. Interesting article, and my question was fully answered! Even though I use Nikon, the principles sound like they are true for all modern dSLRs.

    In the review of the...

  • What are "cross-type AF points"?

  • Replied in D750 vs. D810
    I have been following the D810 vs D750 debate with interest, because I would like to buy a FF camera.  So far, I am leaning toward the D810, even though $1000 is a lot of money.  I do want better ...
  • Steve02: I do crop a lot, because I cannot afford the lenses that would make this unnecessary. I have heard about the "large file" issue before, but am not sure I understand it. So which camera...

  • The D800 was recently bumped from my wish list by the D810. Now the D750 has surfaced! (I currently own a D7000). I love the review, it sounds like a great camera, but still have to figure out...

  • The D800 was recently bumped from my wish list by the D810. Now the D750 has surfaced! (I currently own a D7000). I love the review, it sounds like a great camera, but still have to figure out...

  • Thanks Howard! Susan
  • I have been considering purchase of the 3880, as it has been so well recommended in some threads on this forum. There have been some mentions of problems that occur when it is not used often ...
  • Sorry for the misinterpretation - I am not familiar with the FZ cameras.  But your description made it sound like a sophisticated P&S!  Also, B&H describes the FZ1000 as a P&S bridge camera... I ...
  • Joe, I agree that a lot has changed with the improvement of automatic features.  However, regardless of what camera is chosen, there are still things to learn!  As you point out throughout your ...
  • Hope you stick with it!  Photography is very rewarding, even while going through the learning process.  Once you get a camera and at least one basic lens, the studying will feel like it has more ...
  • I don't think you are "splitting hairs". Perhaps you just need to do some research of your own before deciding which way to go. You want to be happy long-term with your choice. Try looking through ...
  • I understand the confusion you must be feeling.  My favorite subject is also birds and wildlife, but the "big guns" are too expensive for my budget.  As OP have said, photographing birds works ...
  • I agree with OP's advice that it is questionable whether it would be worth it to switch systems, unless you really want to become a Nikon user.  You would be looking at not only getting the new ...
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