Lives in United States Eugene, OR, United States
Works as a Fine Furniture Design and Build--Retired
Joined on Sep 1, 2004
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2 Nikon D800,------- Nikon D7100 ,--------1 P&S Ricoh GR

Zooms:-Nikon 17-35mm F2.8------------Nikon 24-70mm F2.8------------------Nikon 70-200mm f4---------------Nikon 16-85mm F3.5-4.5-------Nikon 24-85mm F3.5-4.5-------------Nikon 18-200mm
sgl focal lenght:
Nikon 28mm f1.8------Sigma 35mm f1.4-------------Nikon 60mm F2.8 AF-S--------------Nikon 85mm F1.8 af-d-------------Sigma 150mm f2.8

Epson 3880
Using CS5, NIK suites, PSE10 and a few plug-ins for PP

Enjoy the art of trying to see but need to build on the craft of photography... been away from pics and starting over again, after 18 years and some small local exhibits....

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  • Vera Cognome wrote: If nothing else, samples show that the person has actually handled the lens. Personally, I can't see someone deliberately creating a 1-stop underexposure or painting in extra...
  • Vera Cognome wrote: While I could choose a more impressive title such as "Sales analyst," that's my profession. It's one that requires negotiation skills and understanding how people try to sell...
  • Vera Cognome wrote: Perhaps so. I simply suggest ignoring anyone who claims to have used a lens, and then pans it without posting any samples. They may have an honest beef be attention seekers,...
  • wisep01 wrote: Thanks for the definitive guide on the Sigma and its "terrible" flare. Do you know what I'm doing right now? I'm looking a gift horse in the mouth, and I don't like what I see. It's...
  • jintoku wrote: Thand be a keeper for sure (even if the flare became an issue). But 885 grams is a LOT. By the way it is only 15 grams lighter than your 24-70 f2.8... - Keeping it sane in an...
  • I really wanted this lens to work.  first I had it on order for approx 3 months and 2 or 3 deadlines for release passed so I canceled.  Then surfing one evening I found it on Amazon and ordered,...
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  • Minimal differance, and still consider the 28-300mm to be a very useful lens.  It has it fobbles but can produce great images and sharp images.  It is not a 24-70mm but in that range it is still...
  • Got mine yesterday.  As to all the talk here I was never really satisfied with the nikon 24-120mm but certainly enjoyed the range/wgt/77mm. and a degree of weather sealing.  That said the Sigma is...
  • adisarda wrote: Thank you all for your feedback. Much appreciate it. composition and a point of interest/drama missing and basically very boring picts.  Look a bit more, it's out there--ya...
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    jintoku wrote: FWIW I called Sigma USA and they said that they are now expecting first shipment in "mid February". I told them that I have mine on pre-order with an alleged shipment date of Jan 31...
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