hflavo

hflavo

Lives in United States Holyoke USA, AK, United States
Works as a retired business exec
Has a website at www.pbase.com/hflphotos
Joined on Mar 26, 2007
About me:

I am now semi-retired and, while I have never completely lost my interest in photography, now have the time and freedom from child-raising and business career to concentrate on becoming a better-than-just-good photographer.

My main interest these days seem to be:

* available light photography
* sports photography (especially baseball)
* photojournalism
* (in line with the above), documenting older buildings and interesting cityscapes

My photo equipment has evolved from Minolta rangefinders to Canon SLR's to Nikon Digital SLRs over the years. Present line-up is as follows:

* Canon 520 4.0mp digital (my grab camera, always in the car with me)
* Nikon D5100 w/Nikon 18-105mm and Nikon 70-300VR as my main walkaround kit.
* Nikon D300 and D7000 w/Tamron 17-50 f2.8 and Nikon 80-200 f2.8 plus a bunch of primes as my main sports and photojournalism setup
* Nikon D600, my newest acquisition. Mostly for use with my set of manual prime lenses.
* Nikon D1H w/various of the above Nikon lenses....still a great sports camera and used as a second camera for when shooting sports.
* Nikon D1X w/various of the above lenses ... as a creative backup to the D300 and D7000.

Currently I shoot raw except for sports, and import using Nikon Transfer, sort and label with Photo Mechanic, and edit using CaptureNX/NX2. Arcserve PhotoImpressions 6 is used for retouching TIFF files, which are my finished masters. ResizeIt gets used for upsizing. I also use DxO on occasion, particularly to batch-process sports JPEGs. I'v also invested in their Viewpoint and Filmpack, which are useful on occasion.

My editing is done on an HP Quad Workstation, and viewed on a 22' LCD screen calibrated by a Spyder2Express. Printing is usually sent away but occasionally done via an Epson CX8400.

In addition to the equipment listed iabove, I currently have an unused extra large Domke bag with a Canon FD28/2.0 lens and a Kiron FD28-70/3.5-4.5 lens awaiting disposal or recycling, but I seem to have lost my interest in film photography (I was never a darkroom guy, and I'm still trying to figure out what to do with about 2000 slides and 800 prints from the old days).

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Opinions on Nikon 18-135 and 18-105 lens to go with my D200, please Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 weeks ago
IF the rumored D750 can do 8 fps in DX mode ... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
Why the pull of full frame? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
Photo Rumors posts that Canon 7D is being discontinued Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
Nikon NOOOOOOOO! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
Full frame 'needs' top quality lenses Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Should I sell my D300 + DX lenses? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Switching from Canon: Nikon D700 or Nikon D600/610 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
DOF advice using the D600 and shooting filled church sanctuary Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
Nikon D610 lenses choice. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
Camera snobs Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 5 months ago
I am so ticked off at the Nikon service center I'm fuming Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
Most economic way to upgrade to full-frame Nikon ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
Tokina 100mm macro or Tamron 90mm usd vc macro? Third Party Lens Talk 5 months ago
Trusty D300 does architectural Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 6 months ago
D9300 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 6 months ago
Would you sell D700 for D610? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
The Portrait lens you can't do without? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Zeikos ZE-NBG300 won't work without battery? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 6 months ago
Would you buy a D600 today? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
How much weight do you give DXOMark reviews? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Another delay for Pro DX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 6 months ago
D7000 - Shooting Little League Games Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 6 months ago
REFURBISHED? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 6 months ago
D800 with classic lens Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Poll: D400 or what else lies in the future for you? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
Is 5100 a good option right now? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
upgraded travel kit choice - opinions please! Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
D5100 X D5300 Viewfinder . The difference is that big ? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
18-140mm vs 18-105mm? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
D700 Indoor Sports Impressions Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
Good condition Nikon D80 worth $600? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
Dear Nikon Executives Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Should I upgrade to a D300 from a D70 (yes, I know this is 2014, oh well)? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Confused: DXO MARK - "Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Nikon D7100" Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
Can someone find me a great deal on a good dx body? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
Nikon D5100 Best Lens Combo Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
here is what a 2yr old 32-35mp DX image may look like @ISO180? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Gymnastics Lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
80-200 AFD cracked af-mf ring Nikon SLR Lens Talk 8 months ago
D7000 vs D7100 - an Objective Visual Noise Test Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 9 months ago
Confessions/observations of a D300 owner who rented a D3 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
D7000 w/18-140mm for $899 or D7100 w/18-140mm for $1446 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 9 months ago
Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Wide angle lens recommendations for D300? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
any new d400 rumors/info Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Thom's list of DSLRs that impacted his images... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Another 'D400' moan, sorry Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
What if the new D4-like body is DX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
Which Nikon camera models will be judged the new classic's? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 10 months ago