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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d750 or d700 from a d5100? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 days ago
If Nikon brings a true replacement for the D300s, will you upgrade or go FX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 6 days ago
New rumor: 1.3x crop Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 weeks ago
Opinions on Nikon 18-135 and 18-105 lens to go with my D200, please Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
IF the rumored D750 can do 8 fps in DX mode ... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
Why the pull of full frame? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Photo Rumors posts that Canon 7D is being discontinued Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Nikon NOOOOOOOO! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Full frame 'needs' top quality lenses Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 4 months ago
Should I sell my D300 + DX lenses? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 4 months ago
Switching from Canon: Nikon D700 or Nikon D600/610 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
DOF advice using the D600 and shooting filled church sanctuary Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Nikon D610 lenses choice. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Camera snobs Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 6 months ago
I am so ticked off at the Nikon service center I'm fuming Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Most economic way to upgrade to full-frame Nikon ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 6 months ago
Tokina 100mm macro or Tamron 90mm usd vc macro? Third Party Lens Talk 6 months ago
Trusty D300 does architectural Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
D9300 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
Would you sell D700 for D610? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
The Portrait lens you can't do without? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
Zeikos ZE-NBG300 won't work without battery? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
Would you buy a D600 today? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
How much weight do you give DXOMark reviews? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
Another delay for Pro DX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
D7000 - Shooting Little League Games Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
REFURBISHED? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 7 months ago
D800 with classic lens Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 7 months ago
Poll: D400 or what else lies in the future for you? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Is 5100 a good option right now? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
upgraded travel kit choice - opinions please! Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
D5100 X D5300 Viewfinder . The difference is that big ? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
18-140mm vs 18-105mm? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
D700 Indoor Sports Impressions Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Good condition Nikon D80 worth $600? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 8 months ago
Dear Nikon Executives Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 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 9 months ago
Confused: DXO MARK - "Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Nikon D7100" Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 9 months ago
Can someone find me a great deal on a good dx body? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 9 months ago
Nikon D5100 Best Lens Combo Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 9 months ago
here is what a 2yr old 32-35mp DX image may look like @ISO180? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Gymnastics Lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
80-200 AFD cracked af-mf ring Nikon SLR Lens Talk 9 months ago
D7000 vs D7100 - an Objective Visual Noise Test Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 10 months ago
Confessions/observations of a D300 owner who rented a D3 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
D7000 w/18-140mm for $899 or D7100 w/18-140mm for $1446 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 10 months ago
Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
Wide angle lens recommendations for D300? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
any new d400 rumors/info Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
Thom's list of DSLRs that impacted his images... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago