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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Mighty Thom speaks! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
80-200 AFD cracked af-mf ring Nikon SLR Lens Talk 7 months ago
Teleconverter for new 80-200 F/2.8 AF-D Lens Nikon SLR Lens Talk 7 months ago
If Nikon brings a true replacement for the D300s, will you upgrade or go FX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Can I get nice DOF car photos with APS-C D50 instead of D600 (85mm f.1/8) Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 8 months ago
d750 or d700 from a d5100? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 9 months ago
New rumor: 1.3x crop Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Opinions on Nikon 18-135 and 18-105 lens to go with my D200, please Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 10 months ago
IF the rumored D750 can do 8 fps in DX mode ... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 11 months ago
Why the pull of full frame? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Aug 20, 2014
Photo Rumors posts that Canon 7D is being discontinued Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Aug 18, 2014
Nikon NOOOOOOOO! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Aug 14, 2014
Full frame 'needs' top quality lenses Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 9, 2014
Should I sell my D300 + DX lenses? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Jul 7, 2014
Switching from Canon: Nikon D700 or Nikon D600/610 Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 30, 2014
DOF advice using the D600 and shooting filled church sanctuary Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 23, 2014
Nikon D610 lenses choice. Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 20, 2014
Camera snobs Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk May 7, 2014
I am so ticked off at the Nikon service center I'm fuming Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 3, 2014
Most economic way to upgrade to full-frame Nikon ? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk May 1, 2014
Tokina 100mm macro or Tamron 90mm usd vc macro? Third Party Lens Talk May 1, 2014
Trusty D300 does architectural Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 30, 2014
D9300 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Apr 30, 2014
Would you sell D700 for D610? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 30, 2014
The Portrait lens you can't do without? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 30, 2014
Zeikos ZE-NBG300 won't work without battery? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 30, 2014
Would you buy a D600 today? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 27, 2014
How much weight do you give DXOMark reviews? Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 27, 2014
Another delay for Pro DX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 23, 2014
D7000 - Shooting Little League Games Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Apr 19, 2014
REFURBISHED? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Apr 16, 2014
D800 with classic lens Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk Apr 8, 2014
Poll: D400 or what else lies in the future for you? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 17, 2014
Is 5100 a good option right now? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Mar 15, 2014
upgraded travel kit choice - opinions please! Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Mar 13, 2014
D5100 X D5300 Viewfinder . The difference is that big ? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Mar 10, 2014
18-140mm vs 18-105mm? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 5, 2014
D700 Indoor Sports Impressions Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 2, 2014
Good condition Nikon D80 worth $600? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Mar 2, 2014
Dear Nikon Executives Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Feb 23, 2014
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 Feb 21, 2014
Confused: DXO MARK - "Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Nikon D7100" Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Feb 20, 2014
Can someone find me a great deal on a good dx body? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Feb 18, 2014
Nikon D5100 Best Lens Combo Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Feb 14, 2014
here is what a 2yr old 32-35mp DX image may look like @ISO180? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Feb 14, 2014
Gymnastics Lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Feb 10, 2014
D7000 vs D7100 - an Objective Visual Noise Test Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 30, 2014
Confessions/observations of a D300 owner who rented a D3 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Jan 29, 2014
D7000 w/18-140mm for $899 or D7100 w/18-140mm for $1446 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Jan 29, 2014
Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Jan 24, 2014