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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Camera snobs Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 day ago
D800 with classic lens Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 1 week ago
D9300 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 week ago
Poll: D400 or what else lies in the future for you? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
Is 5100 a good option right now? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 month ago
upgraded travel kit choice - opinions please! Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 month ago
D5100 X D5300 Viewfinder . The difference is that big ? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 month ago
18-140mm vs 18-105mm? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
D700 Indoor Sports Impressions Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
Good condition Nikon D80 worth $600? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 1 month ago
Dear Nikon Executives Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 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 2 months ago
Confused: DXO MARK - "Best lenses for the 24M-Pix Nikon D7100" Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 2 months ago
Can someone find me a great deal on a good dx body? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 2 months ago
Nikon D5100 Best Lens Combo Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 2 months ago
here is what a 2yr old 32-35mp DX image may look like @ISO180? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
Gymnastics Lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 2 months ago
80-200 AFD cracked af-mf ring Nikon SLR Lens Talk 2 months ago
D7000 vs D7100 - an Objective Visual Noise Test Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 3 months ago
Confessions/observations of a D300 owner who rented a D3 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
D7000 w/18-140mm for $899 or D7100 w/18-140mm for $1446 Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 3 months ago
Hope any new top end DX body is smaller, lighter and made of composites Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Wide angle lens recommendations for D300? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
any new d400 rumors/info Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Thom's list of DSLRs that impacted his images... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 3 months ago
Another 'D400' moan, sorry Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 4 months ago
What if the new D4-like body is DX? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 4 months ago
Which Nikon camera models will be judged the new classic's? Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 4 months ago
Why does the D4 have less megapixels than cheaper Nikon DSLR's? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
Fair price for D300 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
D400 ...Nikon's results and MUST come... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
Beauty contest: Best good looking lens to match with DF Nikon FX SLR (DF, D1-D4, D600-D800) Talk 5 months ago
My response to the Nikon Df survey Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
Nikon DSLR lineup Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
new "high quailty" standard DX lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 5 months ago
A D7100 surprise Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk 6 months ago
The 7D Mark II vs. D400 "race" to market... Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 6 months ago
D7100!? Come on Nikon! Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
What to substitute instead of Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 7 months ago
this pic is sharp on my PC but not when I try to upload to the internet Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 8 months ago
Thom Hogan Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Camera bag suggestions? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk 9 months ago
Thom Hogan's assessment of a D400 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 28, 2013
Is the D1X still a worthwhile purchase? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Apr 23, 2013
Crop factor on D7100 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 25, 2013
Why is AutoISO on the D7000 so worthless Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7100) Talk Mar 21, 2013
Handling of new 80-400 zoom lens Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 19, 2013
Nikon D400 Wish List - Add your wish here! Maybe NIKON are looking? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 12, 2013
The new flagship of Nikon's DX-format HD-SLR lineup.(Nikon Canada website) Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Mar 8, 2013
wide angle for D7100 Nikon Pro DX SLR (D300, D200, D100) Talk Feb 28, 2013