Mach Schnell

Mach Schnell

Lives in United States Chicago USA, IL, United States
Works as a Market Research Manager
Has a website at www.pbase.com/fotofanatik
Joined on Apr 8, 2004
About me:

Semi-pro photographer. Shoot weddings, family portraits, produce prints for other photographers. 5 Nikon SLR bodies, 12 lenses, 3 flashes, and way too many camera bags.

www.pbase.com/fotofanatik

Mach Schnell's recent activity

  • I've owned a pair of the 28-105 lenses for many years.  It was my primary walk-around lens on my last film camera (F100) as well as my first FX camera (D700).  And I still use it from time to time ...
  • I own both lenses you are referring too.  The 70-200 VR1 was, I believe, Nikon's 1st or 2nd lens with VR.  It definitely makes more noise than the 70-300.  Partially because it is an older design, ...
  • I closely examined my 24-120 to see if I could spot what you shared in the photograph. I could not. But I did see a couple other minor imperfections. My point is, as long as it works okay, try not ...
  • Does it zoom okay?  Does the VR work?  Are the pictures sharp and contrasty?  If yes, stop worrying about it and just take pictures.
  • This topic has been beat to death on forums.  Did you try searching?  Meanwhile, Nikon's newer 18-35 is a very good lens for the money.
  • It looks like you really like tilt/shift lenses.  Wish I had one.  Nice use of the technique.  I also like the full-screen view of the images.  It would be nice though to have a thumbnail option ...
  • I'm looking for a photo hosting online gallery that will let my customers view and download images as well as order prints.  I only do this 2 or 3 times a year.  Can you recommend one that doesn't ...
  • It takes its sweet time informing us of software/firmware updates.
  • 1. First and foremost - adequate insurance for all my gear at replacement cost.  This is easy to add to home owners policies, although you will need to provide serial numbers for each piece of gear. ...
  • The pelican shot is due to shooting with a DX lens on an FX camera.  Frankly, I'm surprised the corners weren't completely black.  The second 2 shots are simple lens vignetting (as was already ...
  • My NX2 still works fine right now as well.  However, future operating systems (Windows in my case) will likely not work with Capture NX2.  Plus, even an update to existing operating systems may ...
  • Created discussions RAW processing quandry
    Nikon recently abandoned their premium RAW processing software Capture NX2.  Many of us are left with thousands of RAW files processed and edited with Capture NX2 and its nifty control point ...
  • I don't think anyone has mentioned this lens.  In price and quality it sits between the 18-35 and 14-24 in the line-up.  I settled on this lens after a long search for an upgrade to my 18-35 'D' ...
  • Is the sound on your video just focusing only?  Or were you also snapping a photo each time you focused? Sometimes the focusing mechanisms in AF-D lenses get a little loose.  When too much 'play' ...
  • The D750 is not a direct competitor to the 5DIII. That would be the D810.

  • Given the Cubs current dismal record it should not be hard at all to photograph an empty Wrigley stadium.  I hear they are even giving away free parking to try to get someone to show up for a ...
  • I've been very pleased with the Tokina 12-24.  It is built like a tank and the results are very sharp.  Plus, if you have a fullframe camera, it provides full-frame coverage from around 16mm to 24mm.
  • Replied in Nikon 70-300 ED
    Nikon's previous lens in this segment is the ED version (not the G version). The ED version is quite good up to about 250mm and is considerably smaller and lighter than the VR version. The shot in ...
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