wasserball

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Joined on Jul 9, 2006

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  • How about excessive software editing for sport?  I could have gotten the same results with a D90.
  • Replied in Lens Update
    The more I crank the focal ring, the smoother it is getting. Upgrade? I 'm not one who needs to go out and buy the latest greatest lens. This morning 3rd grade's game with the "damaged" 70-200mm ...
  • I don't shoot for money.  I refused it most of the time.  I shoot for recognition within the local high school community.  Some ask me to do special events and my fees.  I said $5, and he returns, ...
  • I agree. It is an aged lens, 10 years of constant use. Spending money to repair the zoom ring (not aperture, my bad) would not be a wise idea. If repaired (zoom), the focus motor will be next to ...
  • The repair man suggested that even if it is repaired, say for $600, the focus motor will likely fail one day soon.  After hearing that possibility, the only logical decision is as long as the ...
  • As long as I have the strength to rotate the aperture ring, the lens is a keeper.  No money out of my pocket with the current logic.  It would be foolish for me to repair or replace it.  The focus ...
  • If you don't already know, the AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G VR is the sports photographer's go to lens.  Regardless of whether the day's lens is either the 300mm f2.8 or the 400mm f2.8 lens, the 70-200mm ...
  • You can get a repair estimate from Nikon. https://www.nikonusa.com/en/service-and-support/nikon-authorized-repair-list.page
  • I aim for the eye, the most important in any portrait, unless I am trying for special affect. Now, the camera/lens is on a tripod, of course. Say, it is 10 feet away, f5.6 (or the f stop you ...
  • When I fine tune a lens, for example, the Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens that I use for portraits. I fine tune it at approximate distance and f stop(s) I typically use the lens. I use a head shot of a ...
  • Replied in HS Swimming
    Yes, i didn't noticed you were at such high ISO.  I try to keep the shutter speed as low as possible, say 1/400, like most of your shots.  I do miss a few due to blur, but most of the time I can ...
  • Replied in HS Swimming
    Very nice.  I like the wide angle lens.  Looks like you took a lot of time to get around the venue.
  • Replied in HS Swimming
    Here are some I took last Saturday. I don't see the "gray" skin that I see in your photos. A lot less grainy too using a cheap D600. :) I would not put too much value to critiques. You take a ...
  • Replied in HS Swimming
    First photo is the original, 2nd, I used use google photo, I took away some of the gray skin color of the focused swimmer in black jammer.  But, I could not do any better.  The original showed a ...
  • Replied in HS Swimming
    I still think the skin color is all wrong, at least on my laptop. The photos are great for the community who will look and share them. They are what they are. Critics are not warranted since you ...
  • How about variations are cool? That will cover cropped and wide angles under the basket. Accepting this will avoid cc like crop if the shot is wide angle, and wide angle if the shot is cropped.  ...
  • The quality of play is very different. HS players don't get too close to the rim when they are in the paint. That is why you don't see ball, players, and rim in the same photos. If you want to see ...
  • From reviews, the 400mm f2.8G is one of the sharpest lens out there. I use it to take the picture of the recent full moon, VR off on a tripod. FWIW,
  • You might have sharpen it too much.  Rather, try a little HDR to the photo.
  • I see that you don't use the sunny 16 rule, ie f16 speed at 1/ISO. I shoot at f8 not f16 like you do. In facebook I post a shot of the full moon each month and add some astronomical relevance for ...
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