RBFresno

RBFresno

Lives in United States Fresno, United States
Works as a Healthcare
Joined on Dec 13, 2004
About me:

EQUIPMENT:

BODIES: Nikon: D70, D2H, N6006, D50&D90(wife's), D200, D3, D4

LENSES:
In active duty:
Nikon: 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye
Nikon: 14-24mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S
Nikon: 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX (my wife's)
Nikon: 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX
Nikkor 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6g IF-ED AF-S DX VR(my wife's)
Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S
Nikon: 28mm f/1.4D AF
Nikon: 60 mm f/2.8 D AF Micro
Nikon: 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
Nikon: 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF
Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135
Nikkor 200mm f/2G IF-ED AF-S VR
Nikon: 200-400 mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S VR
Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
On reserve: 6 Others, most not worth mentioning.

TELECONVERTER: Nikon: TC-14EII 1.4x, TC-20EIII
EXTENSION TUBES: Kenko: Auto Extension Tube Set DG (12, 20 & 36mm Tubes)

FLASHES: Nikon: SB-800 x2, SB-23, SB-900

BACKPACK: Lowepro Photo Trekker Classic

CCD CLEANING STUFF: Visible dust brushes, solutions & swabs.
SOFTWARE: Nikon Capture, PS7, Noise Ninja. PhotoMatrix Pro, Cs2, CS3, NX. Nikon View, Nikon Transfer
LINKS:
GREAT AFRICA PICS:
http://www.alexbernasconi.com/home.htm
http://www.pbase.com/alex_beb/africa_2005
http://donwiss.com/pictures/BrooklynStores/0057.jpg
IMATCH: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/software/Imatch.shtml
http://www.naturfotograf.com/index2.html
http://www.ximinasphotography.com/lessons/lesson07/workflow.html
200-400 and 300 f/2.8 COMPARISION:
http://www.biglens.com/reviews/nikon300200400.htm
LENSES: http://home.zonnet.nl/famwakker/nikonlinkslensesreviewnikonlenses01.htm
http://home.zonnet.nl/famwakker/nikonlinkslenseswelcome01.htm
28 f/1.4: http://spaceweb.oulu.fi/~petri/AF_Nikkor_28mm_f1.4D.html
NIKON ABBREVIATIONS: http://www.bythom.com/lensacronyms.htm
NICE ARTICLES:
http://ronbigelow.com/articles/articles.htm
NIKON LENS LINKS:
http://www.nikonlinks.com/equipment_lenses_general.htm
CAM 2000 REFERENCES:
http://www.luminescentphoto.com/articles/CAM2000/cam2000.html
http://www.nikonians.org/nikon/multi-cam2000/review.html
PORTRAIT PP:
http://www.nobsphotosuccess.com/tutorial/introtutwmv/introtutwmv.html
FOCUS CHART: http://www.focustestchart.com/chart.html
FLASH REFERENCES:
http://www.softstonegroup.com/sb-800.html
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/NikonF5/Flash/SB800/
PP'ing TIPS: http://dustylens.com/luminosity_mask.htm
SERIAL#'s: http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html
Nikon 28 1.4 vs Sigma 30 1.4:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/nikkor/discuss/72157594252044004/
F-STOPS: http://www.uscoles.com/fstop.htm
FLASH IDEAS: http://www.dg28.com/technique.html
NX eBook: http://www.luminescentphoto.com/capturenx.html
ROMAN'S UPREZING TIPS:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=22456539
REVERSED LENS MACROS:
http://blog.mdsign.nl/
NIKON 85mm 1.4 VS. 1.8 COMPARISON:
http://www.utopia-photography.ch/lenses/85mm/test03.html
MEGA LENS TEST:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=24333303
LENS REVIEWS:
http://www.slrgear.com/reviews/showcat.php/cat/12
NIKON SERIAL NUMBERS:
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html#200
200-400VR REFERENCES:
http://www.naturfotograf.com/lens_zoom_03.html#AFS200-400VR
http://www.moosepeterson.com/gear/200-400vr.html
http://www.hickingbotham.com/reviews/nikon300200400.htm
http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=2146#
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Nikon-AF-S-200-400mm-f4-G-ED-VR

HDR SETUP:
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=25403633
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=25551125
http://stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/
http://www.popphoto.com/howto/3038/how-to-create-high-dynamic-range-images.html
PHOTO CALCULATORS:
http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/calc.htm
WIDE LENS TESTS:
http://www.16-9.net/lens_tests/nikon_14_24mm_1/nikon14_24mm_a.html
D3 TUTORIAL:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/index_eng.html
SENSOR CLEANING:
http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/index.html

Comments

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On photo Portrait of Renaissance Fair Lady in the Blurred background challenge (2 comments in total)

Agree!. That's for the tip. I'll go back and see if I can touch it up a bit.

Thanks!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 02:35 UTC as 1st comment

I've had this lens for about a week, though I've been putting in hours at my "day job" (the one that pays the bills!) and haven't shot much with it yet. I have had the 10.5 DX fisheye for about 8 years.
But some observations:

For me, it's more like having two lenses in one rather than thinking of it as a "zoom: A ciculat 8mm and a Full Frame (FX) fisheye. Makes the price seem more reasonable than simply comparing it to a fixed focal length fisheye

1) Doesn't fit in my front pocket like the 10.5

2) Lens hood is easily removable.

3) Lens cap securely clicks in place (not like the 14-24 or 10.5). The lens hood and/or the cap can be attached or removed in one quick movement.

4) On FX, 15 mm.

5) At 8mm it's circular (hood off)

6) Mark at about 11mm where there is minimal vignetting on DX

7) Colors contrast, IQ seem better than the 10.5

8) More flare resistant than the 10.5.

9) Slot for filters

10) 2 lenses for 1: 8mm circular & full frame 15 fisheye. Helps justify cost.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo GG-Quartet in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 17, Q challenge (1 comment in total)

Nicely fone. Also appreciate your comments about the mixed lighting More than once a conversion has salvaged a shot for me that mixed lighting has made color processing difficult to impossible!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 19:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Quartz Ring in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 17, Q challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice job with the lighying!!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 19:31 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Quail (Male) in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 17, Q challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

Bren Dyer: Well done in your second place in this challenge. However, the person who won the challenge won by dishonest means and has since been disqualified therefore you should be first.
Regards,
Bren
Challenge host

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge and for your comment!
(Also, I'm sure the other challenge entrants appreciate that you noticed all the 0.5 votes flooding the challenge, with the one exceotion).

Best Regards,
Bob

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 18:48 UTC
On photo Quadbike Racing in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 17, Q challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice picture!
The action, detail of the ride,r and isolation from the background are good

(No way your entry deserved six 0.5 votes; almost every decent entry in this challenge had over five 0.5 votes except for the winner. I suspect some sandbagging going on).

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:26 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Q - Quick in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 17, Q challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice picture!
The detail of the riders and horses head are in focus and sharp, and the shutter speed just right to give a sense of motion of the horses hooves.

(No way your entry deserved six 0.5 votes; almost every decent entry in this challenge had over five 0.5 votes except for the winner. I suspect some sandbagging going on).

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 06:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2016 Challenge of Challenges winners announced (62 comments in total)

HI!

I was pleasantly surprised that one of my Challenge entries was selected for this challenge (I hadn't even noticed this until the voting was over!).

Thanks to DpReview and to those who voted for my photo; and congrats to those selected. Very humbled to have been included!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 01:09 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On photo Osprey Pair in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 15, O challenge (16 comments in total)

Excellent and deserving winner!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 18:43 UTC as 10th comment
On photo The Dozer in the Heavy metal (construction equipment) challenge (3 comments in total)

Excellent use of selective color to go along solid image composition and subject matter that is appropriate to this challenge.
Congrats!!

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 00:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Valley by the light of a blue moon in the Down in the Valley challenge (30 comments in total)

Awesome Shot!
Very different than most of the any images I've seen of the iconic Yosemite "Tunnel View".

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 01:02 UTC as 24th comment
On photo Swimming Tiger in the use your zoom man! challenge (1 comment in total)

Great Picture (but not a "landscape")!

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 04:59 UTC as 1st comment

This was entered in "Over saturated, but it works:'
https://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=270642

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

oscarc: Nice politically driven contest. Makes sense that the photos with the most death and destruction would get the most attention just like in the news. Aside from this, pictures like these help promote the climate change/global warming hoax. Forget that satellite images show more ice than ever, or that the earth was actually cooling, hence the "global warming" label change. Never mind that "scientists" manipulated data to support their position. Pesky facts. And yes, there is politics in everything.

More satellite images:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415191/And-global-COOLING-Return-Arctic-ice-cap-grows-29-year.html

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 21:47 UTC

That was a full, not a check swing (I was there; trust me!)
I was also confused initially when I saw my photo.

However, there are physics to explain why a bat broken with a full swing typically looks like the one in my picture:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/the-physics-of-broken-bat-homers/

Note in the above reference video, that Hunter Pence hit safely while his bat broke, and his bat momentarily appears similar to the broken bat in my picture!

Hope that this helps.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2016 at 07:22 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

pogobi: A well-deserved win. Congrats, mate :)

Thanks you!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

lickity split: Congrats ,two first place's in a row...

Thanks!

Perhaps this week is the week that I should buy some lottery tickets! ;-)

Best Regards,
RB

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

huyzer: Beautiful image.

Thanks you!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

FastGlassLover: Great image!

Man, that see of digital devices is depressing. What a lame crowd.

Thanks.
Yep, the proliferation of digital whatevers is really striking!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:08 UTC
On photo Keith Urban in Concert in the Concerts challenge (14 comments in total)
In reply to:

JeanPierre Martel: Very nice shot, well framed. Congratulations.

Thanks!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
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