BobT

Lives in United States MN, United States
Works as a Retired Music Teacher
Joined on Dec 10, 2003

BobT's recent activity

  • Based on your thoughts and my research, I've decided to forego the more expensive of these 2 tele lenses in favor of the STM 55-250mm.  Sounds like it's the lens that might deliver the goods over ...
  • Replied in My decision.
  • Based on that lens review site, there's NO contest.  I hadread that the STM lens was pretty good, but not that much better than the other 70-300. Thanks
  • The 70-300 in question is the 4-5.6 IS USM (non-L and not the DO).  I've been seeing things pointing to the STM lens as the better lens for overall IQ.  So aside from the difference of 50mm in ...
  • Thanks, Dick, and others.  You are all helping me a lot with my planning.  Much appreciated. Bob
  • Created discussion thread Y-Stone early accessibility question.
    I understand that you can't answer this question with 100% guarantee, but on average what is the earliest that one can get into Yellowstone (driving a car) and get around to all areas with no real ...
  • Uhlee, Thanks for getting the ball rolling and the site for the hikes.  My wife and are are 73 and not in the best hiking shape, but there still looks to be several easier ones that we might try. B ...
  • Created discussion thread Photo Ops in Rocky Mtn. N.P.?
    I'm looking for suggested photo highlights within the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park; especially the west side.  I recall traveling from Estes Park up to the Alpine Visitors Ctr. several ...
  • Created discussion thread Question about step-down ring
    I have a number of 58mm filters.  Recently acquire a couple lenses with 67mm front elements.  I was considering the purchase of a step-down ring (67mm to 58mm) lens to filter.  Can I expect ...
  • Created discussion thread Need help metering waterfalls
    About to embark on a trip where I could be photographing many waterfalls.  My past experience has been less than stellar shooting this subject.  Probably due to the brightness of the actual water ...
  • Created discussion thread Settings for fastest AF -- FZ1000
    I usually AF using the 1/2 press--focus(middle focus point)--then full press.  Just went in the yard to take some shots of a couple very active dogs.  Took much longer than I had hoped to aim, ...
  • Was not planning on upgrading my monitor to save a little $$.  I'll be getting a HP Pavillion AMD (V8N84AA#ABA) with Windows 10.  My current monitor is a HP w1858. Will this be compatible?
  • Oops.  I meant that I currently use W7, but will automatically get W10.  Sorry 'bout that.
  • Replied in One more thing.
    Since the new computer will come with Windows 7 (no choice in the matter), sounds like I'll be OK. One more question.  Since Picasa 3 is no longer available, and was a favorite for quick and easy ...
  • Created discussion thread Replacing computer. But Windows 10?
    I'm replacing my HP PC which included WINDOWS 7, with a newer HP unit that comes with WINDOWS 10.  But I'm hearing that W10 is not all that friendly for folks like us with photography interests. ...
  • I purchased one of these a week ago, and have yet to actually try it out.  My reason for getting this particular WA lens was so that I could use it on the M AND my Canon T2i DSLR. I doubt balance ...
  • Created discussion thread Focusing point w/Wide Angle lens?
    Visualize this.  Your subject is rocks in the foreground, a nice blue lake shoreline with mountains in the far background.  You are using a WA lens to try and capture it all.  But what do you ...
  • Replied in Oops !
    KEG, Though my brief research indicates that the 10-18mm lens isn't all that bad either.  The fact that I can use it on 2 systems was a plus.... Anyway, decision is now made, and we'll see how the ...
  • Thank you.  Happens that the dpreview site was the only one that I recalled.  Had a major computer crash several months ago, and somehow lost all of my bookmarked sites.  In fact I still can't ...
  • I know there are at least a few such sites. Looking for on-line sites that show samples of images taken by specific camera lenses. Thanks.
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