JMD-70

Lives in United States Northern, VA, United States
Works as a Event Photo Specialist
Joined on Nov 15, 2004
About me:

I'm now a U.S. Marine Corps veteran ,..Served 30 years of active duty.

Buy lots of expensive toys, such as Nikon DSLRs, some fast glass, listen and learn from others who are the duty experts. Also, contribute to others where I possibly can and hope to make a few friends along the way.

My Gear:
D70 (First, honors to the D70, my first DSLR, bought 15 Aug 04)...Sold to lucky guy near Chicago. D70 #2 was sold to a lucky guy in Washington DC.

-D2X #1 (Bought 28 Mar 05),...Sold Aug 2009!
-D2X #2 (Bought 10 Jan 06),...Sold Feb 2010!
2x WT-2A - Sold!
4x SB-800s
2x SB-900s
1 Nikkor 18-70 (The best cheap lens Nikon has ever released)
1 Nikkor 28-70 F/2.8 (A Legend in its own time)
1 Nikkor 14-24 F/2.8 (Extreme Wide Angle)
1 Nikkor 17-35 F/2.8 (...Sold)
1 Nikkor 17-55 F/2.8 (The DX Digital Gold Standard)...Sold
1 Nikkor 70-200 F/2.8 VR (Priceless performance)
1 Nikkor 50mm F/1.4 (Sheer bliss)
1 Nikkor 85mm F/1.4 (Awesome)
2 Nikkor 24-85 VR A well put together lens (only one now,...sold one with D700 sale 12-24-16)
2 Nikkor 16-80 VR One flexible and sharp puppy!
-D500 x2

-Canon 5D (Sold all of my Canon gear 2 yrs ago)
(580EXII and 24-70L)
-2 Strobe-A-Frames (No more red-eyes),...Sold - Replaced by 2x Custom Bracket CB Jr
-1 Quantum Turbo Btry Pak (need “Power” get 1 of these),...Sold,...Not needed since release of Nikon D3.
-1 Monfrotto 724B Tripod
-5 4GB Kingston/1 4GB SanDisk (Size is everything)
-4 8GB Lexar CF cards
-2 Gary Fong Lightsphere (clear model)

-Notebooks: Dell Precision Latitude M4800, 32GB RAM - (My PC work horse)

-Printers:
2 Sony DR-150s,....Sold Jan 2010!
1 Sony DR-200,....Sold
1 Kodak 9810,....Sold
1 Epson R1800,...Still have
2 DNP DS-40
1 DNP DS-80

-Software: CS6, DarkRoom Pro Vers. 9.2, IPT Pro 2.0

-My Dream Body List:
1) Nikon D5
2) No more debt,...still a personal quest! Almost there....

Comments

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400 MEGABYTES! REALLY!!

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2020 at 16:53 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies

Thank you Nikon for the new Z 6 II. Near perfect!

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 04:21 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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JMD-70: Apple,...welcome to the 5G club! Finally!!

Actually it,.."5G" was a thing before today! Apple is just late to the party! Also,...there are places where LTE provides crazy mad DL speeds! That is,...if you're next to a tower! All the same,...just because Apple has arrived,...doesn't mean 5G is now valid! Just say'n.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 19:42 UTC
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User1234567890: $1300 phone that does not include charger nor earphones.

One would think $1300 would include such! But not Apple! LOL!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 19:05 UTC
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Alphaville: The pro Max is a camera (and photographers’?) killer...😳

I doubt it! I've yet to see a Cph capture a better quality image than a dedicated DSLR!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 19:04 UTC

Apple,...welcome to the 5G club! Finally!!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 19:01 UTC as 26th comment | 9 replies
On a photo in the Nikon Z5 sample gallery sample gallery (5 comments in total)

I am loving what I see at ISO 14400! Get this,...I just recognized the guy walking on the sidewalk,...near the Infinity SUV!,..wearing a mask!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 16:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2936 comments in total)

WoW! Canon has built the FF camera I've always wanted! When mated to the WFT-R10A, it is a wireless capture mega-body!,....with dual integrated batteries and no external wires! Love it.

Did you see the the "Eye Detection" performance! Nuff said...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 15:06 UTC as 351st comment

Nikon now has my attention!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 01:42 UTC as 80th comment
On article The EOS-1D X Mark III shoots Canon's best-ever JPEGs (270 comments in total)
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Hryggjarsula: I think 1DX3 is noticeably better than 1DX2 but for my eyes D5 results still look better. It's a really impressive performance for four years old camera compared to brand new 1DX3.

I agree,...D5,..and Z6 are sharper! I viewed @ ISO 51200.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2020 at 17:26 UTC

Welp! Just because the 'world is ending' doesn't mean the 'moment' doesn't needs to be captured! "Click!"

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 19:41 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (322 comments in total)

I want to consider a D780,..but need the Battery-Pak-Grip! Nikon has to do better releasing accessories with new bodies!

How many Battery-Pak-Grips Nikon sells with new camera launch - Zero! You can't sell what's not available! It's like they didn't learn anything when the Z6 / Z7 launched!

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 04:52 UTC as 11th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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JMD-70: I can't wait to see "Connected to PC Built-In WiFi" tested!

Nope! However, I am sure that when I launch AirNef,...and connect PC to Camera's WiFi,...and initiate Snapbridge connectionm etc.,...the Camera will transfer images as long as they are being captured - during that session! Once 'Capture' has stopped for a period that causes Snapbridge will go dormant,...thus one has to restart the entire process! At least that was my experience. Nikon simply needs to issue a firmware that re-activates Snapbridge when the Shutter Button/AF -ON Button is pressed.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 13:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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JMD-70: I can't wait to see "Connected to PC Built-In WiFi" tested!

Welp! First,...Isn't all 'downloads',...post capture? However,...I have used it,...in 'realtime download',....one just has to reset it once the "recently captured" images have been transmitted to PC. If it stayed connected,...it would be idea,...but similar speed as the Eye-Fi card. And speaking of the Eye-Fi card,...the problem with it is,...when one is holding the camera by the "grip",...one's hand covers the "SD Card Media Door",...and this has a significant negative affect on the Eye-Fi Cards transfer speed. Hence the reason I abandoned the Eye-Fi cards,...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 01:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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JMD-70: I can't wait to see "Connected to PC Built-In WiFi" tested!

One can also use AirNef! ...I've gotten it to work with D500,...and D850,...although it's slow.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 20:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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phoenix15: It will be very sad if Olympic 2020 will be cancelled due to Corona Virus. Please... get away the virus. I want to see it while I am still in JAPAN.

If the Coronavirus doesn't got away come "April" like someone suggested,...then, you can count on the Olympics being cancelled!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 20:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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XeroJay: Truly a Nikon F6 for the current era. By that, I mean a last of its kind, made for the last of a narrow, stubborn audience, who insist on clutching their relics and scowling at the newer greater advances that are here. There's not much flagship about this flagship series anymore. Enjoy your swansong.

Nikon forever!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 20:37 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: If a photographer holds a camera like that model above held the camera my advice GET ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHER !!!!📸🎬🎞️

Hmm, ehat does it matter?,....if the images is "Sharp",...Exposure is on point,...and Composition is as one desires,...or "technically correct",...why should it matter? Did Ansel Adams publish a book on how to hold a camera? Just asking...

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 20:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: Wouldn’t the D850 be a better camera for weddings with its higher resolution sensor? Or does no one print wedding photos anymore?

Most folks nowadays are making "Wedding Albums" via online sources,..either done by the photographer or themselves. Case in point, of the weddings I've done over the last,...say, 5-6 years have mostly been "Photo Albums",....size 10x10,..Luster Print! Or,..a DvD containing the files.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 20:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)

I can't wait to see "Connected to PC Built-In WiFi" tested!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 20:29 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
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