Toxdox42

Joined on Nov 30, 2019

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On challenge A big year - birds 2020 (5 comments in total)

I am a bit "lost." I am a new comer to this site, and have only ever submitted photos now to this challenge. The winner seems to have been announced, although it appears the voting just began. How does this work?

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2020 at 19:15 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On challenge A big year - birds 2020 (5 comments in total)
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CL Byrom: Very interesting--I posted two photos to the challenge, both taken in January 2020, and neither show in the results. I saw both photos listed on the page yesterday, well after I had "successfully" posted them. One was a Kingfisher, the other an Oriental Darter, both taken in India, but now they are removed without any notification to me. They are still in my gallery. I'm new to DP Review Challenges, and want to understand clearly how this works.

I have the same problem! My photo was taken in Florida.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2020 at 19:10 UTC
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Toxdox42: I have been a Nikon user since film days, a Nikormat from 1967, then F2 in 1971. I changed to DSLR in 2016. I chose a D3400 because of its light weight and lower cost.
We are going on safari in February and I started looking for a second body. I considered another D3400 or moving up a bit.
At a recent Nikon sponsored cleaning there had me look at the latest version, the D5600 and 7000 series. I felt the D5600 was a good fit for me until he handed me a Z50. It was love at first handing. At the bundled price it was a lot more of an investment, but wow, What a great feel.
I now have one and love it!

Have you been on a safari? I am trying to keep my camera equipment to a light pack. I am planning on bringing my D3400 and my Z50. I have a Nikkor 50 mm 1.8 AF-S and a 35 mm 2.0. Yongnuo. I also have an old, manual 8mm fisheye that I am thinking of bringing as well.

The Nkon rep suggested I put the 18-50 mm on the D3400 and the 50-250 Z lens from the Z50 kit on the Z50 and use those for the safari. That way I should be ready for close and far animals. I thought the fish eye might be fun, but hadn't given much thought to other lenses.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2019 at 22:10 UTC

I have been a Nikon user since film days, a Nikormat from 1967, then F2 in 1971. I changed to DSLR in 2016. I chose a D3400 because of its light weight and lower cost.
We are going on safari in February and I started looking for a second body. I considered another D3400 or moving up a bit.
At a recent Nikon sponsored cleaning there had me look at the latest version, the D5600 and 7000 series. I felt the D5600 was a good fit for me until he handed me a Z50. It was love at first handing. At the bundled price it was a lot more of an investment, but wow, What a great feel.
I now have one and love it!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2019 at 02:29 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
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