John Gerecht

Lives in United States Olympia Northwest, WA, United States
Works as a Government Drone - Day Creative Photos at night
Joined on Oct 14, 2001
About me:

Nikon D200, D300 and D700
10-17mm Tokina, 17-35mm, 28-70 AFS, 18-70mm, 45mm, 60mm Micro, 85mm f1.8, 105 Micro VR, 105 DC, 80-200 AFS, 180mm f2.8, 80-400mm VR -- All Nikkor lenses. Lots of CF cards up to a 16-gig. Mac Pro and MacBook Pro.


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On article Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers (55 comments in total)
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ms18: I recommend Linda Videos.. videos are better than books..

Videos are not always better than books. There have been many times I've wanted to look up an obscure feature and have gone to my library. Videos, whether Lynda or NAPP, don't pretend to be comprehensive: this book is pretty darned comprehensive.

Also, I've had my internet connection fail, but not my computer, if you depend solely on, you'd have a problem looking up a technique.

But when I want to know how something works that has a video available, that's often the easiest way to learn.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 14:19 UTC
On article Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR (259 comments in total)
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jfarinha: Very interesting lens, indeed.

But everybody compares it with the Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR II. Me, I own the Nikkor 80-200 2.8 (last iteration model).
No VR, no nano, but a superb lens! And it was, until now, the only real alternative for the big, heavy and expensive 70-200 VRII (I don't usually buy third-party lens).

Please don't forget to compare this new 70-200 4.0 with the 80-200 in your future review.
After all, today, the 80-200 is still in Nikon's catalog.

I've got an AFS 80-200 and I've always had a serious vignetting problem at all focal lengths and apertures. It's VERY sharp, but I'm want to have a serious look at the new lens to see if it vignettes. If it doesn't, I'm probably going to buy it.

And when I got the 80-200 I immediately took off the collar and I'm not sure I can even find it again. I also find it VERY heavy if I'm doing a lot of shooting.

I've always found it interesting that the 70-200 is such a popular lens when the 80-200 is almost the same focal length. Other than the obvious competitive Canon lens, why did they make it in the first place?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2012 at 13:49 UTC
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