NikonMike

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  • For landscape I use my Nikon 16-35VR lens probably 90% of the time, and the rest with my Nikon 24-120, and 80-200 f2.8D.  I wouldn't mind getting the 70-200 f4 at some point, and then using my ...
  • A nice simple landscape filter kit would include first and foremost a polarizer, one or two ND grads, and a three stop ND filter.  Personally, I have a polarizer, a three stop 100mmLee soft grad, ...
  • They are winding down now.  I kind of wish I had shot more pictures of them.  But now a 17 year wait before I see them again.
  • I feel the same way about my 1970's Vivitar Series 1 90mm f2.5 macro lens.  It had sat unused in a drawer for years and years.  I recently pulled it out to shoot some close-ups of the 17 year ...
  • Thank you everyone for your advice on this.  The consensus is to have AP$ repair the lens and I am starting to think that makes the most sense.  It will also give me a 6month warranty at least on ...
  • Outside of getting it fixed or buying another new one my only other option is to just do without it.  I also have the 16-35, 50 1.8g, and 80-200 2.8.  All nice lenses.
  • Thanks RB.  They do have a 6 month warranty on their work, which gives some reassurance, especially compared to buying grey market w/o a warranty.
  • Created discussion thread Nikon 24-120VR, worth getting repaired?
    Last year I bought a grey market Nikon 24-120VR off of an Ebay vendor, paying around $550 for it.  The lens performed terrific, very sharp across it's entire zoom range.  Loved the lens.  Then a ...
  • I would recommend the 50 1.8d.  I have owned both the 1.8d and g versions and have found the d version to be sharper at mid apertures with less distortion.   However the one advantage the g may ...
  • I have the 24-120 and find it outstanding on my D810.  The zoom range is great and it's sharp corner to corner.  In fact it's a sharper lens than my 50mm 1.8G.
  • The 50mm 1.8 G is a nice lens to have for indoor shots, when you want a narrow depth of field, or when you just want to shoot with a very light lens.  But that said I get equal or better sharpness ...
  • I think for the ND filters the single coat is fine particularly given the price difference ($75 vs. $190 at BH).  I own the single coat 10 stop and just received the 6 stop but haven't used it ...
  • The rim of the filter isn't showing up its more just a general darkness outside of the central portion of the image. So much so I'm not able to correct it in lightroom. I have an older Hoya three ...
  • Created discussion thread B+W 10 stop filter vignetting
    I just bought a 10 stop single coated B+Wnd filter and have an issue with strong vignetting when using my 16-35 nikon lens.  Shooting at 16.mm the edges, really everything outside the center, are ...
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    LOL.  Ok, just put it on my account. : )
  • Replied in Problem found
    Actually, I did check each of the sticks to make sure they were firmly in place, which they seemed to be, but what I didn't do was pull them out and reset them completely.
  • Replied in Problem found
    I just heard from the repair shop and they told me they reset the memory sticks as a couple of you had mentioned, and now it's running fine.  So hopefully that was it.  I guess I should have tried ...
  • Jim, do you see any reason to get the XPS 8900 over the 8700?  They look identical to me, unless I'm overlooking something. There's about a $100-$200 price differential the best I can tell.  ...
  • I would be happy with the XPS 8700 model, which is $719 after the 25% off. That's a great price, less than a new Inspiron I had been pricing, which doesn't even come with a dedicated video card.  ...
  • That's okay.  I read it!  Thanks for all the information.  I'm just waiting for word from the repair shop on what's wrong with mine, before I decide whether to replace it or not.  Hopefully there ...
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