NikonMike

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Joined on Apr 26, 2006

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  • For landscape photography I really think a good zoom is a much better option.   Personally I would rather give up just a tiny bit of sharpness (if any) in exchange for having the right focal ...
  • If you do get the 24-70 someday, the 20mm makes much more sense.  The 20mm, 24-70, and 70-200 f4 would make a very nice three lens set.  With just a little cropping you could really use it as a ...
  • I use my 16-35 f4 for landscape photography all the time and think it's fantastic, especially in the wider end from 16-24.  I can't imagine using a lens for landscape photography that doesn't ...
  • I agree.  I really wish Nikon would come out with a 24-70 f4 vr, with outstanding optics and build quality similar to the 24-70 2.8 lenses.  That would make a great f4 set with the already ...
  • I've got the 24-120 f4 but have never been fully satisfied with the sharpness when I compare it to my other lenses.  So I've been debating on the 24-70 2.8g too, but I do like the VR on the 24-120 ...
  • I dropped my Nikon 24-120 f4 last year from the back of my CRV to a blacktop parking lot,  At first it looked fine other than it bent the UV filter ring.   I continued shooting with it for a few ...
  • Replied in Nikon 16-35mm
    It`s an outstanding lens for landscape.  My particular copy is very sharp from center to the edges, and at it`s best from 16-24mm.  The only optical weakness is the performance beyond 30mm, ...
  • While the Feisol 3401 may not be the best tripod for extreme cold weather, I don't want anyone to think it's not a great tripod.  In fact, I've been very impressed with how solid and refined it ...
  • The collars basically wouldnt turn to loosen the leg joints to collapse the legs.  Last night i put both my Feisol and Gitzo on the porch when it was about 10 degrees and after sitting in the cold ...
  • That's a nice tripod.  I have a Gitzo GT2531 that I'll probably just use when it's really cold, and leave the Feisol for milder weather.  I don't remember having an issue with the leg locks on the ...
  • Created discussion thread Tripod in below zero temps
    I received a Feisol CT3401 tripod for Christmas, which so far I really like.  It's light, folds up to under 19", and works very smoothly.  However, this morning I was shooting in 7 below ...
  • I've owned two Dell laptops, a Vostro which was my first laptop, and then after that an Inspiron.  On both laptops the motherboards went out a month or two after the one year warranty expired.  ...
  • I do some Lightroom/Photoshop editing on my $300 Lenovo laptop with just an I3 processor, 8gb ram, a 1tb regular hard drive, and integrated graphics, and it actually does pretty well. Mike
  • Thanks Simon.  Yes, when I hooked up my laptop to the monitor, at first I used it is the duplicate mode, and the monitor resolution was the same as the laptop, so not very sharp.  But when I ...
  • Thanks so much.  I just wanted to make sure.  . . .now I need to decide between the 4K and matte screen versions.  I had planned to just replace my 8 year old desktop with another one but I really ...
  • Does anyone know if using the Dell XPS 4K laptop with a 1920x1080 Dell U2413 monitor would cause any issues with the external monitor display given the monitor is a lower resolution than the ...
  • (1) I also bought a Nikon 70-200 f4 from KEH a few months ago.   I think it was an EX+.  It did have a small abrasion on the rubber zoom ring but not a big deal.  Certainly not enough to send back.  ...
  • I've been debating between the XPS 15 (9560) with the mat 1080p screen vs. the one with the glossy 4K.  The 4K screen is able to show 100% Adobe RGB, where the 1080p only 70%.  I think both can ...
  • That is one of my concerns.  I've been backing up as frequently as I can.
  • I'm running Windows 10 now, and it does have a dedicated NVDIA card.
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