windsprite

windsprite

Lives in Japan Hokkaido, Japan
Joined on Oct 21, 2005

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  • That was exactly my thinking in getting the 50/1.4 HSM.  The 50/1.8D was the first 50mm I bought when I moved to Nikon.  I loved the size and weight, but I wanted something closer to my 70-200 VR ...
  • Yes indeed.  The other day I ran across this article: U.S. Secretly Created 'Cuban Twitter' to Stir Unrest and Undermine Government .
  • I do remember the sad news about the Challenger spreading through my high school like wildfire, as some classes were watching it live. I didn't understand much about the implications of the Reagan ...
  • Hmm.  I ... er ... uh .... Even having grown up as a child of the 80s in America, I find that video obscure and vaguely disturbing. But if David Hasselhoff felt strongly enough put on tight jeans ...
  • You might consider the old (pre-ART) Sigma 50/1.4. I also have the 180/2.8 AF non-D and love it (though I am currently using the 135 DC most of the time), and I think the Sigma is a nice partner ...
  • Well, those are some pretty naive questions.  Obviously it's just worse when the Chinks or the Russkies subvert our electoral process for the sake of financial and political gain by exposing ...
  • Bernie Sanders, that's who. The speech he gave on October 9, 2002 on the floor of the House of Representatives is a MUST read [bold/italic emphasis mine]: Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from New ...
  • Replied in Tee hee :-)
    I've been using the 12-24 on the D700 for years, and I'd never seen anything like you describe, but then I realized: You probably did not remove the entire lens cap. :-) It comes in two parts: 1) a ...
  • This is not the greatest argument in favor of Hillary, because many of us on the left believe that there ought to be consequences in the Plame case AND the Clinton case. Julie
  • Nice use of motion blur, Donald. Julie
  • Replied in Nice work!
    A small box pops up in the lower right corner, saying, "Never miss a post from ____________.  Sign in to Yahoo" or something like that.  You can close the box, but it pops up again every time you ...
  • Replied in Nice work!
    Those are really good!  A very interesting tour with some great character studies, thanks.  The compositions are pleasing, and I like the mixture of b&w vs. color, deep DOF vs. shallow, wide angle ...
  • Replied in Yes!
    Actually, Nikon have filed a couple of patents for FF mirrorless lenses, and there are strong rumors circulating that they will release the camera this year or next. 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 patent: http: ...
  • Replied in 50mm f/1.2
    Yes, it works with the D700. Julie
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  • And I forgot to mention, I liked the Paris, SF, NYC, and Spain sets as well. Exactly.  You never know what you're going to encounter in a new city, and it's nice to be able to shoot wide and then ...
  • I did. You have quite a nice eye for composition. I don't have the 28-300, but I do own the original Tamron 28-300 VC (which I unfortunately dropped and ruined), the Nikon 28-200, and the Tamron ...
  • You must have misunderstood what you read.  It's not stupid at all, and it's very noticeable. It's just that the bokeh of the DC lenses is fantastic even without using the feature, and it's easy to ...
  • Sorry, I can't help you, but maybe you'll get an answer if you post your question in the Nikon lens forum: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/1030
  • Yes, definitely come back! :-) I'm living up on Hokkaido now, but I really enjoyed my years in Kumamoto (despite the heat!), and the capital is probably my favorite city in Japan. Good luck getting ...
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