windsprite

windsprite

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

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  • That's because you are a silly, silly person. :-) The new one is an ART lens, which Sigma are marketing as more high end than the earlier models. Did you notice it's a constant f/4, rather than ...
  • There's nothing wrong with writing "could hardly care less."  It's not the same as "could care less."  Think about it.  "Hardly" performs a similar function to "not." Julie
  • Of course you should use what works best for you, and I didn't say you should go back to Nikon FF. It's just that you've been posting for years about how carrying the D3 kit was such a horrible ...
  • It should be said, though, Louis, that when you went Nikon, you chose the heaviest kit possible, when there were lightweight lens options available which would have done just fine, considering you ...
  • Replied in D820 wishlist
    Bob, you are most wise. ;-) The a99 II announcement puts a bit of a twist on things.  42MP BSI sensor.  12 fps (with caveats?). Interesting times! Julie
  • Replied in D820 wishlist
    Hi Bob, thanks for taking the time to reply. That's great to hear. Well, good for Canon. It really is a horrible policy by Nikon. I buy third-party or second-hand grips, because I don't want to ...
  • Replied in D820 wishlist
    Right, I use the commander feature sometimes as well.  And the popup is fine for snapshots and for fill lighting when trying to travel light. Julie
  • Replied in D820 wishlist
    Wow.  If all these features pan out, this would be my dream all-rounder camera.  Let's hope.  I'd also like to see them keep the popup flash (seems unlikely), as I sometimes find it handy for ...
  • Just FYI -- it's "Democrat ic Party."  "Democrat Party" is what it's called by thugs like Limbaugh. Julie
  • They are indeed super shots -- fine work by Bill, as usual -- but do note that they were taken with the 58/1.4G Nikkor , not the Voigtlander! Julie
  • Sure, that's reasonable. Nope. :-)  Sorry. Well ... we all have different tolerances for different IQ characteristics.  I have a lot of fast, old lenses, so I'm accustomed to seeing CA, and I don't ...
  • I only have the 135, but looking at online pictures from the 105, the bokeh fringing seems similar to me.  Personally, I'm not bothered by it. My  advice for you is to choose the 135 over the 105. ...
  • 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 ...
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