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Joined on Jul 22, 2004

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  • Replied in New phone!
    Tord, I have to agree with  all your findings.  Even my cheap LG phone usually does a great job when needed.  But, using it to take a picture that I care about is just not much fun.
  • Replied in Fiery Sunset
    Thanks!  Our air is still full of ash although the fire in our nearby mountains seems under controlled and about half contained.  This is tonight's sunset, a little better.
  • Makes sense to just go to manual except for my own character quirks :)  I am no longer particularly good at managing the camera manually.  I seem to have lost most of that skill shortly after I ...
  • Paul, I had upgraded the firmware earlier.  The V1 and FT1 are now at 1.4, 1.4, 1.2.
  • Well, I obviously hesitate to say problem solved but the lens now seems usable.  I believe the problem was dimensional/mechanical; the lens contacts were marginally engaging the FT1 contacts but ...
  • Grin!
  • He gets a great big smile from me every time you post a picture of him.  So far, I am thinking that his name suits his looks greatly.  Is there a story attached to the name?
  • Replied in Fiery Sunset
    The wildfire east of San Diego has blanketed our whole region with smoke and ash.  This made tonight's sunset color spectacular.   Attempted to capture it.  Exposure compensation was at -3 but...
  • Very fun mural.  For a change, it make a statement about  something I actually like,  Nice!
  • Made me smile...again.  Thanks.
  • Wonderful dog portrait!  Thanks.  Like the rest of the lens demo, but, oh the dog is great.
  • Thank you both for the warning.  I figured that since I already had the problem at 1.2, it was worth trying 1.4 so I upgraded last night.  First try, I got a "call Nikon" error message, but ok ...
  • Thank you, Paul.  Your response gives me some more things to try.  I really do like the results.  Easiest, I think, will be to deal with the firmware first.
  • Oh, the sort of cure for the error message is to turn power off and back on again.  Sometimes also reseating the lens while power is off.  I have cleaned the contacts several times with DeoxIT.  ...
  • Created discussion thread A Little Frustrated
    I have occasionally mentioned problems with my Tamron lenses but from time to time I go try them again because I like the image quality compared to all my other choices.  So I am in another one of ...
  • It is good to meet Derek!  Here is one of our Dixie in a natural, for her, pose.
  • We have orioles that come to steal our humingbird food but usually only in the springtime.  Nice pics.  I wish I could routinely do as well.
  • Well, yes, it is a cute mouse  But, in all honesty, I believe mice are much cuter in your house or outside than they are in my house. :)
  • Replied in Ah, it works!
    It works indeed!  Very nice.  Thanks.
  • We mounted a brief expedition to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning.  Sumatran Tigers Majel and Rakan were out and about. Majel "high tailin" it Rakan watching the tourists
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