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On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (284 comments in total)

This was refreshing to watch. Nice to see an appreciation of older gear. I still have and adore my Nikon D700. Other cameras have come + gone, but the D700 will go the grave with me.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 18:56 UTC as 33rd comment
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (141 comments in total)

I have sold alot of camera gear on eBay over the years, including a D200, a 10mm fisheye, a 12-24 DX, 17-55 DX and 18-200 DX, plus some FX things: 70-200 f/2.8 V2, 24-70 f/2.8 V1, and the venerable 14-24 f/2.8. Also a few Fujifilm cameras (X100 and X100S). A few years ago I bought a 60 f/2.8D Micro on eBay, mostly because I wasn't really sure I'd be keen on the focal length. I'm happy to say that $230 lens is my favorite now, better than my 50 or my 85 f/1.4 because... minimum focus distance. I wasn't interested in the 60G, as I have a "thing" for the D series. I have a number of G lenses (20, 24, 50, 85, 105), but I do love my D lenses: 35 f/2D, 60, 135 DC, 200 f/4 micro.

I've only been burned once on eBay--when I sold an iPhone to someone in India. They said they never got it, and now, I only sell within the continental U.S. with UPS tracking.

More recently, I sold my Df on eBay.

If I wanted to unload everything now, I would give it all to Adorama and let them cut me a check.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 21:00 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

I clicked through and took a look at this guy's website. Stunning pictures!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 4th comment

This is great, thank you!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 2nd comment
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Hello123: Sorry, but $2k is just insane for this!

I am keen on the A7 series as well, but I won't sell off my Nikon kit until Sony ups their glass game.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 20:40 UTC
On photo Tiny Spider on a Flower in the tiny challenge (3 comments in total)

That looks like a TICK!

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 20:22 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

I also find this a curious release--some years after the 24 and 85 f/1.4s, they introduced a bunch of Made-in-China f/1.8 versions, and now it looks like they are primed to be launching E versions of the 1.4s? Okay I know there was no 28 f/1.4 that this replaced. But I do agree with others... kind of a wasted focal length. The business strategy here seems a bit muddled.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:09 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies

Not interested. I have the 24 f/1.4G, 50 f/1.4G and 85 f/1.4G among others and those remain my favorites.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)

Also I was happy to see the 35 f/2D making the grade. I have several nice 1.4 lenses and some newer things, but the 35 f/2 was the most recent purchase. Yes, I know there is the 1.8 and the 1.4 that would be a nice complement to the 24 and 85 1.4s in my kit, but there is just something about the D series that I like. I have the 35 f/2 D, the 135 D DC and the 60 f/2.8 micro D and the 200 f/4 micro D.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 16:06 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
On article How do you know you need a new camera? (410 comments in total)

The grips were peeling off my D700 as well, so I sent it back to Nikon, asked them to give it a spiff up (sensor cleaning, general maintenance) and either replace or re-glue the grips.

Came back perfect. I recently listed it on eBay and then changed my mind. It's just such a legend.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 16:00 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On article Simple Studio Technique: Pet Portraits (87 comments in total)

Very niceā€¦ thanks for the lighting tips and loved these images!

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 31st comment

If this happened to me I'd be tearing my hair out and screaming, so I have a great deal of sympathy for this poor guy. It is nice that Canon provided him the gear to do his job in Rio. Hopefully he had insurance. But I wonder, how big was the bag? $40,000? I carry around a D5 and three f/1.4 primes (24, 50, 85) and that is like 14 or 15 or maybe more pounds, and I carry it on my shoulder and it's worth about, what? $11K?

He must have been packing a ton of stuff. Hard to believe he didn't hear anything when the thief hefted this kit.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 21:03 UTC as 15th comment

Wow. These are incredible updates! Can't wait for 30 minutes of 4K video and personally, I'm keen for flicker reduction, seems like an obvious thing for such a high end camera, and I am a true believer in 9 point AF. It kind of bridges the gulf between S and d25.

Thank you Nikon!

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (44 comments in total)

Very nice images and I like the story too. Good read!

My favorite photo is the last one. Very compelling.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 22nd comment

Love these...

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 14:47 UTC as 6th comment
On photo SusanSolidinAfterlife_5756 in the Fun in Bare Feet challenge (1 comment in total)

This is not a composite image. It was wet and drippy outside, and I went to the kitchen door. This was a few years ago, before we added a deck, so beyond the door there was nothing but a mossy slab of concrete about 3 feet below the door. I was kinda looking at the moss, the water, the droplets, the leaves... then I saw my feet reflected in the door (which was full glass), and I started taking pictures, from inside, looking out through the door, at the wet moss, leaves, etc. I was kind of stunned at the ethereal result. This is one of my favorite self portraits.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 03:19 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Don making an impossible face... in the Extreme Facial Expressions challenge (1 comment in total)

Also, I love the Buddha in the background!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2013 at 02:04 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cupsforthesun_IRPoppies in the Infrared flowers challenge (1 comment in total)

I made this image IR using Photoshop.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment
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