patriot07

Joined on Nov 16, 2015

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  • If renting is an option, the 20 f1.8 G always gets a nod for astro work. In general, your Tamron is already a full stop faster than the Nikon, so there would be no reason to use your Nikon ahead of ...
  • Yes the FX version is sharper than both DX versions.  I've had the DX VR version and currently own the FX version and the difference is noticeable.  For $200 you should be very happy.  I love my ...
  • That makes sense.  Most of my photos are of kiddos, so switching lenses decreases the hit rate to 0% during a lens change and that's problematic.  So versatility in a lens is something I really ...
  • I've had good experiences there - would be interested to know what your experiences have been.
  • Way to cut out the part where I said, "for my shooting style...the D lenses are just expensive paperweights". Glad you enjoyed it though.  Most of my photography is my kids.  With them running ...
  • I think sometimes it's easy to lose sight of what makes a great image. That being said, I think the D780 is a very inferior camera to the D850 for my uses, and I can relate to your sentiment that ...
  • About as well as 6 of the 7 lenses on the list I responded to. ;-)
  • You're clearly unhappy with the performance you have.  If size is a problem, the 70-300 af-p is absolutely fantastic and affordable.  The 70-200 f4 is faster, built better, slightly sharper, and ...
  • My 70-200 f4 obsoletes most of the lenses on this list, weighs a fraction of the total weight of the 200, 180, 135, and 70-180.  And I don't miss shots changing lenses.  The f2.8 D lenses I've ...
  • I use a 24-85 on my D850.  It's a good walkaround lens.  As long as you go a stop or two past wide open, it's respectably sharp.  The D lenses are completely obsolete IMHO.  You can take good ...
  • Landscapes - D810 People - either Sports -  D750 Sounds like the D810 would serve you best, but I doubt you'd see a ton of difference between images from the two.
  • I got the Tamron 17-35 f2.8-4 instead, and I think it's a better choice.  Sharp through the whole range (16-35 is pretty soft at 35), and faster at the short end, and lighter, if I recall ...
  • There are two real questions: 1. Why would anybody trade a D750 for two D700s 2. Why do you need 3 or 4 cameras? In my opinion, you'd be better off trading them all for a D850 or similar. The D850 ...
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    I tried the repair tool.  Was unable to come up with any type of acceptable result - nothing nearly as nice as what has been posted here.  Maybe it's the indian and not the arrow, but I was still ...
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    What functions would you use in DXO PL3 to get rid of the stake?  Or the wire in the 2nd picture? Thanks in advance.
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    Yep, no composite.  Thank you all so much for the help!!!
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    Just found this one - if anyone can get rid of the wire across the bottom, I would be very appreciative.  Also willing to take instruction on how to do this in DXO PL3.  I found the repair tool, ...
  • Created discussion thread Photoshop help
    Can anyone get the stake out of the foreground?  Doesn't have to be perfect, just not as distracting as it is now.  This was at the wolf & grizzly preserve in West Yellowstone, MT, before anyone ...
  • Was just going to say the same thing - best way to buy this lens is used after the original buyer realizes how disappointed they are.  Then once you realize it, you'll only be out shipping costs ...
  • When I see "landscapes, birds, wildlife" in a needs list, that screams D850.  The extra MP gives you artificial reach and the AF on the D850 is phenomenal.  It's a joy to shoot. The D780 will be ...
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