Alf Forbes

Joined on Sep 19, 2018

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  • Thanks Bob. I've been working slowly through the functions in the manual to familiarize myself with my new toy. So imagine my concern when 2 pages of information and functions were not readily ...
  • No can do the grid ok. Its says in the manual that the Viewfinder display has a myriad of options in the display. Mine are not showing. Everything else good. So im hoping im missing something. ...
  • Yep looking into viewfinder - not getting  all the menu items that are listed ib manual. Ps google useless been trying to find answers all day. Thanks for your help.
  • Thanks but not it. This called the Viewfinder Display. It's got the focus points top left hand corner is the monochrome indicator. Its virtually got all the camera functions imposed on the rear screen
  • Created question thread Viewfinder nikon D500
    Just had my nikon d500 delivered yesterday. With the exception of snapbridge issues and slow wifi mostly good But page 7 of the user manual shows a picture of a viewfinder display but I can't find ...
  • Thanks for the advice David. I appreciate you taking time to answer my post. Im seriously thinking about getting a used 18-55. I've checked Ebay and in photography  $ terms I can pick one up for ...
  • Thanks Frank I'm on a massive learning curve and absorbing advice. Its confusing but enjoyable.  How would either of these lenses go with indoor shots ie birthdays etc.
  • Thanks Michael. Being a beginner I find the criticism of the 18-55 nikon kit lens interesting. I know  very little about it other than its a "kit lens" and that seems to create negative reviews, ...
  • Still too expensive for me considering my main priority is wildlife photography hence the 200 500. Just looking for a general purpose lens for scenery family shots but wouldn't mind something with ...
  • Thats why i was thinking the 70-300. A bit of overlap but i live neat the mountains and occasionally get Eagles hawks and falcons floati g around. thanks Alf
  • I intend to use them for bird photography. I have a bush backyard with smaller birds ofter reasonably close hence smaller telephoto. i often birdwatch at coastal wetlands which require the rach of ...
  • Pd David the other lenses I have been recommended by friends are the Sigma 17-50 and Sigma 17-70. Do you have any experience with these lenses. A little more expensive though.
  • Thanks David. I have been looking at that lens for general use but some reviews had been critical of its Macro capability. After seeing this picture I'm totally satisfied that it will meet my needs.
  • Created discussion thread D500 macro landscape lens
    I am purchasing a nikon d500.  Although I am a beginner i have already worked out the lens i need for 80% of my photography - wildlife - Nikon 200-500 and a nikon 70-300 this is after 2 months of ...
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