Lives in United States Wisonsin, WI, United States
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Joined on Mar 18, 2006
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retired research scientist (computational physics)

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  • Wonderful story! Thanks for sharing it.  Gordon_O
  • I've never used burst mode on any camera that I have ever owned. So, how well it works on my B700 is unimportant to me. Your animal pictures are excellent. Did you use burst mode on any of these? ...
  • Replied in Well done.
    Stan - thanks for the comments. I'm one of those people who prefers images that look "natural." Post processing to improve an image is fine if one doesn't go too far. Some people get carried away ...
  • Replied in Well done.
    Here in Wisconsin it was also below zero last night when I took this picture with my B700 on a monopod. I rotated the image so that the moon's north pole is at the top, cropped it, converted it to ...
  • Replied in Moon with B700
    When I focus on the moon, I do it after zooming to maximum magnification. Changing the zoom will change the focus. On my B700 images, I crop them before posting to get rid of the excess black sky. ...
  • 50 years ago when I was in high school, I built a telescope. I ground and polished a 6 inch mirror and built a telescope around it. Using a simple Pentax SLR and Tri-X film, I took some pictures ...
  • Last summer I sold my Nikon D300 and lenses, bought a B700, and have not regretted my actions in the least. I had gotten tired of carrying around a camera bag and switching lenses. The B700 has a ...
  • No such problems with my B700.  Gordon_O
  • Replied in Moon with B700
    I have never tried the moon mode. Only tried a couple of the scene modes. Usually I am in program mode when doing landscapes. For my moon shots I have settled on using shutter priority at 1/50 or ...
  • I bought the B700 because I wanted a lighter weight camera and I wanted RAW capability. Others buy the P900 because they want as much zoom power as possible and don't care about the extra weight. ...
  • The images in my view finder and on my screen look just fine. They look quite normal. No color shifts with my B700.  Gordon_O
  • Pretty sure that it is a sandhill crane. They have a very loud distinctive call. When they land in our local park, the dogs are very interested but very few try to chase the cranes. Gordon
  • Replied in Moon with B700
    Last night was the full moon. Here I have cropped, adjusted the levels, and sharpened. B700 I've enjoyed other people's contributions. Thanks for participating. Gordon
  • Replied in Moon with B700
    The added zoom range of the 900 over the B700 makes a difference. Also, using a tripod probably helped quite a bit. Nice moon pictures!  Gordon
  • Replied in Moon with B700
    KJ, I'm very happy with the B700. I sold my Nikon D300, plus a couple lenses. I had money left over after buying the B700. I really like the compact size with good zoom power and good image quality. ...
  • Created discussion thread Moon with B700
    A couple evenings ago, I had my camera out for some garden pictures and decided to also try the moon with my B700. The sky was still blue, but by the time I adjusted the contrast, etc. and ...
  • I bought a B700 because it is smaller and lighter than the P900, and because is has RAW capability. I've had it for a couple months now and I am very happy with my choice. I've gotten some nice ...
  • I don't get it. Why take pictures from the back and side? Why not show their faces? Also, this is a Nikon forum. Why are you posting images from a Leica? Gord_O
  • Replied in Wrong camera?
    BeachChick, Here is a picture taken with my B700 on a cloudy day with ISO 100. I use auto ISO with a maximum of 400 for all my shooting. I've done some post processing for contrast, sharpness, etc. ...
  • I have a P7100 that is an earlier model of your P7700. It was the camera that I carried on long bicycle rides or when I wanted a smallish camera to carry around. I got out the backpack bag with a ...
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