bravozulu

Lives in United States Santa Monica, CA, United States
Works as a retired-airlines
Joined on Apr 15, 2012
About me:

Nikon D7000, battery grip, 16-85mm AFS, 60mm Micro ED, 12-24mm, 80-200 AF f2.8, SB 700, 800

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On Article:8323516420 (1 comment in total)

A lot of brands of electronic gear have forums devoted to industry rumors. Such as Nikonrumors.com. That's where all forecasts and gossip about new products are typically found. Do a Google search using the word SONY CAMERA RUMOR.

I regularly read MacRumors.com for Apple news and gripes and problems.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 at 20:10 UTC as 2nd comment
On Article:8191609756 (2 comments in total)

Why not get a book on Canon flash photography? Flash lighting is really a simple thing. But there are many ways to vary your results. Read about it.

Posted on Jun 10, 2012 at 06:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Article:0433184366 (2 comments in total)

In the Nikon SLR Lens forum I asked the same question about my new 60mm f2.8 Nikkor Micro ED G. (Micro is Nikon-speak for Macro).

Nikon makes 2 60mm Micro lenses. This more expensive version boasts some trick glass (ED) for low Chromatic Aberration, and special Nano coating.

The answers I got fell into two camps. Everyone knew about the 60mm ED G lens. Half the folks said it was the best. Another half said, while the lens is great, the Bokeh is a bit too sharp and defined. And they didn't appreciate the contrast that came with it.

So, it was a sparring match between those who favor soft and fuzzy with portraits. And those who like revealing detail and skin contours that pop. Consequently, I'm using it for portraits. I feel I can adjust the feel of images through creative lighting, such as softboxes and beauty dishes and such.
If you want to judge for yourself, take a look at the Nikon DS3 Camera brochure. All the photos were shot with my lens. Including a bunch of portraits.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 01:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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