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Old 14-03-2013, 07:37   #451
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

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I have a Nikon D7000 and I leave it permanently set at 0.3 of a stop less. I play with exposure a fair bit, one of the great things I love with digital cameras is the unlimited number of shots that can be snapped to get just the right one .

PS I love you and your wife's wonderful photos! Just found this thread and enjoying it
Same thing here. Depending on the conditions I think a lot of the photos from my D7000 look a bit over exposed. Still playing with settings and options. The number of different buttons and controls is pretty overwhelming and I'm a serious electronic gadget person.

I have been playing a little with the video functions of the D7000. The files are really big so not sure if they will load on the forum but I did post them on youtube. There is a noticeable loss in quality on youtube but still not bad. I was pretty impressed with the sound I was able to pick up with the built in microphone.


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Old 14-03-2013, 14:19   #452
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Here are a couple of waterfall pics from New Zealand
Love taking shots of waterfalls! Amazing how well the D7000 takes them in auto mode!
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Old 14-03-2013, 14:49   #453
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

I have a d700 and lenses currently. I wanted to get something that was smaller and lighter, and shot really good video. The problem with the Nikon V series is the sensor is very small, the matching lens selection is limited, and the cameras don't work well, according to reviews. If you got the Nikon adapter, a 50mm lens would have the same field of view as a 135mm (compared to full frame) DOF control wold be very hard, which may or may not matter to you.

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I ended up getting a Panasonic GH3, and a 12-35 f/2.8 lens to start. I also have a nikon adapter, which allows you to use the nikon lenses on the camera. I think the micro 4/3 systems out there are a much better small camera solution. There is an amazon deal right now for the Panasonic g3 with two lenses for something like $540.00


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Has anyone had tried the Nikon 1 V2? Thinking it would complement my D100 which is great, but bulky and heavy to always cart around. The V2 with adapter can use all my dSLR Nikon Lenses and seems fast and clear except in low light conditions.

Found a 2 small lens package deal in HK for under US$ 1k

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Old 14-03-2013, 15:47   #454
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Re: Any Photographers with DSLR's Around ?

Love waterfalls but didn't get to many with my camera yet. Here is one in the mountains of Panama:

(Canon 5D2 with 17-40L lens and a filter, I think just a circular polarizer)
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I ended up getting a Panasonic GH3, and a 12-35 f/2.8 lens to start. I also have a nikon adapter, which allows you to use the nikon lenses on the camera. I think the micro 4/3 systems out there are a much better small camera solution. There is an amazon deal right now for the Panasonic g3 with two lenses for something like $540.00
Thanks for the advice. I looked at the Panasonic GH3 (Fantastic camera).
But I wanted something smaller that could fit in my pocket and my girlfriend would enjoy using.

So I kept coming back to the Nikon 1 V2, which for my layman’s eye took great auto photos and ergonomically was the best. Was able to get an even better corporate deal in Hong Kong, so went ahead with the Nikon.

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We were out at Gamboa yesterday where I captured this Forest Falcon:

That is a Canon 7D with the handy 70-300L lens.
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We were out at Gamboa yesterday where I captured this Forest Falcon:

That is a Canon 7D with the handy 70-300L lens.

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Very nice pictures ItchieBro! Welcome to this thread

Here's a picture Josie came up with: this is a snakebird:
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When halyards were still 3-strand; my father and me sailing "Boreas" in the late 70's:
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Some from the last trip to Botswana - amazing safari tracking the denning African Wild Dogs in the Okavango Delta. Some shots were also taken in the Waterberg, South Africa, one of my favourite areas.

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Amazing photos! One of my favorite books was Cry of the Kalahari by Mark & Delia Owen who studied the wild dogs at Okavango Delta. Your photos remind me to read it again.





Irchybro- WT?? Scary!! Is that spawning a multitude of tornadoes?? Or what? Again... SCARY!!
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Amazing photos! One of my favorite books was Cry of the Kalahari by Mark & Delia Owen who studied the wild dogs at Okavango Delta. Your photos remind me to read it again.



WT?? Scary!! Is that spawning a multitude of tornadoes?? Or what? Again... SCARY!!
It's one of the best looking line squalls I've ever seen. I think. Or it's armageddon or another rapture
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It's one of the best looking line squalls I've ever seen. I think. Or it's armageddon or another rapture
And the last place I would want to be with a boat! Or without a boat even. . Glad someone caught that amazing photo.
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I think photography is not about using modes, it is about controlling the ONLY 2 things that change exposure: shutter and aperture. So you use aperture when you want to control depth of field or need all the light you can get, you use shutter speed when you have enough light but want to control how blurry/sharp the photo becomes when you're shooting movement, and you only use M when the light meter has too little light to understand what is going on.
Don't forget ISO. It's the third leg of the exposure triangle.

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