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In Topic: police just stopped me? need help

19 January 2017 - 07:35 PM

Ridiculous.  You can take photos of anything in public view.  You can't take photos into people's homes where they have a reasonable expectation of privacy.  A police officer can't force you to delete images.  You can even take photos of people in public without a release, how do you think paparazzi operate?  You can also film or take photos of the police.  If you were to use a picture in an advertising campaign then would have to get a model release.  Next time that happens get their badge number and name.  Be polite, but don't let them push you around.  Taking pictures while on private property is entirely up to the owner, but taking pictures of private property from public property is completely legal.  

In Topic: Sigma 500mm F/4.5 APO DG EX HSM Lens

06 January 2017 - 05:31 PM

Here are some user reviews off Fred Miranda.  It's a pro lens, it should be good.  I think the AF is slower than the Nikon.  I've seen some wonderful pictures from this lens over the years.  




In Topic: Your Best Photo, Week Ending 1 January 2017

03 January 2017 - 09:25 AM

D610 Tamron 70-200/2.8 85mm f9 1/320@ISO100

Love that one, Jerry. 

In Topic: Upgrading from D3300 Which would be a good step up?

02 January 2017 - 11:10 AM

How are we supposed to Nikon16's money if you're going to be so reasonable, Scott?


A 7000 series is a huge upgrade in interface and AF, as Merco said.  The D3300 produces great images, as you've shown us, but the control offered by the higher models is something to be appreciated. 

In Topic: Your Best Photo, Week Ending 1 January 2017

02 January 2017 - 10:53 AM


Kenafein: Sigh...you and PebblzNnutz are convincing me that I am doing something very wrong with my Tamron lenses. This is a wonderful capture--so detailed and beautiful. I have the 150-600 and have used it on my D600 as you did, but I didn't get nearly the same sharp results.  

I have the Sigma Contemporary, but they are very similar.  I was just lucky to get close, far shots don't look sharp.  This Kestrel was already too far for really good detail, and he was likely closer than I'll ever get. 


This sparrow was really close, and if I look at this at 1:1 in Lightroom you can see so much detail in the feathers, because the light was good and I was close(almost at the minimum focus).  
31871425742_72bb592af6_c.jpgDSC_7146 by kenafein, on Flickr


This Grebe was too far away, if you zoom in the detail is lost and it's all muddied and blurry. 
31871429462_75c01dd74f_c.jpgDSC_6983 by kenafein, on Flickr


Fantastic reception shot, by the way.