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Member Since 01 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 26 2014 08:10 AM

In Topic: What Raw plug-in for Photoshop CS5

02 October 2013 - 09:08 PM

Thanks Russ, that's great to know!

In Topic: Looking for a new lens

02 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

By the way, I posted this earlier to another post on this site... Gizmag has an article today about... "A Guide to Buying Your Next Camera Lens"


Here's the link



Great article, easy to understand, explains a lot.

In Topic: A Guide to Buying Your Next Camera Lens

02 October 2013 - 08:30 PM

That's a very tough question Angelus.  It would also help to know what camera your [wonderful] daughter got you.  Is it a DSLR, a micro-four-thirds?  I am assuming it has interchangeable lens.  Also you need to look at how much you wish to spend on the lens.


I was buying a scope for a rifle several years ago, the scope was almost twice the price of the rifle!  I asked the sales guy if I should spend more on the scope than on the rifle... he said something so profound, that it carried with me even until today... and its very applicable for this situation.  He said, if you can't see it, you can't shoot it!


There are powerful lens out there that'll set you back a couple of mortgage payments, then there are cheap lens.  Always remember that with lens, you usually get exactly what you pay for.  Buy cheap, get cheap.  What does a cheap lens get you?  Images that just aren't right.  They're just short of spectacular.


Also, if you get a big zoom lens, know that the further you zoom, the more you'll pick-up camera shake--which makes for blurry pics.  That doesn't matter if its the least or most expensive glass out there, when you are dealing with zooms, shake is always your enemy.


If you'd like to tell what kind of camera, the "geniuses" on this site will probably be better adept at helping you make the right choice.


If you do have a DX format DSLR, you might want to go with the: AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm F3.5-5.6G ED VR II

Read more: http://www.nikonforu...6#ixzz2gcdWXyXD

In Topic: Lumu Light Meter

02 October 2013 - 12:23 PM

I truly don't have a clue.  But it seems so simplistic to use for a quick light meter check.  Plus, considering all the other light meters out there, it seems really inexpensive.  I was one of the sponsors, so mine should be arriving later this month.  I'm sure all the sites will have write-ups about it once its released into the wild.


We will see!

In Topic: FYI-Rechargable Batteries for Speedlights

02 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

NikonJedi mentioned the black eneloops, while they look good, and even cost a tad bit more, they're limited to [I believe] 500 charges, whereas the white ones will recharge up to 1900 charges.  If you look as the specs on both in side-by-side comparison, they both have the exact same offerings.  I was expecting the black ones to hold a charge longer, but that's simply not the case.  Save a buck or two and stick with the white eneloops.


The newest generation of white eneloops are supposed to last over 2000 charges, but I'm sure your mileage will vary!


To find out more about the eneloops, go to >www.eneloop.com< and check everything out.


One last thing... if you're going to purchase these, in order to help this fantastic site, please purchase from B & H Photo.  Here's a link to the eneloop starter kit...





It seems as if this site gets a proceed from every link, so let's help the site make some bucks!