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PebblzNnutz

PebblzNnutz

Member Since 01 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 09:10 PM
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#77785 Your best photo of the week ending February 27 2022

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 27 February 2022 - 05:55 PM

I completely forgot to grab my ND filter before heading out to Multnomah Falls.

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D750, 24-70 2.8G ED, f22, .5 sec, ISO 100




#77708 AF-S Nikkor 24-70 1:2.8 G ED

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 25 February 2022 - 06:53 PM

Of course you probably don't want to know this but, there have been numerous reports of shipping containers (including FedEX & UPS) being burglarized recently. Hopefully, your lens wasn't among those packages.

 

Shipping routes are definitely crazy. I'd like to have the frequent flyers miles some of those packages are racking up!  :rolleyes:

 

--Ron

Ouch! I feel for those people that lost their packages that had them in those containers.
Well, I finally received my lens one week after the delivery date was updated. I've had it now for a couple weeks and it's working great so far. I calibrated the bodies using Reikan FoCal without the autofocus seizing up, well, once with the D500 but it was set to AFC instead of AFS. I noticed that the lens hood was damaged, it didn't click solidly when attached. I noticed that in some places of the part that attaches to the lens was chipped/broken. I don't know if it happened at the service center or during shipping. I just ended up ordering a new hood from B&HPhoto instead of contacting Nikon.

Here's what to expect from the repair.

 

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#77707 Your best photo of the week ending February 20 2022

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 25 February 2022 - 05:37 PM

The Portland Japanese Garden's Karesansui Garden

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D750, 24-70 2.8G ED, ISO 100, f11, 1/10 




#77208 Your best photo of the week ending January 30 2022

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 31 January 2022 - 04:18 PM

Ice pile up along the beach.

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D7200, 50 1.8G , f5.6, 1/640, ISO 100




#77207 AF-S Nikkor 24-70 1:2.8 G ED

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 31 January 2022 - 04:14 PM

UPS just doesn't want to make up it's mind on a delivery date lol. in the last few days the tracking status for the estimated delivery has been "The delivery date will be provided as soon as possible."  :huh: :( I think I'll just forget about tracking it and wait for it to be delivered, whenever that will be.
Haha yea, I know what you mean. One of my packages went from Florida to Puerto Rico, back to Kentucky I think, then finally to the west coast and Alaska. Another went from the states to Anchorage, AK then Hawaii and back to Anchorage lol. I wouldn't mind visiting both those places.


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#77113 AF-S Nikkor 24-70 1:2.8 G ED

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 28 January 2022 - 05:04 PM

Ugh.. I've noticed that UPS has changed the delivery date twice since I last posted. It's now set for February 1st, better than the 6th that I seen before this latest update. So, it'll be sometime after February 1st that I'll see my lens. If it was shipped via USPS Priority Mail it would've been here by now or early next week at the latest. I hate that UPS shipments just sit around until their estimated delivery times come up before they start moving again.




#77041 Your best photo of the week ending January 23 2022

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 23 January 2022 - 06:31 PM

I too haven't been out much in the last couple months to take any photos due to the winds and cold. Bering Sea ice,
D7200, Nikkor 85 1.8, ISO 100,  f8, 1/125

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#77037 AF-S Nikkor 24-70 1:2.8 G ED

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 23 January 2022 - 03:18 PM

Of the three, I've found Fedex to be more expensive than the other two. None of the dealers, at least the ones I occasionally order from, do not offer free shipping to Alaska. The shipping options I get from Adorama are UPS and USPS.
Nikon shipped out my lens via UPS Ground a couple days ago and the tracking shows the estimated delivery time to be on the 26th, if they don't change it. So, I'm hoping it'll arrive sometime during the week after the 26th. 


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#75610 Your best photo of the week ending October 31 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 28 October 2021 - 10:40 PM

I'll jump the gun with this one.
An Arctic Fox with a Vole.

 

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D500

Tamron 150-600 G2

F8, 1/1250, ISO 800




#75587 Your best photo of the week ending October 24 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 25 October 2021 - 05:30 AM

Spectacled Eiders

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D500

Tamron 150-600 G2

ISO 560, 1/1000, F8




#75175 Your best photo of the week ending September 12 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 14 September 2021 - 11:20 AM

I've got nothing this week but more rifle porn.  I picked this up yesterday simply for a light, ''walkabout'' rifle.  Ruger M-77 in .308 Winchester, (7.62x51mm NATO). 

 

Nikon D-700  Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AF non D lens 

 

1/100  f5.6  M  250

 

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The model with a tang safety. Nice.

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D7200, Tamron 150-600 G2, f5.6, 1/500, ISO 125




#75099 Your best photo of the week ending September 5 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 05 September 2021 - 05:37 PM

The fall birding season has kicked off here.

 

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D7200 w/Tamron 150-600 G2
f10, 1/800. ISO 1400

 

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D500 w/Tamron 150-600 G2

f8, 1/1600, ISO 1400

 




#74675 Your best photo of the week ending August 8 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 07 August 2021 - 05:08 PM

Went to check on the hawks during a clear day in between the rains to find that all but one chick had left their nests. 

 

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D7200, Tamron 150-600 G2, f6.3, 1/400, ISO 100




#74540 Your best photo of the week ending August 1 2021

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 02 August 2021 - 10:36 PM

Weather has been pretty wet here for the last month or so with just a few days of sun. I haven't been taking any photos worth posting here until a couple days ago when the sun finally came out long enough to go take a few photos of these Rough-legged Hawk chicks.

 

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A few weeks ago there were two chicks in the nest. A Crested Auklet is the menu for the chick.
D500 w/Tamron 150-600 G2, F10, 1/500. ISO 280

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4 of 5 chicks left from this nest. 5 chicks is the most I've ever seen in one nest but, this is the first time I came upon this one. The other nest usually had 2 at the most.

D500 w/Tamron 150-600 G2, f10, 1/800, ISO 450

 




#74539 Is it better for the battery life to turn the camera off after each shot?

Posted by PebblzNnutz on 02 August 2021 - 09:59 PM

Nikon claims that leaving d5300 on does not consume battery. That's a lie.
I added a power grip with 2 batteries to mine and can happily shoot hundreds over 2 days no problem
Maybe you can add a grip to yours?

The B600 doesn't have a grip accessory. It has extra batteries for about $28 though.