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craig nelson

Member Since 14 Mar 2005
Offline Last Active Oct 15 2017 11:28 PM

#387368 D810 and shutter speed

Posted by craig nelson on 06 September 2017 - 11:27 PM

My D810 has not faultered, I'm always happy with images, when there is any blur I can see that it's my fault, hand holding long VR lenses expecting them to soak up 3-5 stops and starting with 1/125 at 300mm (on land). At times people forget the basic principles of photography.

One I've used for years is simple. Shutter speed should equal focal length at least, even with VR. It's true that VR helps but it's not to override Basic principles of obtaining sharp images.

There are people out there with more money that knowledge on the topic and will happily be upset with results created by their own foolishness at times. It will happen topside mainly I guess when not shooting flash.

We expect so much of VR and it can and does help, but better to apply principles that have been used for years.

Try and stationary subject with flash I'm sure it will be perfect.


#387367 Need help hugyfot D7000 cannot removed ext. port

Posted by craig nelson on 06 September 2017 - 11:13 PM

I get exactly the same and treat it exactly as Larry has, sometimes a wrench in needed some not.

What I found increases the problem, is leaving the ports or rings in situ for multiple days. I'm just glad the fit is so perfect that's it's making a good seal lol. Using bad language and calling it names also helps I find !!! Lol


#385245 Viewfinder Optic Protection

Posted by craig nelson on 22 June 2017 - 08:58 AM

Hi All

I thought I'd just share this little tip with you.

having just got myself a lovely VF45 finder I want to provide the best care I can for the optics pre and post dive. I'm always very concerned about loose items damaging sensitive and expensive things so I set about looking for a solution to protect the optic.

The caps supplied I suspect are easily lost. I managed to find a cover for telescopic sites from Butler Creek.

They do a range of sizes and I found a perfect fit for my S&S VF45

See attached pictures. They are made for outdoor use, but for £10 I'm happy to replace when it wears out.

This might have been covered before in other posts, but thought it was worth a share.


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