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Member Since 25 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 10 2018 09:45 AM

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In Topic: Lens/Port recommendation for D800

16 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

White balance makes no difference when you are shooting raw. You need shutter speeds faster than a strobe will synch, so forget strobes with dolphins most of the time. I like 1/640th for shutter speed, but that will often mean your ISO will be about 640 too. Forget Magic Filters for this use. (But there are a lot of people on here with more experience at this than I have...)

In Topic: Zen 170 and Athena 170 domes compared

11 March 2018 - 05:12 PM

Anyone got an Athena 170 dome? Can you measure the internal radius? (PM me if you want to know how to do this...)

In Topic: Upgrading from D300

24 January 2018 - 08:31 PM

Claire, when testing strobe cables with a multi-meter, check, obviously for low impedance along each conductor. But also check for infinite impedance between the conductors. I have cables that got dampness within, and checking on a high range showed slight conductivity between some wires. And it produced all kinds of headaches until I discovered this and changed the cable.

In Topic: Upgrading from D300

22 January 2018 - 06:40 PM

Considering how you use your pictures, and that the D300 is a great camera (and spare bodies are available cheaply) I am wondering why you feel the need to upgrade at all? If you go full-frame you will likely miss the 10-17 Tokina very much (I do). Sure the D500 is a great camera but do you need that added resolution or other features? Even if you keep your current system, a vacuum check is a great idea. I use Vivid Sentinel.

It sounds to me like you have the ideal system for what you do.

In Topic: WTB flooded/unrepairable Nikonos RS 13mm fisheye

28 November 2017 - 05:58 AM

I am. Do you know someone who has a trashed 13mm?