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« Reply #100 on: 14/09/2015, 03:16 PM »

My Father's Day present came one week late

A new STM Zoom lens for my camera

55-250 mm with macro

Nice for holiday snap shots when you need to get close

These are my first test photos
very nice KK. I'm sure you will get plenty of use out of it.
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« Reply #101 on: 14/09/2015, 03:32 PM »
what sort of camera system do you have KK; what does STM stand for?

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I have a Canon system EOS 70D

STM stands for Stepper Motor and is a applied to a new range of Canon lenses which feature a new design of focus motors which, along with a new iris mechanism are designed to eliminate (auditory) noise during video
So when in video mode "one can smoothly and silently focus" , and "achieve continuous AF while recording

very nice KK. I'm sure you will get plenty of use out of it.

I sure I will when I go Sea Cruising - That's our holiday of choice when we go
 
My favourite go to lens is the STM 18-135

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« Reply #102 on: 14/09/2015, 03:55 PM »
Here is the flavour of the month on my end. And that's a 82mm end.
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« Reply #103 on: 14/09/2015, 04:16 PM »

Ha....no mate I am still looking for the rotary dialer on my mobile, dont know where they put it !

Interesting scenario with mobile phones where there are two separate groups of people using them and expecting different things from them.

Business people...its a phone mate ! My phone is principally for, in no particular order: making & taking calls to and from work and clients; work emails.  ...Facebook what  ;)?

Other people....its a social networking tool, camera and music station, used for sms, whatsapp, viber, facebook, twitter et all.....!

Therefore I ask you.....what's an app ?

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luckily for you FC your device (phone) has a phone app(lication).

For me my iPhone is all about data first then phone calls.
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« Reply #104 on: 14/09/2015, 04:55 PM »
I think STM is Canons attempt at Nikons SWM which is ultrasonic focus-fast, quiet and accurate.  I had the Macro setting on the 35-70F2.8 but it was never as good as our dedicated macro lenses.  I've not tried the newer incantations but it sounds good KK!
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« Reply #105 on: 15/09/2015, 08:50 AM »
Very nice Father's day present KK.
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« Reply #106 on: 15/09/2015, 09:13 PM »
back to camera bags, here's the modern-day equivalent - not leather unfortunately but very practical; only around $140 online from the US [got this about a year ago so exchange rate different now]; amazing what it can fit & not obvious that it's a camera bag

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« Reply #107 on: 16/09/2015, 08:28 AM »
It fits a Nikon so that's a good start!  :rofl:  :stir

Is that a D300? Great looking bag.  I'm after a back-pack style one that has quick camera access but also room for the kid's paraphernalia.  Notice you're using the plastic screen protector.  I've fitted my bodies with this:  http://www.digidirect.com.au/accessories/cleaning_kits_and_accessories/fve/ggs_larmor_lcd_screen_protector_for_nikon_d800_d800e?gclid=CL2Vo96K-scCFVWTvQod4T0NIQ
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« Reply #108 on: 16/09/2015, 08:54 AM »

It fits a Nikon so that's a good start!  :rofl:  :stir

Is that a D300? Great looking bag.  I'm after a back-pack style one that has quick camera access but also room for the kid's paraphernalia.  Notice you're using the plastic screen protector.  I've fitted my bodies with this:  http://www.digidirect.com.au/accessories/cleaning_kits_and_accessories/fve/ggs_larmor_lcd_screen_protector_for_nikon_d800_d800e?gclid=CL2Vo96K-scCFVWTvQod4T0NIQ
They are brilliant!
hi Brett. Check out my backpack. It's from lowerpro. It has a quick camera access and heaps of storage. Around $99 here at Teds

http://store.lowepro.com/backpacks/transit-backpack-350-aw

I'm also using a glass screen protector. Can't go wrong.
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« Reply #109 on: 16/09/2015, 08:59 AM »
So. I'm off to the Camera Clinic here in Collingwood (Melbourne) to take my camera in for a service. I managed to get my focusing screen really dirty (windy day and stupidly changed lenses in the wind the other day).

So what I did was remove the screen to clean it but just made it worse. Always happens to me but I thought since I'm taking it in I might as well try and clean it myself.

So I'm taking it in for a "free sensor clean" and while they are doing it they will replace my focusing screen for $30.


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« Reply #110 on: 16/09/2015, 03:08 PM »
I have absolutely no idea if this is good or not (nothing but canon lenses for me so far) but I got the usual "Deal of the Day" email from these people advising me about their great deal on a.... sigma lens.
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« Reply #111 on: 16/09/2015, 03:44 PM »
OK
I had some time in between tasks and coffees

I use 2 bags
The first photo is of my fitted camera case, it will accomodate all the lenses pictured and I usually only take this with me after choosing the lens for the day / occasion

The second photo also shows my larger bag ( brown )
Easily carried on shoulder via strap
It has two zippered compartments one on both of the ends, They are good for cloths and filters or anything flat
Has a Velcro seal pocket on the front
The camera section is accessible from the zipper top flap, inside can be sectioned off to separate the camera from the lenses as it has Velcro separator screens

It's just so versatile. That's why I still use it
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« Reply #112 on: 16/09/2015, 09:05 PM »

OK
I had some time in between tasks and coffees

I use 2 bags
The first photo is of my fitted camera case, it will accomodate all the lenses pictured and I usually only take this with me after choosing the lens for the day / occasion

The second photo also shows my larger bag ( brown )
Easily carried on shoulder via strap
It has two zippered compartments one on both of the ends, They are good for cloths and filters or anything flat
Has a Velcro seal pocket on the front
The camera section is accessible from the zipper top flap, inside can be sectioned off to separate the camera from the lenses as it has Velcro separator screens

It's just so versatile. That's why I still use it
cool gear KK. how's that new lens treating you? Have you taken her for a spin around the block yet?

What's the brand of your camera case?
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« Reply #113 on: 16/09/2015, 10:16 PM »
cool gear KK. how's that new lens treating you? Have you taken her for a spin around the block yet?

What's the brand of your camera case?

The blue case I presume is your query
That brand is Fotima
And the larger brown case doesn't have a brand name tag that I can find

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« Reply #114 on: 17/09/2015, 02:57 PM »

The blue case I presume is your query
That brand is Fotima
And the larger brown case doesn't have a brand name tag that I can find

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nices cases KK. Fotima from what k can see doesn't exist anymore. I'm assuming you got that case back in the day?
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« Reply #115 on: 17/09/2015, 08:18 PM »
It fits a Nikon so that's a good start!  :rofl:  :stir

Is that a D300? Great looking bag.  I'm after a back-pack style one that has quick camera access but also room for the kid's paraphernalia.  Notice you're using the plastic screen protector.  I've fitted my bodies with this:  http://www.digidirect.com.au/accessories/cleaning_kits_and_accessories/fve/ggs_larmor_lcd_screen_protector_for_nikon_d800_d800e?gclid=CL2Vo96K-scCFVWTvQod4T0NIQ
They are brilliant!

Hi Brett, yes well spotted - it is a D300; agree the traditional Nikon plastic screen protector is pretty clunky so thanks for the feedback re the stick-on screen protectors

cheers
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« Reply #116 on: 18/09/2015, 08:16 AM »
I moved to full frame because I was tired of awaiting the fabled D400 and my D200 was getting long in the tooth.  The D300 is a great camera and should still be churning out great images for quite a few years yet. 
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« Reply #117 on: 18/09/2015, 08:43 AM »
Morning all,

I'm in an awkward situation, still using my D200 and reckon I will continue to do so, we have a drawer full of older Nikon lenses that work fine with it, moving to full frame would necessitate replacing them all, an expensive exercise.

Heather uses a D800 and is able to use the same lenses.

We don't dispose of cameras when we buy new, consequently we have quite a collection, ranging from FT2's up to the D800, one of these days I will set up a display case and put them out on show.

BTW, the D200 still takes great shots, it's main failing is the screen resolution, years ago I replaced the original focusing screen with a split image screen, similar to older Nikon film SLR's, it is a vast improvement. :)

 
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« Reply #118 on: 18/09/2015, 02:02 PM »

Morning all,

I'm in an awkward situation, still using my D200 and reckon I will continue to do so, we have a drawer full of older Nikon lenses that work fine with it, moving to full frame would necessitate replacing them all, an expensive exercise.

Heather uses a D800 and is able to use the same lenses.

We don't dispose of cameras when we buy new, consequently we have quite a collection, ranging from FT2's up to the D800, one of these days I will set up a display case and put them out on show.

BTW, the D200 still takes great shots, it's main failing is the screen resolution, years ago I replaced the original focusing screen with a split image screen, similar to older Nikon film SLR's, it is a vast improvement. :)
hi DB. does the split prism focus screen affect the centre AF point at all? I'm curious as these would be wonderful for manual focus.
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« Reply #119 on: 18/09/2015, 02:22 PM »
hi DB. does the split prism focus screen affect the centre AF point at all? I'm curious as these would be wonderful for manual focus.

Can only speak for the D200 GK, has no affect at all on AF, and, as you say, brilliant for manual focusing. :)
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« Reply #120 on: 21/09/2015, 07:59 PM »

Can only speak for the D200 GK, has no affect at all on AF, and, as you say, brilliant for manual focusing. :)
thanks for the reply DB. I'm going to search the inter webs for a split prism version compatible with my camera. No real need for one at present but I'm kinda bored at the moment
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« Reply #121 on: 21/09/2015, 08:21 PM »
No options here for full frame beasties but very interesting nonetheless.  http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/page--Custom-Focusing-Screens--store.html

Not a mod I'd be keen on doing myself despite years of sensor cleaning myself. 
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« Reply #122 on: 21/09/2015, 08:48 PM »
Katzeye is the screen I used Brett, installed it myself without major drama.

It works well on the D200, though not as good as the split prism on the older Nikons I have.

I tend to manual focus most of the time, a habit I got into during my years as a rodeo photographer.
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« Reply #123 on: 22/09/2015, 08:41 AM »
This was shot through glass at the Taronga Zoo last week... 24-120F4 D750.  How good are these new cameras and optics!!??
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« Reply #124 on: 22/09/2015, 08:44 AM »
Of course, not sharp here  :head:

does anyone have a 500PX account?  What's the best photo hosting site for clarity of pictures?  I have photo bucket and Flickr both of which I loose fidelity unless the pictures are viewed on that site alone!
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