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by Diego Sahagún » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:58 pm

Have you used a camera attachable hiking pole :?: I've thought it could be useful for taking plants or whatever pics in my hikes. Is it useful :?: Which is good :?:

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by radson » Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:11 pm

I don't imagine I'll ever use or take the time to learn Photoshop which for me equals more time spent shooting


This book may make you change your mind

http://www.amazon.com/Photoshop-Digital-Photographers-Voices-Matter/dp/0321501918/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218996342&sr=1-1

This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before–it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step-by-step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why.


Mr Kelby also has a review out on the D700


http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/1816

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by Diego Sahagún » Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:57 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:Have you used a camera attachable hiking pole :?: I've thought it could be useful for taking plants or whatever pics in my hikes. Is it useful :?: Which is good :?:


Well :?:

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D-SLR - Nikon D80

by Herb » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:35 pm

I'm using the following combination for about a year and a half:

Nikon D80 with this lense: Nikon AF-S VR 18-200mm 3.5-5.6G IF-ED

I have a quite good experience up to now (especially regarding the lense).
The only problem I've encountered so far was at the summit of Huayna Potosi - I had to warm the camera for a minute or so with my hands, to convince her to work... ;)
So in lower temperatures (below -5° C) you might have problems (but as mentioned, that was the first and only time so far).
I guess this was related to the fact, that I stored the camera in an outer pocket of my backpack. On Illimani I had it most of the time in the main pocket between some clothes and there was no problem.
Apart from the fact that the D80 tends to overexpose a little bit I'm satisfied with the results (you can check my image gallery - app. 50% of the pictures from 2007 and 2008 are taken with the D80, the rest is from my "point-and-shoot" camera, a SONY DSC-T 9).

Just recognized this thread and thought, maybe this info might be useful.

Cheers,
Herbert

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by BeDrinkable » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:37 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:Have you used a camera attachable hiking pole :?: I've thought it could be useful for taking plants or whatever pics in my hikes. Is it useful :?: Which is good :?:


Well :?:


I have used the tiny mini-tripod that REI sells. It has a velcro wrap which allows me to strap it to a hiking pole or even a branch or stick to become a monopod. It's pretty nice in the situations where you don't want to lug in something bigger. I imagine that the hiking pole is convenient in the same way.

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by verdeleone » Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:05 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:
Diego Sahagún wrote:Have you used a camera attachable hiking pole :?: I've thought it could be useful for taking plants or whatever pics in my hikes. Is it useful :?: Which is good :?:


Well :?:


Yes! I have used a trekking pole/ monopod for almost all my outside photo work for the last three or four years - I find with a little practice it works almost as well as a tripod. I often hike along with the camera right on the pole.

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by Diego Sahagún » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:38 am

I've been thinking on this but this seems cheaper. I'll have to go to the stores. I love Lekis but I don't like the antishock system.

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by Jack B » Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:15 pm

FortMental - Keep an eye out for Olympus's "micro Four Thirds" system which was just announced. No word yet on what the actual cameras will be like, but this lens mount system holds promise for very small-sized SLRs with substantially smaller lenses. My hope is that they target the market of serious photographers who want small cameras.

I currently use an Olympus E-420 slr. I think it's the smallest SLR on the market right now. I really like it a lot.

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by kakakiw » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:13 am

Go figure, buy new camera and 2 months after you get it,Nikon comes out with yet another.
I just saw the D90 is either out or coming out.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25446/D90.html

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by radson » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:31 am

kakakiw wrote:Go figure, buy new camera and 2 months after you get it,Nikon comes out with yet another.
I just saw the D90 is either out or coming out.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25446/D90.html


It's Photokina time and in Canon news the 5d MkII is expected to come out as has the Canon 50D. I just wish Nikon would come out with some new lenses and not just the stubby 18-105 for the d90.

Speaking of the d90, a faily glowing review in the NYtimes based on its HD video option.

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by peninsula » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:30 pm

kakakiw wrote:Go figure, buy new camera and 2 months after you get it,Nikon comes out with yet another.
I just saw the D90 is either out or coming out.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Nikon/Product/Digital-SLR/25446/D90.html


This was the camera everyone expected to come out when Nikon announced the D700. I have the D80 and figure the substantial improvements would not be enough for me to get the D90 (I bought the D700, regardless).

The most impressive change with the D90 over the D80 is the upgrade from a CCD image sensor to the CMOS. CMOS sensor technology is the future in d-SLR. Kind of like VHS replacing Beta way back when. For those considering their first d-SLR, the D90 looks to be an excellent choice. And for those that have a D-70, D-50, D40, or D60, the D90 makes sense for an "affordable" upgrade.

Nikon is in a slugfest with Cannon. These new cameras are good for us consumers and good for their business. If you are a Nikon user, you want them to do well. I have no problem with then coming our with a D710 or whatever. I'll always be happy with my D700 just as I have been with my D80.

As for lenses, I'll never complain when they come out with a new one, but with the selection of current models as well as some of their used no-longer-manufactured models, I'd say the only problem I have in terms of Nikon lenses is my budget!... not to mention the ever increasing weight of my gear I am hauling up into the mountains each year.

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by peninsula » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:40 pm

radson wrote: I just wish Nikon would come out with some new lenses and not just the stubby 18-105 for the d90.



What would be your choice as to a new lens? Mine would be a their AF-S NIKKOR
14-24mm f/2.8G ED with threads for filters. The 14-24 is an outstanding wide-angle zoom, but the no front filter attachment killed the deal for me. I got to say, I am glad it did as I can live without the additional expense not to mention the hefty weight. My 17-35 is the favorite in my collection...

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by Diego Sahagún » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:46 am

I've found this interesting site:

http://www.photoextract.com/

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