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Old 04-11-2018, 07:56 AM
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I have the Sigma 17-50 and I love it. I got it for about $300 new on Ebay a few years ago. I did a bunch of hunting trying to find a decent lens with the range I found myself using most. I pretty much use that lens, and my 24mm pancake. I have my old 18-200 Canon in a box somewhere in case I ever need the reach, but the image quality isn't great so I doubt I'll use it anytime soon.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:05 PM
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:59 AM
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What lens length are you using for those shots? It looks like it was longer than what I have, but I assume it wasn't some crazy tele?
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:39 AM
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58mm and 85mm.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:10 PM
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Great... if intimidating... info Brain

I had one speedlight and a bit of training with it at the shop, and did what I could.

I'm not unhappy with the results of the ceremony without flash and reception with flash for a first time go, but there isn't any especially outstanding photos compared to anything with more experience applied.

I didn't direct very much, mostly because the day was mental enough as it was and I didn't have an opportunity to be a part of the planning before the day, so it is what it is.
I know much more now about how I would do another one, but I'll be sticking to plan A which is don't do weddings
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:36 AM
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I made the same decision after shooting 2 weddings - just not worth the headache for me. Friday shooting a promotional video for a healthcare organization.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:33 AM
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Weddings require a lot of different technical skills for various photographic challenges. The wedding I shot last year was TONS of work, but I personally enjoy capturing those moments/emotions.

It took a long time before I was comfortable taking on a wedding, and I really wanted to do some second shooting before I did one myself, but I just jumped right in. I'm doing another in Oct (for the couple posted above).

This year I made a big change in all my flashes and they all work on the Flashpoint R2 system. I'll be using a battery powered XPLOR 600 for outdoor portraits, and I have (4) manual zoom speedlights for the reception with the option to use my two 400w/s studio lights if I need more fill light.
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Old 07-03-2018, 02:50 PM
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Colorado lighting at elevation makes for some interesting challenges, but sometimes even i can get lucky, i think. I don't use zoom or AF lenses often, so i continually forget what this 35-70 zoom "likes."


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Old 10-08-2018, 12:43 PM
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Golden hours at Badlands National Park, South Dakota 8/18


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Old 02-13-2019, 08:22 AM
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The Nikon software that came with our camera has stopped converting NEF to JPEG.
Not sure what is wrong, I tried reloading it with no results.
Any recommendation for software to convert my files?
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:07 AM
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Get adobe lightroom
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Old 02-13-2019, 04:19 PM
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You should be able to download that software from Nikon. Your PC may also be able to repair it.

Otherwise, I am a Lightroom user, and if you shoot RAW for a reason, you need Lightroom (IMHO). If you are not using RAW for a reason, just change the camera setting to shoot jpgs and be done with it.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:14 PM
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Have returned from first visit to the northern hemispehere... London, Wales and Helsinki. I limited myself to the Voigtlander 25mm f0.95 and Olympus 9-14mm f4-5.6. The Voigtlander is my favourite and the wideness of the Oly is just about ideal... would like something with longer focal length though for better long range compositions, but I also don't want to get too carried away with the lens swapping. It was reasonably uncomplicated with the amount of gear so I didn't feel I was getting bogged down in stuff which was good.

I tried a bunch of things mostly around trying to keep the shutter longer and aperture wide, so relied a lot on the variable ND which makes for some weirdness... was trying to keep the results off the cuff I guess.







































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Old 07-03-2019, 10:10 AM
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Those are some really great pictures!
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Some images from a recent trip using the original x100 with the 23mm lens. In the past I've carried the X-Pro 1 but we had a heavy load-out and the X100 is significantly lighter at ~1lb. I usually like to get closer with a slightly longer lens to capture expressions or life in an infinitely expansive landscape but found that the 23mm was useful for capturing context. How do you guys usually capture the scale of immense landscapes? My go-to is to try to put something of relatable scale in the image, particularly if it is a figure.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:29 AM
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Great photos... where was your trip to?
I hadn't heard of the X100 but just looked it up... that seems like a really interesting camera, I'd love to give one a go.
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Originally Posted by slug_dub View Post
Great photos... where was your trip to?
I hadn't heard of the X100 but just looked it up... that seems like a really interesting camera, I'd love to give one a go.
Hi slug, this was a guided hike of mt.rainier via the kautz route. The x100 is really fun - it has an optical viewfinder with a wide view that extends beyond the 23mm capture area and is very intuitive ti use.
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