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MDoc9523 wrote:
Nice sharp image Dustin



Agreed, great capture and B&W conversion.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:33 PM
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Nancy - very nice b&w

Curtis (AKA Curtis "Steadyhands") - you get great results handheld. i either drink too much or too little.. how to tell?

Georg - the basket is a beaut.

Ron - we may complain about pollution, coal burners etc but which one of us will give up the benefits? No power, no digital, no internet to indulge our hobbies, let alone read a book. In their own way all our engineering feats are just magnificent.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:38 PM
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Jose - those are very useful camera comparisons and frankly there seems nothing to choose between the D600 and the D7000. Contrast is easily tweaked in pp and saturation/hue seems to vary from camers to camera.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Jose - those are very useful camera comparisons and frankly there seems nothing to choose between the D600 and the D7000. Contrast is easily tweaked in pp and saturation/hue seems to vary from camers to camera.


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Feb 28, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Jose, thanks for the comparisons.


Feb 28, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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I popped in to our local camera store which has about a 3 camera inventory (there's a serious recession in Knysna) and wanted to have closer look at the D7000. No luck but they did have a D800 - what a monster camera!! I couldn't believe the size and weight of the body only and then the salesman attached the 70-200 VR. Just jaw dropping clarity throughout the range.

I have to confess I don't blame Monty for his defection.

My last real WOW moment was in 2009 at a photo show where I looked through a D3 paired with a 600mm f4 AF lens which just blew me away and nearly, but not quite, got me to think about working again. I got over it! Whew.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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Oosty wrote:
...Curtis (AKA Curtis "Steadyhands") - you get great results handheld. i either drink too much or too little.. how to tell?





One of life's great questions Peter. I thought I'd take a break from drinking just to prove to myself that I could... five weeks but that seemed enough. I had a decent single malt Scotch calling to me and had a wee dram... And my hand is still steady today...


As Ray has been saying, with fast lenses we need the extra shutter speed. This was shot with the 105 f/1.8 AI-s but I had to stop down to f/4 to reach 1/8000th with spot metering. That is the only way to stay out of trouble in bright light, which means I'm limited to the center focusing point. I'd love to have 24 megapixels with which to crop, but 12 still works.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:50 PM
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Beautiful as always Curtis. Speaking of drinking I financed a home brew kit for my SIL and he has the first batch just about ready!


Feb 28, 2013 at 07:53 PM
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Great contribution Jose. I'm not certain it will make Ray's decision any easier, however. I HATE neutral density filters that not only darken the image but also the viewfinder. Needless to say, midday shooting with fast lenses is not going to happen except in winter months when the sun is low in the sky.

Good luck sorting it all out Ray.



Feb 28, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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Thanks Peter, Ray, Leighton, and Curtis but
No more tests for the sake of most people over here!!

The first from Pompeii, I was at southern border of the ancient city looking to Vesuvius, ~9.5 km away. Foreground is a "restored" vineyard originally in the same place 2000 years ago. Even with a polarizer, the atmosphere was not freed from haze at all.



Vesuvius from southern border of Pompeii01-CPL-web2 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd + CPL filter, hand held , f/8 at 1/250s.


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Interesting shot Jose. Was the area in the foreground included in the devastation of the eruption?


Feb 28, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Interesting shot Jose. Was the area in the foreground included in the devastation of the eruption?


Yes, the roofs are in restored houses.

Too bad the D600 arrived just 2 days after I returned from my trip!


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Feb 28, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Yes, the roofs are in restored houses.


WOW! That must have been one heck of an explosion!



Feb 28, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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leighton w wrote:
WOW! That must have been one heck of an explosion!


Sure.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mt_Vesuvius_79_AD_eruption_3.svg

Naples at the time was lucky because winds were into south, southeast direction.



Feb 28, 2013 at 08:03 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Beautiful as always Curtis. Speaking of drinking I financed a home brew kit for my SIL and he has the first batch just about ready!


Now you're talking Leighton. Many years ago a friend of mine took up home brewing and the beer he produced was exceptional. With a bit of patience and a willingness to invest in decent ingredients this is definitely the way to go, especially for someone who has some space to work. I'm afraid it will never happen in my small home.

So you're about to step up from that beer the Dutch have been so successful marketing in this country but don't drink at home...

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/81/246



Feb 28, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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From the same point a closer view of Vesuvius with the 85/1.8 K (4-shots vrtical pano):


$ vertical shots pano of Vesuvius from Pompeipano by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd &CPU'd, hand held, ISO 100, f/5.6 at 1/640s.
No polarizer here, so the haze is visible.

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Feb 28, 2013 at 08:10 PM
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leighton w wrote:
WOW! That must have been one heck of an explosion!


Leighton it sure was. I've also been there and it is staggerring to see how well preserved the ruins that have been excavated are which is due to the the massive blanket of ash that just rolled in and covered the town.

A great read is Robert Harris' novel "Pompeii" which is not heavy at all . See http://books.google.co.za/books/about/Pompeii.html?id=wsOkT8AQKWMC&redir_esc=y



Feb 28, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Now you're talking Leighton. Many years ago a friend of mine took up home brewing and the beer he produced was exceptional. With a bit of patience and a willingness to invest in decent ingredients this is definitely the way to go, especially for someone who has some space to work. I'm afraid it will never happen in my small home.

So you're about to step up from that beer the Dutch have been so successful marketing in this country but don't drink at home...

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/81/246


They don't know what they're missing...well maybe they do. It's still better than any industrial american beer, IMHO. There's a local brew place not to far away, but a 6 pack is 9 bucks! A little more than I want to spend except for special occassions, like when you and Sue come to visit.



Feb 28, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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Thanks for the link Peter, I'll check it out.


Feb 28, 2013 at 08:26 PM
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I'll be expecting some of that home brew Leighton, as well as a trip to the brew pub...

Craft beer is not cheap here either. A pint at Iron Springs during "happy hour" is $4 and at other times $5. Higher alcohol content brews are a bit more and the really strong stuff comes only in a ten ounce glass. A large bottle of craft beer will go for between $4 and six or seven bucks. We're blessed to have a number of brew pubs and an outstanding craft brewery called Lagunitas, so there is considerable choice available.

But compared with the cost of a good bottle of single malt Scotch whisky, beer is cheap. They have a sale on at BevMo for my favorite Islay Scotch, Lagavulin for just over seventy dollars a bottle. I think I'll pass... Remarkable that despite the favorable exchange rate, Scotch prices have not come down...



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