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Curtis, beautiful blossoms

Samy, interesting bokeh with the 105. The in focus area looks a little soft to me - is that just my eyes?

Ray - have you come to a decision yet? You're going to miss the D7000 until there's a replacement.

Jose - Another good one from Pompeii - wonder what the wine tastes like?

John - nice set to wrap up the Nikkodyssey.



Mar 01, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
This may be the last posting of the trip before I return this weekend.

It was time to revisit the coffee farm, coffee raised me and paid for my schooling at CAL. Our farm was nearby, but one of the best looking farms I know belongs to my brother's in-laws. Here is the volcano it is in, the farm starts halfway up and ends at the top, over 5000 feet people do not plant coffee and it is virgin forest. 2/3 up the way on the right side is the little house we went to. At the bottom is a modern
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What a gorgeous place to live!



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:05 PM
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Jose and Rafael, terrific pictures, keep them coming.

John, very nice Nikki pictures of that colorful and interesting structure.

Ray, so you are OOC now? Out of camera..

Peter, here's a crop of the bench image with the 105 1.8. It wasn't exact but I think the intended focus was on the edge of the armrest of the bench, so as to get the rest progressively OOF. Maybe there's not enough of the edge to see a sharp area. I also add a bit of microcontrast and sharpness to overcome the AA filter, and may not have done that in the earlier post.










Mar 01, 2013 at 03:12 PM
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I was thinking anyway of testing some of the medium teles for wide open sharpness and bokeh anyway, will include this lens in the test. In this case its more likely I missed the focus.


Mar 01, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
This may be the last posting of the trip before I return this weekend.

It was time to revisit the coffee farm, coffee raised me and paid for my schooling at CAL. Our farm was nearby, but one of the best looking farms I know belongs to my brother's in-laws. Here is the volcano it is in, the farm starts halfway up and ends at the top, over 5000 feet people do not plant coffee and it is virgin forest. 2/3 up the way on the right side is the little house we went to. At the bottom is a modern
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An amazing set Rafael, beautiful place well captured.

I assume they are growing Arabica coffe at that altitude. Why do they stop at 5,000 feet, I though that close to the equator you should be able to grow good coffee to 6,000? Have they been affected by the coffee rust blight that is affecting some of the South American countries?
If I remember correctly El-Salvador is one of the few countries in the world that is increasing its' forest cover, is that right?

Again, thanks for kindling the 16mm envy!



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Hi all, i am selling my camera, do you think its logical to ask about $1400? Thank you!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130858880498?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Some comments from an experienced ebayer:

The price is fine. Mine was $1800 from KEH, with ~900 actuations.

You need to put up new photos. You can't sell a high end camera without high end photos, my man! First, get the entire camera in each shot. Second, no flash (if you used it) just use good indoor lighting and work with the white balance. Finally, whatever settings you used accentuate every dust particle and white spec on the camera. Too contrasty. I am certain it looks better in real life than it does in these pics.

Also, put up a photo that includes everything you are selling: box, manual, batteries, charger, camera cover, strap, etc. Spend an hour to get the photos looking good and it will pay off for you.

Please take no offense here. Just trying to be helpful...



Mar 01, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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designdog wrote:
Some comments from an experienced ebayer:

The price is fine. Mine was $1800 from KEH, with ~900 actuations.

You need to put up new photos. You can't sell a high end camera without high end photos, my man! First, get the entire camera in each shot. Second, no flash (if you used it) just use good indoor lighting and work with the white balance. Finally, whatever settings you used accentuate every dust particle and white spec on the camera. Too contrasty. I am certain it looks better in real life than it does in these pics.

Also, put up a photo that includes
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Good advice.



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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***** BLOG UPDATE *****

John's last blog post.

There's some stunning abstracts in here!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/03/johns-fifth-and-last-post.html



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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Dropbox linkage didn't work for me hmm
Back to flickr instead

45PCE



zl_uppser_06 by Zichar, on Flickr



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM
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designdog wrote:
Some comments from an experienced ebayer:

The price is fine. Mine was $1800 from KEH, with ~900 actuations.

You need to put up new photos. You can't sell a high end camera without high end photos, my man! First, get the entire camera in each shot. Second, no flash (if you used it) just use good indoor lighting and work with the white balance. Finally, whatever settings you used accentuate every dust particle and white spec on the camera. Too contrasty. I am certain it looks better in real life than it does in these pics.

Also, put up a photo that includes
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Thank you for the advice, i think i won't have time this go, however, if it doesn't sell, ill try to do so asap! The pictures are somewhat my best, and I think as an amateur a lot of buyers might see this, or expect this, and they may have an idea of what it may be in their hands, and pros, well, they are pro?



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leighton w wrote:
***** BLOG UPDATE *****

John's last blog post.

There's some stunning abstracts in here!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/03/johns-fifth-and-last-post.html


Brilliant. Love the commentary as well. Thanks John for showing us a bit of your home town.

But who is Mary Jane?



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Considering the low usage, I would say it's a very fair price.

Thank you leighton, I appreciate the advice! I am staring to get cold feet however!!



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:27 PM
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Definitely clean the camera, get every bit of dust off it, blow the crevices with compressed air, and if there are scratches or scuffs on it, make sure to show them, point them out, in fact. Question is, why are you selling it on ebay if you have a buy and sell subscription here? How much is ebay going to take from your sale price for fees? I sold a D300 on the local Craigslist recently and avoided all the fees (ebay and paypal). I had put the D300 on a tripod, and a background behind it, to show off the camera. Cleaned it all off beforehand and used some 303 protectant on it. Didn't take long to sell it.

designdog wrote:
Some comments from an experienced ebayer:

The price is fine. Mine was $1800 from KEH, with ~900 actuations.

You need to put up new photos. You can't sell a high end camera without high end photos, my man! First, get the entire camera in each shot. Second, no flash (if you used it) just use good indoor lighting and work with the white balance. Finally, whatever settings you used accentuate every dust particle and white spec on the camera. Too contrasty. I am certain it looks better in real life than it does in these pics.

Also, put up a photo that includes
...Show more



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:29 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Brilliant. Love the commentary as well. Thanks John for showing us a bit of your home town.

But who is Mary Jane?


I guess you're not old enough to remember all the nicknames for marijuana!



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
Brilliant. Love the commentary as well. Thanks John for showing us a bit of your home town.

But who is Mary Jane?


Hah!

Mari Juana



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:34 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Curtis, beautiful blossoms

Ray - have you come to a decision yet? You're going to miss the D7000 until there's a replacement.

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The person interested in my D7000 is supposed to pick it up next Tuesday. So if he buys it I will be down to my film cameras until I buy the D600 or wait til the D7100 comes out. I am very heavily leaning towards the D7100 but I have that nagging draw to full frame



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:53 PM
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leighton w wrote:
***** BLOG UPDATE *****

John's last blog post.

There's some stunning abstracts in here!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/03/johns-fifth-and-last-post.html

Fantastic work with Nikki John!



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
An amazing set Rafael, beautiful place well captured.

I assume they are growing Arabica coffe at that altitude. Why do they stop at 5,000 feet, I though that close to the equator you should be able to grow good coffee to 6,000? Have they been affected by the coffee rust blight that is affecting some of the South American countries?
If I remember correctly El-Salvador is one of the few countries in the world that is increasing its' forest cover, is that right?

Again, thanks for kindling the 16mm envy!

Thank you Mark, Arabica it is, you may be right about the altitude. My friend who is an agronomer was telling me that 5000 is old wive's (farmer's?) tale and that we should be able to plant higher, on the other hand they might as well keep believing it as this preserves cloud rain forest. Rust has been a big problem and the corrupt goverment has done nothing about it, wait until they lose that tax income. The country seems to be at least keeping its tree cover. This is the middle of dry season. We are at 14 deg north.


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Mar 01, 2013 at 04:57 PM
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Oosty wrote:
They look like Cotoneaster to me not Firethorn (Pyracantha) although they are very closely related. I didn't see any thorns in your pic and as a kid we used to eat the berries ( a bit dumb since red berries are usually best left alone!) and the firethorn was avery prickly customer.



WOW Peter, you are the man; my botanist friend at last agreed with you, it looks like Cotoneaster.
You are elected our official botanist at NMFG thread



Mar 01, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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leighton w wrote:
What a gorgeous place to live!


+1

HDR-like (not overdone) image.



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