Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Tim Adams
Registered: Jan 01, 2004
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Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
What do you suppose would motivate NIK/Google to make such an offer? I can't see the upside for them, they just gave away a jillion dollars in software.


Maybe they realized it was overpriced.



Wrei
Registered: Aug 01, 2008
Total Posts: 2207
Country: United States

JWilsonphoto wrote:
What do you suppose would motivate NIK/Google to make such an offer? I can't see the upside for them, they just gave away a jillion dollars in software.



Build up the client base, then make it a subscription service via the cloud.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2959
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
Glenn Watson wrote:
Anybody in or around the San Jose area on April 6th interested in an air to air opportunity? PM me.

Glenn


I'd sure love to join you Glenn, but it simply isn't in the cards. A generous offer I hope someone can take advantage of.




Hi Jeff:
I'd enjoy you being there. If anybody else is interested, a clue on the subject can be found in the title of our forum.

Glenn



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Full Frontal Backside



Jeff W.
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
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Country: United States

FlyingPhotog wrote:
Full Frontal Backside


Jay - your T-Bird images are consistently terrific, this one is no exception



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Fort Worth Flashback .. 2011



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
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Zulu Warrior



MMcGrath
Registered: Apr 15, 2006
Total Posts: 2139
Country: United Kingdom

99th ABW (Nellis) just announced cancellation of Aviation Nation.

http://www.nellis.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123341740



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7631
Country: United States

Curtis, Cool on the wolves in Yellowstone, glad I could help spread the code around a little more then. That, and a revelation on Focus Stacking got me to finally crack open the Photoshop disk and install PS6 last night.

cbrandt wrote:

I might pick it up myself .. but I need alot more than NIK software to work on my photos .. lol

I do use Topaz sparingly, but I don't know a thing about layers, which I'm guessing could be quite useful .. lol

so that promo code is jclark / which is Jim Clark, a successful wildlife photographer, instructor and speaker here in MD ( those with FB can locate him thru his name ) .. I'm thinking his wife leads the charge / foundation for saving the wolves and more in Yellowstone.

Lately Jim has been working with his accomplished 10 ( ? ) yr old son who is also winning awards with his photos, a couple of new joint children's books and as an equestrian.



I've so run out of adjectives.

stevez wrote:
astrobrian wrote:
FlyingPhotog wrote:
I actually received an email from Google offering me the entire suite for free for being a "long time Nik user"

This got some little touches from every product in the Nik Suite except Silver Effex...


"little touches"


Yeah. Ho, hum, just another JB jaw-dropper.




JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16057
Country: United States

Tim Adams wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
What do you suppose would motivate NIK/Google to make such an offer? I can't see the upside for them, they just gave away a jillion dollars in software.


Maybe they realized it was overpriced.


"Overpriced" is in the eye of the beholder. NIK has long made effective plug ins with innovative controls. I've never regretted a nickel I've sent them. They also designed one of the first web interfaces that, if you had a crash, allowed you to go back to your account and reload their software in the blink of an eye. No long diatribe involved as in Adobe.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16057
Country: United States

You might be on to something there Wrei. I don't see a company giving away their stuff, even if it is an uber lib operation that should believe in giving it's intellectual property away to folks who did nothing to invent it or bring it to market. Maybe that's it, they've decided that profit is evil and they are just going to share with everyone.



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4415
Country: United States

Jeff W. wrote:
FlyingPhotog wrote:
Full Frontal Backside


Jay - your T-Bird images are consistently terrific, this one is no exception



Thanks Jeff...



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 3293
Country: United States

UPS delivered a box of goodies from B&H this afternoon. First light on the new Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR N: in a word, WOW!

Slightly longer version...

On a DX body (D7100): no noticeable vignetting at any focal length or aperture. Sharp corner to corner at any focal length and aperture. Minimal CA at any focal length and aperture. Good color and contrast. No obvious barrel or pincushion distortion, though to be fair I'm not set up to test for it.

On an FX body (D800): modest vignetting with soft falloff at all focal lengths when wide open; should be easily corrected in post-processing. Sharp edge to edge, tiny bit of corner softness at widest apertures. Good color and contrast, minimal CA at any focal length and aperture. No obvious barrel or pincushion distortion (I shot the side of my house with a door frame positioned at the very edge of the frame: it's die straight at 80mm).

Read that last couple of sentences again: on a full-frame body like the D800, which is guaranteed to expose the flaws in any lens, that's remarkable. How does Nikon do it?!.

The lens body is, amazingly enough, a millimeter or two shorter than the 70-200 f/2.8 VR II, if slightly larger in diameter and thus a bit heavier. It's still an easy lens to hand-hold. Takes a 77mm filter on the objective end. The lens barrel extends an additional 2-1/4 inches when zooming from wide to full tele (there's a lock to keep it from extending when hanging from your shoulder, if you want to use it: it's tight enough now that it doesn't extend on its own, though that may change as the mechanism loosens with use and age). I can hear and feel air escaping during the zoom, so it's clearly going to be a dust-pumper in a dry environment: we'll just have to see how much of a problem that turns out to be.

All in all it's a remarkable achievement, in my view. I am not sending it back.


[edited to add sample image: SOOC, 80mm, f/8. First frame is uncropped (notice how undistorted the door frame is at the right edge of the frame); second frame is 1:1 crop at center left edge; third frame is 1:1 crop of top left corner.]



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7631
Country: United States

Capitalism at its finest.

Tim Adams wrote:
JWilsonphoto wrote:
What do you suppose would motivate NIK/Google to make such an offer? I can't see the upside for them, they just gave away a jillion dollars in software.


Maybe they realized it was overpriced.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16057
Country: United States

Congratulations Zim! Nice initial look see as well. Mine came in, but a Nikon shooting pro was in need of it, so I let it go and have another on the way. My 100-400 has been on loan to a friend at AFW since October, I need to fly the Cub over there and get it.





JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 16057
Country: United States

The "Boys of Summer" began this evening in The Lone Star. Weston knocked the rust off his first time up..........



Zane Adams
Registered: Oct 26, 2011
Total Posts: 138
Country: United States

A little something from Love Field this weekend.





astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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I'll be getting my shot at those in a few hours Zane



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Potential Energy



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
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Country: United States

6 smoke-ring circus



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