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Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys, here's a link to the original scene and lightshow, stacked shots for the beams
Taken with the 14-24mm unfortunately, didn't have much confidence in attempting that with the 45

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zichar/8625700043/in/photostream



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?


I have about 900GB myself from the D80/D300/D700 and now D800 + my wife's and my daughter's cameras + my LX7 and m43 GH-2. I also have several thousand slides digitized too which contributes to this amount. Some video, but not too much. I just ordered two 2TB drives to replace my two 1TB drives that are in a RAID 1 config. The D800 files are by far the largest fraction of my images by size.

So, I have a local copy of my images (NEF, JPGs, and some TIFFs) and once a week or so I back this up to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) array. I have no off-site back-up currently, but I plan on leaving a 1TB portable drive with the bank in their safe deposit box once every 6 months or so.

I save my NEFs and usually spit out a downsized JPG (about a 12MP size) for my wife's use (she does not know what to do with NEFs). Her cameras are all JPG output.

John

PS - What I'd like to do, if I had the time, is to put together a rather thick book of images for each year - done with Shutterfly (our preferred printer service) - so that we have at least a hard copy of our most precious family images.

So you only keep the original files, not the digital negatives, some JPG/TIFF, and nothing else? I guess once I print a picture, I don't necessarily need to keep the PSD files (those are the big ones, sometimes 300mb each). That would certainly keep my storage in check. I plan on backing up to DVD here soon. I know hard drive space is cheap, but I don't have any cash at the moment to use that medium.

Any other thoughts on the subject?

Yep just the NEF files and only the PSD files of certain images. I try to use NX2 for most of my image edting unless i have to do something more sophisticated. For family shots I save jpgs too, but for my personal shots I save the final image in PSD and the NEF of course.

I`ve gotten much more strict on what images i keep in an attempt to minimize my data growth since i`ve got the D800.

John



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Ok, one more and I will give it a rest, it is just that the 55mm 1.2 SC I just got is an incredible lens. Here it is at 5.6 on a D800, with the crop. All full size on Flickr. Apologize for the boring repetition of locations and subject, but this is my testing field.


nikon nikkor 55 1.2 sc 5.6 D800, incredibly sharp. by Rafael CA, on Flickr

CROP 100% D800


nikon nikkor 55 1.2 sc 5.6 D800, incredibly crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Dear All,

I've just returned from a weeks camping by Lake Garda, not the warmest camping I've ever done but one of the prettiest spots. I have 30 pages to catch up on and 800+ images to go through which put the 35-70mm f/3.5 and the Series E 75-150mm (programmed in camera as "80mm") through their paces and they did very well, I'm sure that's no surprise to most of you.

Here's some teasers SOOC. I'll post a selection from each lens and a bit of my thoughts on them later.

Cheers,
Mark.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Mark, great photos, Europe is such a classy place.

I couldn't sleep, not for lack of wanting, but due to a car that crashed into the fire hydrant besides my house. The driver walked away, the teenage son of a local teacher, his dad stopped by, I was glad his son was unhurt and did not want to ask how he came to leave 300 ft of skid marks on the wrong side of the road. Of the thousands of feet of empty land, how he hit the fire hydrant right on is not for me to know.

Took the D3 with the 35mm 2.0, good rig, but I made the mistake of setting the ISO to 3200. Too high for good photos, the SB900 did not need it.

This is what I got, most photos were ruined by the flash lighting up the mist.


nikon nikkor 35mm 2.0 ais no shower tomorrow D3 iso 3200 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

But then I took the D800 out with the 55mm 1.2 SC, at 2.8 and 4.0, ran iso only to 560, and this is what I got:


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The crop, it is water mist that is robbing contrast and adding flare, not the lens


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The fire engine, no water mist


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow fire engine by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The Crop -- good night!!!

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow fire engine crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr




Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5060
Country: Sweden

Wow Mark ! Great set ..first one is amazing



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

rafaelcasd wrote:
Mark, great photos, Europe is such a classy place.

I couldn't sleep, not for lack of wanting, but due to a car that crashed into the fire hydrant besides my house.

Took the D3 with the 35mm 2.0, good rig, but I made the mistake of setting the ISO to 3200. Too high for good photos, the SB900 did not need it.

This is what I got, most photos were ruined by the flah lighting up the mist.



Thanks Rafael,

I hope you got a shower today and the accident didn't disrupt your supply too long. Great shots and thing advantage of a bad situation. I like the first one, although personally I would have cropped out the tree on the left.

Kind regards,
Mark.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Jose - Beautiful sky shot, really nice colors.

Samy - The first Cardinal shot is fantastic. Very good job with composition.

Jeff - The Poppies are popping! Hard to beat the 55mm f2.8.

Rafael - Thanks for all the 50/55 demos. I still think it's sharper at 5.6, even if it's my mind playing games with me.

Mark - Welcome back, looks like we'll be seeing some beautiful countryside from you!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Zichar wrote:
Recce-ed for a new spot trying to catch the lightshow from the casino in the horizon
But didn't find a suitable one and the clock was ticking
Went scrambling to an old spot instead sans lightshow
45PCE shift pano



kups by Zichar, on Flickr


Nice cityscape. Great colors and detail.

+1 Must of missed this the first time around.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Well yesterday was the opening day of our Farmers' market. I was so busy that I didn't have much time for shooting. I did get a couple though. The first one is of a new vendor. They make Pupusa's and let me tell you, they are great! Both of these are with the 50-135.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

MarkdV wrote:
Dear All,

I've just returned from a weeks camping by Lake Garda, not the warmest camping I've ever done but one of the prettiest spots. I have 30 pages to catch up on and 800+ images to go through which put the 35-70mm f/3.5 and the Series E 75-150mm (programmed in camera as "80mm") through their paces and they did very well, I'm sure that's no surprise to most of you.

Here's some teasers SOOC. I'll post a selection from each lens and a bit of my thoughts on them later.

Cheers,
Mark.









Wow ... lovely shot !!


Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

trying to duplicate Ben's pictures through shop-windows (page 2479, http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2478#11284175).
But clearly, he is the boss!



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
Here are a few shots from the trip into San Francisco on the ferry, all shot with Nikki.


I have many more photos to post from San Francisco but will be busy for part of today. Perhaps later. I want to get all my photos posted so when Ben has the lens in his hands he can have the thread to himself for the farewell photo set from our much loved Nikkor.


What a great shot !! The B&W treatment is excellent too. Awesome stuff.

Pretty sad that it's all coming to an end. We still have Ben's tour of Sydney to look forward too.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

agentbird wrote:
Recently got back home from a two month trip to Asia.
Just started going through and editing the pictures yesterday.

Here are a few shots from Kuala Lumpur with the 45mm PC-E:



D800E.


Had a super busy week at work this week, so I'm back-tracking here ... but wanted to say that these two images are just amazing.

What a lens in such capable hands !!!!

Brilliant images, Anton.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

leighton w wrote:
Well yesterday was the opening day of our Farmers' market. I was so busy that I didn't have much time for shooting. I did get a couple though. The first one is of a new vendor. They make Pupusa's and let me tell you, they are great! Both of these are with the 50-135.








Love the second one, Leighton ... looking forward to seeing more candids and portraits from the farmer's market.


deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Zichar wrote:
Recce-ed for a new spot trying to catch the lightshow from the casino in the horizon
But didn't find a suitable one and the clock was ticking
Went scrambling to an old spot instead sans lightshow
45PCE shift pano



kups by Zichar, on Flickr



Nice, Chin.

Some useless info for you ... my friend Robert puts together the light show in Sing ... he does the one over here in HK too


deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Quick question ... those of you who have gone from a D700 to a D800, do you find that the D800 over exposes a lot?

It's driving me a bit crazy actually Seems to happen way, way, way more than it did with my D700.

I have to admit ... in my situation a D800 really didn't give me much over the D700. In many ways I kind of like the D700 better.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?


I import an entire year's files into one foder on my computer's hard drive.
I use Time Machine (Mac) to back this folder up into a folder on an external drive. (Into another folder that has each year's output.)
I use an application Chronosynch scheduler (very good) to back this folder up into another external drive. So at any time I have 3 copies of this year's photograph's. At the end of the year I trash the current year folder.

I use G Drives for my backups, in RAID arrays. I have approx 10TB of total storage space. I am storing my photography, client files (I do graphic identity work), and personal files.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

Yay! (From a D700 fan!)

Got to admit though, those files look pretty darn good...



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Dean, I haven't come across overexposure in D800, although maybe its relative since I came from D300/D7000.

Putting the TC16A to more work. Added it to the 400mm f/5.6 AIS, for a 640mm ~f/9 combo. In good light, the combo works fine (snapping to the green dot once the focus ring is manually adjusted to close to the focus area) when the lens is wide open. Stopping it down to f/8 (effective aperture ~f/13), the combo really struggles.

Here's two heron images from this morning. Handheld, 1/2000s, ISO 1250, lens wide open.












Another observation was the vignetting that I haven't noticed with the 400mm lens alone.

Overall image quality is good, but not as crisp as with the 500 F4 P/TC16A combo.




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