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  1. doublemint76

    Nikon D610 Wedding Photography

    As stated, the D750 is far superior to the 600/610 when it comes to acquiring focus quickly and especially in low light. If the lights good and the subject isn't moving fast then its capable of producing stunning pictures, I had one for 3 years and got used to the focus, it wasn't until i got a...
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    Had a quick 5 min play with the Z6 last night, very impressed so far........ tried my Sigma 35 1.4 Art which seems very sharp even though the lens is calibrated to my old D750 via the Sigma dock. My questions is, should i reset it back to its default values or does it not matter?
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    Highland Wedding

    These are really good, the first one has a very painterly feel to it. What system do you shoot with out of interest?
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    And i've just ordered one from E-fin too. Hoping its here by the weekend.... Now to buy an XQD reader....... Looks like Amazon are out of stock of Sony ones until 02/07
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    So, if i connect a usb harddrive to one of these, would i be able to transfer straight from the camera, raw and video files etc wirelessley ?
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    The other thing i was worried about is, as i'll only have 1 memory card which will probably be 64gb, is what to do when i run out of space and im away from home or a pc. For instance, i'm going on holiday in August and always bring my camera, but in the past ive had plenty of SD cards if i run...
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    Thanks, i was really happy with my D750 but had an itch, and i've never had a new body in 10 years of photography, so thought with mirroless etc now is the time. I could well regret it but im thinking i won't. I'm a prime sort of person, and have the Sigma Art 35 and 50 along with a Nikon 85...
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    Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless

    Ok, have sold both of my DSLR's now so going to order a Z6 and FTZ adapter from efinity this week. I was going to get an XQD card from there too, either 64gb or 120gb not sure yet as funds are tight. Just wondering if there is anywhere that does these cheaper that i havent heard of? Also, can...
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    Practising ring shots

    Thanks for the feedback everyone, i realise its not something for everyone and not exactly a traditional ring shot but, i have seen this style alot lately and wanted to try it myself without having to invest in a macro lens. I have found that the reverse macro and tubes etc can do the job, but...
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    Practising ring shots

    Cheers mate, just going for a bit of drama. Realise reverse rings are not true macro, but like I say I wanted to have a play before I invest in a dedicated lens. The white stuff was just water sprayed from a misting bottle to add something to the picture or not depending on your view. Thanks...
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    Practising ring shots

    First time posting in this section, but i wanted to capture a nice ring shot for a wedding im doing in May so was practising with mine and the wifes. Not sure if i should invest in a dedicated macro lens yet, so i made do with an old Nikon manual 50 1.8 on a reverse ring. It does the job, but...
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    In the Heat revisited.

    Nice set of pics, we use lots of castings and forgings at work so its really interesting seeing the process.
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    Upgrade Dilemma - D750 or D810

    Thanks Dave, really appreciate an experienced opinion from someone that has used them. I will use the extra cash on other gear.
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    Upgrade Dilemma - D750 or D810

    Thanks everyone, i'm still undecided but think i'll probably go for a D750 ........
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    Upgrade Dilemma - D750 or D810

    Have you used both?
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    Upgrade Dilemma - D750 or D810

    Don't give me any more options, lol.... Seriously though i have looked at Sony, as they A7 iii is not a bad price but its the hassle involved in selling everything and switching to a new system, the learning curve. I know i could get an adapter and use my Nikon glass, but have read mixed reviews...
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    Upgrade Dilemma - D750 or D810

    I know, I know this question must have been asked a thousand times but these are my 2 options and i just cannot decide. I currently have a D600, so looking to pair one of the above with it. I'm a family man and shoot lots of portraits of the kids, days out etc. My daughter is a dancer and i...
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    Weekend adventures with the 50mm 1.4

    I wondered where you had gone a while ago, you used posted some great stuff on a 135 if I remember? Anyway, these are great love em all, especially 1 & 3. The fifty just gives that background more compression than the 35 I find but love both focal lengths.
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    A few questions ..... VR and shutter speed

    Thanks for your reply, sound words. I mainly switched between f/2.8 and f/4 as i haven't used this lens a great deal and i'm still testing the difference in sharpness between the 2 apertures. I think i will try some slower shutter speeds next time, just so the iso doesn't keep getting pushed...
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    A few questions ..... VR and shutter speed

    Moving to the VR2 model is not for the extra stop of vr, its purely for better optics, nano coating and less vignetting. The improved VR is just a bonus.
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    A few questions ..... VR and shutter speed

    I can't seem to find a great deal of information on this and would like to hear peoples opinions or experiences. I was recently photographing my son and his friend playing football at the park on a nice sunny evening. I was using a D600 with the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR1 (hoping to upgrade to VR2...
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    NSFW Photoshoppery: vaguely NSFW

    Its still good experience to retouch to that level though, and looks great when viewed at high resolutions. I've found using helper layers really useful, in particular black and whites ones for dodging and burning.
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    NSFW Photoshoppery: vaguely NSFW

    Hey, you don't need to feel embarrassed about editing time, i've lost hours on images trying things out and i'm not the quickest with the pen tool either, i need to use it more often to build up speed. My problem (apart from lack of time) is that i haven't developed a proper workflow that i'm...
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    NSFW Photoshoppery: vaguely NSFW

    They look pretty good to me and not over cooked as you put it, very nicely done in fact for what you are trying to achieve. You have to expect a more polished look when you go for the higher end retouched look. I suffer the same problem as you, in that i think i've gone too far sometimes, when...
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    Daughter white wall shot .....

    Thanks Shaheed. Dont have a large Octa, just a small one. The wall was nearer to grey sooc, I just pulled up the exposure of it in post. Taken with the 50 I bought off you last year too, damn thing is razor sharp
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    Best modifiers for AD200

    I've taken Garry's and Phil's advice and just ordered the 80cm Lencarta beauty dish. Any tips using on using one, interested to hear from experienced beauty dish users ?
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    First Magazine Cover

    Really pleased for you mate, well done. Must be a great feeling. Hope the 70-200 is a cheap fix for ya, I dread any of my lenses going wrong.
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    Daughter white wall shot .....

    Thank you. Yes, something a bit different. I love the red lipstick, think it really makes the image pop against white We actually have a similar picture of my daughter taken by the outrageously expensive venture when she was like 5 or something. The old one is black and was a snap not posed...
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    Daughter white wall shot .....

    Space was very limited, in that there was none, so moving away from the wall was not an option unfortuntely, although i quite like the shadow as it creates a bit of separation. The neckline bothers me too, so wish id noticed it at the time but as per usual things were rushed and i didnt. Thanks...
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    Daughter white wall shot .....

    I took this shot my daughter before one of her dance festivals. Lighting was a very simple clamshell setup. A single speedlight in a rapidbox overhead with a silver reflector below for fill. Background was my hallway wall. Just a bit of fun with the quote etc, but any c+c good or bad welcome...
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