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  1. skir67

    Who sells Nisi filters?

    I bought mine from phil norton. Quickly delivered and good comms, so would use him again.
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    I don't do landscapes... but I did go to Iceland

    I'm considering a photography trip to Iceland on as small a budget as I can manage. Flights seem pretty cheap and even more so if you just take carry-on. I'm thinking about doing a week and renting a small camper van so I can drive round the island taking in points of interest on the way and be...
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    What's Your History With Nikon Digital Cameras ?

    The build quality is fantastic, very solid, with good responsive buttons. Obviously it's a fixed focal length, so depends a bit on how you want to use a 'grab' camera, I find it just makes me think more about composition so I'm fine with that, though I might miss the odd shot when something pops...
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    Adapted lenses (all weird lenses welcome)

    I use a Kilfitt Makro Kilar 90mm 2.8 with an alpa bayonet fitting originally on an olympus m 4/3 om-d e-m5 mk1. But that camera has now been sold as I worked out I could remove the alpa bayonet and the lens has a leica 39 screw thread which can be adapted to a nikon F bayonet fitting so it can...
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    What's Your History With Nikon Digital Cameras ?

    D7000 (for underwater photography, but ended up doing a lot more topside with it, now just being used for underwater stuff) D500 (for most everything else) Coolpix A (pocket camera for grab shots when I'm not specifically out photographing)
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    What have you done with your camera today

    Got a new to me Nikon Coolpix A. Will be to keep on me at any time I'm not out taking photos specifically.
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    Free diver's underwater photos

    I'm a scuba diver so get quite upset by the amount of rubbish I see in the sea, much of it plastic. These photos are a really clever way of bringing attention to the problem.
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    D500

    I went out today and got some pictures with snap bridge connected to the camera. I got locations for the photos OK. But for a number of them the location data was somewhat out, however I was only walking over a couple of kilometres. Seems snapbridge may not update its location data very often...
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    D500

    I've played with it a bit more now and it will fit what I need I think. I can view photo locations in the map module of LR and also found an LR plugin which adds some functionality too. So far I've found Snapbridge OK to setup, if not intuitive, (one of my backgrounds is IT work) it is limited...
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    D500

    So, I was managing to get photo info, but not gps data on the photos. I went looking for a solution online, but everything I came up against was people saying snapbridge is no good for this use. So I think I'll stop wasting time on it and get a third party solution if I feel I really need it...
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    D500

    cool. It should work then. I'll take some jpg test shots and see what it does.
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    D500

    ok thanks. That confirms what I have set. When you say GPS on phone or tablet, do you mean you need a separate GPS logging program or just the phones built in ability to know where it is?
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    D500

    Thought I'd post in here as a just got my D500 a couple of days ago, previous Nikon which I'm keeping for diving trips is a D7000. I hummed and ha'ed about buying it for a couple of weeks and wondered if I would feel remorse after buying, but I've had none at all! :) Already taken 300 odd...
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    What have you done with your camera today

    Took my first photos with my new D500. Liking it a lot already and I've not yet finished configuring it.
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    What have you done with your camera today

    Used my (new to me) feisol tournament tripod and new arca swiss p0 ballhead for the first time today doing some multiple exposures of flowers in the garden. Also had a play around with my fathers old Canon A1, he's letting me use it for a while which I'm looking forward to as it's a long time...
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    Peak design capture pro clip

    I'm really pleased with mine, it helps to keep my hands free when I'm hiking about and need them for other stuff than holding the camera. I use mine with a d7000 and have had a 70-300 on it with no problems. Only used it on a backpack so far not tried it attached to a belt, but think I'd get the...
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    Am I too late? Milky Way

    Owing to living in a city in the UK I'd never really seen the milky way before, here in NZ it is very clearly visible, I was amazed by it.
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    Beginner Camera Security Locks

    I think I'd view the pacsafe as an item to deter opportunistic thieves only. As with any form of security it would draw some attention to the bag, but hopefully keep everyone but a very determined thief at bay. Something like a peli case would be ideal but as I'm travelling I simply can't carry...
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    Beginner Camera Security Locks

    OK, the pacsafe stuff looks pretty useful. I'll look into that. It seems there are some suppliers here in NZ too. The reason I want the camera at work is that I don't work a standard 9-5 job, so most days I may work a couple of hours then have a break for a bit and then get some more work. This...
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    Beginner Camera Security Locks

    I have an f-stop back pack which I use to lug my photographic gear around with. At work we have a staff room which is not particularly secure, but there is usually, but not always someone there. We have no lockers to put our stuff in, but I would like to take the camera to work to use it when I...
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    Beginner Back Button Focussing Technique

    I agree. I'm using bbf all the time now and I'm now really used to it. I ditched the eyecup as it doesn't twist round for portrait shots. I've now found a way to position my thumb so it doesn't get in the way so much.
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    Mt Doom and Mt Tongariro New Zealand

    Thanks for all the advice. Next time I will plan ahead a little more and take my tripod out with me to get things sharper, I was using a 70-300mm lens at the 70 end and leaning against a lamppost to try to get things a bit more stable, but obviously it wasn't good enough, I guess a combination...
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    Undecided Banksys 'Dismaland'

    would love to go to this, such a shame its only on for 6 weeks.
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    Mt Doom and Mt Tongariro New Zealand

    If I remember correctly it was taken on my tripod. I dashed out because I realised the sunset might be pretty good that evening and didn't have much time before the light went. Actually its 3 photos using HDR, I used photomatix essentials to stitch them together and selected to reduce the noise...
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    Mt Doom and Mt Tongariro New Zealand

    This is the first picture I've put up as I'm pretty new to the site and photography too for that matter. This is mt ngauruhoe, well known as mt doom in the lord of the rings films and mt Tongariro its neighbour on the left of the picture. Taken at sunset a couple of weeks back. Constructive...
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    mt doom

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    mt doom

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    Beginner Back Button Focussing Technique

    I decided in the end to get a cheap eye cup off eBay which was very cheap delivered, it's given me a little more room for my thumb and it only darkens the fringes of the viewfinder view very slightly so I'm happy with it at present, if I decide to remove it down the road it cost virtually...
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    New Zealand night sky

    thanks for the advice. I can't buy on trademe as I'm not a NZ resident just here on a sponsored work visa currently, however eBay is an option. Starstax sounds interesting too.
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    New Zealand night sky

    I have a nikon d7000, tripod and a remote but it is a simple remote rather than an intravelometer type and my widest lens is a 35mm f1.8.
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