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Postby wokka wokka » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:45 pm

If you want to pimp your camera gear, try these - http://www.lensskins.com/default.asp

They look like the ultimate of pointless items.
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Postby kasdave » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:45 pm

Dropped my D90 a couple of weeks ago..... got out of the car with our little dog in one hand, car keys in the other, picked my camera up off the back seat with the same hand holding the dog, got a few steps and the camera slipped from my grip... The sound of a Nikon hitting ashpalt is not a sound I care to hear again... the sight of the lense coming adrift and rolling down the road is not something I care to see again either...
Broke the lense off its mount....
Phoned insurance co as I have accidental damage cover, ($250 excess) dropped camera off to repairer, and all it need was a new bayonet mount on the lens.... camera was checked out and it was fine...
Impacted the road with the filter but didnt mark it.... the actual body impacted by shoe...

The cost for repair was only $170..... didnt need to make a claim...pretty happy!
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Postby KevO-954 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:19 am

kasdave wrote:Dropped my D90 a couple of weeks ago..... got out of the car with our little dog in one hand, car keys in the other, picked my camera up off the back seat with the same hand holding the dog, got a few steps and the camera slipped from my grip... The sound of a Nikon hitting ashpalt is not a sound I care to hear again... the sight of the lense coming adrift and rolling down the road is not something I care to see again either...
Broke the lense off its mount....
Phoned insurance co as I have accidental damage cover, ($250 excess) dropped camera off to repairer, and all it need was a new bayonet mount on the lens.... camera was checked out and it was fine...
Impacted the road with the filter but didnt mark it.... the actual body impacted by shoe...

The cost for repair was only $170..... didnt need to make a claim...pretty happy!


Moral of the story Dave, leave the bloody dog at home. Kev. :wink:

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Postby 05-RSX » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:31 pm

Those D90s don't sound any better when they hit water either. :(
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Postby kasdave » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:46 pm

Meant to post this up a few weeks back... dropped a few hints for Fathers Day for a new lens....
My daughter thought this was close enough...

Maybe next year I will be more specific.....

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Yep.... a coffee mug... :)
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Postby KevO-954 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:43 pm

good post Haha, I love it :ras2: Kev. :wink:

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Postby kasdave » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:16 pm

Well I did it... I bit the bullet...
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED

Biggest online purchase ever... nervous

http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au/sto ... roduct=957
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Postby Harbs » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:07 pm

Nice one Dave! Did you use it at Sandown? How do you find the length? You are still using the D90 yeah?

I need to get a new lens soon too. If you are coming to Sandown ill be keen to have a look at it!

Also trying to find a Monopod at the moment that is tall enough for me, which is almost impossible. So far ive found this one, but exxy though IMHO:

http://www.gitzo.us/series-3-aluminum-monopod-5-section-extra-long-with-g-lock
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Postby kasdave » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:18 pm

Nah, havent got it yet, it should arrive within 8 days (i think).
Still got the D90... Would be nice to go full frame in the future but that is a long way off.

Monopod would be good too but I really want to perfect my hand held panning.

Will take it to Sandown and may even have a play at the footy and maybe the trots or such just for a bit of practice.

Havent had a long lens since the 80's when I had a bloody long.... wait a minute... a picture says a thousand words... out to the garage and get something out of storage....

Circa 1982(ish)
This what I took some of that early Sandown and Calder stuff with in another thread..
I actually forgot I still had it.
Olympus OM10 (with optional Manual Adapter)
Tamron Popular 400mm f:6.3

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So, the physical size of the new lense should be a walk in the park...!
The lens i am currently using is a slow 18-105 kit lens... I really wanted something around 200 and fast.
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Postby kasdave » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:45 pm

Oh yeah Harbs... if you want to try a monopod before outlaying a couple of hundred this maybe the way to go... in fact before any big purchase it would be a good idea... great rates too.
Been following him on Facebook for a while, he has specials on now and then...
$6 a day for a Manfrotto 680B Monopod seems pretty good.

http://www.benshire.com.au/hire/stills-accessories/

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Postby 05-RSX » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:00 pm

The fast glass (read: nicer glass) usually brings nicer (crisper, more vibrant) images, but I find it rare that I end up using it's speed (or really anything below f6.3) at the track.

18-105 slow? Try using the push-pull, motor-drive 80-200 - focus eternity! :lol:

Harbs, you had a play with my 80-200 at Sandown didn't you?
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Postby Harbs » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:48 pm

05-RSX wrote:The fast glass (read: nicer glass) usually brings nicer (crisper, more vibrant) images, but I find it rare that I end up using it's speed (or really anything below f6.3) at the track.

18-105 slow? Try using the push-pull, motor-drive 80-200 - focus eternity! :lol:

Harbs, you had a play with my 80-200 at Sandown didn't you?



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Postby Harbs » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:08 am

kasdave wrote:Oh yeah Harbs... if you want to try a monopod before outlaying a couple of hundred this maybe the way to go... in fact before any big purchase it would be a good idea... great rates too.
Been following him on Facebook for a while, he has specials on now and then...
$6 a day for a Manfrotto 680B Monopod seems pretty good.

http://www.benshire.com.au/hire/stills-accessories/

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Thanks for the heads up Dave! I need a lens before I need a Monopod, but it would be very handy to have, especially with a large lens. I need one with extra length. I found a Gitzo one that extends to 184 cms which is perfect. I have the battery grip too, so that would sit the D90 up even a little higher.

Unsure what lens I want yet, I was looking at the Sigma 150-500, but would like something with a bit more versaility. That one may be a bit of overkill. If not, may look at a basic Nikon Kit lens. I like the 70-300, but I wouldnt mind something with a bit more of a wide angle too. It would be used mainly for motorsport.
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Re: Photography. Questions and advice and general talk.

Postby Puffyrex » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:38 am

I use scandisc extreme 3 in all my cameras ranging from a 400d to 5d mkii
And they have not skipped a beat,
They range in size from 2gb to 16gb depending on the application I am using them for like high speed shots and hd video. If your shooting in raw or raw and japg the larger card comes in handy.
Though this problem is solved with the 5dmkiii with a dual card interface.

I still love to use cs4-cs5 aswell as elements over Lightroom. I find a larger spectrum of things can be done.

Freeware wise if your looking for something to play with Gimp is not to bad as they try and mimic cs1. Though it has a few things that can be annoying.
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Postby kasdave » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:50 pm

Cheap as....
Sandisk Extreme Pro 8GB 95MB/S......$50
Sandisk Extreme Pro 16GB 95MB/S......$90

http://www.dwidigitalcameras.com.au/sto ... 7&brand=21
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Postby kasdave » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:54 pm

Thats weird...Teds say the same card is 45 MB/s

http://www.teds.com.au/accessories/memory-cards/sdhc
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Postby 05-RSX » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:58 pm

I find I'm limited by the write speed of the buffer(camera) way before write speed of the card anyway.
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Postby kasdave » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:46 pm

Lense has arrived... just a tad excited!!!
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Postby 05-RSX » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:30 pm

Let the fun begin! :D
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I always have fun when I get new lenses :thumbs:
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