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    Before I take the plunge for a D850

    I'd agree with everyone especially Strodav. I have a D750. I used to also have a D500 (have some reviews years ago of it here for sports). The D500 was awesome for Sports and BIF. I used them mostly with a Tamron 150-600 for reach. I wanted to swap my D750 for a D850 but never got around to it...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    Thanks Both of mine are the first version that looks like a loaf of bread. both the I and II are priced differently.
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    *** UPDATE I ended up buying a Godox SL Series SL150W 150W White LED Video Light, 5600K Color Temperature on Feb 12. I bought it for $40 off for $209 shipped. I love it so far. I put my 22" Beauty Dish w/diffuser on it after I got the right adapter. Then I decided to get a second one. It...
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    Praying mantis

    here's a couple pictures of the momma and the babies.
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    Praying mantis

    we may have, I don't remember anymore as that was several years ago. But I think you're right .. as we had a couple of those plastic cage things I threw out the other year. I still have pictures I've come across from time to time.
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    Praying mantis

    Great image. My son had a pray mantis years ago in a plastic "cage" It actually made a few egg nests and those gave birth to tons of little baby ones. It was kinda amazing and creepy in ways.
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    yes I recall the video camera taxes but streaming appears to not have any limit as I've gone to 34+ minutes. Everything is working good now. I'm not saving to the card. Only streaming to a computer which I'm combining multiple media together at the same time - external microphone, D750...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    For now I decided to use my Nikon D750 for streaming video. I'm using a USB cable to my computer for the streaming using Zoom. The HDMI apparently is not for streaming but for still pictures. Yup, I tried and tried .. but the USB immediately works. As for lighting, the D750 really improves...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    That looks like an electric razor with a shaving cream brush The a6100/Canon can double on my telescope. So it would have other uses. I already have an external boomed microphone too. And It has to be connected to the computer as I swap from video to charts/ graphs/ pictures. Looking at...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    I think I'll just go look at the a6100. I was impressed with it back in the day when it was new. But I may look at the Canon M200 to0 (have to look into the StarEater problem SONY had). But I decided for now (as I don't have the $1000 for the a6100 right now) to use my D750 for Zoom video...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    I've forgotten so much the last several years now 'ya guys are starting to spend my money .... 1 - get a better camera more suited to this (I figured that was coming) 2 - get a light more suited to streaming that can also use my beauty dish/diffuser with an adapter. I was taking my lights...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    That's interesting. I've paid attention in many videos and see a circular light in the eyes/glasses. And doing macro in the past with the ring light I was thinking that. In checking now I see those rings with space for a cell phone. Does your daughter use a cell phone with her large ring...
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    Continuous Lights for vlogging

    okay, straying from still photography. Anyone do any vlogging with continuous lights? I'm looking for some high quality but, of course, low cost continuous lighting for some youtube vlogging. I've used some standard lights, first Direct, then reflective but I'm not getting good results. So...
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    recommend a fisheye lens?

    Thanks. I ended up getting a good deal from a TPF member on a Nikon 16mm f/2.8 AF-D lens. 7 straight blades. Fisheyes are an interesting beast to learn to use artfully.
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    An Old DSLR Makes a Point

    sometimes it is the gear. back when I had my nikon D7000 I used to use a 70-300 AF push-pull lens all the time with good results. Then I bought my D600. That lens was mush on that D600 FF sensor but still worked well with the D7000. Then I remember when the D800 came out and it really required...
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