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  1. astroNikon

    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...
  2. astroNikon

    recommend a fisheye lens?

    I'm looking for a good recommendation on a Nikon Fisheye lens. Probably used, prefer Nikon brand. Can be G, AF-D electronic/mechanical focusing. Prefer under $500. For a D750 DSLR but maybe also compatible with the Z series too I've been out of the camera game for a long time so I've...
  3. astroNikon

    Does this thing still work

    Hello all the long lost. Oh wait, that's me. Yup, I haven't really used my camera for a couple years. Had cancer back in 2017 ... so I sold the D500 for more than I bought it for :) ; sold extra lenses, basically sold stuff. Then in 2018 whilst in my recovery I over exercised my upper body...
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    Naruto's banana is peeled in Appeals Court/ copyright slipping away

    The ongoing saga of copyright of a monkey's selfie .. Appeals court rejects copyright protection for monkey’s selfie "But animals have no legal ability to hold copyright claims, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its decision, which also questioned PETA’s motives in bringing the...
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    "to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management"

    This was an interesting read about, of all things Crypto BlockChain and KODAK !! yes, Kodak has said it would launch the Kodakcoin, “a photocentric cryptocurrency to empower photographers and agencies to take greater control in image rights management.” How? I guess all photographers need to...
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    Fuji flash triggers for Nikon speedlights

    For those interested in Fuji but may own a bunch of Nikon gear. I ran across this article/product that allows a Fuji camera, with this Nikon compatible flash command translator for Nikon speedlights including TTL. ==>
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    Why are FF Mirrorless, bigger, heavier and cost more than DSLRs?

    hahahaha .. right, yup. I ran across this article which shows just that with FF cameras with a video !! What is the most expensive full frame camera set? (Canon vs. Sony vs. Nikon vs. Pentax) | Nikon Rumors from the above link: Pentax: $7,579 Canon: $10,608 Nikon: $10,631 Sony A: $12,736 Sony...
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    Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G AF-S lens

    Selling my Nikon 50/1.4 lens. I rarely use it so I figured it should go to a home where it will be used. Excellent condition. Focus Override capable. OEM Lens hood, rear cap, and replacement front cap. No issues with the lens what so ever. Aperture is snappy, great imager. $300 USD Or Best...
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    Mac malware caught silently spying on computer users

    Interesting article. ==> Mac malware silently spies on hundreds of computers I remember in my past Ethical Hacker classes of writing viruses, etc for not only PCs but Macs. In the early days IBM used to tout the AS/400 as a save environment (mainly due to the low level processor verification...
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    FS: Minolta handheld Lightmeter

    Selling my Minolta light meter. has the dome and spot covers for light metering. Work perfectly. $130 (Lowered) Or Best Offer including USPS Priority Mail shipping from SE Michigan.
  11. astroNikon

    FS: Nikon D500 w/OEM grip box, paperwork & DK17C

    Up for sale is my Nikon D500 with OEM Nikon Grip. This is a US Version purchased from BestBuy on 12/21/2016. It has all the boxes, packing material and paperwork with it. Camera strap, original new battery, charger, CD, manuals, extra battery slide & holder for grip. It also has the original...
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    FS: Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D lens

    For sale is my 85mm f/1.8 AF-D lens. It is missing the rubber focusing ring around the body. But it works perfectly fine in every other way including focusing. I'm looking for $240 for this lens, shipped to CONUS. It *requires* a camera that has a focus motor in the body such as d7x00, D90...
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    Nikon's New 70-300 AF-P f/4.5-5.6 VR Full-Frame lens

    yes, just released. Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Lens | Interchangeable lens from Nikon Supposedly IF- Internal Focus elements so it won't extend. $699 retail. definitely on my list now. I hope it focuses as fast as the DX versions. I was going to get a 70-300 DX non-VR as they...
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    pushing the envelope - Tamrons' 18-400mm

    yes, Eighteen to Four-Hundred. for those of you who want Super Zooms. looks to be fairly compact too considering the range. Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 and 18-400mm f/3.5-5.6 lens specifications | Nikon Rumors Tamron 18-400mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens | Nikon Rumors Mount: Canon/Nikon Lens...
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    logging in from iPhone issue

    So I'm checking if my iPhone 6 got a virus, but when I try to log in through the browser TPF comes up with the 2 authentication request. Then without touching anything it bring up the following. .. .. Then this pops up on the screen without touching anything. .. .. .. .. If you click CLOSE...
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    Sony A9 - has a grip !!

    Just noticed the $4500 a9 Sony - Alpha a9 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black has a $350 vertical battery grip Sony - Alpha a9 Vertical Battery Grip - Black I was watching videos of this at 10fps and 20fps and it's "silent" shutter feature. Pretty cool ... Though I'm actually looking at...
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    Patterns & Contrast

    Being inspired for roughly 10 minutes by @jcdeboever before having to restart my mowing .. I took some pics from around my yard. I've wanted to work on Contrast and interesting lines which I've seen with these Mushrooms in my yard. 1 . Standing tall - this was a bulbous 'shroom the night...
  18. astroNikon

    Nikon d820 ... again. Nikon D820 | Nikon Rumors Announcement this summer, shipment in fall (announcement/shipment could be earlier) Will be called D820 (D850 is still a possibility) 45-46MP sensor Improved low and high ISO New and improved version of SnapBridge No built-in GPS Tiltable LCD...
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    My Local Best Buy store

    In a few past threads I mentioned by Local BestBuy and how it has a ton of cameras. Whereas other TPFer's have minimal camera stuff at their BestBuy. So here's a few pictures Canon Cameras .. .. NIKON Cameras .. .. SONY - FF & APS-C .. .. Minolta / Panasonic / Fuji But they were...
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    Anyone Comparison of Nikon 80-400 v 200-500 v Tamron 150-600 ?

    At some point I may upgrade my Tamron 150-600 version 1. There's the (a) Tamron 150-600 version 2 and the (b) Nikon 80-400 AF-S, and (c) Nikon 200-500 AF-S. Does anyone have a good comparison (other than the focal length differences) of the 3 lenses ? I like the short end of the 80-400, and...