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  1. railman44

    Having a devil of a time with a Nikkor micro lens.

    Bought a used Nikkor 60mm macro lens and having a terrible time with it. Of course, no instruction manual. On manual, the camera doesn't let me do what I want and on AF the sharpness isn't there. Can anyone help?
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    A day at the office

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    Just bought a Nikkor 60mm Nikon micro lens.

    It's used and of course no manual. Any tricks to this lens? I would think someone on this board has one... Thanks.
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    Does anyone know of

    an address of a site that sells repro lens manuals? Thanks.
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    Macro with a D70

    What lens would you suggest for crisp close-up work with a Nikon D70?
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    Anybody familiar with the Pentax Optio WP?

    I'm trying to post a pic but it's a .png file and it might not take. Photoshop won't allow me to convert it to a .jpg. Anyway, it's a point & shoot with 5MP and waterproof (they claim) up to 3 feet of water. Anybody own or have fiddled with one?
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    Just some snaps of expensive boy toys...

    Sweltering day but these guys love their hobby...
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    Would Adobe Photoshop CS2 upgrade

    load if I already have PS4? Yeah, I know 4 is a very old version. Thanks for any info...
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    Looking through my newest photo rag and

    they had a vote on the best 10 photographers. All were terrific. But, I was curious regarding what camera they used since there is the endless argument of Nikon versus Canon or vice versa. Well, it turned out 5 used a Nikon and 4 used a Canon while one used another brand. I'll bet if the...
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    Easy question for you digital guys/gals...

    How often do you use a circular polarizer? Is it worth it to buy one. I use one with film but digital is still fairly new to me and my lenses are larger...
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    Are color filters any good with a DSLR?

    With b&w film color filters can really make the difference. Are they worth a hoot with digital cameras?
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    Anyone been taken using eBay?

    I watched a show on a news channel tonight dedicated to eBay. They presented the good, bad and the ugly. I've been a member of eBay since 1998 and really have no complaint. I've sold and bought lots of "stuff" and never have had a problem. Okay, I had one $10 check bounce from something I...
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    Anybody use a monopod?

    I bought a cheap Slik monopod and it was delivered today. I attached a Nikkor AF 80-200 (non VR) to it and was pleased with the results. I used to think my hands were steady but not anymore especially with a long zoom. I've got a decent tripod but it's a hassle to drag around. The mono is...
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    Typical summer day for an elk...

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    In a simpler time.

    Trying a still shot of marbles and the bag a young boy used circa 1900. Not real happy with the shot but I'll get better...
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    Can someone explain the megapixel mystery to me?

    Before I bought my Nikon D70 I purchased a fairly thick paperback book that supposedly went into further detail of what was possible with this model. I read it cover to cover many times and, ultimately bought a D70. When this book was discussing megapixels (MP) it said the MP in the D70 were...
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    Filters? Hype or baloney?

    As many of you have experienced in the photo mags or at your local camera store the pricing regarding filters varies greatly. Is there really a difference between a B+W or Hoya or even Promaster? Just looking at UV or Skylight filters one is perplexed by the number of coatings, the "pro"...
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    Probably a really dumb question but can someone

    explain what "rubbing" means on a lens? I'm assuming it refers to a slight scratch on the barrel and someone "rubbed" or buffed it out? If I'm correct in this assumption it's fairly easy to spot...
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    Little green-eyed monster...

    She's a Russian Blue and smart as a tack!