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  1. g-fi


    It's pretty amazing how far technology has come that you can get the kind of results from a camera phone that some people are able to achieve with apps and a tiny camera. Looking through people's Instagram feeds, I see a lot of professional level results and some beautiful pictures. I recently...
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    Sigma AF 35-135mm 4.5 for Nikon- Faulty lens or user error?

    Ok, a little background, I purchased a camera bag of mixed lenses at an estate sale for something like $5. It was a strange assortment of old lenses, but for $5 I figured if nothing else at least I got a spare camera bag. One of the lenses it contained is, I believe, a Sigma AF-a 35-135mm 4.5...
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    American Photo's 9/11 issue

    Just got the most recent issue of American Photo in the mail and it's the 9/11 issue with a big photo journalism piece about the events of 9/11/01. The issue raised the question for me of how far would/should you go to get an epic photo?
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    Sigma 70-210mm 4-5.6 for Nikon

    I know this is a lower end lens, but what are your experiences with this lens? I just picked it up for a steal ($27) because I don't own anything in this range and the price was right (thanks!). I just took a few test shots with it to see how it focuses and what sort of range it has and...
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    FS: Nikon Nikkor-S 50mm 1.4 Pre-Ai/Non-Ai lens

    This pre-Ai/non-Ai 50mm 1.4 lens is in good used condition. The front glass has a small pinhole spot on the outer edge on the outside of the front element. A gentle cleaning did not bring it off, but a more vigorous cleaning may. The spot does not show up in pictures, and cannot be seen viewed...
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    Pre-Ai lens?

    So, I have been trying to purge some of my gear that I no longer use, and as I went around listing my lens various places, I listed a 24mm and 50mm AiS lens here in the Buy and Sell forum. This evening I get an inquiry from a forum member and after a bit this member says that with his research...
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    FS: Nikon 24mm 2.8 AiS (Manual focus)

    This lens is in excellent condition. No spots or scratches on front or rear glass, focus is smooth. The bokeh is beautiful on this lens! Haven't used it lately, so I'm making room for new glass. Any questions or additional pictures, let me know! Price: $135 shipped, with insurance and delivery...
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    FS: Nikon 50mm 1.4 AiS (Manual focus) lens

    This lens has been relisted under it's correct identification!
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    Taking On Work You Don't Enjoy

    So I find myself in an interesting predicament. A friend of my husband's recommended me to one of his co-workers who has an upcoming wedding in October, not really understanding that I primarily do maternity, newborns, children and the occasional senior picture. I *have* done weddings in the...
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    FS: RMC Tokina 80-200mm 4.5 MF zoom for Canon FD

    Tokina 80-200mm 4.5 manual focus (push-pull) zoom lens for Canon FD mount (I believe) This was in a lot of gear purchased from an estate sale, and as a Nikon user, I've had no way to test this lens. Looking through the glass, aperture appears to work properly and glass appears clean to the eye...
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    FS: Sunpak Softlite 1600 A flash

    Sunpak Softlite 1600 A flash unit. This was in a lot of gear I purchased from an estate sale, so I know very little about it. It takes 2 AA batteries and fires successfully when tested. Great little toy for the strobist out there. $15 takes it! Pictures upon request
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    FS: Nikon 50mm 1.4 AI-S MF lens

    Nikkor-S Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI-S manual focus lens. Mint condition clean glass, and produces beautiful bokeh. Comes with front and rear lens caps. $100. 100% positive eBay seller/buyer feedback under: phamlamia-half Pictures on request :)
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    Prom 2010

    Just a few from a pre-prom shoot. I try to stick to kids and bellies (maternity), but I was asked specifically to do this shoot, and it's hard to say no! It makes it easier when you have such lovely clients as well, they made me feel OLD! 1. 2. 3.
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    New Lighting Set-up C&C

    I'm dipping my toe into studio lighting, all I've ever worked with is natural light but I'm moving into doing more in-home sessions (newborns) and lighting can be unpredictable. These were taken with two continuous softboxes camera right and camera left, on seamless grey. I'm pretty happy with...
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    Mixed Bag O' Portraits C&C

    Just some portraits from the last 4 months, I'm having a hard time inspiring myself to pick up the camera outside of scheduled shoots, but hopefully the warming weather will thaw my brain out from the winter! Spring is coming and Spring means newborn sessions, so I am looking forward to that...
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    Issues with Adorama?

    I am not sure if this is typical of Adorama or what, but I made my first purchase from them last week. Well, I tried to at least! I placed an order late Thursday evening after work, expecting it to be processed and shipped no later than yesterday (Monday). I've never had any sort of experience...
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    Savage stands?

    Tax return time = new gear time! I'm going to be purchasing some actual background set ups to replace my ghetto DIY (but much loved) background set up. Does anyone have strong feelings either way about the Savage set of gear? I am looking for something that is sturdy, but not a total PITA to...
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    Car Show C&C

    Shooting classic cars is about as far from what I prefer to do photographically as possible, but I'm trying to work on seeing things more creatively. My MIL shows her antique Fiats and so we've been going to a lot of car shows lately and these are a few I personally liked from the last one...
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    Natural Light Portraits for C&C

    I'm working on getting the focus right on the eyes in my portraits, it's been a reoccuring problem lately in my pictures, probably due to shooting wide open. (I'm a bokeh addict!) Nikon D50 50mm f/1.4 ISO 200 Natural light 1. 2. 3. 3 seems a little soft to me, but I've been staring...
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    A Few Non-Portraits for C&C

    Landscape/architecture/etc. is not really my thing, but sometimes you just don't have someone to photograph, so I've been trying to branch out. 1. 2. 3. Nikon D40 w/ 18-55mm kit lens natural (evening) light