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  1. Let's talk lenses

    A lot of space on this forum is devoted to lenses. Is this one better than that one? Which lens do I need next? And on and on.
    but the most important ones to all of us are the ones that are in our eyes. Too often we take them for granted.
    Of course, time and disease can damage them, but thanks to modern medicine and modern optical design
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  2. camera dealers

    Twice in the last month I have been disturbed by stories posted on this site of newbies being taken advantage of by less than reputable dealers. perhaps we need a tutorial that would cover the need for choosing reliable dealers to buy camera equipment from.
    I think in this age of the internet far too many people scout for the 'best deal' without
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  3. Why Nikonites?

    Been checking out the dialogue on some other photo sites. I know, it is hard to believe but there are other sites. Could not get over how rude and insulting some of the posters get with each other.
    Not to mention how much bad information and political rants that are allowed. They don't appear to have any effective moderators. I can do political
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  4. acquiring more lenses

    Following a thread here the other day showing the value of using the 300mm 2.8 in doing portraits. Wow, I want one of those. But will I get one, probably not. After all I don't do portraits. But more importantly I'm remind of a similar situation in my woodworking, where I have acquired more tools than any two craftsman can use.
    I have 2
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  5. Aspect ratio

    Snowy Saturday so I am working on my files, looking for the next photo i will print. I am somewhat amazed by the number of members that do not print their work. I look on this somewhat like big game hunting. The hunt is not really finished until it is bagged, tagged, stuffed and hanging on the wall. But I digress....

    it goes without saying
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  6. Shooting Raw

    Was following a thread on another site where a person was contending that the new cameras are so sophisticated that they produce jpegs so good that there is no need to shoot in raw.

    Now I have no doubt that the better cameras produce a damn fine jpeg. That being said I still prefer to shoot only raw. The cameras editing program is being
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  7. Nikon customer support.

    Recently queried Nikon about the country of origin of a given lens. Four exchanges later, they still have not given me an answer, falling back instead on their stock reply that it does not matter where a lens is made. It will still be made to their strict standards. Toward the end of these exchanges they got increasingly snippy with me about it and
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  8. Regrets

    " Regrets, I have few, but then too few to mention" So goes the old song and heaven knows I've
    always done it my way.

    But one of those regrets is that I did not take up the camera until my 39th year. And I can not for the life of me remember what i was doing that was so important. And even then I entered into my photography
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  9. Old dogs

    Watched an interesting video the other day about a well known photographer, 77 years old, who has never shot digital.

    As an experiment he was given digital camera and asked to try it. He was given a mentor to talk him thru the basics and in a week or so, if the photos are any indication, he had pretty much mastered
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  10. Disturbing news

    Would be photographer goes to eye doctor. Just routine annual exam. But doctor says that the fellow has the beginning of cataracts on both eyes. Surgery is required.

    Can hardly imagine news that would make a photographer more anxious than possible eye problems. Other than a supplier being out of the new lens
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