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    07-15-2018, 01:24 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Which lens do I have? in Telephoto
    DX lenses can be thought of as lighter and lower cost. Less glass is needed because the smaller DX sensor captures a lesser area of the scene. I like...
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    07-14-2018, 07:30 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Newbe back with questions in D5100
    Here is a plan to learn manual: 1) Don't use live view 2) Turn auto iso OFF 3) Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8T94sdiNjc
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    07-11-2018, 11:47 PM
    nickt replied to a thread D7200 LCD Protection in D7200
    I've used various brands over the years. Vello, Larmor, and no-names. I never had a problem with the glass ones coming loose. They have always...
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    07-11-2018, 07:34 PM
    nickt replied to a thread D7200 Battery life in D7200
    I have the Sigma 17-50 lens. It and some other Sigma lenses keep the lens OS and the camera meter active for about a minute after each use. Even if...
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    07-08-2018, 09:05 PM
    Did you see my posts #6 and 11 above? Pretty much what I have been saying. The lens keeps things "on" until the lens OS times out. Here's what my...
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    07-08-2018, 07:25 PM
    This sounds like what my Sigma 17-50 does on my d7200. I just tried it with image review ON. The lens keeps the camera awake including image review...
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    07-07-2018, 06:53 PM
    I don't have the d5300, but on the d7200, I would need to half press the shutter OR press the bbf to get the review screen to turn off sooner than...
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    07-06-2018, 04:06 AM
    I think even a good tripod will shake if you are holding your finger on the button during the entire exposure. If I did not have a remote, I would go...
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    07-05-2018, 09:42 PM
    I live on a small lake. This is what I see out my back door. The neighbors that live on the little peninsula across the cove do a small unauthorized...
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    07-01-2018, 02:03 PM
    nickt replied to a thread well, this was weird in D500
    Two shot +side bracketing with +1 step increments along with -.7 exposure comp also set? That would give you first shot -.7, next shot +.3, then...
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    06-30-2018, 09:36 PM
    Either of those lenses should get you a decent moon shot. 600 would be nicer, but you have plenty to play with there. If you used auto, then that was...
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    06-30-2018, 03:28 PM
    I went through my old pics and found this taken with the Tamron 70-300 SP lens. Not my best but shows what you could expect with a 300. This is...
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    06-30-2018, 03:21 PM
    300mm is a good minimum. Check out the moon thread here. Hover over the pictures and in most cases you can see the exif and see what camera and lens...
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    06-30-2018, 03:03 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Image review in D850
    I think the OP's issue is he is shooting raw+jpg and saving raw to card 1 and jpg to card 2. In this condition, when he reviews images, he will see...
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    06-30-2018, 02:00 PM
    The top lcd should change to display focus settings when you press the button as Cindy described. You keep holding it and make the changes with the...
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    06-27-2018, 09:19 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Weird shake in D750
    Without seeing it, it sounds normal. I find it more pronounced on my Sigma lenses. Where I really notice it is with my 150-600. If I focus, then sit...
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    06-24-2018, 03:57 PM
    I have a Tokina 11-16. Its a nice sharp lens, but honestly I don't use it much. Last year I got a Sigma 17-50. I really love this lens. It does the...
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    06-22-2018, 08:49 PM
    Thank you. I just googled some more shots and I see it now. Loon was not even on my radar, I don't recall ever seeing adult loons here at the lake....
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    06-22-2018, 04:00 PM
    New York in quiet lake area. Some kind of grebe?
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    06-17-2018, 05:53 PM
    Are you using single point focus mode? If not, try it. My Sigma does not like the dynamic modes on some scenes. A bird in fight or on the water, it...
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    06-17-2018, 05:28 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Iso help in D5200
    When I shoot that lens, I don't limit the iso. Its a personal choice though. If I get a crappy picture, oh well. It would have been worse if iso was...
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    06-17-2018, 04:45 PM
    I post some pics in a local fb groups. It always amazes me that sometimes what I think is a poor shot gets the most likes and comments. I get too...
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    06-17-2018, 04:34 PM
    nickt replied to a thread Iso help in D5200
    It should work. I took a look at the manual posted above. I don't have the camera to give you exact steps. It might be a matter of figuring out what...
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