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Photography by Nelson

Member Since 16 Apr 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 19 2010 12:49 PM
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In Topic: Nikkor Or Sigma

26 May 2007 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (MapMan @ Oct 29 2006, 05:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In some ways a bit of a stupind question perhaps, but I have rececently upgraded back to full SLR on a semi-pro basic. I bought a Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-135mmD and then bought the Sigma 10-20mmD. I am now am looking at the Nikkor 80-400 which would ideally compliement the two lenses. Yes it has VR on it and that must be taken into consideration.

However, looking around I see that Sigma (for example) offer a 135-400 and also a 50-500 at obviously considerably lesser price. Now on an absolute level there will obviously be no comparision in quality but in relative terms is there really a great deal of difference?

I am often out in the country (on Exmoor for example) and having a good tele lens would be good for grab shots of wildlife.

What comments or suggestions does anyone else have please?


I have been into photography a good number of years and if I've learned nothing else "you get what you pay for."

In Topic: Rating Velvia 100

27 April 2007 - 12:35 PM

QUOTE (Chuckiesinluv @ Mar 21 2006, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (David Marshall @ Mar 12 2006, 12:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Hi... Still using Velvia 50 as long as it remains available, and rating it at ISO 40 as recommended by most pros. But the time will come when I have to try Velvia 100, so the question is what should it be rated as to get best results - ISO 100 or perhaps 80?

smile.gif Without question my favorite film is fuji velvia 50. I also shot it at 40. I have used the velvia 100 with no changes in ISO settings and seems to work just fine. Like all films it really depends on what your trying to accomplish. I shot with a pentax 6x7 med. format and work a lot with moving water such as streams and waterfalls. I really prefer the velvia 50 for this type of work. When it comes to landscapes I find the 100 just fine. The tuff part is getting away from the films you love to use. Give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Have fun. Nelson

Not sure..never used 100 Velvia. However, I have never set ISO of asa50 at 40. A lot of folks have.
Chuck Freeman USA

In Topic: Cheap Medium Format System

16 April 2007 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (markgoldstein @ Nov 4 2003, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I'm "researching" e.g. looking to buy a cheap medium format system. I'm guessing that this should consist of: camera / lens / film back / grip / WLF.

So far I've narrowed down my choice to the Bronica ETRS/ETRSi or the Mamiya 645. Any info on these two makes and the various models would be appreciated.



I shot medium format and love it. Great choice in formats.

Go to www.keh.com a company out of Atlanta Ga USA

Great to do business with and have all kinds of medium format camers used but warranted.

My personal favorite is a Pentax 6x7 but started with a Yashica 124G and still have it.

Good luck