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  1. MaCo

    80-200 2.8 D "milky" results

    Yes, Byron, I did. I use the HB-7. So you're thinking false light I guess. I'll experiment with that as well when I revisit the location this weekend. Thanks!
  2. MaCo

    80-200 2.8 D "milky" results

    Hello Guys, Again thank you all for your help. It's getting late on this side of the big pond. I'll try Andrzej's suggestion to fog up the front element of the lens tomorrow. I will also try to revisit the place next weekend (great another really EARLY morning ;-). According to the forcast...
  3. MaCo

    Hampton (NH) Fly In

    Scott, Thank you for sharing these. We hardly ever see these kind of planes in the Netherlands. England is the nearest we can see these beauties.
  4. MaCo

    80-200 2.8 D "milky" results

    Hello again, Thank you for your quick replies! Let me reply back to each of you. Mr L: No it was not foggy nor hazy. I would have seached for other photo opportunities if it would have been like that. Fightin14 and Reaper and andrzejmakal: Moisture or condensation is not a bad idea. The...
  5. MaCo

    80-200 2.8 D "milky" results

    Hello all, I want to ask you some questions. I shot some deer last weekend and was not happy with the results from my D700/80-200 combo. As you can see below the result is high in brightness and low in contrast. A quick Auto tone in Lightroom gave me something like the second picture. The...
  6. MaCo

    SB900 / D700 Question

    Hello Steve, Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you set your camera to manual mode (2.8 and 1/15) and your pics are blurred there are two ways to get that corrected. First is to set a higher shutter speed second is to let the camera set it by going to Aperture mode. Note that when doing that and...
  7. MaCo

    User poll on the mb-d10 battery grip

    Can't Live without it I came from a D2x and bought mine together with the D700. I put one of the 'old' EN-EL4 batteries of my D2x in the grip. That setup works great. Haven't come into a situation were weight is an issue. In that case I can just leave the MB-D10 at home and walk around with a...
  8. MaCo

    Slow Car at high Sp... ahem ISO

    I lived down the hill from there in Weilimdorf and worked in Zuffenhausen for two an a half years. So during the weekends, on our way south to my in-laws, in order to get around the traffic jams near the Leonberger tunnel (the old one) we often took the road up the hill to Solitude. Gruessle,
  9. MaCo

    A little nostalgia drag racing!

    I like how you can see how the rubber gets warped when these cars start to accellerate.
  10. MaCo

    Some Trains of Autumn

    Thanks for those Fred. I like the old engines! The first is therefor my favourite.
  11. MaCo

    Slow Car at high Sp... ahem ISO

    Why not... Is the second taken near Solitude?
  12. MaCo

    Kite surfing on the North Sea

    Settings I lurk around every now and then. With my wife and kid out of town I have some time to post a few pictures :wink:. Camera is a D2x and I used my 80-200 that day (I would like to shoot with the 70-200 VR but my wallet is a little empty :frown:). I put the shutter on 1/640 or...
  13. MaCo

    Kite surfing on the North Sea

    Oops, sorry about that.
  14. MaCo

    Angela Groothuizen at the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam

    These are a bit older but I still like to share them with you. Every year the "Uitmarkt" in Amsterdam marks the beginning of the Dutch cultural season. Many artists perform (small) parts of their new shows. Angela Groothuizen started of many years ago in a girl band. After that she did many...
  15. MaCo

    Kite surfing on the North Sea

    Hi all, Last Sunday I spent some time on the beach. The wind was cold but the jumps these guys made made up for it.
  16. MaCo

    JSOH Airshow

    Your about right about the % of engine I would say, Karl. When I was a little boy I cycled through some forests in the east of the Netherlands with my parents. Suddenly a RF-104G appeared out of nowhere flew over us at less than 50 meters (150 feet), well it looked that low for this small boy I...
  17. MaCo

    Something...Part II

    something musical So small, so young. This little guy must give us hope all will be better in the future. TIMB is of something musical
  18. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    I understand now. Thank you. I put that to my notes. And for the warning about children and the internet. At the moment my son accesses the internet when I am sitting next to him. Otherwise I turn it off (cut the modem). It will not be long before I have to explain him what is going on on the...
  19. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    I guess you are right Rodney. My son (8 years old) knows his way around with the digital television receiver, knows how to handle the mouse (and most of the rest of the computer) and outperforms me with Need for Speed on the Nintendo Gamecube or any game on the Gameboy.
  20. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    Hello Dino, That would be magic for the kids! I'll definitely include some of these "magic tricks" into the course! Thanks.
  21. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    Hello Karen, I am sorry, but I do not know what you are trying to tell me. Could you be more specific?
  22. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    Thanks Rodney, a good suggestion. I guess I already do that with the adults. I just need to make the explanations a bit more specific I think.
  23. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    Thank you oddstray, that's a good question for me to answer. I do not want to exclude children just because they have too little or too much experience. I need to prepare myself for both groups. And yes I know the analogy and was planning on using it.
  24. MaCo

    Photography course for kids

    Hello folks, In our local community center I give photography courses to people who like to take pictures but would like to get more out of their camera. I tell them what the P-S-A-M settings do and how to use them. I point them out that when on holidays and with a little more effort they can...
  25. MaCo

    PBY-5a Catalina

    Hello Rob, Nice pics of our Dutch Cat. I wish I would have been there to shoot these! I need to correct you on some of the info you supplied. The Dutch used 78 Catalinas mostly in the Dutch East Indies which is now Indonesia. This particular aircraft (c/n 300) was in US duty and is the catalina...
  26. MaCo

    St. Nicolaas is back in Holland

    St. Nicolaas has his birthday on the 6th of december. The evening before this is celebrated in Holland. He comes and brings gifts for everybody link Santa does with Chistmas. St. Nicolaas gets help with the whole logistics problem from Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). Anyway, last saturday they arrived...
  27. MaCo

    An interesting comparison of portrait lenses

    The Beast, intimidating indeed Am I glad I own such a authorative lens.
  28. MaCo

    An interesting comparison of portrait lenses

    I'm afraid you're wrong. I'm positive I always see her in that shop right on the corner not far from where I live. She usually wears different cloths though. The comparison is very interesting! Thanks UF.
  29. MaCo

    European get together 2006

    Not coming Hello all, As I just wrote Michael in a response to his question about the EGT T-shirts, I will not be able to make it to the EGT in London. :Sad: I do hope you all have a good time and looking forwad to seeing your pictures!
  30. MaCo

    Variations around a tree...

    Hello J-P, Thanks for these magnificent photos! I like #1 especially. I noticed you are from Geneva. Enjoyed two Spring periods (for a total of 12 months) living just across the border in France when I was a student at CERN. The mountains in the background remind me of that time (almost 20...
  31. MaCo

    European get together 2006

    Allthough I would have preferred a location on the continent London will be fine! I'll discuss this with the family. For now count me in.
  32. MaCo

    World Photo Day 2006

    Peter, I read about it but did not participate. I'd like to this year though. Will this year's photo day be on the same day (June 1st)?
  33. MaCo

    What languages do you know?

    I do not know why, but I agree with this.
  34. MaCo

    What languages do you know?

    Schwaebisch Hya Heiko, I have to. Although we now live in the Netherlands even my son (6 years old) picks up enough of this rather beautiful dialect. He picks it up from my in-laws we regularly visit (800 km one-way) and of course my wife. That is funny, I had a different experience. I...
  35. MaCo

    What languages do you know?

    Discusion This thread reminds me of a discussion I had 17 years ago. At that time I lived in Geneva and did part of my studies at CERN. CERN is a very international organisation and there are always many students from many countries working in the different departments. We noticed that many of...
  36. MaCo

    Is my Sigma 18-125 lens bad?

    John, Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that and it showed that I have the problem with both lenses I own. I guess that means the sensor of my D70 is misaligned. I sent it in to the local representative of Nikon in Holland (Inca) :frown:. Three weeks later and it would have been outside the...
  37. MaCo

    Is my Sigma 18-125 lens bad?

    Hello People, I own a Sigma 18-125 1:3.5-5.6 DC lens. I bought it instead of the kit lens with my D70 and use is as main walk around lens. Can you have a look at this picture (large JPG straight from the camera) and tell me if you notice something? I have the impression that the left side...
  38. MaCo

    Picture Cooler 1st Test

    I was also wondering if my anti-virus program was having a bad day. But since the author of the program did not respond to the questions I sent him, I put the warning up yesterday evening. :Curved:
  39. MaCo

    Picture Cooler Denoiser

    People, Have a look at my post in the other thread about this software? https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?postid=569734#poststop
  40. MaCo

    Picture Cooler 1st Test

    Oh, oh, Trojan in the software Hya guys (and gals), My anti-virus software warned me for a trojan in the mentioned software: "... Is the Trojan horse TR/Drop.FakeBckd.A" Better be careful!
  41. MaCo

    Old railroad car

    Two more OK guys, we went a second time to the museum and here are two extra photos of the car.
  42. MaCo

    Sail Amsterdam 2005

    Tall ships in the canal running from the North Sea to Amsterdam this week. I live 500 meters from that canal and had some great photo oppotunities. Some examples:
  43. MaCo

    Cafe Challenge #10 - Voting Thread

    My judgement is also based on how well the photo fits the theme. Chris did best: 3 points for Pink 'Feathers' Kevin's is a good runner up: 2 points for 'The End' I like Smera's photo also: 1 point for 'Shark' It is a pity that Philippe's photo 'Friends' does not fit the theme as well as...
  44. MaCo

    Cafe Challenge #10 - Submission Thread

    Alternative watchdog Alternative watchdog Be careful, I see what you're doing. EXIF info: Model - NIKON D70 DateTime - 2005:08:03 13:23:24 ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds FNumber - 14.00 FocalLength - 125.00 mm UserComment - (c) Marc Commandeur FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 187 mm
  45. MaCo

    European Photo Rendez Vous!

    I think it is a good idea to come together. My location is a small village near Amsterdam on the coast of Holland. Interesting sites overhere are the dunes, the coast, Amsterdam and several other old cities, tulip fields in Spring... I prefer also the weekends but I guess I need to take...
  46. MaCo

    Too dark; two questions

    Thank you all for your kind sympathies and the comments on the post processing. I would like to summarize your comments: The first question (keeping the picture from turning up to dark) I used iTTL. I'll try out your suggestion Iliah. Christian was very helpful in explaining why the shot...
  47. MaCo

    3 Exotics part 2

    Hello Steve, I like the shot very much! Any more on the Ford? That's my favourite!
  48. MaCo

    Too dark; two questions

    During the funeral of my grandmother last Friday I shot this picture in church: The distance to the couple wasn't that large (3 - 4 m; 9 - 12 ft) and I used my D70 and a Sigma EF-500 DG Super. Using Automatic color levels in GIMP 2 I managed to make this of the original JPG: Still...
  49. MaCo

    Old railroad car

    Sorry Kevin, the old car was in outside storage. Any other composition would have revealed that the train to the right was certainly not as old as the car. The two did not fit together really well. To the left side of the car too many children were playing. And on the other side of the car the...
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