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  1. The Clam

    Dusty, But Safe at the Plate

    Nice one! You're making that 300/2.8 sing.
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    Marketplace Feedback Archive 5

    Seller: Me Buyer: bobbyv Item: Nikon 300/2.8 AFS-1 Bobby was a pleasure to deal with. Good communications, no nonsense, nice guy. Highly recommended!
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    Actually Helped Rescue an Eagle

    Great story Bobby. You did the right thing and that means good karma for you. I'd love to hear how the little guy is doing in a few weeks. Nice photo too!
  4. The Clam

    Citifield Area

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone. RobCar - I spoke with in 2 and 4 briefly after taking the picture. The guy in No. 5 wasn't too pleased as you can see so I just thanked him and ran.
  5. The Clam

    Flask Mob Photo Meet

    Nice set Jonathan. Looks like it was a lot of fun.
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    Citifield Area

    The NY Mets recently built a stadium that stands directly across a small street from a maze of ramshackle auto repair shops and scrapyards that has been there forever. The streets are more like rutted paths than actual roads, filled with broken auto glass and debris, that flood at the first drop...
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    [EXPIRED] Nikon 300/2.8 AFS-I (non VR)

    I am reviving this thread because the lens is still available. Price is lowered to $2650. Amazing lens looking for a good home!
  8. The Clam

    Braves@Mets

    Beautiful set. Did you have credentials or are these from the stands? If from the stands, did you have any trouble getting the 300 into the stadium?
  9. The Clam

    Amsterdam Gay Pride

    Nice set Rob. I happened to be there while on vacation visiting Amsterdam. What a great time! The city was one big party.
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    Garry Winograd at the Met

    I saw the exhibition this weekend. It is absolutely wonderful. Well worth making the effort to see it if at all possible.
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    The All-Inclusive Mirrorless Picture Thread - Part II

    Nice set Glenn. Looks like a fun trip. Glad you're enjoying your minimalist rig. Let's see some more!
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Pt. 1

    I saw him too. I waited until after he had his shot and then took this one but I guess I was still one of the crowd he was complaining about: His photos are beautiful and unique but I question his complaints. He chose to set up on the busiest corner - Surf and 21st - where everyone is...
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    NYC's Freak Show By The Sea.....Mermaid Parade

    Good stuff Dez! Great to see you there and very nice to meet your lady and her daughter.
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Pt. 1

    Thanks. You did well Chris, some really nice picsunder challenging conditions. For future reference, I find it's best to arrive around 11 and shoot the staging area for an hour or so and then stake out a spot on the boardwalk. It's a trade off. As the number of folks who buy bracelets seems to...
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Pt. 1

    The floats start around 22nd or 23rd street. The motorized ones end where the parade turns to go up on the boardwalk, around 10th I believe. If you hoot from Surf Ave, you see them. If you go on the boardwalk, you have the better backgrounds (Cyclone, Wonder Wheel, etc) but no motorized floats...
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Pt. 1

    Sorry for the incomplete post above. I've been having trouble accessing the Cafe and posting or editing. My ipad seems to be the only device able to get here, but I still get error messages. Anyway, closer to the start of the route the crowds were thinner and it was easier to shoot from the...
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Pt. 1

    Hey Chris. Sorry I missed you and sorry you were disappointed. It's definitely a challenge - both logistically and with lighting - but gets easier once you've done it a few times. I hope you don't mind if I post some of mine - those of us who go usually share a common thread. The staging area...
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade June 21st...

    Sorry to hear that Joe. I guess that leaves more mermaids for us.:) Good luck to your son. Maybe we can plan another night shoot one of these days?
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    Coney Island Mermaid Parade June 21st...

    Great. I'm planning to go for the staging area portion. I look like my avatar. Hope to see you (and Dez) there.
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    [EXPIRED] Nikon 300/2.8 AFS-I (non VR)

    This is an excellent copy of the 300/2.8 AFS, super sharp, fast and silent focusing with incredible bokeh. The glass is excellent with no scratches, haze or marks. The body is also in excellent shape, free of scuffs. There are some signs of wear on the front gasket where the hood attaches which...
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    Nikon 80-200/2.8 AFS

    *******SOLD******* Up for sale is a beautiful copy of the 80-200/2.8 AFS. Super sharp, perfect glass - no haze or marks of any kind. The body is in excellent condition as well with almost no signs of wear. It was recently serviced by APS (an authorized Nikon repair center). It has a virtually...
  22. The Clam

    My Leica experience

    Wonderful images Dave, Tri, Andrew. Here are a couple from a walk around Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
  23. The Clam

    Winter in Iceland

    What an amazing trip! Your images are beautiful. I have wanted to visit Iceland for a long time but just haven't made it there yet. You've given me a new perspective on how to really see it. Thank you.
  24. The Clam

    Ear buds?

    +1. I picked these up after reading stellar reviews on www.head-fi.org. I've been using them everyday for 2 years. Great bang for the buck and the cables are replaceable - a very nice feature at this price point.
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    My Leica experience

    I just went through a similar process and am still trying to familiarize myself with the lens options in Leica world. The Leica site the others have steered you to is very helpful. If you go into the users forum and do some searching, you will see the various opinions about particular lenses and...
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    My Leica experience

    Hello. My name is Larry and I'm a Leicaholic. Frits's experience inspired me as well. I sold off most of my Nikon gear and put together a 4 lens kit around the M(240). So far I'm very happy with it and I do NOT miss the weight. I'm still trying to get the hang of the rangefinder but like the...
  27. The Clam

    Candid shots only! - IV

    So far so good Klaus. I have a lot to learn but it looks like a nice step up from NX2 which is all I had used before.
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    Candid shots only! - IV

    Really nice stuff everyone. Here are a couple of first attempts with new gear and usingLR5 for the first time:
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    Nikon Lenses On Olympus Mirrorless Camera????

    Ouch that's sharp Vince! I use the Voigtlander Nikon F to m43 adapter - pretty well made, no wobbles. Be sure to check the for sale sections here and on other forums. You may be able to save quite a bit. 75-150e 35/1.4 AIS
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    Nikon Lenses On Olympus Mirrorless Camera????

    The advice above is correct. I have been using Nikon manual focus lenses on the E-M5 and like the results. There are many adapters that will do the job. For G lenses, the only one I am aware of is the Novoflex, which comes with an aperture control ring that these lenses lack...
  31. The Clam

    5 Pointz No More

    It's a sad day for us NYers. One of my favorite sites on my daily commute, it never failed to brighten my day. I'm glad you were able to document it Dez and KP as I'm a bit laid up at the moment. Thanks guys!
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    Candid shots only! - IV

    Nice KP. I wonder what fascinates them so? I came across this instructional video on street photography by Adam Marelli and thought it was extremely interesting and motivating. Definitely worth a look for the street shooters among us...
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    Candid shots only! - IV

    Thanks KP! Nice image above. i can almost hear their bones creaking (oh wait, that's my back making that noise). Anyway, it's good to get back to shooting. We need a Cafe get together one of these days. Here's more from the gardens:
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    Candid shots only! - IV

    It's been a while since I posted. Here is one from this past August at the Luxembourg Gardens, Paris: OMD + Summicron 35
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    The All-Inclusive Mirrorless Picture Thread - Part II

    I saw that after the race. If I had known, I would have brought my wedding sack. :wink:
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    The All-Inclusive Mirrorless Picture Thread - Part II

    Great stuff Glenn! I really enjoyed our outing. You made that E-M/75 1.8 combo sing. These are well worth braving the cold and the crowds for. I'm still waiting for my computer to unfreeze so I can PP some more images. In the mean time, I'm counting down the days until the new iMac arrives...
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    New iMac and ram upgrade

    I just ordered 32GB from Crucial. Very easy process as described above. If you do a Google search for promo codes, Retailmenot has a link for 5% off and free shipping. The final price came to $311 + tax.
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    Olympus VF-2 Deal

    In case anyone is looking for one of these, Staples is having a sale: $169.90 with free shipping and 5% back for Rewards members. http://www.staples.com/Olympus-VF-2-Electronic-Viewfinder-Black/product_905932
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    The All-Inclusive Mirrorless Picture Thread - Part II

    I'm still experimenting with the E-M5 and some old MF lenses with adapters. Here are a couple with the Nikon 35/1.4 Ais:
  40. The Clam

    MetsNats

    Great set Fred. You must have had wonderful seats to get these low angles. The first one should be printed and framed. Harvey is about the only thing keeping us Mets fans going this year.
  41. The Clam

    OMD EM5 Price drop?

    You should be able to find a very gently used one for under $700 on FM or m-43 Buy/Sell forums. I've always been happy with used gear and less depreciation as technology changes.
  42. The Clam

    NYC Skyline

    Very nice Joe. That lens is a beauty and you picked one of the great spots here to try it out. I hope you get a lot of good use from it.
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    Coney Island on the 4th of July

    Great set Bruce. You captured the local flavor well. Some of us have ventured there for the Mermaid Parade a few times but it's an interesting place to shoot any time. I was born and raised in Queens but have Brooklyn roots too - my Dad is from East NY and Mom is from Bensonhurst. I may end up...
  44. The Clam

    Oly 60 macro and 9/11 Memorial Wall Tiles

    Beautiful pics Glenn. I particularly like the last one with shallow DOF.
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    The All-Inclusive Mirrorless Picture Thread - Part II

    Beautiful images Morten, Dave, Mike, Chris. Really impressive. Here are a few quick snaps, my first attempt in M4/3 world and at MF in this format. All with OMD E-M5 and 35 Cron from a brief walk around lower Manhattan and Williamsburg Brooklyn:
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    [EXPIRED] SOLD: Nikon 17-55/2.8 DX

    I am selling an excellent copy of the Nikon 17-55/2.8 AFS DX. I am the original owner and it is a US model. This is an exceptionally good, sharp copy. The glass is perfect. No scratches, haze, fungus. The barrel also has no marks or scuffs. I babied it and everything works perfectly. It has had...
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