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  1. JPS

    Te Toto gorge, New Zealand

    Arriving late at the show o_O... but as I will get myself a drone (PArrot Anafi or Mavic Air), I checked the site, and apparently, there isn't a "Drone Forum" yet :angelic: ??
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    Drone photography epidemic?

    YEAHHH ! Splendid image, Phil ! That's the kind of images (impossible until recently for hobbyists) I'd like to shoot, now ! It took me a long time, but, since I don't really shoot stills anymore, because of tiredness of searching new stuff, and, I suppose, blased with photography, I am on the...
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    Ireland in October

    The South and East coast of Ireland is SPLENDID ! ...and you've been lucky to get this sunny weather ! Great images ! Very colorful ! ...like Mike, that makes me want to go back there !
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    A *discussion* about site changes - please don't kill me

    Hi Amin ! Times are a changin'..... like Bobby used to sing ;) ! When we think that, at the beginning of this site,in the early 200th, this site was specifically aimed at the "Fujifilm S2 Pro" camera.... things have thanged quite a bit ! So much that -almost- nobody remember or ever heard of...
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    INSTANT POT

    In my old world, there's no "intant pot" ! One must wait for Mother Nature to do it's job and let it grow slowly ! Cheers ! J-P.
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    Megapixels do not matter...or so it seems

    Funny thing is that, 20 years ago, we had 1.5 or 2 MP cameras, and we were looking at our images on 15 or 18 inches monitors... while today we have more than 40 MP cameras and 98% of the people look at the images on a 3x4 inches cellphone screen ! ...and when a friend with such a cellphone...
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    Megapixels do not matter...or so it seems

    Same here ! The first critter I shot (with a digital camera, that is) was this one, with a Nikon Coolpix 950, 2 MP ! Look at the date ! :) J-P.
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    Capture NX2 and Capture NX-D.....

    Found the solution ! I reinstalled ViewNX-2 (ver. 2.10.3), rebooted my PC and, BANG, the old version of TRANSFER 2 was there and loaded my images without creating this silly NKSC_PARAM sub-directory ! Pfewwww.... :p J-P.
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    Capture NX2 and Capture NX-D.....

    DAMN NIKON !!! I downloaded/ran NX-D, took a shot, opened as usual, ViewNX-2 and clicked on TRANSFER ... Problem ! The TRANSFER 2 file from NX-2 has been replaced by this stupid TRANSFER 2 from NX-D, which creates a sub-directory named NKSC_PARAM, with a bloody useless "DSC_xxxx.NEF.nksc" file...
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    Neutral of Flat Profile

    Thanks guys, for the answers ! I am still using the old CNX2, but there are options for newer cameras in the new NX-D that are missing in the old version ! In another thread, I asked if it was possible to have both versions of Capture on my Win7 PC, and it seem that there's no problem ! Best of...
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    Neutral of Flat Profile

    Thanks Nick ! I had never heard of that ! Looks great ! :) J-P.
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    Capture NX2 and Capture NX-D.....

    Thanks guys ! I tried NX-D and still prefer CNX2, but I noticed that there are some options (for newer cameras) in NX-D, that are missng in the old version, so if I can have both on my PC (Win 7), that's perfect :) ! J-P.
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    Capture NX2 and Capture NX-D.....

    Hi ! Is it possible to have both versions on my PC, or when I download and run NX-d it will delete the old CNX2 ? TIA, J-P.
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    Neutral of Flat Profile

    Hi ! New setting in my D810 (didn't exist in D800) ! Flat Profile ! Shooting RAW, which would you recommand, Neutral or Flat ? Cheers, J-P.
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    D500 + 16-80

    Do you believe the 16-80 on DX is better/sharper than the 24/120 on FX ? I like very much the focal length of my 24-120 on D810, but I must agree that it's not "that" sharp ;) !
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    Fast glass on FX

    I don't know much about diffraction, but I never cared of shooting up (or down?) to f/22, or smaller, and never noticed anything wrong ! I reckon that, to see the effect of diffraction, one should everytime take one shot at, say, f/5.6, then another one at the aperture we want to use, then...
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    Fast glass on FX

    Very cice and sharp ! Was that at f/1.2 (y) ? J-P.
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    Fast glass on FX

    Great job, Mitchell ! In many instances, f/2.8 ou f/4 on a good telelens can make a "normal" photo become a real 3D one (y) !
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    9x16 Is My New Standard

    Indeed, the most efficient would be circular images ! ...but it's difficult to cut properly :confused: ! BTW, I try, from time to time to use that shape, in my Little Planets :) !
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    9x16 Is My New Standard

    Wouldn't 1:1 be another efficient way to use most of the FX sensor ? :) J-P.
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    A few "different" images from Geneva, Switzerland ,

    Oooops ! I thought I had corrected this ! Now it's done !
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    Swimming-pool.... almost symmetric !

    Ooops ! I'm always a step ahead :whistle: ! ...at least, that proves that you're reading seriously the posts :) !
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    Swimming-pool.... almost symmetric !

    This is a 360x180° (spherical) panorama modified as "little planets" ! Shot handheld with Nikon D810 + fisheye 10.5mm. f/2.8, handheld ! The original was about 32000x32000 pixels ! Cheers, J-P.
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    A few "different" images from Geneva, Switzerland ,

    These are 360x180° (spherical) panoramas modified as "little planets" ! All shot handheld with Nikon D810 + fisheye 10.5mm. f/2.8, handheld ! The original were about 32000x32000 pixels ! The Paquis dyke, on the right bank of Lake Geneva ! View from the Mont-Blanc bridge ! Encounter of the...
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    Examples....

    Damn ! I didn't want to start a new thread, but add a comment to an existing one ! How can I delete my own post ?? :mad:
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    NEW: Nikon P1000 w/ 24-3000 optical zoom

    ...for what it's worth, have a look at Nikon Coolpix P1000 sample gallery ! :)
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    Examples....

    ...for what it's worth, have a look at Nikon Coolpix P1000 sample gallery :)
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    New icon in IOS V 12....

    Hi ! I updated my iPad Mimi 4 to the latest V12 version, and found that there's a strange icon on the top right of the opening screen, wich isn't apparently documented ! Anybody knows what it's for and when/how to use it ? Thanks in advance....
  29. JPS

    Typhoon Mangkhut

    Stay safe, Phil ! How long will this last, normally ? I reckon in such situation everything is stopped, people can't go out to work or even shopping ?? Take care !
  30. JPS

    Nikon Transfer 2 - anything similar?

    I have always and only used Nikon View NX 2 and Nikon Transfer, since these softwares exist ! You can also try Faststone and XNviewMP, but I reckon only Nikon transfer can automatically start, download, create a new directory or your choise, and open View NX when you slide a card in your...
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    I'm always surprised when someone quits photography... You?

    Having been a member of the NikonCafe (previously F-Mount Group) since the beginning, I found myself shooting less and less, and almost only 360x180° (spherical) panoramas, and this hobby isn't part of the usual images shot/showed by the members ! Moreover, the software used here doesn't accept...
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    I'll have to try and compare... Thanks ;-) !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    What settings do you use for Smart Sharpen ? Usuale I use Amount: 500, Radius: 0.25, Remove Gaussian Blur, and if needed, Edit > Fade Smart Sharpen > Mode: Normal and Opacity 50 to 60% !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    I just sent a 3780x2520 pixels old D700 JPG image to A-I. Gigapixels, to make a 400% image, with "Noise Reduction = STRONG" and "Image Quality = MAXIMUM"... the prosess lasted 14 minutes !!! Excellent result !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    Thanks Richard ! I will try to find this GTX 1050 and have it installed... hoping it makes the AI Gigapixel process faster ! Cheers, J-P.
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    What's a better Nvidia card, actually ? I'm in Brazil, where the import taxes are 100%, so I can't really spend a fortune :( ! I found the Galax GE Force GTX 1050 TI 4 GB OC DDR5 for 1050 Reais (equivalent of 250 US $) ! Is that good ?
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    Here we go ! BIOS date: 07/13/2012 Processor: Intel i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40Ghz (8 CPUs), ~3.4Ghz Memory: 32768MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 Integrated RAMDAC Total memory: 4038MB Pity we can't upload files, directly from the computer :-( !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    I'm on Windows 7 SP1, CPU QuadCore Intel Core i7-3770, 3800 MHz (38 x 100) !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    Errrr..... silly I know, but... how do I do to know GPU/CPU I got :whistle: ? ... all I know is that I just had 32 Go memory installed recently, and my graphic cards are Intel HD Graphic 400 and Nvidia GEforce GT 640, but the rest... Dunno how to find out !
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    Ohhhh... another thing: my D810 image was 7360x4912 pixels, and A.I. Gigapixel "sees" it as a 7380x4928 pixel o_O !! WTH ? ...and the damn thing is processing the image for more than 1/2 hour now, and the cursor shows only about 80% done :mad: ! Tssss-tssss.....
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    NEW Topaz upsampling product: A.I. Gigapixel

    Hi guys ! Loooongtime no wrote ! I just downloaded the trial of Topaz A.I. Gigapixel and tried it on *.NEF and *.TIF files, low ISO as well as high ISO (3200).... I'm not really convinced by the results I got, and the slooooowness of the process is driving me up the wall ! Wonder what I'm...
  42. JPS

    Attended the Nikon Z Event in Los Angeles!

    Do you think that if you had brought a Dxxx with you (instead of the A7III), you would have had less difficulties to nail the shots in dim light ?
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    Initial thoughts on Z6 and Z7 - Steve Perry

    Hi Geof ! Oooops ! Silly me ! Of course ! The damn rear flange.... didn't even think of that ! One can ADD more space, but one cannot SUBSTRACT space ! Thanks to remind me that !
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    Initial thoughts on Z6 and Z7 - Steve Perry

    Silly question, but.... why not ! Is there a possibility to use the Z lens on "normal" DSLR ? I know the mount is much larger, but with an adapter, we would use only the "best" part of the lens, a bit like FX lens on a DX body... Your opinion ?
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    Nikon releases new teaser video for their FF mirrorless!

    Hi guys ! Looongtime no wrote ! Question: what is the difference between the Z6 and the Z7 ?
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    Nikon releases new teaser video for their FF mirrorless!

    What a silly comment :rolleyes: !
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    Nikon releases new teaser video for their FF mirrorless!

    Large diameter mount.... could it simply be the good old F-mount, looking huge because the mirrorless body is much smaller than the usual Dxxx ? I hope so, because if we can't use our F-mount lens, and we have to buy new ones, I'll pass ! I alread invested in the Nikon 1 serie, and they gone...
  48. JPS

    Joys of retirement

    Welcome to the club, West ! I'm in for 5 years now, and do not regret my old life !
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    Stitching warps too much

    Hi Bill ! I wish I could go visit Iguaçu Falls, but it's 3600 km. from here ! One thing I noticed in your post was the VERTICAL CPs ! ...ou MUST chose the same image, and add tge CPs once on the left, once on the right !
  50. JPS

    More family fun!!....and thoughts on gear!!!

    Great family shots, whichever camera or lens used (y) ! Longtime no see, hey :) ! Take care..... J-P.
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