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    reminder: Doors Open Toronto (May 26-27)

    How was it? I was at a workshop over the weekend so I couldn't go. How was it?
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    Selling my D70 for a D40x?

    It's the other way around. Looking at your list, the 35, 50, 105 (assuming it's not the VR) and 70-300 all won't work on the D40(x) because they're screw-driven. While the 105 and 70-300 have AF-S versions, the primes do not. From what I've seen the high ISO JPEG output of the D40(x) is...
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    Patching help - "blotchy" results using patch tool

    Thanks guys - I'll take a look at all of this tomorrow!
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    Patching help - "blotchy" results using patch tool

    I'm having problems using the patch tool to recreate a large textured surface (snow). I was patching onto a smooth grey gradient from the left to right edge. Each patch was fairly large and had a 3px feather. After patching my result looked extremely blotchy as below: I'd appreciate any...
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    Observation on "switchers"

    I think this is key, and this attitude occurs not just on forums, but in meetings, design decisions etc. Dissenting (or alternate) opinions are seen as a criticism of a person's choice.
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    How take Christmas House night pictures?

    I think #4 is really well done; love the zoom effect :)
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    In or a round Ottawa Ontario January 2007?

    Ralph, I couldn't see it before, but now I can. I will try and arrange a trip up there.
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    In or a round Ottawa Ontario January 2007?

    Where and when is it?
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    Show us your Web-page...

    I like seeing other people's pages :) Here's mine: I used to write a lot more, but I've been very busy over the past few months. I keep my photographs on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/allengeorge/ I've been working on a photography project and that's the reason why I...
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    Shoulder bag to work out of - recommendation?

    Thanks Mike - I've seen Cambags, hoping to get some Cafe opinion however :smile: I've got to say that I'm not a big fan of the Crumplers (I own the 7mil and Brians Hot Tub). Both have seen little use - the Brians Hot Tub has only ever seen closet duty and has been empty 99% of the time. I use...
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    Shoulder bag to work out of - recommendation?

    Thanks for pointing this out - I've never heard of Kiesel before. I assume you like yours? :smile: Is it for messy people? :redface:
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    Shoulder bag to work out of - recommendation?

    Hi guys, I know, I know, another "bag question". As if we didn't have enough of those already :rolleyes: I currently use a Domke F-803 and although I love the bag I can only fit a D70, kit lens, Sigma 10-20 and a few odds & ends in there and I'd like something a bit bigger... I also...
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    D40???!!!!

    I wish it had a smaller (or almost non-existent) right hand grip. Actually, I wish it looked and weighed like the E-400 :P I have a Yashica Electro 35 GSN that doesn't have a grip and I've no problems using it...
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    My 30mm 1.4 is in the pipe Edit: It's Here!

    Derrel: I've been able to get triangular highlights from one of the copies I tried. If I remember, they were in the top left of the frame.
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    UH OH!!!!!! New Nikon coming out next month!!!

    Actually, the question that should be asked is: Is the D2Xs LCD the same as the D200 LCD? Although the D2X and the D2Xs LCD have the same size, the fact that they've got different viewing angles means that it's a different part. Being as Nikon is finally waking up to the fact that they've got...
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    Thom Hogan's roadmap for Nikon

    I have to agree with you Jeff K - I don't think Thom's predictions are any better than anyone else's. I think everyone expects a D70 and D2H replacement - it's only a question of features and timing. I don't recall Thom's guesses being much better than most others'. That's not to slag Thom as...
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    Daniel Diaz B+W Technique

    [surprised] I've never heard of this "Custom" filter. I wonder what it is... (time to read up hmm?) I really appreciate your writing this all out!
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    Speculation

    Ken - ever tried shooting from the South side of the bridge? Can't remember the fort name, but it's on the west side... It's really nice there at sunset. Though the wind is killer.
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    photo file system from Google, and it's free

    Green? That's a change. It used to be yellow :~)
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    Stowa Antea (Automatic Watch)

    Thank you :) I've had very little time for photography - which I regret - because of committments...and because it's cold up here! I usually take a lot of, I guess more travel-oriented stuff, but not really snapshots. I've found macro photography a great way to pursue photography in the...
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    Stowa Antea (Automatic Watch)

    Thanks :) Yes, I really like mechanical watches and own two - this Stowa and my Hamilton , both with the ubiquitous ETA 2824-2 movement... I do find myself wearing them a lot more than my quartzes.
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    Stowa Antea (Automatic Watch)

    Here's my interpretation of the ETA 2824-2 movement that's in my Stowa Antea. I love the watch and it fills me with warm, warm thoughts whenever I stare at the movement :) I've posted a medium-sized version of the picture, but the original and all are here on the Flickr page. As...
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    Hi guys! First of all I'd like to thank everyone for their suggestions :) I really appreciated it. I want to follow up and say what I decided to do. Like Jager and Connie suggested, I decided to go with the F-803 Domke Satchel. There were a number of reasons I decided with that as opposed...
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    True...I think I bought my Crumplers from them. [sighs] Ah...my Crumplers. Now there's a story with mixed reactions on my part :) I guess the only thing now is whether I go with the 803 (13.5x4.6x9.7) _OR_ the 802 (16x4.6x12.5) Hmm :) I'm getting one of these Domkes, and if that works out...
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    Unfortunately for us Canadians, Vistek is the only Domke dealer (GRR) and they charge $170 CDN (!!) [~ 150 USD] for a F-803. To add insult to injury, the bag is special order only.
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    Wow! Sounds perfect - exactly what I was looking for! I'd really appreciate it if you let me know the model number - or even the outside dimensions and I can figure it out from there... Thanks!
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    Hi guys, Sorry that it's taken so long for me to get back to you - I've unfortunately been very, very busy. I'm really interested in the suggestions that I've seen so far. I have been looking at the F3 and the F6. I think the F6 is a bit smaller than the F3? The only thing that worries me...
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    Do you use the included Nikon neck strap or a third party neck strap??

    UpStrap. Nice...but heavy. Very heavy (IMO). Sometimes I think straps just get in the way...
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    Domke Shoulder Bag Recommendation?

    Hi, I'd really appreciate advice on a shoulder bag. I'm looking for a Domke that I can use while traveling around the city - so nothing too large or bulky. Ideally it should hold: D70 w/ 18-70 kit Sigma 30 Sigma 10-20 (I'd probably stack those two on top of each other) Either...
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    Any Sigma 10-20 mm experience ?

    Will try Rocha. Looks like this lens is in very short supply in the GTA. I'm going to check tomorrow if the copy I saw is still in stock. Cheers, Allen
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    Pool Detail

    Thank you guys. I will definitely have to work on my compositional skills. Unfortunately, my technical skills aren't up to par yet. I'm still fighting with the camera over exposure :~( (My fault - not the camera's!)
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    Pool Detail

    The pool at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga has a pretty interesting motif. It's a series of letters randomly arranged on a scored, dappled surface. As you can tell, this is a detail shot :~)
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    Tokina 12-24 f4

    Thanks Ed.
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    Any Sigma 10-20 mm experience ?

    There are a number of posts in DPReview. One that I found very interesting is: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=14667715 I have been looking for both a WA and a telephoto to complement my kit lens. I tried the Sigma out and it feels well built, with...
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    Rumours of a Nikon leak

    I think it's a fake. (Personal opinion).
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    Tokina 12-24 f4

    Out of curiousity - why did you decide to buy the 12-24 instead of the new Sigma 10-20?
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    70-200 Lens on a D70

    Thanks guys... The reason I started looking at both a wide and a tele is because I noticed myself using both ends of the kit lens a whole lot more than the middle. It's weird - but if you look at the pattern of my focal lengths you see big bumps at either ends and very few in the middle...
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    70-200 Lens on a D70

    Hmmm... These are all points I have to keep in mind. Unfortunately, I was thinking was complementing my kit lens with both a wide angle and a telephoto. So, buying the 70-200 would be... Oh man.
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    70-200 Lens on a D70

    70-200VR Unfortunately I can't afford the 1150 extra dollars on the VR :~(
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    70-200 Lens on a D70

    I will try and make it for tomorrow then... Thanks John!
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    70-200 Lens on a D70

    I am looking into buying a telephoto zoom for my D70. I do not anticipate needing (at this time) an extreme telephoto, so I limited myself to a max focal length of ~ 200mm. I was also interested in a lens that had a fixed aperture throughout the range. Based on these starting critera, I...
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    Tokina 12-24 f4

    Thanks John. I might take you up on that offer soon!
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    Tokina 12-24 f4

    Sarhento - weren't you worried that you might receive a defective copy? I'd love to have a wide-angle like the 12-24, but there aren't any Tokina dealers in Canada where I can actually try out the lens
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    Business News: Nikon

    They're not necessarily wrong BTW. I think a) D50 should be a little more cheaper OR b) Nikon should have put in an 8MP chip
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    Business News: Nikon

    I'd really like to see the D50 do well. Unfortunately I think that Canon's entries are outgunning the Nikon ones in the marketplace. In Canada at least, the Rebel XT and the D50 are very close in price. But I've witnessed the following sequence of events a couple of times: Salesperson...
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    The new Sigma 30mm F/1.4 - so far, I love it!

    Hi Steve, Currently I own the 18-70 (D70 kit) & the 50 1.8 In retrospect, both were mixed blessings. I appreciate the fact that the 18-70 is a good lens for the price. I wish however, that I'd known more at the time to buy a fixed apeture lens. There are times when I zoom in to...
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    Do you buy books about photography?

    I'm told the best way to learn is to find a book of photographs you really enjoy and actually dissect them for the compositional elements used. Then try apply those elements in your photos - slowly. It makes sense to me. Although it means a much longer learning curve until I create...
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    Bags to carry my gear

    I have a Computrekker AW - and think it's a great bag. I've used it a few times and its never left me wanting. However, I've decided to replace it. I think it comes down to how you take photos. Personally, using a backpack is cumbersome. The Computrekker can carry a lot of stuff, but...
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    The new Sigma 30mm F/1.4 - so far, I love it!

    I'm _thinking_ of getting this lens. However, I'm leery of becoming someone who simply collects camera equipment instead of actually using it. After my courses are done I'll put some serious thought into getting a wide angle. Either the Tokina 12-24 or Sigma 10-20. That'll complement my...
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    Do you buy books about photography?

    Photo books I bought a fair amount of books on technique. But then got stuck in classes... I've got to say that there's something ...nice... about actually reading a book as opposed to reading on the web.
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