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#261056 Needs a title

Posted by 480sparky on 21 May 2019 - 12:18 AM

Circle of Dreams.

#258931 Anyone using an HDTV Antenna?

Posted by 480sparky on 12 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

The INFORMATION sent is encoded digital.  The CARRIER WAVE (in this case, radio frequencies) is still analog.


There is no differentiation between an 'analog' antenna and a 'digital' antenna.  They still receive an analog radio wave.

#258870 Finally got the Xume magnetic filter holders

Posted by 480sparky on 08 January 2019 - 07:47 AM

What kind of filters do you use with the Xume system?


'Pert much everything.  CPL, VND, colors for when shooting film......

#258867 Finally got the Xume magnetic filter holders

Posted by 480sparky on 07 January 2019 - 09:34 PM

I've had mine for about 4 years.  They're the bees knees.

#258781 What is it with Pentax and their ISO?

Posted by 480sparky on 04 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

Consider me as an old fogie as well.  I started out with a K1000, then MX, then ME Super.

#251897 Best single prime lens choice

Posted by 480sparky on 07 March 2018 - 09:08 PM


#251726 delays between taking long exposures Nikon D7000

Posted by 480sparky on 01 March 2018 - 02:39 PM

Turn off the Noise Reduction feature. That's what is causing the delay.  The camera is taking a 'blank' image to 'map' the noise created by long exposures.  It then used that map to lower the noise in the image.


You can pretty much do the same thing in post.

#249004 Nikon Expectations

Posted by 480sparky on 18 December 2017 - 05:15 PM

What are you using as a basis for assuming what his experience is?


I've never seen a Hoganflex in any store.

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#248961 Nikon Expectations

Posted by 480sparky on 17 December 2017 - 02:26 PM


I have to ask:  where's the beer dispenser?  :lol:


As I understand it, the producers didn't want to include one as it may appear they endorse driving while under the influence.

#248944 Nikon Expectations

Posted by 480sparky on 16 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

Every time I hear Tom talking about how he knows more about running a camera business than Nikon does, I think of Homer being asked to design a car for the family.



#245832 Opteka Mirror Reflex Sale ...$95

Posted by 480sparky on 03 October 2017 - 12:51 PM

I'd say that's $100 too much.

#243853 I have been humbled.

Posted by 480sparky on 06 August 2017 - 07:08 PM

The 2017 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon reception was held earlier this afternoon.  I found out I had all four of my entries accepted this year..... 3 of which garnered an award.





Ten Tracks:

Leaf in Suspension:

Rustic Outside, Refined Inside:

Java Joe's:

I was one of only two contributors who had all four accepted this year.

#242581 Is there a RAW image editor program that works? (focus issues)

Posted by 480sparky on 10 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

There is NO software that can change the focus if the image is out-of-focus.

#241869 Where and how to store images

Posted by 480sparky on 20 June 2017 - 10:09 PM

I like the windmills



#241863 Where and how to store images

Posted by 480sparky on 20 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

Get a bigger house


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