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#258301 Wine Bottles (Image Heavy)

Posted by Dennis on 11 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

Goo to goodwill (type stores) and get a few used cutting boards.

#258258 Wine Bottles (Image Heavy)

Posted by Dennis on 09 December 2018 - 07:39 PM

Does the background need to be black?

My thought is a large wooden cutting board behind. Having spill from one of the lights. Keep in mind, the light will still reflect in the glass, without the light actually facing the bottle. So a main light pointing more on the background will still reflect. And spill light on the background.

A small flash light shining behind to light a bit of the wine inside, should help with giving the bottle demension .

#258257 Nikon 24-70 f/4 S

Posted by Dennis on 09 December 2018 - 07:28 PM

Thats a good question. If I had not gotten the 200-500, I probably would have gotten the 500PF. Now, Ill just save. It will be awhile before Z mount 300/400/500/600 will appear. With a Z mount, a 300/2.8 or a 500/2.8 should be smaller. Then consider PF in Z mount. Rather exciting stuff.

Im thinking of selling my D lenses while the price is up.

#258253 Nikon 24-70 f/4 S

Posted by Dennis on 09 December 2018 - 04:06 PM

I have to agree. I used it on Cindys Z7 and my Z6, and its a great lens. I have been shooting with the 35/1.8 S for some Christmas shots, and thats a winner as well.

#258186 What about a D7000 for a 2nd body?

Posted by Dennis on 06 December 2018 - 03:08 PM

D7000 with 300/f4 and 1.4TCII


Cindy bears.jpg



It will be good.


cindy's camera and shot.

#258185 Another Self Portrait

Posted by Dennis on 06 December 2018 - 03:04 PM

Great! love the little bit of shoulder. And now, with the other two nits gone, we can see your face!  

#258170 Another Self Portrait

Posted by Dennis on 06 December 2018 - 11:03 AM

Lighting, execution, well done.


There are a few nits that I like to clean up in post. Has nothing to do with the execution of the image. The button is a bright as your face. the little emblem is dright.


what I tend to do is darken the emblem to where is just barely shows. And the same with the button, but not to the extreme of the emblem. Placing it into the shadows to leave shadow details. It's outside of the taking of the image, it the presentation of the image. Most folks say, close that emblem out. That could look good, but a small amount of shadow details is cool as well. As it is, the emblem is brighter than the zipper. and I think the zipper has the right amount of light on it.


One other think is logic. If I can see your face, and the light looks like your looking at it. and, your looking over your shoulder; where is your shoulder? I would go for cloning out the emblem to make that area black, but have some small fading details in the shadows for the shoulder your looking over.


In the days of film, one need to add contrast and then pull the process a bit in the development. And then control adding it back in the print. With digital, I find that the process (computer darkroom) adds contrast for each step. So, I have been tending to shoot with low contrast and as I processes it, let it naturally build, with control. Just my two cents. That and $300 more will get you a cup off coffee at starbucks. shows you how much my two cents is worth.

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#258143 AF accuracy of Z6/Z7?

Posted by Dennis on 05 December 2018 - 03:03 PM

I think, the AF fine tune is more for the F mount lenses. I believe when one mounts an F mount lens, it uses a different AF. Also, if Nikon make non Z S lenses, these might need to be fine tuned.

#258142 Any DX mirrorless bodies in the future?

Posted by Dennis on 05 December 2018 - 02:54 PM

It will depend on what Nikon will use as a feeder system. Since the current DX shares the current FX F mount, we know that life will be limited. Just don't know when. The Z mount is 17% larger than the F mount. What if they made the sensor 10% larger to support larger photosites and still keep around 45 meg sensor. My math is probably off, but you get the picture. Why put in a DX size sensor in such a large mount?



Maybe, Nikon is working on a DX DSLR that has the Z mount. Or maybe there will be Y bodies with less capable full frame that is down closer to earth, that will take the Z mount lens. It's kind of foggy out there when I comes to DX and feeder systems. All we really know is that; a feeder system going forward will be using a Z mount. The current lenses have an S, maybe there will be non S lenses.

#258104 Nikon D760 Rumours

Posted by Dennis on 04 December 2018 - 01:27 PM

In talking to a few reps, I knew the D6 and the D760 was in the works. No details of course. Whitch makes sense, as these were probably in the pipe. they also told me that there will be an D860, that I don't believe. It wouldn't have been in the pipe, and would compete with the Z series. But, we will see. If the Z series takes off, I think new F bodies will not be in the works.

#257946 Nikon D6 DSLR to be Announced Soon in early 2019

Posted by Dennis on 28 November 2018 - 09:52 AM

Well, this is interesting. I got a lot of new camera stuff this year, so a D6 isn't (wasn't) in the plans. It will be interesting to see what he D6 will have.


1) will it have enough for folks to switch from the D5's to the D6.

2) Will D5 stuff make it to the D760/D860? Will there be a D60/D860.

3) Will the D6 have the sensor of the Z's (without the mirrorless bits), or a new sensor and a new exspeed chips.

4) Is the D6 the last of the DSLR pro line, like the F6.


I wouldn't mind getting a used D4s as a second to my D4. I'm keeping it, great action and low light.

#257909 November is Family, Pets and Friends

Posted by Dennis on 26 November 2018 - 01:54 PM

Da fam, taken with DA Zeeee seven.  B)





#257885 Go ahead; stick that.....

Posted by Dennis on 25 November 2018 - 03:03 PM

Camera in my face just one more time.



#257858 Godox Flashpoint AD600 iTTL Samples

Posted by Dennis on 23 November 2018 - 07:27 PM

Nice work
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#257854 November is Family, Pets and Friends

Posted by Dennis on 23 November 2018 - 04:15 PM

Playing baseball