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Member Since 24 Jul 2010
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In Topic: Studio Portrait

Today, 12:01 AM


Coming from you, Art, that is a very nice complement.  Thank you.


I have confess that I'm enjoying this a lot more than I thought that I would.  And I think that I have barely scratched the surface!  :)  :)


I love Studio work, Mark.  Very satisfying!  You should check out that book from Rocky Nook on poses, if you haven't already.

And, if you can find a book on different lighting effects, that is also very helpful. Lighting is everything!

In Topic: Non-Eagle

Yesterday, 11:58 PM


Great image, Ron!

In Topic: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S Nikkor Lens with hood

Yesterday, 11:57 PM

If I didn't have one already, I would be on this like a fat boy on a smartie..... with apologies to any 'fat' boys.  I don't mean that in a derogatory way as after all, I am describing myself.  :P 

This is a great lens.

In Topic: Interesting Mirrorless Article

Yesterday, 11:53 PM

People have always made wild predictions in photography. But it's gotten really crazy with the Canon R and Nikon Z systems introduced. People on the photo forums are saying stuff like "Micro 4/3 is dead" "DSLRs are dead" " APS-C is dead" "i'm not investing in anymore DSLR/APS-C/Micro 4/3 gear anymore". l only read the stuff for the entertainment value. lt's kinda like politics "Vote for me and we'll all live happily ever after."


Well, I am not sure what the point is in these older systems any more.

I wonder how many Nikon F6's get sold every year?

Here lies the problem, as I see it, of course:

1) why would you spend R&D money now on the DSLR when the technology for Z is better?

- you maintain DSLR until it dies on the vine

- you build Z to replace all old technology and advance the brand and the technology

-> ITS MIRRORLESS after all and this is where it is all going anyway


2) The huge Z sensor and mount is better so typically, no one will look backwards


3) With less and less emphasis on the DSLR... do you think people will continue to be interested in the line? Or, the micro 4/3 or the R or what ever .... even the DX?!


4) Once Z hits critical mass (Market sustainability), the other mounts in the Nikon line will all die off.  More and more Z models will be introduced to cover the holes in the lineup from top to bottom.  And, all the lens and bodies will all slowly disappear for DSLR and DX and only S lens will be made.


So, I would hazard to say, yes, the other products are ... dead.  They just don't know it yet.

In Topic: Fish aquarium

Yesterday, 12:24 AM

Very colorful. Nice series.