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john schroeder

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  1. <p>Sanyo makes point and shoots for many different companies. Nikon's EN-EL10 battery is interchangeable with many Casio, Olympus, Fuji, and Pentax cameras. My guess is that all of these models are produced by the same sub-contractor. This is nothing new. Toyota makes cars for GM and Yamaha and Sony both sell an AV tuners which are identical except for the trim pieces. Tamron makes lenses for Nikon, Canon, Pentax, and Sony. I keep hearing rumors about a Nikon P1DX camera. I like the idea of it but I stopped holding my breath over rumors a long time ago.</p>
  2. <dl><dd>Lex, which art on photo.net,</dd> <dd>hallowed be thy name;</dd> <dd>thy processing come;</dd> <dd>thy reprints be done,</dd> <dd>in the camera store as it is in the darkroom.</dd> <dd>Give us this day our daily image.</dd> <dd>And forgive us our border mergers,</dd> <dd>as we forgive them that score our photos low.</dd> <dd>And lead us not into temptation;</dd> <dd>but deliver us from poor photo shopping.</dd> <dd>[For thine is the website,</dd> <dd>the forum, and the best advice,</dd> <dd>for ever and ever.]</dd> <dd>Amen.</dd> </dl>
  3. <p>You don't have much to loose if you try. Just be careful to keep yourself out of the circuit. Removing the cap would create the same situation as if the cap had failed. How well the firmware of the camera handles this failure state is unknown. You might end up with a camera continuously waiting for the flash to charge and not taking pictures. I have seen cheap point and shoots where the flash symbol kept blinking forever (indicating a bad cap) and would still take a picture once the flash had been turned off.</p>
  4. <p>I feel Paparazzi are telling a story about a specific person where street photographers are telling a story with people. A paparazzi is a predator who takes advantage of his subjects weaknesses. The paparazzi is a wolf and the world needs wolves. You just don't want a wolf in your kitchen. A street photographer is a cultivator and a builder. That's just my opinion anyway.</p>
  5. <p>Spend you money on better lenses and a quality tripod. Join a local photography club, take a class at the local community college, or do both. No camera ever made a person a photographer just like no pot ever made someone a chef.</p>
  6. <p>I'm still shooting my D70 I bought back in June of 2004. I have a second body that was bought used from a customer who used it in the jungles of Thailand until last year. Both are going strong and both have serious mileage on them. Both bodies have more shots taken with them than my father ever took with his Nikon F. Which I still have and, except for the meter, is going strong.</p>
  7. <p>I'm still shooting the D70 I bought years ago. It does everything I need it to do. Even after spending two weeks in India with a D700 I don't feel the need to upgrade. In fact during that trip I was wishing for my lighter D70 and 18-55mm f2.8 vs. the D700 with the 24-70 f2.8. There is a lot to be said for APSc sensors and the smaller, lighter, optic they allow. I would like to add to my lens collection. A 35mm f2.0 would be fun as would a 85mm f1.8.</p>
  8. <p>I've been having this problem for quite some time where Photo.net would return blank pages. I was constantly having to refresh to view things. To be honest I assumed it was a server problem at photo.net because it only happened here. The other day I downloaded Google's new Chrome browser and it would navigate Photo.net with no problems at all. This got me thinking and doing a little detective work. The answer was with AVG's anti-spyware plugin. It was taking too long to "study" Photo.net and causing a timeout. After disabling the add-on in Firefox the problem had disappeared. I assume AVG has issues with the ultra-rich graphic nature of photo.net. AVG doesn't like pictures.</p>
  9. <p>I'm back in Mumbai and my tummy is feeling better. Went out today with just the 50mm f1.8 and a 20mm f3.5. This is a much better kit for walking around. The 24-70mm for all it's strong points is just too heavy to use as a walk around lens in this heat. Fast primes are working best.</p><div>00UbSO-176227584.jpg.1620a85d4da95dc62ee98fa73f3b8340.jpg</div>
  10. <p>Here is a short list of what I've learned in India:<br>

    Big wide neoprene camera straps SUCK in hot humid weather! The thinner Domke style is much more comfortable.<br>

    Longer camera straps are better than short camera straps. Most straps need to be eight inches longer.<br>

    You can't bring too much memory or batteries.<br>

    Carry extra plug adapters.<br>

    Use a lens shade.<br>

    Lighter is better. A D700 with the 24-70 f2.8 in hot weather is huge anchor. The D90 would have been better.<br>

    Go to GOA! When in Goa eat at the "Ritz Classic". This is an official recomendation. Best seafood in the world.<br>

    Get change every chance you get. Exact chage is the rule, nobody has any change here.<br>

    Everyone is nice. (Everyone can't be nice but I have met anyone who isn't yet.)<br>

    Bring a towel! Hotels don't supply towels and you have to ask for fresh every morning.<br>

    DONT drink the water! If it isn't hot don't eat or drink it. (I've had diarrhea for two weeks becase I was stupid.)<br>

    Sandals are aceptable to wear EVERYWHERE!<br>

    Wear sunscreen<br>

    wear a hat!<br>

    bring good insect repellent.</p>

  11. <p>I have already expressed my anger with Tamron for forcing me to spend more money. Who do they think they are taking a fantastic lens and making it even MORE fantastic. It's the photographer who pays for actions like this. How high do they think my credit card limit is. ;) p.s. For Sale; Slightly used Tamron 17-50mm f2.8</p>
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