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  1. Mikael in DK

    You guys and gals are costing me a lot of money ...

    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it. For some reason i didn't get e-mail notification there was replies? nfoto - I try i figure out one submenu a day, give me 2 years and I'll be good Nikon apparently think their MC-30 is made of gold? I've decided to go for a cheap knockoff. It it's worth $35 I'll write a review. Armello - You've got a point there! I am enjoying the leaning curve of this camera. For some reason I've become very critical of the pictures I take. I guess i need to stop pixel peeping Carolyn - 2 years is a long time. I am just an amateur and photography is just a (rather expensive) hobby for me But i understand what you say, quality cost. Arthur - There's really no need for apologies. I walked into this with knowing it would be costly. 2 years ago i had a superzoom bridgecam - a Panasonic FZ50. I had this camera because - as i told a mate of mine who has a pro camera and glass - I really don't feel like buying lenses. One evening we took a walk and took pictures of the same subjects - building, ducks, people etc. When we got home and compared our picture, I sadly had to admit his was better than mine. Now - here i am, 2 years later, on my 2nd Nikon dSLR and more stuff than my bag can hold! ;D *make a note to check for larger backpack* I know very well what you mean about being careful. I had a GPS-unit attached to my D90 in my bag. The GPS connect via a really flimsy USB-connector. To make a long sad story short, the connector became loose. Mega bummer. I got it fixed before i sold the camera to my colleague. Now - one con about these remotes, Nikon and clones is: as far as I can figure out there's no way to have both the remote trigger unit AND the GPS connected at the same time? Kind regards, Mikael
  2. Hello. My first DSLR was the D90 which i preordered as soon as it was announced. I have had a blast using it - however there were things i wanted to be better - only the middle focus point was accurate. Now, i've looked at 1000's of pictures, been reading a lot about photography and learned lots from guys like you, who are better photographers than i will ever be. I'm pretty good at finding used lenses for a reasonable price, so i've been buying good glass. Currently have the Nikkor 24-70 F/2.8, 70-200 F/2.8 VR (old model), and i recently bought a 85mm F/1.4. The 24-70 was not thrilling me on the D90, I had a hard time to get sharp pictures using it. Actually i preferred the kit lens! A friend of mine who has a D3 tried it and saif it was brilliant. But somehow I was just not happy with it. More than likely operator error. The 85 was a tad too long for portraits for me, but i knew it would come in handy some day. The 70-200 is excellent! A couple a weeks ago, someone from work offered to buy my D90. We had a couple of beers (after work, of course) and made a deal. There i was - no camera but with some decent glass which i knew would be even better on a FX body. A couple of deep breaths before I ordered a D700. Not without hesitation - was this too much of a camera for me? Well, it sure is a different beast than the D90, I have now figured out why it is called D700: There are 700 submenues to fiddle with! So far i have played with around 30 The 24-70 suddenly shines on my new camera, I don't understand why but i am not complaining. The 85 is lovely too Now to my question: For the D90 i had a cheap IR remote trigger. What do you use for your D3/700? Kind regards, Mikael
  3. Mikael in DK

    D700 Slow Focus

    afx, thanks for the ultra quick reply! Kind regards, Mikael
  4. Mikael in DK

    D700 Slow Focus

    As i understand things, the MB-D10 grip require either 8 X AA's OR a EN-EL4a battery? Now that's a minor bummer since the D700 use a EN-EL3e. Yet another kind of batteries and yet another charger i assume? Kind regards Mikael
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    I was a very happy man. My wonderful girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight miniskirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else. One day her 'little' sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn't overcome.. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn't say a word. She said, 'I'm going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.' I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lord... and behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law hugged me and said, 'We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.' And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in the car!!! ;D Kind regards Mikael
  6. Mikael in DK

    You know you are a "Photographer" when..............

    haha, good post Kind regards, Mikael
  7. Mikael in DK

    *NEW* 70-200 VR just announced!

    One more thing to worry/think about if or ... rather when I go FF Kind regads Mikael
  8. Mikael in DK

    *NEW* 70-200 VR just announced!

    Hi Steen, ah okay - I own the "old" and on my D90 it's brilliant ;D Kind regards Mikael
  9. Mikael in DK

    *NEW* 70-200 VR just announced!

    Hi all, this is probably a silly question, but what is wrong with the "old" 70-200 f/2.8 VR? Kind regards, Mikael
  10. Very cool shot, if looks like something from Alien ;D I'm glad we don't have bugs like that where i live! Kind regards, Mikael
  11. Mikael in DK

    Nikon D5000 and NEF-file problems

    Hello, I've finally got my greasy hands on the flash card. I can copy all the files to my pc, no read errror - so far everything is normal. However, about half the files - BOTH NEF's and JPG's(!) - are corrupted somehow, i just can't those files, not matter which program I use. As Annedi suggested, I now believe the card is to blame. By the way it's a Memorex 8GB Travelcard. Not a Il Cheapo Chinese eBay junk card. Oh well, thanks for trying to help Kind regards, Mikael
  12. Mikael in DK

    Nikon D5000 and NEF-file problems

    Just home from work now I've installed the trial version of Capture NX2 and updatedet it to the last version 2.2.0. Unfortunately, this doesn't change anything. Some of the NEF's won't open or even dispaly as thumbs If someone want to have a go with one of the files, i can upload it somewhere. Kind regards, Mikael
  13. Mikael in DK

    Nikon D5000 and NEF-file problems

    Hello Arthur and Gilbert, thanks for the replies, much appreciated. This is on several PC's. The ones I've tried it on run XP with SP3 and (i know - crap) Vista. I cannot even see the thumbnails in either ACR or View NX, so i suspect the files are somehow corrupt. Good idea with CaptureNX(2) - i'll download the trial version, and be back when i have done so. Gilbert - the ACR file you mention is the latest (5.4), which according to Adobe support the D5000. View NX is ver. 1.4.0, which is also the latest version. Kind regards, Mikael
  14. Mikael in DK

    Nikon D5000 and NEF-file problems

    Hi all, a friend of mine borrowed a brand new D5000, to document an event here in Copenhagen. For some reasons she shot all the pictures in RAW. Now, when returning home with the flash card, approx half the pictures were fine but the other half (about 100 pictures) were unreadable. I have 2 of the NEF's, one that open just fine in View Nx and ACR, and another where i get the following error message: (ACR) - Cannot open DSC_0658.NEF because it is the wrong type of file. I don't have access to the camera, it could be interesting to see if it was possible to preview the file there. I have updated both View NX and ACR to the latest versions, and now i am out of ideas Any suggestions? Thanks in advance Mikael
  15. Mikael in DK

    Hello from yet another Dane

    Hi all, and thanks for the welcome Jeff - you all seem like a nice bunch to hang out with. And as soon as I figure out how to (and get the courage do to so) I will post a picture or two. Carolyn - my main interest to "shoot" is fast moving objects and my grandchildren. Well .. one might say it's the same. The grandchildren sure have a lot of energy ;D Petterram - Hej med dig! Fruen og jeg havde den mest fantastiske sejltur med Hurtigruten fra Bergen til Kirkenes for en m

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