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Forum: General Discussion Nov 26, 2018, 12:17 PM
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Here's a start: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags

Here's a start: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags
Forum: General Discussion Nov 25, 2018, 5:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By TCav
Sometimes the focal length of a lens, especially...

Sometimes the focal length of a lens, especially a zoom lens, will change with the focus distance. There isn't much you can do about it.


As an aside, jack-of-all-trades-and-master-of-none lenses...
Forum: Nikon Lenses Nov 24, 2018, 5:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By TCav
My recommendation is the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8...

My recommendation is the Tamron SP 17-50mm F/2.8 Di II LD (A16). It's not stabilized but it provides better image quality that either of the lenses you've listed.

Faster lenses means you can use...
Forum: Nikon dSLR Nov 14, 2018, 8:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By TCav
The unstabilized Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is way...

The unstabilized Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is way sharper than the 18-270, and has less distortion, vignetting and chromatic aberration, so your landscape photography will benefit greatly.
Forum: Nikon dSLR Nov 13, 2018, 8:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By TCav
If you're talking about the unstabilized version,...

If you're talking about the unstabilized version, it runs rings around your 18-270 where their ranges overlap.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 22, 2018, 5:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By TCav
Let the camera do all the heavy lifting.

Let the camera do all the heavy lifting.
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2018, 9:01 PM
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Views: 766
Posted By TCav
Start with Auto, maybe even Scene Selection, then...

Start with Auto, maybe even Scene Selection, then move to P (Program Auto), slowly shifting to A (Aperture Priority) or T (Shutter Priority). Then and only then should you give M (Manual) a go.

...
Forum: General Discussion Oct 21, 2018, 8:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By TCav
First, look for any crazing on any of the...

First, look for any crazing on any of the surfaces of the lens elements. Look through both the front and the back.


Second, look into the lens at extreme angles all around the lens to check that...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 21, 2018, 3:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By TCav
'Nuff said.

'Nuff said.
Forum: General Discussion Oct 18, 2018, 4:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By TCav
You are much more likely to get results to your...

You are much more likely to get results to your inquiry by creating your own thread, instead of piggybacking on an old one, and by doing it in the What Camera Should I Buy?...
Forum: What Camera Should I Buy? Oct 11, 2018, 5:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By TCav
Considering your vantage point, you might be...

Considering your vantage point, you might be interested in a camera with a Panoramic feature. You start the exposure while pointing the camera to your left, and slowly sweep the camera to the right....
Forum: General Discussion Oct 5, 2018, 7:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By TCav
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The size of the shoes I need is currently out of stock in different stores. Can anyone mention any online store where I would like to get all...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 26, 2018, 4:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By TCav
Later versions of MS Office can create PDFs too,...

Later versions of MS Office can create PDFs too, with the Save As... command.
Forum: Tips & Tricks Sep 17, 2018, 3:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,012
Posted By TCav
Another thing you might try is bracketing the...

Another thing you might try is bracketing the shutter speed, so you have a variety of images to choose from.
Forum: Misc Accessories Sep 16, 2018, 7:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By TCav
Price isn't always an indication of quality. ...

Price isn't always an indication of quality.

... but sometimes it is.

And even if the Smart Meter AS308 did break the first time you dropped it, you probably saved enough buying it to buy its...
Forum: News Discussion Sep 11, 2018, 5:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By TCav
Roger Cicala (LensRentals.com) thoughts on new FF Mirrorless cameras

Very interesting description of the strengths and weaknesses of Canon's, Nikon's, and Sony's offerings.
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Forum: Canon Lenses Sep 10, 2018, 7:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By TCav
Extension tubes would help with that, and without...

Extension tubes would help with that, and without introducing another optical element of questionable parentage.



There are lots of good macro lenses. As I've said before, there are no bad...
Forum: Canon Lenses Sep 10, 2018, 6:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By TCav
Flowers are very cooperative, so you can use any...

Flowers are very cooperative, so you can use any macro lens. Insects can be skittish so you may need a longer lens to avoid frightening them away. Something from 85 mm to 135 mm should be good for...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 7, 2018, 7:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
Extension tubes don't have any optical properties...

Extension tubes don't have any optical properties of their own, so your results depend entirely on the quality of the lens you use them with.

As it happens, the 18-55 and 55-250 are pretty good. I...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 6, 2018, 8:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
That's a nice shoot, but not really a good test...

That's a nice shoot, but not really a good test of a macro setup. In addition, the reduced resolution for posting here would hide any lack of sharpness. Typically, inexpensive close-up lenses are...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 6, 2018, 8:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
How about, instead of a link to the photo, you...

How about, instead of a link to the photo, you include a link to the webpage the photo is on?
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 6, 2018, 7:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
Still nothing.

Still nothing.
Forum: Canon Lenses Sep 5, 2018, 8:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By TCav
The Canon 75-300, in fact, ANYBODY'S 75-300 is a...

The Canon 75-300, in fact, ANYBODY'S 75-300 is a throw-away lens that was originally designed to supplement a kit lens in when manufacturers would sell them as part of a kit along with a reasonably...
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 5, 2018, 6:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
Been there. Done that. Can't see it. Does...

Been there. Done that. Can't see it.

Does it only exist in FB? How did you find it?
Forum: Newbie Help Sep 4, 2018, 5:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,475
Posted By TCav
Can't see it.

Can't see it.
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