Grey Matters

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I thought I would share my experience in a grey market purchase of a D810.  The deal was too good to be true, but eBay feedback on this mass seller was 99.6 at the time of purchase and current ratings were good, plus, they had already sold 258 at the time I finally broke down and decided to give it a whirl.

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Building a Home Portable Studio

StudioBlog6_NDF8274I thought I would share my adventure to build up to a home portable studio.  There were some  requirements for me that I wanted my solution to meet: that it be easy to setup and tear down, that it be compact and easy to stow away, that it leverage my existing equipment as much as possible, and that it not cost and arm and a leg.  Beyond that it had to be capable and able to produce professional results.

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Thoughts on the D750

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Always a tuff pill to swallow, I had quite a few notes over time I took and entered into Draft status in my Blog that Godaddy.com lost and could not recover.  I’ll do my best to try to remember them all, however, I am certain that this loss will impact the quality of this journal entry.

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Of Time and Mind

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This entry discusses two topics that come to the forefront of my thoughts these days, time and mind.

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Why Video Din’t Kill Photography and Never Will

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I had one of those moments last night when one randomly becomes enlightened on a topic. The topic in question was the reasoning of why video didn’t kill the photography star!

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Finding The Zone on Demand

I’ll apologize up front for this post, it may be a little mind bending for some of my readers.  I am going to talk a little bit about getting into the Zone for photography.

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Athletes define it as the moments in sports where they transcend normal physical limits and function at a level above great! In photography I believe it’s where the minds eye and satisfying results meet in the final picture. The zone used to be something I couldn’t summon on demand, it happened in my mind only when opportunity met with an artistic mood.

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A short walk

hI had a chance to visit the west end of our Prarrie Center today.. mainly just spending time exploring 4 of the Ai-s lenses, the 18, 35, 105 and 180ED.

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The tree above was my favorite from the day and taken near the end of my walk.  I think that what struck me the most today was the simple fact about how much I like and enjoy MF focus lenses.  I do not like the changing much because all my current MF lenses are fixed focus primes.  But once one is on, its very refreshing to select my focus rather than trying to get the AF to focus where I want.

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A Week with the Nikon 50 F/1.2 Ai-s

The Ai-s collection continues to be fun and I am trying a little experiment where I carry the lens for a week on my Df and see what happens.

Cut me some slack on these samples, they are mostly made going to and from work, little time, lower light, its a story of the life and times of a photography enthusiasts fun over the course of a week.

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Df at 6 Months

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It’s been about 6 months since I purchased my Nikon Df. I have had a blast with it in those span of months, reconnected with photography and created many pleasing photos for my own enjoyment.

This is one of my longer posts on this blog, so reader beware and and also sure to grab a beverage of choice before settling in to read through this.

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Grey Days At The Pier

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Can you hear the gulls in the background?  They are a pack of 3, I was tempted to make a video of them earlier as they were perched atop a building wailing in corus like a siren in The Streets of San Francisco! I seriously wondered if this trio somehow was doing just that, mimicking a siren!

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