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Forum: The Pit Today, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
processing wise it's fine really, you've just got...

processing wise it's fine really, you've just got to think abbot finding the composition while you're out taking the shot.

think about colour, think about isolation of the subject, think about the...
Forum: The Pit 02-10-2016, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
yeah, absolutely part of that is also having...

yeah, absolutely

part of that is also having more exposure latitude too I think, its all whole stops on the old film cameras and its no problem. No whirling away on little wheels at 1/3rd stop...
Forum: The Pit 02-10-2016, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
cool, with the right lens on it will become a...

cool, with the right lens on it will become a beast wildlife and sports camera, the big thing that lifts it above the 3xxx and 5xxx series cameras is it actually has a proper auto-focusing system....
Forum: The Pit 02-10-2016, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
I'd probably guess the 18-55mm, 50's have never...

I'd probably guess the 18-55mm, 50's have never really come bundled in the digital age
Forum: The Pit 02-10-2016, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
I'll have to dig up the deal but I think they...

I'll have to dig up the deal but I think they were going for around $500. My memory of these things gets a little skewed because I'm always converting prices to AUD and working out what it might cost...
Forum: The Pit 02-10-2016, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
I think I love using the old cameras most of all,...

I think I love using the old cameras most of all, that and savouring each shot, I can't afford to blow through two rolls on the same subject :p:


as old as the D40 is its actually a pretty capable...
Forum: The Pit 01-18-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 978
Posted By Diamond Dave
Metroid Prime is an amazing game

Metroid Prime is an amazing game
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 11:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,117
Posted By Diamond Dave
well for whatever reason I only really knew him...

well for whatever reason I only really knew him for stuff like Let's Dance and Heroes which don't really do it for me tbh.
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 10:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,117
Posted By Diamond Dave
I'll have to get it. I'm only a recent Bowie fan...

I'll have to get it.

I'm only a recent Bowie fan relatively speaking, but I've been absolutely thrashing Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory since I first listened to them just over a year ago and I still...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10,338
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Posted By Diamond Dave
yeah, 85mm is more or less a portrait lens. for...

yeah, 85mm is more or less a portrait lens.

for future reference just having a longer lens isn't enough, it's about minimum focus distance as well. Macro lenses let you hold your camera like 5 cm...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 05:36 AM
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Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
an 85 1.4 is very much a portrait lens, if you go...

an 85 1.4 is very much a portrait lens, if you go that way don't expect much crossover in the way of macro photography
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
50 on the smaller sensor is a bit stuck in the...

50 on the smaller sensor is a bit stuck in the middle between standard and tele.

if you're interested in macro though consider the Nikon 60mm AF-D or the Tokina 100mm 2.8. Both very highly regarded...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
well if you're in a selling mood and into birding...

well if you're in a selling mood and into birding you could sell that 55-200 and upgrade to that 70-300 VR I mentioned earlier on this page.

that plus the D7200 will put you into a joyous realm of...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
that might be a decent reason actually lol, now...

that might be a decent reason actually lol, now you've for a dilemma on your hands haha
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10,338
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Posted By Diamond Dave
sounds like a deal to me man, the D7100 is a...

sounds like a deal to me man, the D7100 is a great camera.
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 04:07 AM
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Posted By Diamond Dave
what can you get a D7100 for? the D7200 was a...

what can you get a D7100 for? the D7200 was a nothing upgrade so if you can pick up the former for less go for it.
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
yeah, use what you've got for sure, and what you...

yeah, use what you've got for sure, and what you can afford... you'll notice I won't be buying phones OR lenses any time soon :p:

and thanks, it was good to get the camera out again finally and it...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,117
Posted By Diamond Dave
doing one of those 52 week photography...

doing one of those 52 week photography challenges, self-portrait up this week :(

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1539/24304001036_10210d7fe7_z.jpg...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
that's the one, unless you've had previous issues...

that's the one, unless you've had previous issues with eBay I'd suggest looking there too though


agreed, my phone has a massive black panel on the bottom of the screen to put the button on and it...
Forum: The Pit 01-12-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
so I didn't have time on the weekend, but here's...

so I didn't have time on the weekend, but here's a photo :(

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1539/24304001036_10210d7fe7_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/113094844@N04/24304001036/)
Forum: The Pit 01-10-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
that price sounds about right to pretty good. I...

that price sounds about right to pretty good.

I spent less than $200 and it kind of killed my enthusiasm for sports photography lol. The big thing that's immediately obvious is how much slower the...
Forum: The Pit 01-10-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
sounds like a plan, make it the Nikkor 70-300 VR...

sounds like a plan, make it the Nikkor 70-300 VR too, its affordable and very nice.

another tip, don't be scared to buy second hand lenses, just like amps and pedals there are bargains everywhere.
Forum: The Pit 01-10-2016, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
so two things here, 300mm on the D3200 is already...

so two things here, 300mm on the D3200 is already 450mm full-frame equivalent (i.e. pretty long) and the D3200 has plenty of pixels for you to be able to crop from.

at the very least you can...
Forum: The Pit 01-10-2016, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
other thing to remember is they effectively raise...

other thing to remember is they effectively raise the aperture of your lens too, by as many stops as the zoom multiplication IIRC.

so if you've got a lower end 3.5-5.6 zoom for example and you put...
Forum: The Pit 01-06-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10,338
Views: 260,492
Posted By Diamond Dave
good bumps, will make an effort to post something...

good bumps, will make an effort to post something by the weekend
Forum: The Pit 12-31-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 659
Posted By Diamond Dave
May I ask how you arrived at these two out of the...

May I ask how you arrived at these two out of the sea of evil companies out there?
Forum: The Pit 12-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 26,552
Posted By Diamond Dave
at the start of Episode I the Jedi had maintained...

at the start of Episode I the Jedi had maintained peace "for a thousand generations" IIRC and they were all sick on a lightsaber.

there's no reason not to learn
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 26,552
Posted By Diamond Dave
I think we can all agree they should have rolled...

I think we can all agree they should have rolled the credits as soon as Rey and Chewie took off in the falcon, much in the same way they finished Empire.
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 26,552
Posted By Diamond Dave
that is true, I think its really- the fact he's...

that is true, I think its really-

the fact he's got the upper hand for the first half of the fight, but then he mentions the force and it somehow inspires her to turn things sharply back in her...
Forum: The Pit 12-20-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,957
Views: 26,552
Posted By Diamond Dave
"good against remotes is one thing, but good...

"good against remotes is one thing, but good against the living?..."

even if Luke only taught defensive techniques it still stands to reason that he should have been able to defend himself against...
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