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Old 01-25-2012, 11:33 AM   #2656
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what focal length did u shoot this at?
300mm or close to it on a crop
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #2657
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A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. The NPP satellite was renamed 'Suomi NPP' on January 24, 2012 to honor the late Verner E. Suomi of the University of Wisconsin.

Suomi NPP is NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite. It is the first of a new generation of satellites that will observe many facets of our changing Earth.

Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

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Old 01-30-2012, 11:36 AM   #2658
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looks like a 'shop job to me.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #2659
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Happy with how this one from the weekend of winter camping turned out, not sure why, just really like it. Some other baddies:





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Old 01-31-2012, 12:49 AM   #2660
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not manly enough to build your own winter camping shelter? That was my fav part of snow camping in boy scouts
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #2661
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I thought the picture of bacon cooked over a fire would temper you of all posters!

We were disappointed all the same as you, igloos will come eventually...
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:21 PM   #2662
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Nice Thread - probably ran across it before, but I'm looking to really get back into the hobby. Still need to get my first DSLR..Have a nice point and shoot which does raw and decent low light...

Kinda eyeballing the Nikon D7000 but not sure. - I'm assuming glass is more important than the body or does it all matter? (enthusiast only)

Anyway - found some cool tutorials on Lightroom and fooled around with the demo version - also have the beta so as soon as i'm comfortable with it - I'll commit to getting the program.

though he's a bit annoying at times, this site is great for tutorials and learning...

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Scout original by cwsiggy, on Flickr


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Scout - lightroom by cwsiggy, on Flickr


and a concert shot of the Bunnymen taken in very low light with my point and shoot - super overdone heavy lightroom. But I was able to mellow the insane noise... kinda...


20110512-Bunnymen_Concert_20110512_0104 by cwsiggy, on Flickr
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #2663
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sounds to me like you should pull the trigger . and for your budget I think the D7000 is awesome. I wanted to get that cam but it was a bit out of my budget.

I think dslr bodies are the least important variable in image quality as long as you are making fair comparisons (ie: not canon 5D vs T3). Lenses make or break you. But now a days, eaven cheap entry lenses produce acceptable images.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:45 AM   #2664
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is Lightroom4 Beta slow as **** for anyone else? It's a total dog compared to LR3, and this is on an i5@3.37GHz, 12GB of ram and a last-gen SSD holding the catalog & 1:1 previews. I can seriously hardly even use it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:37 AM   #2665
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Yeah, it is massively dragging its feet for me too. I'm really hoping they still have a ton of optimising left to do. It's also crashed 2 or 3 times on me.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:42 AM   #2666
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Cwsiggy, I have a d7000 and I'm really happy with it. If it's in your budget I'd recommend it without reservation. On top of its high ISO performance, the custom memory locations, semi weather sealing/construction, shooting speed, dual memory card slots and general handling and responsiveness are all very impressive.

Having said that, glass will no doubt impact your overall image quality more profoundly, so you should definitely budget for that too (the good news is that very sharp fast primes of useful focal lengths are reasonably priced for the f/1.8 variants). With the same glass though, I suspect the d7000 will get you the image you're after more reliably if you're shooting under pressure, and its construction definitely inspires more confidence than its cheaper competitors.

Regarding froknowsphoto, I'm familiar with his stuff but not really a massive fan of his "style". It might just be that I'm something of an old fart these days, but I tend to prefer the Lightroom tutorials on luminouslandscape.com. You have to pay for them, but for what you get in terms of content they are very reasonably priced and cover all the bases. Even so, there's still some "personality" to navigate in the videos, and you have to deal with some potentially annoying banter between the two hosts at times, but they know their **** so it's worth sticking with IMHO.

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:05 AM   #2667
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I like the original SCOUT more than the after SCOUT. The composition is just really nice, I like how all of the parts are laid out, no need to go crazy on contrast/effects

In the after the blacks are too similar, the first one has a nice smooth transition on the top knob (not sure what it's called) that gets overpowered in the second

(disclaimer, i'm bad, and more importantly, dislike a lot of post-processing)

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:24 AM   #2668
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http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikond800/
D800 finally announced, 36MP, $3K
D800E (same sensor with anti-aliasing filter "nullified") at $3,300
1080P 30 video, uncompressed video out over HDMI

Looks pretty interesting, and fills a very different niche than the D4. Given Nikon's reluctance to undercut their DSLR products in the mirrorless market, I'm a bit surprised to see the D800 come in with 50% more pixels and $5k cheaper than the D3x.
I'm curious to see how the moire issues are with the D800E. It'd be cool if moire correction ended up getting added in to Lightroom and the other RAW processing software. If that happens, D800E sales will probably be significantly more than the 10% Nikon currently projects.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:35 AM   #2669
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It'd be cool if moire correction ended up getting added in to Lightroom
It's in the LR4 beta, and I imagine since Lightroom is little more than a catalog and frontend to Adobe Camera Raw, it will probably end up in ACR as well.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:21 AM   #2670
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Quick question as I research more for my first purchase - full frame vs cropped sensor?
Is full frame sensor the bees knees? I notice of course it costs a hell of a lot more. One does get extra reach with their lenses with cropped. I don't think I'll be a pixel peeper and i will rarely print beyond 8X10 (if even)

What does full frame give one and is it worth the extra dosh? (prolly out of my reach budget wise...)
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