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  1. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    You ever worked on a PC owned by a smoker? THAT is bad. I've seen people kill more than one machine from the nicotine and tar the machine sucks in.

    That, and they absolutely stink.
     
  2. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I have. Got a friend's whose parents are heavy smokers. Had his PC round mine one weekend to reinstall and did it all in the garage because it stank so much.

    Even took some pics of it ;) http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/vistakid10/media/DSCF1182.jpg.html?sort=3&o=347 and http://s1160.photobucket.com/user/vistakid10/media/DSCF1175.jpg.html?sort=3&o=350 yuck yuck yuck.

    I can remember going round there and coming home stinking. Put me off smoking for LIFE!
     
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  3. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    That computer is nothing. I've seen way worse.
     
  4. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Knew you'd say that. Guess I'm fortunate enough to not have to put up with people who smoke. ;)
     
  5. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    [​IMG]My Nikon Camera Gear as of June 20th 2015 (Or most of it!) by Jason Brown, on Flickr

    [​IMG]My Nikon Camera Gear as of June 20th 2015 (Or most of it!) by Jason Brown, on Flickr

    [​IMG]My Nikon Camera Gear as of June 20th 2015 (Or most of it!) by Jason Brown, on Flickr

    Here's most of my camera gear as of June 20th 2015 (ignoring various accessories such as spare batteries, film and extra SD cards etc):

    Took this photo with a Nokia Lumia 930 in the RAW DNG format and processed in Lightroom 6.1 - impressive performance for a camera phone handheld in fairly low light! (Not my phone, my Dad's! I have a Lumia 625 which has a much lower resolution camera, 5MP vs 20MP, and can't shoot in RAW).

    From left to right:
    - Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
    - Sigma 10-20mm f/4.0-5.6
    - Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8
    - Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6
    - Jessops 360AFD Flash
    - Rode VideoMic Rycote
    - Nikon ML-L3 IR Remote
    - Nikon D3200
    - Nikon F80 (with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 mounted which I don't own, I'm borrowing that lens for a few weeks to compare to the 1.8G).

    Obviously I don't carry this lot around with me all the time. When I'm shooting formal portraits I'll tend to take the flash with me or when I'm shooting aircraft or wildlife I'll take the 55-300, otherwise they usually stay at home. Usually I have the Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 mounted to the D3200 because it's a good 'all rounder' lens. I tend to use the Sigma 10-20mm a lot too because it's great for landscapes and what I tend to shoot.
     
  6. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    Nice set of lenses Jason!
     
  7. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks!

    I loved the 50mm f/1.4D but I had to give it back. I preferred it to my 50mm f/1.8G. My 50mm f/1.8G does suffer a bit from CA but the f/1.4D didn't. When I get a body with in-camera auto-focusing I'll get a used 50mm f/1.4D. :D

    Also thinking about a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 or a Sigma 150-500mm as the next lenses!

    I've also got a battery grip on my D3200 now. Hahnel HN-D5300. Pics: https://twitter.com/JasonBrown2K13/status/620985807478882304
     
  8. Geoff

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    I was looking at the Sigma 150-600, it would be a great budget birding and moon lens!
     
  9. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I'm thinking about 500mm/600mm lenses from an airshow photography point of view. I found that 300mm was a bit short for RIAT this year (and last year) and my 55-300mm is really slow to focus which makes capturing moving subjects hard. A kind lady let me try her 150-500mm at RIAT this year and it was so much faster to focus than my 55-300 and the longer focal length = better shots with no cropping! :D

    Although for what it is it is good value (a few hundred quid cheaper than a 70-200mm f/2.8 in fact!) it is still expensive if I'm only going to use it a few times a year. So I'd have to go to more airshows or think more about how else I could use it (eg do more wildlife photography). The slow aperture range (I think it's f/4.0-6.3) means it's not great for indoors or low light whereas a 70-200mm f/2.8 would be. It's decisions, decisions, decisions but I think first I want a higher-end body.
     

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