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Recent content by Dan3006

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    Dead Battery Syndrome in D90 or D300

    I was wondering if Nikon has fixed the Dead Battery Syndrome that plagued Nikon D300 users up thru 2008. Also has anyone had a DBS problem with the D90. I have been thinking about upgrading my D70s but not if DBS is still a problem. Thanks, Dan
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    Which lens for camera ?

    May I suggest a 150 Sigma macro 2.8 if you mostly take plant pictures. It is a dandy lens, sharp and fast. Dan
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    Which lens for camera ?

    Here's my opinion on the subject. A D300 will give you considerbly more useable ISO which means you can up your shutter speed for poor light. Between the 70-300 VR and the 300 F/4 no VR, the F/4 is better glass but you have a fixed focal length and need to shoot at least at 1/500 because of no...
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    Which is better for a protection filter, a UV or a Skylight and why?

    The title says it all. Which is better a UV filter or a Skylight filter and why? Thanks, Dan
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    Birding around Missoual

    Well this reply is only a couple years too late but oh well. The Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge between Florence and Stevensville is the best wildlife refuge I have ever been to. Late September is a little late though. Many of the summer birds will already be gone but it still should be pretty...
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    New Member - just ordered FZ18

    I have an FZ18 and it got me started with bird photography. Stick to the optical zoom and you will get impressive pictures. This camera was my first digital and I am 64. At first it was daunting, but I learned a little at at time. Buying this camera was the smartest thing I have ever done in...
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    Which is best new camera or new lens?

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll go for the 300mm f/4. Too bad they went up $200 and are hard to get. Dan
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    teleconverter question

    Whoops. That Sigma is a 150, not a 105. Dan
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    teleconverter question

    Thank you. That is an interesting site. I was thinking I should have been more specific on the lenses. The Nikon lens would be a 300 f4 AF-S and the Sigma lens would be a 105 f2.8 Macro. Thanks, Dan
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    teleconverter question

    I am pretty new at this digital stuff so I have a lot of dumb questions but here goes. Can a Nikon lens be used successfully with a Sigma TC and can a Sigma lens be used with a Nikon TC? I'm thinking of a 1.4. Thanks, Dan
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    Which is best new camera or new lens?

    Here's what I am wondering though. My D70S is really only good to about 400 ISO whereas a D90 I am guessing might be good to 800 ISO. Also there are 6 megapixels compared to 12. Under ideal conditions the 70S would be just as good. Shoot under ideal conditions my Panasonic FZ18 is just as...
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    Which is best new camera or new lens?

    I put this question somewhere else and I think it should be here. Sorry about that but here it is again. I have a Nikon D70S with a 70-300 VR AF-s lens. It takes good pictures but not great. I want pictures that pop and are sharp. Would I be better off to buy a new body say a D90 or a new...
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    Which is best new camera or new lens?

    Hi. I have a Nikon D70S with a 70-300 VR AF-S. It takes adequate pictures but not great ones. I want pictures that pop and are sharp. Would I be better off to invest in a new body, say a D90 or a new lens say a 300 f4 AF-s? Thanks, Dan
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    New member

    Thanks to both of you. I was in South Carolina last October. Beautiful place. I've been trying to get my wife to move there ever since. No winter. I have a good friend who lives in Spartanburg. Dan
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    New member

    I have no idea what I'm doing on this forum. I'm not sure I can figure out how to post or reply. I do however enjoy birds and know something about them. I live in Northwest Montana and would enjoy hearing from anyone who knows any good spots in the area for birding. One can never have too...
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