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October 2010

$300 rebate on 28-300mm other lenses

........ according to http://nikonrumors.com/

dennis

what's wrong with my GPS?

I just start geotagging, and I came across a problem. Most of the time, my GPS devoice works well that receive satellite fast and accurate. While, last Friday at noon, I found it was hard to fix, it continued several minutes, then turned normal. These days, it works well. Is that normal? Does my Easytagger GPS turned wrong?

Advice needed for shooting 4x6 prints for personal project

We have a winter project. It's to take 25 years of shapshots out of boxes and organize them. I plan to shoot these prints with my D700 full frame camera with a macro lens (advise if scanning would be better though time/volume of doing this is a major consideration). We will then put them into a book form using Kodak or Snapfish, or one of the other book makers. The largest print size may be 8x10, but more like 5x7. The vast majority will be 4x6 or smaller.

My questions are:

should I shoot the standard 300dpi Large file (for future posterity) or save time and work by shooting a smaller file size like normal or basic?

RGB or sRGB?

what dpi can/should I size them to before uploading to the book company?

Are there other considerations I should be aware of?

thanks,

dennis

The way from Nikon D70 to D3100

Just picked up a D3100 today. This camera is really a gem, Day 1 and I'm already sure that I've made the right choice. Was looking to upgrade from my D70, another great camera by Nikon. However, experience over the past few years has seen my Canon G10 seeing more action since it offers a more lightweight and portable option for day to day shooting than the D70.

Liked the D90, but that seems even bulkier and heavier than the D70. Didn't want to invest in a full-frame digital; as a "prosumer" who loves photography as a hobby, I pretty happy with the "compromise" of the smaller sensor of the DX series.

Pondered the D5000, was swayed by Rockwell's review of it, but it was just a little too lite on the features I enjoyed on the D70. Looked at the promising 4/3rd cameras, but felt the G10 was just as good as many/most of them.

Saw the D3100 announcement and that looked promising. Waited to see what D90 replacement would look like and felt too big and too expensive for what I was looking for. The D7000 is a marvelous looking camera on paper and I'm sure will make a lot of people happy.

However seeing the feature set on the D3100 ( http://www.infoborder.com/Digital_Cameras/Nikon/d3100.php ), and the weight and size, was pretty convinced that it was the route to go. After getting it today, am absolutely sure about it.

[David] Photographing Joshua Tree National Park

Pl_JoshuaTreeNP_0225htaI’d driven around and nearly through Joshua Tree National Park many times and photographed the iconic Joshua Trees in the Mojave in the past, but this week I finally made the time to spend a couple quality days in Joshua Tree itself and I’m really glad I did. If you’re a fan of these crazy trees or of equally crazy boulder formations read on to get some idas of how to make the most of your visit there…


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Photographing Joshua Tree National Park

Pl_JoshuaTreeNP_0225htaI’d driven around and nearly through Joshua Tree National Park many times and photographed the iconic Joshua Trees in the Mojave in the past, but this week I finally made the time to spend a couple quality days in Joshua Tree itself and I’m really glad I did. If you’re a fan of these crazy trees or of equally crazy boulder formations read on to get some idas of how to make the most of your visit there…

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BH mention in the NY Times

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http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/seven-steps-to-managing-your-online-reputation/

Nearly everyone has an online presence today.
Some words from and about a nikondigital.org sponsor.

...Neil (another satisfied customer)

SB-800 oor EZ-Box anyone?

I've got one SB-800, flash only, no accessories.
Works great, minor cosmetic wear.

$300 shipped to lower 48.

Also two 24x24 Lastolite EZ Box soft boxes.
$125 each or $200 together.

Nikon 28-300mm FX Format lens on a DX camera?

Hi,

I just ordered the new” Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED” that I plan to use with
a Nikon D7000 body as soon it becomes available and I just realize there is a FX?DX difference :-( ?

The 28-300mm I purchased has already shipped from the store and my doubt is:

A: Is it going to be wide enough? (I'm not sure about the DX 18mm compared to a FX 28mm in
terms of how wide the picture frame could be).

B: Will it work OK with the Nikon D7000?

I'm really confused and I need to know for sure in case I have to return it.

I sold a DX 18-200mm that I used with a D300 because it wasn't sharp and it had too much distortion.

What are the best lenses options to consider for use alone with a Nikon D7000?

I'll appreciate any help regarding this matter.


Thanks in Advance,
Ed

Norton Backup insanity

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We got Norton Security Suite with our Xfinity Internet. Cool, works pretty well. Since it includes backup I thought I'd give it a try. Due to a Comcast snafu one of our machines showed up as unlicensed and we got this message:

"Activate Norton Backup now. Otherwise you will be able to restore backups only for a limited time after which they will be deleted"

OMG. I don't know if they mean what they say but can you imagine a backup program deleting YOUR data (or even threatening to) if you decide not to license it forever or need to restore to a different machine months or years from now?

A new low in my book (maybe it only applies to backups made on their online site, but it sure doesn't say that and we're not going to find out. Back to Acronis for us!)--David

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