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  1. 2017 autumn colours (Queenstown, Wanaka, Tekapo and Twizel)

    Hi all, I am doing some planning since autumn is nearly upon us. It is still kinda warm over here in Wellington, just wondering how the dates are for autumn colours in the south island this year? ...
  2. Just a shout out those who of you still using film?

    This forum has been quiet. How are you guys shooting film going?

    Dunno if it is getting older now, things are getting less intrepid or exciting and going to diff places. Still shooting the odd...
  3. Thread: 120 Film

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    Shouldn't really be a problem to source film or...

    Shouldn't really be a problem to source film or labs. Wellington have Photo Warehouse or Wellington Photographic Supplies for the film, and they both develop C41 or B/W film if you want to develop...
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    Not that it applies to me as an amateur. But...

    Not that it applies to me as an amateur. But some talk about paper that is not entirely acid-free etc ... and they can yellow over time or that some are more resistant to UV etc. But again yeah .....
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    Inkjet photo papers

    Do you guys have any fav papers?

    I am gonna throw a curveball. At our camera club, once upon a time several prints of the same shot was made from the cheap house brands to the printer brands to...
  6. Graduate neutral density filters .. yes or no ..

    I have just 2, thinking whether I should stay with 85mm (Cokin P) or go with the 100mm Lee size. With the Cokin P and the wide angle version holder I need to be at least 20mm until I don't get...
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    Thanks all. Yes I meant from MK I to MK II. ...

    Thanks all. Yes I meant from MK I to MK II. There are those on Dpreview and others that says - that Nikon 85mm AF-D is bad in the corners compared the latest version or that last version of the...
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    Do you upgrade lenses frequently?

    Lenses gets updated every so many yrs. I use the Nikon range for 35mm. There was / still now the AiS manual range, there is still some AF-D and AF-S G lenses. Now with the digital bodies even a...
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    M4/3 alternatives now experiences?

    A no. of camera club colleagues have added a M4/3 system. Namely the Olie OM-D M10 with a 14-40mm F2.8 on top of their Canon 5D MII and L series F2.8 glasses. I am aware of some nice setups up...
  10. I rather not buy / carry a F2.8 lens overseas and...

    I rather not buy / carry a F2.8 lens overseas and use it on a tripod at F11. Think I would just sit more int he centre and closer to the front and use my 35-70 F2.8. I have a 50 1.8 and a 85 1.8...
  11. The curtains are drawn, projectors for powerpoint...

    The curtains are drawn, projectors for powerpoint presentations and talks/speeches etc .. kids doing performances ... Yeah 180mm so tighter framings of 1 or 2 people from the audience (half body). I...
  12. ISO you tend to use for indoors events like community halls etc ..

    Hi all

    As I do mainly landscapes for this hobby, I get called upon for friends b/c they think if you are good in one type they think you can do them all, haha. So for friends / family gathering...
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    One question. I was able to fish out some of the...

    One question. I was able to fish out some of the EXIF details. Chris, do you commonly shoot with ND filters at most times? Like with a sunrise or sunset. Does it help to just smooth out water...
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    Milford (Mitre Peak) and general stuff

    Hi to get that classic Mitre reflection look. Is that location near where the carparks or where the sightseeing cruise boats are? I have been there before but it was rather a rushed (family) trip. ...
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    Watching the video and typing this on a 2nd...

    Watching the video and typing this on a 2nd browser window :)

    It is the look for me. I been to a photography gallery/forum exhibition in Japan and they had the professionals who had digital with...
  16. Photography budget is together with the other...

    Photography budget is together with the other stuff. Bank fees, bought work-week lunches etc, bus fares. If I wanted a $100US Nikkor 105mm F2.5 AIS then I spend less on those stuff or maybe a...
  17. I have a finance background so .. no matter if it...

    I have a finance background so .. no matter if it is a hobby in photography or boating or golf, flash hotels/restaurants they are not necessities so to me it doesn't sit right b/c funds can be...
  18. Thread: ND Filter

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    The pictures / info attached shows the info. The...

    The pictures / info attached shows the info. The D600 images were shot with cloudy WB b/c I didn't want the WB to be fluctuating for good or bad. They were not shot with Auto WB. I wanted to see...
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    D600 images now updated.

    D600 images now updated.
  20. Thread: ND Filter

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    FWIW here are some tests that I did with my...

    FWIW here are some tests that I did with my Hitech 4 stop, B+W 2 stop and 6 stop.
    It was taken with a older D70, haven't put up any images with a D600 yet thou, the Hitech is in fact color cast...
  21. Thread: ND Filter

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    You might have to try it out at the store? B/c...

    You might have to try it out at the store? B/c ND filters are difficult to make even with B+W brands etc. It can also be due to the camera's sensor.

    B+W on their website does say their 6 stop...
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    For potraiture - not at all. My own hobby is in...

    For potraiture - not at all. My own hobby is in landscapes and cityscapes but I don't get to do them often enough b/c I need to travel, not that much stuff in Wellington, there are a few spots I am...
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    No I don't get paid for photography, just an...

    No I don't get paid for photography, just an hobby. The venues stuff are friends and family with certain groups at their functions so yeah me and sometimes this other person both of us are attending...
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    Not really. On my LG Optimus G handphone I get...

    Not really. On my LG Optimus G handphone I get 27.64/10.17Mbps. Wireless is catching up with their N series and AC series (on the Samsung Galaxy S4). But the thing is on a handphone or tablet what...
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    Lamda printers

    Of course not buying one, but I couldn't find a printing branch here? Feel free to move it though...

    What is the difference between a standard print at a lab versus say a lamda print? Of the...
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