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  1. jhawk1000

    Lens F1.4 and Faster, Any Focal Length, Any Mount, Any Camera.

    Nikon D2x with very old non-AI 50mm 1.4, Wide open, manual focus, 1/1000
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    Share Trains - Depots - Trestles - Stations

    My wife will be up close and personal with Amtrak at 2:30 am tomorrow morning. She will be boarding the train for a nice 8-hour journey through Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa to arrive at her birth home of Ft. Madison, Iowa. She decided to take the train instead of driving mainly because of costs...
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    How important is a tripod for you?

    Our MeFoto tripods collapse down to a very small size. They reach almost eye level with a little extension of the center section. I am 6' even. I would never think of using these small tripods for a full-frame camera with long lens but they worked okay with the Olympus with 40-150mm 2.8. I...
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    How important is a tripod for you?

    I own quite a few tripods and monopods. Monopods are Manfrotto and used for sports and some casual wildlife shots in good light. I have a large Gitzo which is a bear to carry but it is on every serious trip to shoot wildlife. I have a smaller Gitzo which I do not use much but my wife does for...
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    Share Trains - Depots - Trestles - Stations

    Fort Madison, Iowa in the spring of this year. The blonde lady in the pix is my wife who is from Ft. Madison, Iowa and she loves the train. She was a child of a railroad worker who often rode on the train with her grandmother free of charge.
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    Back to the zoo today. We get in early as members and beat the stroller crowd and the heat. We use the zoo as an exercise walk as well as a place to photograph. Our weather is hot now and so early morning is best for riding in my vintage Porsche 911 SC.
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    Fuji First Sample Shots With The S2 Pro

    For some time my wife was a Fujifilm distributor through her lab. She started out with Canon as a newspaper photog but when I married her, she adopted my system Nikon and with it came all my lenses. I was once a Nikon sales rep while in law school so I had the equipment. Fuji kept after my...
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    Show Seascapes

    Mike, I assume these are from Finland. The country of Finland certainly has a lot of water in the lakes and seas surrounding it. We have visited Finland many times because of an exchange son who lived in Espoo. We went on the trip through the Archipelago on a Silja Line cruise from Helsinki...
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    Single In Single in July (SiJy) 2022 - discussion

    We ( the wife and I) actually do shoot almost daily. We photograph a non-profit baseball league called League 42 (League 42). It will soon take the summer hiatus and our output will switch to more normal shots until August when football starts and we will be on the field again. We also...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    We lost a hippo some time ago and I was delighted to see that two have replaced the deceased one. I love the size and the dexterity of the hippos in the water. Here is one of them.
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    The zoo is the Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Ks. www.scz.org. It truly is one of the best I have visited.
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    It was cool today, high in the low 80 so we got up early and hit the zoo again. It is always good to go to different exhibits and to walk miles. We took a different route today and skipped the gorillas, and the elephants and instead saw penguins, eagles, wild dogs, hippos, and other animals...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    We are members of our local zoo so we can go as often as we like. It has been getting very hot here but my wife and I went a couple of days ago in the early hours. We have a very nice gorilla habitat and have quite a few gorillas of all ages. This guy liked to sit and look at the people. He...
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    Nikon Getting drawn back to Nikon DSLRs & old F-mount lenses!

    I still carry around an old Nikon D2x, a Fuji S3 Pro, and a Nikon D 750. I use the D2x for daylight sports coupled with a 75-150 Vivitar, a 180 3.5 AF Macro Sigma, and other concoctions I have in the cupboard. We have debated selling the D750 but the wife will hear nothing like that. It is...
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    thank you so much.

    thank you so much.
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    Film I miss my film darkroom

    I liked the solitude. I had a stereo system in the room with the lights taped over so it stayed on one station. I did not like the total dedication to the timer. Often I would get the feeling that my life was ticking away one second after another. I have always been impatient with my time...
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    Nature Show "Flowers"

    A bunch of daylilies growing in our garden.
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    Documentary Native American Friendship Dance at Mid-American Indian Center (Image heavy)

    My wife and I went to the Indian Center to watch and record photographically the Friendship dance. This is where Native American dancers as well as all who attend can dance to the drum which was played by three men. There were those there with street clothes and a blanket around their...
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    Show "Remarkable Car(s)"

    I must add that the 911SC Targa will be in the shop on 6/13 for a replacement of the electronic ignition module and as I was told, the part is over $700.00 before labor. So I guess I will be paying a little more for that open-air magic and the flat-six rumble as we drive.
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    Show "Remarkable Car(s)"

    I have owned my Porsche 911 SC Targa for 42 years having purchased it new in 1980. The parts are expensive for sure but I have 125,000 miles on it and maintenance has been less than my Audis, much less than on a BMW635, and even less than a notoriously expensive Mercedes. The Mercedes was sold...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    In the past, my wife and I would meet some really good professional wildlife photographers in Yellowstone or Rocky Mountain National Park. We never approached the animals but our photo buddies showed us how to wait for them to come to us and the places to wait. This trip was back in the film...
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    Textures, lines and angles

    Natural texture, lines, and angles. From the film days.
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    Borne of the Acquisitions thread, "I have my Dad's (Mom's, Uncle's, Grandpa's, etc.) Camera Gear"

    My dad was a wanna-be photographer but never had the means to follow it fully. He came home from WWII in 1946 with a bunch of Zeiss-Ikon folding cameras and field binoculars which I assume were spoils of the war. He bought an Argus C-3, then a C-44 which he used. He pieced together a homemade...
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    Anyone planning on shooting the Lunar Eclipse? (16 May 2022)

    We had clouds but just before the total eclipse, it cleared and I got some of these. Used my old Nikon D2x with 180mm lens with 1.4x sometimes, sometimes not. Cropped a bit.
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    Animals Show Birds

    Beautiful Cardinal.
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    Animals Show Birds

    it finally quit raining and was warm so my wife and I went to our local Nature Center. We found some Herons.
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    Travel My Trip Report - Iceland

    I have read every word, looked and marveled at every picture and feel as if I was there in your body experiencing these wonderful sights and feelings. Like you, I sometimes get flustered to the point of panic in strange situations where I feel I am not in control. I always focus on another...
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    Trip to Iowa

    Finally, one of my favorite small towns on the Mississippi is Burlington, Iowa.
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    Trip to Iowa

    Some from the covered bridge. The creek has wandered from the original site.
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    Trip to Iowa

    My wife had not seen her brother for 23 years. No problems between them at all but he left their home in Ft. Madison, Iowa to serve 4 tours in Vietnam in Naval intelligence and when he came home, he lived there awhile and then married, moved around, and several plans to see each other had been...
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    GAS Running on fumes - what did you sell this week?

    I see! I do the same but keep the older stuff as well as paying cash for new stuff.
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    GAS Running on fumes - what did you sell this week?

    What does that word---"sell"----mean?
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    Travel My Trip Report - Iceland

    Outstanding photos and prose.
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    You never know what you will find in Rocky Mountain National Park. For years we were unable to photograph moose close up. Then, for two trips in a row, we found them, waited for them to come closer, and got some shots of them. We particularly loved the young moose with her mother grazing by...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    I am attaching a couple more of the photos of the Rocky Mountain Goat family. There were babies in the group and I worked very hard but very slowly to move up to get different poses as the young one moved about. There are three photos, one of the youngsters with a parent, two of the young, and...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    Barely. We often drive to Lawrence to see a basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse but being there is less stressful than watching on TV. I was okay with a triple-overtime win over Texas Tech in person but that North Carolina game just about made every emotion I had touched---sadness at the first...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    That is a fantastic photo that I am envious of. I have only encountered mountain goats once and I treasure that moment. This was a fantastic time with the goats. We came around a corner near the top of the mountain and probably 6 or 7 goats were and several were babies. They all were on the...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    We used to go to Colorado. I owned a condo in Fraser, next to Winterpark Ski Park. When the road was open, I often liked to drive to Mt. Evans which had a lot of Rocky Mountain Goats. With their horns, they could do some damage but I was never threatened. They live above the tree line and...
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    Our inner city baseball league honors Jackie Robinson

    Last night was another successful start of a season for a bunch of inner-city boys and girls. It is our 8th Season and we have grown from 2 barely acceptable baseball fields to those two being renovated and a brand new turf field stadium with lights and a scoreboard for the little players. In...
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    Dramatic B&W images

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    Color Color: Words/No Words

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    B&W: Words/No Words

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    Show "Yourself" self-portraits (selfies!)

    A self-timer of three of my favorite things, a Kansas University hat, a 1990 German World Cup jacket given to me by one of the players, and a Porsche patch I put on the jacket to honor my 911SC and the other Porsches I have owned. By the way, my KU Jayhawks are national champions in basketball...
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    Animals The Animal Kingdom: wild or domestic!

    A very cold January day in Rocky Mountain National Park and the bull elks were found foraging together. Very rare for me to find that many bulls together.
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    B&W: Words/No Words

    I would think that a couple of businesses are now gone without Fungie.
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    B&W: Words/No Words

    Fungie left Dingle bay and was thought dead but there was a sighting of a bottlenose dolphin in Galway Bay that looks like Fungie.
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    B&W: Words/No Words

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