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    "Photographers" in action:

    NIKON D800 shooter? (Edit ?)

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    I could not identify the camera:

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Nah - D600/7000/7100...

    and a 70-200

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    "Photographers" in action:
    Can anyone give me a guide to that strap she's using. I hate neckstraps and have only ever used a wriststrap, but am wondering about adding something like this. I saw someone a few weeks ago using one, but was unable to stop him and ask him the name/brand etc.

    Any of you folks using this sort of thing?

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Can anyone give me a guide to that strap she's using.
    Donald the words Nikon D800 was embroyded in yellow letters on it.

    Or did Phil confuse me now? Was it an 8 or a 6, no I don't make mistakes like that.
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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by dubaiphil View Post
    nah - d600/7000/7100...

    And a 70-200
    aha!! I thought so!
    Last edited by AB26; 11th August 2013 at 05:52 PM.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by AB26 View Post
    Donald the words Nikon D800 was embroyded in yellow letters on it.

    Or did Phil confuse me now? Was it an 8 or a 6, no I don't make mistakes like that.
    Well it's definitely a D600 then, rather than a 7000/7100

    Different top plate and the D600/7000/7100 have a mode dial on the left with a smaller display on the right.

    What a nerd

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Can anyone give me a guide to that strap she's using. I hate neckstraps and have only ever used a wriststrap, but am wondering about adding something like this. I saw someone a few weeks ago using one, but was unable to stop him and ask him the name/brand etc.

    Any of you folks using this sort of thing?
    Hi Donald,
    I use this type of strap and would never go back to a standard neck strap.

    These site might be worth a look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjJNffFCU2U

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Custom-SLR...item1e6dcfb653

    Regards
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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Donald, I use a strap from Sunsniper. It attaches to the camera at the tripod hole. It rests on your left shoulder and the camera hangs tight to the body at the right hip. When you bring the camera up to shoot, a ring glides along the strap bringing the camera up but the strap does not bunch up like a regular strap.

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    Andre,

    There seems to be no end to my learning struggle of matters photographic.

    This weekend I have learnt more about sharpening and how to get it right, how to produce a gradient radial Gaussian blur mask layer in elements and why I have been failing in some of my macro lighting and thought I was getting there.

    Now you post this and I see I have been using my lens hood back to front, thanks

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Can anyone give me a guide to that strap she's using. I hate neckstraps and have only ever used a wriststrap, but am wondering about adding something like this. I saw someone a few weeks ago using one, but was unable to stop him and ask him the name/brand etc.

    Any of you folks using this sort of thing?
    I find them a PITA to be honest Donald - every time I rotated the camera for a vertical shot, the strap would obscure the viewfinder.

    I only use a hand strap now -- or for more robust sessions, a spider holster.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post

    Now you post this and I see I have been using my lens hood back to front, thanks
    In all seriousness, I often put the lens hood on backwards for night shots. Typically I'll get a lens all focused up - flip to MF - flip the hood around - and not touch things from there. The reversed hood stops me bumping the focus ring in the dark.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    I only use a hand strap now -- or for more robust sessions, a spider holster.
    Now, that I do like!

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Now, that I do like!
    Before I got it I wondered if I'd feel a bit like a cowboy with a 6 gun, but I've found it takes the weight of a 1D series and a 70-200/2.8 very comfortably - great for resting arms or freeing up a hand.

    It actually lived up to the hype pretty well.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    My favorite subject to photograph. Nice shots.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Hey Donald,

    I recently purchased myself this strap

    http://www.upstrap-pro.com/product/S.../SLR-QR-K.html

    i think its absolutely amazing. definitely worth looking into it. Its a shoulder strap and believe me, that piece of rubber does not slip off ....

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    I like the shots Andre, the first one is my favorite by far, something with the angle of the 2nd that does not have the same appeal to me.
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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    My favorite subject to photograph. Nice shots.
    Thanks John. People are very interesting, "photographers" even more so.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post
    Now you post this and I see I have been using my lens hood back to front, thanks
    No Grahame, that is the way to use it when you are shooting into the sun! I think that thing on a Nikkor 70-200mm lens is there for protection and does not come off.

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    Re: "Photographers" in action:

    Quote Originally Posted by JimG View Post
    I like the shots
    Thanks Jimmy. The second one I did not have time to plan, it just happened!

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