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Too big, too slow

Finally D800 and D4 have been announced and I am retracting my shopping plan. I really do not need that many pixels from D800, instead I did hope for higher frame rate and the low light ISO performance that is comparable to D3s. The new advanced AF is something I desire. But that alone does […]

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Wish List for Nikon D800

It was rumored that Nikon would announce the long-waited D800 today. However till now nothing has happened. Being a Nikonan for 10+ years, I have been longing for the arrival of D800. Why D800 then? Because in my perception of the world, there are only two categories of cameras. Cameras that are technically able to […]

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Photos Taken On Motorway

On the day when the 9.0 earthquake happened in Japan, we visited a relative in Düsseldorf. I took some photos from inside our car on the motorway to Düsseldorf: Wind power plants everywhere in Germany. I think it is a very good thing and many countries could do the same: Such kind of car is […]

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exercising colour adjustment

Today got two picture-editing results I like: Original 1: Colour adjusted 1: Original 2: Colour adjusted 2: Any critique and/or suggestion is welcome.

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Review Title: Loose Text and Very Wrong on Histogram After trying out Lightroom 3, I found it having all the tools I used most often for editing photos in the develop module. Using LR3 can save me a lot more time than using GIMP. So when the Amazon advertisement about this book hit me and […]

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The book in reivew: Michael Freeman: The Photographer’s Eye: Composition and Design for Better Digital Photos To maximize the quality / visual impact of a photograph, solid composition is essential. The figure on the left, “composition triangle”, illustrates my understanding to major aspects of a solid photo composition after reading Michael Freeman’s book “The Photographer’s […]

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F100fd low light trick

Many people are talking about F100fd’s performance on dpreview’s forum, especially low light performance. Well, instead of endlessly contemplating and discussing, I took my F100fd out and did test shots and found some tricks. F100fd has a very weak flash. You can make use of its weakness. Normally, you don’t want to fire the flash […]

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to my new Nikon D300

Dear new friend, photodose lost my D80 and offered a D90. I asked them whether I could have you by paying the price difference. Without much ado, the deal was done. You traveled across half world and arrived in my hand, in a busy railway station. There are a lot of adventures and ordinary days […]

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elegy for my Nikon D80

Today a service shop sent me a letter saying that the Nikon D80 I sent to them for sensor cleaning was lost during transportation. They are unable to find it and I could go to their shop with this letter and get a new D90 for compensation. I was totally down the whole evening. There […]

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happy with Fujifilm f100fd

There was some dust on the sensor of my Nikon D80 so I sent it to a camera shop for cleaning up. They said I would be able to get the camera back in at least four weeks. Oh well. I was thinking for long about getting an ultra-compact camera which could be carried full-time. […]

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