Jim DE

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About Jim DE

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  • About Me:
    Fly fishing since 1963 SOL Member #42
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    Motorcycles, saltwater surf fishing, photography, firearms, and traditional archery
  • What I do for a living:
    Retired from real work..... work for fun now

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  1. Thanks Slacker..... August is ready as I type
  2. August 2019 Assigned Subject will be "Dog Day's of Summer". As in previous Assigned Subject threads these pictures should be taken during the Month of August 2019 and not archived pictures. Please keep in mind our intent to be a family friendly forum when posting your photographs. Anything associated with Dog Day's of Summer pics taken this month will work......... lets see the pic's on this topic!
  3. That time already....need assigned subject suggestions for August
  4. The system works to various degree's every time you press the shutter..... the results one gets with or without is variable to whether it is a lens stabilization system, in camera stabilization, shutter speed, ISO, aperture selected, with or without remote shutter release, stability of tripod, etc.......... My rule of thumb id if I am willing to carry a tripod and use it them I am going to maximize its results with using a remote trigger and stabilization off. I do this mostly with scenics and I shoot uncompressed at 80+mp per individual image but I may stack and or stick 30plus images together for my finished image..... or if it is for me its 1-12 images used per finished image. I need as sharp a image per image as I can get to get a acceptable finished image for a large print. If your going to use a finger and image stabilization there really isn't much sense to use a regular tripod as finished IQ will be about the same with or without the tripod There are exceptions like shooting a BIF with a gimbal... or even panning on a tripod but when I think tripod I think scenics, macros, low light images or portraits....... wildlife I handhold 99.99% of the time
  5. shoot at a slow shutter speed and wide aperture and you will be able to see the effect of stabilization on while supported and remote shutter.... if you are using your hand to trigger the shutter then you are inducing shake and the IS will be less noticeable
  6. July 2019 Assigned Subject will be "GREEN". As in previous Assigned Subject threads these pictures should be taken during the Month of July 2019 and not archived pictures. Please keep in mind our intent to be a family friendly forum when posting your photographs. Anything associated with GREEN pics taken this month will work......... lets see the pic's on this topic!
  7. That time again for suggestions for July's assigned subject
  8. Alright I'll bite what is a Mark2?
  9. Yep... some lenses will go stop to stop searching for focus. If it misses the spot going out it may go all the way out to the stop before returning to focus. Setting the focus limiter shortens the stop to stop distance thus allowing it to come to focus sooner IF you already know the approximate range your intended subject will be within. i often use my in camera focus limiter for things like hummingbirds around feeders or flowers. This greatly decreases the to fine focus time
  10. June 2019 Assigned Subject will be "Bug's and Boat's". As in previous Assigned Subject threads these pictures should be taken during the Month of June 2019 and not archived pictures. Please keep in mind our intent to be a family friendly forum when posting your photographs. Anything associated with Bug's and/or Boat's pics taken this month will work......... lets see the pic's on this topic!
  11. That time again... need suggestions for June Assigned Subject
  12. Not May yet guys.... couple more days then snap and post away May 2019 taken pics These assigned subject threads are to give people a reason to get out and take some pics during the month. We have a thread for archived flower pics already in the flora and fauna thread that you may want to share...