Recent content by johnyu

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    Where to shop camera gears in Japan?

    Thanks. Do you know if 2nd hand stuff is really cheap in Japan?
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    Where to shop camera gears in Japan?

    Anyone?
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    Where to shop camera gears in Japan?

    My wife and I will visit Japan before Christmas. Does anyone know good places to get camera gears, particularly 2nd hands? I remember someone told me their 2nd hand gears are real bargains.
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    Question about 70-300D ED

    It's smooth, but "dragging", "dampened". Just like a normal manual focus Nikkor...
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    Question about 70-300D ED

    Thank you to all. That sounds reassuring. How about the focus ring? should it be damped (like a MF Nikkor) or loose?
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    Question about 70-300D ED

    I bought a 2nd hand 70-300D ED. But something doesn't feel right. First, the focus ring feels damped, as tight as the zoom ring. I think the focus ring should be very loose. Second, photos at 300mm f/5.6 look very soft. The camera was on very stable tripod. It's soft that It looks as if...
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    Need some advise on D200 W/B

    Interestingly Nikon says LCD on D200 is calibrated. But it's definiltey too much gamma (always need -2) and too warm.
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    D200 "Banding" Issues

    Which forum, espn?
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    How does the ED lens affect the image?

    I think you mixed up. ED elements are glass. But aspherical elements used in budget lenses are moulded (aka "plastic"). I think Tamron pioneers this technology. (But not all aspherical elements are plastic.)
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    Tokina 12-24: inconsistent exposure

    85/1.4... :lovegrin: Well said.
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    Tokina 12-24: inconsistent exposure

    Being curious, I tried some of my other lenses: 18-70DX: shows also underexposure at the wide-end at small apertures 17-55/2.8DX: shows slight underexposure (less than 0.3ev, I think) at the wide-end at small apertures 80-200/2.8D: interestingly, this lens shows slight overexposure at...
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    Tokina 12-24: inconsistent exposure

    Yup, that's exactly what I observed on mine.
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    Tokina 12-24: inconsistent exposure

    I just realized my Tokina 12-24 showed inconsistent exposure: At the wide-end, it underexposed by about -0.5ev at smaller apertures (e.g. f/16). i.e. If I set it to 12mm, set the camera (D70) to A mode and spot meter, take a shot of a graycard @ f/4 and then take another shot @ f/16, the f/16...
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    Recommendation of portable storage?

    Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll check out CompactDrive.
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    Recommendation of portable storage?

    Is it USD?