gdizzle

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About gdizzle

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  1. As a "portrait", the first shot should just be deleted. Sent to the hopper. It has 0 engagement. Lighting is terrible. It's poorly composed and you never want a portrait where the only thing you can see in the eyes is the whites. The second photo is leaps and bounds better and the lighting is largely improved, although the (yes I know it's a candid photo) lighting is harsh casting a shadow over the eye sockets. Still not a great portrait, but 1000x better than the first. The last shot is great. Lighting is great. Subject engagement is great. Composition is great. Thumbs up. Do more of that. The sigma and tamron lenses are now viable options. They're great lenses, but the nikkor lenses excel over both. The Nikkor 70-200 VRII is just amazing. My new nikkor 24-70 2.8 VR is awesome, but it has a lot of chromatic aberrations, it's the only lens I actually have to fix in post for this. Otherwise, it's amazing and it's so sharp. The VR works great too. DSC_9640.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr DSC_5639.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr
  2. Well, wherever you go, you should have BOTH of those lenses. They're standards for every bag in every genre. I need to send my 70-200 out for repair. The aperture blades are sticking. I haven't used it since I got the 200mm f2 VR. BUT, I have a job coming up soon at a location I've shot before with the 200f2 and the 70-200 is the better lens for the job due to distance constraints.
  3. $1200 shipped with caps, hood, box, and lens bag. Only has some slight scuff marks on the body where the 24-70 tag is (gold has rubbed off). Lens has been cleaned by Nikon twice.
  4. $700 shipped, comes with caps and hood.
  5. The only lens like that I have experience with is the 28-300VR which is a great lens. I used it for roller shots for a while. I actually need to sell mine. I picked up the new 24-70 f2.8VR and need to sell 28-300VR and the 24-70 f2.8. Some samples with the 28-300 VR. DSC_3190.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr DSC_7647.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr DSC_2020-Edit.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr DSC_2292.jpg by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr
  6. First one is out of focus.
  7. With wife's permission of course.
  8. So tough, yet so sensitive.
  9. Your gender even says "not telling". I'm pretty sure I'm on to something.
  10. I'm pretty sure Jon has a vagina.
  11. She hasn't moved in months.
  12. Nice image, just fix your composition.
  13. Untitled by KeysarPhoto, on Flickr
  14. ​Keep the SB 24, ditch the rest. You can get a F100 for $100. The SB22 is pretty much useless (used to own one..) The SB24 can at least be used off camera so it's good for something. The 35-70 3.5 can go right in the trash can, or right back up ebay where it will likely not sell because its a cheap kit lens. If I were you I'd really focus on buying quality glass, there is a lot of great glass that can be had for "cheap" ("" because cheap is a relative term that varies depending on which lens you're talking about). Start buying fixed focal length lenses, you can get some very sharp lenses for cheap that way. Stick to nikon branded stuff too. Don't buy old shit quantary, sigma, tamaron, etc primes from the 80's and 90's.