Anyone with a Nikon WC-E24 wide converter?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Don Wiss, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Don Wiss

    Paul Bartram Guest

    I like the 995 manual - if the swivel lens doesn't allow you to get a high
    enough viewpoint, you can stand on the book...

    Incidentally, your 'nic' is very appropriate tonight, it being federal
    election day here in Australia - 4 channels with nothing but talking heads
    trying to predict the result with less than 2% of the vote counted... Thank
    goodness for SBS.

    Paul Bartram, Nov 24, 2007
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  2. Don Wiss

    Paul Bartram Guest

    Reading the 995 manual again, it would seem the various adapter 'modes' that
    can be set in the menu (involving focus, zoom and flash settings) are only
    provided for 'convenience'. You could set these yourself manually, and
    probably do them faster if you do it often.
    No, but if you keep the camera in a pouch like I do, it is infuriating to
    find the glass every damn time! The filter ring definitely helps.
    Early in my 'career' I had a Rolliecord, then a Rollieflex, and that sold me
    on waist-level finders. Also, I am only 168cm tall, but the 995 lets me
    shoot over a crowd. I also like unusual low-level shots that would be very
    awkward with a non-swivel unit. Example: Angle.JPG.html

    Paul Bartram, Nov 24, 2007
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  3. Anyone who hasn't yet even discovered that good modern autoexposure is
    more often correct than not certainly does reveal their photographic
    Chris Malcolm, Nov 24, 2007
  4. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    You don't have much photography experience do you. Nor with many cameras.
    Probably with no diversity of subjects either.

    Quick, what exposure setting will you use for a macro-photo shot of the intense
    specular highlights off of snow in sunlight, those highlights are magnitudes
    brighter than the snow. Reflecting in a myriad of rainbow colors. What exposure
    setting will you use so as not to lose those intense, extremely bright colors
    without making the snow look gray or black? Be reminded that if you expose for
    too low those colors will be easily lost in the clipping that occurs in digital
    media. Each one is only 1 value away from blowing out the R, G, or B limits of
    the sensor in which it resides. Pay no attention to the camera's auto exposure
    settings, it can't even see those specks of intense colors and will discard
    them, averaged in with all the snow behind them.

    I could type 10 books worth of examples just like this. Each example as
    difficult and each perfectly showing where the "Auto" setting in ANY camera will
    fail to provide me with what I need to know and fail to capture what I wanted to

    As I said, you don't have much photography experience, nor with many cameras, do
    you. Either that or you just shoot pictures at kid's birthday parties and have
    never once in your life pushed your snapshooter's skills beyond that.

    Go back to and quit wasting the time of people that
    know what they are doing.
    billstrather, Nov 24, 2007
  5. Don Wiss

    Chris Savage Guest

    Anyone who hasn't yet even realised that this nym-shifting troll isn't
    going to go away unless people stop replying to his tedium certainly
    does reveal their human interaction experience.
    Chris Savage, Nov 24, 2007
  6. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    Anyone who doesn't realize that anytime someone complains about who posted
    something because they have nothing left to backup their own arguments and lost,
    isn't very observant.

    About as observant as that other resident troll that adds everyone on a list who
    doesn't agree with him or proved him totally wrong. Now he just assumes they're
    all the same person. Have you seen about getting your medication adjusted
    lately? Not that you'll take any good advice. You obviously don't know anything
    about photography, I've already proved that. I now suspect you don't even know
    what news-group you are in. You'll invent vaguely subject-related posts no
    matter which one you infest.
    billstrather, Nov 24, 2007
  7. [/QUOTE]
    Exactly my point. All you can think of are exceptional conditions.
    Chris Malcolm, Nov 24, 2007
  8. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    Exactly my point, all my photography is exceptional and not one camera yet can
    come close to meet what I consider an adequate auto-exposure system. A shame
    that your photography isn't exceptional or you would know this.

    Enjoy taking "Auto" snapshots, I prefer to be a photographer.

    2, or is it 3 times now you've proven you're nothing but an inexperienced
    armchair photographer troll. Find someone else to troll now.
    billstrather, Nov 24, 2007
  9. Don Wiss

    Paul Bartram Guest

    That's obviously a good idea, its just that the 995 lens is so small, you'd
    have to attach the cap or keep losing it, and I hate dangling things
    I use that site mainly for video files, it isn't really designed for images
    or other small files. At least the HTML interface gives you something to
    stare at as a 22 Mb movie uploads at 4 Kb/sec!
    'Blind' shots with an SLR often come out well IF you have a wide angle lens
    on it. You can't miss really...
    That makes absolutely no sense. You do know the SBS I was talking about is
    an Australian TV station? Oh, and Labour won the election. Woohoo.

    Paul Bartram, Nov 25, 2007
  10. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    This reply of yours most certainly shows the limits of your education and
    life-experiences, especially in regards to photography or anything related to
    the subject. How's that mommy's-basement bachelor-pad working out for you
    lately? LOL

    Go look up "magnitude" in reference to light levels. It's a WELL KNOWN unit of
    measure. Far beyond any F-stop reference that you've only read about but
    obviously have no first-hand knowledge.

    billstrather, Nov 25, 2007
  11. Don Wiss

    billstrather Guest

    translation: pointing his daddy's web-cam at his crotch
    billstrather, Nov 25, 2007
  12. Don Wiss

    Paul Bartram Guest

    The link I get when an upload has finished takes me to a webpage that
    provides a 'download file' link. It also tells you how many times the file
    has been accessed. The idea is that this is not YouTube or Webshots, it is
    not a public depository that can be searched by keyword or author. If you do
    not have the link (like the one I gave in my original post) you can't get
    the file. In other words, this is a 'half-way house' for files that you only
    want a limited audience for. They are deleted after 30 days inactivity.

    So, just go back to Angle.JPG.html and
    click on 'download file', which will save the picture to your default
    folder. I find this service very handy, even though I have to use an
    Internet cafe with broadband to upload my video files!

    Paul Bartram, Nov 26, 2007
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