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    Kent Guest

    Kent, Jul 23, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Crappy site with pain in the bum flashing things, some "nice" images, most
    off which need to be cropped. What are you trying to achieve Kent?

    Cheers.
     
    Pete D, Jul 23, 2005
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    J. P. Scott Guest

    Kent, you have some lovely photos on your site.. Great start for
    someone new to DSLR!

    Great job!

    Pat

    *****
    http://photography-cafe.com
     
    J. P. Scott, Jul 25, 2005
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    Steve Dell Guest

    Your scenery photos needed a polarizer to saturate the color.

    Nice images though.

    Steve
     
    Steve Dell, Jul 27, 2005
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    Kent Guest

    Thanks for the comments. Any suggestions for a not so
    expensive 72mm Cir. Polarizer?
     
    Kent, Jul 29, 2005
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  6. Kent,
    You have some nice shots but. in resizing them for your site, you seem to be
    also choosing high compression rates, This is especially true in your
    sunset/rise shots. You can tell from the very hard boundaries between shades
    of brightness.
     
    Steven Blackwood, Jul 30, 2005
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    Kent Guest

    Hi Steven,

    I've never heard of a graduated polarizer. Did you mean graduated ND?
    I just bought the Cokin Grad ND x4 for a starter. What do you think of
    Cokin filters?
    Maybe I'll invest in B+W filters if the Cokin turns out good.

    Kent... :)
     
    Kent, Jul 31, 2005
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  9. Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry for the confusion. I have no experience
    with the Cokin brand.
     
    Steven Blackwood, Jul 31, 2005
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    nick c Guest

    Hi Kent,

    First off, I should tell you my bag has B+W and Heliopan filters. I've
    had my filters for years so I keep using them. However, I know folks who
    use Cokin filters and they swear by them. Reason being, much of their
    photographic systems consists of prime lenses and third party lenses,
    which range in size from 58mm to 77mm filter sizes. Buying high end
    filters to use on different type lenses would be costly, besides loading
    their bag with multiples of a lot of different size filters. Using
    step-up rings could save some money but they should be tried first to
    find out if the larger size filters would fit into the mated lens hood.
    Besides, it's not easy to use polarized or graduated filters in such
    installations.

    Two weeks ago, I borrowed a couple of graduated "P" size Cokin filters
    (with the Cokin lens hood), just to putzz around with them and see if
    they are as easy to use as my B+W graduated filters. I not only found
    them easier to use, I like the idea of being able to adjust how much of
    the filter graduation I want to use in a shot. After my experience with
    them, I'm thinking of looking into this type of filter setup, just for
    graduated filters. In my case, I would have no use for replacing all my
    filters with a Cokin type filter setup. But, if I were just beginning to
    amass a bunch of filters, I think it would be wise to see what the
    market offers in Cokin type filter setups. Especially, if there are a
    lot of different filter size lenses that have to be considered.

    When I tried the Cokin graduated filters, I still used my B+W/Heliopan
    KR1.5 filters and at times used my B+W/Heliopan warming type filters
    along with the graduated Cokin filter setup. The end result being, I
    like the results and ease of use. For example, to get the same results
    with my conventional filters, I would have to stack a larger size filter
    over a smaller size filter to avoid vignetting. When doing that,
    oftentimes (but not always), I can't stack and still use the mated lens
    hood. Cokin type plus conventional filter setups would easily resolve
    that problem.
     
    nick c, Jul 31, 2005
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  11. Nice use of lighting. Backgrounds like concrete driveways detract from
    the natural attractiveness of floral closeups. And lose that orange
    traffic cone in the shoreline photo.

    What equipment are you using?

    -Cardamon Dave
     
    Cardamon Dave, Aug 10, 2005
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    Kent Guest

    I agree. Thanks for the advice :)
     
    Kent, Aug 21, 2005
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