Nikon D3, A Sports Shooter's Dream Come True!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. At an event I felt a bit intimidated and out of place with my black Nikkor
    floating around in a sea of white lenses. Fortunately for me a professional
    sports photographer noticed my anxiety and offered to help. He changed a
    few settings on the D3 and showed me how to gain access to an extended menu
    system, probably some type of service menu. He blasted off about 30 shots
    and WOW! Then it was my turn. The D3 now seems to have an added level of
    performance I was missing out on before. The focus is much more responsive
    and deadly sharp. The Formidable 500 gets a gold star!


    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008
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    PixelPix Guest

    PixelPix, Jan 15, 2008
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  3. Is this a serious post?
    Father McKenzie, Jan 15, 2008
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    Colin_D Guest

    I sincerely hope you don't drive when you're like this!!!

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Jan 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'm sure it is. A serious poke in the eye to her critics.

    Doesn't anyone in this group except Rita have a sense of humor?
    tony cooper, Jan 15, 2008
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    Charles Guest

    why not just fix the lens?
    Charles, Jan 15, 2008
  7. At least I got the exposure almost right! All I need now is for Mark to
    give me a color count and show me them spider pics again and my night will
    be complete.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008
  8. You noticed that too?

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008
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    PixelPix Guest

    Yes we have a sense of humor, but even Abbott and Costello, the Three
    Stoogers, Seinfeld, Benny Hill, Eddie Murphy etc.... get tiresome by
    the 10th rerun. Unfortunately Rita's Nikon/Canon pissing match is in
    it's 1000+ rerun and there is simply no more humor to be found with
    it. Sure if this was a "once every now and then" kinda joke we would
    all have a giggle, but Rita has the runs on the board as a Nikon troll
    and subjects these groups to this tiresome crap day after day after
    day after day after day after... well, you get the idea.
    PixelPix, Jan 15, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Where is the humor in posting crappy pic after crappy pic?
    Who is Rita trying to become .... D-Mac?
    Annika1980, Jan 15, 2008
  11. That's what I keep asking you about your posting of crappy composite after
    crappy composite.
    No, you.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008
  12. That's utter bullshit about getting tired of the Three Stooges! Seems you
    need to watch the episodes with Curley in them. He set the bar so high
    every comedian tried to copy his style.

    As for a Nikon vs Canon war, I aint fighting one. I like both brands and
    own(ed) equipment from both manufacturers. I still just prefer shooting
    Nikon even though I found the Mk III and 500/4L IS a decent combo, and sadly
    no, the 500/4L IS isn't as good as Nikon's version. I wouldn't shoot WA
    with Canon, that's for sure. And since the D3 came out there's no reason
    for me using Canon since the Mk III was mostly shot with Nikkors on it.

    Rita Berkowitz, Jan 15, 2008
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    Herbi Guest

    Why not just laugh at it and introduce her to your kill file
    move on and make the most of what's left of your life?

    Herbi, Jan 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    The required number of combatants in a pissing match is two or more.
    If there's only one, it's one person pissing into the wind.

    You are one of the other combatants in most of the threads about
    Rita's pix. You're part of it. A contributing factor. The element
    that makes it a "match" and not a spray of piss in the wind. You
    never seem too tired of it to stay in your corner.

    Keep it up, though. Without you and the others who get in high
    dudgeon when she posts, she'll lose interest and go away. I don't
    want that.

    I like some of Rita's photographs. Not all; there's only so much you
    can do with a chocolate lab as a subject. She needs new friends or
    new pets. I also like Annika's photographs. The gull was a great
    shot and technically very sound. But a static image...a frozen gull.
    The kingfisher was great. It looked like it was ready to take off.
    You could almost feel it tremble.

    I used to read this group, but I dropped out and only came back
    recently. Since I've been back, though, I've never noticed a link to
    one of your photographs. Are you a photographer *and* critic, or just
    a critic? Too shy, or too bothered by the heat in the kitchen?
    This is the third or fourth newsgroup where I've seen Rita's posts. I
    had "the idea" a long time ago. She comes, she plays, she has fun.
    Isn't that the object of participating in newsgroups? That, and
    asking a question about something you don't know or answering a
    question about something you do know?

    Why are you here if not for that?
    tony cooper, Jan 15, 2008
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    PixelPix Guest

    Have a good read of this NG and I think you will find most people (inc
    me) stay out out of the Canon v Nikon pissing match and are will to
    accept that there is good & bad equipment from both camps. Mostly we
    deal with the images and their content as presented. It is Rita who's
    every post must be accompanied by the troll factor.

    You can't be looking too hard!
    I'm all for that, but trolling is not the way to do it.

    Will be a cold day in hell when Rita does either.
    PixelPix, Jan 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    You do good work, Annika. Your photographs are more interesting than
    your critiques.
    tony cooper, Jan 15, 2008
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    PixelPix Guest

    To be honest I have never found them funny in the slightest.... I have
    always thought it must be "nation" thing, where as it's a brand of
    humor that the US likes. Kinda like the Mickey Mouse thing..... when
    I was first in Disney World I was amazed by the crowds going
    absolutely wild at the mere site of a Mickey Mouse "costume
    character", or a flip'n "cartoon" on screen. All of our group just
    looked at each other and went "What the....?" and used the distraction
    to get the "early in" on the rides. lol
    PixelPix, Jan 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    Ah, c'mon. The pissing match isn't just over Canon vs Nikon. You're
    still in the pissing match whether or not you mention equipment.
    I just reviewed all of your posts that are in what Agent shows me of
    your posts. No links. I'll keep watching.
    So "Looney" is? "Crappy pictures" is?
    It's been in the 70s here during the days, and Rita answered a
    question for me just last week.
    tony cooper, Jan 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    I shuddered when you mentioned Benny Hill in the same sentence with

    Combining threads here...The Chasers did a bit some time back on
    airport security. No mention of digital cameras, though.
    tony cooper, Jan 15, 2008
  20. OFF Topic, just for Rita.

    I can't be bothered to look at your image, so no comment from me about
    that. But I don't like LIARs...

    Yes, that colour count *was* embarrassing for you, when it showed how
    horribly biased you are towards your own snapshots.
    Rita, those spider pics were posted to a thread about (yes, you
    guessed it..) - spiders. They had nothing to do with you, nor did I
    show them to you. YOU brought them up and reposted the links several
    times - presumably to demonstrate how awful my photography was...? If
    not, why?

    Nobody else complained about them, and as usual you don't critique or
    offer specific complaints or suggestions for improvement, just

    So let me repeat that - I *didn't* show them to you. Which makes you,
    "Rita Berkowitz" a LIAR, as well as an attention seeking, incompetent

    I notice you ran like a coward from the other threads.. But Tony
    thinks your stuff is great, so do keep posting for him! Although also
    I notice that even he refrains from praising your work...

    mark.thomas.7, Jan 15, 2008
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