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02-28-2008, 12:34 PM

Just thought I'd throw this in to get it started. Dog is Lucy. Nikon D50, 70-300 lens.

02-28-2008, 12:44 PM
Nice pic. Your dog is a beaut. I have a black lab also, Wrigley. It is funny because I have so many pictures of him too. I think it is because he is the only one who will go on trips with me. It is amazing how photogenic this breed is too.

Brian Griffing
02-28-2008, 01:03 PM
Did this work?

Nevermind, that opened the whole album. I'll figure this out later.


How 'bout now?

Allright, think that worked. We could turn this into a black lab thread. Happy upcoming St. Patrick's Day from 120 lbs of stupid named Smedley.

Paula Begley
02-28-2008, 01:08 PM

Just copy the [img] address and it won't open a whole album.


Brian Griffing
02-28-2008, 01:15 PM
Thanks, Paula. I think I got it.

02-28-2008, 02:15 PM
I'm guessing the nikon d50 is an slr camera??

I have a pentax optio w20, which i love because it's waterproof. I would love to upgrade one day to a nice slr so i could get those really great shots, but i would be afraid of damaging it somehow.

Anyways, nice picture and can't wait until this section of the forums gets rolling.


02-28-2008, 02:19 PM
My man Wrigley at 4 months.


Lion King!!

02-28-2008, 05:05 PM
Mntman, Yea, the d50 is an SLR. I haven't yet even begun to use it to its full capacity. I normally just set the thing to auto and go at it. I'm pretty rough with my equipment and the thing still works after a year, so I think it can withstand quite a bit of abuse. I take it on all my hunting trips and its been dropped once, sat on multiple times, and has even gotten damp once (not soaking wet, just damp). Just make sure you get a polarizing lens cap to put on the lens, that has been broke, but saved the lens. My next camera (hopefully before next deer season) is going to be a Panasonic FZ18. It's a point and shoot, 8.1 megapixels, 28mm wide angle lens, 18x optical zoom, and quiet as a mouse. The Nikon shutter on the slr camera is just too loud for taking pictures of animals that are close enough to see their breath.

ACinEastTN, nice looking dog. I wanted to give my dog a cool name like Wrigley or Smedley, but my wife would have none of it. We settled on Lucy, as in Charley Brown's sister. After we had her for 2 weeks, Lucy started to fit her personality. Lucy, short for Lucifer. She ate the coffee table, a cell phone, my glasses, and everything else she could get in her mouth.

02-28-2008, 05:46 PM
I don't think i would drop it that much, but since i'd be using it on the stream i know the dunk would come sooner or later and i would cry if i dropped that thing in the water. Do they make some sort of waterproof housing for them that isn't too bulky or expensive? Like i said, i would love to have one but couldn't afford to bite the bullet WHEN i drop it, because i know it would happen sooner or later.

Sorry to hijack the thread, by the way.


02-28-2008, 05:53 PM
currently using the Nikin D50 (digital SLR) also but believe I am going to upgrade to the D80 and pass the D50 down to mamma (should be good for a few points). The new D80 has some nice features such as being able to shoot B&W and also more ISO options.

Question....has anyone used the Tamron lenses.....I am concidering the Tamron lense that goes to 500mm (which on the digital is equivialnt of 750mm. Just curious about the quality of the optics....

buzz......do you have the 2x teleconverter for your 70-300mm lense, it is a nice addition for shooting distance.....


02-28-2008, 06:02 PM
don't worry about the hijack. I just wanted to be the first one to post a picture in the new forum. I don't know about the waterproof case, but just from the size and bulk of the camera, I don't think it would be something that would be easily carried on the stream while fishing. I could see my flyline wrapping around the thing everyother cast. When I'm hunting, it rides in my backpack to and from the stand, then I either hang it on my tree stand, or lay it on the ground when I get to where I want to be.

I've really enjoyed having a nice camera for my fishing and hunting trips. There's soo many sights that you just can't explain to people. Pictures make it a littel easier.

02-28-2008, 06:12 PM
Buckeyetrouter, I have really considered getting a 2x converter as well as a nice, lightweight tripod. It sure would have been nice for these bear pictures from a local WMA.



I saw 6 different bears on this trip and had much better pictures, but my house was broken into before I downloaded all my pictures (over 400) and one of the things they stole was the camera. Long story short. They got caught a week later breaking in someone elses house. Police got camera back, but not until after they formatted the disk.

Told wife I'd be home at 4:30, I'm late. Hope to see some other pictures when I get back to the office in the morning.

02-28-2008, 06:16 PM
i have 2 tamron 100-300AF and a manual 400 (and a doubler) which i use on a km maxxum 7d (6.2 slr) and a sony alpha (10.2 slr). i use a minolta 70-210 primarily on the sony. the tamron is a good glass older lens...some good tamron and some cheaper ones.
for using the doublers and making the lenses absurdly long, you gotta have it on a 'pod or a cornbag to keep it steady....over about 300 the shots get more and more fuzzy unless properly stabilized.

02-28-2008, 06:42 PM
Amen on the tripod....I have a decent one right now and that is how I shot the lunar eclipse but am concidering a carbon fiber unit with a much better head......

Sam what is your experience with tripods ? ? ?

Buzz....Sam is right that you would have to use the tripod when the 2x and 300mm lense is used, you will probably have to go to manual focus also......


shot with Nikor 70-300mm lense on 2x teleconverter, manual focus on tripod and using the timer



02-28-2008, 07:22 PM
i use a very lightweight and inexpensive 'pod........i shoot more wild life and the corn bag is quicker and more versitle............plus sometimes i walk 10-12 miles and a light 'pod is a must.....2 cams, 1 'pod, liter of water, extra batteries, cliff bars, ..... matches , knife, TP....it all adds up

02-28-2008, 08:26 PM
My 4 month old aussie.


Nikon D40 with kit lens.

Paula Begley
02-28-2008, 08:35 PM

I have puppy love over that one! What a darling dog! The two different colored eyes are just stunning.


02-28-2008, 11:29 PM
Thanks Paula. He certainly is a great dog....incredibly smart.

02-29-2008, 09:53 AM
I've been into the photography awhile now and just enjoy getting out with the camera each day for awhile. I started with a digital rebel and went to the 30D, I now have a Canon 40D. I just bought my first L lense, a 70-200 f/4 image stabilizer. I've also got the 28-135 IS and a 50mm f/1.8. I think my next one is going to be an ultra wide, maybe a 10-22. I'm glad you started this category, it'll be fun to talk "shop" and get ideas.--Bran

02-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Hey I like Lucy. That stinks about the chewing thing. I bought this no-chew spray to put on the wooden furniture and things that he may think are chew toys. Once he got the taste in his mouth it broke him from chewing things. I don't know what is so bad about it though. Of course I had to try it on myself first. I try everything before I give it to him. Food, treats, spray. I think it is only fair. It must just have a bad taste to canines. It is worth a shot if she is still chewing things though.