Author Topic: Hello from Monterey, California!  (Read 533 times)

JacquiDPhoto

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Hello from Monterey, California!
« on: August 04, 2020, 23:31:14 »
Hello everyone!

I found this site as I have been slowly selling off my old, rarely used Nikon gear and was curious if there was a way to fix my "squeaky" 300mm f/4 lens. I came across a few answers which certainly help, so decided to go ahead and join what seems to be an invaluable resource and community of Nikon users.

I am a part-time professional wildlife photographer with a primary interest in birds. I am a Nikon shooter simply because this was the brand originally recommended to me by a friend when I was about to purchase my first DSLR, which was the D80.  Since then I have acquired the D300, D3s, D750 and D500. I have subsequently sold the D3s and D750, but currently have my eye on the D850 as my new FX body. Lenses range from the 24-120mm up to the 500mm f/4 VR, although I have become a big fan of the D500 and the 200-500mm combo. It is a great "walk around" solution to lugging the heavy 500mm prime and it is also ideal for travel.

I look forward to being a part of the NikonGear community!

Jacqui

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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 23:44:37 »
Welcome to NikonGear, Jacqui. I hope you find lots of helpful information and make some friends here.

Monterey is a wonderful part of the world that I have been fortunate to visit many times over the years. Sadly not this year.
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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 23:52:48 »
Welcome aboard. I'm just up the coast in San Mateo and envy the photographic potential of your area. It is beautiful and every changing down there.

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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 00:11:33 »
Welcome. My sole trip to California brought me to Sausalito and Millbrae, plus a couple of places in between, so Monterey will remain a dream. Maybe you could provide a glimpse :)
Airy Magnien

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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 07:27:45 »
Jacqui, welcome to the site.   Beautiful part of California but I have not been since the 1960's and never really looked at the birds.   Show us some of your images please.  I am looking for a used 500 5.6 E agreeing that the 500 f4G is too heavy these days.  Unfortunately not any around in India so far  :( ,
Cheers,
Tom
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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 07:38:01 »
Welcome to NikonGear! Enjoy ;)
Erik Lund

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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2020, 09:09:03 »
Welcome, Jacqui. I do hope you have a wonderful time here and am looking forward to seeing your photos!
Peter

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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 00:05:40 »
welcome to the forum
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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 17:32:47 »
Welcome indeed! I'm always ready for images of the Monterey area!!
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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 20:34:44 »
Hello does no answer his question about his squeaky 300mm lens ..come on guys get it together...
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Re: Hello from Monterey, California!
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2020, 04:23:39 »
Welcome Jacqui.  Enjoy.  ;D

Nice to see a new female member signing on - whilst our female members are very accomplished they are numerically in the minority.
Hugh Gunn