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Phill Novotny
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  • Willoughby, OH
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Phill Novotny replied to Rob Cox's discussion Wide Angle Lens
"I use the Sigma 10-20 on a Nikon D80 for my for car show photos"
Dec 21, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to Ray Redner's discussion Lenses for Nikon D5100
"Here is a comparison of the zoom between a 10mm-20mm Sigma @ 10mm and a 170mm-500mm @ 500mm .  Taken from a Parking garage 5th floor and covers about 95 city…"
Oct 23, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to ron bailey's discussion malfunctioning nike 80-200 2.8 lens...
"Check out the Repair center @ KEH. They did an excellent job on my 70-210 f2.8 Sigma when the appeture quit working, for about 1/2 the price I was quoted anywhere else."
Aug 20, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to James Try's discussion broken sb700 for nikon any cheap replacements?
"I have not used a Vivitar flash but unless the quality has come up substantially in the last few years, I would not recommend them for anything more than snapshots."
Aug 7, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to James Try's discussion broken sb700 for nikon any cheap replacements?
"L really liked my Promaster flash. A little more expensive than some of those e-bay brands  but also about $100 cheaper than the Nikons. I have a Promaster 5750DX that uses interchangeable modules to mate up with your camera or use as a slave.…"
Aug 7, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to Jessi Martin's discussion Trading Up Lenses (Nikon User)
"I would suggest, as a long zoom, looking into a 70-200 f2.8 instead of the Tamrons listed. For the shots from the back of the church the extra stop will be helpfull.  My daughter has aTamron and I use an older Sigma 70-210 for night and or…"
Mar 22, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to Jessi Martin's discussion Wedding Lens Choices
"Looking @ the website, for the price of a LN condition D300 you could get a D2x in ECand step up to a Pro grade Full Frame. I've bought several cameras and lens from them and their service is great and the repair dept does great work at…"
Mar 19, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to Jeffrey Moore's discussion Question for you old guys like me...... My Konica died and
"I'm looking for an old Konica TC-X to add to my film collection. the first one I had was a great camera. Why not just pick up another Konica body from someplace like they ussually have several for sale."
Feb 12, 2013
Phill Novotny replied to Andie1022's discussion Looking for Used Camera
"You could also check out They have good prices and excellent service."
Jan 26, 2013
Phill Novotny commented on Richard B Fredericksen's photo

Incompatable Signs

"Or 1 stop shopping!   nice capture"
Dec 6, 2012
Phill Novotny replied to Jesse Lee Moore's discussion Where do you develope your 35mm film?
"I use one of the 2 local camera stores. The one I use does their developing in-house and even do medium format rolls."
Sep 19, 2012
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Jul 18, 2012
Phill Novotny replied to G-Ronn Mendoza's discussion Nikkor lens: AF-S 55-200mm f4-5.6G IF-ED DX VR vs AF-S 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR
"Rex , the 70-200 f2.8 is an excellent sports shoot lens. This was shot with an older Sigma 70-210 f2.8 on a Nikon D80 this past weekend. "
Jul 15, 2012
Phill Novotny added a discussion to the group Photographers Of Ohio

Car show photos

Taken last night @ the Willoughby Cruis-In.…See More
Jun 17, 2012
Phill Novotny replied to Cyn's discussion What gear do you bring to a shoot?
"At last nights cars show I walked around with my D80 fitted with the 18-55 kit lens and a Phoenix SmartFlash ring light on a Targus monopod and my D50 with a 50mm macro prime. The rest of my gear was behind the seat of my truck.   In 2…"
Jun 17, 2012
Phill Novotny replied to G-Ronn Mendoza's discussion Nikkor lens: AF-S 55-200mm f4-5.6G IF-ED DX VR vs AF-S 55-300mm f4.5-5.6G ED DX VR
"Which camera body are you using? I picked up my Sigma 70-210 f2.8 used for $250.00 , My cameras do not need the focus motor in the lens (AF-S) so I could get away with an older lens. My daughter bought a new Tamron 70-200 f2.8 AF-S for right…"
Jun 5, 2012

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About Me and My Photography Experience:
taking photos of race cars since I was a teen with an Instamatic104. Just a hobby I spend my money on.
My Photography Equipment:
Nikon N50, D50, N60, D80, and more lenses than my bag can carry

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At 4:05am on April 17, 2012, S. Lloyd Winn said…

Welcome Phil to Picture Social my friend.  Make yourself at home and above all, have fun while your here....


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Poster for Ballonfest

My brother developed a conceptual poster for a local balloon festival using one of my photos.
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TJ replied to Chris (Frog)'s discussion *********TODAY'S DISCUSSION ******** in the group The Daily View
" amazing!  whoa!! "
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"Rose is still not well but she states that her last request is still on. She states: I would like…"
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"Great entries! A range of emotions from young to "not-so-young"  :)"
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