Chris Mak

Chris Mak

Lives in Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands
Joined on Dec 4, 2008

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  • Replied in Spot the birds
    Great shot and find! Shows wonderfully the extent to which animals are immersed in nature. Chris
  • Screw drive auto focus should be a legacy option that remains on Pentax dslr cameras, but as a system itself, it simply is pretty antiquated, no denying to it. No one would have given any credit ...
  • Prices mentioned are of course the launch prices for an innovative camera with the latest technology. Just wait a year, or 18 months, and you will see much more affordable prices. The A7r is down ...
  • Shouldn't that be " Prince Obumbo Mutombe" your majesty Vice president Pixellation?
  • 200 meters distance? Besides, the DOF is only relative anyhow. With 400mm f7.1 at 69 meters DOF, the slightest AF overshoot would mean a massive shift of focal plain in terms of meters. Chris
  • 410mm/f7.1? Absolutely! Although getting proper focus with small birds is quite another matter... Chris
  • I mostly shoot S-AF, and it was the very small corrections to get perfect auto focus, that the camera seemed unable to consistently make with the Sigma 500. The behavior near focus point was ...
  • This does add some new perspective to the low keeper rate I had with my Sigma 500/4.5, and the high keeper rate I have with the DA560. My copy of the Sigma 500 was used, and I had to shoot ...
  • Nice images! The wolf is slowly advancing in western Europe in the wild again, after having been made extinct by and large a century ago. I hope to see the day that I wild have such an encounter! Chris
  • Replied in White wagtail
    Thank you Philip, and once more: thank you for promoting the DA560 on this forum, when there was a lack of samples and impressions otherwise. Chris
  • Replied in White wagtail
    Thanks! Chris
  • Replied in White wagtail
    Richard, you are very right. I am getting more aware of how I look at images myself as I get along. Bird photography has my very interest, but it's at least 50% the "story" surrounding it, next to ...
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    Thanks Jeff, funny actually how I liked the OOF highlight spot myself, so made no effort to clone it out. I guess it is because I remember how the wagtail overlooked the ocean which reflected the ...
  • Mike, I know it's not an answer to what you are trying to establish, but for my part I have the impression that there are some fishy things going on with at least the SR. I always have it on ...
  • Created discussions White wagtail
    This one's from a trip to the Frisian isles in may. It's actually quite common, unlike the many more special birds I saw, like the bar-tailed Godwit, but it's a bird I like. It was the first real ...
  • Replied in Munias
    Great series Arijit! Chris
  • Thanks Paul, 90% of shooting a Kingfisher for me was learning where they nest, knowing that they will be doing a lot of fishing when they have young to feed, and asking people about when they are ...
  • Thanks Anthony. Chris
  • Keep those wading birds coming Ron! The stilt is just hilarious, featuring a genuine silly walk. We have a version of your stilt here in the Netherlands also, but it is very rare. I know of a ...
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