Chris R-UK

Chris R-UK

Lives in United Kingdom Bath, United Kingdom
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 3, 2002
About me:

Canon 7D
Canon 17-85 IS
Tamron 17-50 f2.8
Canon 100-400 L
Canon 50mm f1.8
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic GH2
Panasonic 20mm f1.7, 14-45, 45-200, 100-300
Olympus 45mm f1.8

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  • That is exactly the reason that I have switched to M4/3 - for the lower weight.  I only use the 7D nowadays when shooting fast moving wildlife.  I seriously considered getting an E-M1 when it was ...
  • Justin, The shot that I posted was taken in the Caribbean on a tree where the last of the blossom was confined to a very small area.  This tree was right alongside a dining area in the hotel.  ...
  • Replied in Olympus lenses
    Agree with you.  But DFD is a crucial element of AF-C focusing on the GH4.  If I didn't need AF-C for certain things that I shoot I would be happy with just about any M4/3 body.
  • I shoot BIF and other fast moving wildlife (whales and dolphins) with a Canon 7D and 100-400mm.  Here is one of my BIF shots that I could not have got without a high fps rate and excellent AF-C:
  • Yes, I need more than 2 fps which is what I get with my 100-300mm once I switch to AF-C. What do you need when you shoot BIF? I am not. But one of M4/3's major strength is the number of lenses ...
  • Like other DSLR owners on this forum, I am waiting for an M4/3 body that is as good as, or nearly as good as, a DSLR for birds in flight so that I can sell my remaining DSLR gear and switch ...
  • You can often get quite close to humming birds especially when they are on feeders, close enough to use a medium telephoto lens around 250-300mm. This shot was taken from about 6 ft with 230mm ...
  • Replied in High Speed Sync
    Check whether you flash has a high speed sync mode. In this mode the flash uses multiple short bursts to get even illumination over the x-sync shutter speed.
  • Replied in Nikon lenses
    The Fujifilm S series cameras, including the S2, all used Nikon lenses. This is taken from the S2 review on this site: "Compatible with all AF-D type, AF-G type and AF-S type Nikkor lenses". I ...
  • Of course it doesn't! It has something like a 4.5-106mm f2.8 lens.  That is the whole point that you have to explain to the poster of such a question.
  • I have a GH2 and have never used multiple focus points.  I do use multiple focus points for shooting birds in flight with my DSLR. No idea.  I never use face detection because I want to control the ...
  • I have already tried that on another thread!  Actually there is an Olympus 4/3 (same sensor size) 90-250mm f2.8 lens which weighs 3.3 kg which I hope convinced some people that they really don't ...
  • Well I do admit that I have had arguments in the M4/3 forum with people who think that , say, an 70-200mm f2.8 M4/3 lens will be much smaller than a 70-200mm f2.8 FF lens just because M4/3 has a ...
  • As somebody has already said, the camera only focuses on one place in the image.  Additionally, there is a difference between multiple focus points and using a single focus point but selecting ...
  • I still don't see the point of the thread unless it is to start yet another equivalence argument. With any sensor/film/lens size there is always a trade off between light gathering ability (and DOF ...
  • I don't understand why people are "surprised" that lenses with the same focal length and the same f/ number are the same size on different formats.  That is what you would expect from the laws of ...
  • Isn't Photokina always held in Cologne, or at least always in Germany?
  • Replied in Silicon Film
    Not strictly speaking a digital back, but you might be interested in the Silicon Film story: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4804601936/faded-dream-blogger-looks-back-at-the-failure-of-the-silicon ...
  • That would be a very time consuming test to do and I suspect that any effect is very small. You can try asking on one of the Nikon forums.  If you don't get any answers that would be an indication ...
  • There is clearly some advantage at the back end of the lens because of the smaller image circle (and not needing retrofocus for focal lengths below 40mm), but the the diameter of the front element ...
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