Bob Topp

Bob Topp

Lives in United States Huntsville, United States
Works as a EE
Has a website at http://fotki.com/HBN-Photos
Joined on Nov 19, 2001
About me:

Slowly migrating from D300/D700 to m4/3...

Bob Topp's recent activity

  • Commented on article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

    Just a crazy afterthought to this discussion- considering the phenomenal ISO sensitivity of this camera, maybe you won't need the pop-up flash.

  • Commented on article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

    Only because you referred to the "manual" switch, which could be taken to mean either switching it manually, or switching to manual position. I took it as manual position because, after all,...

  • Shooting salsa dances once a week minimum, I typically take 1200-1500 frames in three hours, Raw+Jpeg, using a Metz 44 flash.  I have not seen the battery die once.  I chimp frequently, but I turn ...
  • Commented on article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

    It may be my eyes, Carlos, but without an old-style focusing screen, it is really hard for me to do manual focus at an event. For the situation you describe, i.e., wanting some shallow DOF shots,...

  • My EM-1 does an admirable job, but cannot match the speed of focusing in low light, or the outright precision, that I can achieve with either the D700 or the D7200. I would expect the D500 to...

  • While the left eye may be a little sharp, you've captured a wonderful, soft shadow transition across her face, and I like the crop a lot.
  • Commented on article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

    As inmagine pointed out, there's no menu diving. You get a single window on the back screen, set your options and leave. Frankly, for any given task, my AF settings at most change between AF-S...

  • Commented on article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500

    Ah, but the old switches were so easy to change without intending to. I have just started using a D7200 and find the center button no problem at all, in addition to being more reliable.

  • Jeff, Coming in late on this thread and not feeling like reading all the way through it, I was glad to see you had hit what was most obvious to me: the need for warmer tones.  The original looked ...
  • It is a matter of taste, but I do not care for the first two.  Others' comments about the need for texture are good.  Also, the vignette on the second one is not working for me either.  The last ...
  • I have to go with Martin to a large extent here.  I shoot several thousand frames a month, all low light dance stuff, probably a little worse than wedding reception lighting.  Background lighting ...
  • I lurked on the side for a month while shopping for my first digital camera.  I was drawn to the Nikon 990 and the Sony F-707 at the time because they were on the local store shelves, but the ...
  • Bob, you can check out, but you can never leave.
  • Interesting you linked Luminous-Landscape.  I first found it because DPReview used to provide a collection of useful, knowledgeable sites right on its front page.  Luminous-Landscape, Cambridge in ...
  • Shooting salsa dancers I have a wide range of skin tones to deal with: about 20% Latinos, 10% African American, 10% Asian, and the rest Caucasion where I live.  Personally I shoot mostly with two ...
  • I'm sorry I disappeared for a few days.  I very much appreciate the input from those who took the time to respond and even provide samples.  Although the first respondent noted that there would ...
  • Created discussion thread D750 for portraits
    I was reading a thread recently where the OP was puzzling over whether to buy a D750 to replace his D700.  Someone suggested that he might not like the D750 for family portraits due to the ...
  • I don't see a problem photographing parades in particular.  You might want to keep the camera quiet if there is a prayer or period of silence.  It's up to you whether or not to shoot if there is ...
  • Just basically having a heckuva good time!  Thanks for posting.
  • 98% low light- I shoot salsa dancers in a club atmosphere.  I'm concerned with low light focus ability; low light noise; low light color; low light shutter speeds (thus, ISO); quality of available ...
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