Michael Jardine

Michael Jardine

Lives in United States Harper's Hill, WA, United States
Works as a Software developer and published author
Joined on May 17, 2005
About me:

See the world.

Michael Jardine's recent activity

  • Submitted a challenge entry Cat Door
    Placed 4th in the challenge.
  • Replied in Follow-up
    I went ahead and bought the lens. Very happy with the results, even the night shots. I took them all hand-held; day time without VR; night also hand-held; ISO 8000 f/4 1/320sec then pushed about 1 ...
  • I played with that lens at Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo last year.  It's huge and heavy, similar to the 300mm f/2.8.  Have you used it? There is a marked difference in sharpness between zooms and ...
  • Interesting suggestion. For the most part I haven't needed VR and often switch it off if I'm panning with a monopod. So the 300mm AF-S 2.8 non-VR does look appealing. There's a used one on B&H for ...
  • Replied in TC-E14 iii
    As I mentioned earlier, I can jump from 1x to 1.6x by going to Crop mode with one push of a button, and that is much faster than popping on a TCE.  I still have the same aperture, and actually a ...
  • Replied in TC-E14 iii
    I've rented a teleconverter before to try it out, and wasn't happy with the quality. Also the focusing was slower, so it seemed at the time...
  • Here are a few shots taken over the weekend with the lens. The first 22 in the gallery are with the 300mm f/4 VR; the others are mostly with the 70-200 f/2.8, all on the D800. Some are with my ...
  • Replied in Thanks Leonard
    I'll definitely try it out at various shutter speeds. I'm also curious how VR works when panning horizontally (i.e. following the action of a sport).
  • I wonder if that is the same collar as the 70-200 f/2.8 VRII?
  • Created discussion thread 300mm f/4 VR for Sports photography?
    Hi. I'm considering this lens for night action sports. I've used the older 300mm f/4 (now out of commission), currently have the 70-200 f/2.8 VRII and occasionally rent the 300mm f/2.8 which is an ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Cowhide Antique
    My girlfriend told me to buy a big piece of cowhide when I was driving through Nevada. I didn't realize she was going to re-cover my grandmother's heirloom chair.
    Placed 30th in the challenge. My girlfriend told me to buy a big piece of cowhide when I was driving through Nevada. I didn't realize she was going to re-cover my grandmother's heirloom chair.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Street bench
    I don't know why I took the first photograph.  I do know why I took the second one.
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. I don't know why I took the first photograph. I do know why I took the second one.
  • I carry a cell phone about 98% of the time. I carry my mirrorless camera about 80% of the time. I carry my dslr about 5% of the time, but for very specific uses. All work great. And I've had photos ...
  • Excellent point! It's all merging.  But for the time being at least m43 brings much greater low light capabilities, depth of field, angle of view (wide, tele, optical zoom, macro). I'm probably ...
  • Thanks for your input! I'm not sure how many people keep a digital body for longer than 5 years, but point taken.  Still, I as I said, I do know professional photographers who are making the switch...
  • Hi rfe, read your post, still not clear why you don't trust Sony?  I don't own Sony but have a number of respectable photographer friends who have switched to the A7 series.  I'm considering also. ...
  • My guess is, it's intended to save battery life. But as you said, it's easy to switch it off manually. But maybe not for some  :)
  • Yes, that was it, thanks. Even if I wait (a long time) for it to go into 'sleep', the time to start-up is much faster with QuickSleep disabled: about 0.5 second for the EVF and < 1 second for the ...
  • I normally use just two primes on this camera: 75mm f/1.8 and 17mm f/1.8.  Sometimes I use the 12-40 f/2.8.
  • When you say 'noticeably' could you be more specific?  Thanks!
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