papa natas: What!!!???Another 1st prize for a great picture taken with a puny, 200$ (2010) camera?I can no longer take this kind of insult!!!I refuse to accept that a photographer can be creative with a less than low budget camera in his hands.It's financially, economically and capitalistically impossible!!!I urge DPREVIEW to put a stop to this madness!!!
Its pretty special huh ;-) Just goes to show .....
I love the balance of this along with the subject and congrats on the win. Excellent shooter behind the box and lens. Great to see thanks. Danny.
Akpinxit: Great IQ , but as before : to get more than average results you must pare it with Zeiss lens .
I only use Canon, Nikon and Sigma on E mount. Its not a problem ...... unless you need to rely on auto focus and that doesn't appeal much to be honest. My lenses work silently on E mount and fast ;-)
Or Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount, etc. One of the advantages in a way I guess.
The natural framing of this is magic, darn nice timing as well. Congrats and well deserved. Danny.
Told you it was good Jeff :-) The best Cormorant action shot I've ever seen. Congrats and so very well deserved. Danny.
Yeah, that's darn clever and well deserved. All the best and great thinking. Danny.
paps01: They certainly are extraordinary. I'd like to know what each was taken with and the settings were. I have a D7000 that would never take a photo like that and I wonder if I spend $4,000 on a d810 it would either?
Most cameras are capable, that's not an issue. A lot of it comes down to the lenses and who is pushing the button.
Boss of Sony: Canon SX50 HS has a 1200mm lens, and only costs about $500. It also has better image quality than this £99,000 one, and is much lighter.
LOL, I'm sure it is.
phoenix15: it looks like the big brother of Pentax 560mm F/5.6
More like the farther of a baby :-)
Tom47: You can get the Pentax A version for a lot less:
at F/8, the Canon is F/5.6. Believe it or not, that is a major difference !! ;-)
Not sure on the rest. However #2 is a "Sacred Kingfisher" taken with a Sony NEX-7 and a manual focus Canon FD 500 F4.5L. The NEX-7 was picked to suit the lenses, so the body was picked carefully. The D7000 with the new Tamron 150-600 does come to mind in your situation. Personally I like cropped sensors for the distances used here.
All the best.
waxwaine: With all Light Leaks affairs undercover recently, I presume DPR tested D610 on this issue
Yes, apparently some Canon and Nikon's are the same
Interesting results !!
Galbertson: One other question...i have great nikkor glass gor 70's. Can they adapt to a7r? Is old manual lenses be good glass on digital ff camera. Do only late lenses specific to digital bodies be best for image quality.?
Yes you can very easily with an adaptor. A major plus with most mirrorless cameras. MF of course and no stabilisation. I only use Canon FD lenses on E mount, so Nikon is also very easy to adapt to E mount. The oldest I use is a 1969 Canon FL-F 500 F5.6 fluorite. Works well on NEX and will do on the A7r as well.
Totally in awe of this shot !!. The beauty in this is outstanding and in my book, #1. Congrats and a SUPERB shot. Danny.
You really are darn good at these. Another superb shot in my book. All the best and a gorgeous Hummer !!. Danny.
Just love this perspective !!. Congrats and it makes me feel small. Excellent shooting IMO.
The lighting and colours are wonderful. Again, excellent shot. Very well deserved. Taking some brilliant hummer shots.
Great shot Chris and congrats. Great light, comp and leading lines. Excellent.
Well you have one heck of an eye for a shot. Superb result and very clever seeing ;-)
All the best and what a fantastic result !!