nzmacro

nzmacro

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at www.birdsinaction.com
Joined on Oct 17, 2000

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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

"Because of glass and acquisition"

You mean like this Mac

http://birdsinaction.com/index.php/Equipment

Mounted on m4/3 and an APS-C 24 meg sensor. No AF though, never found a use for it ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 17:47 UTC
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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

You are obsessed and completely one eyed Mac. If the Canon shooters I shoot with had that attitude about one brand and one camera, they would be out in the cold. Its a good action camera Mac, no doubt about it, but there are plenty of others around as well. Gulp, heaven forbid, even Nikon's.

It depends on who is pushing the button and I've never sold image files that small. Prints that size look fine from most cameras and not all DSLR's either.

Worry about the image Mac, not the dumb box. I see plenty of decent sports shots from a heck of a lot of different brands.

Time to move on, see ya.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:34 UTC
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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

Mac, I think you are lucky they are using the A6000 and not one of the A7's with that lens on it. I take shots in daylight (not a BB stadium) because that's when the power boats race and its darn hard to get a BIF at night time. That's not my fault !! Yes I would be only too happy to shoot alongside you in those conditions.

I shoot next to Canon and Nikon users all the time Mac. I miss with manual focus and trust me, they miss with their PDAF. I can tell when they do by all the swearing that goes on. I miss more though, so don't worry too much about it. Manual focus is cheating anyway ;-)

What's better ?? Canon 1DX with 400 F/2.8, 500 F/4, 600 F/4, Nikon D3 / D4 with a 400 F/2.8, 500 F/4, 600 F/4, There ya go, those do work well for sure. So if you want the best, there it is.

The A6000 body sells for $548 US, so why worry about it. Its not a threat.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 19:40 UTC
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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

All shot at F/4.5 with a 500mm lens and a few with a 1.5x TC. DOF huh, same as an APS-C DSLR using the same lens, same size sensor on the NEX-7 at 24mp.

Somehow the DSLR would be better with DOF from the same distance with the same lens, ahhhh nope. The thing is, do they sell, so why not just keep using the set up.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

@ Eleson

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130646821@N03/

Sony NEX-7, manual focus lenses

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 08:43 UTC
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whakapu: Nicely made advertisement, but seriously - "testing" tracking AF by following a surfer in a black westsuit on white water moving mainly across the image plane and progressing slightly forward within the depth of field. The surfer is indeed "fast moving" relative to the water he's in but very slow moving relative to the focus range of camera. A more meaningful test was done by Tony Northrop trying to snap his daughter on a swing. The A6000 couldn't handle that. It's a great value camera, but an action camera it ain't. More importantly it's the total process of selecting a focus point, composing, autofocusing, shooting that is critical to getting the shot. The A6000 does have fast AF but pocket to shot I'd bet on even my EOS-M, yes featuring Canon's comedy-focus Af system, to beat it - because of the touchscreen.

Silly comment. Tell you what,I bet my manual focus lenses will beat your EOS-M AF. How's that ;-) Post a link to some of your action shots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:25 UTC
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MAC: Seriously, where is this camera on the pro sports sideline? Nowhere. Where is the long f2.8 sports glass? Nowhere. Where did Gary Fong's demo go? Nowhere. A6000 - slows down to 8 fps with f2.8, you need f3.5 to reach 11. And where do pros use EVF for sports? Nowhere. And DPReview rates the 7d2 Silver? Does DPReview even know what sports tools are? No, this is highly touted dPReview toy - that gets expensive with even f4 glass - and is less capable sports camera than the new canon. Before rating and reviewing what they call sports cameras, DPReview should really ask sports pros.

So, wrong side of the bed this morning I take it ;-) Why do you sound so worried, interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 04:20 UTC
On Economy class traveller in the It's a frame up! challenge (12 comments in total)
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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 .....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 06:41 UTC
On Economy class traveller in the It's a frame up! challenge (12 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)
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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 ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 II real-world sample gallery posted article (244 comments in total)
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Akpinxit: Great IQ , but as before : to get more than average results you must pare it with Zeiss lens .

Or Canon, Nikon, Sony A mount, etc. One of the advantages in a way I guess.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 13:15 UTC
On Morning Wake-up Call in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (14 comments in total)

The natural framing of this is magic, darn nice timing as well. Congrats and well deserved. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:40 UTC as 10th comment
On Cormorant taking off in the It flies!!! challenge (31 comments in total)

Told you it was good Jeff :-) The best Cormorant action shot I've ever seen. Congrats and so very well deserved. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 00:23 UTC as 27th comment
On Candle lamp in the Candle Holders challenge (5 comments in total)

Yeah, that's darn clever and well deserved. All the best and great thinking. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 09:14 UTC as 2nd comment
On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (30 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:18 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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phoenix15: it looks like the big brother of Pentax 560mm F/5.6

More like the farther of a baby :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Tom47: You can get the Pentax A version for a lot less:

http://www.cambridgeworld.com/detail.php?item_id=11237

at F/8, the Canon is F/5.6. Believe it or not, that is a major difference !! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (30 comments in total)
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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?

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.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (372 comments in total)
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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

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/07/do-concerns-about-sony-a7-light-leaks-hold-water

Interesting results !!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
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