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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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 (239 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 (239 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 (345 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
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (813 comments in total)
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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.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On Breaching Humbpack in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (2 comments in total)

Totally in awe of this shot !!. The beauty in this is outstanding and in my book, #1. Congrats and a SUPERB shot. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Rufous Hummingbird Male in the My best picture this week challenge (20 comments in total)

You really are darn good at these. Another superb shot in my book. All the best and a gorgeous Hummer !!. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Mont Ste. Michel in the Rock Pillars challenge (9 comments in total)

Just love this perspective !!. Congrats and it makes me feel small. Excellent shooting IMO.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 08:37 UTC as 7th comment
On Ruby Throated in the !!!BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHY!!! challenge (15 comments in total)

The lighting and colours are wonderful. Again, excellent shot. Very well deserved. Taking some brilliant hummer shots.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 03:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On The Long Jetty in the Human portrait at Sunset III challenge (5 comments in total)

Great shot Chris and congrats. Great light, comp and leading lines. Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 03:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Topography of wood decay in the Beautiful Textures challenge (7 comments in total)

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 !!

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:33 UTC as 3rd comment
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