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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  • Replied in Ruffed Grouse
    About time you started posting in here :-) ;-) I was actually going to ask you to post a few up Paul. This one is a favourite, fantastic look in the snow and like a ball, I just love it. Excellent ...
  • Replied in Great stuff !!
    Darn good shots. Not only good shots, but good work from behind the gear. Excellent to see Ethan. BTW, I love birds on signs for some reason, it just appeals and something I always try and look ...
  • Ha, poking rocks :-) :-) You make it sound so much fun mate :-) Jan's a huge rock fan Martin, collects rocks where ever we go and some are darn huge !! Old man has trouble lifting them some times ...
  • Forgot I was out two weeks ago getting use to the 500mm on the E-M10, had to try it for what's coming up. Anyway, E-M10, Canon 500 F/4.5L A few of them any way. I'm sure if the E-M10 is capable, so ...
  • Replied in Should be fine
    In a week, I'll let you know :-) Been booked for power boat racing and they travel at well over 200 kph. Time for the new E-M10 to be tested out with the Canon 500 F/4.5L and the 800 F5.6L, manual ...
  • Get over here Marty, next weekend is the power boat races at lake Karapiro and I'm booked in for 2 days ;-) V8's, Hydro's formula one, etc. The E-M10 and the tele lenses will get a real workout ...
  • Replied in Just Ducks
    Nice close shots Trevor and good details. You have the light bouncing off these well and that shows up those colours, very nice. Only have a few Shoveler shots here, not a heck of a lot around. ...
  • You show a Nikon DF in you gear list, use it !! Why on earth would you want a Canon 100-400 when you own a Nikon DF ?? Either use a long fast legacy lens using manual focus, use a Sony PDAF adaptor ...
  • Replied in IBIS for me
    That works fine on a static bird, but now place the bird in flight. You need high shutter speeds and preferably in good light. I shoot BIF's at 1/2500 - 1/4000, so the need for IBIS is gone. I've ...
  • Replied in Strange
    A recent sequence side on mind you, so a little easier with the E-M10 and a manual focus Canon 500mm lens ..... So its not too bad. Both eyes open, fast shutter speeds. Head on is a little harder ...
  • Replied in Strange
    Why is that and where do you get that idea from ?? I think we see enough BIF's in here and I promise you, it will only get more. Martin, Trevor and a few more in here are taking BIF shots on a ...
  • Replied in Chalk and cheese
    Speed is all relative in how you go about it. I only use Canon FD lenses (long and fast) on the small Sony NEX-7. I also shoot next to two 1Dx users with 500 F/4 lenses. For buffer clearing and the ...
  • Replied in Add weight
    Just IMO Bob. For birds, BIF's, sports or wildlife, if a photographer complains about the size and weight of the gear, they are in the wrong work or field. Weight of a lens or body adds to the ...
  • Sorry Trevor, a long one. Yes the NEX-7 won't be going anywhere Trevor. The Oly was bought for the extra crop factor and still with good details. The NEX shots with the 24mp APS-C sensor is hard to ...
  • That is probably a paid update. My mistake, I must have paid for it then, Its been awhile since I paid for the LR upgrades. All the best and sorry about that. Danny.
  • You don't like free upgrades Paul ?? All the best and it costs nothing ;-) Danny.
  • Do the free update to LR 5.7 and there ya go. Just use the auto update check in LR. Danny.
  • You have tried the 500 F/4 Paul ?? Just curious. If so what about a 1.4x TC on it. The 800 F/5.6L is a lot of lens. I would use it probably for only about 10% and the rest with the 500. For BIF's ...
  • Thanks. The 500mm is hand held same as the 300 F/2.8L. The only lens that goes on the Gimbal and tripod is the 800 F/5.6L. That's just too heavy to hand hold :-) The Oly version of focus peaking I ...
  • I've tried a few with IBIS lately, but generally its turned off. I use high shutter speeds and that cures the problem. Most of the FF shooters I shoot with also turn off stabilisation. In lower ...
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