Messier Object

Messier Object

Lives in Australia Peter is in Sydney, Australia
Joined on Mar 6, 2011

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  • Replied in yup
    well Art, that's a good point and I 'm happy to report that my Canon 300mm f/2.8 L II with the Canon MkIII 2 x is just as sharp and AFs way way better than my ZD 300mm. Peter
  • Replied in Lens size?
    Kevin, I was responding to your implied comment that FF lenses are larger just because they are FF, as if the larger image circle necessitates a larger lens. My comparisons were of like focal ...
  • Replied in Lens size?
    hmm Canon EF300mm/2.8 is smaller than ZD300mm/2.8 Canon EF70-200/2.8 is about the same as  ZD50-200mm, and smaller than the ZD35-100mm Canon EF16-35mm/2.8 about the same as the ZD14-35mm And the ...
  • Replied in Chances are
    work fine on ? What you are missing is most of the ZD lens set. Which ( as I read it)  don't AF too well on the m43 bodies.  Is this the "one beautiful system". Or perhaps Oly will do the right ...
  • what about the E-M10, the newest model in the OMD range does not have PDAF support. Too bad for folks with say an E-620 who could not afford the E-5 and now looking to get the benefits of the new ...
  • not when I use my OM lenses  ;-) but they were 'committed' to the 4/3 system, now they are committed to the m4/3 system,  so I'm not so sure they won't find a new direction in a few years time. Peter
  • Steve, when I read " thinking of selling my E-5, 12-60swd, 50-200swd, and accessories " I took that as meaning you were thinking of leaving 4/3 completely. Otherwise I would not have suggested a ...
  • I didn't consider the E-M1 enough of a (total package) upgrade from the E-5, especially with my ZD300mm. Yet others find it good enough. So I'm waiting for the E-M2 and hoping it will be a significant
  • Created discussions 17 Years of Loyalty and Love
    a final shot from this morning of my best friend Benjamin. It was a beautiful warm spring day, and he passed in peace . a promise kept, yet the pain is deep . Peter
  • I caught this Square-tailed Kite last weekend from my Sydney backyard. I've seen this bird only a few times and these are my first shots . This large kite species is a known nest robber, and the ...
  • Hi Ray, I'm sorry that I missed this thread as I've just recognized one of the performers as my wife's cousin :-) She will be happy to see such fine shots As to which forum, maybe Documentary and ...
  • Chris, that's not my experience with the E-5.   ISO 800 being what I regard as the useful upper limit, 1600 in desperation before noise takes over the IQ. But then again, my critical work is ...
  • Julie, shutter speed is the key as far as I'm concerned. If I can get the exposure at the desired shutter speed with an ISO below my max working ISO I can trade off F number with ISO for better IQ ...
  • Julie, by "more DoF" I'm not meaning that the DoF is to cover for inaccurate AF, it's to get more of the subject in focus - which can be tough when shooting birds The AF performance of my 5D3 is ...
  • That's an over simplified generalisation.  In situations where fast shutter is needed and more depth is desirable (eg birds and especially BIF) the FF sensor needs to have high efficiency. ...
  • I suspect that this has more to do with those 3 lenses having already cost them just south of $10,000 rather than any arguments about which system works better
  • you should check out the work by Mark Berkery (Macromeds) on the Macro and Still Life forum. he uses the DMC-FZ50  with extraordinary results. Peter
  • good work as usual Hans. That's a wonderful catch of the rail feeding!! I only have a couple of blurred shots of any rail - just too skittish around here. You did very well to get such shots. Peter
  • very nice work Jenny. It's always good to catch a nesting bird and to get a shot of the eggs. And I really like that ibis Funny that I have this image of Utah being a very dry place and not a place ...
  • good catch of the chick Juha. I like the shot with the chick down low trying to hide in plain sight Peter
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