SanMat

SanMat

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Nov 10, 2009

SanMat's recent activity

  • When zoomed in, looks like that second version is less noisy but with basically the same detail.  Looks like you're on to something... Pete
  • Ditto regarding the black background.  Not my favorite. As to the hummingbirds - terrific detail - looks like LOTS of leeway for printing these type of shots. Pete
  • Have you looked at the current Sigma 85 f/1.4? Very good lens.  A bit heavy, but extremely sharp, and produces great bokeh.  I've used that lens and also the new Nikon 85 f/1.8.  The Nikon performs ...
  • I like the look, but without adding any additional (actual) features, I get a annoyed when camera makers (not just Pentax) do a re-labeling for marking purposes only.  I do realize that's nothing new.
  • 4, 5 and 7 for me Ron.  Body angle and eye detail on those shots are spot on. Good to see you're getting some nice activity. Pete
  • Interesting reading - thanks for posting.  However, I think their conclusions are "generally" correct as to how the cameras rank in terms of performance, but to say, e.g. the Pentax cameras don't ...
  • Replied in Pete...
    Sounds like a familiar pattern.  The black-chinned will harass the Annas a bit, though not too much.  That all stops once the Rufous come around.  The main thing the Annas have going for them is ...
  • Replied in Dean
    Hi Dean, Nikon also has CIF capability, though the way you set up the camera is different. It's a bit clunky compared to the way Pentax does it, but it works. Pete
  • Nicely done Ron. Here the Black-chinned compete with the Rufous for supremacy.  The Rufous usually win. Pete
  • Based on those ISOs, I think the overall quality should definitely be much better.  My most recent Bigma was the 50-500 (Nikon version).  I had used the original 50-500 (Pentax version) on the ...
  • Quite nice Lance. That is a stunner of a lens.  For overall performance/versatility it may be the best I've used.  Easily stands up to primes. Pete
  • I had that lens for a couple of years.  That review is off in my opinion - the optics are very good.  I think the most important thing is be sure you want exactly that focal length (300mm ...
  • Replied in A Few Hummers
    Will look forward to seeing those.  The hummingbirds definitely go a bit crazy for the honeysuckle around here when they can get it.  They're also pretty fanatic about the Mexican sage, which, ...
  • Replied in A Few Hummers
    Nicely done Travis, Looks like things are starting to come together with your setup.  They're a cropped a little tight for me but that's more of a personal thing.  The one thing I would suggest is ...
  • Replied in Pete...
    Hi Ron, Re adapter (or lack of) - I guess I wasn't looking closely enough, just assumed there was an adapter there.  I'm guessing that means you had to alter either the mount on the 400mm lens or ...
  • Hi Ron, That's some very good clarity considering the adapter and TC attached.  That tells me the 400mm must be absolutely razor sharp on its own.  Any plans to use it on its own with, e.g. a D7100? ...
  • Love it - thanks for posting. Captures a moment we've probably all experienced at some point. Definitely a keeper. Pete
  • Replied in Pete...
    Interesting - I'm surprised you would actually get better image quality with stacked converters, with the additional glass surfaces that are introduced.  I guess that would mean that - standing on ...
  • Would help to see some examples.  if there are continuing issues with skin tones specifically, take a close look at what is happening with the color channels - especially the Red channel, both on ...
  • Thanks for posting Ron, Looks like that combo preserves plenty of detail.  Did you notice much of a difference with how responsive AF was? Thanks, Pete
Activity older than 12 months is not displayed.
SanMat has not added any gear yet.
Total messages 2784
Threads started 151
Last post 8 hours ago
Total comments 3
Total likes 2
Last post Feb 22, 2013
Total reviews 0
Entries 7
Votes cast 153
Last entry Jul 3, 2011
Photos uploaded 7
Last upload 2 months ago