KnightPhoto2

KnightPhoto2

Lives in Canada Canada
Works as a semi-pro (occasional photography sales)
Joined on Nov 13, 2007
About me:

Wildlife and Theatre/Concert are my biggest genre's, pretty much everything I shoot is moving in poor light ;-)
Definitely not a base-ISO tripod guy right now, maybe when I retire from my day-job.

OtherGear: 2.93 gHz Intel iMac 27" with 16Gb memory
Tripod: Gitzo GT5541 (purchased from Nikonians PhotoProShop)
Gimbal: Jobu Design Black Widow Heavy Duty
Ground pod: Jobu Design
Monopod: Gitzo 3531 and RRS HD tilt-swivel
Heads: Kirk BH-3, Leitz Ballhead
Kirk LP-47 foot for the 500VR, love my Kirk stuff
Bags: Urban Disguise 40/70 and TTF International
MainAF: Using AF most of the time
MainMetering: Using 3D matrix metering most of the time
MainMode: Aperture Priority
I am very pleased with my Nikon gear, no plans to switch
Experience: Advanced in some areas; newbie in others ;-)

Comments

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The D4/14-24 photos taken by the world's fastest man at the last Olympics - who owns them!!! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 19:34 UTC as 159th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)

I must say that lab test result looks fantastic, I don't recall any f/1.4 AF lenses with that kind of "blue" rating right out to the corners like that.

I was going to ignore this lens, I have the current (older) model Sigma 50mm, but I must say that kind of rating may be enough to get my attention... it is a beast in size and weight though and that makes it less travel friendly, and travel is one of my key use-cases for a 50mm f/1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 01:49 UTC as 109th comment
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (233 comments in total)

77% and Silver, seems a bit low. I would've expected 80% and Gold...

And how about mention of the new collapsible kit lens...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 01:44 UTC as 27th comment
In reply to:

Marty4650: I don't think Nikon gets it.

Small MILC cameras exist because they are tiny, and perfect for street shooters and travelers. They are great for a large pocket or purse and are perfect for social events, or any time you want to travel light or be discreet.

They work best with fast primes and pancake zoom lenses.

Birders and wildlife photographers don't need tiny cameras. They need image quality and reach. Do you really need a tiny camera if you are already hauling an eight pound tripod around with you?

So... along comes Nikon with a camera twice as big and twice as expensive as a Panasonic GM1. And it has a sensor half as large. But they saved you a whopping 1 gram of weight by using a memory card designed for a cell phone!

Exactly what is the point?

Nikon has created yet another overpriced MILC camera that will sit on the shelves and end up being sold at clearance prices six months from now. And this will validate their decision to keep making DSLRs for another 50 years.

I have a D4 / D800E and 500 VR TC14/17 for wildlife photography. Where did you get the idea that wildlife has to =tripod? Tripod is only good when appropriate but many subjects require off-tripod use if you are actually going to capture them. Look around, guys are even hand-holding the Nikon 800mm FX lens. They do this in order to get the shot that being on a tripod would prevent.

This is where the v3/70-300 comes in - a hikeable, hand-holdable, 800mm FOV, 20fps rig. Add in the 60fps mode and the 60p/120p/400p video modes and what you have is a lot of fun, that no other rig can match. This should be very popular amongst the high-end wildlife shooters. Yep we'll still use our FX cams and super-telephotos, and maybe a D9300 is in our future too, but I expect many situations where the V3/70-300 tool will be very useful indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
On Theme and Variations article (96 comments in total)

The fog one was the killer shot for me. Great article, thanks!
(and I didn't mind your "failed" first attempt either ;-) )

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 01:45 UTC as 22nd comment
In reply to:

Robbie Corrigan: Body works? Yep
Sensor works? Yep
Some want more sharpness? Ok we'll give them the option
AF in low light.. Lets tweak it
Add anti-glare to the rear screen..Done
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The K-5 is a good to great design, so they've given it a tune up.
I'll be getting an S :)
S!

Good suite of announcements from Pentax. Especially the non-AA camera and the 560mm.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:20 UTC

Still, an f/2.8 telephoto zoom for $300, is a nice option.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:13 UTC as 40th comment

Is the 560mm a full frame lens? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 01:04 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 review article (373 comments in total)

Let's see - a 16 page review without any section devoted to autofocus! C'mon dpreview, AF is centrally important to any camera I buy.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2012 at 07:06 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

Extremely competative pricing - well done!!

DPs headline gets it wrong. Compare the body only price to D300S K5 7D D700 5Dii - very good deal on the FujiFilm with great low light - should be a killer app for Photogs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 14:45 UTC as 75th comment
On Nikon D1: A Cunning and Most Feline Thing article (16 comments in total)

Interesting article, like looking in a time capsule. We have come a long way since and sometimes take it for granted!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2011 at 13:54 UTC as 15th comment

The ISO 720 and 900 look fine. The various ISO 400-ish look great.

If I can shoot this camera to ISO 800 (and 1600 in a real pinch) I'm good. What's not to like? Continues to look promising.

Heck, I don't even like ISO 3200 on my D7000 (nor love it's ISO 1600), why would I use my V1 for that? If I need to shoot high ISO (> 1600) my D700 will do the heavy lifting. Nikon 1 continues to look like a decent camera for casual everyday carry, whereas I won't carry my D700/7000 everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 03:53 UTC as 23rd comment
On Dad in Germany / 1952 & 2006 in the History... "Before" and "After" challenge (6 comments in total)

Been meaning to comment - this is such a great idea, not to mention priceless memory!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2009 at 02:52 UTC as 6th comment
On camouflage in the Birds challenge (1 comment in total)

Should have placed FAR higher than 30th, very imaginative shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2009 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment
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