starman1969

starman1969

Lives in United Kingdom Blackpool, United Kingdom
Works as a self employed
Joined on Sep 14, 2012
About me:

Mad keen photographer and astronomer. Use mostly Nikon gear, some Canon.

Comments

Total: 8, showing: 1 – 8
On M8 & M20 _6.24.14 photo in peter3257's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Beautiful image.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 20:03 UTC as 1st comment
On ELRL0907_4 photo in elroyie's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very impressive nightscape & selfie.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2014 at 18:13 UTC as 1st comment
On N7000_p photo in Andy C Knight's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Very nice detail. The North America a Nebula is very obvious.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 23:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D4s: CP+ Hands-on and interview article (54 comments in total)
In reply to:

Paul Farace: I know this is like a non-driver criticizing the color of a Rolls Royce's hubcaps, but how many of you Nikon fans think the display screen on the back is a bit small? Beautiful camera though...

Yes, it's an optical illusion. It does look, however, like there would have been enough space to squeeze in a bigger screen though. 3.5" ??

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2014 at 18:23 UTC

It's got a strong looking tripod collar.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 22:29 UTC as 6th comment
On unique woman b&w photo in meagre offerings's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

She'll like that.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

marike6: Just saw a nice D600 video demo, and it really is impressive. It's all nature so no opportunity to check for moire, but if the D600 lacks the moire that exists in the D800, I may have to bag my plans to get a Fuji X-E1 to go with my D800, and get this camera. Thanks for the samples DPR, they look terrific.

D600 Video
https://vimeo.com/49395253

Thanks for posting. Why didn't Nikon give ME a D600 to go and do this :-(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 07:46 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
In reply to:

mickeyfoto: Which is best for Astro photography - D600 or D800 and why?

I'm just starting out in astro but want to be sure that the kit I get will last. Are there any specific considerations which would make me chose either the D600 or the D800? I'm currently experimenting with a D200.

Any advice very gratefully received, thanks

I recently bought a well used D90 specifically to have the IR filter removed. This will need to be done professionally, but it will be much more sensitive to red.
I would not, however, buy a D600 and do the same thing. I do want one, but I would use it as is.
I am aware that Canon market two models specially for astrophotography, the older 20Da and the more recent 60Da. I must say I'm not sure why Nikon don't do an astro model given their long links with NASA & space imaging.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 22:38 UTC
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