a tough test

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Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
a tough test
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for my new 950  i think its passed with flying colours lol

handheld    jpegs sooc   sd card is 33 feet away

threed123
threed123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,449
Re: a tough test

Yup, good test!

DAP MV
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You may laugh, but I really like the saturated colors of the first picture.

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ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 19,944
Re: a tough test

Nice!

Congrats on your P950 bassy

I know you will give it a good workout and use it's zoom reach

Stay healthy

ANAYV

Augustin Man
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A "tough" test, indeed!

Cogratulations for the new camera,

Augustin

P.S. Did you try the same with the P1000 at FL 539mm?

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Congrats on your new P950 camera!

Yes, your P950 pictures looks great.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, my friend.

Cheers!

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Bassy,

Your "zoom" pictures looks great,

but you should also check for "decentering".

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OP Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
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agree the colours are to my taste also regards bassy

OP Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
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I know you will give it a good workout and use it's zoom reach

what makes you think that lol

to be honest and seeing its my very first day  yesterday   with this camera i am more than happy

just examples to see what i could get jpegs sooc

the fact that it focused on this top twig  impressed me a lot

shadow from my van as i am sat inside  my van taking pictures

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never had the 1000 i did have the 900 about 5 years ago but i never liked it that much

the 950 seems to be much better

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Bassy wrote:

Great zooming!

From your above wide-angle picture,

your P950 camera's lens looks good.

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Below are screen capture close-ups.

1. Lower left corner (close-up).

Lower left corner (close-up).

2. Lower right corner (close-up).

Lower right corner (close-up).

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OP Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
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yes i have come to the conclusion that i always need more reach

i will never get this reach with my rx10 or my canon 5dsr

and i have told myself dont expect to see the same feather detail seeing that its got a small sensor

in fact i think the feather detail is looking better than i thought it would

i probably  could get better if i messed around with the raw file

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Bassy wrote:

yes i have come to the conclusion that i always need more reach

i will never get this reach with my rx10 or my canon 5dsr

and i have told myself dont expect to see the same feather detail seeing that its got a small sensor

in fact i think the feather detail is looking better than i thought it would

i probably could get better if i messed around with the raw file

Sounds great!

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OP Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
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tell me about decentering i dont know much about that matter

what are the things to look out for  and how to over come the problem

Avian2016 Senior Member • Posts: 5,677
Feather detail can be awesome even at 1800-2000mm FL

Indeed! I wasn't expecting the detail rendition would be at this level. Of course if all shooting conditions blend/match well together. In lower/low light situation becomes different.

Northern Wheatear female at 1800mm FL

Stay safe as the going is getting rough.

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Bassy wrote:

tell me about decentering i dont know much about that matter

what are the things to look out for and how to over come the problem

Oops, the example I gave (now deleted) was not a good one.

Can read more about the lens "decentering" at the below links.

https://photographylife.com/what-is-a-decentered-lens

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/testing-for-a-decentered-lens-an-old-technique-gets-a-makeover/

https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11537/what-is-decentering

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How to remedy?

Basically to exchange for another copy, then test again.

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For larger sensor cameras, they say can use f/8 or f/16 or even f/22, and that will increase the dept-of-field, and minimize the effects of lens "decentering".

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OP Bassy Forum Pro • Posts: 10,913
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thanks i will check those links later on after i have had my dinner regards bassy

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Re: Feather detail can be awesome even at 1800-2000mm FL

the feather detail down the chest is looking rather good thanks for showing cheers bassy

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Bassy wrote:

thanks i will check those links later on after i have had my dinner regards bassy

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ANAYV Forum Pro • Posts: 19,944
bassy...some samples and thoughts/tips on P950
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Bassy wrote:

I know you will give it a good workout and use it's zoom reach

what makes you think that lol

to be honest and seeing its my very first day yesterday with this camera i am more than happy

Glad to hear that.

just examples to see what i could get jpegs sooc...

...the fact that it focused on this top twig impressed me a lot

AF is improved over your P900. Especially at the telephoto end.

If it ever misses...this might happen:

I was following and shooting a Great Blue Heron, when I moved in front of this bush.

AF changed to the leaf.

Sometimes mistakes can be a good thing

Also try out the digital zoom. It's impressive, IMHO.

4000mm (2x digital zoom):

4000mm handheld

3 times digital zoom:

6000mm handheld.

Not saying it's just as good as optical, but that it's useful.

You might also notice you will be achieving better details than your other gear , shooting far away subjects with your P950.

Until we have 40+ MP sensors to crop from, getting closer (not always possible) or zooming in more, most always delivers better results (feather details, fur, etc).

Getting more pixels on the subject trumps larger sensors, with lenses that have 3 to 4 times less reach.

My D7500 with 300mm reach (450mm in 35mm terms) does terribly shooting same subject right after using P950 at 2000mm. I tried this with many shots

Just for the record, that lens is not too soft at 300mm  and the sensor  is quite good:

D7500 with 70 to 300mm AF-P lens shot at ISO 10,000 

I was pretty close to that female Mallard. Only 1/640th at that high ISO.

But for smaller and/or farther away subjects, the P950 takes the lead.

Exposure, details and sometimes even  AF, are better on P950 in these situations.

If shot is within 300mm reach, or when needing higher ISO or dynamic range, then I might as well put the P950 away. (see shot above)

Tips:

You might want to use an external battery charger, since  USB  takes a long time to fully charge (for me , anyway)

Try different settings, like Active for the VR.  But might not work best for you.

When shooting lower shutter speeds , or when subject is moving, I recommend using burst mode. Continuous H. There is a Continuous L setting, but the EVF/LCD blacks out and it seems like only1 or 2fps.

You don't need to shoot 7fps. It will shoot less, if you let off of the shutter before reaching 7 shots. If you take too many shots, the buffer will fill up and then you have to wait

A medium continuous setting (firmware update   would be nice.

AF is set for first image in this mode (fps burst)

VR is amazing, btw.

Press the play button on back, if you want to view images on LCD/EVF without powering up and extending the lens.

DXO software does really good with the RAW files.

If you want in depth manual, Epub version, here's one:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwirr9GmycvsAhWsd98KHbONDmcQFjABegQIAhAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.kobo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Febook%2Fphotographer-s-guide-to-the-nikon-coolpix-p950&usg=AOvVaw3Hr7CLmWzpw9GLOUgodqp2

Stay healthy

ANAYV

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