dwfrommonterey

Joined on Apr 13, 2019

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  • This complicates things. The TC is a loser, in this context anyway. Shot is of the clock in the Ferry Building tower, San Francisco. Both shot from a tripod, on a docked large ship (a cruise liner, ...
  • Back after a while.  More tests. Thanks for all the analysis.
  • I'll do another test without the tc. Here's another P900 shot from pretty much the same place this morning. Sea Lion
  • Excellent!
  • Still some loose ends to pick up. Was it the teleconverter? Something else? But this preliminary result was sobering.
  • Created discussion thread How does a P900 stand up?
    Yes, a selection of two points, one comparision. Doesn't prove things are always this way. But. The comparision here is a shot of the Fishhopper restaurant, with the Monterey Bay Aquarium complex ...
  • But it is fun to experiment, however! Yes it is. For what it's worth, the fisheye will focus on something about 1/4" from the front of the glass with no extension tube. I use it that way. But I was ...
  • Created discussion thread It seemed plausible ...
    It seemed plausible enough, put a 10mm extension ring on a 8mm fisheye.  Maybe only the foreground would be in focus. But no. Nothing in focus. Maybe a 1mm exension would have worked, I don't know. ...
  • If you're taking compensation for archiving a work of art, take it serious.  Go large format, get the prespective right, get the thing perfectly square, etc. But.  Price performance dude here. If ...
  • Can anyone give tips on "must have" lenses? Seeking lenses from 28mm up to 135mm. Sweet spots in the price/performance zone. The Nikkor pre-AI 50/1.4 can be bought in excellent condition for about ...
  • The Tamron Adaptall 2 SP 300mm f/5.6 (model 54B) goes to 1:3.3 KEH has what appears to be one of these listed for a total of under $50, seems reasonable. I do notice from the spec sheet that a ...
  • That sums up the APO Tele Macro's nicely....having owned the 300mm f4 Nikon mount twice {once when I was a stills shooter, and then re-bought one when changing to video shooting}. I thought they ...
  • AI-S Micro Nikkor 200mm, magnification 1:2, can usually be found around $200 USD. That seems a quite attractive price/performance at 200mm.  Perhaps the pinnacle.   I do read Rockwell's critique of ...
  • It's not clear to me whether you want a zoom or a long macro. You'll get far better close up results from a purpose designed long macro prime than a close-focusing zoom. Yes, I understand that, but ...
  • The Canon EF 100-400 L II will go down to 0.98 meters Maybe I'll evolve into AF someday, this lens seems legendary. Thank you.
  • Thanks, I didn't know of this lens, off to investigate. Whatever I use will usually end up combined with extension tube and/or TC. Thanks again.  I'll check this out.  I'm less attracted to the AF ...
  • Created discussion thread Manual focus long tele macro?
    Can anyone tell me if they know of a manual focus lens, which can focus at 1:3 or better at 300mm? There are a lot of "macro" zooms which end up at 300mm, but most of them have macro at the short ...
  • If your adapter has glass in it, then you're at the mercy of what the glass does, but they probably know what they're doing and you're fine.  They may well reduce the circle and increase the light ...
  • Observe that most of them are avaialable with an integral tripod mount, which costs about $2  more than the ordinary one.  You don't need this to adapt an ordindary lens configuration, but it does ...
  • You can get an adapter for any common SLR manual focus lens, plus C-mount. For under $12. When in doubt, search ebay for "EF-M xxxxx adapter".
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