bill hansen

Lives in United States central part of NY state, NY, United States
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 4, 2002
About me:

amateur photographer for 60 years, gradually switched to digital starting year 2000 - all digital since 2003. Recovering Canon DSLR freak. Current cameras - (1) Panasonic FZ1000 (2)Sony RX100 M2 and M3

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  • Replied in Tripod
    Sherm - I was careless. I didn't realize, when I ordered it, that the collar is shipped from China. I ordered it about three of weeks ago, hoping it would be here when my P900 rental arrived. I ...
  • Replied in Tripod
    Since I sold my nice but heavy  Manfrotto tripod when I moved, I had no tripod, and my rented P900 needed one. I bought a MeFoto aluminum tripod which seems to be very adequate. It isn't as good ...
  • Remember, this is a rental unit. If the behavior is not a normal feature of this model, I'll notify the rental agency, Lensrentals.com, when I return it in just 5 days. Thanks for your replies.
  • Created discussion thread P900 freeze question
    My rental P900 Has a tendency to freeze up. By "Freeze" I mean that the camera might be working normally, and then suddenly it won't function at all. The EVF and LCD stay on, but the camera won't ...
  • I see it now - he meant "press the down button", the macro focus button. Then choose "MF" from the resulting menu. Then press the OK button. That allows MF once, and it works very well if you have ...
  • Is the "press R dial to AF once" a feature of the P1000 which isn't seen on the P900? I'm just starting to learn the 900 and I haven't found a way to switch between MF and AF except to go through ...
  • That's entirely normal. One thing you may want to experiment with is using different types of exposure monitoring - matrix, center-weighted, and spot. But with a relatively "high key" subject, ...
  • Very nice - good light - ISO low - shutter speed up. Did you use a tripod for either of these?
  • The P1000 has a 1/2.3 sensor, the same size as a cell phone sensor, so it would be expected to have a limited dynamic range. I don't have a P1000 yet, but I do have a rented P900, and I'm pretty ...
  • Created discussion thread PhotoShop CC and Topaz DeNoise
    Is anyone her using Photo Shop CC 2018 with Topaz Denoise? I recently decided to "upgrade" to Photo Shop CC 2018. I'm very sorry I did, but now I'm stuck with it. The installation deleted my ...
  • I agree - nice one. I'm especially happy to see this one, shot at ISO 800, with lots of fine detail and noise which isn't intrusive. I trip through a good noise reduction program would minimize ...
  • Thanks for posting these. - For ISO 500 from this size sensor, the JPEG is looks good. If I wanted to print it, I might touch it with a little more noise reduction, especially in the background ...
  • If your camera had been on for a long time and you'd been using it intensively, or taking a lot of video, be absolutely certain that the battery isn't overheating. Take it out and be sure it isn't ...
  • John, a lot of us have to photograph things which we can't approach on foot*. These images are very helpful in that regard. *example - in a couple of months I'm joining a trip which will center on ...
  • Replied in another try
    Thanks a lot for posting these. They're excellent, every one of them. Whatever trouble you and Avian are seeing, I'm missing it, even with my browser zoomed to 125%. Am I correct that they all ...
  • These are pretty impressive. If I can do half as well after some practice, I'll be very pleased. In particular, the results at ISO 1600 and 3200 (in good light) are surprisingly good.
  • As others have written, this should be a very helpful test for people like me, who will be learning to use either the P900 or the P1000 over the next few months. For me, it primarily shows the ...
  • Okay, I see your logic now. I'll have to try it, see how it works for me. Thanks -
  • That was the point I was trying to make in my first post to this thread. I couldn't understand what is gained by taking a P900 JPEG (lossy), processing it in Nikon's DX-D app, saving as TIFF ...
  • Another mystery to me - if your P1000 pic was shot at 3000mm, how can the aperture be f 5.6? I'd have thought the P1000 aperture would have been 8.0 at 3000mm. Any chance that this was shot at ...
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