Michel F

Lives in Canada Quebec, Canada
Joined on May 20, 2001

Michel F's recent activity

  • Thanks Leonard. That's what I was looking for. I remember the time when Ronnie Gaubert would post magnificient pictures of insects closeup with the older 300mm f/4 and wondered if the new one ...
  • I don't understand your reply.  I don't have feelings for anything that I buy and I'm not brand loyal if there is something better I can have for the same price.  I understand objectivity.  ...
  • I'd like to know the results of that combination good or bad. Anybody tried extension tubes ?  Impressions ? Thanks.
  • I think it's buried somewhere in the scene modes that is selected with the rotary control on top left of the camera. It's like the other automated modes that are programmed to choose the best ...
  • I've never used the back button to focus.
  • Do you mean that the instructions for the 200-400mm f/4 VR and VR II are the same ? I should have mentioned 200-400mm VR II in my post.
  • "When you buy a Nikkor it's a hit and miss." That's slightly outrageous don't you think ? If you do your homework before buying a lens from any manufacturer there should be no hit or miss. There is ...
  • I often hear about VR induced image degradation myself and never experienced it. I have a 300mm f/2.8 that I always use handheld and always use with VR on no matter what shutter speeds are ...
  • Fist of all congratulations on buying one of Nikon's absolute best. I love mine more than most of the lenses I have. I see nothing wrong with your shots but the sports mode will take control of ...
  • I will try holding the lens underneath the hood at 400-500mm. I suspect the part that comes out of the barrel might have some minute play in it which is just enough to cause movement. I had a few ...
  • I have a 200-500mm. I mainly tested it at equestrian events and all I can say for now is it's a frustrating lens for that. If you mainly plan on shooting on a tripod or monopod, you will probably ...
  • Very good. Lighting conditions have to be ideal to shoot at low ISO and high shutter speeds of 1/2000 like you have here. I'll try 1/2000 at 500mm but I suspect I will have to raise my ISO quite a ...
  • Yes and try shooting a stationary subject just to rule out possible lens impact damage.
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    I never did a wedding and probably never will but if I did, I'd bring this lens for sure. It would be my first choice.  Of all the lenses I've ever had by Nikon or any other manufacturer, it's the ...
  • Thanks for the tips Leonard. I have tried a few things already. I do get more sharp pictures of moving subjects with a solid support. I need to test this further. Technique could be an issue since ...
  • You mean with VR off hand held on fast moving subjects ?
  • I would believe it could be a focus performance issue with the body but I've shot countless pictures with the D7200 in combination with the much heavier 300mm f/2.8 and many more with either the ...
  • I really enjoyed these. I just wish the photographer was not in the pictures. It gives the impression that the primary reason of his endeavor was self promotion.

  • It's the best made lens I have ever had in my hands.  A true work of art and craftsmanship and that's apart from the stunning photographs it can produce. The smoothness and precision of the focus ...
  • I got the ape case LC-18 on the recommendation of some other photographer on youtube. It's not a back pack but a proper padded lens case that will fit the entire lens plus a camera body attached. ...
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