Roy Kikuta

Lives in United States Oahu, HI, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jul 6, 2002

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  • This lack of news of a second wave of shipments is disheartening - but I suppose it's just not possible to quickly ramp up production on big-glass lenses.  Which leads me to ask - just how many ...
  • Had the pleasure of visiting Germany a few times and enjoyed the schnizel and pommes frites (meat & potatoes guy :-) - but at my age, I'd have to do the Oktoberfest here locally before getting on ...
  • Maybe we should all just fly there to pick one up and enjoy Oktoberfest at the same time!  :-D
  • Bill, I had to do a lot of soul-searching before finally deciding to sell the 500f/4G.  For me, it was a once-in-a-lifetime purchase - and it's kind of sad because I know I'll never buy another ...
  • Hi, Bill - [Edit: Sorry, I guess my post is kind of offf-topic in a way.  If lighter, smaller, faster isn't worth the $2K+ premium, then staying with the 200-500 makes good sense.  My copy of the ...
  • Placed online order at Samy's Camera a few hours ago and just got shipping confirmation - arriving Tuesday! Cancelled my order with B&H (ordered a few days after preorder started). I have no gripes ...
  • Impressive photos from the hands of soneone who knows what they're doing - well done! Aloha, Roy
  • I would say that a decision for a firmware restriction to using large telephoto lenses was most certainly made by someone outside the technical N1 design group(s) or Imaging Unit. Forthwith, my ...
  • In just a couple more days, we should start seeing posts and "unpacking" videos from those who somehow get early deliveries in advance of published release dates  :-)
  • Here's my take at a bit of wry humor... The V3 worked great with a 500f4G!   :-)    Don't have a photo, but works fine with TC20EIII added. J5 with 200-5005.6E attached. !@#*  This is what happens ...
  • A Z7 + 500PF is LOT of money!  Although highly unlikely that I would ever buy another full-frame body again (I'm sticking with my D500 for now), I will nevertheless be interested in reports of ...
  • I hear you... I'm retired and essentially on a fixed income, so I don't typically have discretionary $$$$ lying around but... I've been downsizing for the past 2 years - meaning I've been selling ...
  • I certainly don't know enough to argue with you, but... correctly designed scalloped hoods can reduce vignetting in the corners - so wouldn't even a modest scallop - say, about 1/4 - 1/3 the ...
  • Just a (probably dumb) question, but... why is it that longer Nikkor teles - especially the exotics 300f2.8 and longer -  use flat hoods instead of scalloped ones?  It just seems to me that ...
  • Yes - MTF "theoretical" charts are one thing - real world performance is something else. I'm sitting out the Z7 and Z6 - they don't do anything for me - I'll stick with my D500.  I've pushed the ...
  • Last year, I carried my D500 + 500f4G on heavy duty CF legs and full Wimberley gimbal up and down jeep trails for two days, 8~9 hours a day. Birding trip on the Big Island - Hakalau National ...
  • I'm currently using a M6, but would probably buy a M5 MkII if: 1. Has better/faster AF in low light. 2. Built-in flash is improved so it doesn't overheat quite so quickly.  (Don't laugh - but the ...
  • I believe the main advantage of the "sport" VR mode is that it steadies the image in the viewfinder when you pan to track a bird-in-flight.  Normal VR has a tendency to cause the image in the ...
  • Just out of curiosity, what do you consider a "reasonable" price?
  • I decided to forgo this lens at this time... I still have my 500f4G and 200-500 and opted to hang on to my saved pennies.  However, to continue my downsizing (FX to DX), I might use the proceeds ...
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