Bruce Crossan

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Chief Financial Officer
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Joined on Apr 20, 2003

Bruce Crossan's recent activity

  • Hi Joel - I haven't tried the others. . . but love the results from DXo, so no need to even try anything different.
  • Getting a bit of arthritis in my wrists. . . taking shots like this, I'm often holding the lens for an hour or two non-stop, and it hurts.
  • But the IBIS has made a difference.
  • Not tempted at all - too big and heavy for me.  I may be tempted by the 400PF, which I hope will be an f4.0 and around 1,000 grams.  If it is, I might replace the 500mm PF with this 400mm and a ...
  • Created discussion thread How my photography has improved
    Two images of a Toutouwai (New Zealand North Island Robin), first one taken in 2019 with a D750.  I won a couple of minor awards with this image, helped by the little orange worm in it's beak.  ...
  • Added 2 photos to their gallery
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  • If by wildlife you mean small birds, or if you think you'll need to crop a fair bit, go for 45mp. . . otherwise 24mp is fine for most subjects.
  • I have one of each. . . and while the 7II is great for wildlife where I often need to crop, the 6II is perfectly fine for everything else.  I say 'perfectly fine'. . . but, when used with the new ...
  • Created discussion thread 28mm f2.8 Lens Review
    Not many reviews of this lens posted, so will add one.  There is not much to say about it except that it's small, light, sharp and has minimal CA.  I used it for a paid shoot and the results were ...
  • Added 8 photos to their gallery
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  • I have the 500mm PF. . . but would prefer a little more reach and something a bit lighter.  I may trade it for the 400mm f4 PF and a 1.4x TC, giving me a (nearly) 600mm f5.6.  I am hoping the ...
  • Replied in Z6ii L Plate
    I use a small rig L plate (black) on my Z7II - it has an attachment which gives extra rigidity to the FTZ adaptor, reducing the strain of a long lens (500mm PF).  I then bought a bright orange ...
  • Created discussion thread First outing with the 28mm f2.8
    I bought this as a lightweight walkabout lens.  My wife and I spent last weekend up around the Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand's far north, so just a few casual snapshots taken on my Z6II.  The ...
  • Added 7 photos to their gallery
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  • Removing the shutter takes out a fair bit of cost, which is why the Z 9 is cheaper that the R3 / A1.  There is a ton of stuff that could be removed from the Z 9 to make it a ~$2,400 camera - pro ...
  • Personally, I’m thinking that the Z 6 III will have the Z9 sensor, processor and, therefore, AF performance - but obviously lower capabilities in other areas and cost circa US$ 2,400. I then think ...
  • Created discussion thread Z 6 / 7 II firmware 2.0
    I bought my Z 6 II and Z 7 II knowing that the focus wasn’t quite there, but confident that firmware updates were probably in the pipeline, based on Nikon’s record with the original models.  That ...
  • Created discussion thread Z 6 II at ISO 51,200
    Trying out my Z 6 II bought a couple of weeks ago, in the Kiwi House at Auckland Zoo.  Taken with the 85mm S lens at f1.8 and 1/40 second. . . so dark I could only see a shadow of the bird running ...
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