merops

merops

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Biologist
Joined on Nov 1, 2009

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  • Dave and Wu, Thanks. (For some reason I had stuck in my mind that Nikon 1 crop factor was 2.25, not 2.7, hence the 80mm). I wonder how many people will be misled by the 35mm specification. The info ...
  • Do you know whether this lens has a focal length of 35mm or 15mm? (Or put another way, if we express this as the focal length equivalent (for a full-frame camera), is this an 80mm equivalent or ...
  • Interesting shot! I don't know how the spiders chose this spot, but my guess is that they build their webs at random with respect to food availability, but in places that are typical of their ...
  • I don't have anything like the problems that you do, but I find that this kind of problem is solved for me by wearing a hat with a wide, slightly floppy, brim.
  • You didn't think much of the D5 or D500 then?
  • I would steer clear of Pixmania. A few years ago I ordered some stuff from their Dutch site, which was delivered from France. I returned the goods, and they refused to accept them, because they ...
  • I have owned several of Thom's guides, starting with the one for the D100 in 2003. I like them for two main reasons. First, they give you a deep understanding of how a digital camera works. This ...
  • If you are travelling with one of the budget airlines, be aware that they tend to have a very strict one piece carry on policy. Thus a camera carried around your neck would need to be put away in ...
  • For those who hate vertical videos ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
  • I absolutely have to know - was the cashier male or female? I assumed male, but a couple of posters assumed female.
  • your post lists exactly the features that mean that dedicated cameras aren't going to disappear - because there are some people who want those features - and don't want the features you mention as ...
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    and what's your age sonny ? just a link to show you that life begins at 80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReBaLBzf20E (hope this doesn't cause offence. in the uk most people would think that this ...
  • I don't think it's an exposure problem. The first photo isn't too bright. Rather, it looks as though it has a pale grey film over everything. Was it raining? Heavy rain makes photos look like ...
  • I bought a Nikon F3 in the early 1980s. I was afer an SLR that (a) worked without a battery, if necessary (F3 had a mechanical 1/60 shutter release), and (b) used a mechanical rather than ...
  • I don't have any expertise on exposure settings but this is a useful link: http://www.timeanddate.com/sun/ to find out the exact times of sunrise or sunset, and the bearing on which the sun rises ...
  • I want one too :- )
  • Thank you for the nice comment - but thank you especially for the info about DxO 10. With my other cameras, DxO just found the right software for it, and if I edit images with a 'new' lens it asks ...
  • Thanks - for the nice words and for checking about DxO 11.
  • Thanks. Yes, fantastic insects. I was just so amazed to see it my garden (I've lived here  twenty years and it's not the kind of place you expect to see damsel/dragonflies).
  • Created discussion thread Damsel in my garden
    I bought a J5 a few weeks back, but had not yet tried it out. Set out today to go and have a go, and only got as far as the side of the house before finding this lady. He's the first one I've seen ...
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