earthbound_ca

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  • Too bad you feel left behind.  I'm sure that's not Nikon's intention.  I'm curious, however, which Nikon 400mm f/2.8 you do own. I'll just add that it's not (IMO) an either/or choice of shooting F ...
  • Before one gets to the pixel-peeping stage, one has to capture the image. The Z lens is nearly 2lbs lighter and includes a 1.4x TC. For some, the price difference isn't a bother but the ...
  • It's not far off the 18-35 FX lens (18-42) in terms of FOV.  That said, having had an 18-35, as nice a lens as it was, it was often not worth carrying as well as a 24-'whatever' zoom ...
  • Have you considered a Z50 and keep the Z6?  Depends what lenses you have aside from the 500PF.  Along those lines, you have to ask yourself if you really want 45MPs FX or do you just want a higher ...
  • It's called a D780 which, from the sound of it, meets your needs. As you wrote just hours ago ( https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65855374 ): I am using the D780 now and I don't really consider ...
  • Agreed. Leveraging off this comment, since you mention possibly acquiring a Z6II, why not get that (or a plain Z6) plus a Z24-200 VR and continue to use the 200-500 with the Z50? That way you will ...
  • I love David's advice but he neglects to mention the most important part: The value of wine in resolving any technical issue . That's a terrible oversight! lol We need to focus on the right issues ...
  • You used past tense so I might assume you have returned the lens. If you haven't, I might suggest you try more gain (higher ISO) under flat light conditions to see if that makes any difference ...
  • Replied in Survey, etc.
    Agreed. No single path is the only way forward. Many ways to achieve an end. Wishing you good health and much happiness this new year!
  • I'm straying out of my usual lane by posting here! Happy New Year, everyone! lol Chris's review, like most reviews out there for this lens, was done in 2017, soon after the lens's introduction. ...
  • Craig, you'll have to get a lawyer to vet your posts before you start a new thread! lol  Happy New Year!  Sincerely,
  • Replied in The minority...
    I sympathize.  I really do but it's the vocal minority (you, Mike and the other guy) that makes the most noise.  The case has been made by the minority many times; keep making the argument and ...
  • I could say the move to digital from film is merely a photon detector change and still old tech.  I could say the move from OVF to EVF is new tech.  Doubtless there are other things that can be ...
  • Happy New Year, Iain. I will comment by saying I think consideration of either lens will depend a bit on what body you are using/ firmware compatibility. While I only have experience with the Sigma ...
  • Replied in Survey, etc.
    The way I read the survey "could be" as follows: This could easily be anyone who didn't own a D3 and up or anyone who didn't own a D600 or D3*** and up who wants a better DSLR to go along with ...
  • I will read every reply with interest but there are too many variables to offer a coherent answer to your question in both a technical and subjective fashion without writing several books! If I ...
  • TLDR; No The lens formula for both is 7 elements in 6 groups and the close focus magnification ratio is the same 1:3.8 for both. Although I'm sure I can find diagrams somewhere to confirm, being ...
  • 3 handheld SOOC snaps using iTTL flash (regrettably as it caused some differences in exposure... should've used manual!), 1/250, f/8 (chosen somewhat randomly as it's a common aperture to both vs ...
  • That's good info.  Thank you.  Sorry for putting you on the spot: It's always chancy to post something and have it questioned (which I might do but only to a point). Sorry to hear it's not an easy ...
  • Replied in 100%
    I don't have a Z9 but I do have a 6 & 7 as well as a couple of DSLRs and I still like (particularly) my (loud-ish) D800 not just for its still-fine imaging capabilities but also for this very ...
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