Bobby V

Bobby V

Lives in San Francisco Bay Area
Has a website at www.oxbowphoto.com
Joined on Nov 15, 2016

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  • Good day all, I just completed an initial field review of the Nikon Z9 for wildlife and posted it to my website here. I've really enjoyed my time working with the camera thus far, and I think it is ...
  • Mass production assumes there is a large enough market for DSLR's though, which is not the case anymore. Many people understand the benefits provided by mirrorless and are riding that wave. It's ...
  • The answer is kind of simple I think. Shrinking market, limited R&D and Nikon is a business in it to make money. Mirrorless is where the money is. Not DSLRs. Thom Hogan and Nikon have nothing to ...
  • Hello all, I've been using Olympus cameras since about 2012 and also Nikon full-frame since about 2013, and have also dabbled with other brands renting, experimenting. At this point, I've at least ...
  • Replied in Z9 BIF
    Hi there, yes early days for me as well, I haven't used the A1 but I did shoot along side my wife's R3 and I have also used the A9 in the past. Thanks for shedding light on the A1. As for the ...
  • The iPhone photos look like watercolor paintings to me in comparison to the R5. Not bad per-say but best viewed at "instagram" size.
  • Created discussion thread Z9 BIF
    Hi all, I got my Z9 last week and I was excited to put it to the test, but unfortunately the air has been quite foggy, dark and the air somewhat polluted where I am. Wildlife opportunities were ...
  • You may need to just send it in. In my case, that was the only solution.
  • I've been meaning to publish something useful on it, but anecdotally, my findings match your's as it relates to the 150-400.
  • That's good to hear, and impressive. I can't say I've seen the same results with the MC-20 on the 150-400 but I am not terribly surprised given the zoom vs. prime aspect
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    When I'm not shooting my MFT gear I'm using Nikon, and I cannot with a straight face recommend the Z's other than the Z9 for BIF, even if it means accessing the PF lenses. I am sure there are ...
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    I understand completely, and agree that this needs to be a key aspect for people to continue to take MFT format seriously. Especially if a key niche they are trying to appeal to is wildlife. I do ...
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    I have to believe if we even approach A9/A9II/A1/R3/Z9 levels of AF with the next gen MFT bodies we will be in a really good spot. I've learned to work around the AF issues on the EM1X, but the ...
  • The Pana 200 is an awesome and special lens, but the 400-560 range is short for a lot of small birds unless you are shooting from a blind. Getting the 300/4 with the MC-14 would be a noticeable ...
  • I never owned the 2X Pana TC (have the MC-20), but my general experience with them is that you really have to stop down the teleconverters to see any appreciable improvement in reach, otherwise it ...
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    Make sense. I'm pretty sure Reikan Focal will do this sort of thing pretty easily/automatically, sadly it only works with Canon and Nikon.
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    I personally don't think this just boils down to "normal focus variation" in the sense that it is normal across camera and lens combinations. As a multi-system user, this is a phenomenon I've ...
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    I agree - these conversations are difficult. They are also muddied by difference in skill set, familiarity with ones gear, settings, brand loyalty, etc., and it starts getting personal real quick. ...
  • My experience, as you also have demonstrated, is the OIS with this combo is stupidly good. like 1/20th of a second at 500mm good. Oly really has it nailed in this department.
  • I wouldn't say that's the only reason I sold it. I also had the E-M1 II, and now have the 150-400 and wanted the dual-IS and bird AI. I use C-AF all of the time for BIF and other wildlife. I ...
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