Lives in United States Fort Collins, CO, United States
Works as a Photographer/Graphic Artist Retired
Has a website at
Joined on Nov 25, 2003
About me:

I went digital in May of 2002 with a D60 and have since
discovered that I want to do nature and wildlife. I sold all of my
studio film equipment and lighting to get into this new field of
endeavor. I worked for the last few years as a Photoshop
Digital Imaging Technician for Denver's largest advertising
agency. My wife retired from the local school district and we
moved to the Colorado mountains in June, 2003.
420EX Flash
Digi-Slave Pro Flash
Vivitar 285HV (2)
Gitzo 1325
Gitzo 1321 Leveling Base
Wimberley 101 Gimbal Head
Photo Clam Multiflex Geared Tripod Head
Really Right Stuff Omni-Pivot Package
Tons of other useless accessories

fredlord's recent activity

  • You and I are probably with the same vendor. You got lots more information than I did. Thank you for sharing. I asked to be put on the list in June but I am assuming that didn't happen. They've ...
  • I have found the photographer's Facebook page and I'm attempting to make contact. If he will let me know what his processing protocol was, I will let you know. If the 800mm lens is as good as it ...
  • They are all sharpened but I don't really see a lot of the effects of Topaz on them. I have been experimenting with Topaz a bit and it has some definite characteristics. In comparing Topaz Sharpen ...
  • Pretty close.
  • Yes, they did. I was mainly interested in their sharpness at this point, especially with the extender shots. I have no idea how dealing with shooting at f11 (or f/16 with 1.4X) is going to work ...
  • Replied in Perhaps.
    You are correct in saying this is a sharp image. No denying it. Until I have one of lenses for testing, it's not something I can commit to using.
  • I hope they are sharp. We shall see how the evidence builds. I am not disparaging your conclusions in any way but I may have to rent one, when available, for testing.
  • Replied in Perhaps.
    I believe you can do the second combination but not the first according to those with the cameras. I'm in the same boat as you. My plan is to shoot for a while with the 100-400 II + EF extender and ...
  • If you're referring to me, actually, it was a bit over $8k and I saved my pennies for a very long time to get it.. The appeal of the new f/11 lenses is the promise of light weight and a small ...
  • Replied in A few Shots
    Okay, good. I get the feeling there is sharpness in them. I would like to see something in a fairly high resolution to affirm that feeling. I would run "Find Edges" if these were higher ...
  • Replied in A few Shots
    Thank you for the information. These would be JPEG files taken straight out of the camera into LR, correct? The only sort of sharpening you did during processing was with clarity, is that correct?
  • Replied in A few Shots
    I think I need a bit of information. Did you edit RAW files in DPP, Photoshop, Lightroom? Did you sharpen these image and, if so, what were your settings. Give us some background so we can figure ...
  • I would agree with Greg here. You can get fabulously sharp photos with best quality glass on an okay camera body. You can't get a sharp photo on any camera body with poor glass. If they turn out ...
  • DPreview has them. Go check them out.
  • They are mostly portraits but very interesting.
  • I pushed one of the images supplied +5 stops and ran it through Topaz DeNoise AI. It looks pretty darned good. I used one of the CR3 files, converted it to DNG in order to use my normal PS CC 2020 ...
  • I checked and the label says "Backordered".
  • Thank you! These are very informative.
  • I am a bird photographer and I can see all the defects in these first test images too. That doesn't make the experiment invalid. It just invites further experimentation. Birds in flight are tough ...
  • Oh my! Oh my! My heart is pounding over these.
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