lokatz

lokatz

Lives in Germany Berlin, Germany
Joined on Dec 1, 2017

lokatz's current gear

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Nikon D500
Nikon D5100
Surprisingly capable body, especially given the tiny size. Its features leave those of a D500 in the dust - which is also its weakness, as remembering how to set everything is fiendishly difficult.
A wildlife shooter's dream.
Not using this one much
Nikon D700
Nikon D7500
Nikon AF-P Nikkor 70-300mm F4.5-5.6E ED VR
Not using this one much - bought it only to test some camera control software I am writing.
Pretty close in performance and IQ to the D500, save for the AF. Nevertheless, another great body.
Excellent value: fast AF performance combined with good overall IQ.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm F5.6E PF ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E III
The 500 PF pushed out my trusted Nikon 200-500. Haven't been looking back much - this is a great lens and outstanding performer.
This lens is a steal. Everyone should have one.
This TC performs well on the 500 PF. I've had it on a 300 PF and 200-500 before, where in both cases the resulting IQ was about the same as when upscaling in Photoshop, but on the 500 PF, images are often slightly better with the TC than when using scaling.
Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM | C
Tamron SP AF 60mm F2 Di II LD IF Macro
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX
Optically, a great lens. Unfortunately, its mechanical parts (zoom, sun shade) have started to grind a bit...
Not my best lens. I find its AF a bit iffy, which is a real nuisance. This is after little use.
This lens replaced a Tokina 11-16, which was also very good but simply too narrow FL-wise for me. Very happy with the 12-28 - another great lens.
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
DxO Optics Pro Elite
Actually, it's PhotoLab now.
Other gear:
  • Ape Case ACPROLC18
  • Aurora HDR 2018
  • Jobu Jr 3 Gimbal Head
  • LowePro AW 55 II
  • Manfrotto MB MA-BP-TM
  • Platypod Max
  • Reikan FoCal
  • Rollei City Traveler
  • Tamrac Velocity 7
  • Tenba Shootout 24L
  • Tenba Shootout 32L