Geomaticsman

Geomaticsman

Lives in Canada London, Canada
Works as a Geomatics Professional
Joined on Dec 18, 2006

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  • ...if you enjoy viewing high-quality high-resolution images and are not merely formatting for printing. A 5K monitor is an excellent match for the D810. Yes, there are more pixels in an ...
  • ...one with a 36MP Sony sensor and D5 performance....but they won't because they know it would be the last camera many of us would ever buy.
  • I've heard nothing myself, but if I had to speculate, I'd expect the 300/2.8E to be released next, and later the 200/2E. Anyway, if I were in the market for a 300/2.8 and money was no object :-D ...
  • Tripod or no tripod - mostly because it steadies the viewfinder when tracking the bird. If/when I ocassionally do get a soft shot, at 10 fps there are plenty of other sharp shots to choose from. ...
  • Replied in The bad news....
    Never owned one but from what I've read, aside from the latest 500E, the 500/4 P was one sharpest 500mm primes Nikon ever made. If that is your benchmark it's bad news for your pocketbook! No easy ...
  • Get the D810 (for the IQ) unless you absolutely, positively need the vastly superior AF and speed from the D500 for action photography. In my experience the slight additional "reach" from the ...
  • Replied in I did.
    I had the 16-35 but didn't like the distortion at wide end and wanted a faster lens for astroscapes. Initially I picked up a 20mm f1.8G -- excellent optics but hated the erratic focusing at ...
  • The "VR problem" with the 300PF was ostensibly fixed via a firmware update back in April 2015, but many still believe there is a design flaw that causes problems with some bodies when shooting ...
  • Replied in Parts?
    The VR1 is reputedly sharper on-axis than the VRII, therefore remains an excellent choice for DX cameras. The VR is version 1, not as effective as VRII or current version used in the 200-500. But ...
  • It's the proliferation of really excellent camera options in a mature (declining) market and a stagnant economy. There's still a market for equipment that's only one-generation old if it's priced ...
  • I don't like third party products so my money is on the 70-200 VRI if you're shooting DX. Only downside is that they still go for a lot of $$$ used, even though it's two generations old with the ...
  • Replied in It tried it...
    ...for wildlife. Quite soft even on lower density sensors and AF was S L O W. Could be a good lens for portraits though provided you have the room to separate the subject from the background (the ...
  • Sorry for the boring response but as a birder the answer is easy: the 600E. This lens delivers reach and sharpness in a hand-holdable package that nothing else can match. Period.
  • In principle I agree Leonard, but of course "negligible" means different things to different people. IMO the difference in IQ between my D810 and D500 is not negligible, but I do rely on my D500 ...
  • Replied in D500
    Yes indeed, when it comes to low light/high speed performance, FX will always trump DX either due to larger pixel well size or just more pixels to use (kind of like a virtual larger well size). Wel ...
  • Replied in D500
    Don't know...on paper maybe. All I do know is as far as ISO performance goes, at the pixel level my D500 looks like it's a stop behind my D810, and my D810 is way behind a D5, so add it up and I ...
  • Replied in D500
    Jim, I think you're right on point as far as IQ in good light goes with this list. But in poor light the OP is talking about I think the IQ from the D500 will be well behind the D4s/D5 combos.
  • Replied in D500
    In good light, I would agree, but when you take into account what the OP said in an earlier post... Looking at my EXIF, I'm typically shooting up to ISO 1400 prior to sunset and up to 8000 in my ...
  • Replied in N-1...
    Always seem to need just one more lens...but fortunately N is a variable, right? :-D
  • I think you made the right choice as far as lenses go. I'm not sure how much better, if at all, the bare 600FL will be over the 400FL+TC14EIII, but I've always been in the camp that believes if ...
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