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Forum: Canon Friday 1st December 2017, 09:57
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Vespobuteo
Impossible question, but Nikon D500 is one good...

Impossible question, but Nikon D500 is one good answer :t:
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 25th November 2017, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Vespobuteo
Apparently not sold anymore? Maybe it was too...

Apparently not sold anymore? Maybe it was too expensive.

https://at.swarovskioptik.com/en_US/hunting/spotting-scopes-c2002
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 21st November 2017, 10:18
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Vespobuteo
That's a beautiful bird, photos have great color...

That's a beautiful bird, photos have great color and contrast.

In these types of photos I use single/center point AF and focus on the bird's eye. In both photos the focus plane is a bit off,...
Forum: Canon Friday 17th November 2017, 22:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Vespobuteo
Maybe I interpreted the subject as "if you only...

Maybe I interpreted the subject as "if you only could have one long lens".:smoke: and If I had an 800mm I would have to get something shorter as well (I see you have). 300mm+800mm would be nice...
Forum: Canon Friday 17th November 2017, 19:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By Vespobuteo
A 600mm/f4 is a better match on full frame. With...

A 600mm/f4 is a better match on full frame. With a 1.4x TC it's also a bit more flexible than 800mm/f5.6.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th November 2017, 10:08
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By Vespobuteo
"The Discovery binoculars were the European...

"The Discovery binoculars were the European version of the Perigrine XP. Both of which have been replaced with an improved version known as the Wildlife XP."

I tried the previous Discovery a few...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 11th November 2017, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Vespobuteo
I don't think overall processing (CPU) speed is...

I don't think overall processing (CPU) speed is affected at all by the extra battery.

But driving the mechanical shutter and physical movement of elements in the lens might be, and that's where the...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 11th November 2017, 09:04
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Always read the fine print. There are some minor...

Always read the fine print.

There are some minor restrictions to it like using single point of focus and a specific lens, leica 12-60mm at the wide end (f2.8). o:)

See the press release:

"*2 In...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 10th November 2017, 10:12
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Vespobuteo
I would choose D500 mostly because of the better...

I would choose D500 mostly because of the better AF, viewfinder and ergonomics. The D7200 is a good camera but the uncomfortable grip put me off from buying it. Especially evident when using heavier...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 9th November 2017, 22:22
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Vespobuteo
Steve Perry D850 review: "Don't buy the D850 to...

Steve Perry D850 review:

"Don't buy the D850 to crop out DX size all the time"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRC6dhUF-H0
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th November 2017, 22:16
Replies: 194
Views: 17,087
Posted By Vespobuteo
Sounds promising with the optical box etc. Will...

Sounds promising with the optical box etc.
Will the new CL destroy the Leica UVHD+ 8x32 and SV 8x32 sales?
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 22:56
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Maybe, but expectations must be very high. G9...

Maybe, but expectations must be very high. G9 does 20fps in AFC mode. Not much room for error or hesitation there. ;)
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 19:14
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
That viewfinder looks pretty addictive. Don't try...

That viewfinder looks pretty addictive. Don't try it..;)

Still no phase-detect, but a f2.8 lens will definitely help in AF-speed though.

I'm sure the 200/2.8 Leica will be a very sharp lens, but...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 8th November 2017, 15:34
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Vespobuteo
Depends on your shooting style of course, but...

Depends on your shooting style of course, but having two camera bodies is more flexible. A DX + FX body is a nice combo. D7100 to D500 would be the logical step to take.
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 13:19
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Ok, seems logical, portability is important and...

Ok, seems logical, portability is important and Dual IS/OIS will definitely beat the sigma. Hope you get a good copy this time. :t:
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 12:10
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Didn't you swap to Nikon because of a faulty...

Didn't you swap to Nikon because of a faulty 100-400mm leica that you never got back from service?

What do you hope to gain with the G80 + 100-400 combo vs the D500-100-400 sigma? Less weight and...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 10:45
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Also makes the Oly 300/4 look like a bargain,...

Also makes the Oly 300/4 look like a bargain, never thought that would happen o:)
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 8th November 2017, 10:04
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
€3000...3:-) price definitely belongs in...

€3000...3:-)

price definitely belongs in Utopia/Leica Land. Most expensive 400mm/5.6 eqv. lens ever.
So does the weight.
The lens is 1245 grams, 1365 with the DMW-TC14 converter.
(Canon 200/2.8 is...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 7th November 2017, 22:58
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Guess or rumor? Canon have a 200mm/2.8 L that is...

Guess or rumor?
Canon have a 200mm/2.8 L that is around $700-800 (non IS). Would be about the same size of the glass etc. 3 times that would be a bit high IMO.
At least for a lens that only is a...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 7th November 2017, 17:47
Replies: 53
Views: 2,061
Posted By Vespobuteo
Interesting theory on the oversized 1:1 sensor,...

Interesting theory on the oversized 1:1 sensor, portrait mode without flipping the camera. Maybe it will add to the extended OIS performance as well.

To make me interested I would like to see ISO...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 2nd November 2017, 11:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Vespobuteo
"florite chrystal"? I doubt that. Fluorite...

"florite chrystal"? I doubt that. Fluorite crystal is expensive. Not sure why they would claim that. I guess they mean Fluoride glass. And in the end it's the result that counts, not the marketing...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 1st November 2017, 09:05
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By Vespobuteo
TS writes "- It should still be a good camera...

TS writes "- It should still be a good camera with telephoto lenses, able to take high quality pictures (not just documents). "

FZ1000 is an interesting suggestion, good value for money considering...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Monday 30th October 2017, 09:02
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Vespobuteo
New Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD (Model A035)

A new Tamron 100-400 is on the way soon, looks nice, might be a better alternative than the latest sigma 100-400 contemporary. Tamron seem to have slight edge in the stabilization area.

Some test...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 29th October 2017, 21:28
Replies: 28
Views: 1,473
Posted By Vespobuteo
I would go for a Nikon APS-C camera, D7500, D7200...

I would go for a Nikon APS-C camera, D7500, D7200 perhaps (D7200 is probably the best value right now). But try first, you might not like the grip and ergonomics if you are into Canon.

Combined...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 21st October 2017, 20:59
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes, it's easier with a wider FOV, especially at...

Yes, it's easier with a wider FOV, especially at closer distance with fast moving birds. Larger depth of field also makes things easier with 7x-8x compared to a 10x binocular.

But there's no right...
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