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Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Saturday 30th September 2017, 16:43
Replies: 27
Views: 8,264
Posted By Nick Leech
This thread has gone quiet. There must be some...

This thread has gone quiet.

There must be some folks out there who have the Tamron G2 - what is your impression?

Anyone compared the G2 with the original Tammy 150-600 or the Sigma Contemporary or...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 18:52
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
I finally took the plunge and bought a Swaro 1.7...

I finally took the plunge and bought a Swaro 1.7 Extender. I very much agree with the above sentiments. Have tried it on my ATX95 and on my ATX65. It works well with both, but especially the...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 25th July 2017, 23:56
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
Interesting remarks and photos using the...

Interesting remarks and photos using the Swarovski 1.7 Extender here;

http://www.rokslide.com/forums/optics/69041-swarovski-1-7x-magnification-extender.html

Extender looks good!
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 20th July 2017, 18:35
Replies: 27
Views: 8,264
Posted By Nick Leech
Has anyone got a Tammy G2 or tried one out in...

Has anyone got a Tammy G2 or tried one out in comparison with either (or both) of the Sigma zooms?
Forum: Canon Thursday 20th July 2017, 18:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By Nick Leech
Hi Malcolm Why does transporting USM lenses on a...

Hi Malcolm

Why does transporting USM lenses on a wheeled buggy wreck them? Is it just down to the vibration going over holes and stones in the path?
Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th July 2017, 00:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By Nick Leech
How do most people carry their big white lenses?

I have a Canon 600mm f4 MkII which I use with a Canon 7D2 in the main. I have a Gitzo 3532LS tripod and Wimberley 2 gimbal head, although sometimes shoot hand held in hides resting on a bean bag.

I...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 15th June 2017, 15:11
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
There are encouraging opinions of the 1.7...

There are encouraging opinions of the 1.7 Extender with the ATX95 on the other thread from Sean (dogfish) in Post #126 and from Ed (ed keeble) in Post #127. Together with Kimmo's comments above on...
Forum: Canon Thursday 15th June 2017, 14:55
Replies: 3
Views: 3,044
Posted By Nick Leech
Those shots are stunning Clive!

Those shots are stunning Clive!
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 14th June 2017, 17:56
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
Sorry, hadn't read the other thread as I thought...

Sorry, hadn't read the other thread as I thought it was purely on the BTX which I have no interest in. I am only interested in the performance of the 1.7 Extender on the ATX scope.

Still very...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 14th June 2017, 13:57
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
Just spoke to my local Swarovski dealer (Lamberts...

Just spoke to my local Swarovski dealer (Lamberts of Lancaster). He said that the Swarovski sales rep who provides his stock is not too impressed with the performance of the Extender on the ATX...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 12th June 2017, 12:19
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
Many thanks Kimmo for your input. Sounds good! ...

Many thanks Kimmo for your input. Sounds good! Will look forward to reading your more detailed review later in the summer!

Nick
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 11th June 2017, 13:52
Replies: 27
Views: 4,648
Posted By Nick Leech
Has anyone seen any reviews of the 1.7 extender? ...

Has anyone seen any reviews of the 1.7 extender? Very interested in seeing how it performs on the ATX95, in particular.

And have any ATX users on this forum bought a 1.7 extender yet?
Forum: Canon Monday 29th May 2017, 02:38
Replies: 11
Views: 4,137
Posted By Nick Leech
Tony - wow fantastic images in your gallery -...

Tony - wow fantastic images in your gallery - just shows what can be done with the SX50 !!
Forum: Canon Friday 12th May 2017, 15:00
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Nick Leech
Another vote for Hdewcameras.co.uk. I have...

Another vote for Hdewcameras.co.uk. I have bought a DSLR from them and had no problems at all.

I have also bought DSLRs in the past from the following two websites which both have a good reputation...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 9th May 2017, 23:18
Replies: 11
Views: 4,137
Posted By Nick Leech
I fully agree that both systems have their uses,...

I fully agree that both systems have their uses, it's just that I was amazed that the bridge camera with its tiny sensor and inferior glass could deliver similar levels of detail to a DSLR with a...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 9th May 2017, 19:36
Replies: 8
Views: 3,363
Posted By Nick Leech
Current best bridge camera for birds

What is current opinion on this topic?

I have the Canon SX50 and have been pretty pleased with it.

I have heard opinions suggesting the SX60 has some issues (eg stability of IS) and is no better...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 9th May 2017, 19:25
Replies: 11
Views: 4,137
Posted By Nick Leech
600mm F4 II vs SX50

I did some detailed comparisons between:

- my Canon 7D2 with Canon 600 f4 IS Mk2
- my Canon SX50 bridge camera (using max optical zoom, without internal "teleconverter")

The DSLR setup was shot on...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 18th May 2016, 18:55
Replies: 16
Views: 7,196
Posted By Nick Leech
I have one. I also have the 65mm objective...

I have one. I also have the 65mm objective module.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Wednesday 22nd July 2015, 22:12
Replies: 1,450
Views: 314,998
Posted By Nick Leech
The Tamron isn't very good with TCs. From...

The Tamron isn't very good with TCs. From comments made by many people online, the Sigmas seem to work better with TCs. But to be honest, I wouldn't normally consider using a TC with any of these...
Forum: Canon Friday 17th July 2015, 22:21
Replies: 16
Views: 3,465
Posted By Nick Leech
Another vote for Panamoz - they are excellent. I...

Another vote for Panamoz - they are excellent.

I have also used HDEW and Digitalrev - with no problems at all.
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Wednesday 15th July 2015, 17:52
Replies: 1,450
Views: 314,998
Posted By Nick Leech
Birding_buddy - I have had a Tammy for a year...

Birding_buddy - I have had a Tammy for a year and, although I like it, I felt compelled to try both the Sigma lenses - hoping to find they would be sharper at 600mm than the Tammy.

First I bought a...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Saturday 4th July 2015, 10:04
Replies: 859
Views: 178,529
Posted By Nick Leech
Bought a second copy of the Sigma Sports and...

Bought a second copy of the Sigma Sports and (again) compared side-by-side with my Tamron 150-600 on my 7D2.

Same subject, conditions, settings. Used liveview focusing to avoid micro-AF issues. ...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Friday 19th June 2015, 20:12
Replies: 6
Views: 5,256
Posted By Nick Leech
Lightroom: Creative cloud vs Standalone

I have an old version of PSE on my desktop PC, but I am thinking of taking the plunge and changing to Lightroom.

Are most people subscribing to the Creative Cloud version of LR? Or, are most folks...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 5th June 2015, 17:44
Replies: 859
Views: 178,529
Posted By Nick Leech
No Mike, it wasn't Amazon. It was from an...

No Mike, it wasn't Amazon. It was from an Italian photographic dealer on Ebay. Got a good price due to the Euro exchange rate. But then the lens IQ was disappointing, so it went back for a refund. ...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 4th June 2015, 20:48
Replies: 859
Views: 178,529
Posted By Nick Leech
Jeff - I just recently sold my 70D and bought a...

Jeff - I just recently sold my 70D and bought a 7D2. The comparisons (Sports v Tammy) I did last week were on my new 7D2. So "70D" issues can't be to blame. Still think I must have bought a soft...
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