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Forum: Nikon Today, 09:52
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Vespobuteo
Hogan's article is interesting. And the...

Hogan's article is interesting. And the uncertainty is definitely an important factor in this transition. Probably as much for Nikon as the customers.

The D6 will at least live another 2-3 years...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 19:46
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Vespobuteo
Some are easier than others of course. But it's...

Some are easier than others of course. But it's possible.
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 19:37
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Vespobuteo
Sigma will probably focus on L-mount lenses. I...

Sigma will probably focus on L-mount lenses. I don't expect much from them when it comes to Z-mount lenses in the near future. There isn't enough Z cameras out there, yet.

"shoelace gazing...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 18:30
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By Vespobuteo
In good conditions I can identify mid sized birds...

In good conditions I can identify mid sized birds at 3.5 km (2 miles) with a 25-50x EP on 65mm scope.
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 12:31
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Vespobuteo
The current Z line is not optimal for most...

The current Z line is not optimal for most sports/action/wildlife shooters. Nikon are very aware of that.
So a 1.4x TCFTZ would probably not sell much if any.
My guess is no native super-tele-lenses...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 09:39
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Vespobuteo
Both are nice (and somewhat expensive) and will...

Both are nice (and somewhat expensive) and will carry the weight of any scope. I would skip center column if possible. Gitzo systematic series is even more expensive but there are cheaper...
Forum: Others Saturday 16th March 2019, 19:19
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
I've already done that. :t:

I've already done that. :t:
Forum: Others Saturday 16th March 2019, 08:27
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
I haven't tried the Meostars but the Swarovski...

I haven't tried the Meostars but the Swarovski SLC:s that are a bit more expensive and compete in the same range. They definitely are a step up in most aspects but still my demand om eye relief and...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 15th March 2019, 22:44
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Vespobuteo
No doubt the CTH looks very much lika a rebranded...

No doubt the CTH looks very much lika a rebranded GHF2W. But the control dials have a bit different design. Maybe they managed to shaved a few grams off as well. 570 grams (20 oz) according to...
Forum: Others Friday 15th March 2019, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
I usually find that eye relief is not good...

I usually find that eye relief is not good enough, even though specs might state otherwise and/or they fail on some other property like to much CA, lack of edge sharpness, small FOV/AFOV or sloppy...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 15th March 2019, 09:21
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By Vespobuteo
If you want a true fluid video head the Gitzo...

If you want a true fluid video head the Gitzo GHF2W is way to go. The DH101 uses teflon plates not fluid for smoothing out tilting and panning.

GHF2W is 770 grams including the handle, so it's...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th March 2019, 18:32
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yep, that's how nitrogen filled binoculars should...

Yep, that's how nitrogen filled binoculars should work.
And I don't think that Leica is worse than any of the other european brands.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th March 2019, 18:14
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
Looks like the 5-year-warranty is valid only in...

Looks like the 5-year-warranty is valid only in Germany?
Forum: Others Thursday 14th March 2019, 18:02
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes perhaps, the 8x42 ranking list is rather...

Yes perhaps, the 8x42 ranking list is rather incomplete.
I usually hate those re-brand Kamakuras...o:D
Takes about 10 seconds of looking through them to dismiss them.

Allbinos scoring is a mess. All...
Forum: Others Thursday 14th March 2019, 17:53
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
Probably more relevant info than the Allbinos...

Probably more relevant info than the Allbinos score.
Those reviews and scoring might be a bit deceptive I guess.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 13th March 2019, 20:37
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes, EV might vary a bit, as well as how the...

Yes, EV might vary a bit, as well as how the camera measures the scene. But the exposure figures in my example are in the ballpark of what was needed +-1 EV perhaps. The D500 RAW-files are pretty...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th March 2019, 17:16
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By Vespobuteo
The special "sparkle" of the HD-Plus models seems...

The special "sparkle" of the HD-Plus models seems to be apparent to some viewers. I got that impression as well when trying them. They just looked a bit more transparent.

But I also recall that Gijs...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th March 2019, 16:35
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By Vespobuteo
Do you mean 8x32 or 7x42? In comparison to what...

Do you mean 8x32 or 7x42?

In comparison to what bins do they look "dull"?
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 13th March 2019, 13:53
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
I agree that you will at least loose some AF...

I agree that you will at least loose some AF performance with a f5.6 lens compared to a f4 or f2.8.
And it will be a bit more significant in low light I guess. The focus motors in the 500 PF seem...
Forum: Others Wednesday 13th March 2019, 11:27
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
They are ranked #6 right behind the Nikon MHG...

They are ranked #6 right behind the Nikon MHG with almost identical score but cost only half the price. They also get way better score than the Zeiss Terra:s (ranked #21) that cost the same and they...
Forum: Others Tuesday 12th March 2019, 20:23
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Vespobuteo
Olympus 8x42 PRO - Allbinos review

I was a bit curious on these, could they compete with Conquest HD for example,
overall they seem good but the transmission apparently is clearly overrated. Claimed 94% but measured to 85-87%.
The...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 12th March 2019, 18:38
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
Yes, it seems to be real bad news. The dealers I...

Yes, it seems to be real bad news.
The dealers I talked to, including Nikon themselves just shake their heads.
Maybe Nikon is moving the manufacturing of the 500 PF to Japan?
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 12th March 2019, 18:30
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
Depends on what you shoot, in what light and your...

Depends on what you shoot, in what light and your quality demands. Shooting action with APS-C and f5.6 + 1/1000+ s will often drive the ISO in the upper limits for the D500. I suspect that the D760...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 11th March 2019, 10:08
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Vespobuteo
The price difference might be a bit hard to...

The price difference might be a bit hard to motivate if you don't intend to get the 95mm module and the bayonet-mount will obviously be a "feature" you pay for but don't use.

Overall the ATX85 has...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 13th February 2019, 10:55
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Vespobuteo
Here is a brief lens review and some RAW files as...

Here is a brief lens review and some RAW files as well.

https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/nikon/500mm-f5.6e-pf-ed-af-s-vr-nikkor/review/

I suspect that 500/4 still has it's place due to the...
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