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Forum: Nikon Sunday 30th September 2018, 00:41
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Yes, I agree for the most part. Both Z7 and Z6...

Yes, I agree for the most part. Both Z7 and Z6 are full frame. Only the Z7 operating in crop mode has the resolution desired for bird photography, and by all accounts, its C-AF & tracking is still...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 16th September 2018, 17:38
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
Chosun, I knew I'd get a reaction from you with...

Chosun,
I knew I'd get a reaction from you with that last post. Maybe I was trolling a tiny bit; if so I apologize. I think you know that I agree with you that it would be great if the 600 PF lens...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 16th September 2018, 04:20
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
The 600 PF is not even announced yet; I would not...

The 600 PF is not even announced yet; I would not hold my breath waiting for it. Let me remind you, this is Nikon we're talking about. They still haven't announced the 300 f/2.8E FL lens... the FL...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th September 2018, 16:53
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
I tend to get way too wrapped up in getting the...

I tend to get way too wrapped up in getting the maximum resolution. I need to remind myself that good photography is about so much more, first and foremost (for me) simply getting out with the gear...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th September 2018, 13:42
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
Another discussion of the Lenstip review and the...

Another discussion of the Lenstip review and the somewhat unimpressive samples here:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4319424

I read this because I have the Olympus 300 f/4, which I like a...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th September 2018, 05:00
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
Yeah, I will keep watching for more cumulative...

Yeah,
I will keep watching for more cumulative evidence/examples, but I'm expecting this 500 PF lens to produce very nice results, especially in bright direct light. No, maybe not quite as good as...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th September 2018, 02:21
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
"Lance B" on dpreview posted some shots including...

"Lance B" on dpreview posted some shots including a few birds, in this thread:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4319647

Dave
Forum: Nikon Thursday 13th September 2018, 12:17
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
I'm not ready to draw any firm conclusion that...

I'm not ready to draw any firm conclusion that the lens is "soft" in comparison to the 500 f/4. I think we need to wait for more careful head-to-head comparisons. The example I posted from my 500...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th September 2018, 22:26
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
Addendum: Actually the sample bird photos on...

Addendum: Actually the sample bird photos on that Lenstip review are not overly impressive, but I don't see any details as to whether a tripod was used or VR engaged, etc. In any case I expect...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th September 2018, 21:49
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
Lenstip gave the 500mm PF their Editors Choice...

Lenstip gave the 500mm PF their Editors Choice award (https://www.lenstip.com/540.11-Lens_review-Nikon_Nikkor_AF-S_500_mm_f_5.6E_PF_ED_VR_Summary.html). I've always liked Lenstip reviews. They are...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th September 2018, 15:39
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Ok, I was being pessimistic. I agree it would be...

Ok, I was being pessimistic. I agree it would be great if someone produces an EF2Z adapter with 100% functionality. In general I tend to be a little pessimistic when it comes to what will happen in...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 11th September 2018, 19:56
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Hmmm.... If I could afford any one of those...

Hmmm.... If I could afford any one of those lenses, then I think I could probably also afford to just buy the best native Canon body available to pair with it. Adapters (and teleconverters) are a...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 8th September 2018, 17:53
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Quite a thorough discussion of the new S lens...

Quite a thorough discussion of the new S lens line here:

https://photographylife.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nikon-z-lenses

The MTF charts for the new S lenses are encouraging. Nasim has...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th September 2018, 14:38
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
These are all full frame cameras, and I still...

These are all full frame cameras, and I still think full frame is not the ideal format for bird photography... With birds, most of the time that extra area on the full frame sensor ends up wasted. ...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 20:08
Replies: 94
Views: 7,356
Posted By opticoholic
If I didn't already have 2 different nice bird...

If I didn't already have 2 different nice bird photography lenses, the 500mm f/5.6 PF might be at the top of my list.

Personally I would be much more tempted by a 600mm f/5.6 PF, but that it is...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 17:43
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Yeah, I think I'm different from a lot of...

Yeah, I think I'm different from a lot of customers. There is SO much emphasis on speed, shallow depth of field and bokeh. I would be perfectly happy with an f/1.8 lens so long as the lens performs...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 16:51
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Chosun, I will just add, in the interest of...

Chosun,
I will just add, in the interest of having a dialog and not just making a speech, I think the performance of the new S lenses is more important than the AF system setting a new standard... ...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 16:29
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Putting aside the drawbacks of the new Z cameras...

Putting aside the drawbacks of the new Z cameras for bird photography and thinking more in terms of general all-round photography, I really think the new S lenses are key to the success of the Z6 and...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th August 2018, 15:07
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Yup, that Z6 looks like a pretty nice camera for...

Yup, that Z6 looks like a pretty nice camera for non-bird photography and the size of the camera itself is pretty close to the flagship micro-4/3 camera bodies (see attached image). It's a lot of...
Forum: Nikon Friday 24th August 2018, 02:25
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
So far so good. They made progress on item #4...

So far so good. They made progress on item #4 with these Z cameras, according to early reports. As for item #2, it's not all about sensors; I think many of their lenses have room for improvement. ...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 23rd August 2018, 23:14
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
I agree. It's a nice looking full frame...

I agree. It's a nice looking full frame mirrorless camera and a good start. Not everything we could have hoped, but not bad and it should be good enough to finally get Nikon "in the game"... Now...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 14:24
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Ok, maybe Vespobuteo is right. That photo makes...

Ok, maybe Vespobuteo is right. That photo makes it more obvious these Z cameras are significantly smaller than the D850 and the reduction in size could be an issue for some.

Dave
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 13:05
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
I dont know. The overlays in the post below...

I dont know. The overlays in the post below make it seem they tried to keep the grip the same as the DSLRs, with perhaps more room for your fingers. I like what I see in general as far as the...
Forum: Nikon Monday 30th April 2018, 13:39
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
This latest rumor...

This latest rumor (https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/nikon-just-said-in-nhk-interview-that-new-mirrorless-cameras-will-be-on-market-by-spring-2019/) says it may not ship for another full year? Wow. ...
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 205
Views: 14,579
Posted By opticoholic
Hey Chosun, Yes we're having quite a lively...

Hey Chosun,
Yes we're having quite a lively discussion. I agree with you on many points, and we're probably closer than you might think even where we differ.

I definitely agree that some of...
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