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Forum: Kowa Monday 19th October 2020, 08:38
Replies: 41
Views: 3,996
Posted By marcsantacurz
That was my experience with them. The fit me...

That was my experience with them. The fit me very well and I really enjoy their view. And the size is pretty good too.
Forum: Nikon Monday 19th October 2020, 08:36
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By marcsantacurz
CW, I think the thing to ask is "What am I...

CW,

I think the thing to ask is "What am I struggling with?" Is it BIF, is it reach, is it ISO noise? Different answers for each.

I used to use the Tammy 150-600 G2 a lot, but switched to the...
Forum: Nikon Monday 19th October 2020, 08:04
Replies: 42
Views: 2,132
Posted By marcsantacurz
For me, I do not see the need to spend that much...

For me, I do not see the need to spend that much on a camera. A used d5 for under half the price works very well for me. I really like the 500/5.6 for the reach and weight, and it works very well...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 14th September 2020, 07:52
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By marcsantacurz
Pick up the xrite calibration kit too. It works...

Pick up the xrite calibration kit too. It works very well and if your monitor is a design/editing monitor, it likely is meant to be used with color calibration.

I've very happy with my Benq.

Marc
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 10th September 2020, 06:50
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By marcsantacurz
For photo editing, high-res monitors are not...

For photo editing, high-res monitors are not generally so good. Nice big pixels for viewing 100% is often best. That said, the 4k and 5k monitors are beautiful for viewing photos and videos on! I...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 25th August 2020, 03:24
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, that 500/5.6 is about all I use nowadays on...

Yes, that 500/5.6 is about all I use nowadays on d850 or d5. It does ok with 1.4x tc on d5, but does not hold up as well on the d850.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 21st July 2020, 04:14
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By marcsantacurz
The d7200 is not fully compatible with the 70-300...

The d7200 is not fully compatible with the 70-300 AF-P DX lens. There is some user-interface issue with controlling the VR. It's not a major incompatibility, but if you're thinking of that lens or...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 14th July 2020, 03:26
Replies: 89
Views: 5,816
Posted By marcsantacurz
It will really depend on how the AF system works...

It will really depend on how the AF system works for small fast subjects. A 40MP system needs great AF to work with moving stuff, and faster SS. Smaller errors show up more. The R6 at 20MP (which...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 14th July 2020, 03:11
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By marcsantacurz
Mr Nugget, "I also am assuming that I should...

Mr Nugget,

"I also am assuming that I should stick with Nikon so we can bot have the same systems??" I did not follow this. Does your significant other have Nikon too? yes, I would stick with the...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 7th July 2020, 08:05
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By marcsantacurz
You can get film from B&H or Adorama, for...

You can get film from B&H or Adorama, for example. Fuji and Illford and Kodak are all available.

There is a photo print store near where I live that does 35mm and 120 film (positive & negative). ...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 3rd July 2020, 07:51
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By marcsantacurz
Gladiator, That's a nice setup! Some mics have...

Gladiator,

That's a nice setup! Some mics have slightly different performance depending on how they are powered. You should check if the specs show a lower gain for PIP vs phantom.

The other...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th June 2020, 02:44
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, I understood you wanted the 8x, but I only...

Yes, I understood you wanted the 8x, but I only have experience with the 10x. I do not think they are physically different size. They are the same weight, listed down to the 10th of a gram, so I...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th June 2020, 06:01
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By marcsantacurz
Ohmy, I have the Pentax AD 8x25 WP and the Nikon...

Ohmy,

I have the Pentax AD 8x25 WP and the Nikon 10x25 trailblazer. I also have the Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR. These are my impressions and what I remember from using them (I've not used the Nikons...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 26th June 2020, 20:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By marcsantacurz
Adeel, So, that was a lot of advice! Once you...

Adeel,

So, that was a lot of advice!

Once you get to DSLR/mirrorless (crop or full frame), there will be entry-, mid-, high-, pro-level gear in the current versions and the previous one or two...
Forum: Olympus Friday 26th June 2020, 17:58
Replies: 44
Views: 2,711
Posted By marcsantacurz
Too bad for Olympus cameras. One of my first...

Too bad for Olympus cameras. One of my first cameras was an OM-1 (the first was a Minolta I used at my school).

I'm not sure where the money will come from to keep pushing the technology. MFT...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 26th June 2020, 03:36
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By marcsantacurz
You should be able to use most any music manager...

You should be able to use most any music manager software. Normally, they have a system to figure out what a song / album is and download the metadata. But you should be able to create your own...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 26th June 2020, 02:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By marcsantacurz
Budget and your weight limit are the controlling...

Budget and your weight limit are the controlling factors. I should also mention that just jumping in to a top-end system will not get you great photos. It is a skill and you need to practice and...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 26th June 2020, 00:06
Replies: 46
Views: 2,286
Posted By marcsantacurz
Returns are a complex topic. I agree that...

Returns are a complex topic. I agree that re-selling as new something that was returned after being used is unethical -- they need to resell it as open box or similar.

The market place has changed....
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 25th June 2020, 22:36
Replies: 23
Views: 1,432
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hello, The P900 can capture birds in flight, but...

Hello,

The P900 can capture birds in flight, but you need to use a high shutter speed. If you do not have good light, that might result in a grainy photo from high ISO. I usually use 1/1600 -...
Forum: Others Thursday 25th June 2020, 18:23
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hayden, Specs are good for what they are, but I...

Hayden,

Specs are good for what they are, but I find that the ergonomics make a huge difference. You need to try the binoculars to make sure they are comfortable for you and work OK with your...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 24th June 2020, 18:11
Replies: 42
Views: 2,132
Posted By marcsantacurz
Capture NX-D, in specific, is here:...

Capture NX-D, in specific, is here: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/162/Capture_NX-D.html

For Nikon products, in general, start from the Download Page:...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th June 2020, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By marcsantacurz
Also on a raised elevation, like a cliff, looking...

Also on a raised elevation, like a cliff, looking down, I have sometimes wished for a straight scope. You can do it with an angled, but then you're looking sideways or really hunched over. I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th June 2020, 04:24
Replies: 99
Views: 6,119
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hmm, maybe I should preface this with "My name is...

Hmm, maybe I should preface this with "My name is Marc, and I have a problem...." If someone were to ask me how many, I'd say 5, as that's the number I more or less would keep. But in reality, I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th June 2020, 03:53
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By marcsantacurz
For angled scopes, you can also rotate the eye...

For angled scopes, you can also rotate the eye piece and a shorter person can look at it mode sideways than top-down. That way, you can keep focus on exactly the same spot while adjusting for...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 19:17
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By marcsantacurz
Remember to include budget for a tripod. If you...

Remember to include budget for a tripod. If you have a camera tripod, it should be fine, though you likely want a pan-tilt head not a ball head. Most people also like a quick-release style head...
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