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Forum: Nikon Thursday 11th October 2018, 13:35
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By HermitIbis
A correction to what I wrote above on the Canon...

A correction to what I wrote above on the Canon SX50. Pressing the "frame assist button" on a SX50 goes from 1200mm to 291mm (efov), resp. from 957mm (my BIF setting) to 235mm (efov). Useful for ID...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 11th October 2018, 08:15
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By HermitIbis
Thanks for the explanation. So the snap back here...

Thanks for the explanation. So the snap back here works differently, no option to stay wide.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 11th October 2018, 07:58
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By HermitIbis
1/4 zoom means 750mm? Seems reasonable ... with...

1/4 zoom means 750mm? Seems reasonable ... with my V2 I have an efov of 800mm, and I tend to think it's a sweet spot for shooting BIF. After practicing with swallows now I mostly find a flying bird...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 10:49
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By HermitIbis
You just need to set the alarm clock and sleep in...

You just need to set the alarm clock and sleep in 3-hour intervals. - Honestly, it's an issue, I've already considered to get a dual charger for my V3, to charge two batteries simultaneously. I adore...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 09:22
Replies: 65
Views: 1,198
Posted By HermitIbis
Teleconverters include glass. FT1 + V2 can be...

Teleconverters include glass. FT1 + V2 can be seen as a lightweight "non-glass TC". With a 150-600 lens, that's 600mm x 2.7 = 1,620mm. :king:
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 08:56
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By HermitIbis
Supported! Should be urgently implemented into...

Supported! Should be urgently implemented into IrfanView. - Lately I met someone with a Nex-7, and he showed me how the focus peaking in MF works. Impressive, it's a pity that Nikon1 cameras don't...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 06:40
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By HermitIbis
As Zackiedawg has explained, mirrorless cameras...

As Zackiedawg has explained, mirrorless cameras "are more tied to the time that they're on, and powering the EVF or LCD screen." I use only the EVF, as the screen consumes power. Nevertheless my...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 7th October 2018, 21:50
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By HermitIbis
Same here. The power-up delay wouldn't be a deal...

Same here. The power-up delay wouldn't be a deal breaker for me. I'd buy 5-6 batteries for a full day, never turn it off, and that's it. Shooting would be 95% at the long end anyway. The V2/V3 can...
Forum: Sony Sunday 7th October 2018, 09:30
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By HermitIbis
Have you considered a hide clamp, to save weight?...

Have you considered a hide clamp, to save weight? I've found it can work for me - when I visit a hide explicitly for watching waders. With a quick-release there remains some flexibility. That said,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 6th October 2018, 09:42
Replies: 29
Views: 664
Posted By HermitIbis
IQ-wise, for the "slightly gloomy woods", the...

IQ-wise, for the "slightly gloomy woods", the Sony RX10iv should beat the Nikon V2, as it has the newer sensor. I may be wrong, but hasn't the Sony exactly the same button press zoom though? Perhaps...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 4th October 2018, 21:10
Replies: 65
Views: 1,198
Posted By HermitIbis
I hope you'll enjoy your camera. But I believe...

I hope you'll enjoy your camera. But I believe the D5600 uses UHS-I cards. While faster cards are downwards compatible, an UHS-I card like the Sandisk Extreme Pro with a write speed of 90MB/s or so...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 19:43
Replies: 65
Views: 1,198
Posted By HermitIbis
I had already agreed in an earlier post that the...

I had already agreed in an earlier post that the Nikkor 70-300 AF-P DX lens is a very nice, sharp and cheap lens. In particular as it works on the FT1 with a V2.

It is not only about reach and IQ,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 17:59
Replies: 65
Views: 1,198
Posted By HermitIbis
Agreed. The OP should take a longer walk with a...

Agreed. The OP should take a longer walk with a DSLR + 70-300 lens and see whether this is really the goal: tiny birds in the viewfinder, shutter noise, heavy in comparison to the FZ72, no macro...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 1st October 2018, 16:03
Replies: 65
Views: 1,198
Posted By HermitIbis
Nice photos, and a good suggestion. It's worth...

Nice photos, and a good suggestion. It's worth noting that this lens also cooperates nicely on a Nikon V2 (https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4261105#forum-post-60850412)with the FT1 adapter....
Forum: Canon Sunday 30th September 2018, 20:54
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By HermitIbis
That's a good advice, and I'll be cautious. I've...

That's a good advice, and I'll be cautious. I've bought the Nikon SB-N7 flash to increase my odds for goldcrest BIF over the winter. Always focused on feeding and moving fast, the occasional flash...
Forum: Canon Sunday 30th September 2018, 17:15
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By HermitIbis
Supported. Maybe it would be an idea to exchange...

Supported. Maybe it would be an idea to exchange 2-3 good shots from one birding day and compare your PP results with your friend's, and vice versa.

Only a few years ago I dreamed of a 7D2 as the...
Forum: Canon Friday 28th September 2018, 17:53
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By HermitIbis
Tele / wide sounds logical. And if Canon...

Tele / wide sounds logical. And if Canon introduces such a new element, I trust it will work nicely, whatever it does. They've had four years to think it through. ;)

And thanks for your insights re...
Forum: Canon Friday 28th September 2018, 16:12
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By HermitIbis
I asked above what the letters T and W on the...

I asked above what the letters T and W on the switch could stand for. Does anybody have an idea?

The SX70 lens has "15 elements in 11 groups (3 UD lenses, 1 double-sided aspherical lens)", exactly...
Forum: Canon Thursday 27th September 2018, 00:53
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By HermitIbis
The internal flash should suffice for distances...

The internal flash should suffice for distances up to 5m. With external flash and/or Better Beamer, in which distances do you get significant improvements, 10m perhaps? Is 15m the limit?

I've...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 26th September 2018, 11:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,695
Posted By HermitIbis
I can't find a manual either. Photokina has...

I can't find a manual either. Photokina has started yesterday. Here (https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/hands-on-canon-powershot-sx70-hs)is a first hands-on review of the new camera. (No...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Sunday 23rd September 2018, 12:07
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By HermitIbis
Any new Sigma tele is welcome, as I still need a...

Any new Sigma tele is welcome, as I still need a cheap used Sigma 150-600 C for my FT1 adapter.
Forum: Canon Wednesday 19th September 2018, 15:17
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By HermitIbis
I've discussed long distances elsewhere....

I've discussed long distances elsewhere. Digiscoper Neil Fifer gave the advice to shoot birds rather 30m than 100m away. Danny Young / nzmacro, who focuses his FD 500mm or FD 800mm manually via...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 18th September 2018, 23:58
Replies: 65
Views: 4,194
Posted By HermitIbis
Since 50mm on a FF camera is the standard view, a...

Since 50mm on a FF camera is the standard view, a 60-fold magnification would be just the 3000mm equivalent offered by the P1000.
Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th September 2018, 11:55
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By HermitIbis
I like the three photos, apparently showing...

I like the three photos, apparently showing courtship flights. 7D2 background issues aside, your raptor shots are pretty good, considering the 100m distance.

In comparison, my Nikon V2 + CX70-300...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 12th September 2018, 07:45
Replies: 65
Views: 4,194
Posted By HermitIbis
Thanks for your first impressions - sounds...

Thanks for your first impressions - sounds good!
I use the raw editor DxO Optics Pro 11 for those NEF files. Now and then the DxO company offers this older version of their software for free, last...
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