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Forum: Nikon Monday 26th February 2018, 17:33
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
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...
Forum: Nikon Monday 26th February 2018, 00:02
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By opticoholic
Would a 600 f/4 PF lens from Nikon be any less...

Would a 600 f/4 PF lens from Nikon be any less expensive than the regular 600 f/4 E FL (currently priced at an eye-watering $12K+) ? I'm just asking because I really don't know, but I'm guessing...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 25th February 2018, 21:04
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
I find several of Thom's fundamental positions...

I find several of Thom's fundamental positions very compelling/reasonable:


Nikon's legacy was/is lenses. They have relaxed far too much when it comes to providing competitive lenses that are in...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 25th February 2018, 00:13
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
I don't know Chosun... I can tell you are very...

I don't know Chosun... I can tell you are very excited about the future but I'm more concerned with simply using all the great gear I already have... I have long believed that simply GETTING OUT...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 21st February 2018, 23:00
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
A month ago...

A month ago (http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/nikon-mirrorless-rumors.html) Thom Hogan already predicted they would be quiet at CP+... At that time, although he said "Don't shoot me if this turns...
Forum: Nikon Monday 12th February 2018, 22:21
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
Part of the "emphasis" on FX comes from Nikon...

Part of the "emphasis" on FX comes from Nikon itself. They clearly have tried very hard to convince all their DX customers that they should "upgrade" to FX. But I completely agree that a full frame...
Forum: Nikon Friday 9th February 2018, 14:13
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By opticoholic
If you decide to get one of the Sigma 150-600mm...

If you decide to get one of the Sigma 150-600mm lenses, I would do so without any expectation to use a teleconverter. But as long as the lens has no problems or defects, 600mm is a lot of reach,...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 8th February 2018, 04:13
Replies: 33
Views: 1,336
Posted By opticoholic
I would not recommend a teleconverter with any of...

I would not recommend a teleconverter with any of those 3 lenses you listed. Generally I would recommend that you avoid using teleconverters with most zooms and instead look for a fixed focal length...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 3rd February 2018, 05:49
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By opticoholic
The f/5.6 maximum aperture is ok with me so long...

The f/5.6 maximum aperture is ok with me so long as the lens provides very near maximum quality when wide open. With that caveat, I agree with NikonMike above. I could definitely be interested in...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 30th January 2018, 00:40
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
Yet more rambling speculations/predictions from...

Yet more rambling speculations/predictions from Thom:
http://www.sansmirror.com/newsviews/nikon-mirrorless-rumors.html

He's telling us to expect consumer-oriented DX mirrorless first, and he says...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 17th January 2018, 19:28
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
Thanks Mike, That is an encouraging rumor. I...

Thanks Mike,
That is an encouraging rumor. I like Sigma, more than Nikon when it comes to lenses lately.

Thom Hogan has a new blog post where he makes his predictions for Nikon in 2018. Look down...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 13th January 2018, 19:34
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
My Olympus E-M1 Mark II does this, and I think...

My Olympus E-M1 Mark II does this, and I think most other Olympus models as well. I think most cameras with an EVF should have an option to show a live histogram... I like the shadow/highlight...
Forum: Nikon Friday 12th January 2018, 03:34
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
New rumor...

New rumor today:
https://nikonrumors.com/2018/01/11/nikons-upcoming-mirrorless-camera-rumored-to-have-a-new-z-mount-with-16mm-flange-focal-distance.aspx/

And LOTS of comments/discussion down below...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 4th January 2018, 03:37
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
Let me make sure I understand you: You're...

Let me make sure I understand you: You're suggesting a new curved sensor format with a set of native lenses PLUS an adapter that sort of reverse engineers the optics of conventional lenses? i.e.,...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 31st December 2017, 01:23
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By opticoholic
Hi, Does this...

Hi,
Does this help?
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4225526

Dave
Forum: Nikon Saturday 30th December 2017, 19:21
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
HermitIbis, Yes, you make several very good...

HermitIbis,
Yes, you make several very good points. The Nikon 1 system surely is (or was) a "serious" system. Many times I considered getting one of the Nikon 1 bodies for digiscoping with my...
Forum: Nikon Friday 29th December 2017, 23:45
Replies: 96
Views: 6,867
Posted By opticoholic
How Nikon could still not have a serious...

How Nikon could still not have a serious mirrorless camera in 2018 is beyond me. This is but one among many valid criticisms of them.

At this juncture I'm not that keen for a curved sensor (maybe I...
Forum: Nikon Monday 11th September 2017, 19:28
Replies: 71
Views: 10,194
Posted By opticoholic
Brad Hill was lucky to get one of the few first...

Brad Hill was lucky to get one of the few first production D850's, and he has posted his very early impressions in his September 11 blog entry here:

http://www.naturalart.ca/voice/blog.html

He is...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 29th August 2017, 01:36
Replies: 71
Views: 10,194
Posted By opticoholic
This is the camera years ago I imagined would...

This is the camera years ago I imagined would eventually appear. i.e., a D800 with pixel density roughly equivalent to the best DX bodies, but with all the horsepower to process the enormous full...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 18th March 2017, 14:51
Replies: 155
Views: 58,155
Posted By opticoholic
I don't watch the birding optics rumors or...

I don't watch the birding optics rumors or announcements very closely these days, so I'm arriving a little late to the discussion here.

These are the key factors for me:

95mm objective ~$2059
47.3...
Forum: Opticron Friday 30th December 2016, 16:18
Replies: 3
Views: 2,942
Posted By opticoholic
Thanks Bob and David. The bins arrived yesterday...

Thanks Bob and David.

The bins arrived yesterday from B&H. Overall, I'm fairly pleased and they are what I hoped and expected they would be. I was looking for a mid-size, mid-priced bin, 6 or 7x,...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 27th December 2016, 22:35
Replies: 3
Views: 2,942
Posted By opticoholic
Opticron 6x32 Traveller BGA Mg

I just ordered a pair of these for my 85 year old mother to use watching birds at the feeders right outside the window. She wears glasses all the time and told me she couldn't easily use any...
Forum: Olympus Thursday 24th November 2016, 21:15
Replies: 134
Views: 50,307
Posted By opticoholic
Good points, Carlos. It takes a lot of practice...

Good points, Carlos. It takes a lot of practice and experimenting to learn how to get the most out of any system. That is why part of me would really like to focus on mastering only one system, or...
Forum: Olympus Thursday 24th November 2016, 17:54
Replies: 134
Views: 50,307
Posted By opticoholic
Dpreview really presents nice camera reviews,...

Dpreview really presents nice camera reviews, don't they? I get the impression they really try to give it to you straight; they tell it like it is. But they are not bird photographers.



I think...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 19th November 2016, 17:54
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By opticoholic
Chris, I have experience working both with and...

Chris,
I have experience working both with and without flash for bird photography.

As others have pointed out, sometimes photos that were taken with flash have an obvious quality that could be...
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