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Forum: Nikon Thursday 9th April 2009, 05:33
Replies: 20
Views: 3,970
Posted By DonFrambach
I used a Katzeye split screen in my D200 with a...

I used a Katzeye split screen in my D200 with a 500mm mf lens. It didn't work out well for me. Here's my experience:

http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=92663&highlight=katz
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Monday 22nd September 2008, 00:07
Replies: 6
Views: 3,799
Posted By DonFrambach
Here are some photos of my fourth version. Seems...

Here are some photos of my fourth version. Seems to work well. I can quickly switch from landscape to portrait format. Need to get the parts anodized. 500mm F4 with 1.4 TC attached to bar mounted...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Sunday 24th August 2008, 17:33
Replies: 85
Views: 67,913
Posted By DonFrambach
I have a gimble head that I have mounted on a...

I have a gimble head that I have mounted on a leveling head on my tripod. Works great for me. Set up is fast and accurate even on uneven ground. I happen to have a Wimberley head, a Gitzo leveling...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Sunday 13th July 2008, 19:48
Replies: 12
Views: 5,863
Posted By DonFrambach
I think you made a good choice. I too felt that...

I think you made a good choice. I too felt that the extra weight of a series 5 tripod was tolerable. Consequently, I don't think I'll ever think about buying a larger tripod for a larger lens, TC,...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Saturday 12th July 2008, 07:39
Replies: 12
Views: 5,863
Posted By DonFrambach
Not pushing the series 5 tripods but I think your...

Not pushing the series 5 tripods but I think your camera store is incorrect. There are 3 section Series 5 Gitzo tripods. I have the 5530S. According to the Adorama web site, the current one is...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 8th July 2008, 04:00
Replies: 12
Views: 5,863
Posted By DonFrambach
I'm very happy with my Gitzo tripod and Wimberley...

I'm very happy with my Gitzo tripod and Wimberley head (which I use with my manual focus 500 f/4 lens). I decided to go for the 5530S because I felt that the additional weight and price ($50 if I...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 10th June 2008, 17:10
Replies: 3
Views: 2,361
Posted By DonFrambach
Could you mark the legs of the tripod to your...

Could you mark the legs of the tripod to your preferred extension?

I have a Gitzo tripod which I don't fully extend and haven't found the leg extension to be all that critical. I do have a...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Tuesday 3rd June 2008, 19:57
Replies: 110
Views: 43,511
Posted By DonFrambach
Great shots! I'm pretty sure that I will order...

Great shots! I'm pretty sure that I will order the lens soon.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 1st June 2008, 06:37
Replies: 15
Views: 6,798
Posted By DonFrambach
Never had trouble with autofocus at 300mm. ...

Never had trouble with autofocus at 300mm. However, I'm shooting pictures of kids wearing high contrast sports uniforms in bright sunlight.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 28th May 2008, 05:12
Replies: 15
Views: 6,798
Posted By DonFrambach
I own this lens and like it very much. It is too...

I own this lens and like it very much. It is too short for the kind of birding I like to do. However, the lens is great for taking photos of my kids sports. I always us it hand held for that.

I...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Saturday 24th May 2008, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 6,635
Posted By DonFrambach
I'm no expert, but I've been very happy with my...

I'm no expert, but I've been very happy with my Gitzo 5530S and Wimberley head. I found that the Gitzo leveling base is very helpful because I can set up very quickly on uneven ground. If you use a...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Thursday 22nd May 2008, 21:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,799
Posted By DonFrambach
extra bar to stabilize long lenses

I've been using a Nikon 500mm f/4 manual focus lens for some time now and have found that even with a Gitzo 5530 tripod and a Wimberley head that there is some image blurring that seems to be due to...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2008, 06:43
Replies: 10
Views: 7,060
Posted By DonFrambach
Just add a thought on the 70-300 VR zoom...

Just add a thought on the 70-300 VR zoom lens.

This was the first lens that I used for birding. For me, I found the lens to be too short. I'm currently using a 500 mm lens sometimes with a 1.4 and...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2008, 06:16
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
Just realized that I have not finished this...

Just realized that I have not finished this thread.

I exchanged my Katz screen with microprisms for a pain Katz screen with optibrite treatment.

The new Katz screen works great.

Was it worth it? ...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 31st January 2008, 06:04
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By DonFrambach
The Katz eye screen works just fine with auto...

The Katz eye screen works just fine with auto focussing lenses because it is independent of the autofocussing mechanism. The screens will work great with an f2.8 manual focus lens. The microprism...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 18th November 2007, 02:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,636
Posted By DonFrambach
I like the zoom lens but not for birding

I have the 70-300 VR zoom. It is a great lens for shooting pictures of my kids' sporting events. It is excellent hand held. I found it too short for the kind of birding I do. I do not have the...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 7th October 2007, 16:43
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
Thought this email exchange might be interesting....

Thought this email exchange might be interesting.

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From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent:...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 7th October 2007, 15:50
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
Here is an email that I received from Katz Eye...

Here is an email that I received from Katz Eye Optics on a Sunday less that 12hours after writing to them. In my opinion, Katz Eye Optics is a first class operation!

Hi Don,

You are correct in...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 7th October 2007, 04:21
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
I received my Katz Eye Focusing screen with...

I received my Katz Eye Focusing screen with optibrite treatment installed on my Nikon D200 last week. My results are mixed.

I elected to have the screen installed by Katz Eye Optics. I did that...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 16th September 2007, 19:58
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
Just ordered it today

I just ordered the Katz Eye focusing screen with the "optbrite" treatment for my D200. I chickened out and ordered their installation service.

As I understand the process, they'll manufacture the...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 14th August 2007, 20:28
Replies: 11
Views: 4,194
Posted By DonFrambach
I have the 70-300 VR zoom and feel that it is a...

I have the 70-300 VR zoom and feel that it is a great lens for taking pictures of my kids sporting events. However, it is too short for the kind of birding that I do. I third the vote for the 300...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 31st July 2007, 05:28
Replies: 7
Views: 14,484
Posted By DonFrambach
Change D200 focus screen for manual focus lenses?

I've been having trouble setting the focus of my Nikon 500mm manual focus lens. I have found the little green dot on the lower left corner of the focus screen to be marginally useful because it is...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 31st July 2007, 04:42
Replies: 8
Views: 5,501
Posted By DonFrambach
I bought it!

I received the Gitzo 5530S tripod and a G1527 center column last Thursday. Got a chance to use the setup on Saturday and Sunday. I'm very pleased. The tripod is solid. My outdoor (in a breeze)...
Forum: Nikon Friday 27th July 2007, 19:22
Replies: 10
Views: 2,393
Posted By DonFrambach
I found that 300mm was a little short for me when...

I found that 300mm was a little short for me when I used a 70-300 VR zoom. But with a 1.4x TC and f2.8! and VR to boot, I think you'll do just fine. You could even add a larger TC if the combo was...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 22nd July 2007, 03:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,790
Posted By DonFrambach
Ken Rockwell has an opinion

I have no experience but decided to go another route after reading Ken Rockwell's review here:
http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/5008.htm
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