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Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Today, 17:53
Replies: 9
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Posted By marcsantacurz
I think 800mm equivalent (d7200 in 1.3x crop at...

I think 800mm equivalent (d7200 in 1.3x crop at 14 MP) is not too bad You could probably crop it again in post down to 10MP at 950mm. That's not bad, but that will be around the max you'd want to...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Today, 16:22
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By marcsantacurz
If you do not want to use a "C" mount, here are...

If you do not want to use a "C" mount, here are some other ideas.

1) Use along arca swiss QR plate, so some of the plate will stick out in front of the scope's foot. Then clamp gear on to that. ...
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 19:18
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By marcsantacurz
I don't think the Nikon TC will mount on that...

I don't think the Nikon TC will mount on that lens. Nikon put an extra piece of metal in there so it only mounts on specific lenses (see the Nikon website).

You could get a 3rd party TC, like...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Yesterday, 19:13
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By marcsantacurz
So the thing to remember about directional...

So the thing to remember about directional microphones is that they do not amplify in the direction, they attenuate in other directions. This lets you turn up the gain on your preamp to get more...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Yesterday, 18:46
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By marcsantacurz
If you have an angled scope, you won't have the...

If you have an angled scope, you won't have the mic on the camera. You will need a "C" mount that goes on the scope foot and the has a cold shoe above the scope. So the mic on the camera is a...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Yesterday, 08:25
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By marcsantacurz
Kumar, For the mic, go with the K6/ME66. I've...

Kumar,

For the mic, go with the K6/ME66. I've tried a few others and they do not compare.

There are two types of sound to record: ambient and source. Ambient can be captured with most any low...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 13th September 2019, 23:01
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, that's a very light lens. Easy to carry. ...

Yes, that's a very light lens. Easy to carry. It does work OK with the 1.4x TC too, so you can get 420mm or 630mm f/5.6 equivalent from it.

Marc
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 13th September 2019, 19:36
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By marcsantacurz
I don't think it's changed much recently. The...

I don't think it's changed much recently. The Tammy 150-600 g2 or Sigma 150-600 C.

There's also the Nikon 200-500 f/5.6. I used to have that but am happier with the Tammy 150-600 g2. I found...
Forum: Nikon Friday 13th September 2019, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By marcsantacurz
I think the d7200 is a great value and you can...

I think the d7200 is a great value and you can even shoot in 1.3x crop mode (overall 2x crop) so your 300mm will be 600mm equivalent (or a 400mm is 800mm equivalent). It will bump up your FPS a...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th September 2019, 16:16
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By marcsantacurz
I'm excited to try that new Kowa too. You could...

I'm excited to try that new Kowa too. You could also look at the Nikon HG 8x30 with 8.3* FoV. Weatherproof and all that. About US$850 new.

Marc
Forum: Camera Settings Monday 9th September 2019, 06:58
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By marcsantacurz
You will get a lot faster with practice, but it...

You will get a lot faster with practice, but it will never by zippy.

You have a 20x - 60x? 20x is about 1000mm 35mm equivalent (660mm crop sensor) and 30x is 1500mm 35mm (1000mm crop sensor). ...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 06:46
Replies: 51
Views: 1,695
Posted By marcsantacurz
I figure buying used I can sell them for about...

I figure buying used I can sell them for about what I paid when I'm done playing with them. I want to do some photos through the lenses of them all to compare color and brightness in my studio. Now...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th September 2019, 15:50
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By marcsantacurz
Oh, and forgot to mention. I use the ProCam...

Oh, and forgot to mention. I use the ProCam app. It has a timer shutter release and also an "anti-shake" shutter release (it waits until the phone stops shaking from you pressing the button). It...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 8th September 2019, 15:46
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By marcsantacurz
You can try those cheap cell phone adapters, but...

You can try those cheap cell phone adapters, but i bet you'll end up buying the KOWA one later. It's hard to get the cell phone camera lined up well to get a good circle and flat view. I shelled...
Forum: Sony Sunday 8th September 2019, 05:07
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By marcsantacurz
yeah, I am so used to walking along and making...

yeah, I am so used to walking along and making setting adjustments looking at the top display, like when I am switching between BIF and perched. yep, I could twist the camera 90* and look at the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Sunday 8th September 2019, 00:51
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By marcsantacurz
I have the EM5m2 and have used it with the Panny...

I have the EM5m2 and have used it with the Panny 100-400 and oly 300/4. I agree with #2, it is not for BIF. Just too slow operation and a long blackout when shooting makes tracking hard. I liked...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th September 2019, 00:42
Replies: 51
Views: 1,695
Posted By marcsantacurz
I have recently been on a 7x42 kick. I have not...

I have recently been on a 7x42 kick. I have not tried the SLC 7x42 or the Leicas. Here is my experience with the others.

For me, the main reason to try 7x42 is the true field of view. That means...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Saturday 7th September 2019, 17:49
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, it's just that. The PA8/PA7 attach to the...

Yes, it's just that. The PA8/PA7 attach to the collar and put no torque on the eyepiece. I suspect it will be a lot less wiggle/shake too.

Things that try to grab onto the rubber part of the...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 7th September 2019, 17:45
Replies: 289
Views: 28,585
Posted By marcsantacurz
To make people buy the 24 when the really want...

To make people buy the 24 when the really want the 20, so they then buy the 20 later.



I don't understand the 28-70/2.8-3.5. I could understand doing a kit zoom that is smaller and lighter...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 7th September 2019, 05:58
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By marcsantacurz
Every scope is going to have some amount of over...

Every scope is going to have some amount of over or under corrected CA. The question is how much?

Was there a big difference between the inside & outside? Could you count the number of different...
Forum: Nikon Friday 6th September 2019, 17:08
Replies: 289
Views: 28,585
Posted By marcsantacurz
My understanding is that telephotos don't really...

My understanding is that telephotos don't really benefit from the wider mount or decreased flange distance, so adapting them (assuming the AF speed is the same) is about the same image. Sure, they...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Friday 6th September 2019, 16:12
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By marcsantacurz
I do not think you want to use a zoom lens for...

I do not think you want to use a zoom lens for digiscoping. Get a fixed. I think a 45mm MFT (90mm equivalent) is about what you want, but I have not used it so do not know for sure. It might be...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Friday 6th September 2019, 15:42
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By marcsantacurz
When I said "zoom" above, I meant "magnify" on...

When I said "zoom" above, I meant "magnify" on the LCD, not an actual lens zoom function.
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Friday 6th September 2019, 05:30
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By marcsantacurz
I use the Olympus E-M5m2 on a Nikon 800mm f/5.6...

I use the Olympus E-M5m2 on a Nikon 800mm f/5.6 manual focus lens (1600mm equivalent view). It has IBIS and the manual focus peaking and zoom work very well. My only gripe about it is after I take...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 5th September 2019, 18:39
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By marcsantacurz
Well, a camera throws away a lot of image to make...

Well, a camera throws away a lot of image to make that rectangular view. The lens projects an image circle, not a rectangle, but the film or sensor is what makes it rectangular. You could put some...
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