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Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 04:42
Replies: 354
Views: 36,623
Posted By marcsantacurz
From NikonRumors: subject-tracking AF enabled in...

From NikonRumors:

subject-tracking AF enabled in photo mode has been changed to more closely resemble that of the 3D-tracking option for digital SLR cameras.

Thank heavens! I need to download this...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th February 2020, 05:09
Replies: 71
Views: 8,323
Posted By marcsantacurz
It is disappointing that it looks so incremental....

It is disappointing that it looks so incremental. will the improved AF be worth it? I guess shootouts will try to show. Though if I wanted a pro-level Nikon, I'd go for a 100k or less shutter d5...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 8th February 2020, 04:35
Replies: 58
Views: 1,296
Posted By marcsantacurz
Related to the Merlin topic, I sometimes...

Related to the Merlin topic, I sometimes photograph swallows during their nesting season. Every year in the fields near here one can see large groups of swallows feeding on flying insects. There...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th January 2020, 00:28
Replies: 32
Views: 2,016
Posted By marcsantacurz
I have the EL FPro 8.5x42 and HT 10x42. I bought...

I have the EL FPro 8.5x42 and HT 10x42. I bought both used (I could describe that more if you're interested). I have not used the SF. I really prefer the EL view to the HT, if I had to pick...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 16th January 2020, 03:29
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By marcsantacurz
I usually use 3d af (which is like single point)...

I usually use 3d af (which is like single point) or small group as I can aim around foreground and background clutter.

For BIF against the sky (i.e. without background clutter), full frame 156-point...
Forum: Nikon Monday 13th January 2020, 17:25
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By marcsantacurz
What I usually do is a process like this: If...

What I usually do is a process like this:


If shooting JPEG, I set large mode, fine resolution, Vivid, +3 saturation, +3 sharpness. Turn off d-lighting. Distortion control on.
M mode
f/5.6 - 8,...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 12th January 2020, 18:38
Replies: 354
Views: 36,623
Posted By marcsantacurz
I've mostly given up on Nikon doing lightweight...

I've mostly given up on Nikon doing lightweight for their high-end lenses. The 500/5.6 PF is great -- I use it all the time now even though its shorter than I'd like. Canon and Sony are on top of...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 7th January 2020, 18:59
Replies: 34
Views: 1,720
Posted By marcsantacurz
I think the thing they are trying to do is to get...

I think the thing they are trying to do is to get a zoom to the same optical level as a prime. If you need a zoom, say for field sports, then this might be just the ticket and give you the same...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 5th January 2020, 21:16
Replies: 354
Views: 36,623
Posted By marcsantacurz
Some low light photographers do prefer the DSLR...

Some low light photographers do prefer the DSLR with its own AF system that can see IR flash assist. Mirrorless needs to use something that's not deep red or use the "low light" setting that is a...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 5th January 2020, 21:09
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By marcsantacurz
So is this supposed to be the same form factor as...

So is this supposed to be the same form factor as the P900, not the larger P1000? That would be nice.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 5th January 2020, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By marcsantacurz
The not cropping part is the key piece. Though I...

The not cropping part is the key piece. Though I have found some of the Topaz Labs products, Denoise AI and Sharpen AI, can help reduce the high ISO noise quite a bit without looking too smoothed...
Forum: Nikon Friday 27th December 2019, 00:22
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, the d7200 will have much better high ISO...

Yes, the d7200 will have much better high ISO (and that's like 1600-3200 or above for the d7000). It is also a 24MP camera vs the 16MP of the d7000. That's an extra 1.2x crop right there! It also...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 25th December 2019, 04:36
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By marcsantacurz
The d7200 is a good upgrade from the d7000. If...

The d7200 is a good upgrade from the d7000. If you can swing it, do that.

The dlsr crop sensor world will be much different than the P900. The advantages are better overall IQ, faster handing,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 19th December 2019, 20:47
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By marcsantacurz
The Panasonics and Sonys are nice. If you're...

The Panasonics and Sonys are nice. If you're looking at the P&S style, my main advice is to get a P&S superzoom with an EVF. Trying to hold a camera at arm length and align a superzoom can be...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th December 2019, 17:48
Replies: 36
Views: 2,092
Posted By marcsantacurz
I agree with an earlier comment that you need to...

I agree with an earlier comment that you need to try them. Personal idiosyncrasies have an outsized effect on how a given pair handles. In the US, use good online retailers (b&h, optics planet,...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th December 2019, 07:07
Replies: 48
Views: 1,920
Posted By marcsantacurz
While the how one focuses (the procedure or...

While the how one focuses (the procedure or method) is the important thing and the direction one turns the control is just how it operates, I find it unpleasant to use a binocular that focuses in the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th December 2019, 18:01
Replies: 48
Views: 1,920
Posted By marcsantacurz
It's an issue for camera lenses two. You have...

It's an issue for camera lenses two. You have focus direction, zoom direction, and aperture ring direction to worry about. Even in some compatible lens designs (micro 4/3), the zoom directions can...
Forum: Alaska Wednesday 11th December 2019, 18:32
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By marcsantacurz
The Denali highway (8) has very few other...

The Denali highway (8) has very few other vehicles or trucks. Probably as many adventurous bike trekkers as vehicles!

The Dalton Highway (11) north from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay is a different...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th December 2019, 03:45
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By marcsantacurz
The d850 is about 45MB per file (12-bit lossless...

The d850 is about 45MB per file (12-bit lossless compression, large size). The d500 is about 20MB or 12.5 MB in 1.3x crop mode. It is a lot of extra data! I use the 128GB XQD cards. But yes,...
Forum: Alaska Monday 9th December 2019, 07:55
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By marcsantacurz
I took a trip 2 years ago with a small group from...

I took a trip 2 years ago with a small group from Anchorage - Seward - Fairbanks - Coldfoot. It was 2 weeks and a lot of driving! but it was fantastic wildlife and photography.

Around Anchorage,...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 7th December 2019, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By marcsantacurz
On the Z7, I use group for BIF if it's basically...

On the Z7, I use group for BIF if it's basically open sky. It can hunt a bit. It helps to try and pre-focus so the camera is kind of in the right focus range. This is with the 500/5.6E.

If...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 5th December 2019, 18:14
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By marcsantacurz
In regards to d500 vs full frame (sony vs canon):...

In regards to d500 vs full frame (sony vs canon): The d500 does pretty well with low-light focusing so long as you have a fast lens. The d750 is even better, maybe Nikon's best low-light camera (I'm...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 5th December 2019, 00:33
Replies: 71
Views: 8,323
Posted By marcsantacurz
Nikon recently got a patent [1] on a variable...

Nikon recently got a patent [1] on a variable power lens with a mechanism to correct chromatic aberration and coma. Perhaps it is related to this?

marc

By configuring the variable power optical...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 1st December 2019, 06:55
Replies: 10
Views: 842
Posted By marcsantacurz
My general opinion is that bridge cameras are...

My general opinion is that bridge cameras are good for (a) a lighter weight compact system, or (b) reach in the 1600mm - 3000mm range, or (c) long reach at lower cost. Basically, if you need a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 28th November 2019, 00:52
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By marcsantacurz
No camera with an equivalent focal length over...

No camera with an equivalent focal length over 600mm is going to be easy for BIF simply because it is (a) hard to find them and (b) hard to track them. A gimbal tripod can help a lot with (b). Some...
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