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Forum: Nikon Sunday 12th August 2018, 09:06
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By HermitIbis
Ahh ... stopping down is the term, not stepping...

Ahh ... stopping down is the term, not stepping down. ;)
Forum: Nikon Friday 10th August 2018, 22:27
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By HermitIbis
Are you turning the VR off? Quite a few people...

Are you turning the VR off?
Quite a few people recommend your combination for BIF at dpreview. 3D should work with this teleconverter.
F/5.6 should not be an issue. Stepping down might even improve...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 21st July 2018, 09:12
Replies: 105
Views: 49,381
Posted By HermitIbis
Thomas Stirr compares the V2 and V3 for BIF

There is a new article by Thomas Stirr (http://tomstirrphotography.com/nikon-1-v3-versus-v2-for-birds-in-flight) comparing the V2 and V3 for birds in flight. Essential information for anybody...
Forum: Nikon Friday 20th July 2018, 04:54
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By HermitIbis
:t: Yes - it's astonishing how much change there...

:t:
Yes - it's astonishing how much change there can be between images, when I try to focus (manually) on a wader in a distance of 150m. If the P1000 offers first-class image stabilisation, wetland...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:47
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By HermitIbis
Even if it weighs 1415g, it could be a phantastic...

Even if it weighs 1415g, it could be a phantastic tool for distant waders. My present "150m tool" is definitely not sharp, the lens alone weighs 1.4kg. Plus the tripod, the teleconverters, and I have...
Forum: Canon Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:28
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By HermitIbis
At the dpreview site, the 7D1 still seems to have...

At the dpreview site, the 7D1 still seems to have the status as a popular work horse. (https://www.dpreview.com/products/slrs/statistics/challenges)
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 11:11
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By HermitIbis
The second disappointment: It weighs "approx....

The second disappointment: It weighs "approx. 1415 g (3 lb 2 oz) (including battery and memory card)"
The P900 had already been a bit on the heavy side for my taste, 899g.
Forum: Nikon Friday 6th July 2018, 23:55
Replies: 37
Views: 4,043
Posted By HermitIbis
Great! I must admit that I've only watched a...

Great! I must admit that I've only watched a hobby hunting an insect. Fast, but not incredibly fast. Presently I have fun with swifts. High in the sky they appear slow, but when the swift brigade...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 4th July 2018, 17:49
Replies: 130
Views: 20,982
Posted By HermitIbis
Impressive. A reviewer on the Big River...

Impressive. A reviewer on the Big River criticizes the camera because the battery only lasts 1/2 day. Funny - I go through 4-5 batteries on a full birding day. And that's a Nikon V2, other models are...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 19:48
Replies: 130
Views: 20,982
Posted By HermitIbis
Phantastic report, and all the exotic birds......

Phantastic report, and all the exotic birds... Was battery power an issue?
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Sunday 1st July 2018, 09:10
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By HermitIbis
Thanks. Almost 2000mm and a weight of 777g. I...

Thanks. Almost 2000mm and a weight of 777g. I look forward to the reviews.
Forum: Sony Monday 25th June 2018, 01:01
Replies: 155
Views: 18,964
Posted By HermitIbis
Thank you, Justin and Steve, for your replies....

Thank you, Justin and Steve, for your replies. Several BIF-ers have sold their Nikon V3 for the Sony RX10iv, and one day I might follow. DSLRs are heavy.



I have the Nikon V3 with a similar...
Forum: Sony Friday 22nd June 2018, 09:03
Replies: 155
Views: 18,964
Posted By HermitIbis
Disclaimer: I don't have a RX10iv, and little...

Disclaimer: I don't have a RX10iv, and little opportunity for seabird-watching. - Do you think this failure is model-specific, or is it a more general EVF/OVF issue? I've encountered cases where I...
Forum: Nikon Friday 15th June 2018, 12:03
Replies: 37
Views: 4,043
Posted By HermitIbis
Nikon's "must capture unpredictable and...

Nikon's "must capture unpredictable and fast-moving subjects" clearly means a hobby hunting swallows. Fortunately other press texts from Nikon call the lens "ultra-portable" and "ultra-light". This...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:22
Replies: 37
Views: 4,043
Posted By HermitIbis
Nikon writes: Sounds more like 500g. o:D

Nikon writes:

Sounds more like 500g. o:D
Forum: Nikon Friday 1st June 2018, 00:39
Replies: 105
Views: 49,381
Posted By HermitIbis
FT1 adapter / long-distance options

Indeed, N1 users at dpreview seem pretty happy (https://www.dpreview.com/search/forums?query=AF-P%20DX%2070-300&forum=1058&only-threads=yes&only-titles=yes) with the Nikon AF-P DX 70-300mm on the FT1...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 29th May 2018, 16:12
Replies: 105
Views: 49,381
Posted By HermitIbis
Thank you. - Good luck with your sale. It will be...

Thank you. - Good luck with your sale. It will be interesting to learn more about Nikon's new mirrorless attempt, but it seems unlikely that it translates to good news for the N1. Used N1 prices were...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 29th May 2018, 15:54
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By HermitIbis
Excellent photos, the Barn owl is a shocker. But...

Excellent photos, the Barn owl is a shocker. But apparently the UK is a special place: "The barn owl is nocturnal over most of its range, but in Britain and some Pacific islands, it also hunts by...
Forum: Nikon Monday 28th May 2018, 08:07
Replies: 105
Views: 49,381
Posted By HermitIbis
A swift in the local park

There is a new tool in my toolbox: the V3. Is it better for Small BIF than the V2? In some respects, yes - superior EVF, better for BIF "over water". For other situations I'd still prefer the V2 with...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 25th May 2018, 04:41
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By HermitIbis
The Fuji X-T2 (with the XF 100-400) seems to be a...

The Fuji X-T2 (with the XF 100-400) seems to be a very attractive camera. I've just googled for it and its low-light abilities are often mentioned. I hope you'll occasionally post some of your owl...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 17:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By HermitIbis
Edit: Apologies for killing a lively thread with...

Edit: Apologies for killing a lively thread with my off-topic remark. :eek!:
Forum: Canon Monday 21st May 2018, 06:53
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By HermitIbis
When the camera refuses to turn itself on, it may...

When the camera refuses to turn itself on, it may be wise to have more spare batteries with you. Which seems easier with Minadax LP-E6 @ Euro 16.70 vs the Euro 60+ of the Canon original. All...
Forum: Canon Sunday 20th May 2018, 20:15
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By HermitIbis
I have only used the 450D and the SX50. In the...

I have only used the 450D and the SX50. In the latter case Baxxtar worked fine, as good as the originals. And various Nikon1 models. Again, no problems.

Of course this issue (if it exists) might be...
Forum: Canon Sunday 20th May 2018, 18:26
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By HermitIbis
Wouldn't it be simpler to assume that there may...

Wouldn't it be simpler to assume that there may be more variety in third party batteries? Maybe I am naive, but I feel pretty safe buying Baxxtar or similar established brands to replace my...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 19th May 2018, 12:16
Replies: 29
Views: 2,435
Posted By HermitIbis
The stellar AF performance of the Nikon D500 is...

The stellar AF performance of the Nikon D500 is useful in almost every case, but in certain low-light situations it may be an idea to shoot with focus locked. Prefocusing at a distance where you hope...
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