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Forum: Nikon Thursday 23rd August 2018, 16:04
Replies: 99
Views: 15,045
Posted By Colin Blues
I see your point about the mount for this lens,...

I see your point about the mount for this lens, Chosun.

Making it Z would really have made wildlife shooters sit up and take notice and generate incentive to get the Z6/7. As it is, I think it...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:10
Replies: 9
Views: 7,187
Posted By Colin Blues
Hi Malcolm, I used the 393 for years and, for...

Hi Malcolm,

I used the 393 for years and, for the money, I had no complaint. Built like a tank and easy to use. However, I got hold of a second hand Wimberley II last year and the difference is...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 15th May 2018, 14:48
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By Colin Blues
xqd cards

Just a quick word for anyone wondering about the Sony G vs M cards.

I have both and, for my purposes, I can see no difference in performance.

I have a D4 and D500 so, not huge files and I do not...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 13:47
Replies: 10
Views: 4,901
Posted By Colin Blues
To hammer home the point being made above: try...

To hammer home the point being made above: try before you buy.

Optics are not the things to buy on recommendation alone. If possible pick a day with poor light as this really shows up the quality...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 27th April 2018, 09:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By Colin Blues
Super Fast Falcon

If you missed last night's Natural World on BBC 2 this episode is repeated on Sunday 29th April at 1800. Also now available on BBC I-Player.

Fantastic footage and information on Peregrines.
Forum: Tips For New Birders Tuesday 24th April 2018, 16:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,905
Posted By Colin Blues
I understand you have the 150-600 sigma,...

I understand you have the 150-600 sigma, DDG.

600mm requires good long lens technique. I have seen people using long telephotos on monopods and it looks really cumbersome to me. A tripod set up...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Tuesday 10th April 2018, 10:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By Colin Blues
Slightly off subject but,when I thought about...

Slightly off subject but,when I thought about shooting RAW, my confusion was immense . I found a book called Understanding RAW Photography by Andy Rouse a great help.

Whilst it was published in...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 8th April 2018, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By Colin Blues
The D500 is a great camera but I would ask...

The D500 is a great camera but I would ask yourself if you really need the extra performance. If not, hang on to the D7200 which you say you have no issues with and save a lot of dollars.

Reading...
Forum: Nikon Friday 9th February 2018, 09:23
Replies: 33
Views: 3,979
Posted By Colin Blues
"I use TCs a lot, and - with the right lens -...

"I use TCs a lot, and - with the right lens - even a 2x TC can give excellent results."

With the right lens is the key here. For me that would be an f2.8prime (or maybe the 70-200 f2.8 zoom) and...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 21st September 2017, 16:11
Replies: 17
Views: 4,428
Posted By Colin Blues
Point taken, Sean. I confess that I rarely...

Point taken, Sean.

I confess that I rarely shoot small passerines flying overhead unless it's for a record shot and then rely on the DR of the D500 to pull back some detail.

But, you can set...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 20th September 2017, 15:21
Replies: 17
Views: 4,428
Posted By Colin Blues
Hello Sean, If you are still wondering, Moose...

Hello Sean,

If you are still wondering, Moose Peterson gives a "crib" sheet for his settings and Steve Perry has a useful video. To be found on their respective web sites. Or you could buy Thom...
Forum: Canon Sunday 3rd September 2017, 16:26
Replies: 36
Views: 12,642
Posted By Colin Blues
Hi Mick, If you need to crop a lot with APSC...

Hi Mick,

If you need to crop a lot with APSC sensor, changing to FF will not be much help imho. If you can find a fast telephoto within your budget, that will get you "closer".

Best wishes

Colin
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 8th February 2017, 15:10
Replies: 12
Views: 9,784
Posted By Colin Blues
Leo, Nasim Mansurov has a good review of the 3...

Leo,
Nasim Mansurov has a good review of the 3 converters on Photography Life.

The 300 2.8 is a great lens. I now have the MKII but the optics are the same. On my D4, the MKIII 2x is surprisingly...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 19th September 2016, 17:23
Replies: 18
Views: 13,586
Posted By Colin Blues
Chosun, I think the math gives you 850/6.8 for...

Chosun, I think the math gives you 850/6.8 for 500 with 1.7x (my viewfinder says 6.7). You would want to stop down to f8 IMHO. If you can only buy 1 lens, I think the 500 is a great all rounder but...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 19th September 2016, 15:38
Replies: 18
Views: 13,586
Posted By Colin Blues
I have the Nikon 500 f4 (G version). I can...

I have the Nikon 500 f4 (G version). I can confirm it's a very versatile piece of kit. I'm no giant and I can use it handheld BUT, it is better on a tripod. Pretty good with a 1.4x. Okay with...
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