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  1. Len Poxon

    Equipment overhaul?

    I have gone on a similar journey. I progressed from a D80 to a D7000 with a 300mm F4 lens (none PF), then after trying a it with a 1.4 TC and finding it too soft, I upgraded the lens to a Sigma 150-600 contemporary. Still not satisfied with both AF and ISO/noise I upgraded the camera to a Nikon...
  2. Len Poxon

    Nikon 500 F5.6 PF

    Thanks BulbMogul I have read about issues with the foot so I will be careful in that regard. Is that why you use the strap on the camera?
  3. Len Poxon

    Nikon 500 F5.6 PF

    I decided to take the plunge and have ordered a Nikon 500F5.6 PF from Panamoz today.
  4. Len Poxon

    Nikon 500 F5.6 PF

    Thanks for your comments Dan. I have checked out your Flickr site and you have some great photos, that Kestrel you photographed yesterday was a cracking shot.
  5. Len Poxon

    Nikon 500 F5.6 PF

    I currently have a Sigma 150-600mm contemporary lens which I use on a Nikon D500 camera. I am considering purchasing a Nikon 500mm F5.6 PF lens. Most of my photography is for birds where I tend to walk around a lot. I believe the Nikon lens would provide a superior image and would be more...
  6. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    Anyone in the UK got a Nikon fit contemporary, I have had one on order since April.
  7. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    Impressive shots on both lenses at that distance, do you have any more at a greater distance from the subject?
  8. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    More excellent shots Issac, how much did you crop (if at all) the Piping Plover shots?
  9. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600

    I would second that comment from Issac, those shots really are great.
  10. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    Lovely set of photos, Issac. That's the first time I have seen a Piping Plover, it is a cracking little bird.
  11. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600

    Super shot, looks very good.
  12. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    That's a superb shot Roy, of a juvenile Ringed Plover. What lens did you use to capture that shot?
  13. Len Poxon

    New Sigma 150/600 contemporary

    Issac, I have a Nikon F4 300mm to which I use a 1.4 extender 99% of the time. It definitely increases the close focus distance. For Butterflies I have to remove it.
  14. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Great shots, both Issac and Todders. I am particularly impressed with the depth of field you are getting at F8, it's showing good detail all over the birds plumage.
  15. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Another batch of fantastic shots Issac, keep them coming.
  16. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Issac, Those Common Redpoll shots are nothing less than superb! what sort of distance were you from them?
  17. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Super set of photos Issac.
  18. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Unfortunately, Issac I have not yet got a Tamron, but I am sorely tempted to!
  19. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Yes that's the same thing, vibration reduction is Nikon's abbreviation for it, I think Tamron call it vibration compensation. On some lenses it seems to work better than others.
  20. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Issac, your Semi-palmated Plover is a superb shot. Do you use the VR on the lens?
  21. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    If anyone wants to see what the D7100 & Tammy can do in terms of birds in flight, check out Kristopher Rowe's website on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/coastalconn/14897391418/
  22. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Mad Scientist,- Gulls - Not a bad set of shots, 2 & 3 look the best to me. Focus is a little off on the beak area of 1. Other birds - The Mallard is the stand out one to me with rich colours although it is a little overcropped.
  23. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    I agree with Nick, more superb shots Issac. Mostly in the UK we would struggle to get so close to the birds as you have, but it does show what patience and bushcraft can do!
  24. Len Poxon

    Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 DI IF VC USD

    Great shots Issac and nice reflection,
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