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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 16:44   #126
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Went to a new reserve today, managed a couple of new birds. More practise needed.

Hen Harrier

https://flic.kr/p/2dxNo81 a

https://flic.kr/p/PS9RiK 3000MM shaky hands!

Den should have said Marsh Harrier, thanks Adam

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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 19:58   #127
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Went to a new reserve today, managed a couple of new birds. More practise needed.

Hen Harrier

https://flic.kr/p/2dxNo81 a

https://flic.kr/p/PS9RiK 3000MM shaky hands!

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You got the shot though, the perched one would possibly benefit from photoshops shake reduction
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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 20:09   #128
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Marsh Harriers tho
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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 18:52   #129
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Have any more people compared IQ of the Nkon P1000 with the P900 side-by-side?

As a P900 owner, is it worth the extra size, weight and cost changing to the P1000?

I have seen some reports that images in the 2000-3000mm (equiv) range with the P1000 are inferior to P900 at 2000mm enlarged or cropped slightly to give the same FoV.
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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 19:29   #130
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Overall improvement with the 1000 compared to 900 (I have both) I never got much feather detail with the 900 but almost all shots in the 1500 t0 2000 range are miles better. Partly due to the extra light entering the lens?? the 1000 lens is approx. 50% greater area.
The EVF is a huge step up,
Manual focussing is much, much easier, as simple as press switch and rotate ring without taking camera away from your eye,
Raw..if you want it...I can live without it :)
F5.6 at 2000 on 1000, down to F8.0 on 900 probably down to larger dia lens again.

Remote has more options on the 1000
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Taking pics of the same birds at the same locations giving me overall better pics than with the 900

Low light (overcast sky) is no problem, I have managed a few "passable" shots in almost dark conditions.

A couple more from today, uncropped, straight from the camera.

https://flic.kr/p/PVCxtx

https://flic.kr/p/2dFJCBk


https://flic.kr/p/2czMM9b 1500mm 1/500 f5.6



Nikonmike, the "shakey" Marsh Harrier still shots were down to the VR being switched off and the distance :) I had turned it off to use the tripod and forgot to turn back on, explains why I could barely keep the bird in shot. Only found out when testing in the garden this morning...……..

Missus says I shouldn't be allowed out on my own :)

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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 22:24   #131
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Have any more people compared IQ of the Nkon P1000 with the P900 side-by-side?

As a P900 owner, is it worth the extra size, weight and cost changing to the P1000?

I have seen some reports that images in the 2000-3000mm (equiv) range with the P1000 are inferior to P900 at 2000mm enlarged or cropped slightly to give the same FoV.
I own a p900 and comparing the images i get to those i have seen taken with the 1000 i would say it isn't worth getting the 1000 if iq is your main priority.Unlike Poledark,i manage to obtain excellent feather detail with the 900 (look at the p900 images thread) and have yet to see images from the 1000 bettering them.Most of the images i've shown on the "p900 images" thread were cropped but still show excellent detail.
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 11:23   #132
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I own a p900 and comparing the images i get to those i have seen taken with the 1000 i would say it isn't worth getting the 1000 if iq is your main priority.
Maybe the P1000 would still be the weapon of choice for seabirds or waders. John Gordon came to an interesting conclusion in October, in his informative piece "Nikon P1000 Coolpix UK Test":

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Having shot the Nikon P900 since it first came out I will say that at times the P1000 will drive you crazy and other times you be very happy that it's in your camera bag.
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Old Friday 4th January 2019, 17:05   #133
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Still very happy with my 1000, using the "oh so simple" manual is a joy. Spent a happy hour or so attempting to get a shot of a Teal taking off. Ended up manual prefocussing on a group and used the remote. Never quite cracked it but still pleased with the one shown. Approx 45 mtrs.

Same for the Bartailed Godwit, manual and remote, waiting for bird to display its tail, this a little closer, about 35mtrs.

https://flic.kr/p/2aZxNZG 1200mm 1/500 f5.6 iso125


https://flic.kr/p/PZW82M 1700mm 1/500 f6.3 iso 160

I find the oft repeated comment about "poor low light performance" and a "lowly f8 at 3000mm" What would you expect when zoomed out that far?And then we have the super f5.6 at 2000mm ? That large diameter glass certainly helps.
Here are a couple taken from my conservatory through double glazing with reflections on the glass. Both hand held.

Long tail tit, hand held 800mm 1/60 f5.6 iso 800 18mtrs. pretty gloomy light

https://flic.kr/p/2cBhjAt

and this from same spot, 2600mm f7.1 1/125 iso500 bright sun

https://flic.kr/p/2dVtBGm



The Bird setting is my most used setting, but it is not restricted to 800mm, one can zoom in and out to suit image required and and can be switched to manual if wanted, especially useful where bird is in foliage or on a fence behind a bush. Another quick touch of a button and you can set the focus to Infinity, I have not fully explored that yet, but I am hoping it will help with BIF at 50mtrs or more.

Today was a little disappointing with the poor light until I spoke to a DSLR man who hadn't even bothered to take a single shot....and therein lies the truth of the matter, that damned massive zoom that I stiil keep trying in poor conditions, and end up with poor shots, when in reality I should not be taking any pics at all.

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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 17:16   #134
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long range pigeon

https://flic.kr/p/QkjzNp

140mtrs hand held nice bright sun, 3000mm



https://flic.kr/p/2cHaeQe 1000mm 1/5000 F5.6

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Old Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 23:31   #135
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I know its a big bugger, but so am i, is it relatively easy to HH, i do own a P900?
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 08:09   #136
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Hi Martin, pics taken in a hide are mostly on a clamp on monopod,but I did the same with the 900. I set the VR to normal (not active) the beauty of that is it allows me to focus on a distant bird and just sit and watch even at 3000mm.
I Take all the pics in my garden or walking about hand held, but mostly only up to 2000mm, and only a short burst of maybe 3 shots, any more and I tend to “drift” off the bird.
Under about 1600mm no problem hand held, and the difference between the 900 and the 1000 is quite significant, whereas the 900 is nearing the limit, the 1000 is very comfortable to hand hold and the vastly improved EVF is a delight to use, and setting and using the manual focus is simplicity itself.

If you do go for one, then don’t try BIF with the bird setting and Infinity.....missed a chance of a lifetime for good shots of a Hen Harrier when camera decided to do what I told it to, and focussed on the background!
But you live and learn...........

Had a heavy snow shower earlier today and this little fellow peered through my conservatory door, wouldn't keep still but got a few reasonable pics through the DG..

https://flic.kr/p/2enU2bR

seems to be a White Wagtail.

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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 18:29   #137
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You're a star @Poledark, going to sell my SLR and lens and go back to a Telephoto Bridge camera, especially as i'm going to Peru in June
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Old Wednesday 23rd January 2019, 20:02   #138
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I'm most impressed with this camera, I've only had it a couple of months but I'm already taking the DSLR out less. The only thing I struggle with is BIF.
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Old Friday 25th January 2019, 02:09   #139
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setup for taking images at night

Hi

I've always taken terrible images of birds at night (torched Nightjars and Owls)

My guess is I perhaps haven't figured out the correct settings for doing this.

I've recently acquired the new P1000 and was hoping for some invaluable advice on which is the best setup. I normally have it on the P setting and amend my ISO to the highest possible setting.

Can anybody share any idea's or thoughts on how to best maximise my camera for achieving better results.

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first results using the P1000

Early attempts using manual focus were a bit poor but very early am poor light didn't help.

Later in better light and on AF got this Dunlin.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lee_collins/45964560205/

Still using P setting as per P900
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Old Saturday 26th January 2019, 08:51   #141
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Thats a nice shot bud.
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Old Sunday 27th January 2019, 20:33   #142
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Bit the bullet and purchased the "Big Beastie" yesterday, weather is a bit meh to get out and trial it, but will post
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Congrats Martyn, you might just be surprised at the "poor light" performance, that big lens lets in a lot of light, enjoy,


https://flic.kr/p/QFXyTV poor light in the woods

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Got very lucky today, went up on the dunes by the beach and parked up on a high spot, Wound the window down and spotted three little brown birds about 45 mtrs away. Zoomed in and Eureka!!! Snow buntings!!!

https://flic.kr/p/2d8bejt best of the bunch.


They gradually worked closer and I had hopes they would get to within a few yards, but a dog walker came past and scared them off. I waited another hour and then left.

EDIT seems to have been Skylarks!


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Old Thursday 31st January 2019, 17:39   #145
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Hi Den. Nice photo but not a Snow Bunting. Nice Dunlin shot as well Lee.

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Oh dear, and I was so excited. Do tell what it is please,

Seems it is a Skylark Still a first for me..

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Old Thursday 31st January 2019, 19:43   #147
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What is the lowest f number widest aperture at 2000mm on this nuclear weapon of a camera.
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Looks like a Skylark to me as well Den. Lovely birds.

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Stephen, looks like 6.3 on some of my pics. 5.6 at 1800 as well and in sun today 7.1 at 2400


Had a play with the Aperture settings and I was getting f5 at 500mm, f5.6 at 1000mm, f6.3 at 2000mm and f7.1 at 2600mm. finally f8 at 3000mm. Got the same with auto setting and bird setting.

There is a "bar" limiting the range in Aperture setting so it seems the camera does the same in all other zoom levels.

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Panic stations...Sparrow Hawk about...…

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