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#1 dave's clichés

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:00 PM

 Yes swinging in the breeze by the lips as usual!

 

   What's it this time? 

 

  Well it's that paltry D7100 buffer of just 6 frames at 5 FPS, pretty damned hopeless. I spent the week out shooting and by the time I got home, I'd managed to convince myself by some convoluted thought process, that the D500 was my baby, and by selling all the rest of my Pentax gear and the D7100, I could pay for it and still have a few shillings for some beers.

 

 Caveat:   How to open D500 RAW files in CS6 ( as I can't even "breathe" without CS6), when only PS creative cloud has the RAW converter? ( or LR and renting either is out of the question)

 

 I found the answer, you use DXO Optics Pro 11 to convert the Nikon NEF files into a standard DNG and that will open in Adobe's RAW converters just as if it was a NEF file, it works.. the two can also work together, back "and" forth. I bet Adobe are not happy about that!

 

   Grey market D500s are currently available for 1550 euros, all in all I can't wait!

 

https://www.flickr.c.../124690178@N08/

 

  Live now pay later!

 

   Update from one of the forums, Adobe do a free converter...downloading now..



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:54 AM

The D500 seems to be quite awesome in terms of speed ... if you really need that.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 07:34 AM

   Frame rate, AF speed and frame coverage as well as the mini joystick for moving the AF point makes it far more practical than the D7100 which has it's drawbacks (buffer/banding) even when it was released, which is a pity as it's AF is still up there.

  The two marvel APSc cameras at the moment seem to be Fuji X-T2 and the D500 standing head and shoulders above the other new releases, for sport the D500 has it because of the lenses, but general AF is close to being neck and neck, which shows how hard Fuji have been working to push forward ML technology, very impressive!

 

  Anyway the D500 should be here in a few days. 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:08 AM

Good, it has inbuilt automatic AFMA test and calibration.

 

:lol:

 

You'll need that  ;) But as you said, in terms of lenses the Nikon wins hands-down. And the lens you already have is impossible to beat with the 100-400.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 08:34 AM

Good, it has inbuilt automatic AFMA test and calibration.

 

:lol:

 

You'll need that  ;) But as you said, in terms of lenses the Nikon wins hands-down. And the lens you already have is impossible to beat with the 100-400.

 

  I forgot about that feature JoJu, you've made my early morning cup of tea taste just that bit sweeter!  Yes the D750 needs -2 AFMA with the Nikor 500mm, where the D7100 needs -8.??? Strange business PDAF, once set I've found it dead on though. 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:00 AM

The D500 is an excellent machine, I'm sure. I just wanted to tease you a bit and hoped you'd take it that way you did. It has much more to offer than just this feature. Okay, it's not up to 14 fps or faster shutter speeds than 1/8000 (but the faster ones at X-T2 are not to freeze action better, they're just to leave an ND8 filter at home), but instead of that you will not be able fill up the buffer with JPGs - it will just be your vulture mitraillette until battery is empty of SD card full, whatever comes first.

 

I think you made the best decision.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:23 AM

  I forgot about that feature JoJu, you've made my early morning cup of tea taste just that bit sweeter!  Yes the D750 needs -2 AFMA with the Nikor 500mm, where the D7100 needs -8.??? Strange business PDAF, once set I've found it dead on though. 

The cameras use different AF sensors. To which light they are sensitive, the steps the AF logic makes, AF point configuration, it all makes a difference. So, not that strange that the cameras show a different number of undisclosed actual meaning.



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 09:24 AM

 

  The two marvel APSc cameras at the moment seem to be Fuji X-T2 and the D500 standing head and shoulders above the other new releases,

 

 

What happened to the Sony A6300? 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 10:27 AM

What happened to the Sony A6300? 

 It's running around looking for a headphone socket for itself !!!     :D  :o  :)  :wub:   touché!

 

Seriously though, it's a great camera, marred maybe slightly by it's 4K overheating and it's battery life?



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 04:47 PM

 It's running around looking for a headphone socket for itself !!!     :D  :o  :)  :wub:   touché!

 

Seriously though, it's a great camera, marred maybe slightly by it's 4K overheating and it's battery life?

 

 4K overheating? Does it count as a problem? It is a camera for stills with some video functionality not a camera for videos. 



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 05:32 PM

 4K overheating? Does it count as a problem? It is a camera for stills with some video functionality not a camera for videos. 

It matters if one buys it for 4K video. But who really uses these cameras to shoot 4K video? To get 4k quality out of these DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, a lot of talent, time, good lenses and other gear is needed, besides 4K monitor, heavy computing power and so on.

 

So yeah, I agree that it is not really an issue in general.



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:37 PM

Well it arrived this morning, I had been trembling  that the "Douanes" were going to clambour all over it, but nothing!

   Here, in the stores the D500 is 2180 euros or there abouts, on this site 1550 euros (wowcamera), that's a huge, huge difference. I know blah blah blah, but so far I haven't had a thing go wrong with my  Nikons, unlike Pentax, every one  has had a problem.

  Anyway it's heavy, like 1.322gms with the 18-105mm kit lens, aprox.200gms more than the D750!

 

  Just waiting for the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX Macro non OS to turn up and then my LBA is cured!  :rolleyes:  :D  :blink:



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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:55 PM

I know how it feels when you have a new Lens or a new camera...

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:38 PM

Yes, but Dave's not asking after he bought it if it was good to buy it.  B)

 

^_^

 

Dave? Care to meet for a shootout? Vultures until no feather is left? :o

 

Sigma 150? No 180?



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 01:49 AM

  Shoot out JoJu? OK I'll just nip down the butchers!

 

I would have liked the Nikon 200mm F4 and there was one on The Bon Coin, but it was a tickle under a grand, also a Sigma180mm F3.5 at 700 euros and big, had to draw the line somewhere, the 150mm F2.8 was 400 euros including postage, they are of the old metal school of construction.

 The Pentax K3 has gone with my old faithful Tammy 17-50mm, Sigma 10-20mm,, Sigma 105 macro, 18-55mm kit lens and the FA 50mm F1.4 and a selection accessories, just the Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 EX and the Samyang 8mm fisheye yet unsold. 

 The Nikon D7100 is to be sold to a girl friend, so I will be left with the D750/D500 and a couple of lenses, well 14 actually.

 

 As for my analyst, he developed a rather nasty cough down in the bilge and was banging on the boat floor (his ceiling), in the end I had to let him out, last time I saw him he was crawling off down the river-bank coughing and gagging........ off to the doctors no doubt!     ^_^



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 06:29 AM

One can't be too careful with health... good you had a shrink with survival instict.

 

Okay, metal, sure, you are a workout-photog  ^_^

 

Last night I saw a "Fuji-guys"instruction about "correct set-up of AF-C". This is so neat: While the Nikon engineers were so bluntly working their asses off to make AF-C on 3D tracking useable, Fuji went the nerd way and leave the choice of the source of failure to the user. Vulture got away blurred? Well, should have chosen the right AF-C mode, 5 + 1 customizable are so quickly selected  :unsure:

 

How could I know in advance, which kind of acceleration pattern that bloody beast will develop, when running through the woods and how big the obstacles are in between? Oh, heading towards me, hang on, need a different AF-C mode...  <_< And now it's mate appears suddenly, another mode is needed, you suckers wanna make me work, ha? Or run.... I need to work on my racecar driver's reflexes and I need fast gloves. For the buttons? Hell, no, for the looks... also, a red helmet must lay here somewhere, but then we gonna crack that D500 mirror.

 

Just a dream... need to analyze this. Mind to borrow your shrink when he's dry?


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 08:54 AM

  Just waiting for the Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX Macro non OS to turn up and then my LBA is cured!  :rolleyes:  :D

We all say that... until the next big thing is on the horizon. :D

 

 It's running around looking for a headphone socket for itself !!!      :D   :o   :)    :wub:  touché!

Maybe the intrepid users can drill their own headphone socket like they did with those new IPhones.  :D



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:01 AM

The next body should come with NFC or bluetooth  B) But if the features get too hot, it might end up like Samsung's Note 7. Burst in flames.

 

Finally we see a need for asbestos-bags or steel cases with inbuilt sprinklers.


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:46 PM

One can't be too careful with health... good you had a shrink with survival instinct.

 

Okay, metal, sure, you are a workout-photog  ^_^

 

Last night I saw a "Fuji-guys"instruction about "correct set-up of AF-C". This is so neat: While the Nikon engineers were so bluntly working their asses off to make AF-C on 3D tracking useable, Fuji went the nerd way and leave the choice of the source of failure to the user. Vulture got away blurred? Well, should have chosen the right AF-C mode, 5 + 1 customizable are so quickly selected  :unsure:

 

How could I know in advance, which kind of acceleration pattern that bloody beast will develop, when running through the woods and how big the obstacles are in between? Oh, heading towards me, hang on, need a different AF-C mode...  <_< And now it's mate appears suddenly, another mode is needed, you suckers wanna make me work, ha? Or run.... I need to work on my racecar driver's reflexes and I need fast gloves. For the buttons? Hell, no, for the looks... also, a red helmet must lay here somewhere, but then we gonna crack that D500 mirror.

 

Just a dream... need to analyze this. Mind to borrow your shrink when he's dry?

  Hey JoJu, calm down you're in AF paranoia mode, switch to Auto AF and let you Fuji take the strain, pour yourself a large one and relax..

  Listen, don't bother with my old analyst, I now realize he was a financial burden, he was dragging me down and basically it was his hourly price structure lecturing  me about the worthlessness of "unnecessary optical jewelery" as he called it, then he would pass me massive monthly bills for his services, I now understand the significance of the vultures, I was struggling to buy an AF-S 18-55mm kit lens and then it was the unstabilized model!

  My new psychiatrist is great, we surf ebay together picking out lenses and putting in derisory bids, you know playing the numbers game,  beer and whiskey flowing... he never let's me have an empty glass!... and when I ask him about his bill, he says, "Ah just give me a large gin"....yeah, he loves a drink.... and all my problems have just evaporated away.

  I'll send him round, I promise you you'll have the biggest lens collection in  town within a week, don't forget to stock up the drinks cabinet!

Oh you'll have to excuse me JoJu, it's the postman at the door, another lens no doubt!



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:58 PM

OK Wowcamera took too long to send a D500, so in the meantime Priceminister reimbursed me for the postage and the price of the camera. €1550...so I'm back where I started.

 

 There's such a huge difference between the price of grey market and French site cameras, around €500 so I will go again with Wowcamera, however it's now risen to €1599.

 

 It's all a big pain as I've lost a month of time waiting, but at least Wowcamera is backed by Priceminister's 14 day return/refund policy, which obviously works!

 

BTW. Wowcamera operates out of Holland and Luxembourg.






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