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Dec 06, 2013 21:40 |  #4906

I dont know how you get so close without scaring the bird away, even with cropping you had to be surely as close as perhaps - 20-30 feet away including cropping to get a close up like that?

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Dec 07, 2013 01:27 |  #4907

Here's a few from Bok Tower in Florida. D600 and the 20mm 3.5 AIS and 85mm 1.4 AIS

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Dec 07, 2013 15:13 |  #4908

Pagman wrote in post #16507702 (external link)
I dont know how you get so close without scaring the bird away, even with cropping you had to be surely as close as perhaps - 20-30 feet away including cropping to get a close up like that?

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Yeah that was about 30 feet away. heavy crop. Just picked up a Wimberley Gimbal Head. Man I have been missing out, its so fluid! Hope to have the sigma 800mm f/5.6 prime by spring.


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Dec 08, 2013 09:29 |  #4909

Can anyone dispel the d800 left side focus problem; I'm considering getting one for a good price but 1/4 of the reviews are really negative. Are there any other problems, is there anything I should look out for?
AF as fast and good as 5d III? I know other than dynamic range what other benefits those the d800 have?
Thanks for the help!




  
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Dec 08, 2013 10:08 |  #4910

masberg24 wrote in post #16510687 (external link)
Can anyone dispel the d800 left side focus problem; I'm considering getting one for a good price but 1/4 of the reviews are really negative. Are there any other problems, is there anything I should look out for?
AF as fast and good as 5d III? I know other than dynamic range what other benefits those the d800 have?
Thanks for the help!

I have an early d800, it has no focus issues. I tried a 5d3 and the D800, had a lot of pricey Canon lenses and went with the D800 but I'm someone who likes being miserable. All the buttons/dials are in odd places. Nikon service, although I haven't had to use it reportedly sucks. The only reason more of the reviews aren't negative is the majority of people don't bother to comment online. All that nonsense about DR isn't really important. My advice is if you are worried about the focus thing is avoid it and stick with Canon, you'll be much happier.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 17:37 |  #4911

For those who like synthetic sensor testing. Nikon has another winner.

http://www.dxomark.com …ew-New-low-light-champion (external link)




  
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Dec 09, 2013 17:45 |  #4912

dgrPhotos wrote in post #16514565 (external link)
For those who like synthetic sensor testing. Nikon has another winner.

http://www.dxomark.com …ew-New-low-light-champion (external link)

I read that. Hail the low light king!! :D




  
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Dec 09, 2013 18:08 |  #4913

jdizzle wrote in post #16514587 (external link)
I read that. Hail the low light king!! :D

Is there any "real world" noticeable difference between the D4 and Df?




  
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Dec 09, 2013 18:35 |  #4914

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Is there any "real world" noticeable difference between the D4 and Df?

I noticed that 3200-6400 is much more cleaner on the Df but, it's really difficult to tell them apart unless you're peeping.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 18:59 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #4915

The guiness cat that waits and waits and waits.....

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Dec 09, 2013 19:06 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #4916

A couple of night time birdies, slight crop as they where a fair distance away.

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Dec 09, 2013 20:45 |  #4917

jdizzle wrote in post #16514711 (external link)
I noticed that 3200-6400 is much more cleaner on the Df but, it's really difficult to tell them apart unless you're peeping.

Kind of what I figured.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 20:47 |  #4918

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A couple of night time birdies, slight crop as they where a fair distance away.

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Those darker birds are harder to capture especially if there is any backlighting. If you expose for the birds everything else gets blown out. Have you tried using a flash for shots like this? You can also use flash extenders if you're farther away. Without it, it it looks more like a silhouette.




  
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Dec 09, 2013 20:52 |  #4919

dgrPhotos wrote in post #16514984 (external link)
Those darker birds are harder to capture especially if there is any backlighting. If you expose for the birds everything else gets blown out. Have you tried using a flash for shots like this? You can also use flash extenders if you're farther away. Without it, it it looks more like a silhouette.

They were about 100 feet away so no flash would have helped, mind you i kind of like the silouette look, it was a dark - sun setting sky aswel so i ma pleased that my D200 focus nailed it.

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Dec 09, 2013 20:55 |  #4920

Pagman wrote in post #16515001 (external link)
They were about 100 feet away so no flash would have helped, mind you i kind of like the silouette look, it was a dark - sun setting sky aswel so i ma pleased that my D200 focus nailed it.

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Getting closer then would have helped then. With that said if it was the look you were going for then you got it.

Here's one I did with flash + extender. Without it the bird would have been all black.

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