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May 12, 2020 05:57 |  #1591

A couple of high key shots,taken belly floppin awhile back.
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May 12, 2020 06:46 |  #1592

mandokid1 wrote in post #19061774 (external link)
Fine set of images Phil!
Denoise AI.Since the last update,i find the program much more aggressive.I have to turn down noise removal to about 4 or 5,and take sharpness right off.If not,say at a 1600 ISO,5dmk4 image,it seems to rip out pieces of the background,especially if it,s a light colour.Blocky transparent artifacts.Before the update I just ran it a default settings!BTW,does the same with wifey,s d500 Nikon,and my buddy,s d850!

Noticed the same thing, and actually wrote to Topaz about it. I was going to downgrade to the previous version, but instead I just kept messing with it, and now things are back to good after dialing things back.




  
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May 12, 2020 07:11 |  #1593

mandokid1 wrote in post #19061783 (external link)
A couple of high key shots,taken belly floppin awhile back.
Red-breasted merganser female
Red-necked Grebe.

Denis both these are simply stunning.
The composition and details are very nice.



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May 12, 2020 10:01 |  #1594

mandokid1 wrote in post #19061774 (external link)
Fine set of images Phil!
Denoise AI.Since the last update,i find the program much more aggressive.I have to turn down noise removal to about 4 or 5,and take sharpness right off.If not,say at a 1600 ISO,5dmk4 image,it seems to rip out pieces of the background,especially if it,s a light colour.Blocky transparent artifacts.Before the update I just ran it a default settings!BTW,does the same with wifey,s d500 Nikon,and my buddy,s d850!

Thanks Denis.

I noticed the 2.x version was a little different, so in haste I just went back to Ver 1.3.3.

I have both setup as unique options that I can select from the "Edit In" option. I use a Mac, so I do not know how the interface looks on a PC.


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May 12, 2020 21:31 |  #1595

Today's outing was rough... this cursed wind just won't die vmad Warblers are tough enough on the best of days, so it's doubly impossible to photograph a tiny bird that's hopping around on branches that are whipping around, with leaves that are flapping about and intermittently blocking/unblocking the sun while obscuring the bird. I just had to get back out and take another shot at the Chestnut-sided Warbler, and also a male American Redstart, but I hardly came back with anything (deleted 215 out of 223 photos). Horrible hit rate, as I normally bring home ~60-100 shots.

Anyways, enough belly aching, here's some birds:


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May 12, 2020 22:47 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #1596

These are beautiful and a fine example of pushing the boundaries of technology versus technique.
Yes there's limits, but I'm amazed what can be achieved in trying circumstances when we push on.
Matthew I think you know how much I appreciate these and with conditions to match
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May 13, 2020 05:07 |  #1597

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These are beautiful and a fine example of pushing the boundaries of technology versus technique.
Yes there's limits, but I'm amazed what can be achieved in trying circumstances when we push on.
Matthew I think you know how much I appreciate these and with conditions to match
Keep it up.

Thanks, Richard! It was a frustrating time out, for sure, but the challenge was worth it. Just wish I had more time with this warbler before he migrates out, which may happen as soon as the wind dies down. In fact, he's probably already gone (they migrate during the night) :(




  
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May 13, 2020 08:29 |  #1598

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Thanks Denis.

I noticed the 2.x version was a little different, so in haste I just went back to Ver 1.3.3.

I have both setup as unique options that I can select from the "Edit In" option. I use a Mac, so I do not know how the interface looks on a PC.

Cool! Will have to look into that.


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May 13, 2020 08:31 |  #1599

MatthewK wrote in post #19061803 (external link)
Noticed the same thing, and actually wrote to Topaz about it. I was going to downgrade to the previous version, but instead I just kept messing with it, and now things are back to good after dialing things back.

Yes dialing back was the key.Just wish you could change the default settings,to a lower value.


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May 13, 2020 08:31 |  #1600

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Denis both these are simply stunning.
The composition and details are very nice.

Thank you Richard!
Getting back up was the tough part!:lol:


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May 13, 2020 08:33 |  #1601

MatthewK wrote in post #19062168 (external link)
Today's outing was rough... this cursed wind just won't die vmad Warblers are tough enough on the best of days, so it's doubly impossible to photograph a tiny bird that's hopping around on branches that are whipping around, with leaves that are flapping about and intermittently blocking/unblocking the sun while obscuring the bird. I just had to get back out and take another shot at the Chestnut-sided Warbler, and also a male American Redstart, but I hardly came back with anything (deleted 215 out of 223 photos). Horrible hit rate, as I normally bring home ~60-100 shots.

Anyways, enough belly aching, here's some birds:

Nice set Matt,especially the redstart.That,s enough! Send them up,i,m waiting!:lol:


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May 13, 2020 16:14 |  #1602

Nemesis bird...


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May 14, 2020 11:58 |  #1603

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A sandwich Tern fishing in the last sunlight. They go from dawn till dusk. I visited a breeding colony of around 1400 Sandwich Terns, which is actually a fairly rare bird...
1st Z7, 2nd D500

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Anyone that has ever photographed Terns in flight, will appreciate these. Very nice, Chris!

I really like the illumination of the fish body on the last one.

Glad you're having some fun & success with the Z7. Have you added a TC to the 500PF on the Z body yet? The beauty is that "it just works!" - no AF tune required. :)


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May 14, 2020 16:54 |  #1604

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Anyone that has ever photographed Terns in flight, will appreciate these. Very nice, Chris!

I really like the illumination of the fish body on the last one.

Glad you're having some fun & success with the Z7. Have you added a TC to the 500PF on the Z body yet? The beauty is that "it just works!" - no AF tune required. :)

Here is one more Phil, in the background you can see the large (breeding) colony which these Sandwich terns are part off. I used the D500 and the Z7 to try and get a feel of how these two bodies compare with the 500PF.
Somehow the Z7 has me hooked. I have not been this thrilled with a camera body for quite some time, having used a number of Pentax, Sony and Canon bodies in the past 8 years. It must be a number of little things that all add up, but I feel Nikon has hit the nail firmly on its head with the Z7. If I would just random list what I like:

-the body shape, build quality and ergonomics. Simply spot-on perfect. I had the Sony A7RII for three years, and used the Canon EOS-R for 2 weeks, but the Nikon Z7 is the first mirrorless body that makes me completely forget about dslr cameras when it comes to comfortable shooting.
-the sensor. wow, wow, WOW! the true sweet spot regarding resolution and IQ. BSI seems to contribute to the best, true to life colors that I have experienced from any camera to date, but that may also be a preference. Also, with one tap of a button and a turn of a wheel I can switch from DX to FF to DX again without taking my eye of the viewfinder.
-the viewfinder. I have struggled with acceptance of EVF's since my Olympus days. I left for Pentax when they replaced the E5 with a mirrorless body. I never liked the Sony A7RII's EVF, but somehow the Z7's EVF has this natural look that √°lmost makes me forget about OVF's.
-The focussing, yes really. I know it stutters at times, doesn't go into the deep dusk (when you cannot take decent pictures anyhow anymore), and yes, is slower than the D500. But it is so easy, it just slides into focus and locks with great accuracy and the AF-ON button is so perfectly placed. If Nikon can pull off another two firmware updates to optimize the AF, then that would be great.
-The EFCS is nice and unobtrusive. At times I realize how much we are conditioned to connect a good image to a firm "slap and bang" from the shutter/mirror assembly from a serious dslr, and then it almost feels as if something essential is missing, but the Z7 certainly is a serious camera, not in the least a gadget. With a lightweight and smallish lens like the 500PF it feels good that the camera is more silent and gentle in operation.

Anyway, in a sort off similar way to Matthew's quest, I seem to have landed in the right spot with Nikon. I could see myself never buying another camera or lens again, unless something breaks of course.
But there is one wish left for the future: I would like to add the Nikon 500mm f4 FL in time. I started my birding with a 3kg Sigma 500mm f4.5 and 1.4TC, and never minded the size or weight and loved the 700mm f5.6 combo. The Nikon is the lightest of all 500mm f4 primes, and I would glue the 1.4TC onto it. Do you have any experience with the 500mm f4?

The second image below is with the 500PF and the 1.4TC. It shows a little island where some of the Sandwich terns gathered, in front of the large colony.


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May 14, 2020 17:06 |  #1605

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Nice set Matt,especially the redstart.That,s enough! Send them up,i,m waiting!:lol:

Didn't see any on my outing today, so I think they may be on their way to you, Denis!




  
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