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Sep 08, 2018 23:15 |  #16

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Sep 09, 2018 02:41 |  #17

^Frank read that report. 500PF looking better all the time.

OK, I was wrong about something.
I've placed the 300mm PF on the Commlite version 6 adapter and onto the Sony a9.
This time of year nothing to shoot here but I did go from point to point at various distances
in the backyard. For perched birds the combo is fully functional. Won't be able to say about
BIF for a while; others will report earlier I'm sure.

So hopefully this will translate to the 500PF when it shows up.
I've had so so history adapting Sonys to the 400DOii. With the latest firmware on the Sigma
MC-11 adapter I wouldn't hesitate to BIF with the a9 and the DOii.
Metabones seemingly has been left behind by the much more affordable Sigma adapter.

Of course any adaptation pales compared to native and why would I?
In the case of Nikon+Sony the a9 drops to a measly 10fps but silent shutter is there
and I've already scared a Cardinal with the D500.

Hopefully later this week I can try the a9+Commlite+1.4TCiii+3​00mmPF and see how it goes.


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Sep 09, 2018 07:49 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #18

Looking forward to see how you find the 500 PF. I think 'the 500 Gerry' would be a suitable moniker.
You know, Geriatric... (a club that I am fast approaching membership)


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Sep 09, 2018 13:49 |  #19

Well, this image;
https://3.img-dpreview.com …/3889977670/IMG​_3789.jpeg (external link)

... is far better than the pure white background side by side shots we see from Nikon,. having a human and camera bodies really shows the size difference.


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Sep 09, 2018 13:59 |  #20

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18704211 (external link)
Well, this image;
https://3.img-dpreview.com …/3889977670/IMG​_3789.jpeg (external link)

... is far better than the pure white background side by side shots we see from Nikon,. having a human and camera bodies really shows the size difference.

That man looks sexy. Maybe because he's sporting Nikon:p


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Sep 09, 2018 16:15 |  #21

Not much of a size difference there.... :eek:


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Sep 10, 2018 02:43 |  #22

Choderboy wrote in post #18704006 (external link)
Looking forward to see how you find the 500 PF. I think 'the 500 Gerry' would be a suitable moniker.
You know, Geriatric... (a club that I am fast approaching membership)

Choder I'm really curious about it.
You know I moved on from the big whites to Sony to save weight.
The FE100-400GM's ability to take a 2.0TC has been like sliced bread
but F11 is still F11 :)
I had no intentions of returning to the DSLR world but saw the stats on
the 500PF and jumped!

The 300PF came a couple a days ago. I guess what I really wanted from Sony
to work with the 100-400 was a crop body a9. Seems like Sony is hell bent
on full frame developement and I don't have to tell you that APS-C still has
merit for wildlife.

Here is an example-

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The 300PF + 1.4TCiii.

Here's what it was cropped from-

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I was nowhere near close. In fact I'd estimate my distance to the bierd at 55-60 yards.
I'd gotten an image with the a9 (FF) but there would have been no detail. There is precious little detail with the D500+300PF+1.4tciii but usable for
web in my estimation.

So in case Sony doesn't give up a mini-A9 I'm covered.

The only problem now is that the better-half is fondling the D500 and telling me how much she likes it :(

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Sep 10, 2018 02:47 |  #23

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Not much of a size difference there.... :eek:

Smithie that size difference might keep me in the game a few more years!


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MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18704618 (external link)
Choder I'm really curious about it.
You know I moved on from the big whites to Sony to save weight.
The FE100-400GM's ability to take a 2.0TC has been like sliced bread
but F11 is still F11 :)
I had no intentions of returning to the DSLR world but saw the stats on
the 500PF and jumped!

The 300PF came a couple a days ago. I guess what I really wanted from Sony
to work with the 100-400 was a crop body a9. Seems like Sony is hell bent
on full frame developement and I don't have to tell you that APS-C still has
merit for wildlife.

Here is an example-
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2aVn​SkV  (external link) Mr Cooper visits the hood (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

The 300PF + 1.4TCiii.

Here's what it was cropped from-

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2aQY​Tds  (external link) cooper big picture (external link) by Promaster Camper Build (external link), on Flickr

I was nowhere near close. In fact I'd estimate my distance to the bierd at 55-60 yards.
I'd gotten an image with the a9 (FF) but there would have been no detail. There is precious little detail with the D500+300PF+1.4tciii but usable for
web in my estimation.

So in case Sony doesn't give up a mini-A9 I'm covered.

The only problem now is that the better-half is fondling the D500 and telling me how much she likes it :(


Impressive. The only downside of the 300 PF that I have read about is the VR 'dead zone' around 1/120- 1/160 sec shutter speed.
Reports vary. It's quite an inconvenient range of shutter speeds if true. Assuming the 500 PF is overall as good as the 300 PF, I'd work around that problem if it exists.


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Sep 10, 2018 21:05 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #25

Choder, can't say. Haven't shot in that shutter speed range.
I too have read a range of reports concerning this.
I think for what I'd shoot most of the time I'll be in higher speed
shutter releases so a compromise like you said that I can live with.


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Sep 10, 2018 23:30 |  #26

Choderboy wrote in post #18704647 (external link)
Impressive. The only downside of the 300 PF that I have read about is the VR 'dead zone' around 1/120- 1/160 sec shutter speed.
Reports vary. It's quite an inconvenient range of shutter speeds if true. Assuming the 500 PF is overall as good as the 300 PF, I'd work around that problem if it exists.

I sure hope Nikon fixed the VR problem on the 500mm. I'm interested in this lens for air show photography. Those slow shutter speeds are what I often use to capture prop blur on the WWII birds.


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Sep 11, 2018 02:02 |  #27

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18704618 (external link)
Choder I'm really curious about it.
You know I moved on from the big whites to Sony to save weight.
The FE100-400GM's ability to take a 2.0TC has been like sliced bread
but F11 is still F11 :)
I had no intentions of returning to the DSLR world but saw the stats on
the 500PF and jumped!

The 300PF came a couple a days ago. I guess what I really wanted from Sony
to work with the 100-400 was a crop body a9. Seems like Sony is hell bent
on full frame developement and I don't have to tell you that APS-C still has
merit for wildlife.

Here is an example-
QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2aVn​SkV  (external link) Mr Cooper visits the hood (external link) by MedicineMan4040 (external link), on Flickr

The 300PF + 1.4TCiii.

Here's what it was cropped from-

QUOTED IMAGE
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/2aQY​Tds  (external link) cooper big picture (external link) by Promaster Camper Build (external link), on Flickr

I was nowhere near close. In fact I'd estimate my distance to the bierd at 55-60 yards.
I'd gotten an image with the a9 (FF) but there would have been no detail. There is precious little detail with the D500+300PF+1.4tciii but usable for
web in my estimation.

So in case Sony doesn't give up a mini-A9 I'm covered.

The only problem now is that the better-half is fondling the D500 and telling me how much she likes it :(

poof knows what's good. heck she married you ^_-

but the d500 is awesome. sony a7000 is rumored.


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Sep 11, 2018 02:33 |  #28

DTBaan wrote in post #18705356 (external link)
poof knows what's good. heck she married you ^_-

but the d500 is awesome. sony a7000 is rumored.

Haha! She might argue that.
I thought about the a7000 long and hard. Sold the a6500 prepping for it.
Even if Sony gives up a true 'mini-a9' Sony still only has the 400/2.8 I cannot lift
or afford.
I'm still doing OK with the FE100-400GM weight/size wise. The Nik 500PF is of similar
weight so I should be good for a few more years. I think I can handle the 300PF from
a wheelchair ;-)a

I'll still be tempted if the a7000 has the bigger battery, joystick, central viewfinder....but
if rangefinder style like the a6xxx series my interest will evaporate.


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MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18705372 (external link)
Haha! She might argue that.
I thought about the a7000 long and hard. Sold the a6500 prepping for it.
Even if Sony gives up a true 'mini-a9' Sony still only has the 400/2.8 I cannot lift
or afford.
I'm still doing OK with the FE100-400GM weight/size wise. The Nik 500PF is of similar
weight so I should be good for a few more years. I think I can handle the 300PF from
a wheelchair ;-)a

I'll still be tempted if the a7000 has the bigger battery, joystick, central viewfinder....but
if rangefinder style like the a6xxx series my interest will evaporate.

let's hope it doesnt turn into a unicorn :P

yup, the 100-400 shots look fantastic. Im still waiting for an excuse to buy the 2x for my 70-200 hehe i just dont shoot range but itll give me something for when I need it and doesnt take much space in the bag. that's nice to hear the 500 doesnt weigh as much. always a plus. lol i can imagined you armed with gears on the wheel chair :D


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Sep 22, 2018 19:25 |  #30

So anyone got their hands on one of these yet?


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