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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    Exactly right, thank you. I gave it a go last night on a backlit subject, exactly the scenario that would show a difference if everything was working correctly. single point AF in both cases (spot Af for you LZ just in case you didnt understand single point Af and thought i meant spot...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    Finally we agree on something, if you can't get your head around it then i'm not bothered. End
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    No i didnt at all, I said matrix is balancing scene even when spot AF is on (not spot meteing) Matrix is still in use with spot AF unless you actually change to spot metering, if matrix is selected then matrix is whats in use. I use matrix metering with single (spot af) all the time for...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    and this is the reason why spot metering was invented, why would you be in matrix for a scenario like this? the different metering modes all have uses, but they are all available no matter what you say.
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    Just tried it on a d810 and in matrix its slightly under exposed as you would think as it thinks all that white is grey so its doing what it would do if you shoot a black dog in snow, you need to apply positive ev to get the whites white rather than 18% grey and if i switch to spot metering its...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    Sorry i couldnt resist. and FYI, i know i'm not wrong thank you right, im looking through the viewfinder, ive selected single point af, im pressing the af-on button to focus and low and behold its still using matrix metering. how do i know this, because the matrix metering symbol is in the...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    Hang on a minute, I cant stop laughing, i think you went to the same school as the other idiot To answer your post, Yes you can use matrix with single point af and No it isnt turning to spot around the single point. Of course you can have matrix metering set with single point af, as Randy said...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    yes your terminology is wrong.
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    I agree with what you have said there, yes, thats correct but that isnt what you were saying before. A single point "spot" as you call it is single point spot autofocus and that has nothing to do with the Spot Metering option which can be set from the metering dial / button. if you have single...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    double post
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    your totally wrong. Even when your using single point af in say matrix metering all the other points are turned off too, but matrix metering is still averaging the scene you can still use spot metering if all points are active, it just "meters" from the active point at the time of exposure...
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    80-400G Focus Hunting

    spot metering has nothing to do with af at all the only time the metering sensor gets used in af is when your in 3D tracking and the camera can then use the colour information provided by the metering sensor to aid tracking.
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    Anyone tried one of these "extreme" batteries?

    those Hahnel Extreme batteries are superb, I've got 4 more rugged than the Nikon version
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    New Canon 1DXII leak spotted

    it takes the 1.4x TC III without any problem, something the Nikon one couldn't. The Nikon 80-400 falls to pieces with a tc on it.
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    New Canon 1DXII leak spotted

    Ive currently got the 100-400 II which absolutely kills the nikon 80-400 and I've got the 300 f2.8 L IS mark 2 which is amazing even with a 2x mk3 TC. ill be adding a 500, hopefully, at the back end of the year ready for a trip to Florida.
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    New Canon 1DXII leak spotted

    And remember they are quoting this 170 number at 16 fps, at a lower fps it could well be a lot more I've ordered one this morning. Comes with a free 64 gb cfast2 card and card reader.
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    Help me choose my next body...

    The d810 has noticibly sharper photos out of camera than the d800, I never had the d800e so I can't comment. The d810's total lack of an anti aliasing filter really does make a difference in rendering fine detail. The d810 is easier to handhold and get sharper photos due to the vastly reduced...
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    New Canon 1DXII leak spotted

    Hi Retief and very funny I know, I'm getting a lot of flak from my friends at home too but we all need to follow our own path. Getting the Sony a7r2 led me to Canon lenses as they work better with an adapter on the Sony than Nikon lenses do. Then when I realised that the Sony wasn't for me as...
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    New Canon 1DXII leak spotted

    I've not been on here for a while having just recently switched back to Canon with a 7dmk2 and 5dsr. It's been a long convoluted process with a brief move to Sony and the A7rII for landscapes. The move to Sony led me to Canon lenses which led me to Canon bodies and their amazing radio...
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thx Matt much appreciated
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    D810S in the works?

    it certainly won't do down in resolution, you can bank on that.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks David
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    D800E or D810?.....

    I sold my D800 (not the E) and bought a D810. alot of minor improvements lead to quite a big overall improvement and overall it feels like a much better camera definately more detail in the images (without the AA filter) AF is now on par with the D4s 7 fps in 1.5 crop mode is great group AF...
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks and yes the Sony is the equal to the Nikon D810 and in a lot of ways better. For landscape shooting I can't see the point anymore of carrying around a large dslr kit. I thought the battery might be the only real downside but I've never used more than 2 on a full day of landscape shooting...
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    another one
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thx Rick
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thx Rich
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    just got back from a week photo trip to the Isle of Skye and gave the a7rII a real work out in all weather conditions, we had drivingrain, wind and great autumn light and the Sony performed without problem. I upgraded to the new firmware about 3 days before i went so shot everything in...
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    F-stop bags...do any stores carry them?

    currently i have the large pro ICU in the Ajna and its the biggest one they recommend whilst allowing full access to all the icu through the rear zipper and leaving enough room above the icu for a waterproof jacket, pants a few accessories. I have my lee filter system pouch and holders in that...
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    F-stop bags...do any stores carry them?

    I was looking everywhere for f-stop bags for the last month for an upcoming trip but no one had them in stock, not even fstop , they all kept saying next week, next week, next week I found a company called Cameratools in the Netherlands who surprisingly have them all in stock in pretty much all...
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    I agree Putting my Sony a7rII with 16-35 next to my d810 and 16-35 and the difference is incredible. I surpose if your comparing the Sony to maybe a smaller lighter plastic dslr like the d600 then the difference might not be so great, weight wise but the Sony system still fits into camera...
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    a 6 shot 200 megapixel panorama from the a7rII and Sony FE 70-200 F4 lens this lens is on a par with Nikons 70-200 F2.8 F16 at 1.3 seconds
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    The D4 in action

    I feel the same, the d5 is going to be 20 so no real improvement. After using the d810, every shot I took with the d4 I wished I'd used the d810, the quality of the files just doesn't compare unless your shooting at stupid iso's and then all cameras are just different grades of bad. The d4 is...
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    Showcase Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 E ED AF-S VR

    the only Nikon lens I've ever had a problem with was the 200-400 and it was terrible no issues with the 300 F2.8 or 500 F4 lenses. they are equally as good as my Canon versions.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks Rick
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    An 8 second waterfall shot, A7rII and 16-35 28mm, iso 50 at f14
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    New D7200 $874 delivered!

    You don't give up being able to get firmware updates on grey imports.
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    Showcase Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

    Thanks again Mike, thats spot on. i love those sunstars
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    Showcase Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

    Thanks alot Mike, thats much appreciated those type of Sunstars are exactly what i wanted to see, they look superb. i can see me adding some sigma art primes to my Nikon collection. kind regards Colin.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks Rich, the heather is really colourful at the moment. I can't wait to get back to Scotland at the end of October.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks Matt For landscapes in the range of f8 to f16 the 16-35 has excellent corners too.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Thanks Rick, im loving this Sony.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    sunset from last night A7rII and 16-35 and a Lee 4 stop hard grad
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    thanks Matt glad your happy with your replacement 16-35 nothing performs like the 55 f1.8 but the 16-35/4 matches or beats my Nikon 14-24 so im more than happy. mine doesn't seem to be weak at 35 either, not that i use it at f4 though.
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    one from the Loxia 35 today
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    Showcase Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

    Thanks Mike, it looks pretty good
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    Showcase Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

    The Art lenses certainly look superb and it's no longer necessary to spend twice as much on Nikon or Canon equivalents. If you do get a few shots showing sun stars I would love to see them. Kind regards Colin.
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    Showcase Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM

    some superb shots on here Guys, has any one got any shots showing how this sigma renders sunstars at say f16, my Nikon 35G used to be excellent im looking at picking up a sigma 35 and 50 Art soon. thanks
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    Sony A7rMark 2 shipping

    Just ordered a Loxia 35, it will be here tomorrow. I've cancelled the 25 Batis order for now as they are saying possible in the new year before delivery. I'm going down to a photography show in March so I might see if there is one there.
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