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  1. sir oliver

    Showcase Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G

    Love this one! And also the mountain shot.
  2. sir oliver

    D500: commander for off-camera flash?

    Guys, with due respect, you are completely missing the point with your last 2 posts.
  3. sir oliver

    D500: commander for off-camera flash?

    Anything less than $50? Remember, d7xxx series offers the same feature for $0. Why pay much more for it on d500?
  4. sir oliver

    FX vs DX - Interesting Comparison

    As already said, with this kind of image, the cheapest and most expensive camera system will give roughly the same photo. To see the difference, you need to shoot completely different stuff.
  5. sir oliver

    Hockey season continues

    Astonishing!
  6. sir oliver

    Sigma 35 1.4 Art and Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 G FX

    Jonathan, when you say "body with sensitive low light AF like D750", do you mean its af performance is great or not so great in low light?
  7. sir oliver

    D500 and the Comparometer: FX has met it's match

    OK thx, but let's specifically compare AF, D750 vs D500, in 2 scenarios: Scenario 1. sport (or wildlife) shooting: acquisition and tracking. Let's say f/2.8, ISO 1600 and above, 200mm and above. I understand D500 AF precision clearly wins in this scenario. Scenario 2. paper-thin DOF with...
  8. sir oliver

    D500 and the Comparometer: FX has met it's match

    OK, IQ is significantly better with D750 / low light. But how about AF precision? Acquisition, tracking, pinpoint accuracy at 1.4? In challenging conditions? Isn't D500 significantly better in that department?
  9. sir oliver

    What walk around 2.8 lens do you have and love?

    Absolutely Tamron 17-50/2.8 (non-VR model) Top class IQ, small, light, cheap (especially used).
  10. sir oliver

    D500: commander for off-camera flash?

    Thx guys but does this mean it's impossible to find a cheap (say up to $50) solution that does the same thing as flashes already built in cameras such as D7000?
  11. sir oliver

    D500: commander for off-camera flash?

    Thanks, do you have any links to some of these products? I forget to say, I assume this commander can control Nikon flashes (SB-600, SB-800 etc) I found a Yongnuo trigger (37$), but it seems it doesn't control Nikon flashes, just Yongnuo? Also, here is an Odin trigger, but it's 280$ , even...
  12. sir oliver

    D500: commander for off-camera flash?

    Since D500 has no built-in flash to serve as a commander for an off-camera flash, what are the cheapest viable options to fire off-camera flashes from D500? Nikon or third party. Nikon SU-800 is an option, but way too expensive, when we consider this function is already built-in in cameras...
  13. sir oliver

    New Sigma lenses: 85 1.4 Art, 500 f/4, 12-24

    Thx, but the links don't work. Require login to Google....
  14. sir oliver

    New Sigma lenses: 85 1.4 Art, 500 f/4, 12-24

    Can you post the link to these samples?
  15. sir oliver

    New Sigma lenses: 85 1.4 Art, 500 f/4, 12-24

    Yes, 85 1.8g is sharp, but rendering of bokeh/3d/transition from sharp to soft areas does not quite match the existing 85/1.4 models IMO. For my taste, just somehow fails to obtain that sweet magic that can be seen on many 85 1.4d / 85 1.4g / old Sig85 photos. The old Sig85 exibits that 3d...
  16. sir oliver

    New Sigma lenses: 85 1.4 Art, 500 f/4, 12-24

    How can you be so sure it won't be the same with 85 Art vs 85 1.8g?
  17. sir oliver

    Showcase Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 E ED AF-S VR

    This AF is beyond incredible.
  18. sir oliver

    D500 or D7200 ??

    But the D7200 is a sort of D500 'lite' .......
  19. sir oliver

    KLASS Torpedoes Swim Meet

    Superb! Esp no6. and 9.
  20. sir oliver

    Ashleigh and Chris

    Very nice. What lens is this?
  21. sir oliver

    Nikon D750 images & discussion thread

    Thanks Jonathan! Interesting to hear. While D7000 is, obviously, 2 generations old, I still consider it a competent performer. A "huge performance gain" with a D750 sounds promising, especially the low light stuff. It is in low light, with large aperture primes, that I find D7000 not 100%...
  22. sir oliver

    Nikon D750 images & discussion thread

    Could you elaborate a bit more? No doubt D750 is great, but would like to get some more insight from someone of your experience.
  23. sir oliver

    D500: the last pro DX body?

    The gentlemen. Mind you, the naming issue is here just for fun. The real question is: is D500 a signal that Nikon is to keep DX line as a viable high end alternative to FX, or just a single, last model in a dying line (high end DX).
  24. sir oliver

    D90 or D7000 for sports

    I used D7000 and D80 (similar to your D90) in a number of sporting events. Did pretty well with both of these. Of course D7000 is better, but not miles better. Biggest difference was IQ at high ISO (1600-3200); it just allows me to capture some nice photos at ISO3200, where D80 would choke at...
  25. sir oliver

    D500: the last pro DX body?

    Yes, new DX models will come, but I'm talking about high end DX, not just any DX. It might well be that, with time, DX line would be limited to max. D7xxx / or D5xxx / or even D3xxx level. Evidence so far suggests that Nikon wants all "serious" shooters to go FX way, and keep DX for...
  26. sir oliver

    D500: the last pro DX body?

    By naming the new camera D500, Nikon might be sending an implicit message that this is the last pro body in a DX line: D400: intentionally skipped D600/D700/D800: already occupied by the FX lineup. The naming suggest there is not much room left for the continuation of the pro DX line :) On a...
  27. sir oliver

    Showcase Nikon 85mm f/1.4 G AF-S - Part II

    Very nice. How did you light their faces, or did you add any light here?
  28. sir oliver

    Broke out the old D300

    You have a couple of nice ones here, and a winner in no. 5.
  29. sir oliver

    Athletics: IAAF Zagreb 2015

    Thanks guys!
  30. sir oliver

    Playing with panning...

    No. 1 is a winner. Great vantage point, significantly better than in no. 2, highly contributes to the photo (in level with the car and with much cleaner background).
  31. sir oliver

    Kite Surfing

    No. 3 absolutely stands out. A great photo!
  32. sir oliver

    Athletics: IAAF Zagreb 2015

    9. As every athlete knows, a competition is not only a battle against one's competitors, but in the first place, a battle against one's self. Pictured is Anyika Onuora of Great Britain (400m). 10. Natasha Hastings, winner at 400m 11. High jump competition was won by a recent world...
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    Athletics: IAAF Zagreb 2015

    Athletics meeting IAAF World Challenge Zagreb 2015 was held for the 65th time on 7 - 8 September 2015. As usual, many top class athletes participated, with a number of new meeting records being set. All photos taken with D7000 + 70-200 VR1 or Tamron 17-50/2.8 (wideangle shots) 1. Shot put...
  34. sir oliver

    The Bugma (Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro EX DG HSM)

    I disagree. In my eyes, it is the interplay between the sharp and buttery soft parts that largely contributes to the beauty of this image.
  35. sir oliver

    Good review of the 7200

    Thanks Dave, this is valuable info from a 1st hand relevant shooter. Online sources tend to give different impression, as if AF capabilities are similar or same between D750 and D7200.
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    Good review of the 7200

    So just to confirm, you find D750 AF clearly more reliable & superior to D7200 AF in less than ideal lighting for sports shooting? This is a valuable info for many sport shooters, who might be tempted to choose D7200 over D750 for its "reach" and price, combined with good AF reputation.
  37. sir oliver

    D7K settings? question...

    I don't shoot JPG but RAW with D7000, processing them with Lightroom, and never experienced issues with skin tones. Maybe the problem is in the built-in JPG engine, but I have no experience with it. Some of my examples (converted RAWs):
  38. sir oliver

    -3 EV AF detection range - How dark is that?

    Palouse, does this mean that -3EV equals to exposure of ISO100 / f1.4 / 15 s ?
  39. sir oliver

    -3 EV AF detection range - How dark is that?

    OK, so D750 has a -3EV to 19EV AF detection range. D610 has -1EV to 19EV AF detection range. Obviously, D750 AF can work in 4 times darker conditions. But what exactly is -3EV? Or -1EV or whatever EV? How dark is that? I see it is usually declared as "-3 EV at ISO100". So, what...
  40. sir oliver

    Tennis: Zagreb Indoors 2015

    Thanks!
  41. sir oliver

    Tennis: Zagreb Indoors 2015

    11. A devastating backhand in progress: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 12. Marcos Baghdatis, an ex-Australian open runner-up 13. 14. 15. Garcia-Lopez was determined and unstoppable this week: 16. 17. 18. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Zagreb Indoors 2015 champion.
  42. sir oliver

    Tennis: Zagreb Indoors 2015

    8. The tournament attracted some of Croatia's past tennis stars, including Ivan Ljubicic ... 9. ... Boro Jovanovic (1962 Wimbledon doubles' finalist) ... 10. ... Bruno Oresar, Slobodan Zivojinovic of Serbia, and Goran Ivanisevic (2001 Wimbledon Champion)
  43. sir oliver

    Tennis: Zagreb Indoors 2015

    1. Andreas Seppy, no.5 seed, who beat Roger Federer at the recent Australian Open. 2. 3. Marcel Granollers of Spain, a year ago doubles champion at the ATP Finals 4. 5. 6. 7.
  44. sir oliver

    Tennis: Zagreb Indoors 2015

    A couple of photos from a recent ATP tournament PBZ Zagreb Indoors 2015, held in capital of Croatia.
  45. sir oliver

    Nikon D750 images & discussion thread

    No. 3 from down is great.
  46. sir oliver

    Nikon D750 images & discussion thread

    You mean, the big LCD screen on the back? Or the small one at the top? And there is no way to disable this through a menu setting?
  47. sir oliver

    D7K, suspect backfocus, but...

    OK thx; this excerpt suggests that a stored AF FT value would be applied to any, say, 50/1.8G lens connected to a particular D7000 body, i.e. AFFT value would not be limited to a particular copy / serial no. of a lens. This makes sense, as Nikon probably (correctly) assumes that users...
  48. sir oliver

    70-200mm f2.8vr with tc-20e-2x iii

    Ah, I was hoping it was 70-200 VR1....
  49. sir oliver

    70-200mm f2.8vr with tc-20e-2x iii

    Very interesting! But a couple of questions: 1. is this 70-200 VR1 or 70-200 VR2? 2. can you post some 100% crops please? 3. can you post similar examples wide open (i.e. f/5.6, 70-200 + tc2.0iii)?
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