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  1. damianmkv

    damianmkv Uh oh, a fruit basket!

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    Yes, the 16-80 is excellent, the extra reach works for me. Unless you need constant 2.8...
     
  2. JJ!

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    The 16-80 is a fine lens but it is expensive. I’m trading one to WEX as no one will pay as much as they are offering!!
     
  3. foggy4ever

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    @tom24 the 17-55 is a tank of a lens. It was my main walkabout lens on my D300 but I tend to use the 35 1.8 more now for a lighter although more restrictive package but also carry my little Fuji x10 for back up.
     
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    Got both of them and they're both good. The 17-55mm is my workhorse lens and I find the AF slightly quicker but it is quite big and heavy. The 16-80mm is a great walkabout lens I use on non-working days.

    GC
     
  5. JJ!

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    You can pick up a used 17-55 cheaper than the 16-80. Agree it’s a beast but also very nice. will depend on your needs.
     
  6. tom24

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    Thanks all, i guess the 35mm will do for a wee while but i will pick up a 17-55mm in time and that should do me.
    I've certainly found that there's no point in me spending a lot on smaller focal lengths , the 200-500 mm is the one in constant use.
     
  7. Gil Bev

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    A couple from the D500 and 16-80mm:

    [​IMG]

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    Plus a couple from the D500 and 17-55mm f2.8:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    GC
     
  9. Ganton Gunner

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    well i am having a little setup of the camera :)
    i have set it to GRP on AF-C and BBF
    any tips on menu options ?
    mainly i do BIF stationary also.
     
  10. gramps

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    Use the Custom Options to programme buttons for alternative focus points, e.g. Pv to single-point ... makes it very flexible.
     
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    I have battery info and Auto ISO on My Menu with My Menu allocated to Fn2. Also have AF options set to single and GRP only so just 2 x options, saves cycling through them all. I know I could allocate this to a function button but don't like having to hold in too many buttons in an action scenario.

    Centre button on main rear 4 way selector dial set to 1:1 (100%) view selection.

    GC
     
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  12. Ganton Gunner

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    1 quick question please :)
    my siggy 150-600 i had tweaked the focus ie front and back focus settings on the dock for my D7200
    should i reset it all for the D500 ?
     
  13. trevorbray

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    Try it first, but I suspect you’ll need to retweak.
     
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  15. rookies

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    Sorry guys I have left the crowd... Was nice to own this camera but I have decided to go back FF yup a sony A7iii wow what a camera
     
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    Andrew. What lenses have you chosen ?
     
  17. Riz_Guru

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    You’ll no doubt miss the blazing fast AF system of the D500 ;)
     
  18. lightshipman

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    Think you will have to ask him on the Sony thread, he now crossed the line
     
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    if you use video on the d500 can you get a single picture from the recording? if so how many mp will it be ?
    i don't have any video editing programmes are there any free good ones or not ?
     
  20. damianmkv

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    I must be doing something massively wrong because I just don't see the massive "never misses AF" of the d500.
    I have tried many settings, none make a difference. At Dunsfold on Friday, I changed the blocked response at every point either end of the spectrum - no difference. I've tried af-c release or focus, none made a difference

    So ( excuse my French ) WTF am I doing wrong ? Everyone says "oooh, once it locks it never lets go ". Meh.

    My thinking appears to be the same as m43 - this system locks with high shutter speeds, but slow it down and it goes to pot.
     
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    maybe your camera focus needs calibrated by nikon service centre or maybe you should try calibrating your lens to the body first
    i get very very few that are not sharp as a tack
    try turning the blocked response off
     
  22. damianmkv

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    Blocked response is off but as I as shooting through a crowd, I expected a change in settings to make a difference to AF acquisition but not that I could see.

    I suspect many of my issues are due to handheld shots with zooms and slow SS - a disaster in any manufacturers books. You can’t beat physics I guess
     
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    just had a quick play with the siggy 150-600 on the D500 its back focusing quite a bit so going to have to calibrate it :(
     
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    have you watched in the viewfinder to see if the green dot appears to confirm focus ?
    have you tried to set camera to only release the shutter when focus has been confirmed ?
     
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    Im sure i read it was 8mp stills.
     
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    Its says this in his sig. Im not Sherlock Holmes by any stretch of the imagination but i will take a wild guess and says this is his setup.

    "Sony A7iii | Sony 24-70mm F4 | Sony 85mm 1.8 | Sony 70-200mm F4"
     
  27. TrishR

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    I've recently purchased the D500, and need a QXD card reader (was told that it would go into the SD card slot on my Mac) any ideas where I could get one, Wex are sold out and Jessops no longer have them?

    thanks for any advice
     
  28. damianmkv

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    TBH, I struggle to see the colour change in the viewfinder

    The focus square is red on mine - I doesn't change to green
     
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    The focus confirmation dot is at the bottom of the viewfinder with the Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc. The focus points don't change colour, just show you which points you have chosen, or if using them all, which the camera used to focus.
     
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  30. damianmkv

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    Ok, that works no problem. I see what happens in 2 weeks
     
  31. trevorbray

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    Ah!! Really must turn my phone into Landscape mode now and then.
     
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    That didnttakehim long changing his info lol
     
  33. Ganton Gunner

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    1 I managed today after i set lens up on the D500 forgot to change back to raw though :(
    [​IMG]500_0096 by peter staddon, on Flickr
     
  34. lightshipman

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    Already :)
     
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    If you see Andrew in here would you send him back to the Sony thread,some of the guys upset him but ive had a word with them and its ok now :cool:
     
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    He’s not been seen here since he said goodbye!! We changed the locks !!
    Have followed some of the recent ‘baunter’ over on the Sony thread and it’s not surprising he did a runner.
    People with tiny cameras shouldn’t throw stones!
     
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    Now now chaps :D lol
     
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    I've go this one ordered.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BV2V77K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Also, if you need a qxd card, these people were the cheapest I could find and give excellent service -

    https://www.talkphotography.co.uk/threads/sony-xqd-cards.674463/
     
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