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Thank you Trevor. :)

Thank you kingo15. :)
FF will always have an advantage over DX for high ISO performance and maybe dynamic range, if you also have that option for certain subjects.

Over the last year or two I have been in a financial situation to have got a FF camera with a lens or two if I'd wanted, but I haven't really been tempted. For what I do, which is a bit of everything, DX is the best format for me. I don't want larger + heavier cameras and larger, heavier lenses, and definitely not two systems. ;) Some people have 2, 3. 4 systems on here, and good luck to them, and yourself. Thankfully I'm happy and content with what I have. :) You sound like you are too. :)

I don't think there is a better overall crop sensor DSLR than the D500 and I'm so happy that Nikon finally got round to replacing the D300S. :)
I totally agree the d500 is a great crop sensor camera I'm so glad I have one.
 

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a couple from Farnborough yesterday.. a few things are clear to me..

1) It was a bit disorganised..being Saturday i expected a full day's flying but you pretty much get the same program twice in 6 hours ( with one or 2 additions towards the end of the day ) and
2) 70-300 is hopelessley short for airshows. That leaves me a dilemma - do i replace it with a 100-400 ( will 400 be long enough ?? ) or add a 150-600 ?

anyway, a few snaps


red arrows
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can't resist panning :rolleyes:


aerobytes take off
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hm coastguard
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mis-focussed..


sliced
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f16 wash
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Love the Spang F-16(y)

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Magic. Well done, I've had no luck catching these super fliers.
Cheers.

I was in the hide for ages on my own.

Another photographer came in. I hadn't seen anything for ages so was looking on here and Amazon for a new tripod lol. When he shouts quick, hobby.

Lol turned out to be a pair of them. So if it wasn't for him I'd of missed them lol.
 
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Its HOT here (South of France) and for about 3 months I dont feel like going out much but when I do I get shots like this.
It`s not just bugs I like to photograph but anything that catches my eye like this.

Flower explosion
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is there any bad 70-200 ? I'm thinking about one for the Wales rally in October as its overcast typically and last year i ended up at ISO5000 a lot of the time. I have a limited budget so it would be used...
 
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is there any bad 70-200 ? I'm thinking about one for the Wales rally in October as its overcast typically and last year i ended up at ISO5000 a lot of the time. I have a limited budget so it would be used...
Damian, Look at the Tamron G2 its a cracking lens and worth the money.
 
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Wonderful image Graham.
Thanks, I am now thinking that I should have thought about several images to stack, this would look awesome stacked.
Not to worry though, it`s not far from me and they will stay like that for several weeks yet.
 
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is there any bad 70-200 ? I'm thinking about one for the Wales rally in October as its overcast typically and last year i ended up at ISO5000 a lot of the time. I have a limited budget so it would be used...
I had the Nikon vr1. Fab on crop sensor

Needed funds, let it go for £580. Much missed..
 
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Blimey - that’s a great price. And in the ball park of what I really want to spend
MPB have a used and abused one for £589. Assuming it's in one piece and fully working (you get a warranty), you could always replace rubbers and get a new hood if you wanted to tidy it up. I think it's the best option at that kind of money. The Sigma OS is nice but definitely not as sharp wide open and I thought lacking a little contrast. Original Tamron 70-200 (non VC) is supposedly slower focusing. The newer G2 sound great, definitely the best VFM new option. But for less than £600, a VR1 is a stellar option.
 

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yep, i've looked at the VR1 a few times. I'm umming and erring as to whether I "need" it or not as it would be used for drag racing and the wales rally....and in the mean time one of our PS4s has died so now I have that to replace as well as wifey's tax bill this month..

Grrr

Maybe I'll hire one instead, just to get me past this year
 
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Here's one from last week, D500 and Tokina 100mm, flash in TTL mode.
 
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OOI, Was this done on a specialist tog day Graham ?
No, done on a glass sheet
Actually, no, I find insects at work, pop them in a small plastic box I carry about with me and if I need I cool them down in the fridge so they are more obedient, not this jumper though.
The glass sheet is spreyed black on one side, this stops the double reflection effect.
 
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New 500 f5.6 looks good. Nice weight (1460gms) But very expensive, £3.5k.
Reduction in size and weight whilst keeping the performance costs unfortunately. :(

I saw it in one of the videos for the new Nikon mirrorless cameras next to a 70-200mm, and how much they have reduced the size is astonishing as it is not that much larger.
 
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