I totally agree the d500 is a great crop sensor camera I'm so glad I have one.
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 by damianmkv, on Flickr
can't resist panning
aerobytes take off by damianmkv, on Flickr
hm coastguard by damianmkv, on Flickr
sliced by damianmkv, on Flickr
f16 wash by damianmkv, on Flickr
Love the Spang F-16
get the nikon 200-500 brilliant lens
I think that's too long at the wide end for me.
70/200 2.8 and 1.4/1.7 TCs....
That's not gonna gain me a lot of reach...
looking for food by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
peekaboo by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
moon by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
hobby 2 by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
hobby 5 by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
Magic. Well done, I've had no luck catching these super fliers.
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.
Greater Spotted Woodpeckers in aerial combat....
untitled-3 by Mark P, on Flickr
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 by Graham, on Flickr
Wonderful image Graham.
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.
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.
I had the Nikon vr1. Fab on crop sensor
Needed funds, let it go for £580. Much missed..
Blimey - that’s a great price. And in the ball park of what I really want to spend
golden hour by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
lift off by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
hang time by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
A few from RIAT. Mostly with 70-300 AF-P DX and heavily cropped.
As ever they look sharper on my home screen.
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.
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..
Maybe I'll hire one instead, just to get me past this year
Here's one from last week, D500 and Tokina 100mm, flash in TTL mode.
Too freaky for words...great job.
Haha thanks Trevor
Mananged to see my first red squirrel on brownsea island last week.
red 1 by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
red 3 by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
red 2 by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
Sods law of all the days we went there, the sun wasnt out
Some musings I have posted in the 'Talk Landscapes' sub forum, specific to the D500 (and D750).
zara posing by Mark Kingston, on Flickr
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.
Ah, makes sense. I only asked as I did a photo day recently with a Tarantula on acrylic that looked very simialr
Just bought a D500 to go with my D810.Can't wait to test it shooting sports but in the meantime I went on a little walk today and shot this swan portrait...
Cockmarsh Cookham by Craig Tull, on Flickr
I hope you like it - I’m sure you will!
Shot a local football game tonight. 1st time trying the D500 for sports and was thoroughly impressed especially with the snappy autofocus and 10fps! Here's some of the pics...
25 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
12 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
16 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
9 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
4 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
3 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
10 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
22 by Craig Tull, on Flickr
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.
If it's anything like the 300 f4 PF it will be very good indeed.