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curious80 wrote:
Obviously you can take this idea further and go for one of the 30x zoom compact cameras which give you 800mm equivalent and 16MP


Only I have found the performance of those cameras to be dismal.



Feb 10, 2012 at 09:24 PM
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I own a 500mm f4 afs1 myself and love it but it stays at home in the comfort of its case 99% of the time lol. It's just not practical for me most of the time. Come surf season I may bring it on a boat with monopod but even then I think I rather pack lightly with my V1 70-200 with 1.4tc and hand hold it. Not having to lug the 500 f4 and monopod is so much more appealing to me now. So yea it's not a true 500mm when using the v1 but it gets the job done!


Feb 10, 2012 at 09:54 PM
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Imagemaster wrote:
Only I have found the performance of those cameras to be dismal.


But thats exactly the point - as you go to smaller and smaller sensors you do get more and more compromise in quality. A "500mm equivalent" is not quite the same as 500mm on FF, otherwise everyone would be happy with a mega-zoom compact. V1 with its 2.7x is just another point in this quality/size tradeoff - better than tiny sensor compacts and worse than FF or APS-C. For you it might be the right enough balance, for others it might be just a bit too much compromise on quality. Some find the m43 to be the right balance, some find APS-C to be the right balance and some would not settle for anything less than FF. And then some are just happy with a mega-zoom because thats the only way they are every getting to 800mm



Feb 10, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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Finally got out this morning looking for some exotic wildlife to test the V1 w/500/4.0 and the 1.4 tele-extender. 1st pic is a reference, shot with the 30-110 - 35mm = 297mm

The rest were shot w/500/4 x 1.4 = 1890mm. At first I thought some were quite soft but then I reminded my self it is 1890mm.

Other observations - temps were around 0 to 5 F this morning, better trials when it warms up.
One has to anticipate the subjects moves more than with a DSLR. My hit rate is lower than w/D3s however I don't have a 1900mm anything for that body.
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Reference 297mm the rest of the photo's are to the left or below.







Tree to the left - not sure of species - My wife's bird feeders area







Same exotic creature on said feeder




Feb 11, 2012 at 05:40 PM
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Break time







Jays beneath feeder







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Feb 11, 2012 at 05:42 PM
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I think 1890mm will work




Feb 11, 2012 at 05:43 PM
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It's amusing to see that the light bulb has finally illuminated here at FM forums in respect of this system (and yes, I have seen the preceding thread). Somewhat after the rest of the internet photography world though... Although FM is certainly the first (and last) to designate the CX system as an honorary DSLR.
What's wrong with the "alternative" designation? Of course you can't mount either insanely expensive M-mount lenses on these cameras or even soft-focus glass from decommissioned Soviet submersibles. But I would have thought that the Alternative Gear forum is where discussion of this system belongs. Certainly for many people it's an excellent alternative to lugging around DSLR kits.
The CX format is going to be with us for a while.
Roy



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RoySussex wrote:
But I would have thought that the Alternative Gear forum is where discussion of this system belongs.


I would think it belongs on both forums, since some DSLR users may wish to do comparisons. Also, since you can use DSLR lenses on the V1, this forum seems appropriate too.



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:27 PM
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Thanks, for posting those images, Gerard.

Do you happen to own a 300 f4, and if so, could you post some shots with the bare 300, plus the 300 with the TC?

Tony



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:28 PM
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By the way, if you want to keep the squirrels off your bird feeders, string a thin gauge wire between two trees, then hang you feeders from that. Just place the feeders so that they are not within jumping distance for the squirrel.


Feb 11, 2012 at 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the tip Tony, when its cold like this and my wife is gone I think the greys earn the seed as long as they serve themselves

I have a 300/however its of the Canon flavor. I do have the Nikon 70-300 which is a pretty good lens, the 200-400, 70-200/2.8 II that I will play with more. Today I'll try printing some V1 shots to see if how they look on paper. So far one of my favorite lens on the V1 is the 105 2.8 micro.

Right now you almost need to remember how manual or the first auto focus cameras worked, anticipate the subject
I'll post em when I get more. I really hope Nikon give a few updates to the system software.

Gerard



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:45 PM
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Taoguy wrote:
I'll post em when I get more. I really hope Nikon give a few updates to the system software.

Gerard


Thanks. I think it won't be long before Nikon brings out a super-telephoto zoom for the V1.

It is also probable that Canon will bring out a competing system.

Tony



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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We win with competition between flavors

Gerard



Feb 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
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