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bobfriedman

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1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« on: April 14, 2018, 00:48:33 »
after lengthy focustuning  last week..

finally i got to take some shots.. below from today. 

Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/640s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso1600


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/800s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso1600


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1000s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso1600


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/800s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso1600


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso720


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/5.6 at 850.0mm iso400


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/5.6 at 850.0mm iso400


Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/5.6 at 850.0mm iso400
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 12:16:03 »
Looks good!! what do you think of the D850 so far
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 13:24:22 »
It looks like you did a good job with finetuning. :)
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 18:40:47 »
Looks good!! what do you think of the D850 so far

the rendering is superb.. the resolution is superb..  the handling is much better than the D810.. the AF speed lags behind the D5... and although the file size is only twice the D5, the buffer only holds 35 shots at 9fps vice 200 shots at 12fps for the D5 before it slows with RAW files.

i won't shoot this over ISO=1600 for now.. maybe with the right light i could go higher.  ( I routinely shoot at ISO=5000 with D5, although given the photo site size that stands to reason)

generally (ISO aside) it is a clear improvement over the D810. 
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2018, 18:43:21 »
from today and this is cropped over and above the DX mode..  pretty good at ISO=1600, i guess i could safely go to ISO=2000

Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1000s f/8.0 at 850.0mm iso1600
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2018, 18:45:30 »
a shot with the TC1.7

Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/9.0 at 1000.0mm iso640
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 23:12:32 »
Bob, Great shots. You certainly have a nice selection of wildlife available. Great shot of the hawk's eye.

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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:12 »
that's some awesome magnification of beautiful birds.

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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 06:09:22 »
Bob, these are amazingly detailed images.  Apparently the improvement of your skill of shooting birds has greater effect than that of fine-tuning of the focus.
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 08:22:52 »
A super series of photographs and it includes such a wide selection of beautiful birds from a tiny Kinglet to the massive Turkey.

I particularly enjoyed the finely rendered details of beak and eye in the hawk photographs

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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2018, 12:51:32 »
if only i had increased the shutter speed..

Nikon D850 ,Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR
1/1600s f/9.0 at 850.0mm iso1100
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2018, 19:34:41 »
Wow Bob!

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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 20:24:17 »
Bob, that looks like a miniature oil painting.  An artistic one!
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2018, 22:43:42 »
Higher shutter speed? Not for me.
The eye and beak are sharp. It gives some speed in the image.
Perhaps a little more light in the eye.
Wonderful! :)
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Re: 1st time try of the D850/600/TC1.4 combo
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 05:30:55 »
I agree, the sense of motion, adds another dimension to the image. Lovely contrast between sharp and soft. The other images are great as well.
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