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JamesR

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
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In Topic: D500 vs D850?

14 August 2018 - 06:42 AM

It's funny, in a sad way, I keep going back and forth about these. I've had my D850 since March 2nd and have yet to even open the box. It has sat in my camera safe (gun safe haha) untouched for 5 months plus.

 

The more I think about it, the more I am leaning to the D500, but I'm still on the fence! Ugh. Need to decide in the next month.


In Topic: D500 ports for WA, zoom and macro (nauticam)

31 July 2018 - 05:55 AM

If not too late, you can easily shoot the Nikon 60mm 2.8D Micro behind the same port the 105 uses (87), and that lens is really good -- i used that combo in Lembeh on a D7000 a lot.

 

I would definitely recommend getting the zoom gear for the 105. In Lembeh, using the 105 + diopter i used manual focus a lot -- more than I had expected. The D500 AF is much better, but I would still want the option to use manual for super-macro. 


In Topic: Nikon D850 equipment Adivice Needed!

15 June 2018 - 05:57 PM

Im going to use the following w/45 degree viewfinder
105 w/smc and multiplier as possible
60mm
Sigma 15 with zen170mm
16-35/4 with a big dome primarily

I wish the wacp wasnt so big, in price and size, so not sure about it yet.

In Topic: Lens Recommendation for D850?

25 May 2018 - 05:53 PM

I plan to use: Nikon, 105, 60/2.8D, 20/2.8D (maybe), 16-35/4, and Sigma 15FE with the macro port, zen 170, and a big dome (tbd)...unless i decide to try the WACP - the size primarily, and somewhat the cost, are the blockers for me on the WACP, though. 


In Topic: Lens/Port recommendation for D800

16 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

I have made prints 20x40 (iirc) taken with a D800 and D810 with the Sigma 15 + Kenko 1.4x which I think look quite good, and more importantly were well received by their new owners.

 

If helpful: Nauticam housing, 20mm extension, zen 170mm dome.