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Merco_61

Merco_61

Member Since 15 Oct 2013
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#71699 Making video pan smoothly

Posted by Merco_61 on Yesterday, 12:10 AM

What lens do you use? What are your settings?

Are you on a tripod or trying to pan handheld? 




#71678 And now for something different...

Posted by Merco_61 on 19 January 2021 - 09:05 AM

The word was: Fire-escape

Camera: Leica D-Lux 7

 

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Lens (mm): 10.9
ISO: 200
Aperture: 1.7
Shutter: 1/200

 

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Lens (mm): 10.9

ISO: 200
Aperture: 1.7
Shutter: 1/640




#71665 filter compensation with Nikon F 501

Posted by Merco_61 on 18 January 2021 - 04:33 PM

As the meter is TTL, you shouldn't need to compensate for filters. As there is no matrix metering, you will have to identify light or dark backgrounds yourself and compensate manually. Following the meter will underexpose scenes with light background and overexpose when the background is dark as it tries to average out everything to a medium grey.




#71624 Your best photo of the week ending January 17 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 January 2021 - 02:30 PM

My best this week is my only this week, but OTOH, it is a series... Mother has arranged some colour-changing LED ornaments in a window and wanted them documented.

 

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#71622 Intervalometer for Nikon

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 January 2021 - 02:22 PM

The D750 has a good built-in intervalometer. You just need an MC-DC2. I used the wifi remote capabilities for years with my D7200 and D750 and an iPhone with WMU.

 

Nikon Shooter, the MC-36A is 10-pin, isn't it? The D750 uses the DC2 connector.

 

The ML-L3 is not a good remote as the sun will drown out the signal now and then, making it unreliable.




#71614 photoshop elements or subscription?

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 January 2021 - 01:03 AM

If you like what ACR does when it comes to raw conversion and don't want to buy the latest PSE yet, you can do your conversions in two stages.

Start by running your diles as a batch in Adobe's DNG converter. (It's free.)

You now have DNG-s that PSE '19 can handle.

Import the DNG-s and edit in PSE.




#71579 Help buying new camera

Posted by Merco_61 on 12 January 2021 - 12:04 AM

The Z5 might also be an option, Peter.  I'm looking into one of those myself, (not super seriously because my best lenses aren't AF-S, but looking...). 

 

 

I was thinking of the arthritis and the even smaller Z5. 




#71575 Help buying new camera

Posted by Merco_61 on 11 January 2021 - 11:32 PM

Finding something with the build quality and feel of the D700 is difficult today. If you don't need more than the 12 MP sensor the D700 had, there are still lightly used D700-s out there. If you want similar ergonomics with super-high resolution, the D850 is the right choice. I went with a D750 with a grip as I didn't have the funds for a D850 *and* a new computer that could handle the large files at the same time. If my hand was slightly smaller or larger, I would have gone with the D780 instead, but the bottom corner hits a nerve cluster when I use a D6xx/D750/D780 without the grip. 

 

If your lenses are AF-S, you might want to look at a Z6II or Z7II with the FTZ adapter to use the lenses you have. Your arthritic hand will love the lower mass, but the controls might feel a bit cramped on the small body.




#71573 D3500 / Nikon FX 70-200mm f/4G

Posted by Merco_61 on 11 January 2021 - 04:32 PM

It is fully compatible. 

If you get one and intend to use it on a tripod, remember to get the tripod collar as the relatively flimsy mirror box/ lens mount of the D3500 is a concern when hanging any front heavy lens from the body. The combo is easy to handhold, but putting the lens rather than the body on a tripod makes for a greater peace of mind.




#71568 Nikon D850 flicker warning

Posted by Merco_61 on 11 January 2021 - 01:18 PM

When shooting indoors, keep your exposure time longer than 1/60 in the US, 1/50 in Europe to avoid your exposure being lit by just a part of the AC cycle. If you don't do this, you will get strange exposure, and with some light sources, even stranger white balance.

 

I didn't remember that this warning gizmo was there in the D850, partially because of never owning, just renting one and partially because of remembering to do this without the reminder from the camera.

 

BTW, welcome to the forums!




#71547 Your best photo of the week ending January 17 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on 10 January 2021 - 01:29 PM

Sometime before midnight (whatever time zone you are in) this Sunday, January 17 2021, post the best photo you have taken this week. Any subject, any style and any equipment—just give us your best shot.

 

If you can, list your EXIF info and any special lighting setups you may have used.




#71543 D3s narrowing of field of view

Posted by Merco_61 on 10 January 2021 - 05:18 AM

Check page 78 in the manual.




#71542 Bokehlicious

Posted by Merco_61 on 10 January 2021 - 05:08 AM

D750. Ai 50/1.2

 

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ISO: 7200
Aperture: 1.2
Shutter: 1/50




#71541 How about an insanely low light challenge?

Posted by Merco_61 on 10 January 2021 - 05:06 AM

D750, Ai 50/1.2

 

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ISO: 11400
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 1/50

 

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ISO: 12800
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter: 1/25

 

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ISO: 11400
Aperture: 4
Shutter: 1/50

 

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ISO: 7200
Aperture: 1.2
Shutter: 1/50




#71537 Nikon z50 problems with images

Posted by Merco_61 on 10 January 2021 - 02:17 AM

What focal length were these shot at?
Was the VR on?
Did you shoot in JPG or raw? If you use raw, what converter do you use?