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Merco_61

Merco_61

Member Since 15 Oct 2013
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#82128 Your best photo of the week ending February 5 2023

Posted by Merco_61 on Yesterday, 04:15 PM

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​Model: NIKON Z 6_2

Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 51
ISO: 356
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/50
Exp. Comp.: -1.0




#82123 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on Yesterday, 08:22 AM

Today's capture is a street shot showing the complete desolation of a restaurant's permanent outdoor seating area midwinter when the autumn storms have shredded the canvas roof... At least, that is what I was aiming for.

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Model: NIKON Z fc
Lens: AF Nikkor 24/2.8 D
Lens (mm): 24
ISO: 200
Aperture: 4
Shutter: 1/160
Exp. Comp.: +0.3




#82107 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 04 February 2023 - 07:13 AM

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Model: NIKON D7200
Lens: Ai MicroNikkor 55/3.5
Lens (mm): 55
ISO: 898
Aperture: 16
Shutter: 1/100
Exp. Comp.: +0.7




#82100 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 03 February 2023 - 10:35 AM

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 34
ISO: 19100
Aperture: 9
Shutter: 1/40
Exp. Comp.: -1.3




#82095 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 02 February 2023 - 12:06 PM

Today's photo was shot about 8 minutes before sunset, so the light had a warm tone.

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 51
ISO: 356
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/50
Exp. Comp.: -1.0




#82081 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 01 February 2023 - 02:09 PM

I don't know how things are on your side of the pond, but over here in the states, you sometimes have to be very careful where you point your camera. And, while this used to pertain mainly to professional looking cameras such as your D800E, it no long seems to matter what you use. Even smart phones ... and perhaps especially phones now that they're especially ubiquitous.

 

--Ron

Here in Sweden, it is easier to be a fly on the wall with a retro camera with smallish lenses. My Zfc works well for street work with the 24/2.8 or the 35/2. So does the D-lux 7. I think that people react less to these than the iPotato…


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#82078 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 01 February 2023 - 12:13 PM

A very old fashioned department store in an ultramodern building. Åhlens started out as a mail-order company in 1899...

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 51
ISO: 3590
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/50
Exp. Comp.: -0.7




#82071 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 31 January 2023 - 12:22 PM

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 24
ISO: 336
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/25
Exp. Comp.: -1.0

 

... and the recipe for the monochrome conversion in SEP.

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#82064 Your best photo of the week ending January 29 2023

Posted by Merco_61 on 30 January 2023 - 02:36 PM

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 37
ISO: 11400
Aperture: 6.3
Shutter: 1/40
Exp. Comp.: -0.3




#82063 Nikon SB-800 "monitor preflash"

Posted by Merco_61 on 30 January 2023 - 02:30 PM

My favourite setup for what you want to do is a fair bit more expensive, but it is the perfect rig for dancers, figure skaters etc. 

 

I use a Broncolor Scoro 3200S with two Pulso G 1600 Joule heads. Definitely overkill, but the low output compared to the maximum will give a much shorter pulse than something like a 400 Joule monolight. 

 

One head in a Para Reflektor and the other in a softbox will usually produce both a soft falloff to the dark background and the subject-freezing harder light. If you price this out, don't get sticker shock! It is a pro-level system made to take abuse for more than 10 years in daily use with only the need for new bulbs now and then.

 

If you are prepared to raise the ISO a bit, a good 400-500 Joule strobe can probably do what you want it to, even if a 600 Joule or greater unit will make it easier.




#82062 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 30 January 2023 - 01:26 PM

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Model: NIKON Z 6_2
Lens: Z Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 30
ISO: 2390
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/30
Exp. Comp.: -1.7




#82060 Nikkor Z 24-140 S vs Nikkor Z DX 18-140 for Z50 traveler?

Posted by Merco_61 on 29 January 2023 - 11:09 PM

The 18-140 is a much more versatile travel lens on a Z50 as the difference between 75 and 60˚ diagonal angle of view at the wide end is enough to make you miss shots with the 24-120 as you simply can’t take the extra steps backwards to compensate. The difference in mass doesn’t seem like much on paper, but 315 vs 630 g makes a LOT of difference in how the light Z50 feels in your hand .




#82055 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 29 January 2023 - 09:56 AM

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Model: NIKON D7200
Lens: AF Nikkor 85/1.8 D
Lens (mm): 85
ISO: 898
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/125
Exp. Comp.: -0.7




#82043 my impression of Z9. will be getting good bad and ugly.

Posted by Merco_61 on 28 January 2023 - 08:26 AM

tom_sweet i found out if using lens that not long enough and your trying to get focus on subject it will not stay and lose focus. my nikon Z 17-28mm and nikon Z 28-75mm will lose focus a lot do to fact to far way for action shot and trying to lock on. could be both lens not on par with holy trinity lens too. 

 

Trying to get by with cheapish glass on the flagship models got frustrating back in the D3S days. The D3 and D700 could handle less advanced lens chips and less than stellar optics, the D3S with its tighter integration of the AF processor and in-lens chip led to a much bigger difference in AF performance between the trinity and the consumer-grade lenses. This, apparently, still holds true.




#82042 365 challenge

Posted by Merco_61 on 28 January 2023 - 08:17 AM

Aaaand some heather!

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Model: NIKON Z fc
Lens: AF Nikkor 24/2.8 D on FTZ
Lens (mm): 24
ISO: 635
Aperture: 4
Shutter: 1/160
Exp. Comp.: 0.0