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Marcus Rowland

Marcus Rowland

Member Since 19 Feb 2017
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2019 03:12 PM
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In Topic: Vivitar Series 1 100-500mm f5.6-8.0 - Sample Photos

06 June 2019 - 06:26 PM

And here are some sample photos - from my usual lens test area, Kensington Gardens in London - with a Nikon D90

 

https://www.flickr.c...157704242133672

 

I'm very pleased with this lens - I'd previously been using a no-name T-mount 500mm f8 lens on the rare occasions I needed that sort of focal length, this is a huge improvement in image quality and handling; I guesstimated exposure in these pictures, I've since bought a D7000 which will meter with this lens, but haven't had a good reason to use it since I got the body.

 

See the album for a lot more pictures at full size

 

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In Topic: Nikon D7000 - Sample Photos and Specs

17 April 2019 - 10:29 PM

Test of a Tamron 28-300 on a D7000, testing the camera as much as the lens

 

https://www.flickr.c...157704525497322


In Topic: D2Xs computer connection

12 April 2019 - 06:46 PM

Which operating system are you using?

 

I quite like DigicamControl which is freeware for Windows, but your camera isn't listed as supported. Might be worth trying anyway.

 

http://digicamcontrol.com/

 

 

This page will help you find out what's available for any given system and camera combination.

 

https://www.tetherto...ering-software/

 

 

Unfortunately there don't seem to be any good free programs for Mac unless I'm missing something - I've been trying to find one for my laptop for ages, but everything I've seen has been slow or unworkable on a fairly old MacBook Pro. I ended up installing Windows as a Bootcamp partition and using DigiCam Control. SofortBild seems to be the closest Mac program similar to DigicamControl, but it's painfully slow.

 

https://www.tetherto...are/sofortbild/

 

Annoyingly, Canon's own program is free and works on Mac and PC, but only works for Canon cameras, of course.


In Topic: Body recommendations?

12 April 2019 - 06:20 PM

Nikon are actually pretty good about compatibility, or were until AF-P came along, but if you're looking at a lens it's always a good idea to check compatibility. I usually use this page:

 

https://www.kenrockw...bility-lens.htm

 

I disagree with a lot of what Ken Rockwell says about cameras etc., but this page is factual and I've never found any serious errors.


In Topic: Body recommendations?

11 April 2019 - 01:00 PM

Delivered by courier today, which is pretty good service, and working well. One snag - the 18-55 turns out to be an AF-P one, and is not supported by D7000! I'm assuming it's OK, but I have no way to test it, it won't even focus manually on anything as old as either of my bodies. Fortunately I have another 18-55 which I very rarely use, so it's no big deal. I've asked the vendor for either a replacement lens or a partial refund, we'll see what happens.