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dragon49

dragon49

Member Since 14 Jul 2021
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#81257 Is there a better SD card I can get, or are these delays normal?

Posted by dragon49 on 22 November 2022 - 09:48 PM

Choosing the right Sd card is very much important. Sandisk Extreme Pro would be a perfect choice. It has read speeds of 200MB/s and write speeds up to 140MB/s, with a Video Speed Class 30 rating.

I bought a higher capacity version of your suggestion and have been using it for a while.

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B07H9VX76D/

I figured out the main issue, which is a known problem with the P1000.  In JPG - fine mode, after a burst of 7 shots, there is around a 3.4 second delay before you can take another picture.  In fact, the camera is completely frozen during the delay.  I don't bother with RAW, since after a RAW burst, the delay is > 8 seconds, and when birding, this would be unbearable.  I do, however, sometime encounter further delays, which I'd like some feedback on.  Sometimes, after multiple bursts, there are additional delays in the middle of bursts, with the screen showing something moving, as if it's trying to be the equivalent of a PCs busy cursor icon.  Is this delay caused by my card, or the camera?

Also, when transferring photos form my USB 3.0 card reader to my laptop, I only get speeds between 75-80 MB/s.  Is it normal for transfer speed to be much slower than the advertised write speed for SD cards.

 




#80699 P1000 unresponsive at times

Posted by dragon49 on 01 October 2022 - 09:42 PM

I used the camera for 4 hours today.  I have the auto-shutoff set to 30 minutes, so it' s always on when I use it.  During this time, the message to power off and then back on happened once.  Has nothing to do with trying to zoom during the buffer "time out" period, as I didn't do that today.




#80434 How far away was this feral hog from me?

Posted by dragon49 on 11 September 2022 - 09:48 AM

The diagonal angle of view is about 3.5˚ at 700 mm.
Your feral hog takes up roughly 1/4 of the framed area. Let’s say that the dimensions in the photo is around 8x5’4”. This means that the diagonal is 9’7”.

Some simple trig gives a distance of around 50 yards or so. Given how approximate the inputs are, let’s say between 45 and 55 yards.

Many thanks!

Trigonometry is not simple for me. :)




#80427 How far away was this feral hog from me?

Posted by dragon49 on 10 September 2022 - 06:03 PM

Can somebody less mathematically challenged than I please work all of this out, so I can best tell my story. :)

Here is the data:

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Focal length 126 mm

35mm focal length 700

Let's assume my best guess that this individual was 4 feet wide and 2.5 feet tall.  Given how the animal is framed in the photo, how far away was it from me?

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#80321 Is this the correct way to put the lens hood on my p1000?

Posted by dragon49 on 31 August 2022 - 01:12 PM

I'm assuming this is correct now.  I used the camera yesterday with it reversed and the pictures came out fine though. :)

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#80199 Need a new camera recommendation

Posted by dragon49 on 24 August 2022 - 10:46 PM

I went ahead and purchased the B&H gray market version that comes with a limited 1-year B&H warranty.

 

$1,0949.00

 

Free Expedited Shipping

 

Tax $73.43    

 

Total = $1,122.43

I could have saved $52.00 by ordering through Walmart and getting the product sent from Tri-State Camera:

https://www.walmart....amera/611574110

However, (no disrespect to Tri-State Camera) the little bit of extra money is worth my piece of mind, as I trust B&H.  I've purchased from them before and like their operation.  I'm also friendly with some much better photographers than I, and they trust B&H as well.  Anybody on this forum who visits New York City should stop by their SuperStore.  It's the most well-organized "brick and mortar" retail operation I've ever seen.  After a purchase is confirmed, stock is sent to the register via a conveyer belt in a very timely fashion.

While we are on the thread, Walmart offers the P1000 for the same $1,049.00:

https://www.walmart....17?athbdg=L1700 This ships from 6AVE Electronics.  Under warranty, they claim:
 

Warranty length
1 Years
 
Warranty information
1 year NIKON USA Warranty

Not sure whether I believe this to be accurate, as this is the same gray market price, so I trust B&Hs limited 1 year warranty more.  In addition, the webpage for the cheaper Walmart version https://www.walmart....amera/611574110 - does not specify any type of warranty at all!

I'll let everybody know how this works out.  The camera should be delivered on Monday.  I appreciate everybody's help here.  For my mostly birding usage, the longer reach is much more important than better quality pictures from a larger sensor.  On long trips, I carry enough stuff, and don't even own a pair of binoculars.  I use the camera for sighting as well, and soon I'll have 2x the range!  I've found the B6000 to have taken some amazing photos of birds, other wildlife, and scenery, so the quality is good enough for me.

Now, I'm off to spend a little more $ for extra batteries and USB chargers.

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#75097 Your best photo of the week ending September 5 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 05 September 2021 - 03:30 PM

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Camera Maker - NIKON
Camera Model - COOLPIX B600
F-stop - f/5.5
Exposure time - 1/400 sec.
ISO speed - ISO-125
Exposure bias - 0 step
Focal length  - 59 mm
Max aperture  - 3.4
Metering mode - Pattern
Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory
35m focal length 330



#75034 Your best photo of the week ending August 29 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 29 August 2021 - 04:12 PM

There are no colors in South Florida.  All of God's creatures get along.  Here we have a Tricolored Heron and a White Ibis hunting and foraging together.

 

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Camera Maker - NIKON
Camera Model - COOLPIX B600
F-stop - f/5.6
Exposure time - 1/250 sec.
ISO speed - ISO-280
Exposure bias - 0 step
Focal length  - 98 mm
Max aperture  - 3.4
Metering mode - Pattern
Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory
35m focal length 550



#74866 Your best photo of the week ending August 22 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 20 August 2021 - 07:30 PM

I finally got a good picture of a Black Vulture.  Looks like the camera did a better job of capturing the details of the true bird colors when the sky was hazy and and there were dark clouds in the cloud mixture.

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Camera Maker - NIKON

Camera Model - COOLPIX B600

F-stop - f/6.3

Exposure time - 1/320 sec.

ISO speed - ISO-125

Exposure bias - 0 step

Focal length  - 236 mm

Max aperture  - 3.4

Metering mode - Pattern

Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory

35m focal length 1320




#74794 Your best photo of the week ending August 15 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 15 August 2021 - 05:47 PM

This week, I'm submitting a Little Blue Heron for this contest.  I love the contrast between the pretty colors of the bird and the vegetation.  I sometimes have problems getting birds and scenery in focus for the same picture and I like the way this one came out.

 

Interesting that the EXIF data is exactly the same as the picture I submitted last week, except last week's pic has an ISO of 125.

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Camera Maker - NIKON

Camera Model - COOLPIX B600

F-stop - f/5.6

Exposure time - 1/250 sec.

ISO speed - ISO-400

Exposure bias - 0 step

Focal length  - 90 mm

Max aperture  - 3.4

Metering mode - Pattern

Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory

35m focal length 500




#74757 SnapBridge v WMU

Posted by dragon49 on 12 August 2021 - 05:45 PM

I have some input here.  I have the B600 and there is an auto-transfer option within the Snapbridge iPhone app:

https://nikonimglib....ransfer_01.html

 

I've never used WMU.  It took a bit of patience, but I was able to get Snapbridge associated with my camera and can transfer pictures on demand.

 

No need for a card reader.  If your Mac has a free USB port, just connect the camera to the port (if iPhoto opens, close it) and use finder to copy the pictures from the recognized device to a folder on your Mac.  With my PC, I don't need to turn the camera on for these transfers, but you may have to with your Mac.  If your Mac only has USB-C, then get a USB-C to USB adaptor.  This direct transfer gets the original full-sized pictures and videos copied.

In any event, I highly recommend turning on Airplane mode in your camera to save a lot of battery life.  Turn it off when you need to use one of the apps to transfer pictures to your iPhone if you are going to use that route.




#74685 Your best photo of the week ending August 8 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 08 August 2021 - 06:21 PM

Tricolored Heron enjoying the paradise of South Florida:

 

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Camera Maker - NIKON

Camera Model - COOLPIX B600

F-stop - f/5.6

Exposure time - 1/250 sec.

ISO speed - ISO-125

Exposure bias - 0 step

Focal length  - 90 mm

Max aperture  - 3.4

Metering mode - Pattern

Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory

35m focal length 500




#74557 These Iguanas look proud

Posted by dragon49 on 04 August 2021 - 07:49 AM

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#74520 Your best photo of the week ending August 1 2021

Posted by dragon49 on 01 August 2021 - 07:13 PM

I've already shared this Anhinga picture a few times on different sub forums here, but I just searched all my pictures from this past week and nothing is better, so here we go again:

 

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Camera Maker - NIKON

Camera Model - COOLPIX B600

F-stop - f/6.5

Exposure time - 1/250 sec.

ISO speed - ISO-280

Exposure bias - 0 step

Focal length  - 258 mm

Max aperture  - 3.4

Metering mode - Pattern

Subject distance - No info provided

Flash Mode - No flash, compulsory

Flash Energy - No info provided

35m focal length 1440

 

Merco_61 - Thanks for starting these threads.  This has been a lot of fun!  Looking forward to entering next Sunday!




#74502 River Bend

Posted by dragon49 on 01 August 2021 - 07:23 AM

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