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pretty little guy, but he needs to stop staying up late and drinking too much!
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Canon could sell a million of these if they don't hold back and just give us sports/wildlife people a great lens at a decent price.
1998 -2014, after 16 years you would think that this newer version would be much improved on what was already a decent lens.
I have to wonder if they're trying to protect the Big Whites. The 400f5.6 prime has arguably superior IQ to some of the old big whites, and upgrading something like that might look a little unbalanced.
Maybe they wanted to wait until they had all the version II supertelephoto lenses out before releasing a budget option that performs on a similar level.
Trying to upload from my cell. Hope I'm doing this correctly.
Taken with Magic Lantern Focus stacking, 5D MarkII and Sigma 150(non-IS). It is quick to do a stack, probably good for insects.
Many years ago, I was given the advice that you insure yourself only against events that happen very rarely and are too expensive for you to cover. If you can afford to replace your gear, then don't insure it...
The OP mentions having $45,000 worth of gear – that's about what I have, and I'd find it difficult (if not impossible) to replace that amount in the short term.
But a good reminder is that you should consider carefully before filing a claim, at least for US policies covering personal (not business) use. Those are generally linked to homeowners'/renters' policies, claims against them go into the same database (CLUE), and can affect rates and even eligibility for home/rental coverage.
I view my policy as 'catastrophic' coverage. If I drop my 135/2L to the pavement and it shatters, I'll buy a new one. If my 1D X + 600/4L IS II fall off a cliff, or if my house is robbed and all my gear taken, I'll file a claim.
I personally like the green skin tones (at least on the camera's LCD) of the D800. /sarcasm
More than the hue, the live view implementation of the D800 completely killed any interest I had in it, one of my primary interests in the D810 is to see what they did in that area.
Nikon D800 Live View MF Issue followup
I built a focus rail and shot about 20 frames but the result that came out processed with PS CS5 was incorrect. PS chose all the OOF frames and thus what I got was a 100% blurry photo.
My question to the experts here, when you use a rail to select a focus plane, will the image in front of the selected plane be slightly larger because the camera/lens is closer and the image behind the selected plane be smaller, so as you change positions during the process, what would happen to the stacked end product photo?
Conversely, if the camera/lens is held stationary, and the focus is selected by adjusting the lens focusing mechanism, what will be the result?
My setup: 5D3 with remote flash mounted on hot shoe, 100 mm_f/2.8 with Kenko extension ring, and the camera is controlled with CamRanger all mounted with a screw operated rail.
Thanks for the advice.
Personally, when focus stacking, I never change the frame i.e. camera never moves. Here is my very basic MO
1. Fix camera on tripod
2. Frame your subject - use live view.
3. Manually focus and shoot a bunch of images - each focusing on a different plane of your subject. Use remote etc.
4. Process in PS.
Hope this helps