Slowly and don't be shy to stop time to time to compensate for the oxygen in the blood! The strength may fall rapidly without enough of oxygen - be careful!Thanks Alan. My lungs have taken a hit but my strength is fine, so no excuse for not being out carrying the 400 DO, slowly.
Nice photo Alan, but keep in mind that D500 (is this it?) have a tendency to underexpose a little-bit in some scenes (at least my newly acquired one does it).
I don’t really like Indian Mynas - aggressive invaders. The very first thing I do with a new camera is to AFMA it or fine tune. The difference in Mpx should not be noticeable. Enjoy your New Year‘s acquisition and have a great 2020 with it!Here I have few from my first try of my new camera (same lens). Found them slightly softer but I still haven't check for lens/body alignment (aka fine tuning the lens) - I hope this is the problem. Otherwise just ~2.5MP loss should not be that visible! Focus-tracking is superior (I still have to evaluate the focus acquisition and accuracy). I didn't have a chance to try BIF today but it looks promising...
I'm still into very basics of this camera. In generally not that big deal (in comparison with Alan who is trying this from different system) but still - one day is not enough! Last two photos at ISO 1000.
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I believe the camera you have just bought has Auto Fine Tune whereby it sets itself by liveview and then AF, which should be quick and easy. I've got into a routine for AFMA using Reikan Focal. It takes a while for the software to be compatible with newly released bodies and it's a PITA taking the computer etc into the garden where I AFMA. So, I use the manual method of taking 3 jpegs at each AFMA from -20 to +20 every 5 units, which takes about 5-10 minutes. Downloading back indoors and then feeding them into the program, which is another 5 minutes. For my latest acquisition pair, the AFMA for the bare lens is 0 but the 1.4xTC requires a very noticeable +7. I don't know if that correction is unusually high but I have similar shifts with TCs on my 100-400mm IIs. I have too many bodies and lenses so FoCal is very good value for me, and it's so quick by the manual procedure that mirrorless's not requiring AFMA isn't an issue.Thanks Alan! In this particular time of the year I don't have enough time/mood to do real AFMA! But it's a #1 in the next few weeks (better in the next two - if the things are not going as expected I have to return the camera). I didn't need any adjustments with my older camera. It's still here, waiting for the verdict but I'm not at all sure I want to sell it - it is mighty one and would be fine back up body!
I'm beginning to wonder if anything I can do will be to these new levels! A friend just spent $55k on a vehicle and it seems to me such a waste but a camera ... now that would be good value (or maybe not).Thanks Click! But I just deleted my second photo - not on the level of this forum... neither of my expectations!
Happy New Year!!!
I like the Pochard!