Thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed information. I, too, have the D500 and 200-500, so I will be keeping this post. I only visited FL last year but will visit again maybe next year with my son... It is very cold and icy here right now.
Good luck to you. Yes, we are in the WARM for about 6 months in Florida. When my wife says it's warm enough we head up North again.
There seems to be a difference of opinion on whether to use 18% gray card or white card to set custom white balance. Which is correct?
I have found the white card to be more accurate on my Nikon's.
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On the flash use REAR CURTAIN FLASH. This will allow the city lights to show in the background. I then only use - or + exposure compensation on the flash to make final adjustments.
I would use the TTL power cord to get the flash off the camera and hold it above the lens by a foot or more.
I have a Nikon D80. A blinking Err is showing up. I have cleaned the contacts, changed battery, memory card, etc. Is there anything else I can do to remove the Err? My camera is probably 14 years old.
I had that problem with the Nikon 200-500 mm lens. Make sure it is not the lens, if you have another lens, mount it and see if you have the same issues.
OR, use the two button reset first and see if that clears it up.
Looking at the 70-300 nikon vs the 100-400 tamron. The nikon gets rave reviews for focus speed and sharpness. The tamron gets good reviews also. I am a bit more interested in the tamron due to its longer reach but am concerned about focus speed. This lens would replace my 55-300 nikon kit lens on my d7200. Any opinions out there.
Nikon is one of only two scientific companies that manufacture their own glass from scratch. They manufacture their lenses to work specifically with the software of their specific camera's.
Tamron buys their glass and many components from other manufactures. They manufacture their lenses to work with multiple camera bodies.
Yes the Tamron has more reach.
But the Nikon will retain it's value better than the Tamron.
The Nikon 70-300 gets rave reviews and on your D7200 it's effective field of view will be 105-450 mm. It should cover everything you need, if extra reach is warranted, their is an addition .3 range build into your camera. Work your Plan, Ride with the Brand.
My D7200 And D300 both have solid post making it hard for the peak design straps as the cords to the camera get very twisted ,looking for some kind of swivel post to attach in between camera and strap ? Thanks steve
Many of the recommendations that have been made here will actually end up scratching the living daylights out of your body.
Get a Black Rapid strap and forget attaching potential trouble to your camera lugs.
I am debating whether to take my high end camera gear to Mexico or just take an inexpensive point and shoot camera. I'll be staying at a resort but plan on trips to nearby ruins for photo ops. Some blogs say carrying high end equipment outside of the resort is a risk. I would really appreciate reading about your experiences while sightseeing near Cancun.
Unfortunately Mexico is no longer a destination for me. Many resort area's are walled (wow, there is that word WALL again, wonder where that came from) to protect the tourists.
I make it a general rule to travel just with my pocket Sony point and shoots, HX90V and RX100M2.
Wow a new current (Not several years old model) FF camera at less than a crop frame price.
26.2 MP sensor.
485 grams with card and battery.
Fully articulating screen.
And is being offered with the new grip in 3 colors and the EF adapter.
Very lightweight and compact great for hiking, walking around and travel when weight is a factor.
650 grams empty.
Let the games begin. And some of the folks here say that digital photography will go by way of the phone.
I seem to see that reviewers of photo gear are all in Europe.
And the testing they do appears intensive.
NO, they are not ALL in Europe. Besides, it's not the gear, it's the photographer, and it will always be that way.
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You may have to wait. NPS is offering first dips, then they will be released on a first come, put you on a waiting list basis. I believe VR is in the body of the Z's? So no need for lens VR right?
If I get a Z this would not be the lens I would mount. Why buy a smaller lighter camera and put that amount of glass on it unless your a professional (and this lens is really designed for them) get their other lighter zoom, which, is JUST AS SHARP.
No Sigma or Tamron lenses for Fuji cameras. Why is that?
Because Fuji lenses are bargain priced as it is and the quality is outstanding. Sigma and Tamron consider Fuji too small a market. Besides, at the prices Fuji is charging, it would be hard for either to compete. Thank goodness for that.
I’m considering purchasing this lens. I shoot wildlife and macro, and I’m hoping to get excellent sharpness and bokeh from this lens.
Also has anyone used a Tele converter on this? And does it compromise the clarity and sharpness?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you 🤗🌹
I used that lens for years. It is a fine lens. I would not go greater than the Nikon 1.4 III TELECONVERTER.
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If you shooting wildlife usually they can get u close. The 75-300 should surfice. I would also take the 12-40 for landscapes.