To be honest, I have never packed it fully with all the "stuffings", it is impossible to do so and quickly remove the lens or pack it again. I find the back just a snug to tight. Would be nice to be able to insert the camera comfortably in the bag as well on the lens, but I find it just a bit to tight. Don't like carrying it that way.
For quick trips, I just use the big bottom pad and not the other two. I think they are there if you travel and want some real protection, otherwise, like I said, way too cumbersome.
For three pads, I think you use the last one to warp the top of the lens in tight if traveling or banging the bag around more than you typically would. If I remember correctly, it wraps around and inside the middle piece.
I tend to agree, It's an excellent bag but I'm with you. I don't see carrying it with a body attached either. The 200-400 seems to fit with room to spare, but the 400/ 2.8 not as much room. Thanks for the info for sure
I've heard good things about the Sigma but the Rokinon is very tempting. Newer design and coatings with a great price. I've read that the Nikon one doesn't hold up well on newer dslrs.
I am not sure what happens with say a D800 series, D4, D5 at all. But this is what I got with a Nikon 10.5 mm Fish on a D3 series body.
I did however find this posted in a review for Nikon Fisheye Lenses (10.5mm and 16mm):
" When using a cropped sensor lens (DX) on a full frame body like the D700 or D3 your image will be cropped down to about 6MP (2784×1848) instead of the full 12MP (4256×2832) supported by your full frame camera. So if you really want the full resolution of your camera then you should go with a full-frame lens."
For sure it's a handful. I tried it out for the first time on a basketball court. What it gave me was really isolated players on the floor. My 300 seems to always leave too much showing when they players make the it to the basket on the far end. The 400 eliminated that issue for sure, but it is borderline on being too much for a high school gym. Below are a few from the game I worked tonite. All are done with that 400 near and far side of the court...
Working with my Cambo 4X5 view Camera fitted with a DSLR adapter and one of my Nikon bodies. It was about 7:15pm and in shade with ambient conditions.. No fill..No flash. This 3 shot HDR photo was totally an experiment with a 155MM Caltar II Series-N lens with a Copal 0 Shutter as opposed to a more normal 210MM lens. I want to try this with a higher MP camera at some point. 12 MP doesn't do justice. but it is for sure quick..No film processes involved...
Question what do you guys that have them think of the 800s or the 810s?
Well, with modern DSLR, there's two uses for HDR. Shooting raw, its easy to have a two stop range in the single file.
So, there is a HDR look that can be done. A few years back, the David Hill look was big. An HDR like process that depended on contrasty lighting.
Or, to fix an high contrast range that does need bracking. I think both are valid these days.
I like the first one, over the second one.
That is kind of the point. What is acceptable is totally an individual choice. Let us now forget that its not that long ago that a 3-5 frame bracketed HDR photo was simply unacceptable voodoo magic as you suggested!!...lol I guess I've shown that you can do a lot with one image as it relates to High Dynamic Range photography. I sure there is a limit to what can be done, but who's to say where that line is drawn?
Sorry, but stick a fork in that one.... it's done. Overdone, IMHO. Full of unrealistic colors and distracting halos.
Sparky here is what I think you are missing HDR is about unrealistic shades and colors in it best definition. Basically altered past what was really shot. So while you may not care for my take on this image, in the end photography is all about self-interpretation (ie; EOTB) So granted you might not try my process but in my use of HDR I saw a single image with all the halos that I intended to create as something I wanted to show. It's all about artist rights/creative license at the end of the day.
It's also your right to not like it.. Ain't disturbed over the fact that you don't, since at the end of the day it what i think is acceptable right? ) But I don't know that you like that fact that i show my HDR images in an abstract manner. I honestly appreciate the opinion when all is said and done.
The are some snaps from a tournament in Kentucky. Most were shot at a Convention Center In Lexington. I didn't worry about white balance so much because this venue had mixed lighting source over the courts. Go figure since this place is located inside of a Mall.
I was in Kentucky for the Run for Rose classic a few weeks back. I decided to do this shot some players at the free-throw with the camera sitting on the floor. Tried to guess how it was framed so its off a little, but this is what I processed.
I didnt do anything special. Its just one image processed into an HDR look-a-like!!!
Thnaks Greg, I took a class this weekend and got sone great info on 4x5s. I can get a whole setup in my budget range.
NP Jazz I understand for sure. I own a Calumet Cambo Legend kit with more that my share of dollars spent. But a lot of the items devalued and not you can get something fairly cheaply. Although some stuff is still being priced out of sight. Glad you figured out that you'll be able to get a kit now.