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#263979 Master-of-Camouflage

Posted by Art on 28 February 2020 - 11:12 PM

Very nice image of an Owl Butterfly, if I am not mistaken. 

#263978 New firmware update for the Zeds

Posted by Art on 28 February 2020 - 11:09 PM



I was happy to read about this new firmware update.  Hey, if you need to test it on animals, I will be happy to do that for you.  Just send it over.


I have just the animal to test it on.  I guarantee .... perfect, focused pictures EVERY TIME! Handheld, tripod, whatever you like ....  :lol:

#263977 D6 Officially Announed

Posted by Art on 28 February 2020 - 11:07 PM

Underwhelming release.  Reminds me of the D810.  Not quite enough there for me to care. If you are buying a new D5, then this is a great new improvement.


I think the problem here is that Nikon needs to manage these announcements more carefully.  This is an improvement on an existing camera rather than some exciting new release.  I think if you advertise it as a new release, you piss off all the Media Mouth Pieces who just like to shred Nikon when they take a mini step forward.

It has some nice features, but hardly anything to label it a new camera or set the expectations everyone had and was expecting. I think they should have called this a D5S or D5X, certainly not a 6.

#263920 l'd say we've got about 15 years...

Posted by Art on 17 February 2020 - 08:47 PM

My experience has been that nothing gets cheap.

I paid roughly the same amount for my D850 as my D800.


The D6 will be roughly the same amount as a D5.


One camera becomes obsolete and drops down or out, the new one steps in and up to take its place.


Manufacturers cannot afford to stay in business making technology available for less unless the number go through the roof. At $8500, don't count on it, same applies to glass.

#263916 Young Male Buck

Posted by Art on 17 February 2020 - 08:41 PM

Thanks, Everyone.



In Toronto, they will shoot them dead.  Nice price to pay for idiots who don't get it.  The innocent "wild animals" pay for human stupidity.  Not much you can do, the City has come out to talk to them.  They don't care. I have seen them both, one looks a little "troubled", the other is just a privileged idiot in a BMW SUV.  Jason knows them way better than I do, he has run into them a number of times.  There is no talking to them.

#263912 D6 info

Posted by Art on 17 February 2020 - 08:36 PM

A lot of mixed reviews on the D6.


My own opinion, Nikon SHOULD HAVE knocked it out of the park, but missed by a country mile.




20-24 fps


24 mp


as well as the named features and then there would have been no stopping them.  Instead, they come out with a half measure.  It's good ... but ....

Just my opinion. If I had a D5, this would not be enough for me to upgrade.

#263862 Young Male Buck

Posted by Art on 12 February 2020 - 01:16 AM

I have a cemetery nearby that is connected to a huge greenbelt.  Because there are so many holes in the fence due to erosion, the deer have access.  Lucky me.  At times, you can get some wonderful pictures of them.


The sad thing is, there are a couple of loons in the area who have made them too used to people by feeding them. I actually saw one nutcase petting a WILD DEER! He is used to her because she always feeds him.


Anyway, I digress.  I am just saying, these deer are not that afraid.  They keep a safe distance but it is not hard to walk up pretty close. You just have to be slow and look away occasionally while they forage.


Nikon D850

Nikkor 500mm f5.6E VR PF

- this is very quickly becoming the new love of my life!





#263860 2020 February Challenge

Posted by Art on 12 February 2020 - 01:10 AM

Well, Herman, I think that pretty much covers it!



Wonderful series!

#263848 Portrait by my friend Dan Paul

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:47 PM

Yes, amongst other "names" Father Christmas rings nicely! :lol:


Beard is officially gone now.  My career as a budding Mall Santa is over. 

Health Card and Drivers License images are done with.  I am now lighter some $230 or so.  Tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax .....  <_<

#263846 Added another Fuji Prime Lens XF 27 f2.8 Pancake

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:44 PM

Very nice, congratulations, shipmate! 

Well done, lovely gear.

#263845 Night long exposures with my XT3

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:44 PM

Nice series, Jim.  I hope you are loving every minute of your new camera!

#263842 2020 February Challenge

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:38 PM

Hi, sorry for posting this late.  It has been a very crazy month for me.


Please post some BIRD images... ANY IMAGES of Birds taken with any Camera.  Get some of the Winter blahs out by seeing some nice AVION stuff.


Looking forward to the images.


I just recently found this picture I thought was lost... posting to get you started.




#263798 Portrait by my friend Dan Paul

Posted by Art on 02 February 2020 - 01:17 AM

I have a very good friend who was a former photographer and a very, very creative one at that.  He used to have a nice studio in Toronto and did some work for me in my Computer days.


We got together for dinner earlier in the evening and I asked him to take my portrait, just to immortalize the beard.  I have to shave it this week due to images for Drivers License and Health Card.  No fancy lighting, we used what was available, which wasn't much. The backdrop is a bare wall.


Here are the results.  PP was done by me.



#263791 Fallow-Deer Hind

Posted by Art on 31 January 2020 - 07:45 PM

He is a beauty, Herman!

#263790 Water Lily

Posted by Art on 31 January 2020 - 07:44 PM

Well done, Herman.