Archive for the ‘D850’ Category

Nobody Expects Backfocus

May 10, 2019
Bad printing on your test chart, in focus, that's what you want to see!

Bad printing on your test chart, in focus, that’s what you want to see!

Took up bird photography lately. Using the 200 – 500 mm f/5.6 supertelezoom on my Nikon D850, I was getting good results, I thought. But when I reached for more reach,
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Mirrorlessless

October 8, 2018
Vanilla ice cream, Apfelstrudel and a 45.7 megapixel beast

Vanilla ice cream, Apfelstrudel and a 45.7 megapixel beast

I’m being ungrateful and have been replacing the Nikon D800 that served me so well shooting the wedding with a new body. Ten days ago at Photokina, mirrorless system cameras were all the rage. I had a look through a Nikon Z7 and found the electronic viewfinder straining to my still blissfully good eyesight. Same with the other manufacturer’s EVIL (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lens, that moniker should be standard!) camera proposals. Only the Leica SL stood out, but that one is a bit out of my price range, especially it’s autofocus lenses.
I kept the Sony alpha 7RIII for last and had a salesman at a big camera store in Nuremberg demonstrate it to me last Saturday. But when neither he nor his colleagues (more…)