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Old Jul 4, 2011, 8:00 PM   #1
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Default First post as a Nikon Owner.

I've been around Steve's for awhile, but a system switch has landed me here. The move was from the upper end of my old system to the upper end of the the Nikon toys, so if the pics don't measure up, I can't blame the equipment. Just a few pics to say "Hi!"

A Green Heron.



Barn Swallow



Song Sparrow



Tree Swallow



Likely a Willow Flycatcher



Awyway... Hi.
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Old Jul 4, 2011, 8:14 PM   #2
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Nice camera (I see you're using a D3s now).

If budget were not an issue and I were going to switch to a Nikon System, the D3s would be my choice in bodies. It's a wonderful camera for low light use and it's got a great AF system.

Congrats.
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Hi; Great birds series, Greg. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

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Hi Greg,

Great shots as usual. I too sold all my Oly gears and made the jump to Nikon 10 months ago. What lens do you use for birding now? Miss the Oly 300 f2.8?

Welcome on board!
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Nice shots Greg. Going to miss you in the Oly forum.
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Nice camera (I see you're using a D3s now).

If budget were not an issue and I were going to switch to a Nikon System, the D3s would be my choice in bodies. It's a wonderful camera for low light use and it's got a great AF system.

Congrats.
I'm just getting to understand the basics about this camera. It is quite the machine.

I took it out with the 300 f4 and TC 1.4 and rattled away at full frame rate and my dog running toward me full tilt starting at 40 yards or so. The results astounded me. There were frame counts in the upper 20's and all but one frame in each series was in focus. There were plenty of reasons for the focus to mess up, like grass in front of the subject, but it just held onto the subject like glue. Very impressive!!!

The ISO thing is impressive. Almost like "How did they do that".

This may just be the last camera I need. It does everything quite well, except being small and discrete. It sucks for that.

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Hi Greg,

Great shots as usual. I too sold all my Oly gears and made the jump to Nikon 10 months ago. What lens do you use for birding now? Miss the Oly 300 f2.8?

Welcome on board!
Yep, I miss the 300 f2.8 Zuiko. It was a heck of al lens. The E-5 was quite the camera too. Even though I dumpped three times the cash on this body, I worry much more about wet weather and getting the camera wet now.

If you know me, the long lens is important. The first piece of Nikon equipment I bought was the 600 f4. I like it, but man is the thing huge. On a gimbal or while using it on a monopod, its much the same as using the big tuna (Zuiko), but transporting it is work.

I'm a ways from aquiring the glass I want. I do need to liquidate the rest of the Oly stuff and start filling holes in the lens lineup. Currently, the shortest lens I have is 105mm.

Thanks for the comment. I'm still not comfortable in processing the raw files, and I do miss the 4:3 ratio. I might use the 5:4 option as a general rule.
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Nice shots Greg. Going to miss you in the Oly forum.
I'm still keeping an eye on you guys, so behave yourself!!! I've been posting less on just about all forums these days, but I may just chime in on the occasional thread every now and again. Especially anything to do with "rivets".

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