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Old Apr 5, 2013, 2:21 PM   #11
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Ho Hum...! Another brilliant shot by Zig. In other news, the sun came up this morning..somewhere.

Excellent Zig, looking forward to your osprey shots. I like the way you composed it as well, leaving room in front of the bird for it to fly, as well as the thin black outline that holds the light of the sky together.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 3:18 PM   #12
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Excellent shot! Nice way to lead the subject, to let it fly into the frame so to speak. That's a composition trick I learned in college film class, very effective.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 7:33 PM   #13
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Beautiful capture Zig.
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Zig thats a cracking shot and pretty spot on. Whats the keeper rate with the new set up .. I know the Nik's AF systems is way ahead of whats in the Oly's so, it be interesting to know how they compare.

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Zig thats a cracking shot and pretty spot on. Whats the keeper rate with the new set up .. I know the Nik's AF systems is way ahead of whats in the Oly's so, it be interesting to know how they compare.

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Hi Harj,

The first thing I've noticed about the using the AF system in the D7000 is that my keeper rate really depended on me & my ability to set up the camera properly + pan properly. In the last year, I've learned a lot about how to do those things as well as taking the time to look at the background, how to position myself in relation to the subject- to eliminate busy backgrounds that confuse any AF system.

But, in all honesty, on my best day, I would a 5 to 8% keeper rate with my E-30 + 50-200mm. with the D7000 +70-200mm F2.8VR AFS my keeper rate is more like 50%. And, I think it really is higher, but I'm getting more critical with image quality, etc.

One point needs to be added: my personal view of the Nikkor 70-200mm VR AF-s F2.8 vs the 50-200mm F2.8 (Oly) is that both lenses are incredibly sharp. In fact, I honestly feel that the 50-200mm Oly may be a tad sharper. So, it's not the lenses that make the difference. It really is the AF system. I have never tried the E-5- wish I did. But the AF on the E-30 is nothing compared to the D7000.

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