Got this dandy for $50 and thought what do I have to lose. The weather has been typical Ohio winter trash, so not really getting the optimal out of this lens and Minolta Maxxum 7D on this occasion. Will try and get it out during a day where we have some actual sunlight.
It did not do...
Here are some words that come to mind, when I think of a superzoom, in roughly this order: fun, zoomy, miraculous, versatile, compromised, frustrating, disappointing. But I still went and touched the hot wire! Feeling equally bored and inquisitive, I recently bought a used HS30EXR to play around...
I sometimes spend large amounts of money to travel to faraway place to take exotic photos . . . NOT!
The spotter-in-chief and I spent a pleasant afternoon in the side yard. Some years ago, a neighbor gave us a handmade bird house that looks like a chapel. We mounted it on a pole, and...
The better half and I were walking on the North side of Peebles Island, NY, when we saw a group of about a dozen guys coming the other way. "Have you seen any eagles?" my wife asked. No, they had not.
We had just passed them when one called: "Ma'am? There's a hawk right there." He points. Not...
Quick walk at Frear Park in Troy, NY. As we are strolling, I said to the Spotter-in-Chief, "These skies look fake; like some artist's idea of what a sky should look like when he has no real idea."
Ospreys -- waaaaay the heck out there, at an estimated 300 yards on an abandoned bridge pier.
RX10 Mk4 at full optical and digital zoom vs. HX400v also at full optical and digital zoom.
All shots SOOC jpegs, handheld.
4 am. The spotter-in-chief, returning from the bathroom, says, "Look out that window . . . "
A full moon, clouds scudding across it . . . a highwayman's moon!
A lyric springs to mind:
As I was a-goin' over the Cork & Kerry Mountains
I met with Captain Farrell, and his money he was countin'...
Three panoramas shot today at "the cloud factory" . . . the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery. First two shot vertically oriented. Stitched together with ICE. All three romanced just a little with DXO9.
In the lightening sky this AM at full optical and digital zoom with a ton of exposure compensation rolled in.
Romanced with Luminar 3:
Here's what the first shot, with my usual -.3 exposure comp, looked like:
And, just for fun a few minutes later, the "foul weather camera" (Oly...
The first thing you need to know is my better half, aka spotter-in-chief, is one-eighth Mohawk native American. She looks about as native as, say, an Irish step dancer, which is to say not at all. There are times, however, when she exhibits freakish distance vision and preternatural awareness of...
The theme of my early morning devotional last Wednesday was "patient endurance." I remember thinking: "doesn't sound like fun to me."
At noon, coming back from a doctor's appointment, the better half says, "better check your messages." There is a call from an editor at The Conservationist...
The rented FZ1000 II arrived this afternoon, and as the battery was already fully charged, I immediately loaded a card and headed out the door for a walk around the yard. It feels smaller than it looks in photos and simulations, and it took me a few minutes to figure out the AF spot setup. I...
* Crossposted on TalkEmount
I've been shooting this lens all of July and I don't say this lightly, but the Tamron 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens has my vote as the best super zoom lens ever (my previous vote went to the Nikon 1 10-100mm non-PD VR) and best lens for the 2020 pandemic! It's...