OUR VIDEOS GALLERY MEMBER SPONSORSHIP VENDOR SPONSORSHIP

User Tag List

Page 37 of 37 FirstFirst ... 27353637
Results 361 to 369 of 369

Thread: Flora, fauna and other animals people see whilst out driving.

  1. #361
    Travelling Podologist Cuppa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ballarat, Vic
    Posts
    6,623
    Thanks
    2,020
    Thanked 7,120 Times in 2,921 Posts
    Mentioned
    164 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    No good at all. I thought you had a Pelican Case with silica to keep it dried out. Is the Sigma lens still serviceable, Cuppa?
    I do have a Pelican case with regularly changed silica gel .......but I fell into the habit of often leaving the camera out 'ready to use'. When I left it in the case inevitably birds had gone by the time I'd pulled it out of the case & assembled the lenses.

    The Sigma lens is still good. As are all the lenses.

    Camera I have just bought is a full frame Sony A7III. The ASP-C (crop frame sensor) lenses fit it & I'll use them for the time being, but they only use a portion of the full frame sensor, & the effective focal length is shorter, which much of the time wont matter, but the output is only 10 Mp instead of the camera's full capability, so in a pic like above heavy cropping would see the image degraded more. It also means that whilst using crop sensor lenses I can't make use of the full frame's superior low light capability. Problem was , because of the worldwide chip shortage, Sony decided to concentrate on their full frame range & I wasn't able to source another A6500/6600 & needed a camera here which could use the lenses I have. Could have got an A6400, but for some reason it doesn't have inbuilt image stabilisation which I now consider essential. (Better still when combined with a lens that also has inbuilt image stabilisation).

    I would have liked the newer A7IV as it has bird eye tracking autofocus, but couldn't justify an extra $1k just for that. As it is my wallet is still in recovery mode from the A7III body purchase! I've seen pics of birds in thick bush taken using the bird eye tracking & they have been pin sharp. Only way I can achieve that is using manual focus, & this relies on the bird staying still for long enough for me to adjust the focus, which, especially with the big Sigma can take a while.

    The Sigma is the only full frame lens I have, & to be honest whilst it does the job, I am finding it to be a bit too heavy & bulky. Pointing it at a bird, all too often the shot I want is just after I've lowered the camera because my arms are aching! MrsTea has told me I can buy the Sony Gmaster 100-400 zoom lens with a x1.4 Sony teleconverter. This will give me 540mm so not too far off the Sigma, & quite a bit lighter (Also a lot more expensive! ), but I think it'll have to wait until we are back in Vic next year. For now I have to get used to the Sigma only giving me 600mm. (On a crop frame camera it gave me 900mm).

    How are you finding your Sigma?
    Last edited by Cuppa; 27th June 2022 at 01:10 PM.

    2006 4.2TDi ex-Telstra Remote area Camper. 425w roof mounted solar, 360Ah Aux batts, BCDC1240, Onboard hot & cold pressurised & filtered water, (25 litre hot water calorifier), ARB fridge, ARB freezer, Built in kitchen, heaps of easy access storage, 240v, 3” Genie exhaust + dynotune, 2” lift, 3900kg GVM upgrade, second glovebox, ROH Blaktrak steel wheels, Bridgestone D697's (now Toyo RT's), Redarc gauges/pillarpod, Hema HX-1, Icom 450 CB, dual rear view cameras, Onboard 30amp Victron mains charger, second glovebox, dual seat conversion, Tyredog TPMS, Boss PX7 onboard air with 9 litre tank, 350w inverter, Steel bullbar, Harrop Eaton diff lock (front), Warn winch, Snorkel, Dual spares , 160 litre water tank, 180 litre fuel in two tanks (approx 1200km range) 2010 Tvan Tanami. (incl another 70 litre water tank) with matching wheels/tyres (& 3rd spare)
    A Nomadic Life (Blog)

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many

     

  3. #362
    Patrol God mudnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SW Vic.
    Posts
    7,310
    Thanks
    9,853
    Thanked 4,944 Times in 2,948 Posts
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Glad to read your lenses are Ok. The Sigma is far too heavy, to be honest. I can only get a couple shots off when holding the camera, especially above chest height. It also has the annoying ability to go out of focus at exactly the wrong moment. But it can also give me some fantastic results when used in conjunction with a tripod.
    My advice is: not to follow my advice.

  4. #363
    Travelling Podologist Cuppa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ballarat, Vic
    Posts
    6,623
    Thanks
    2,020
    Thanked 7,120 Times in 2,921 Posts
    Mentioned
    164 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mudnut View Post
    It also has the annoying ability to go out of focus at exactly the wrong moment.
    I've found that sometimes too, usually because I've been at a distance from the subject which might change a little & take me from one distance range on the lens to another. Also using autofocus is tricky because the focal length multiplies any movement causing focus to change. I've found using the continuous autofocus (AF-C) helps a bit, but at the longer focal lengths the lens struggles to keep up with the camera. It is still a good lens for the price & as you say capable of great images, so nothing wrong with the glass. Just a beast of a lens!

    2006 4.2TDi ex-Telstra Remote area Camper. 425w roof mounted solar, 360Ah Aux batts, BCDC1240, Onboard hot & cold pressurised & filtered water, (25 litre hot water calorifier), ARB fridge, ARB freezer, Built in kitchen, heaps of easy access storage, 240v, 3” Genie exhaust + dynotune, 2” lift, 3900kg GVM upgrade, second glovebox, ROH Blaktrak steel wheels, Bridgestone D697's (now Toyo RT's), Redarc gauges/pillarpod, Hema HX-1, Icom 450 CB, dual rear view cameras, Onboard 30amp Victron mains charger, second glovebox, dual seat conversion, Tyredog TPMS, Boss PX7 onboard air with 9 litre tank, 350w inverter, Steel bullbar, Harrop Eaton diff lock (front), Warn winch, Snorkel, Dual spares , 160 litre water tank, 180 litre fuel in two tanks (approx 1200km range) 2010 Tvan Tanami. (incl another 70 litre water tank) with matching wheels/tyres (& 3rd spare)
    A Nomadic Life (Blog)

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Cuppa For This Useful Post:

    MB (10th July 2022)

  6. #364
    Patrol God mudnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SW Vic.
    Posts
    7,310
    Thanks
    9,853
    Thanked 4,944 Times in 2,948 Posts
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Looking forward to seeing the shots you get with the new camera.
    My advice is: not to follow my advice.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mudnut For This Useful Post:

    Cuppa (28th June 2022), MB (10th July 2022)

  8. #365
    ......... MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Yarra Valley
    Posts
    7,909
    Thanks
    20,735
    Thanked 10,320 Times in 4,547 Posts
    Mentioned
    436 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whereabouts is Old Mate @jack hiding these days, not in Orange-NSW by any chance just reading some good news








    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  9. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to MB For This Useful Post:

    Cremulator (10th July 2022), jack (10th July 2022), mudnut (10th July 2022), Rossco (10th July 2022)

  10. #366
    Hardcore jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ballarat Area
    Posts
    2,600
    Thanks
    5,299
    Thanked 3,660 Times in 1,469 Posts
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Whereabouts is Old Mate @jack hiding these days, not in Orange-NSW by any chance just reading some good news
    Still around @MB I do my foraging in the Otways (plenty of natural resources there - if you get my drift).
    Cheers
    Jack

    2012 Simpson 50th Anniversary Edition.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to jack For This Useful Post:

    MB (10th July 2022)

  12. #367
    ......... MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Yarra Valley
    Posts
    7,909
    Thanks
    20,735
    Thanked 10,320 Times in 4,547 Posts
    Mentioned
    436 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    10 -4 Jackstar


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  13. #368
    ......... MB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Yarra Valley
    Posts
    7,909
    Thanks
    20,735
    Thanked 10,320 Times in 4,547 Posts
    Mentioned
    436 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2 x GQ Wagons:
    1 x CV Joint & 1 x Pierced Radiator we FINALLY have proof now of Extraterrestrial Minions hiding out Deeeep in Victoria’s High Country





    Stay Safe Folks


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  14. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to MB For This Useful Post:

    Cremulator (18th July 2022), mudnut (18th July 2022), PeeBee (19th July 2022), Rossco (18th July 2022), Touses (19th July 2022)

  15. #369
    Patrol God mudnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SW Vic.
    Posts
    7,310
    Thanks
    9,853
    Thanked 4,944 Times in 2,948 Posts
    Mentioned
    76 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    A bit of action at Cape Nelson today. Three humbacks a pod of dolphins and a flock of gannets were a pleasure to watch.

    They were really far away so I struggled to get a good picture.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    My advice is: not to follow my advice.

  16. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mudnut For This Useful Post:

    MB (7th August 2022), Rossco (7th August 2022)

Page 37 of 37 FirstFirst ... 27353637

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •