6th November 2003, 11:40 AM
6th November 2003, 11:53 AM
Its normally free entry before 8.30 unless NParks is charging because this is an organised group activity
Originally Posted by Avatar
6th November 2003, 12:04 PM
Erwinx, that's right but the Nparks is charging us prior to the event cuz it is a group event. All prepaid ...
Originally Posted by erwinx
7th November 2003, 03:58 PM
Sorry but do you guys think if tripod is necessary?
7th November 2003, 04:06 PM
depends on what lenses you're bringing for yourself. there will be tripods on site already for the heavy Nikon lenses there, so just bring what you would use. but IMHO unless you got heavy gear, leave the tripod at home.
Originally Posted by Cursor
7th November 2003, 04:41 PM
Just a question, what are the lenses and binoculars provided by Nikon? As per the last update?
7th November 2003, 10:56 PM
Originally Posted by AJ23
The lenses are about 99% correct to date. As for the binos, they will be bring 6 sets from their wildlife range plus a digiscope (fieldscope + Coolpix cam) for those who are into a smaller bird photography setup
8th November 2003, 08:53 PM
Looking forward to meet all in the list and the birdies and the wildlife.... MINUS the mosquitos and the rain clouds...
8th November 2003, 08:59 PM
Hi Lensman, it is this morning ie, already over. Cheers
Originally Posted by Lensman
8th November 2003, 09:08 PM
8th November 2003, 10:39 PM
Originally Posted by chngpe01
8th November 2003, 11:42 PM
9th November 2003, 01:26 AM
hey but it's fun just to fill up the 40-shot buffer of the D2h at 8 frames per sec... yum yum.
Originally Posted by espn
9th November 2003, 01:36 AM
It really sounded like a machine gun.
Originally Posted by Larry
Thanks a lot Larry for letting me try the 12-24.
I'm getting it for sure...
9th November 2003, 10:01 AM
Rear Lens Cap - Lost & Found
Wanna check if anyone kind soul found or happen to pick up an extra rear lens cap at Station 2 ie, the 500mm/600mm station. If so let me known, realised I have misplaced mine while manning this station.
Thanks and Cheers.
9th November 2003, 12:57 PM
9th November 2003, 01:15 PM
9th November 2003, 04:24 PM
I didn't get to see or touch the D2h, as I was kept busy with the macro workshop and the 500mm/600mm lens tryouts! Anyway, thanks to all the CS and NPS folks who made the event such a success. I really enjoyed myself all morning.
Btw, one of my shots from the 600mm is here: http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=50911
Admittedly, it cannot match any of the splendid shots shown during the slide show. As I lamented to Chee Wai and chngpe01, I don't know how they get those shots!! :P
9th November 2003, 04:40 PM
I am wondering... can anyone share with us who are Canon users the difference in performance between a D2h and a 1D? No doubt that 40 frame buffer is about 20 frames more than Canon's one, but is it really that significant?
Yes, I would agree with Larry that it is indeed impressive, but from what I know of the 1D, shooting all 21 frames will write pretty fast. It will thus enable the 1D to go back to number 21 in a pretty fast time.
Just would like to know what you all think?
13th November 2003, 09:57 PM
The D2H is more than just the 40 frame buffer, it is in reality a significant upgrade to the current D1 series (or 1D for that matter) in aspect of ergonomics, AF sensor capability, image quality, etc.
That said, if it is to be based on the its sheer buffer depth to the 1D, I think there is a significance IF you are an avid sport/action shooter.
I had the distinct opportunity to use the Canon system for 1+ month sometime back (that was after we went for the Street Fest shoot ), one of the camera I had with me was the 1D. Yes, this one is a monster with some really good feature but its IMO less-than-satisfactory buffer depth is really a letdown.
I recall shooting a game of baseball with it back in a stadium in Taipei. There was an instanence when the action was really thick, and after several 1 or <1 sec burst, this was when I realised its buffer is really lacking, a curse that is directly linked to its capability to fire at 8fps if you ask me. Thankfully I had my D1H with me, which in turn, was able to better facilitate my requirement in such intense actions due to its robust 40 frame buffer, all these even when in RAW quality mode. I am taking it as a comparison due to its similar buffer size as the D2H.
The 1D took approximately 1+ sec to empty a highest quality JPEG file into the CF card (*a Lexar 32X WA), with its buffer filled, it took roughly 25+ seconds to flush all the images to the CF card. Given in scenarios when you have a tight series of hot actions, and that you need at least 1 seconds burst of buffers back, it will take approximately 10+ seconds to back able to do that. That's significant enough to miss some priceless moments if they happen to turn up.
Buffers aside, another major caveat I have with it is its inability to properly review any picture when it was writing to the card, this wasn't the case for the D1H (or D2H for that matter) which performed admirably here. To make things worse, it (the 1D) lacks the crucial feature to review your pictures at 100% of their image size (ie. magnification), this is really a joke if you are to ask me cuz a camera of its status and calibre should have no reason for not doing it.
There are other ups and downs that I observed but I guess I will stop here. These point above are not to put down the camera as a whole but rather, to point out some really uncomfortable observations I had while using it. Depending on your shooting style/requirement, I would suggest a second thought before you take the plunge for it.
Just my 2 cents worth
PS. Apologies to the workshop participants for going OT here.
Last edited by Avatar; 13th November 2003 at 11:17 PM.