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  1. #31
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    just cant justify the cost for 1 small little section of topaz......
    And I totally get that. For anyone who shoots only for themselves it's likely a luxury. I repeat myself not to twist an arm but to plant a seed for the time when you might be ready to think otherwise. When I started out shooting wildlife I used to run into guys out there with these long, expensive prime lenses who would show me their spectacularly sharp photos, and I would say to myself, "Yeah, but for what I'm doing to have to spend $X,XXX to $YY,YYY isn't justifiable." 7 years later 95% of my wildlife shooting is done with a pair of primes. That I've gone through that process makes a piece of software that takes the images coming out of those lenses up a notch and costs about as much as dinner out is easily justifiable, particularly when I consider that selling 2 or 3 prints of a fox I shot this week will repay me for most of what I've ever spent on Topaz.


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  2. #32
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    How much did you crop? If the subject was very small in the viewfinder, it can be quite a challenge for even the D500 autofocus system to get a good lock. I suspect some subject or camera movement blur, maybe some lens defraction since the subject is quite backlit, and slightly missed focus.
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  3. #33
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    lens is brand new, all calibrated to my camera, bang sharp at 6.3, everything with it is fine, so thats all good...

    i always try and get the subject as close to the camera as possible and fill the view finder. these images have been altered in LR before posting here, so they in theory arent the originals.

    i started on 153 but really didnt get on with it, so moved back to group

  4. #34
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens
    Help here then lads, this is STRAIGHT off the camera, RAW file, not touched in LR or anything (not even cropped). Advice appreciated, this is also shot in S (SHUTTER MODE) on the D500 with the 200-500 lens

    BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens-_dsc3867.jpg
    BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens-_dsc3870.jpg

  5. #35
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    For those shots I would have started with manual mode, 1/1600, f8 and whatever iso needed and checked results.

  6. #36
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W View Post
    For those shots I would have started with manual mode, 1/1600, f8 and whatever iso needed and checked results.
    this is where i get told so many different things.......

    in the week a canon pro said to me, 95% canon shooters for BIF use TV MODE, which is my book for the D500 is S mode (so i tested it last night, hence those pics) the pigeon was shifting fairly quick, even so not much flapping....

    tonight ill swap to M mode and go from there.

    i DO NOT use manual ISO though (im not that advanced) i use AUTO ISO which is currently set to a max of 2000 and im adjusting the exp comp

  7. #37
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveNewman View Post
    i DO NOT use manual ISO though (im not that advanced) i use AUTO ISO which is currently set to a max of 2000 and im adjusting the exp comp
    If you cap your ISO that low, most likely there will be situations where you reach the limits of the settings. For example, it sounds like you are in shutter priority with ISO capped at 2000. That means your aperture would be the remaining variable that will change. You can't go any wider than f/5.6 with that lens so for some lower lit shots, your images will start to be underexposed. And that's because the +/- button won't help if you max out your settings (camera can only go so high for shutter speed and only so wide for aperture).

    Do you have a Dropbox account? If so, would you be willing to upload a NEF for others to play with? Many of us have different software and different levels of editing skills. Maybe we can find an editing workflow to help.
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  8. #38
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    First, I would say that more practice is more important than too much fiddling with camera settings. Meaning you will be fine with "S", shutter priority. The only thing I don't like about it is it will always try to leave your camera "wide open" in terms of F stop. Sometimes I want more depth of field and perhaps better sharpness (on some lenses) by stopping down a bit.

    In my opinion, manual mode is no more complicated than "A" or "S" mode. It just utilizes both dials to adjust shutter speed and F stop. It's easy to leave the F stop wide open or, with a couple click of the dial, stop down. I use auto ISO also and would recommend setting the limit a little higher.

    The D500 is very capable but, it takes practice and learning to get the most out of it. I have been shooting it nearly everyday for 3 years in manual mode and I'm still learning how to get better images with it.
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  9. #39
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    Steve Perry did make a comment to be that 4000 ISO is where we would highly recommend to put this setup too.... who is to argue with him i guess... ill swap it back, easily done...

    practice, i 100% agree, but i do like to get peoples opinion, with other ideas to try, doesnt take me long to change back.

    its only BIF i cant get the best sharp images from, static subjects i use A mode and (for me) getting some excellent photos, which im happy with.

  10. #40
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    Re: BIF - D500 with the 200-500 lens

    Mentioned it previously - a big zoom wide open is soft. With the shutter speeds we're using Manual Mode with Auto ISO is no different than Shutter Priority with Auto ISO except that YOU get to choose your aperture instead of having the camera shoot wide open all the time to minimize ISO. Crank it to f7.1 or f8 and it'll sharpen up. My D500's almost never leave Manual mode because with Auto ISO it's really not "manual".
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    Jake
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