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Non camera bag 

  

 

   EQUIPMENT SHOWCASE
      Big Glass:

 

Sigma 300-800 F5.6

 

Nikkor 1200 F11 AIS   (sold)

 

 

400 F5.6 Nikkor P

 

 

Vivitar 800 F8

      Collectible:

   

Contax IIIA   

 

The photo experience can include the purchase equipment that you will never use even

though you think you will.  Collectors just act this way.  All of the non-collectible equipment

that I own was purchased for a specific purpose.   I am very fortunate to have inherited an

 old Contax IIIA so I don't have to go to the expense of purchasing a collection.  However, I did purchase a CZJ Sonar 85 F2 in order to fill out the collection.

 

      Almost  Collectible:

 

 

  Nippon Kogaku

Collection of Nikon lenses

from 60's & 70's is relatively inexpensive.  Even the 200mm F4 in excellent condition is

less than $80.   

 

 

18 F4 Nikkor

 

 

200 F4 Nikkor Q

 

 

  

 

   TRAVEL:

 

A Step Beyond

Bag Swap

In-Field Bag   (Carry-on)

     

-  Graduated ND filter:  82 mm 3X soft   

  -  Adapters:  67-82  /   72-82  /  77-82

  -  Neutral Density:   3X  /  6X  /  10X 

  -  Polarizing:   82 mm

  -  2 Remote Releases for Bulb Mode

-  30 seconds + exposure ref card        

  -  Hoodman Loupe

 

  -  Slik Pro 724CF / level / Acratech

  -  Panorama parallax rail

  -  Sony RX100 II - Infrared

 

 

   Croakies

   Liner Gloves
   Gortex hat
   Knee Pad

   Rag

     

   Flash light

   Gaffers tape / Rubber Bands

   Suntan lotion  /  Deet 30

   Band-Aids

    

  

 

  Sun  /  Reading glasses / Croakies

  Cold Glove / Lte Glove / Chem Warm
  Gortex Hat / Warm Hat / Neck Warmer
  Packable rain pants & hoodie

  Flash light

  Totes Umb.

 

  Micro fiber cloth  / Towel  
  Bonine / Band-Aids

  Selfie stick

  Bottled Water (at location)  

 

Pre-trip Prep

Travel Docs

 Electronics  Case

 

 1)  Charge batteries.

 2)  Format memory card.
 3)  Clean sensor (in camera).

 4)  RAW + Fine.

 5)  Aperture priority.

 6)  ISO 200.
 7)  F8.        

 8)  Check Exposure compensation.

 9)  Check Bracketing.

10)  Check highlight weighted metering

       

 

Airline Itinerary
Hotel  Itinerary
Passport
Passport copy
  
Trip Insurance Doc.
Emergency Tele #
Currency / Tips Envelopes
 
 

 

 

 

Larger Image

 

 

 

   DSLR PROPERTIES:

 

Sensor Size

Night Sports Capability

Buffer Size

    

FF 36 x 24 1 43 mm
APS-C 23.6 x 15.6 42%  
Micro 4/3 17.3 x 13 26%  
1" 12.8 x 9.6 14%  
1/1.7" 7.6 x 5.7 5% 11 mm
1/3.2" 4.54 x 3.42 2%  
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

  

 

Sensor

DXO

FPS

D850 45.7 2660 7/9
D810 36.3 2853 6
D750 24.3 2956 6
D700 12.1 2303 8
         
D500 20.9 1324 10
D7200 24.2 1333 6
D7100 24.1 1256 5
D300 12.3 679 8
          
A77 1.4 X 1013 12

  

 

 (large JPEG) # shots
D850 200
D500 200
 D810 100
 D7200 97
 D7100 12
 D7000 31
 A77II 52
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

          DSLR Physical Specs Comparisons    (non tested performance)

 

Z7 (*)

D850

D810

D750

D500

D7200

Z6

 Introduced: 2018 2017 2014 2014 2017 2015 2018
 Coverage:  FF FF FF FF DX DX DX
 MP: 45.7 45.7 36.2 24.3 20.9 24 24
 Low Pass Filter: No No No No No No Yes
 FPS: 5.5 / 9 7 / 9 5 6.5 12 6 5.5 / 12
 Buffer: (Raw/JPG) 23           12
 DXO / ISO:   100 / 2660 97 / 2853 93 / 2956 84 / 1324 87 / 1333  
 7 Stop DR min:   3,200 ISO 2,500 ISO        
               
 Battery: EN-EL 15A/B EN-EL 15A EN-EL 15A EN-EL 15A EN-EL 15A EN-EL 15A EN-EL 15A
 Battery Life: 310     1230     330
 Weight: (lbs) 1.29 2.01 1.94 1.7 1.68 1.49 1.29

       (*) Z7 at 9FPS locks exposure and won't shoot 14 bit RAW.  JPG and 12 bit RAW OK.

 

  

 

   DSLR SETUP:

 

New Body - Hardware

New Body Startup - Settings

Trick: Focus Check Setup

    

Install hard, back LCD cover.
Install generic camera strap.
Gaffer tape over front ID.
Install auto twist & release plate.
Place body ID label on prism.
Place owner ID label somewhere.
Add bubble level to hot shoe.
Record serial number.
  
  
  

    

        

     Back LCD - stay on 5 sec.

         View "highlights".

         View "Histogram".

     Meter Mode - Multi Segment

     Drive Mode: H

     Auto Focus- single point

          Auto Focus - Continuous

     Turn image rotation off    

     Pencil ... shooting mode ... 100%    

    Histogram in Live View   

         (LV ... OK ... INFO)   1st time only

 

 

  Custom Settings Menu

  Controls
  Multi Selector Control or OK

  Playback Mode

  Zoom On/Off

  1:1
  OK    

  On body: press

  

  

  

 

MFD Favorite  DSLR Features

Sony RX100 IR setup

Lens Tune

 

  MP:         36.6 +

  FPS:        10 +

  DR:          14.8 stops +
  Meter:   Matrix + Highlight Weighted
  Qual:      TIFF + JPEG (Lossless TIFF)
  Preview button
  USB Charging
 
  Auto AF Fine Tune

  Focus Peaking

  Focus Stacking

  Tap to focus
   AF at Aperture ???
   Eye AF Aware

 

   
  Quality   Fine (jpeg)
  Drive Mode   Single shot
  ISO   Auto
   
   
  Fn   HC BW
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
mm 50x inches Ft.
24 47.2 3.9
35 68.8 5.7
50 98.4 8.2
70 137 11.4
85 167 13.9
105 206 17.1
120 236 19.6
200 393 32.7
400 787 33.3
     
     
     
     

    

 

   LENS ANALYSIS:

 

Performance Parameters:

Tamron 100-400 vs Sigma 100-400

Sigma Lens Settings

          1. Resolution (3D quality)

          2. Contrast

          3. Micro Contrast

          4. Lens flare

          5. Bokeh

          6. Clarity

          7. Continuity

          8. Manual focus override

        10. Auto focus while zooming

        11. Close Focus

        12. Focus shift / breathing

        13. Weight

        14. Aperture change in Live View

 

  100-400 Tamron Sigma
  Aperture:  4.5-6.3 5.0-6.3
  Resolution:  V. Good V. Good
  Flare: Good Good
  Lens Correct:  V. Good V. Good
  Bokeh:  OK

OK

  AF: V. Good OK
  AF Over ride: V. Good OK
  Stabilization: V. Good Hmm
  Close Focus: 4.9' / 1:3.8 5.25' / 1:3.6
  Close-up Res:  Good V. Good
  Tripod Collar: Yes No
  Weight: (lbs) 2.45 2.55
  DXO Score na na

 

   

Before adjusting lens, compare images taken through viewfinder versus

through "live view" at sensor.   

             

  Sigma 150-600 S

         FAR
150 10 12 14 14
300 8 7 7 7
450 2 2 2 2
600 2 9 14 0

  

          W.A. Physical Specs Comparisons    (non tested performance)

  

 

Nik 17-35

Nik 16-35

Tam 17-35 OSD

 

 

 Introduced: 1999 2010 2018    
 Coverage:  FF FF FF    
 Elements:  13/10 17/12 15/10    
 Glass: 2 ED / 3 asph 2 ED / 3 asph 4 ED/2 GM    
 Max Aperture:  2.8 4.0 2.8-4.0    
 Diaphragm: 9 9 7    
 Filter Thread: 77 77 77    
 Auto Focus: Yes Yes Yes    
   MF Override: Yes Yes Yes    
 Stabilization: No Yes No    
 Filter Thread: 77 77 77    
 Weight: 1.65 lbs 1.5 lbs 1.1 lbs    
 Close Focus: 11 in. 11.4 in. 11 in.    
                     

   

 

 

   LENS SHARPNESS:    (DXO  Total  /  Sharpness)

 

Extreme WA

Utility WA Zoom

Telephoto Zoom

    

  D810 D500 Gram
Sig 8-16   16 / 8 550
Nik 10-24   18 / 9 459
       
Sig  12-24 27 / 25   1,150
Nik 14-24 30 / 23   1,000
Tam 15-30 31 / 24   1,100
Nik 16-35 25 / 19   680
Nik 17-35 22 / 14   745
       

 

      

   D810 D500 Gram
Sig 17-70 C   18 / 9 465
Sig 18-35 A   30 / 16 811
       
Sig 24-105 A 24 / 18   885
Nik 24-120 24 / 15   710
       
       
       
       

   

 

  D810 D7000 Gram
Sig 120-300 30 / 21 18 / 11 3,390
Nik 200-400 25 / 17 14 / 8 3,360
Nik 80-400 22 / 14 15 / 9 1,570
Sig 100-400     1,160
Tam 70-200 22 / 16   1,490
         
         
    A77 II  
Sony 70-400     11 / 7  

 

Extreme Telephoto Zoom

Close Focus - Butterflies

DXO DSLR Differential

        

  D810 D500 Gram
Sigma 150-600 S      
Tam 150-600 G2 22 / 16   1,990
       
       
Sig 300-800      
       
       
       

     

       

 

Repo

Feet

Gram

DXO

          
 Nik 80-400 1: 5    5.74 1,570 18/24
 Sny 70-400 1: 3.7 4.92 1,500 14/22
 Sig 100-400 1: 3.8 5.25  1,160  
 GM 100-400 1: 3.6 4.9  1,110  
            
 150-600 G2 1: 3.9 7.22 1,990 22/16
 150-600 S 1: 5    8.53 2,860  

 

Based on Sigma 120-300 S

       
  D810   31 / 29 Hi Res FF
  D750   29 / 22 Med Res FF
       
  D7100 24 / 18 21 / 16 Med Res DX
  D500 24 / 15 24 / 15 Med Res DX
       
       
       

 

  

 

   WEIGHT:

 

Bodies - 7 Kg  (15.4 lbs) (1 Kg = 2.2 lbs)

Lenses - 7 Kg  (15.4 lbs) (1 Kg = 2.2 lbs)

xxx

 

        Grams

 Lbs.

 Air P Commuter      1,900 4.18
 CRJ Think Tank      1,600 3.53
                        
        Z7 + adapter(?)         585  1.29 
        D850      1,015     2.24    
        D850 + Base      1,514     3.34    
        D810         880     1.94    
        D750         750 1.65
        D500         860 1.89
        D7200         675 1.48
        P1000       1,420 3.12
        RX100-VI           0.67

       

   

    

   Grams

 Lbs.

 Sigma  8-16 555 1.22
 Sigma 12-24 670 2.54
 Nikon 16-35 680 1.50
 Tamron 17-35 OSD   465 1.01
 Sigma 24-105 A 885 1.94
            
 Nikon 80-400 1,570 3.50
 Sigma 100-400C      1,160 2.55
 Tamron 100-400C      1,110 2.45
 Tam 150-600 G2      1,990 4.53
             
  1.4x TCX 204 0.45

   

      D850 + base + Tam 150-600       8.1 lbs   

   

  

 

   TRAVEL WEIGHT:

Note:

None of the backpack

weights includes

filters, spare batteries, memory cards, mat,

gloves, towel,

etc.

 

Note:

Removing RX100

will will reduce

weight by

one pound.

 CRJ +  SCENIC   (New Zealand - 2018)

 CRJ +  SCENIC   (Acadia Natl park - 2018)

 CRJ +  WILDLIFE   (Alaska Eagles - 2019)

 

           Grams

 Lbs.

  Think Commute 1,600 3.50
  D850 1,015 2.24
     Base & battery na na
     Tamron 17-35   1.01
  D852 1,015 2.24
     Tamron 100-400 1,110 2.45
  D7200       675 1.48
     17-70 C 465 1.02
  1.4X      204 0.45
              
  RX100-II IR   (24-70)   298 0.65
                  
  TOTAL:   7,045 15.38

       

   

           Grams

 Lbs.

  Think Commute 1,600 3.50
  D850 1,015 2.24
     Base & battery na na
     Tamron 100-400 1,110 2.45
  Z7 + FTZ   585 1.3
     Tamron 17-35   1.01
  D7200       675 1.48
     17-70 C 465 1.02
  1.4X      204 0.45
     
  RX100-II IR   (24-70)   298 0.65
                  
  TOTAL:   7,045 14.1

 

 

           Grams

 Lbs.

  ThinkTank CRJ + 1,600 4.10
  D850 1,015 2.24
    Grip & Battery 499 1.10
    Tamron 150-600 1,990 4.53
  P900 899 1.98
  D7200       675 1.48
     17-70 C 465 1.02
  1.4X      204 0.45
              
  RX100-IV  (24-70)    298 0.65
              
              
  TOTAL:   7,8868 17.89

 

737 - SCENIC

737 - Scenic - Local Art

Surfing Pouches

           Grams

 Lbs.

  ThinkTank CRJ + 1,600 3.53
  D850 1,015 2.24
     Nikon 16-35 680 1.50
  D810 880 1.94
     Sigma 100-400 1,160 2.55
  D7200       675 1.48
     17-70 C 465 1.02
  1.4X      204 0.45
              
  RX100-II IR        281 0.99
                  
                  
  TOTAL:   6,679 14.71

 

           Grams

 Lbs.

  Tamrac 787 Long 3,420 7.5
  D850 1,015 2.24
     Sigma 12-24 670 2.54
  D810 880 1.94
     Tamron 150-600 1,990 4.53
  D7200       675 1.48
     17-70 C 465 1.02
  1.4X      204 0.45
              
                  
                  
                  
  TOTAL:   9,3199 21.7

 

 

POUCH 1 POUCH 2 POUCH 3
Storm Jacket Hoodman 1.4 X
Gloves Rag Int. Pol.
Plastic bag 3M Cloth Battery
  Lens Cloth SD cards
Cards   Hat
Pen   Croakie
Paper    
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

  

 

   KITS:

 

 

 

DX Kit Prime

DX Kit - Travel

FF Kit - Quality

xxx

All Nikon

            
   Ultra Wide -- 7200 +   8-16      D750 + 12-24 A -- D750 + 16-36
   Wide Angle -- 7200 + 17-70 C -- -- D810 + 24-105 A
   Mid Range -- D810 + 24-105 A D810 + 24-105 A -- --
   Tele Range -- -- -- -- D500 + 80-400
   Extreme Tele -- D500 + 100-400 C D500 + 80-400 AFS -- --
           

 

  

 

   BAGS & TRIPODS:

 

Think Tank Camera Bags on Planes

Tripods

xxx

 

Think

Tank

 

Anti

dote

Com

muter

Accel

eratorr

  A/L

CRJ

CRJ +

737

Tall: 22" 17" 18" 20.5"
Wide:  14" 12" 12.5" 14"
Deep:  9" 7" 8.5" 9"

 

 

  

 

   COMPUTER:

 

Post Processing Computer Specs

Software - Post process

xxx

    

           - Antec case

           - 650 watt power

           - i7-6700k 3.5ghz

           - Asus Z170 Delux LGA ATX Mother

           - EVGA GTx 970 4gb Video

           - Samsung Evo Pro 1TB SSD

           - 3 x WD 6tb Green HDs

           - DVD

          - Windows 7 pro 64

 

      

           - Photo Mechanic 5.0

           - Photoshop CC 15.5

           - Nik Collection

           - Pictocolor

   

 

  

 

   NIKON DSLR HISTORY:

 

 

 

DX

DX

DX

DX

 

FX

FX

2000

 

F100

 

 

 

 

 

2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

D2H

 

 

 

 

 

2005

 

D2X

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

D200

 

 

 

 

2007

 

D300

D200

 

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

D2000

D2000

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

A580

A77

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

A57

 

D800

 

2013

 

D7100

D7100

A77 II

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

A77 II

 

D810

 

2015

 D7200

D7200

 

P900

 

 

 

2016

D500

 

 

RX100 4

 

D750

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

D850

D850

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

   NIKON MP HISTORY:

 

 

 

 

MP

2000

F100

 

2001

 

 

2002

 

 

2003

 

 

2004

D2H

4.1

2005

D2X

12.4

2006

 D200

10.2

2007

D300

12.3

2008

 

 

2009

 

 

2010

D7000

16.2

2011

 

 

2012

 

 

2013

D7100

 24.1

2014

D810

36.3

2015

D7200

24.2

2016

 D750

D500

24.3

20.9

2017

D850

45.6

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2020

 

 

 

 

07/06/17