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04-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #31
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still a work in progress with the Q but using the K135/2.5 at F5.6 and the Q i am starting to get there

just a song sparrow and golden crowned kinglet





unfortunately the kinglet moved a little,

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I re-shot the tombstone test with some sun today, Shutter speeds on the 135mm shots were 1/800 sec. the 150mm were 1/640 sec. all shot at f5.6 ISO 125 so SR should not be working too hard. I shot the 135 with SR @ 135 and 105 and the 150 with SR @ 150 and 135. I shot 2 at each SR setting and chose the better. I found the results were better with the lower SR setting. see If you agree. The reference image shot with 02 @ 15mm (about 80mm) The base image shot on a tripod using the 12 sec. timer SR off, the rest hand held. No PP adjustments. other than resizing.

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I enlarged to try to get a better look.
To my old eyes, the base shot on the 135mm lens is best, with the 105 setting running a close second, both a fair amount better than the 135 setting.

On the 150mm lens I think the 135 setting is a bit better than the base or 150 setting.
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Ok now khat we've had some fun with SR response, I am looking to the future of using the Q for birding. What is the best LCD hood there is with diopter adjustment. What is the best value for money. I need to be able to use this without taking my glasses off

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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Ok now khat we've had some fun with SR response, I am looking to the future of using the Q for birding. What is the best LCD hood there is with diopter adjustment. What is the best value for money. I need to be able to use this without taking my glasses off

You use glasses for distance as do I. I have found that a I don't need the diopter adjustment and I really like the cheap hood for the Nikon 1 see link. The eye cup and built in lens work great with glasses. The lens is designed to allow someone with perfect vision or glasses focus on the LCD, I never take off my glasses to use it. Several here use it. The only issue is you must open up the hole for the tripod screw in the supplied mounting frame to allow the frame to move a little to the left to clear the buttons on the back of the Q.

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+2 on the V5.
Mine has enough play to miss the buttons, barely, but I plan to enlarge the hole one of these days.
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Ok for $16 V5 is on order. We'll see how it works Can't be too bad for the price, hnikesch. Whatis your eyeglass adjustment, mine is 3.25 diopters in my right eye
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QuoteOriginally posted by hnikesch Quote
I re-shot the tombstone test with some sun today, Shutter speeds on the 135mm shots were 1/800 sec. the 150mm were 1/640 sec. all shot at f5.6 ISO 125 so SR should not be working too hard. I shot the 135 with SR @ 135 and 105 and the 150 with SR @ 150 and 135. I shot 2 at each SR setting and chose the better. I found the results were better with the lower SR setting. see If you agree. The reference image shot with 02 @ 15mm (about 80mm) The base image shot on a tripod using the 12 sec. timer SR off, the rest hand held. No PP adjustments. other than resizing.

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Hans the 150 seems to show less CA than the 135 in these shots.

I don't do much hand held with the Q but will take heed to yours and Lowell's findings when I do.

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Ok for $16 V5 is on order. We'll see how it works Can't be too bad for the price, hnikesch. Whatis your eyeglass adjustment, mine is 3.25 diopters in my right eye
If you decide to go with the V5 loupe and want to enlarge the hole, use a dremel with grinding tip rather than a drill.

The metal is a bit soft and will get torn up with a drill bit.
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If you decide to go with the V5 loupe and want to enlarge the hole, use a dremel with grinding tip rather than a drill.

The metal is a bit soft and will get torn up with a drill bit.
A small rat-tail file will also work - maybe better because you have more control.
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I have both milling machine bits and small round stones for my drill press, as well Asa rat tail files and specific files for sharpening chain saws. Enlarging a small hole accurately is no issue.

Actually what will be more difficult, when it comes, is putting lens strap rings on the canon tripod mount I ordered
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Ok for $16 V5 is on order. We'll see how it works Can't be too bad for the price, hnikesch. Whatis your eyeglass adjustment, mine is 3.25 diopters in my right eye
Mine is 4.75 just call me blind

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Hans the 150 seems to show less CA than the 135 in these shots.
I noticed the same, but it lacks a little more in contrast but that is easier to fix than the CA. It's a like new copy and seems fairly sharp

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Mine is 4.75 just call me blind

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$5 Mamiya/Sekor 135mm/2.8 found in used junk at local B&M. Lens hood has embedded UV filter and is hefty,hefty,hefty. First attempt at 105mm this morning and more work on my focusing skills.Thanks for a great thread. Ironic that two of the employees of the Canikon empire there are enthralled with the possibilities of the Q. Now on to tripod mounts/supports.

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