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Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 01-02-2017, 08:55 AM  
Wildlife in front of the full frame
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 75
Views: 10,617
Gotta say Ian that it's always a pleasure looking at your photos. One quick question if I may...do you shoot the Sigma 150-600 handheld or do you use a monopod/tripod? I am considering the lens but my style is more of a walkaround than shooting from a hide. Do you think the weight can be an issue?
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-11-2015, 05:14 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 142
Views: 7,983
What rant? And who resorted to bashing of other people's photos first?



I beg to differ...when moving from one handle to another climbers can move very quickly....sometimes they even jump. If you want to get that shot, you need to a) pay attention b) have the right settings on camera c) have the camera be able to capture that moment

Anyhow...since it's a D750 thread, I'll post a pic as well...instead of just talking

Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-04-2015, 02:50 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 142
Views: 7,983
You should be really tired of yourself then...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-23-2015, 06:12 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 142
Views: 7,983
It seems to be the only kind of response you understand.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-23-2015, 05:37 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 142
Views: 7,983
You're the only one calling people idiots, you're the only one bashing people's work. People tend to get defensive when you call them an idiot outright. You're also the only one low enough to stoop down to personal bashing...
Your photographic skills are lacking and so is your demeanor. You're too stubborn to take a step back and reflect on what you post...if you had the capacity to do that you might realize some of your errors.

You pretty much make a mockery out of every FF thread on here and I for one think this forum is a poorer place because of you. Now write what you wish and flame me for being an idiot and not seeing your way...
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-23-2015, 12:25 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 142
Views: 7,983
Norm...you somehow find it easy to criticize everyone else's work but never your own? Why the need to bash people that feel differently than you? The photos you just posted...I'm sorry but they're not very good examples of what gear can do. The only photo that seems fine to me is the 4th to last.

You also mention numerous times how FF users praise FF as the holy grail and can't take no for an answer...but it seems to me that it's you who's too stubborn to look elsewhere and see the benefits. I have very little doubt there is a need for an APS-C body next to a FF, but it serves a very specific purpose. Now please, accept the fact there's people with a different opinion than you and there's nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10-22-2015, 02:50 AM  
Tamron 150-600 For Pentax
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 477
Views: 47,706
For the price the Tamron is going now I'd have to say it's the best bang for the buck...people here talk about it not being sharp at 600mm...I've tested it against the Sigma 150-600 Sports and to me, the differences were not big enough to cover the cost difference.
Below are some examples:

600mm f6.3 (wide open) 100% crop:



The same scene with f8 at 600mm (slightly different position though), full size on Flickr:
Blue jay by luftwalk, on Flickr

I've owned a Sigma 150-500 back when I was on Pentax still, and this lens trumps it hands down...went from that Sigma to the Pentax DA*300 with the AFA 1.7x TC...it was an upgrade compared to the Sigma...a considerable one. After switching to Nikon I bought the AF-S Nikon 300 with the 1.4 TC, but sold the 300 in order to buy the Tamron...IQ might be a hair worse, but it goes to 600mm, is a zoom and handholdable...with VR. Didn't regret the decision since.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 05-14-2015, 04:11 AM  
Nikon D7200+ Sigma 150-600 S vs Pentax DFA 150-450
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 43
Views: 8,435
I'm using the D750 + Tamron 150-600 combo at the moment and am happy with it. I also tested out the Sigma 150-600 Sports, but didn't see enough/any improvements in the long end to make me want to switch over. This is an example of the Tammy at 600mm and wide open. Non sharpened full image and 100% crop.





It's not the sharpest lens, but quite usable I would say even at wide open. Sigma 150-600 yields very similar results wide open and at 600mm.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-23-2015, 03:52 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 5,510
Views: 547,651
great shots itshimitis...i love the contrast and the colors
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-25-2015, 05:52 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 5,510
Views: 547,651
From a walk with my daughter...trying to get a landscape shot, while she got tired of waiting for me...turned out pretty nicely I think.
Nikon D750 with the Tamron 70-200mm f2.8 VC

Innocence by luftwalk, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 12-16-2014, 05:48 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 5,510
Views: 547,651
One from a Tamron 150-600 on a Nikon D750:

Basking in the sun by luftwalk, on Flickr
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-28-2014, 02:59 PM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 535
Views: 37,803
Well...the D600 already could do bird in a bush :) The point I was trying to make with the 2 above photos was that AF was constantly tracking throughout the sequence...at first it locked on the woods behind since that was what the focus point (and the surrounding 8 points - used the AF-C D9 mode) was on...and when my daughter came flying into view it locked onto her...FOR ME...it was an impressive feat.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-28-2014, 02:01 PM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 535
Views: 37,803
It is burst mode...I wanted to show how quickly the D750 locks on when the subject comes into the focus point which is in use...I don't know about you guys..but the above really surprised me in a positive way. I'm not trying to glorify the D750 or its' AF, just stating what was my reaction to it as a user
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-28-2014, 01:41 PM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 535
Views: 37,803
It definitely is...I'm using the 70-200 2.8 VC USD Tamron, 85 1.8G and 300mm F4 AFD (the older version).
The below example was shot by my wife (that's me in the pic throwing the annoying little human, who lives in our house and nags all the time, around), who knows next to nothing about photography...I only told her to hold down two buttons (I have AF mapped to AEL button). The AF point was not the center one but one of the top ones and she held the camera in the portrait position...The time difference between both photos is half a second at most...lens used was the 70-200 Tamron. I'm sure the D600 wouldn't have been able to pull this off...



Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 11-27-2014, 07:29 AM  
Nikon D750
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 535
Views: 37,803
Well I own a D750 and it has a live histogram when in live view....you just need to turn it on by setting the exposure preview option to on. I owned a D600 before it and in my opinion the AF alone makes it worth the upgrade...if you do a lot of AF-C it'll be a life saver.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-09-2014, 02:52 AM  
Some Full-frame shots & thoughts
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 5,510
Views: 547,651
A test shot with a Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 @1.4 on the D600:


Didn't have much time with it, but it's an amazing lens...sharp wide open, coma controlled well, bokeh is outstanding....I'm really curious how the new Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art will compare to it.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-08-2014, 11:02 AM  
Dilemma: from K5 to canon or nikon?
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 44
Views: 3,288
From my comparisons they're about half a stop apart in high ISO. The advantage going to Nikon. It just feels more of a camera to me....
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 04-08-2014, 05:22 AM  
Dilemma: from K5 to canon or nikon?
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 44
Views: 3,288
Out of the 2 cameras you mentioned I would recommend the D600/610. It's got better high ISO noise than Canon, the AF is better (Canon only has one cross point), more MP (if it means anything to you),...
I too would advise to try to get a D600 new if you can (with the new service order out you can get them to change the shutter mechanism for free).

This is a sample taken with a D600, 85mm f1.8G @



Photo at full size:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/luftwalk/13715201943/sizes/o/
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 02-17-2014, 07:41 AM  
Help me spend Nikon money!
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 4
Views: 577
A bit out of context, but since you're buying you might consider trading in your AF-S 80-200mm for the new Tamron 70-200mm. I did just that and optically it beats the AF-S at the long end easily. The AF is a bit slower, but not really noticeable in action (you still get the shots). The VC allows me to shoot at 1/20s @ 200mm handheld. It's a great lens for its price. Just something to consider.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-25-2013, 11:43 PM  
Any experience with the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
I don't think the difference with Nikon is VR...it's just that the new design than has VC is better optically as well. Pentax's SR in body surely helps, but just to keep the shutter times lower than otherwise possible...like any other VC.
I was comparing 100% crops in my samples and from what I've seen and tested I came to the conclusion that the lens doesn't hold up very well to today's higher pixel density sensors. I, of course, agree that I could have had a bad sample.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-25-2013, 01:10 PM  
Any experience with the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876





QuoteOriginally posted by BeerBelly Quote

@jsherman999: I'm not excluding the possibility that the sample I had for my Nikon cam was a bad one....but on the D90 it was sharp...on a D800 it again wasn't. All the tests show that the lens loses sharpness with higher resolution sensors. This is a dxo link where they tested zoom lenses with the D7100: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Best-lenses-for-the-24M-Pix-Nikon-D7100-Part-...-for-the-D7100. The version of the lens discussed here gets a 6 in sharpness, while the newer version (VC USD) gets a 16. It's like my own findings. I'm not trying to convince anyone into anything, just trying to help stating what I personally experienced.

K-r @ 200mm @ 2.8


K-30 @ 200mm @ 3.2 (same sharpness as above)


D7100 @ 200mm @ 2.8 (low contrast, aberrations, softness)



Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-25-2013, 12:24 PM  
Any experience with the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
@jsherman999: I'm not excluding the possibility that the sample I had for my Nikon cam was a bad one....but on the D90 it was sharp...on a D800 it again wasn't. All the tests show that the lens loses sharpness with higher resolution sensors. This is a dxo link where they tested zoom lenses with the D7100: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Best-lenses-for-the-24M-Pix-Nikon-D7100-Part-...-for-the-D7100. The version of the lens discussed here gets a 6 in sharpness, while the newer version (VC USD) gets a 16. It's like my own findings. I'm not trying to convince anyone into anything, just trying to help stating what I personally experienced.

K-r @ 200mm @ 2.8


K-30 @ 200mm @ 3.2 (same sharpness as above)


D7100 @ 200mm @ 2.8 (low contrast, aberrations, softness)
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-24-2013, 04:43 AM  
Any experience with the TAMRON SP AF 70-200mm F/2.8 Di
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 19
Views: 3,876
Just to chime in my 2 cents here. I first got the lens when I had my K-r and it was brilliantly sharp at all focal lengths and apertures. When I bought my K30, I noticed that at 200mm and f2.8 it was a little soft. I needed to use at least f3.2 to get good sharpness. I then decided to switch to Nikon and wanted the same lens for my D7100. So I bought one and was sorely disappointed. It was soft at 200mm until f5.6. I think this lens hits the resolution limit quite soon. I'd say the APS-C 16Mpix sensor is the upper limit for it. If you decide to get a K-3 in the future be ready to be disappointed.

It also doesn't work well with a TC. The same TC that I had fantastic results using a DA*300 with, had awful IQ when used with the Tamron. Like I said...it has the IQ ceiling set quite low.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 10-02-2013, 11:10 PM  
D7100 over K30?
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 40
Views: 3,769
And buffer doesn't fill up in 1.3 crop mode so easily as well. So if you need plenty of frames in a burst crop mode is the way to go.
Forum: Non-Pentax Cameras: Canon, Nikon, etc. 09-30-2013, 11:29 AM  
Help with buying a Tokina lens in Germany
Posted By BeerBelly
Replies: 8
Views: 800
He sounds like a rascal not a squirrel :)
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