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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #925 on: February 08, 2019, 07:41:27 pm »
an 80mm Photography Crystal Lens Ball.

Should be fun to try some woodland photography with this, with the camera focussed on the image reflected into the ball.

Either that, or I can do a Septic Peg impersonation with my crystal ball... ;-)

Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #926 on: February 08, 2019, 09:40:48 pm »
A UHS-II card to feed the new body, as one of its party tricks is using the in-body IS to create a super-resolution image, increasing its native 17.5Mpixel resolution to 40Mp, and image size to 50Mb, I can see that working very well to provide effective "digital zoom". I thought I'd check my existing cards to see the performance, by hitting the multiple shot until it slows through buffering, this on my standard resolution I use which is RAW+ full res jpg, about 17Mb a frame. First, my bog standard SD, a class 4 - 11 images. Next, a branded Class 4 - 12 images. Next moved up to a Lexar U1 Class 10 (so, UHS1) - 16 images and finally a Sandisk U3 (still UHS1, but more so) class 10 - 24 images. Will be interesting to see what the UHS2 achieves.

Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #927 on: February 12, 2019, 09:57:29 pm »
OK, here's the lowdown. First, obv your camera has to be UHS-II compatible to benefit (although I'm going to try the card in a UHS-I camera to see how it goes) as there is a second row of contacts. Then, it seems the camera behaviour changes, too. The exact details will have to wait until ICBA to look at the EXIF, but here is how it seems. I used the OM-5D on fast multi-shot recording RAW+full res jpg. The card is Lexar HCII 1000X (there are faster options, too)

With a normal/UHS-1 card, the camera shoots at around 4- 5 frames a second until it buffers and then it grinds to a halt, pretty much, as above.

With a UHS-II, the camera behaves differently. The first  - 10? - shots are at shutter speed, a completely different and faster sequence than I'm used to, too fast and too close together to count, I'll need to examine EXIF. Then, it drops to about 2-3 frames a second. And carries on, and on.

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Re: Bought any photography stuff today?
« Reply #928 on: February 15, 2019, 08:50:35 pm »
A second hand Nikon TC14 teleconverter. That should help with reach on the big lens in bright light. Decided the TC17 or TC20 would be too challenging in less than brilliant light.
Doesn't fit. Exchanged for a sigma one that does. Seems to work fine indoors. Will hopefully try it for real tomorrow.
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