Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800  

Discuss cameras used for shooting panoramas, virtual tours or 360° videos (GoPros, DSLRs, one shot cams, etc..) and their various accessoires (lenses, monopods/tripods, etc...).
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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by rolly1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:02 pm

Never thought about ptp , what do you mean set to flat , I am not in a position at the moment to operate my computer only this Ipad cheers Rolly1

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by Destiny » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:11 pm

Well, if you are only shooting a mosaic of images in a flat pano scene, you can set the image to flat in PTP since its not a sphere.. I think it can still be zoomed in on.. I forget.. Either that use Zoomify.. Perfect for flat images.

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by rolly1 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:38 pm

Destiny What I want to do I think is called the Ken Burns affect ? When I get enough images that I like make a nice slide show to music , Rolly1

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by Destiny » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:39 am

Oh. I see... Well I hope you share it...

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by rolly1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:15 am

Zoomify seems to be web based , I think the one I have pictures to Exe will do the trick , not well enough yet to get into it , I was surprised that Tamron would bring out a gen 2 version of that lens so soon , people have such a good choice now for affordable long zoom lenses , if people ask me which one to get I recommend looking at Sigma contemporary first then Tamron , it will be interesting to see if that opinion changes with the new one , my 150 to 600 Tamron lives on my d800 , if not for the MK panomachine but for bird photography , very cold record high less than 11deg for September windy day in Adelaide today cheers Rolly 1

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by Destiny » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:32 am

No, you can use Zoomify offline.. and it will do quite a few transitions and effects etc. But there are many options.. Some free and some cheap..

I have been keeping an eye on some really nice spots to shoot some HDR photos using my 50-500mm.. What I would like to do is add an in-between extension zoom lens to use my 14-24mm but its not possible.. So I have to shoot a few photos and stitch them.. I will use my VR Drive since the EVs I want to use my D800 will not do.. I sure wish I could afford to buy a D5.. My girl friend bought one and its just amazing.. Its not as heavy as I thought it would even with my 50-500mm attached. Its excellent in low light.. and action shots. I have never heard of anyone using a D5 to shoot a pano.. I think they are used more for sports....

Last weekend I tried to use my 50-500mm to shoot 'focus bracketing' of flowers in the tree, on vines.. The issue is, if the object is too far away, it can move..

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by rolly1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:27 pm

Yes the D5 is very impressive camera , those big cameras are deceiving they don't feel heavy must be ergonomics , unlike those silly little mirrorles cameras feel like non ergonomic designed bricks , I do a lot of focus staking of wild orchids , I can take Multiple sets of the one plant and pick the best ones to stack because of moving plants , could be a hundred photos of the same flower , got to be patient with outdoor focus stacking , Destiny never tried plants with 150 to 600 only focus stacked landscapes

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by Destiny » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:25 am

Why do you use Focus Stacking for landscapes??.. Its not really meant for that.. Since you can use your f-stop to gain sharpness. Do you have an example where you use FS.. I did not think to do it.. I have only ever Bracketed Stacking of a Landscape for LDR or HDR..

If you want a cheap easy to use slide show software you can try Visual Slideshow.. There are many other that are cheap..

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Re: Best Affordable Zoom/Telephoto Lens Option for a D800

by rolly1 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:52 am

Destiny Nikon Keymission 360 preorder now $692 , 170 $572 and Keymission 80 $442 , lots on the market now isn't their the new 150 to 600 Tamron looks very promising, cheers Rolly1

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