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About Fetzie

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    Don't Panic
  • Birthday 1987-08-18

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    Quality Assurance engineer, working with VoIP telephone systems


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K (4.5GHz @1.3V)
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    MSI X99A MPower
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    32 GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz
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    Asus RoG STRIX GTX 1080ti OC
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    Fractal Design Define R5
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    Samsung 951 M.2 nVME 512GB, Crucial M200 1000GB, Crucial M500 256GB, Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB, Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB
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    Seasonic 860 Platinum
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    Dell U2414H, LG IPS234
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    Noctua NH-D15
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    Logitech G910
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    Logitech G502
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    Samson SR850
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

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  1. I was quite impressed by Nikon's 58mm f/0.95 Noct. Not enough to drop 8 grand on it (and buy a Z-series camera to go with it) but still.
  2. So much for the "Honey doesn't sell your data, they make their profit from commissions on sales made" talking point, I guess.
  3. On a smaller budget a used short prime (like a 24, 35 or 50 1.8) and an extension tube would probably be a more money-efficient alternative to get close to 1:1.
  4. Fetzie

    Black Friday

    If its the end of the month I'll wait before I get new headphones
  5. I got the feature update offered on my 1607 installation this morning. All previous in-place updates failed for me including the 1607 update (hence why I clean-installed 1607 and was still on it) so I'll admit to a little trepidation when I clicked "update now", but 45 minutes later my computer booted up into 1909 (build 18363.476). Previous update issues were mainly the new OS not being found by the Windows bootloader.
  6. That sounds like a sensible idea, thanks for the feedback
  7. I've been thinking about getting a vertical grip for my D500 for a while, to make taking photographs in portrait orientation (not just portraits but also topics such as hand-held macro or nature) more comfortable. Does anybody have any experience with the off-brand variants of the MB-D17 and would you recommend any of them? The price difference is quite staggering to Nikon's own-brand vertical grip, which can be anything from 5-10x the price of the Neewer/Pixel/Meike variants (Nikon wants around 400 euro for it, and I'm finding it quite hard to find used ones for a more reasonable price). I have the budget to buy an original MB-D17 if I needed to, but obviously if I could spend the 300-350 euro I would save with a third-party option on something else and get a similar user experience then I would prefer that.
  8. In Germany dash cams are not forbidden, but there are limitations to what they can do: They cannot record and save everything (it violates data protection laws (BDSG §6, paragraphs 2 and 3) as seen in this judgement). They either have to only save the last few (i.e. 10-15) seconds of video, or only become active when an emergency brake is detected. If the camera is permanently recording, and keeping everything then you can be fined. They can be used as evidence in civil lawsuits but not in criminal court (as the recording is made without the knowledge of the subject and without a judicial warrant).
  9. The 1.4 primes for DSLR (at "normal" focal lengths at least) tend to be 350-450 Euro while the 1.8s are usually 150-180 new. I haven't looked much at Sony lenses because I run with Nikon so there may be something cheaper there, but I can't imagine they can fit enough glass for f/1.4 in a 200 euro new package.
  10. I think a 35 or 50mm f/1.8 prime should be the first "non-kit" lens somebody buys. In terms of image quality and sharpness per currency unit they're pretty much unbeatable (none of them are more than 200 dollars new, you can get them for under 100 dollars used) and you can learn a lot about image composition from them.
  11. It's not too shabby for the other types of photography either. I picked it up for 1200 euro new in the amazon prime week this year (600 euro discount versus the RRP). Obviously way over budget for this thread but when you look at what you get for the money it's quite hard to beat it.
  12. I think for a bar, free-handing it might be more appropriate and a better way to catch the spontaneity of the situations (if you aren't doing "model shots" of the place for the website at least).
  13. Tell me about it My wildlife setup for birding is the Nikon D500+200-500 f/5.6 combination. Weighs something like 3kg, although it isn't too bad with a shoulder strap attached to the tripod mount. The APSC sensor gets me 750mm FF equivalent reach without a TC and to get a similar resolution when cropping (you kind of have to when shooting a 5cm bird at 50+ metres range :D) I'd need to buy a D850 (which costs 2.5 times as much). For animals that let you get closer and for when I don't need that much range I have Tamron's 70-210 f/4 (the second gen one with VC). It weighs half the 70-200 f/2.8 and costs half the price. But at least I have less hiking at 2am to do than landscape photographers For the OP: There is a translation table for the EU/US/Asia Canon model names here: https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/789 Might be useful for international readers.
  14. Try taking shots of things at home and see if you like what the photographs look like.