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Grimace427 last won the day on February 19

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  1. Grimace427

    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    Gizmo sure is a lucky boy!! Of course the 50mm Z-Mount is killing it as usual.
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    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    My 300 f4 works quite well on my Z6, however I'm excited to upgrade to the Tamron 150-600 G2 in a short bit. Definitely need the range so I can crop less. This is a 100% crop shooting out my side window.
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    The Blue Beast

    If you could touch the o-ring in question, why would you have to remove the timing cover to replace it? If the seal is behind the timing cover I see no reason you could even see it let alone damage it.
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    The Blue Beast

    I want to see a photo of the damage you are referring to, not simply where you think it is. For all we know it is indeed just some RTV and there is no real damage at all. Yes, if it's not broke don't fix it. Way too easy to screw it up beyond a simple fix. Even after decades as a master tech I still screw up cam timing from time to time and it is no bueno.
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    I seriously doubt you need to replace the entire axle because of the vent leaking. It's usually too minor to really worry about anyway. Mine is still original at 65k miles and if I were going to worry about it I would just upgrade the diff cover with a vented one and cap off the original vent.
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    The Blue Beast

    I'm going to wait for the photos before making any conclusions. You have a history of over-complicating things LIGI, I'm going to bet/hope you can fix this issue easier than you think. Even if you did have to pull the timing cover, DON"T MESS WITH THE TIMING CHAINS.
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    The Blue Beast

    Post a photo of the spot with the pump removed. And for the love of god leave the timing chains alone.
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    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    Nikon just announced the z-mount 24-70 2.8S. Hopefully the 70-200 will be announced soon thereafter. https://www.dpreview.com/news/8863530532/nikon-announces-z-24-70mm-f2-8s-a-new-standard-zoom-for-mirrorless
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    Potential 2019/20 GT500 photo leaks

    I never bother cleaning exhaust tips.
  10. Grimace427

    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    Love the candids!
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    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    At 1/1000+ shutter speeds you aren't experiencing mirror slap. More than likely the camera is simply not nailing focus which can be from a variety of reasons. If you have a dropbox maybe you can upload and send me some of your trouble shots in .dng format and i'll give them a peak. BTW love her expression but either you were in the wrong seat or you should have been shooting video.
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    Water Pump

    I don't know for certain but I highly doubt you would be able to hear the oil pump given its size and location inside the engine, unless it has failed and your engine is toast.
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    Anybody Here Dabble In Photography?

    I was going to snap a photo of my finger through the adapter but I kept forgetting haha! Haven't used it as much as I thought since that 50S is so damn amazing I hardly every take it off the camera. It is PERFECT. However I did another shoot yesterday and used it along with my Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART lens(my previous sharpest lens) and happy to report it worked flawlessly. Anxiously awaiting a Z-mount 70-200 2.8! My 300mm f4 also works amazingly and is now a stabilized lens on the Z6 body. If you're shooting a 1/2 second or longer on a tripod then yes you are very likely to get mirror slap/shutter shake with the 850 which is exactly why mirror open is an option. Take a good look at silent shooting vs mirror open(I believe they are separate options on the 850 like it is on my 750) as they don't function exactly the same. Both obviously have the mirror open but the way the shutters move is different which can cause other issues like artifacts or strange background compression. Manny Ortiz did a video(using Sony but same principle) where it showed an obvious difference in the background bokeh. If they are indeed separate options I suggest mirror up(mUP on the dial) over silent shooting. At superwide apertures(sub f2) if you are getting issues with sharpness you are likely experiencing the problem all super high MP cameras like the 45.7 D850 have and that is that the sensor will show every flaw in your technique unlike a lower res sensor. Motion blur from your hands will show up twice as obvious as on a 24mp camera. Best bet is to keep your shutter speeds high and use the cameras awesome ISO performance to properly expose the image. Maybe swap between AF-S and AF-C.
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    Water Pump

    The failed Coyote pump(and every other failed water pump I've replaced) made a grinding/whirring noise.

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