So far nothing except one (little) thing:
Unlike on the D810, the GPS icon is not displayed on the top LCD only on the rear LCD. The GPS icon (on the rear LCD) blinks as long as no fix is available. Having this information on the top would be useful before taking a picture, especially if you have the Standby Timer setting enabled to save battery.
To balance my setup also vertically, I needed a different gimbal head. The WH-200 Wimberley Head Version II would let me compensate a height up to 12 cm. I went with the Jobu Heavy Duty MK IV, which is a bit lighter, but only gives you about 10.5 cm (my combination requires at least 10 cm).
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The OCI library allows you to stream large data in chunks directly into a LOB instead of loading it completely into memory first. This technique is only mentioned in the article Working with LOBs in Oracle and PHP on the Oracle Technology Network, but no code example is given there, so here’s my take:
The Nikon 600mm f/4 FL is a superb lens, but you need a very long lens plate to balance it correctly with a D810 attached. For example the the Really Righ Stuff LFC-13 replacement foot is not long enough, but there is help on the way. I just received the following email from RSS:
Really Right Stuff Support Case #51499 – “replacement foot for Nikon 600mm FL”
We are in the process of designing a new foot for the 600mm FL and 500mm FL, but at this time I don’t have a timeline for the release of that product(s).
The LCF-17 is another foot we know fits, but reports are similar in that proper balance cannot be achieved, which is leading us to design new feet.
I’d recommend checking back within the next month, when we expect to have more information on those feet. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
From: Simon Speich
Sent: Friday , January 22, 2016 01:06 am PST (GMT-08:00)
Subject: replacement foot for Nikon 600mm FL
Do you have another (replacement) foot that would be longer, but still
let me mount the hood in reverse when stowing away?
Or are you going to produce a new foot designed specifically for the
600mm FL? With the new D500 coming out, which is also a lot lighter than
the D4/D5, more people will have the same problem of the lens being to
front heavy. Do you also produce custom made foots?
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Update 06.11.2015: A few words about my setup in the video. I replaced the stock foot of the lens with the RRS LCF-13, which has a lower profile, is lighter than the original Nikon foot and even slighly longer. The tripod head is by Dietmar Nill and weights 1.2kg. Unfortunately height can not be addjusted, but it’s less extrem than it seems in the video. Note that the exact same setup worked perfectly fine on the older 600mm F/4 ED VR.
I just got my Nikon 600mm f/4 FL ED VR a few days ago. It’s so light and you can really handhold it. But the initial smile after picking it up went away pretty quickly as soon as I mounted it on my tripod with the D810 attached. It’s not possible to balance it! It’s way too front-heavy.
Only after not only attaching the additional battery grip MD-12, but also loading it with AA batteries, did I manage to balance it. The normal EN-EL15 was not enough.
How can this be? What an oversight by Nikon! I bought this lens because it’s light, and now I have to add weight back to make it work properly. What an irony!
This actually means that it only works properly with the heaviest camera, the D4. It also means that Nikon can’t make lighter flagship bodies in the future as long as they still want to support this lens.
The only solution I see without having to completely redesign the lens, is to drastically reduce the weight of the hood. Good opportunity for any 3D printing business. I’d buy one.