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Closest comparison with 600 I could find, 100% crop. 500th F14 ISO 640

Jack

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I'm looking for a similar 600, but this is 420. 400th F11 ISO 800

Jack

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Thanks Alan,

Now here is a 300 shot, cropped out and posted without applying any size reduction.  That makes it a 100% crop right?  Is the lens performing roughly what you'd expect, ISO 1250 1200th F3.2  How would you be evaluating this?

Jack

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A white camera/lens? With a big black ring staring at you -  Am I just picky!?

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 16, 2014, 02:34:02 PM »
Please define 100% crop again - poor memory! :-[

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Stacked TCs - 1.4x III + 12mm Extension Tube + 2x III
« on: April 15, 2014, 11:34:32 PM »
Very good advice.  Obviously the Kenko had me a little worried just balancing on the gimbal and there is detectable "slop".  :-\

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:08:46 PM »
mackguyver, I bet you're just saying that so you'll have sharper shots than me! ;)

Thanks for the reality check.  I'm saving for the elusive 7D2 with hopes of decent performance with more reach.  I figure the 6D and a 7D2 should serve me well as I travel Alberta/BC till my shooting days are over.

A sign of spring, yesterday.  Yes a frog even though the creek is still mostly ice.  Pretty heavy crop.

6D 300 X2 500th F11 ISO 640

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:29:57 AM »
Thanks Canon1.  I forgot it was series I of the 500 you had.  I'd sure like a real life hands on 300 - 500 comparison in series II with extenders.

However, I think I should just be happy with my 300 II and extenders and let others strive for the sharpest shots.  I also prefer its lightness and size.

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 04:54:14 PM »
Just a lowly "English" sparrow but taken with 300 X2 and my new $250 1D2, for anyone still wondering about the 300.  The odd spring bird is beginning to show up, mainly geese.

Jack

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Lenses / Re: Canon 300mm f2.8is II with 2.0x teleconverter III
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:34:19 PM »
Canon1, So did you sell the 500.  I was seriously wondering if the 500 with converters wouldn't be better for the added reach.  I've shot for 1 year now with the 300 X2 and have been pretty satisfied except for the desired reach (might consider a 7D2).  If you have both lenses I'd really love to hear the feedback on a direct comparison.

Jack

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:30:55 PM »
English sparrow

The much maligned English sparrow actually looks cute! ;)

Jack

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 05, 2014, 11:29:57 PM »
Love the recent shots!  And spring is on its way - more geese flying over.

Jack

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:58:04 AM »
Don, it's apparent that there is something but I wouldn't have guessed a fence.  Very nice.

Goes to show it's still better to try the shot anyway.

Jack

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Landscape / Re: Deep Sky Astrophotography
« on: April 05, 2014, 12:53:56 AM »
I think it's wonderful when whomever has the expertice, shares it.  I'm learning a lot, for FREE. 

I think tactfulness is needed when being critical as no one likes to be put down and it's natural to feel slighted (although we shouldn't).  A reminder to myself! 

Jack 

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 02, 2014, 09:05:38 PM »
Especially like the Grebes!  Cool birds and nice shot.

Jack

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