« on: July 17, 2014, 07:03:54 PM »
Red Tail Hawk... 7D 400L f/5.6
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I'm guessing this was intended to go here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21186.0No kidding! Thanks for the heads-up. I've never had it do that before.
I find that sometimes when you are in a thread when you log into the site, it forwards you to the next thread from the login screen rather than returning you to the appropriate thread.
And to make this reply on-topic, I've been thinking about selling my 150-600mm that I got back in early February. I really like the range and it's a great lens for the price, but it has really made me even more tempted to spend my money on at least one Canon supertelephoto.
IMO, you need support for both stability and easy of use. I've not held that Tamron, but looking at photos and the weight of the lens, a good ballhead will easily provide enough stability. As far as ease of use (panning, movement, relieving weight), a gimbal will really help, but for the size of that Tamron, I think it's overkill.
I purchased the Wimberley II for my 200-400 which is a bigger lens than the Tamron. Even with the 200-400, I could have gotten away with a ballhead. The main advantage with the gimbal for me, was easy of movement and peace of mind (you don't have to worry about locking the ballhead really tight to prevent flop).
This is less of an issue and some will laugh at me for saying this, but that Tamron will look a little odd sitting on a big gimbal.
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8+2xTC. 100% crops.
Heron flying, and heron flying with bokeh.
Someone posted RAW and .jpgs here:
I could not download these files. I got into a site for the Mega downloader, spent an hour downloading what I thought was a zip of the images and now it's nowhere to be seen.
I had to install an add on for firefox, it downloads to your desktop, take a look there
Now I'm just showing off..Great shots. What was it going for? The first one looked as though it was going for you!
Canon 7D 400mm L f5.6
That is rather phenomenal. You must have been pretty close, to get that perspective that clearly.
Great shots SevenDUser. Well done.