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Lenses / Re: I'm conflicted please help
« on: January 26, 2015, 10:28:57 AM »
If you are saying that you want More fl for birds then get the 600. You will not regret it.

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Canon EF Zoom Lenses / Re: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:55:31 PM »
A lady had one of these down below a dam where there were a few of us taking eagle photos. with the extender you only have the center point using the 7dii. She thought something was wrong with it but i explained that only the center point works with an f/8 lens. With the tamron you have more usable AF points. That is something to consider.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:31:57 PM »
Nuthatch trilogy all with 600II + 1.4X III, 5DIII + fill flash w better beamer (-1 & 2/3 stops typically).

i really like how balanced the lighting is on these photos. i don't know much about flash photography. when you say -1 2/3 do you mean ettl with fec set to that? i have a better beamer and i have tried and liked how the flash brings out the contrast and the small details in the feathers but my shots look harsh compered to yours

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:45:43 PM »
Nuthatch trilogy all with 600II + 1.4X III, 5DIII + fill flash w better beamer (-1 & 2/3 stops typically).


Superb! I especially like the last one.

+1 that last one is a work of art.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:00:24 AM »
A nice morning.



just a lovely photo.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 10, 2015, 10:26:47 PM »
shot one handed as the chickadee swooped past...
Wow! Cool shot Don. Nice work.
+1 that is a beautiful pnoto.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:48:55 PM »
younger eagle carrying a fish. 7dii 600l

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:44:43 PM »
Canon 7D Mark II,  F 7.1, ISO 400,  1/2500s


American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
by Tony Varela Photography, on Flickr

that is a really great shot of a good looking bird. i like the banding on the face, looks like warpaint

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 10, 2015, 09:34:42 PM »
well i got to do some real shooting down by one of the dams on the wisconsin river today. the light was crap. my only reluctance with getting this lens earlier was that i thought it may be a hindrance to be stuck with too much lens. it may be true that you cannot always get the framing you want but you can just go with it and then crop some more to get some really tight shots like this eagle.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 Soft Focus Lens
« on: January 10, 2015, 08:46:04 PM »
I have no idea how it works but that has to be record number of elements?

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:48:56 AM »
you are right about the iq. i wasn't immediately impressed but after doing some test shooting and zeroing the focus then it is fantastic. i had to make a +8 afma adjustment on the 7dii. i really like how good the photos look from this lens straight away. it goes without saying that its easier to get a good output image if you have a good one to start with.  sort of like smoked fish.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 10, 2015, 07:31:21 AM »
Snowy on Rye Beach Nh.

beautiful photos. i have been trying without luck to get snowy owl photos. i just love the seaside background of your shots. so much better than a telephone pole or barn roof.

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:57:57 PM »
i have been considering this lens for a while and decided to get one after talking to a couple guys using the lenses. i just got it today and haven't had a chance to do any real shooting with it yet but here are a couple test shots taken while getting the afma set on the 7dii. they are with the 1.4xiii. i don't see how there can be a better lens for small birds like this. the weight is not a big deal as i am used to shooting the sigma 120-300s which is pretty heavy but the thing is enormous. it was really windy today and the lens hood is as big as an airport windsock!

there is no extra sharpening or tweaking just dxo default conversion, there is no module for the lens+tc

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:37:31 PM »
the classic eagle shot. 7dii sigma 120-300s + tc-1401

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 09, 2015, 08:34:04 PM »
perched eagle 7dii sigma 120-300s + tc-1401

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