« on: February 20, 2013, 01:19:54 PM »
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The photos with the 50mm 1.4 are significantly sharper now that i found its "sweet spot". I knew that the 50mm 1.4 wasn't the sharpest lens wide open and i thought this would be normal, but now the photos have a good sharpness even wide open.
Just found out my 50mm 1.4 is -11 on my 5D Mark II. The difference is mind-blowing. Thank you so much for this.
That is pretty good. I'm just not comfortable using it for BIF. One day I'll pick up a gimballed head and use my tripod.
Thanks ... I'd like a gimball head too but for the 100-400 its overkill.
Thanks for the replies ...ballheads are no good with monopods. look for a monopod head or screw your 100-400 feet directly to the monopod.
Screwing the 100-400 directly on the monopod is not an option given I need the QR for birds in flight. I'll try monopod head and see if that helps.are you mounting the monopod to the lens collar or to the camera?
Tripod Collar of the 100-400I use a ball head on mine. If I'm shooting sports and sitting I can angle the pod away from me slightly. Helps with birds in trees as well. Even sports while standing. A mono pod is useless for birds or planes in flight.
+1. This is the reason I use the monopod with the ball head. The QR comes in handy for the BIF.
BTW, this is what I did click this weekend ...