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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 27, 2014, 03:14:10 AM »
All hand held. The 600mm shots were at 1/40 - 1/250 s, which is on the slow side. An f/2.8 would have given extra edge.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:08:17 PM »
Finally

Focal length = 191mm, f/5, iso 1250, 1/160 s

I am very happy with the lens. The conditions were relatively dark and I had to use iso 1250 for most and relatively low shutter speeds. My 300mm f/2.8 II would have been better, but the Tammy was good enough, and pretty stunning on occasions, and I put it through most of its focal length range.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:01:46 PM »
Focal length = 300mm, f/5.6, iso 125, 1/250 s

This is at the sweet spot of the lens

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:58:44 PM »
This is a Java sparrow
Focal length = 428mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/250 s

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:55:58 PM »
The last was a Zebra dove, and this may be a Java sparrow.

Focal length = 600mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/160 s

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:53:09 PM »
Focal length = 450mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/1250 s

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:50:40 PM »
Focal length = 213mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/40 s

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:48:19 PM »
Focal length = 600mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/250 s

(emerald dove)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:45:20 PM »
Focal length = 309mm, f/8, iso 1250, 1/800 s

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 26, 2014, 07:42:49 PM »
I have spent the last couple of days in Hong Kong and have just arrived in Shanghai, where G**gl* is inaccessible. I put the Tamron 150-600mm on a 5DIII through its paces under conditions where I could get really close. Here is a selection from a morning's shooting. All have been reduced to 1200 px width for uploading, each with a 100% crop so you can see the original.

The processing for all has been the same. Taken in RAW, processed in DxO with the only changes done is noise reduction using PRIME and adjusting exposure (no sharpening). The exported jpegs were cropped in PS and sharpened using USM at 100% with 0.9-2 px radius.

I don't know the names of most so please help me by identifying them (I can't G**gle*, remember).

All are hand held. The first is: Focal length = 350mm, f/6.3, iso 640, 1/320 s


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Software & Accessories / Re: LP-E6 third party and Canon Chargers
« on: March 20, 2014, 12:52:15 PM »
It does not worry me significantly enough to do anything about it since I have the older charger and so I can use the battery. There is just an annoyance that Canon gets so anal that it does these things.

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Software & Accessories / Re: LP-E6 third party and Canon Chargers
« on: March 20, 2014, 02:12:10 AM »
A good reason to get the OEM battery despite the higher cost.

I think it is a genuine Canon battery.  When Canon introduced the firmware upgrade that rejected third party batteries several of us experienced problems with what we thought or knew were genuine Canon ones.  It now appears that the so and sos have "upgraded" the chargers as well.

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Software & Accessories / LP-E6 third party and Canon Chargers
« on: March 19, 2014, 07:25:56 PM »
One of my LP-E6 batteries comes up with an error message that it communicates irregularly with my 5DIii but it still works fine. It charges correctly on my old charger supplied with the 5DIII a year ago. Today, I tried to charge it with the more recent apparently identical charger supplied with the 70D.  It doesn't charge but the charger goes into a rapid red flashing mode.   It looks as if Canon has nobbled it's more recent chargers so as not to work with some 3rd party LP-E6s, and my LP-E6 is not recognised as Canon.

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Lenses / Re: Thinking about this but wanting your thoughts....
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:27:22 PM »
Waiting for the 100-400 replacement is like waiting for Godot. Either buy the 70-200 or if you want 400mm and beyond the Tamron 150-600.

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