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AlanF

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3450 on: December 07, 2016, 03:10:47 AM »

Yes Mike, the lens is rather good. It's a great shot because the light is behind you, low down. When you say cropped 50%, do you mean it's cropped by that and then reduced in size?

Thank you for your comment.
Yes - I cropped in LR by about 50% along the edge then reduced for the web (not by much, though).

That is remarkably sharp for such small image. Did you get many keepers?

Yes Mike, the lens is rather good. It's a great shot because the light is behind you, low down. When you say cropped 50%, do you mean it's cropped by that and then reduced in size?

Thank you for your comment.
Yes - I cropped in LR by about 50% along the edge then reduced for the web (not by much, though).

That is remarkably sharp for such small image. Did you get many keepers?

Just re-checked the pixel dimensions in the original crop and it was 35% crop then downsampled about 10% so not as drastic as I first posted, but still more than I would have gone with the 100-400 Mkii great lens though it is.
But at such low ISOs the image tolerates a fair bit of sharpening, but one trick I have picked up recently is to always sharpen the eyes as it can make all the other features seem sharp(er) and that is the case here.

As for the keeper rate, this was my first serious outing and was limited more by my (in)ability to track the birds correctly with a  560mm lens (a whole skill in itself) but still higher than I would have expected.
560mm on crop is about the same as 800mm on FF, which is what I am doing at present with the 2xTC on the 400.  Michael Ho in his review of the 400mm DO II on the 7DII wrote that focussing is too slow at 800mm and so he uses it at 560mm.  Actually, 560mm on the 5DS R with the DO is very similar to 800 on the 5DIV and offers a wider field of view.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3450 on: December 07, 2016, 03:10:47 AM »