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Keith_Reeder

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6180 on: August 03, 2014, 07:13:29 AM »
So, what is it that the new Sigma will given above the old one?

No first hand experience, but I understand that optically the old and new versions are identical, but that the new one is - supposedly - more reliable in AF (never had a problem there myself), and is compatible with the USB dock which allows the user to fine-tune focus at the lens rather than having to rely on in-camera AFMA, and to update the lens firmware.

Looks pretty cool too, the new one!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6180 on: August 03, 2014, 07:13:29 AM »

Keith_Reeder

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6181 on: August 03, 2014, 07:16:37 AM »
Arctic tern, Farne Islands, NE England:

(Bigger here).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6182 on: August 03, 2014, 08:42:42 AM »
Beautiful series Keith.  8)  Well done.

Keith_Reeder

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6183 on: August 03, 2014, 11:10:59 AM »
Gannets in love, Bempton Cliffs, E. Yorkshire coast of England:


(Bigger here).


(bigger here).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, 2x and 1.4x TCs respectively.

When people bang on about dynamic range, this is what it means to me: these birds were in direct, very bright sunlight, and straight off the camera there was practically no highlight feather detail to be seen.

But 7D files, converted and processed well, provide a ton of highlight latitude, and I routinely shoot way further to the right than some "experts" recommend, confident in the amount of highlight detail I'll be able to recover.

Keeps the shadows clean, too.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6184 on: August 03, 2014, 11:16:19 AM »
Lovely pictures Keith. I especially like the second one.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6185 on: August 03, 2014, 01:35:03 PM »
Taken with EOS M at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6186 on: August 03, 2014, 02:39:48 PM »
Hi Keith.
First stunning shots, you and some of the others using the 7D keep me reassured that my camera is far more capable than I am !  :-\

The new sigma lenses that are compatible with the dock offer AFMA at 4 focus distances at 4 focal lengths, a total of 16 points as against the best Canon in body offering of 2 points 1 at near and 1 at far zoom, and 1 point at whatever zoom you prefer for the rest of us!

Cheers Graham.


So, what is it that the new Sigma will given above the old one?

No first hand experience, but I understand that optically the old and new versions are identical, but that the new one is - supposedly - more reliable in AF (never had a problem there myself), and is compatible with the USB dock which allows the user to fine-tune focus at the lens rather than having to rely on in-camera AFMA, and to update the lens firmware.

Looks pretty cool too, the new one!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6186 on: August 03, 2014, 02:39:48 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6187 on: August 04, 2014, 05:04:15 PM »
A Steller's Sea Eagle stares malevolently at the eagles and ravens surrounding it - photographed on the pack ice located off Hokkaido in northern Japan - we're heading back there in Feb 2015 hopefully

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6188 on: August 04, 2014, 05:09:40 PM »
Awesome shot David.  8) Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6189 on: August 05, 2014, 12:33:43 AM »
Awesome shot David.  8) Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6190 on: August 05, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »
This particular red-breasted something-or-other had the grace to sit on every handy perch in front of me, squawking the whole time face full of grasshopper or not!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6191 on: August 05, 2014, 01:58:52 AM »

European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography, on Flickr, 500px or my portfolio

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6192 on: August 05, 2014, 02:53:04 AM »
Thanks Candyman & Click for your kind comments
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6192 on: August 05, 2014, 02:53:04 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6193 on: August 05, 2014, 07:03:04 AM »
A Steller's Sea Eagle stares malevolently at the eagles and ravens surrounding it - photographed on the pack ice located off Hokkaido in northern Japan - we're heading back there in Feb 2015 hopefully

Canon EOS-1DX - Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x - ISO 2500 - 560mm - -1/3 EV - f6.3 - 1/800 sec - tripod mounted

Wonderful shot David!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6194 on: August 05, 2014, 09:15:36 AM »
Well done David, Jim and Pierre.

Jim you have a female Robin there.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6194 on: August 05, 2014, 09:15:36 AM »