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jrista

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #735 on: May 05, 2014, 03:54:22 PM »
Good timing in Copenhagen

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Wow. I think we need to redefine what "good" means now...

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« Reply #735 on: May 05, 2014, 03:54:22 PM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #736 on: May 05, 2014, 05:15:52 PM »
Diving for Fish

Cherry Creek, a state park, wetland, and nature reserve only a few minutes from my home, has really started to heat up with a whole ton of bird arrivals. Last night, I had a Black-crowned Night Heron practically pose for me, and at one point, he dove off his branch in an attempt to catch a fish. Sadly, the fishcapade was a failure, but I did capture a rather awesome flight shot.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

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Brilliant shots!
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #737 on: May 06, 2014, 08:42:54 AM »
5DIII 300mm f/2.8 II + 2XTC III at f/5.6
All 100% crops and at the very limit of what is possible for me. The images are miniscule.  The images aren't great, but they captured my birding yesterday. I was asked why I carried such a large lens, but a smaller one or bridge camera couldn't have done these. The lens was worth every penny for me.
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« Reply #738 on: May 06, 2014, 09:03:08 AM »
Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8

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Wow. I think we need to redefine what "good" means now...

I think "good" is a major understatement.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #739 on: May 06, 2014, 10:08:14 AM »

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« Reply #740 on: May 06, 2014, 02:12:43 PM »
5DIII 300mm f/2.8 II + 2XTC III at f/5.6
All 100% crops and at the very limit of what is possible for me. The images are miniscule.  The images aren't great, but they captured my birding yesterday. I was asked why I carried such a large lens, but a smaller one or bridge camera couldn't have done these. The lens was worth every penny for me.

Good capture Alan,

I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #741 on: May 06, 2014, 02:29:54 PM »
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.
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« Reply #742 on: May 06, 2014, 02:32:48 PM »
Here´s another one. Not quite 100% crop, but less than 50% of full image.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #743 on: May 06, 2014, 02:35:03 PM »
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop at 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.
+1, the 2x II was a bit soft and had bad CA, but the III is a great match with the Mk II lenses like the 400 II.  It slows down initial AF acquisition, but AI Servo works just fine.  The softness you might see in test charts doesn't translate to as soft of real images as you might expect, and the 2x reach makes you wonder why they call the 1.4x and extender ;)  Okay, just being silly on the last one, but the difference between 400-640 and 400-800 is more substantial than you'd think.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #744 on: May 06, 2014, 02:59:27 PM »
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.

One of the best bird photographers I know uses the 400/2.8 II + 2xTC to get spectacular photos.
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« Reply #745 on: May 06, 2014, 03:46:21 PM »
Here´s another one. Not quite 100% crop, but less than 50% of full image.
5DIII, 1/800s, f6.3, ISO4000, handheld

Thanks Eldar for providing sample photos. Both photos look promising.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #746 on: May 06, 2014, 03:51:35 PM »
Plain old Sparrow

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« Reply #747 on: May 06, 2014, 03:52:29 PM »
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.

One of the best bird photographers I know uses the 400/2.8 II + 2xTC to get spectacular photos.

Thanks Alan & mackguyver for the encouragement. I'm very happy with my x1.4 TC III.

I can see the x1.4 TC III on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II and x2 TC III on my 400mm f2.8 IS II for mid-to-long wildlife shooting ::)
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« Reply #748 on: May 06, 2014, 03:54:15 PM »
And a Great Tit.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #749 on: May 06, 2014, 04:17:35 PM »
Thanks Alan & mackguyver for the encouragement. I'm very happy with my x1.4 TC III.

I can see the x1.4 TC III on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II and x2 TC III on my 400mm f2.8 IS II for mid-to-long wildlife shooting ::)
Now there's an idea -- actually I've been doing that for years - 1.4x on the 70-200 + 2x on the long lens has been my secret weapon for wildlife for as long as I've had both extenders.  Actually it's been bare lenses in the dark, then 1.4x as the sun comes up, then 2x on the long lens, 1.4x on the 70-200 as the light improves.
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« Reply #749 on: May 06, 2014, 04:17:35 PM »