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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2013, 11:38:02 AM »
Thanks to everyone who commented on the eagle photos.  I've been reading these forums for a while but thought I might as well contribute also.  I have good access to these eagles in the wild as we have two very accessible nests (one with live webcam that successfully fledged triplets this season).  The close headshot is one of these 3 fledglings.  The adult landing on the tree is the parent from that nest.  The adult perched is the parent from the other nest that raised 2 fledglings this year.
While I'm out shooting the eagles I occasionally get lucky with a flyby from some other raptor species.  Here is a shot from Friday of one such flyby by a male Northern Harrier.  I should also note that all these images are shot handheld.  I use the RRS replacement foot for a good handle and as a plate when I do use a tripod or monopod.  The lens is handhold-able for a short time to follow the bird as it flies across, the rest of the time I either have it on the ground, on my tripod to rest it, or just carry it by the foot at my side.
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2013, 11:38:02 AM »

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« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2013, 08:15:49 PM »
arbitrage,
Truly amazing photos!. Well done. Where are you located? :)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 03:58:12 AM by serendipidy »
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« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2013, 12:48:07 AM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Awesome.  That is far from the "starving" versions you often see in the media. Love the slight blue of the ice!
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2013, 01:27:36 PM »
arbitrage,
Truly amazing photos!. Well done. Where are you located? :)

Thanks, I'm located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.  Near Alaska.
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2013, 01:41:30 PM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Excellent ... as always!

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2013, 10:18:58 PM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Awesome.  That is far from the "starving" versions you often see in the media. Love the slight blue of the ice!
+1

It does look cool!

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« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2013, 11:56:00 PM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Awesome.  That is far from the "starving" versions you often see in the media. Love the slight blue of the ice!
+1

It does look cool!

Quite right ... it does look cool, literally as well as figuratively  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2013, 12:46:47 AM »
Coastal Brown Bear IDX with 600 with 1.4 extender
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« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2013, 02:27:04 PM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Awesome. I really like your polar bear. Well done Sir!  8)

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« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2013, 04:30:45 PM »
Northern Svalbard, From the Deck of the MS Stockholm, August 2013.

1Dx 600f/4 II + 1.4x, Shot @ 840mm F/8 & 1/500th ISO250

Awesome. I really like your polar bear. Well done Sir!  8)

+1...they are all simply amazing.
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #71 on: November 23, 2013, 11:53:08 PM »
Got this lens on loan from CPS - day 1 1st impressions:  after you get used to the massive and awkwardness of this lens, its most impressive.  I opted to lug it around without anything other than the camera strap and the lens strap.  I had a 3/8" threaded handle from a ZOOM H4N hand held 4 track recorder (looks like a cone) that I mounted in the female threaded foot.  I wouldn't dare hoist the lens up with my left hand by that cone shaped handle, but with the assistance of my right hand under the lens and left on the vertical handle it made it fairly easy to hand maneuver and obtain birding photos.

Here's a few all handheld on IS Mode 1 of 3, Manual, AF, faithful mode at 1/500, F4.5 or 6.3 with Auto ISO which averaged at 1000 across these 3 photos.  The AF was on Expansion or Zone AF with AI Servo enabled.


Golden-crowned-Sparrow (11453) by Revup67, on Flickr


Northern Mockingbird (11466) by Revup67, on Flickr


House Finch (female) 11469 by Revup67, on Flickr
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« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2013, 05:04:50 AM »
Got this lens on loan from CPS - day 1 1st impressions:  after you get used to the massive and awkwardness of this lens, its most impressive.  I opted to lug it around without anything other than the camera strap and the lens strap.  I had a 3/8" threaded handle from a ZOOM H4N hand held 4 track recorder (looks like a cone) that I mounted in the female threaded foot.  I wouldn't dare hoist the lens up with my left hand by that cone shaped handle, but with the assistance of my right hand under the lens and left on the vertical handle it made it fairly easy to hand maneuver and obtain birding photos.

Here's a few all handheld on IS Mode 1 of 3, Manual, AF, faithful mode at 1/500, F4.5 or 6.3 with Auto ISO which averaged at 1000 across these 3 photos.  The AF was on Expansion or Zone AF with AI Servo enabled.


Golden-crowned-Sparrow (11453) by Revup67, on Flickr


Northern Mockingbird (11466) by Revup67, on Flickr


House Finch (female) 11469 by Revup67, on Flickr


Very impressive. So sharp with nice detail and great bokeh.
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« Reply #73 on: December 04, 2013, 12:10:12 AM »
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« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2013, 10:17:08 AM »
Here's a few more...its gone now, back to Canon in Newport News, Virginia

Lovely pictures!

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