Nice photo ERHP!When I asked this Great Horned Owl if she had seen any squirrels, her reply back was "Squirrels? No squirrels here."
Jeremy, now you really made me jealous!! Very nice shots of great bird!Hey all, great shots! I've been so busy lately, I haven't had time to edit any photos, plus I took over 30,000 in May alone! Well, this last weekend, I took a road trip to try for the ultra rare Kirtland's Warbler. I found at least two, but I think I had 4 of them! If you don't know about the Kirtland's Warbler, search them, great story! 7D mkii / EF500 f4 / 1.4xiii
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Wiebe - first: congrats for your new lens!!!Hi Alan, dug up a picture I shot a year ago; same tree - same species of woodpecker
Portrait shot is 100-400 II at 400mm, f/7.1, 1/640s, ISO3200 (slightly cropped)
Landscape shot is 60-600mm at 600mm, f/6.3, 1/200s, ISO1250 (full image)
Both on 7DII
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Below I took 1200x1200 pixel cut-outs around the birds head; so as equal as possible comparison (i.e. 1200 sensor pixels each)
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and the 60-600mm:
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I think you'll agree that there is more detail in the 600mm shot.
Sure the ISO3200 does not help sharpness on a 7DII but nonetheless...
Hi Ilko, thanks... as to comparison - the location / angle / distance were all identical (to the nearest 0.1m ) so indeed 50% more linear detail to be captured. Shooting conditions / settings were different though (high ISO on the 100-400 shot, causing some loss of contrast / detail).Wiebe - first: congrats for your new lens!!!
Concerning the comparison of these two lenses - if the distance to the bird is +/- same, you have more pixels engaged in the detail with the 600mm. And you will have even more if your next lens is 800mm ( - dream, at least for me. I just don't know how I could handle such a monster).