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Nov 29, 2016 01:07 |  #3991

I took this photo of a Common Redshank wide open.

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Nov 29, 2016 16:20 |  #3992

Superb!


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Nov 30, 2016 00:45 |  #3994

Fantastic shot Peter......I can't wait to see the Pair of Short Eared Owls that have returned to Uphill, S.E. England for the past 2 years in Feb/March.


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Nov 30, 2016 00:50 |  #3995

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Superb!

Thank You Jake and it's nice to see this thread still active after 10 years from when you first started it. It goes to show you that this lens is still such a great birding lens.


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Nov 30, 2016 15:12 |  #3996

I've checked 17 pages of images, all of 2016, and 14 pages of images in the 500mm f/4L IS II USM link (again all of 2016) and there are exactly 0 images of sports. Why?

The 400mm f/2.8 was a standard of sports for many years with 1.3 FOVCF bodies (1.3 x 400 = 520). Now with full frame bodies so popular, why aren't sports shooters using the 500mm? I can understand for those who shoot at night going for and f/2.8 lens but what about daytime shooters? Bokeh?


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Dec 01, 2016 12:04 as a reply to  @ PCousins's post |  #3997

such a lovely shot...


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Dec 01, 2016 13:17 |  #3998

PCousins wrote in post #18198820 (external link)
Fantastic shot Peter......I can't wait to see the Pair of Short Eared Owls that have returned to Uphill, S.E. England for the past 2 years in Feb/March.

Thanks I love taking pics of them flying low to the field and I can't wait to go back later this month. I am glad they come early and leaves around end Feb. looking forward to your photos.


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Dec 06, 2016 10:47 |  #3999

Zivnuska wrote in post #18199418 (external link)
I've checked 17 pages of images, all of 2016, and 14 pages of images in the 500mm f/4L IS II USM link (again all of 2016) and there are exactly 0 images of sports. Why?

The 400mm f/2.8 was a standard of sports for many years with 1.3 FOVCF bodies (1.3 x 400 = 520). Now with full frame bodies so popular, why aren't sports shooters using the 500mm? I can understand for those who shoot at night going for and f/2.8 lens but what about daytime shooters? Bokeh?


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I shot daytime sports with the 500 and posted in the past, but now I use the 600II for daytime sports. We still exist, but most want the 400 2.8. My lens serves double duty - sports and wildlife. I can tell you that I get some nice tight football shots with nice bokeh with the 600.

What's ironic is I reviewed the 1st 18 pages and the last 3 pages of the 400II thread and there's waaaaay more non sports images in there. It seems like a lot of folks buying this lens for non sports these days, which makes it a hit for Canon.


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Dec 23, 2016 13:16 |  #4000

I usually crop close into the subjects but I especially liked the bokeh on this capture of a meadow Pipit. I used a 1.4x TC which I often use with this lens.

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Dec 24, 2016 22:15 |  #4001

Cropped also with 2x Kenko tc. I am still debating if I should buy Canon TC 2.0 MKII or just keep the Kenko. Does the image quality has a noticeable improvement?


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Dec 25, 2016 07:01 |  #4002

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Cropped also with 2x Kenko tc. I am still debating if I should buy Canon TC 2.0 MKII or just keep the Kenko. Does the image quality has a noticeable improvement?
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Peter, I noticed quite a difference IQ when I went fron the 2Xll to the 2X lll on my 500mm f4 version 1. I can't speak for the Kenko, never tried one.


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Dec 25, 2016 16:04 |  #4003

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=PCousins;18223073...W​ith an Expensive HEAVY 500/f4 connected to the end of a Kenco TC would cause me to be concerned.

Great Shot by the way.....

Why? There would be no weight on the TC, unless I am missing something.


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Dec 25, 2016 21:05 |  #4004

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Why? There would be no weight on the TC, unless I am missing something.

I was happy with Kenko extension tubes, until i used them to hang a 1D off the back of my 500mm. There was a bit of flex, and it made me nervous. Now for the big jobs I only use the Canon tubes. The "air" is the same, but the tube is a good deal more solid.

I have not felt the same way about the Kenko t-Con however, but having seen it in the tubes, I can understand the concern.


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Dec 26, 2016 18:39 |  #4005

Larry Weinman wrote in post #18223137 (external link)
Peter, I noticed quite a difference IQ when I went fron the 2Xll to the 2X lll on my 500mm f4 version 1. I can't speak for the Kenko, never tried one.

This is good to know - I have used the 2xII extensively with my 300mm and 500mm lenses and just recently upgraded the 2x to the vIII. I am very much looking forward to trying out the 500mm + 2x combo this spring!


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