And a bird.
(Kereru, or New Zealand wood pigeon)
Cream of the Crop
Gallery: 3 photos
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Nelson, New Zealand
Gallery: 1 photo
Joined Aug 2006
Post edited over 2 years ago by adned. (2 edits in all)
Jan 29, 2018 11:23 as a reply to @ Neilyb's post |
Joined Nov 2008
Jan 30, 2018 20:49 as a reply to @ cheffievrs's post |
what you like about the version II beside the weight differences?
Joined Oct 2011
Jan 30, 2018 21:03 as a reply to @ Neilyb's post |
Outstanding pair of photographs Neil! I especially love the first one
7D, Canon 400mm 5.6L, Canon 70-200mm f4L IS, Sigma APO 2x DG EX TC, Kenko 1.5x Teleplus SHQ TC, 50mm 1.8, 18-55mm II, 10-18mm IS STM, Tiffen aXent ND 3.0 (ND1000) filter, Olympus OMD E-M5, Oly 14-42mm, Oly 12-50mm, ZEQ25gt Mount, plus a few other lenses, extension tubes, and general mish-mash
For me, I find it optically better, Even with the teleconverters, particularly the 2x. I use my 2x a lot and can get very good results with it. Losing a metre from the mfd is so much more useful. You cannot ignore the weight saving, but the balance of the lens is great, Its no longer top heavy..
Here is a shot using the 2x. Surprisingly it is WAAAAAAY better than on my 500 f4. Surprisingly good.
A 100% crop from LR with standard sharpening and some NR in place. It loses contrast and gains that hazy sharpness but if I need 1200mm I will not hesitate to use it.
I don't have a point!!!
Joined Mar 2011
Post edited 17 days ago by ONE30.
...thinking of “upgrading” to a 600mm from a 500mm v1.
May 09, 2018 15:26 as a reply to @ Neilyb's post |