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first bird with my new 400 f5.6

 
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Mar 26, 2011 20:34 |  #1

No ducks in the neighborhood, so a Stellar Jay had to do. This was shot through the double pane patio door due to the cold rain. Hope its dry tomorrow.

Lens looks real nice, but it needs a LOT of light.


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Mar 26, 2011 20:35 |  #2

Very pretty birds!

What are you used to shooting with? I think 5.6 is very doable light wise.


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Mar 26, 2011 20:37 |  #3

Nice capture, especially through the glass.


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Mar 26, 2011 20:46 as a reply to  @ Methodical's post |  #4

The photo was made with my 7D. 1600ISO, f6.3, 1/160sec.

Its pretty dark up here in the forrest. I'm looking forward to a bright day that I can get some more light.




  
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Mar 26, 2011 22:32 |  #5

Looks pretty good! Your gonna love that lens on the 7D.




  
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Mar 27, 2011 01:13 |  #6

I need to get me a 7d .... I can't even look at an image @ 800 ISO from my camera.


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Mar 27, 2011 04:44 |  #7

nice one Joe ... congrads on the new lens.. i find my 400mm 5.6 requires lots of light also




  
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Mar 27, 2011 06:09 |  #8

Nice start Joe. I find that my Sigma at 5.6 is great lightwise here in Florida. But up north it struggles.


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Mar 27, 2011 06:53 |  #9

very nice start, you will love it.


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Mar 27, 2011 07:20 |  #10

I use the same combo---it's fantastic! 1/160 is pretty slow for that FL, but if you were at 1600 ISO (and it was rainy, etc), I guess you had no choice. Handheld, I keep it above 1/1000. And I've found no discernible sharpness-advantage to stopping down---it's a kickass lens wide open, so the only reason I ever stop down is for more depth/focus tolerance, or if conditions are really bright. (Usually I speed up the shutter or bump the ISO down first.)

It is light-hungry, but that's about the only shortcoming of this amazing lens. (I, for one, have never missed having IS---and I'm told the 100-400 IS is even more light-hungry.)


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Mar 27, 2011 10:16 |  #11

Amazing blue!

Congrats and many years of pleasure with the new lens.


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