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Feb 01, 2012 23:45 |  #5491

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Feb 02, 2012 00:56 |  #5492

One from last year at the oregon zoo, lorikeet exhibit...processed in DPP

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Feb 02, 2012 02:10 |  #5493

Thanks to all those chaps that helped with comments about my soft shots and I think the consensus is that I should improve my technique, and yes I've seen that the full frame stuff is better, problem of course with low light and trying to get fast speed and low iso ... I just find it so frustrating, there's not a lot of interesting wildlife around where I live but I continue to carry my 400mm around with me whenever I'm out and when a buzzard flies over me and I get home to find it's soft it's a bit of a p-off ... oh well I'll keep at it ... thanks again. Roger


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Feb 02, 2012 14:53 as a reply to  @ rogertb's post |  #5494

Another race shot:

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Feb 02, 2012 16:50 |  #5495

T2i4me wrote in post #13810639 (external link)
Shortly after I got my 100-400 I was getting a high percentage of soft shots, they looked ok until I cropped at 100%. I started to wonder if it was the lens.

I then got myself a sturdy tripod and set it up and took a series of shots with and w/o IS on. I used center focus, various shooting modes and variations of in camera processing. What I quickly found is the lens is tack sharp wen the subject has good contrast, is well lit, the lens is not wide open, shutter speed above 1/1000 (when at 400mm) low ISO and some in camera processing for JPEG. Personally I think there are variations in performance based on what body this lens is attached to. I believe it performs better on full frame vs. crop when comparing photo samples on this forum. However I believe when using good technique it's a great lens, I just don't think this lens is as forgiving as others.


I don't agree with all your statements.
From my experience this lens needs some time to get used to. Maybe you should ditch that "in camera processing" and start using RAW. I believe the majority here does that. See my samples below. Not the best shots in the world, because the hawk was a bit too far away. Then again, all shots handheld with IS in mode 1. About 80% crop.

Both at 400mm.
1. 1/250 f/7.1 ISO 100
2. 1/640 f/6.3 ISO 160

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Feb 02, 2012 17:12 |  #5496

^ I never said you had to agree, just my experience I shared.


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Feb 03, 2012 01:21 |  #5497

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Feb 03, 2012 03:21 |  #5498

A female Sunbird on a Chikoo (external link) tree:
(400mm, f/6.3, ISO 640, 1/1000s)

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Feb 04, 2012 10:27 |  #5499

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Feb 04, 2012 23:06 |  #5500

Pretty happy with how this came out.

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Feb 05, 2012 02:29 |  #5501

There is much quality on this page!

Fine work by all...


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Feb 05, 2012 04:09 |  #5502

Sydor25 wrote in post #13824080 (external link)
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Class shot!


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Feb 06, 2012 00:55 |  #5503

Amazing clarity and detail Sydor25!
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Here is one with a Canon 1.4x III extender.
I like the sunlight through its eye.

(560mm, ISO: 500, 1/250 sec, f/8.0, manual focus)

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Feb 07, 2012 08:43 as a reply to  @ sharad.medhavi's post |  #5504

Last July I attended a Red Sox home game at Fenway. Our seats were on the roof level, halfway between first base and the home run pole. The speed of the action required shooting at 1/1024 second. It was an evening game under the lights, so I had to shoot at ISO 1600 in order to get good exposure at f/5.6.

This first shot shows Jacoby Ellsbury hitting a home run. The ball actually hit the home run pole. Of all the shots I took, this was the only one where I captured the ball on the bat. The original image has been cropped about 50%. I was about 250 feet away from home plate.

IMAGE: http://mat99.ath.cx/potn/EllsburyHomeRunS.jpg


Later in the game, Josh Reddick tracked down a fly ball in right field. This one was shot at ISO 3200 using 1/640 sec, hence the graininess. Overall, I'm pleased with the quality of both these shots given the level of light and the speed of the action.

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Feb 07, 2012 09:56 |  #5505

I just received mine today, it's a 2005 model, but in excellent condition

I took it outside to do a quick test, ill be using it mostly at 400mm, I know this is not a great test (crap weather day), but how does it look to you guys ? 400mm at f5.6, looks sharp to me, no crop SOOC.

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