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Jul 05, 2012 16:41 |  #2386

Very nice Ian!!!
I really like the golden light on the neck of the eagle.

Which Tc is that? Sigma or Canon?




  
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Jul 06, 2012 02:23 |  #2387

They're both Sigma.


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Jul 06, 2012 06:02 |  #2388

A bald eagle I shot last year with a lens I hired to test to its capabilities, followed by 100% crop. Bare lens ISO 200 f2.8 1/5000. I shot this wide open to see how sharp it would be and to test DOF. The resulting high shutter spped managed to freze its nictating membranes halfway across its eyes. This was a captive bird at a raptor centre.


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Jul 06, 2012 06:06 |  #2389

An eagle owl + 100% crop from the same raptor centre ISO 400 f4 1/640 bare lens


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Jul 06, 2012 13:45 |  #2390

Nice!


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Jul 06, 2012 15:12 |  #2391

the exif on flickr says canon 400 5.6 on the first 4


1DX\ 5diii gripped \ tokina 12-24 f/4 /sigma 24-60 f2.8 \ \ sigma 120-300 OS \ sigma 50 f1.4 \ canon 500 f4 IS \ canon1.4 III tc \ canon 2xii tc \sigma 2x dg tc \ 580ex \ 2x 430ex flickr (external link)

  
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Jul 06, 2012 15:22 |  #2392

I know. I don't own that lens, though. Check out the focal length and aperture in the exif.


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Jul 06, 2012 16:46 |  #2393

I did not see the canon in your signature and you used a sigma tc.strange


1DX\ 5diii gripped \ tokina 12-24 f/4 /sigma 24-60 f2.8 \ \ sigma 120-300 OS \ sigma 50 f1.4 \ canon 500 f4 IS \ canon1.4 III tc \ canon 2xii tc \sigma 2x dg tc \ 580ex \ 2x 430ex flickr (external link)

  
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Jul 06, 2012 16:50 |  #2394

Flickr has misreported the lens every time I've uploaded pics taken with the 120-300 and the Sigma 1.4x TC. With the 2x it reports an 'unknown 240-600mm' which is closer to the truth.

If Flickr is correct, I'm using a Canon 400 f/5.6 L at f/4.5 and 420mm.


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Jul 06, 2012 17:01 |  #2395

yeah thats a rare lens. Canon made less of them than the 1200mm


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Jul 07, 2012 15:22 |  #2396

gabebalazs wrote in post #14665625 (external link)
I like using the 2x Sigma tc on mine, probably I use that configuration most often (I shoot mostly birds). IQ is decent, nothing to write home about, but it's on my 7D and an 18mp crop sensor is pretty tough on lenses.

Gabe, could you clarify what you mean here, esp. the IQ comment as that is what I'll be using the lens on? I'm seeing some pretty substantial shots with the 2x. 120-300 + 2x would be a wildlife combo for me (think bears and deer). 1.4x for BIFS.


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Jul 09, 2012 01:10 |  #2397

Here's one...immature bald eagle in Port Houghton, Alaska...nothing compared to the eagle pics above, though! There's some places you can really get close (like the Canneries and such) but not here, hehe...this was with the Sigma 2x, on D800 .. extremely heavily cropped (this is like a 50% crop or so, if you click through, I believe)

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Jul 09, 2012 04:33 |  #2398

Used this lens, with the 1.4x TC, to shoot at the RIAT airshow yesterday. It handled it well, despite apparently not liking being pointed upwards.

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Jul 09, 2012 07:09 |  #2399

Dam fine work Ian...

Looks like you have a handle on that Sigma....

Would you buy this lens again ???

Im thinking very seriousley about it....

Al


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Jul 09, 2012 10:30 |  #2400

Well, placed my order this morning from Amazon for the lens and from B&H for the TCs. Just couldn't stand it anymore. Should be here in the next day or two. Excited to get it!!


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