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Dec 05, 2012 13:27 |  #226

Pictures are obscenely beautiful.

Looking forward to getting mines.

Looks like the 1.4x iii exhibits little to no iQ hit




  
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Dec 11, 2012 06:24 |  #227

Couple of questions for the owners here, I purchased one on Friday but suffering massively as I may have to wait another 1-2 weeks for it. I am literally dreaming of using it every night and looking at sample images here and Flickr to get by!

- Seems like the IQ hit with the TC is fairly minimal unless you pixel peep. Do you find it holds a good IQ even with a 2x III handheld?
- How is the AF impacted with the III TCs? I hear it is not significant, even on a 7d/5dmkiii
- Does the front end mark a lot from the hood, like the older versions?
- Do you find you can handheld for a sustained amount of time?

This wait is horrid :(




  
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Dec 11, 2012 08:31 |  #228

1) Yes
2) Sort of
3) Nope
4) Yes

This is used during the Olympics. If it's good enough for Reuters it should be good enough for Sports Illustrated.


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Dec 11, 2012 11:09 |  #229

I don't doubt it, I was at the Olympics at a lot of events and ogled at the Canon equipment the guys had :)

Just wanted to know on some of the finer points.




  
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Dec 11, 2012 12:14 |  #230

Buy a replacement foot if you're planning to use it on a Arca Swiss-compatible head and a lenscoat to avoid banging it up.


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Dec 26, 2012 08:47 as a reply to  @ dolina's post |  #231

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Jan 02, 2013 03:11 |  #232

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Jan 25, 2013 20:19 as a reply to  @ londonbairn's post |  #233

A wet day in the Border Ranges NP with the 2xTC TypeIII

Handheld ...

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on the Wimberley gimbal ...

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Jan 26, 2013 09:49 |  #234

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Great shots :) Richmond Park?




  
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Jan 27, 2013 05:42 |  #235

AMD72 wrote in post #15534313 (external link)
A wet day in the Border Ranges NP with the 2xTC TypeIII

A very nice set. Impressive IQ with the 2xTC fitted. Any cropping done to these? I'm interested as the 400mm f/2.8 is top of my lens list for later this year (hopefully)




  
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Jan 28, 2013 01:19 |  #236

2slo wrote in post #15538927 (external link)
A very nice set. Impressive IQ with the 2xTC fitted. Any cropping done to these? I'm interested as the 400mm f/2.8 is top of my lens list for later this year (hopefully)

Hi Mark

The king parrot had only minor cropping done (probably about 1/4 cropped out by area), but the robins had a fair bit (see attached for an example). I am impressed by the IQ. I did notice a minor hit with the autofocus, but this was in pretty low light and I was focusing through the full range rather than limiting it.

I purchased the lens due to it's flexibility. I am just starting to get into birds, but I have many other uses for this sort of lens, including kids sports, aviation, motorsport, wildlife in general, and astrophotography. It is an investment, but there is also a great pleasure you get from owning and using such a lens.


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Jan 28, 2013 03:06 |  #237

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Hi Mark

The king parrot had only minor cropping done (probably about 1/4 cropped out by area), but the robins had a fair bit (see attached for an example). I am impressed by the IQ. I did notice a minor hit with the autofocus, but this was in pretty low light and I was focusing through the full range rather than limiting it.

I purchased the lens due to it's flexibility. I am just starting to get into birds, but I have many other uses for this sort of lens, including kids sports, aviation, motorsport, wildlife in general, and astrophotography. It is an investment, but there is also a great pleasure you get from owning and using such a lens.

Thanks Andrew. Even more impressive looking at the size of the crop :)




  
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Feb 10, 2013 20:51 as a reply to  @ 2slo's post |  #238

With the 2xTCIII on

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Feb 11, 2013 01:18 |  #239

Extraordinary pose that I hope one day to get as well.


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Feb 18, 2013 07:11 |  #240

beautiful image Andrew !

but I have to say the ISO show up a bit, maybe the 1/1250 could have been reduced a bit, but I am being picky here :)

thanks for sharing

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