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Don1
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Oct 11, 2013 18:04 |  #16

Nice and sharp Steve and beautifully exposed.


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Oct 11, 2013 21:18 |  #17

Fantastic! Very nice shots.


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Oct 12, 2013 06:48 |  #18

Excellence again, though your detail is always top shelf. Well done Steve.


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Oct 12, 2013 11:48 |  #19

Top shot


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Oct 13, 2013 20:36 |  #20

Thanks very much Don, J. Gunn, Bret and Ray.


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Oct 13, 2013 20:57 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #21

Beautiful!


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Oct 15, 2013 15:36 |  #22

Hitthespot wrote in post #16368682 (external link)
Beautiful!

Thanks very much.


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Oct 17, 2013 11:23 as a reply to  @ Nighthound's post |  #23

Just when I thought it was safe to come back.lol.Steve, you amaze me with your talent!


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Oct 18, 2013 07:00 |  #24

I would say very sharp. nice shots!
Back, about 25 years ago I also shot allot of deep sky objects. What scope were you using. Back in the old days I used cooked Tec pan 2415.


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Oct 18, 2013 15:29 |  #25

Absolutely fantastic Steve.


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Oct 18, 2013 20:32 |  #26

Flo wrote in post #16378106 (external link)
Just when I thought it was safe to come back.lol.Steve, you amaze me with your talent!

Thanks very much Gail, so happy to have you back again.:)

gary1952 wrote in post #16380048 (external link)
I would say very sharp. nice shots!
Back, about 25 years ago I also shot allot of deep sky objects. What scope were you using. Back in the old days I used cooked Tec pan 2415.

Thanks Gary. I use a Takahashi Sky 90 and a Vixen R200SS on a Losmandy G-11. Not the quality level of a TEC but I enjoy them.

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Absolutely fantastic Steve.

Thanks very much Scott.


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Oct 19, 2013 03:19 as a reply to  @ post 16362734 |  #27

Incredible set...now you've got me thinking seriously about that lens combo...god thing pay day next week lol


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Oct 19, 2013 13:48 |  #28

Looks fantastic to me.

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Oct 20, 2013 00:56 |  #29

ignoring the great imgage and bokah I would say avoid the TC.. I found the sweet spot of my 100-300 F5.6L being between f8 and f13, no TC, no fancy bodies.. No matter what I put behind the lens, 1DC, 20D, 30D 50D... with and without Teleconverters.. the 100-300 5.6L was always sharper than the ef-s and 100-400 L IS lenses between f8 and f13 way sharper and more c ropability on higher Megapixel bodies vs the rest of the shots I've seen from the 100-400 L IS..
My 600 F4L non IS is stuck at 40 feet focus and canon refuses to fix it.. saying it's too old or something and no prts are available..... I remember some spooky moon shots from the 600 4l mounted to my old telescope eq mount.. tried clicks with and wthout a TC.. notced the frames without the TC were much clearer and much sharper than the shots with the TC.... Would be intereesting to see if the new canon 400mm with built in teleconverter would be better than a 500 4l or 600 4l II..




  
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Oct 24, 2013 13:03 |  #30

WAeagle wrote in post #16382355 (external link)
Incredible set...now you've got me thinking seriously about that lens combo...god thing pay day next week lol

Thanks very much, I haven't had a single regret yet. Great combo.

Bigsquashbuggy wrote in post #16383189 (external link)
Looks fantastic to me.

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Thanks very much Henrik.

Kraig C wrote in post #16384226 (external link)
ignoring the great imgage and bokah I would say avoid the TC.. I found the sweet spot of my 100-300 F5.6L being between f8 and f13, no TC, no fancy bodies.. No matter what I put behind the lens, 1DC, 20D, 30D 50D... with and without Teleconverters.. the 100-300 5.6L was always sharper than the ef-s and 100-400 L IS lenses between f8 and f13 way sharper and more c ropability on higher Megapixel bodies vs the rest of the shots I've seen from the 100-400 L IS..
My 600 F4L non IS is stuck at 40 feet focus and canon refuses to fix it.. saying it's too old or something and no prts are available..... I remember some spooky moon shots from the 600 4l mounted to my old telescope eq mount.. tried clicks with and wthout a TC.. notced the frames without the TC were much clearer and much sharper than the shots with the TC.... Would be intereesting to see if the new canon 400mm with built in teleconverter would be better than a 500 4l or 600 4l II..

Thanks Kraig. Is comparing a 100-400 zoom with the 1.4 TC to the 500 with the same TC really apples to apples when factoring in micro adjustment? I have the 100-400 but I've never used a TC with it so I haven't done any comparison shooting. My 500L is a pretty sharp sample and adding the 1.4 TC (ver. II) results in minimal image sharpness, contrast and clarity loss. From my experience the scale gained with the additional 200mm is worth the minimal image quality compromise. There are some situations that even when using extreme stealth (blind, etc.) that I just can't position myself as close as I'd like due to the location. Having the added reach helps even given the fact that the Mark IV can handle a hard crop. I will at times alternate between the TC and the straight 500 when shooting Kingfishers. I do shoot without the TC 90% of the time but right now I'm trying to focus my efforts on Kingfishers and the TC seems to be a good choice for them at the distance I'm restricted to.


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