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bobbyz
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Nov 07, 2013 12:31 |  #4201

Beautiful shots.


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Nov 07, 2013 12:53 |  #4202

Those shots are beautiful. Should I sell my 70-200L II for this lens?


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Nov 07, 2013 13:03 |  #4203

Myduc1098 wrote in post #16432448 (external link)
Those shots are beautiful. Should I sell my 70-200L II for this lens?

no. LOL


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Nov 07, 2013 13:31 |  #4204

Myduc1098 wrote in post #16432448 (external link)
Those shots are beautiful. Should I sell my 70-200L II for this lens?

Thank you.
I wouldn't sell it, unless you use your 70-200 II mostly for wildlife. The 70-200 II is a very versatile lens and an awesome lens, it'd be a great loss.

I shoot wildlife with my 120-300, but I also own a Sigma 70-200 2.8 OS which gets a lot of use at events, travel (where I can't or don't want to take the big Sigma), and some portraits.


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Nov 07, 2013 15:25 |  #4205

gabebalazs wrote in post #16432535 (external link)
The 70-200 II is a very versatile lens and an awesome lens, it'd be a great loss.

What the boss said :)


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Nov 07, 2013 16:50 |  #4206

I know I'm all talk, but thinking of side-up-stepping from a 7D to 70D - maybe throwing in the 60D to help pay for it and making do with the EOS-M as the secondary camera (though the rare need for a 2nd phase/AI Servo camera still does worry me irrationally ... ).

Reason being, again, had a stroll around the park and would've loved the flippy screen for easy low down work with Live View shooting. But most of the time I don't take the 60D because overall the 7D has all the extra nice features.

I did give it a go best I could with the 7D Live View and awkwardly holding this lens out infront of me where it does feel much heavier as it's being held out but the older AF method just gave rubbish results, as if it was being confused by the subtle water haze or something? (or just my shakiness)

On a random note I wonder how the newly announced Tamron would compare as a full time 500~600mm lens.


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Nov 07, 2013 18:03 |  #4207

dufflover wrote in post #16432993 (external link)
On a random note I wonder how the newly announced Tamron would compare as a full time 500~600mm lens.

You mean the SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD?
http://www.tamron.com/​en/news/2013/1107.html (external link)


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Nov 07, 2013 21:01 |  #4208

gabebalazs wrote in post #16432231 (external link)
Looks like I need to revive this thread :)

Some backyard stuff...
Shot with my 70D. 1.4x Sigma TC used.

All cropped and processed in ACR and PS CS6. The blue jay and the squirrel are near 100% crops actually.

your backyard is always full of interesting subjects worthy to revive this thread!


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Nov 07, 2013 23:48 |  #4209

Yep, Gabe has motivated me into transforming the back yard a bit....while I'm at it for the birds I'm going to add an insect hotel for the the lesser creatures.


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Nov 08, 2013 06:44 |  #4210

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #16433825 (external link)
Yep, Gabe has motivated me into transforming the back yard a bit....while I'm at it for the birds I'm going to add an insect hotel for the the lesser creatures.

:D :D awesome! Go for it ;)


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Nov 10, 2013 06:34 |  #4211

Nothing that special about the shot but they're ducks and thus must be posted to POTN
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Nov 10, 2013 08:25 |  #4212

Ducks are always welcome, especially from down under ;)


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Nov 10, 2013 19:02 |  #4213

An older photo from April. 7D, 600mm, f/5.6

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Nov 10, 2013 22:21 |  #4214

I seem to get much better results over land than over any sort of water, especially when TCs are involved.

Here's a crop at 300mm 1/640 3.2 ISO1600 (I prefer f/3.5 but didn't want to lose any more shutter) for a young lori in a tree hollow; no water. It has been processed (like exposure/contrast, etc.) but not re-sized or sharpened, outside of LR default.

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For any practical purpose like wallpaper or printing that'll do esp once add some post resize sharpening.

It's situations like these which set it apart from the much smaller-lighter very capable lenses like the 70-200 II or 300/4.

(still waiting for that improved crop high ISO from Canon too lol)

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Nov 12, 2013 01:34 as a reply to  @ dufflover's post |  #4215

Have the lens for 2 weeks right now.
Shot a night game the day after I got the lens. Was unhappy with the results.
Had to do the focus adjusting with the dock on the 300mm end.
Now its better. Have to fine tune it a bit more.
I think the focus speed could be better.


These images were sharpen and cropped a bit in post processing

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