MakisM1 wrote in post #16592868
Nice colors! The image is a bit soft, for my liking...
Frodge wrote in post #16592923
Had to be cropped a lot to allow the server to accept it.
No, you don't understand... When I look at a photo, I bring it to 1:1. Unless you actually scaled the photo down, if you just cropped the original, it is 100% crop.
Looking at the Exif:
Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Image Date: 2013-06-24 12:44:24 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 300.0mm
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Manual
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 (Windows)
I think the problem is the Shutter Speed... you are probably 2 stops below what it should be and the IS (VC?) is doing its job (that's why I said softish, not soft) but at this kind of magnification and this kind of SS, a little bit of subject movement and a little bit of camera movement, minus the VC compensation gets you there.
It's not a bad shot, it just bothered me that it looked slightly softer than I expected. Enjoy the lens (and don't push your luck with the VC...).