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Jan 23, 2014 22:05 |  #646

5D3ismydream wrote in post #16631527 (external link)
Is 5D classic too weak for this lens?

Ask a few more times!


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Jan 23, 2014 22:17 as a reply to  @ post 16610726 |  #647

Ok I've read through both threads. My question is...if you had the opportunity to buy a good used canon 100-400 for 1100 or a new tamron 150-600 for 1069 what would you do? I would like to take pictures of my kids football and soccer games mostly. I use a 6D. I wouldn't mind taking some wildlife photos too.

I know a 300 or 400 2.8 would be better but I don't have 4k min for a used one.




  
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Jan 23, 2014 22:22 |  #648

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Shutter Speed was 1/400. Focal length was around 350mm if I remember correctly (RAW image is on a different computer). I was tracking this bird in a different location (further away) when he suddenly flew up on this branch. I had to shorten the focus ring, move the camera, and my AF point was set for a completely different composition. And of course this had to be done quickly -- they don't exactly stay still while you re-compose!. I managed to get the AF point over the eye, but the bird very nearly was cut off in the top of the frame. I had to do some "canvas extension" in post to save the shot, which I wanted to do because it's one of the sharper ones I managed to get.

I'm happy to share the original image. What's the best way to do this? I'm new to Flickr -- is there a means to share the RAW photos there?

Indeed a sharp shot given the re composition required...and testament to both your ability and the capabilities of the lens. I too am pretty new to flickr and am also yet to find a way of posting a RAW...I guess the closest would be a straight Jpeg saved from the unsharpened RAW...but as you said you had to do the canvas extension that may not be too easy...no worries.


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Jan 23, 2014 22:29 as a reply to  @ post 16610726 |  #649

you can't post RAW files straight to Flickr. In order to share those you have to use a service, like Dropbox, etc.


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Jan 23, 2014 22:29 |  #650

Luxx wrote in post #16631627 (external link)
Ok I've read through both threads. My question is...if you had the opportunity to buy a good used canon 100-400 for 1100 or a new tamron 150-600 for 1069 what would you do? I would like to take pictures of my kids football and soccer games mostly. I use a 6D. I wouldn't mind taking some wildlife photos too.

I know a 300 or 400 2.8 would be better but I don't have 4k min for a used one.

That is a tough call. Look at the pictures posted in the 100-400 lens archive. There is a ton of pictures. Obviously much less from the new Tamron. Usually the lighting conditions for football or soccer can be very challenging. So most would prefer a 300 2.8, but you already know that this is not an option.

If I were in your shoes, I would rent both lenses for a week at the same time. Spend 3 or 4 days practicing at an nearby lake or pond, shooting ducks and such. Then on the big football/soccer day shoot the heck out of both lenses.

If this does not work for you, you have to flip a coin I am afraid.....

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Jan 23, 2014 22:35 |  #651

RAW-Shooter wrote in post #16631658 (external link)
That is a tough call. Look at the pictures posted in the 100-400 lens archive. There is a ton of pictures. Obviously much less from the new Tamron. Usually the lighting conditions for football or soccer can be very challenging. So most would prefer a 300 2.8, but you already know that this is not an option.

If I were in your shoes, I would rent both lenses for a week at the same time. Spend 3 or 4 days practicing at an nearby lake or pond, shooting ducks and such. Then on the big football/soccer day shoot the heck out of both lenses.

If this does not work for you, you have to flip a coin I am afraid.....

Cheers

Yeah.. the Sigma 120-300/2.8 might be the best candidate for Luxx.


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Jan 23, 2014 22:56 |  #652

Luxx wrote in post #16631627 (external link)
Ok I've read through both threads. My question is...if you had the opportunity to buy a good used canon 100-400 for 1100 or a new tamron 150-600 for 1069 what would you do? I would like to take pictures of my kids football and soccer games mostly. I use a 6D. I wouldn't mind taking some wildlife photos too.

I know a 300 or 400 2.8 would be better but I don't have 4k min for a used one.

I'd get a 300 F/4 sharp at F/4 fast auto focus and IS for under $1000 used if in the USA. I shoot surf with one at close in surf breaks all the time and it takes the 1.4x TC if needed and does alright. I like it so much that I actually have a 400 5.6 for spots where the waves break further out and still regularly use the 300. Its a great lens - assuming you don't need a zoom for other reasons.


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Jan 23, 2014 23:02 |  #653

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The lighting was better (finally) this afternoon. Here's another shot of a titmouse at ISO 400, which really made a difference with the quality of the image. Everything up until this one had been shot at 800-3200 (6D and 7D). This was shot with my 7D. Approximately 50% crop.

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_MG_0187_TuftedTitmous​e (external link) by DreamInColor1, on Flickr (external link)

I also like the bokeh on this.


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Jan 23, 2014 23:35 as a reply to  @ Peter2516's post |  #654

Got mine today. Gutted up and went out in the 15° temperatures for a while this afternoon. Probably the first 50 shots or so were complete crap, but I started to get the hang of it a bit after a while. This was probably one of my better efforts, and was shot with my 7D at 600mm | 1/1000 | f/8 | ISO800.

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Jan 23, 2014 23:53 as a reply to  @ post 16610726 |  #655

Some very good shots being posted at the moment. Gabe, Illume: good work!


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Jan 24, 2014 00:29 as a reply to  @ post 16629467 |  #656

Eric I hope you don't mind, I had a go at it as well.. This was from your flickr post, not the raw file.. Impressive lens indeed ...

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Jan 24, 2014 01:03 |  #657

Not at all; that's why it's here :) Hoping to get some nice weather and some Eagles this weekend to give it another go in the field.


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Jan 24, 2014 01:12 |  #658

Cool Eric, looking forward to your posts after the weekend.. The above shot was at 500 @ 6.3, I read f 8-11 seems to be the sharpest from other early adopters.. So I believe you have a very nice copy, as your shot above was nice and sharp at 6.3.

Looking forward to some at 560, 580, 600

Happy shooting !!


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Jan 24, 2014 03:01 as a reply to  @ post 16610726 |  #659
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My father require me to give him a lot of money to do some his work and my family work

My plan to purchase a wildlife lens has been delayed to 2015




  
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Jan 24, 2014 03:20 as a reply to  @ post 16610726 |  #660

Thanks everybody for posting their pictures. They look great. Thinking really hard about selling my sigma 400 56 hsm to get this lens. A longer zoomlens fits my style of shooting better and some of the samples are really promising.


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