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Feb 27, 2014 21:31 |  #5566

mine1 are you using an extension tube on your 55-250 for macro


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Feb 27, 2014 21:55 |  #5567

nope. it has a good magnification at minimum focus distancen. (.31x) u have to be right on or with an inch or 2 of minimum to get the macro like affect


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Feb 27, 2014 22:07 |  #5568

and that is cropped in a fair bit.


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Feb 27, 2014 22:12 |  #5569

here is the original size

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Mar 02, 2014 16:06 |  #5570

These guys love eating our undersize fish…

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Mar 02, 2014 20:14 as a reply to  @ NCHANT's post |  #5571

mine1 wrote in post #16723189 (external link)
nope. it has a good magnification at minimum focus distancen. (.31x) u have to be right on or with an inch or 2 of minimum to get the macro like affect

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and that is cropped in a fair bit.

Thanks for responding, This has to be one of the best bang for the buck lenses..
Bought one for my Daughter...

Can you tell me are you using the 18-135 and 55-200 STM or ver's II


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Mar 03, 2014 01:17 |  #5572

version II, U I would love to have the stm's but for the price U can almost get the 15-85


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Mar 03, 2014 17:06 |  #5573

I have been thinking of trying out some extension tubes on it. I would love to be able to get closer to .5x magnification (which would probably be good enough for me).


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Mar 03, 2014 20:47 |  #5574

Putting together an inexpensive beginner kit for my mom. Got an XTi + 18-55 IS kit for $60 (!), the lens was broken (internal AF ribbon failure), fixed it for $3.55

Then I picked up a nice used 55-250 IS here on POTN for $100.

Here's the result. I'm a bird photographer, so these results may not be typical, I'm not sure my mom will be able to replicate these any time soon (well, they don't have juncos in central Europe anyway) :)

XTi + 55-250 IS

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Mar 03, 2014 22:35 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #5575

Wow, Gabe! Fantastic captures! I don't think I've ever gotten anything remotely that sharp out of my Two-Fifty... How much (if any) post processing did you do? The clarity you got is absolutely brilliant.


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Mar 04, 2014 00:06 |  #5576

Here is a duck. Thankfully they do not move very fast. :)

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Mar 06, 2014 17:35 |  #5577

South of Nowhere wrote in post #16732832 (external link)
Wow, Gabe! Fantastic captures! I don't think I've ever gotten anything remotely that sharp out of my Two-Fifty... How much (if any) post processing did you do? The clarity you got is absolutely brilliant.

thanks.

Well, first of all I'm a bird photographer, that's what I do best.

So naturally, I have a setup in my back yard. Feeders, and next to them a "fake" tree (basically a sawed off tree branch turned vertically and placed in a tube on the ground. It stands like a tree :) )

So I'm shooting these juncos from about 12-15 feet. Nice light too.
Then I crop the 10mp XTi file to about 3-4 mp, then do my usual processing.

So basically, the key is that I shoot from a close distance.


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Mar 16, 2014 02:45 as a reply to  @ gabebalazs's post |  #5578

from 55-250 IS old one

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Mar 16, 2014 04:57 |  #5579

gabebalazs wrote in post #16732659 (external link)
Putting together an inexpensive beginner kit for my mom. Got an XTi + 18-55 IS kit for $60 (!), the lens was broken (internal AF ribbon failure), fixed it for $3.55

Then I picked up a nice used 55-250 IS here on POTN for $100.

Here's the result. I'm a bird photographer, so these results may not be typical, I'm not sure my mom will be able to replicate these any time soon (well, they don't have juncos in central Europe anyway) :)

XTi + 55-250 IS

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Junco XTi 55-250 IS 3 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Junco XTi 55-250 IS 4 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Junco XTi 55-250 IS 1 (external link) by gabebalazs (external link), on Flickr

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Mar 16, 2014 16:59 |  #5580

I love this lens. Affordable and sharp
here is some panning test

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