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Oct 12, 2015 10:27 as a reply to  @ post 17740770 |  #661

It is really good at short range, but I have been pleased with longer shots, also. On my 6D, it required no mfa, but requires +3 on my 70D. Going to post some softball shots later that were taken from the outfield.


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Oct 12, 2015 11:56 |  #662

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These were taken this weekend from behind the outfield fence. Handheld. I was roaming around behind the short fence and the pics were taken at different distances. The fence is 220 ft from home plate.

Gripped 6D, gripped 6D2, gripped 70D, gripped T3i, 24-105 F4L, 50mm 1.8 STM, 55-250mm, 18-135mm, 60mm EF-S macro, 70-200 F4L IS, 400mm F5.6L, 18-55mm IS STM, Canon 85mm 1.8, Sigma 150-600mm C., Sigma 100-400mm C, Samyang 8mm 3.5 fisheye

  
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Oct 12, 2015 17:56 |  #663

a few snaps from the weekend


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Oct 12, 2015 19:15 |  #664

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These were taken this weekend from behind the outfield fence. Handheld. I was roaming around behind the short fence and the pics were taken at different distances. The fence is 220 ft from home plate.


Coupled with your previous shots, and assuming they are all processed similarly, those shots look just as I was seeing. ~400 it is very sharp at any distance. At 600mm is is seemingly sharper at short range.


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Oct 12, 2015 20:25 |  #665

Really having a lot of fun with this lens!


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Oct 12, 2015 20:35 |  #666

Anyone on the fence about buying this lens should think about this deal:

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Oct 12, 2015 20:39 |  #667

pwomble wrote in post #17743098 (external link)
Anyone on the fence about buying this lens should think about this deal:

http://www.canonpricew​atch.com …EF-price.html?streetprice (external link)

Act on it you lurkers - awsome lens with great extra features and accessories vs Tamron, not to mention use of the Dock.


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Oct 13, 2015 01:09 as a reply to  @ ejenner's post |  #668

Agree on your statement, close and mid range is very good, longer distance can be hard to predict as it seems that atmospheric pollution (like heatwave, smog and such) seem to have more impact.
I even think that in overcast days the images look sharper than in full sunlight.
When doing shots of a soccer match it depends greatly how you position is towards the sun and the players, still learning to find out how this works.

Tried to MFA on longer distance, but this is hard to do.
So i might sent it to Sigma together with my body to have it calibrated.

Still I'm very happy with this lens.

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Oct 13, 2015 01:13 |  #669

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These were taken this weekend from behind the outfield fence. Handheld. I was roaming around behind the short fence and the pics were taken at different distances. The fence is 220 ft from home plate.

Nice shots mate :-), great colors and sharpness , any reason why you use f8 on these shots?.


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Oct 13, 2015 01:14 |  #670

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17739469 (external link)
^^ Great photos, folks!

Used my dock today, set C1 to Focus speed-priority & dynamic OS. C2 set to Focus accuracy-priority & dynamic OS.
I'll try both custom settings for an air show tomorrow. Also did a camera MFA at 550mm, my most used FL me thinks.
Best IQ occurs at MFA = -12.

Reading everyone's comments about the dock helped me. Thanks.

Can you share your method of doing MFA?


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Oct 13, 2015 01:56 |  #671

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My first outing with the below setting did not impress me for focus....
then I remembered that I upped the "focus tracking" in my 70D menu so that did put in another variable. If I recall, the focus tracking has 4 positions and I set it just to the left - not far left.

So, I still have testing to do. Perhaps some of you are familiar with the term focus pumping - its when you are shooting BIF or moving subjects and you intermittently repress the focus button to re-engage it to increase the probability you are in focus on your subject. That is what I had to do with my current settings. On day two - I was more accustomed to it.

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Nice shots, not easy to freeze this motion, well done.
So we start a German Shepherd in motion tread, yes? , i'll play.


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Oct 13, 2015 08:07 |  #672

avdbrandt wrote in post #17743353 (external link)
Nice shots mate :-), great colors and sharpness , any reason why you use f8 on these shots?.

F8 just seems to be the sweet spot on my copy of the lens, even though 6.3 is perfectly acceptable for shots like these. Since these are really just snapshots, I set up in Manual with auto ISO and don't adjust much. I don't worry about auto ISO on the 6 D. Thanks for the comment.


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Oct 16, 2015 10:54 |  #673

Here's a few of mine from last night. Enjoy!

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Oct 16, 2015 19:44 |  #674

Heavy Crop, and of course when the flew off, the flew in the opposite direction of me. (Murphys Law) Oh well, next time
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Oct 16, 2015 20:13 as a reply to  @ Bianchi's post |  #675

Perfect timing, beautiful shots! I love the sky shots also, i didn't think you could get that kind of photo with this lens. I'm going to try my hand at it soon.




  
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