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Dec 10, 2015 18:05 |  #7606

alexandr6868 wrote in post #17806124 (external link)
I am using the Kenko 1.4x Pro DGX. I definitely get more detail (I did some tests when I bought the extender) when there is good light and when I manage to avoid handshake (I shoot without a tripod). The best results with the extender are at f10 (conclusion after testing).

Which is f/7.1 without the extender...


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Dec 10, 2015 22:14 as a reply to  @ post 17814260 |  #7607

Very nice ! Geddy Lee fan, by any chance ?


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Dec 10, 2015 23:31 |  #7608

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Very nice , Geddy Lee fan, by any chance ?

More Chris Squire than Geddy, but he is good too.


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Dec 11, 2015 06:18 as a reply to  @ post 17814251 |  #7609

Pretty across a two lane road. Thanks for the comments.


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Dec 11, 2015 12:39 |  #7610

archer1960 wrote in post #17814427 (external link)
Which is f/7.1 without the extender...

Exactly! One 3rd from wide open.


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Dec 11, 2015 12:41 |  #7611

salsa-king wrote in post #17813944 (external link)
maybe asked loads of times before.. (I've not seen it though)

I'm liking the Tamron 150-600.. but wonder if anyone with it also tried the Canon el 100-400L?

If so what was the difference for you - I know the extra 200mm ;)


I'm tempted by both lens'. I've been very happy with my Tamron 17-50 f2.8vc lens. I'd also like the f2.8 vc 70-200 (can't have everything at once) :(


I like taking photos at Track day events etc.. so thought the 70-200 wouldn't be enough. Where as a 100-400 or the 150-600 would then give me the extra 'zoom'

Any advice will be gratefully received :)

Are you talking about the new 100-400 (100-400 II), or the old one?


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Dec 11, 2015 12:52 as a reply to  @ post 17813097 |  #7612

I will share myself the settings I prefer on 7D2 on first chance. Thank you MedicineMan for yours.

Bill, Chris and Ed, nice pictures. Plenty sharp, good light, and from a good distance!


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Dec 11, 2015 13:43 |  #7613

Alexander I have to admit at this point my settings are continually evolving BUT with the 7Dii you can have at least 3 different profiles set up in the memories and different profiles to your back buttons....just taking me a while to get a mental wrap on it all.

Now a word about the Sony a77ii. I've done MFA on some of the EOS lenses and bodies with FoCal.
So I get the a77ii and this thread spurred me to study if and how.
I found a neat thread somewhere on the net where it's most Sony posters. They were going through all the different methods/software like Focal,
the pyramid, etc.
One lady posted up something I found very interesting. Here are her directions-

'I think my way of testing is a bit less sophisticated but it works for me in real life situations:
1. I have set my af/mf button on the back of my camera to toggle and I have set the focus peaking to bright yellow and on.
2. I press the af/mf button on the back of my camera to switch to manaul focus with peaking set to on. I manually focus on something with high contrast.
3. Then I press the af/mf button once again to switch back to af. Then I half press my shutter release button for engaging the af and if the lens moves then I need to micro adjust. If you look closely in which direction the lens moves then you know whether the lens back- or front focusses.
4. In my last step I just adjust the micro adjust for so long until there is no "correction" done when engaging the af.'

It is the simplest method of MFA I've ever heard of, can be done in the field, can be repeated so quickly.
So I did it and nothing moved with the Tam 150/600, so woohoo on that.

I don't think this applied to Canon bodies or does it? On a Canon body can we not assign a button on the back for manual focus? I know we can
assign one for AF back button focusing. It would have to be done in live view of course.
Anyway just me thinking out loud.

Here's one at 600mm, 70% crop


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Dec 11, 2015 14:00 |  #7614

Same 'model' but this time from 20 feet versus 30 feet in the shot before. Lost the blue sky as a background but seeing the old truism
that the closer you get the sharper the (any) lens will be-

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Dec 11, 2015 15:44 |  #7615

We went 'hawking' today.
Will this is close as I could get, best guess 150 yards.

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Dec 12, 2015 08:42 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #7616

Nice for the distance. I got some of those the same day after he left the pole.


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Dec 13, 2015 09:18 |  #7617

Makes a great (if large) zoo lens. A few zoo snaps for you all from back when that yellow object was in the sky.

Baby Yellow Mongese having a scrap

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Small clawed Otter, think this was a cub

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"Are you look'n at me?!" I still think of a Warthog as a "Pumba"

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Dec 13, 2015 09:22 |  #7618

Very nice set Lester!


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Dec 13, 2015 12:21 |  #7619

Tamron plus 6D on a morning hike through a local natural area. This bird was FAR away landing in the treetops on the other side of a small lake. Didn't think it would be any good. Cropped about 60%. It still looks pretty good, especially with the backlighting of the wings. 600mm ISO1250 1/1250 sec

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Dec 13, 2015 12:25 |  #7620

Very nice Ed, but holy cow hasn't anybody told you the 6d can't do action?!:lol:


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