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Jan 31, 2016 09:59 |  #4546

Trying out my darkest lens, the 300f4L, with my new EF-S focusing screen for the 60D to see how dark the view really is. It works fine with my 53 year old eyes, yeah it's a little darker but worth it for me. Both of these indoors, manually focused, pretty dark conditions. Apologies for ISO 6400 on a 60D, but if I can focus manually in this light then it works for me.


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Jan 31, 2016 10:08 |  #4547

With the EF-S focusing screen on the 60D, it also allowed me to track the birds differently, once I grabbed focus (center point BBF) I could then track them with MF better than AI servo since at these distances/speeds I always have trouble keeping the center point on my target (and I can keep the framing simpler when I had the pair of eagles, not having to keep one on a focusing point).

The seagull is a mild crop, the eagles are pretty heavy crops, not perfect but better than I can do with AF alone on this camera/lens combination. The 60D does not have MFA, and this helps work around that. My take is that with me shooting with this camera and lens combination, phase detection is the fastest and least accurate, MF with the new focusing screen is in the middle for both speed and accuracy, and live view is the most accurate and slowest way for me to focus now. Combining AF and MF with the focusing screen works well for me so far.


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Feb 16, 2016 20:32 |  #4548

Always a fun lens to use.


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Feb 16, 2016 20:39 |  #4549

Its fun to use

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Feb 23, 2016 03:19 |  #4550

With x1.4ii

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Feb 25, 2016 16:01 |  #4551

One with the x2 converter on

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Feb 26, 2016 15:30 |  #4552

From my dog walk this evening

Still a great lens

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Feb 29, 2016 05:39 |  #4553

Methodical wrote in post #17800670 (external link)
Nice shot^^^. I still love my 300. It's one of my lenses that have survived the buy and sells. I don't plan to get rid of it either because of how versatile it is - portraits, micro, wildlife and sharp.


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nice shot!

^^ Thanks fellas :-) Indeed, a really versatile glass. ^^


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Mar 06, 2016 10:38 |  #4554

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Mar 14, 2016 23:22 |  #4556

Hey Patrick, Really like your work, something to aspire to. I have a question, when using the 300 are you using the IS, or is the lens on a tripod/monopod? Or do you use it ever?


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Mar 15, 2016 01:16 |  #4557

mazda21 wrote in post #17935728 (external link)
Hey Patrick, Really like your work, something to aspire to. I have a question, when using the 300 are you using the IS, or is the lens on a tripod/monopod? Or do you use it ever?

^^ Thanks brotha :-) I noticed a hit/miss when IS is turned on so it's always OFF and handheld. ^^


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Mar 15, 2016 14:35 |  #4558

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^^ Thanks brotha :-) I noticed a hit/miss when IS is turned on so it's always OFF and handheld. ^^
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Great capture - as always.


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Mar 15, 2016 18:26 |  #4559

patrickf117 wrote in post #17935824 (external link)
^^ Thanks brotha :-) I noticed a hit/miss when IS is turned on so it's always OFF and handheld. ^^
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Wow! No IS and handheld. Very impressive! Again great work Pat.


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Apr 11, 2016 12:51 |  #4560

Spring is coming and the birds are back...


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The osprey pair are back at the Boulder County Fairgrounds ospreycam (just google "osprey cam boulder" and you'll see the youtube stream, but mostly they are fishing, nest building and mating until they lay eggs):


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I saw the Swainson's hawk had returned the other day too, I'll start carrying the camera over there...



  
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