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May 20, 2016 01:09 as a reply to  @ post 18012391 |  #1336

Nice pics, good exposures, did you use spot metering?, as I know birds and water are difficult to meter?


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May 20, 2016 01:13 |  #1337

I used evaluative metering and underexposed the Egret by 1 1/2 -2 stops and the CG by 1 to 1 1/2 stops. My standard\rd setup is wide open or 1 stop up ISO 640 and shoot in aperture mode


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May 20, 2016 01:58 |  #1338

Can I ask, is anyone using a optech strap with their lens? I'm looking at the dual version optech do. It. An take the weight, but wondered how the lens hung when strapped to the tripod support.


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May 20, 2016 05:46 |  #1339

agog wrote in post #18012784 (external link)
I used evaluative metering and underexposed the Egret by 1 1/2 -2 stops and the CG by 1 to 1 1/2 stops. My standard\rd setup is wide open or 1 stop up ISO 640 and shoot in aperture mode

good stuff sir, seems you know what you are doing, shows how important it is to have the exposure spot on.


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May 20, 2016 07:23 |  #1340

twinkle_2k86 wrote in post #18012803 (external link)
Can I ask, is anyone using a optech strap with their lens? I'm looking at the dual version optech do. It. An take the weight, but wondered how the lens hung when strapped to the tripod support.

I use an Optech strap, but it is attached to my 7D, not to the lens. I have the strap over my left shoulder and my left hand on the camera/lens to keep it from swinging as well as to bring it up to take a shot. I have done this for years, before with my Sigma 150-500 and now with my 150-600 C and it works well for me.

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May 20, 2016 08:04 |  #1341

I will say thats one thing that has changed me moving from my 1D3 to the 7DII
Before I had no issues carrying the combo by the camera grip and letting the lens hang. now with the 7DII I feel uncomfortable doing that like the lens will tear the mount out. The body just doesnt feel like it can handle the weight as well. So I always carry by the lens. I dont use straps but if i did it would be connected to the tripod foot not the body


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May 20, 2016 09:33 |  #1342

After a little adjustment with dock i'm more pleased with the result.

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May 20, 2016 09:57 |  #1343

I ordered the 150-600 C lens with the Sigma teleconverter. I was surprised to find out that it will not AF unless the conditions are very bright. I called Sigma and they said that was normal. I thought initially that Sigma had come up with some way for the lens TC combo to lie to the camera as Sigma and Tamron do with their f 6.3 lenses but apparently not. I sent the combo back and will order the bare lens. I guess I would do just as well sticking a Canon or Kenko TC on the lens.


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May 20, 2016 12:41 as a reply to  @ Larry Weinman's post |  #1344

f/8 at 600 mm with a 1.4 converter leaves not much room to play in low light auto focus will be a painstakingly slow.
Better to use the bare lens and crop.


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May 21, 2016 03:23 as a reply to  @ Orogeny's post |  #1345

Thank you for this, I'm not sure I would trust having the body strapped and not the lens, have you tried strapping the lens on the strap? And how did it hang then?


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May 21, 2016 10:55 |  #1346

twinkle_2k86 wrote in post #18013909 (external link)
Thank you for this, I'm not sure I would trust having the body strapped and not the lens, have you tried strapping the lens on the strap? And how did it hang then?

I have not. I bought the Sigma 150-500 in 2009 and upgraded to the 150-600 last December and I have always attached the strap to the camera. The lens points towards the ground in that configuration. I would assume that the camera/lens would be perpendicular to the ground if you attach the strap to the lens, but I have never tried it.

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May 21, 2016 11:26 as a reply to  @ twinkle_2k86's post |  #1347

If I put a strap on mine I use a black rapid strap and attach to the foot on the lens. the whole thing hangs upside down parallel to the ground. Works just fine. Mostly though I carry it in my hand by the foot. and a wrist strap for security.




  
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May 21, 2016 12:24 |  #1348

I have bought two straps, taken the snap hook from one of them and moved to the other, so that I have two snap hooks on one strap. One is fitted to the bottom of the camera and the other one is fitted to the bottom of the lens foot. This way I have it secured double, so if the one snap hook is broken the other one will hold both the camera and lens. I always keep an eye out for the strap to see if there is any wear.




  
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May 21, 2016 13:42 |  #1349

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May 22, 2016 00:35 |  #1350

I was out looking for yellow-headed blackbirds this afternoon and stumbled across this kingbird. I didn't realize it until I got home, but it appears that the kingbird has had a little mishap. It looks like it's eye is missing. After looking more closely at several different images from various points, I realized that it was getting around to different parts of the wetlands I was shooting in.

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