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Apr 26, 2017 13:03 |  #2566

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It's like you were eye level with the bird! Another great shot!

Thanks Paul, I almost was buddy. It was a weird experience because it kept following me around, Every time i walked off it stayed with me lol.



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Apr 26, 2017 18:41 |  #2567

UK_MARK wrote in post #18339165 (external link)
Thanks Paul, I almost was buddy. It was a weird experience because it kept following me around, Every time i walked off it stayed with me lol.

Well you definitely took advantage of it Mark! :D


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Apr 26, 2017 22:35 |  #2568

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Kestrel in flight, No editing at all apart from resize, How it came out of cam.


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Wowza!
I am guessing this is an example of why flash fill is a good idea for wildlife sometimes?


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Apr 27, 2017 00:14 |  #2569

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I just placed an order for a 7dmk2 to replace my old 550d to pair with the Sigma. Looking forward to using it and posting the results!

7D Mark II is a fantastic camera for this lens.

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Apr 27, 2017 09:57 |  #2570

Two from today from my new camera 5ds:


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Apr 27, 2017 13:02 |  #2572

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Wowza!
I am guessing this is an example of why flash fill is a good idea for wildlife sometimes?

No fill flash used, Thanks Jake.



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Apr 27, 2017 14:09 |  #2573

So what is the distance you all consider to be the maximal distance in terms of getting an OK quality shot.
Went for a walk and took this shot hand held, target was between 64 meter (65 yards) and 100 meter (109 yards), this photo from a series of 20 shots was the best.
There was no way I could get closer at that time, so maybe I should not even try.

For me I think max is 30 meters?, so what are your experiences, opinions about this topic, any thoughts?

Any tips to get a decent long distance shot?


Second question is if I better use spot metering (I used matrix ), i figured that my exposure was 1 stop under, hence the noise and bad quality, so would a proper exposure make things somewhat better?


Thanks Antwan


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Apr 27, 2017 16:34 |  #2574

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So what is the distance you all consider to be the maximal distance in terms of getting an OK quality shot.
Went for a walk and took this shot hand held, target was between 64 meter (65 yards) and 100 meter (109 yards), this photo from a series of 20 shots was the best.
There was no way I could get closer at that time, so maybe I should not even try.

For me I think max is 30 meters?, so what are your experiences, opinions about this topic, any thoughts?

Any tips to get a decent long distance shot?


Second question is if I better use spot metering (I used matrix ), i figured that my exposure was 1 stop under, hence the noise and bad quality, so would a proper exposure make things somewhat better?


Thanks Antwan
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Hard to tell if your lens is front focusing or not but yes you are pushing the lens to its reasonable limits there. Keep in mind that super-telephoto lenses capture so much more atmospheric haze in our shots because we do tend to push the limits of cropping and subject distances :lol: So haze will kill detail in a big way, as can ISO... would have been interesting to see what an ISO 100 or 200 crop would look like but perhaps not much difference in this case as your shots were only 500...



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Apr 27, 2017 17:15 |  #2575

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No fill flash used, Thanks Jake.

Impressive!


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Apr 28, 2017 11:41 |  #2576

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Impressive!

Thanks Jake.



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Apr 28, 2017 11:42 |  #2577

Noticed this Egret flying across Langstone harbour as i was waiting for the owls to come out.

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Apr 28, 2017 14:11 as a reply to  @ Immaculens's post |  #2578

Will,

Thank for taking the time to reply (hope others could share best practices for this lens), the haze might be the biggest impact here since I had other pictures that shown lots of atmospheric haze in the background, then add the distance and underexposure and you have an issue.

So today I went for a quick walk again to shoot ducks in shorter distance and with spot metering (ETTR), I had to add +1 stop sometimes because the water fooled the light meter.
Results are much better and very sharp, i did not need to add sharpening in lightroom.

So from now on I will look for birds closer to me and master that first before I try longer shots.;-)a

thanks and have a nice day.


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Apr 28, 2017 14:13 as a reply to  @ UK_MARK's post |  #2579

Fantastic shot Mark, looks to me a bit oversharped (at least on my monitor),


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Apr 28, 2017 14:43 as a reply to  @ avdbrandt's post |  #2580

I like both but especially the first one.




  
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