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Aug 06, 2017 15:22 |  #2866

CheleA wrote in post #18420685 (external link)
I have been admiring many of the pictures posted in this forum. I noticed many of the images are slightly "soft", is this due to the lens' design, hand-holding this beast, or the tripods not being up to par? Or simply due to additional cropping (on top of the other variables)?

Another possibility is atmospheric conditions. Moist air, smog, and other atmospheric "junk" can affect IQ, especially at greater distances between lens and subject.


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Aug 06, 2017 19:47 |  #2867

Not as colorful as the others but it is a king fisher

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Aug 06, 2017 21:51 |  #2868

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18420699 (external link)
Another possibility is atmospheric conditions. Moist air, smog, and other atmospheric "junk" can affect IQ, especially at greater distances between lens and subject.

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Aug 08, 2017 06:36 |  #2869

There's a lot of really crisp sharpness in so many pics in this thread. Very impressive! Anyone using MF very often?

Right now my biggest issue with this lens is manually focusing. The focus ring is quite stiff, and jerky feeling, while trying to rotate it in attemps to fine tune the focus through Live View. I'll be using this lens on one of my crop bodies for the upcoming eclipse, especially shots of the corona. Last night I ran some bracketed shots practicing MF on the moon & noticed the stiff focus ring issue. I had been using AF but switched it over to MF to see if I could fine tune it in better. Between the slight bouncing around at 600mm & stiff ring it became a bit frustrating. Any suggestions on how to nail the focus of an eclipse corona with this lens?




  
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Aug 08, 2017 12:31 |  #2870

Here are two bird-shots I made while I was on holiday in Denmark. Really love the reach and IQ this lens gives me... Lot's of feathers etc. on the 100% crops.


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Aug 08, 2017 12:32 |  #2871

Also shot a few butterflies. 600mm really helps getting a good background :)


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Aug 08, 2017 14:18 |  #2872

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Also shot a few butterflies. 600mm really helps getting a good background :)
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I got a little confused with the lens that is mentioned over the pictures - Canon 100-400 II. I think you may need to update it to the Sigma 150-600 C




  
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Aug 10, 2017 02:47 |  #2873

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Aug 11, 2017 12:51 |  #2874


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Aug 12, 2017 03:28 as a reply to  @ spotz04's post |  #2875

I use manual focus quite a bit and never really notice the focus ring sticking. Perhaps you might need to wear it in a bit. I find the tripod foot provides a decent support in the hand whilst putting the focus ring in exactly the right spot to turn.

One from yesterday 600mm handheld 1/500 OS1, f10, ISO500

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Aug 12, 2017 10:46 as a reply to  @ PINNACLE's post |  #2876

Wow, what a great shot! It is so hard to focus on dragonflies in flight. Well done!

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Aug 13, 2017 13:16 |  #2877

@pinnacle: Very nice 'dragonfly in flight', congratulations!

Here are two more birds I shot during my holiday...


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Aug 13, 2017 14:41 |  #2879

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Aug 13, 2017 16:15 |  #2880

Orogeny wrote in post #18425788 (external link)
Wow, what a great shot! It is so hard to focus on dragonflies in flight. Well done!

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