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Sep 29, 2017 11:27 |  #1

This is a follow up to a post in the bird section. In brief summary, I was commenting on my difficulties focusing my tamron 150-600mm on a gimbal mount. I found most images not sharp no matter what the shutter speed. Was I using the gimbal wrong? Was I doing something wrong with the lens? Many experiments later, and some very good input from the forum including an article on gimbal mounts and holding of cameras I went out to test yet again. Here is the link to the article:

https://www.outdoorpho​tographer.com …lens-tips-and-techniques/ (external link)

I went to a different location, simply because I got tired of taking pictures of the same chickens every time. Went to a nature preserve where wild turkeys are all over the place, until you arrive with a camera. I ended up taking pictures of ground squirrels. They were available, and allowed me to test the methodology. I was pleased with the results. I got the sharpness I have come to expect from the lens, even at very low shutter speeds. Take a look and see.

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Latest-Uploads/Rancho-San-Antonio-Ground-Squirrels/i-B9mPhhB/0/35cdd5cd/O/3S9B9673.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://larryhendler.s​mugmug.com …rels/i-B9mPhhB/A&lb=1&s=A  (external link)
Rancho San Antonio (external link) by Ground Squirrels (external link) on Smugmug

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Rancho San Antonio (external link) by Ground Squirrels (external link) on Smugmug

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Rancho San Antonio (external link) by Ground Squirrels (external link) on Smugmug

IMAGE: https://photos.smugmug.com/Latest-Uploads/Rancho-San-Antonio-Ground-Squirrels/i-K9fSVr9/0/39d6d46a/O/3S9B9778%20bw.jpg
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Rancho San Antonio (external link) by Ground Squirrels (external link) on Smugmug

As always your C & C is welcomed and appreciated

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Sep 29, 2017 15:34 |  #2

These look very good indeed, Larry!
Cute little critters too. :-P


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Sep 29, 2017 15:37 |  #3

Glad you made it through the fire swamp!


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Sep 29, 2017 15:38 |  #4

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18462965 (external link)
Glad you made it through the fire swamp!

It ticks a couple of times to warn you.


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Oct 05, 2017 09:22 |  #5

Nice shots, Larry. Looks like the 150-600 is working well for you.


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Oct 06, 2017 11:18 |  #6

philk54 wrote in post #18466467 (external link)
Nice shots, Larry. Looks like the 150-600 is working well for you.

The lens is wonderful, but it is a light hog. To get to decent shutter speeds, I typically need high ISO. In full daylight it is more forgiving. I have lately been mounting on a gimbal mount, and it has taken a bit of work to get the whole system to play nicely together, but I can now get consistent sharp
results.


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