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I think I thought I thunk,,just before I made a stunk !

  
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Wish I could have gotten closer. Looks like a broken foot.


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Apr 25, 2018 16:31 |  #8119

Messing around in the backyard taking some shots of some backyard critters with my 100-400 F/4.5-5.6II + 1.4 III extender. My backyard is not as good as Jeff's. ;)


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Apr 25, 2018 16:34 |  #8120

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Messing around in the backyard taking some shots of some backyard critters with my 100-400 F/4.5-5.6II + 1.4 III extender. My backyard is not as good as Jeff's. ;)







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Nobody’s is !  :p


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Apr 25, 2018 17:49 |  #8121

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Nobody’s is !  :p



[QUOTE=McNeese72;18613​472]Messing around in the backyard taking some shots of some backyard critters with my 100-400 F/4.5-5.6II + 1.4 III extender. My backyard is not as good as Jeff's. ;)







Doc[/QUOTEHa..You guys are funny. Is my yard really that good ??? Yes I've had a few critters here and there !! But man... It's just a yard with Ontario's big game walking through regular.

Well maybe a little..


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Apr 25, 2018 18:11 as a reply to  @ Pondrader's post |  #8122

Jeff,,,this one will do ,,,untill you can get a close-up !


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Apr 25, 2018 19:20 |  #8123

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Jeff,,,this one will do ,,,untill you can get a close-up !

OK but their not easy to get close to.. lol


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Apr 25, 2018 19:22 |  #8124

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Messing around in the backyard taking some shots of some backyard critters with my 100-400 F/4.5-5.6II + 1.4 III extender. My backyard is not as good as Jeff's. ;)







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Nice shots but enjoy what you have. To cross my backyard in a vertical orientation still requires snowshoes and a bit of luck. Even pondrader isn't completely clear of winter yet. I'm not complaining, I'd just like more time to enjoy this wonderful hobby.

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Apr 25, 2018 22:13 |  #8125

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Apr 25, 2018 23:06 |  #8126

When I wasn't messing around in my backyard shooting critters with my 7D2 and 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 II, I was using the combination to shoot this.

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Apr 26, 2018 01:54 |  #8127

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If all goes I might be ordering a 400mm prime and a 2X III in a few weeks. I'll see what both the 1.4 and 2X do.

Well let me tell you from my recent lens upgrade it gets worse not better trying to determine correct MA.....especially going wider in aperture as you will with a prime . My 100-400 with 1.4x was fairly narrow DOF even at f5.6 or ( f8 with the Extender ) at 400mm but going to a prime of either f4 and in my case f2.8 (I recently aquired a ef400mm f2.8 MII ) was a nightmare to work out what was correct on the MA side even with an extender pushing out the F rating by a stop or 2 ....I was continually on the edge of the DOF when I tested the lens at F2.8 or f4 and I couldnt get a consistent result no matter how hard I tried . And that included mounting the damn lens and camera on a tripod using Lens align targets etc. And after reading the links above you supplied (especially second link) I now understand why there is a camera body adjustment as well as Camera MA and its this MA and AF adjustment that may necessitate me getting Canon Service to test my current lens calibration to determine if its correct or not with and without my extender

And to date my fix?....Use f4 minimum with desired being f5.6 and above. I leave f2.8 to only be used when I have no choice because of light conditions . Defeating the purpose I suppose of getting the f2.8 however the lens certainly makes up for this minor niggle when I nail a shot on target. Below is one I nailed a few weeks ago and this can be compared with my 100-400mm images I have posted here previously.

BTW...Dont get me wrong I still love my 100-400mm as its just so flexible and for a zoom the images are unbelievably sharp its just that now with my prime and a 1.4x I get prime quality sharpness even with the extender on at 560mm f4 and that is great for stuff like Birds etc where I need all the help I can get both in focal length and extra af points that f 8 doesnt give me.


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Apr 26, 2018 08:42 |  #8128

clipper_from_oz wrote in post #18613776 (external link)
Well let me tell you from my recent lens upgrade it gets worse not better trying to determine correct MA.....especially going wider in aperture as you will with a prime . My 100-400 with 1.4x was fairly narrow DOF even at f5.6 or ( f8 with the Extender ) at 400mm but going to a prime of either f4 and in my case f2.8 (I recently aquired a ef400mm f2.8 MII ) was a nightmare to work out what was correct on the MA side even with an extender pushing out the F rating by a stop or 2 ....I was continually on the edge of the DOF when I tested the lens at F2.8 or f4 and I couldnt get a consistent result no matter how hard I tried . And that included mounting the damn lens and camera on a tripod using Lens align targets etc. And after reading the links above you supplied (especially second link) I now understand why there is a camera body adjustment as well as Camera MA and its this MA and AF adjustment that may necessitate me getting Canon Service to test my current lens calibration to determine if its correct or not with and without my extender

And to date my fix?....Use f4 minimum with desired being f5.6 and above. I leave f2.8 to only be used when I have no choice because of light conditions . Defeating the purpose I suppose of getting the f2.8 however the lens certainly makes up for this minor niggle when I nail a shot on target. Below is one I nailed a few weeks ago and this can be compared with my 100-400mm images I have posted here previously.

BTW...Dont get me wrong I still love my 100-400mm as its just so flexible and for a zoom the images are unbelievably sharp its just that now with my prime and a 1.4x I get prime quality sharpness even with the extender on at 560mm f4 and that is great for stuff like Birds etc where I need all the help I can get both in focal length and extra af points that f 8 doesnt give me.
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I think Clipper your fighting is an age old conflict. I have a friend that has spend more money than I will ever slap down on camera gear in my lifetime in an effort to find the sharpness he's looking for.
honestly I'm not sure what the answer is but I'm definitely not a believer in the prime for wildlife. I have so many reasons it could fill a book. What an interesting thread that would make.

At the moment I am reduced to a 7D and this is the 70-300Lmm


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Apr 26, 2018 08:48 |  #8129

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I think Clipper your fighting is an ago old conflict. I have a friend that has spend more money than I will ever slap down on camera gear in my lifetime in an effort to find the sharpness he's looking.
honestly I'm not sure what the answer is but I'm definitely not a believer in the prime for wildlife. I have so many reasons it could fill a book. What an interesting thread that would make.

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Jeff, you could probably take good wildlife photos with one of those old disposable film cameras they used to sell. ;)

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Apr 26, 2018 09:29 |  #8130

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Jeff, you could probably take good wildlife photos with one of those old disposable film cameras they used to sell. ;)

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Thanks Doc, That is the consensus I battle now.. But I'm just a guy and a camera what ever it maybe. lol

I switched the lens to the 100-400LII and found the first thing I missed on the 7D was being able to move my focus point.. being stuck in the middle is a real drag. 50% less in-focus images

I was not worrying to much about proper framing. Getting the most pixels on target goes completely out the window.


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