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Dec 23, 2005 23:21 |  #1

Got out to the park this afternoon,. still had a few hours of Sunlight.. if yoiu could call it that. Hide and seek behind the think clouds. Still it did shine through on occasion..

I started with the basics,. Ducks and Dogs :)

Samples don't show lens' full potential as with the low light I was pumping ISO anywhaere from 320 to 1600

Femail Malard @ 800mm
1/250th, f/5.6, ISO 320

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A 100% crop taken prior to any sharpening...

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Obligatory Duck Butt Shott
1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 640
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Big Blue @ 800mm
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So far I'm not at all concerned about the optics.. but I am concerned about how much more difficult this lens is to use and get good results from as compared to my Canon 500mm. At 2/3 more weight and no IS, slower aperture and therefroe slower shutter speeds in equal light.. handling this lens is a real trial. Even with a monster Gitzo tripod and a solid gimble head you can see the image moving all over @ 800mm..

On the other hand,. both the Zoom flexibility and the extreme focal length.. are truly amazing.... and this in a Zoom lens that is optically the equal of most Primes..

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Dec 23, 2005 23:25 |  #2

Pretty impressive, CDS. Considering that light only travels at 186,000 miles per second, have you ever considered how many hours it takes to travel from one end of that beast to the other?

That duck might have been miles away before the image reached your sensor.


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Dec 23, 2005 23:32 |  #3

WOW!! I'm sure you're going to have lots of fun learning the ins and out of that beast. Hope to see lots of your posts.:)
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Dec 24, 2005 08:24 |  #4

looks impressive to me too, but what i want to know was how far away your subjects were. 1/4 mile or 1/2mile inquiring minds want to know


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Dec 24, 2005 09:37 as a reply to  @ wolverinesr1's post |  #5

Inital tests look promising under the circumstances. Keep us updated with pictures and your honest assessment of this lens if you would please.

That is one mean, grumpy, leave me alone dog shot as I have seen. He looks like he has alot of stories he could tell.




  
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Dec 24, 2005 10:27 |  #6

The lens can produce impressive shots, I just don't know how people are able to use it successfully. You're showing it can be done.


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Dec 24, 2005 13:16 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #7

sparker1 wrote:
The lens can produce impressive shots, I just don't know how people are able to use it successfully. You're showing it can be done.

Barely.. it's was a tricky tricky day of shooting and my keeper ratio is waaaaaay down compared to the Canon 500mm.


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Dec 24, 2005 13:21 as a reply to  @ Blue Deuce's post |  #8

Blue Deuce wrote:
That is one mean, grumpy, leave me alone dog shot as I have seen. He looks like he has alot of stories he could tell.

Looks can be deciveing I guess,. Roo is the younger (by a few minutes) of two sisters that have lived with me these past 13 plus years. They will be 14 on January 9th. Roo,. being the baby is a sucker for attention and they are both two of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet.

there my Stage dogs,. come to work with me everyday and have fans and signed autographs from the likes of Classicl musicians as well as pop stars including Dave Matthews, YoYo Ma.. Itzhak Perlman.. Lyle Lovitt,. etc... :)


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