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5d3 + 70-200mm 2.8 is II = not good enough?

 
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Jan 17, 2013 08:57 |  #16

Seems like a lot of my complaining was for not... This morning, armed with all your advise, I decided to try it again.

After inspecting my lens it seems the front element had some smudge marks on it from either my 4 or 2 year old that I did not notice. After a good cleaning with my microfiber cloth and zeiss wipes I went for it again.

Today I bundled up and sat a chair in my yard and just kind of kept still till my friends arrived and it seems my shots are much clearer now. I took shots at many different apertures to see if there was my difference, and there was.

This shot is a 100% crop with a little sharpening.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me... when spring rolls around I will really get into this bird shots and put some great stuff up I hope.


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Jan 17, 2013 09:01 |  #17

Are you using DPP to process your photos? Make sure you're applying sharpening...


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Jan 17, 2013 09:18 |  #18

Do you recommend using that over ACR in cs6?


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Jan 17, 2013 09:19 as a reply to  @ Allan.L's post |  #19

I think the light helped you out as well. Glad you're on the right path to figuring everything out.....


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Jan 17, 2013 13:12 as a reply to  @ Duane N's post |  #20

That looks great for a 100% crop. Get closer to get even better IQ ;) The less you crop, the better the IQ will be.


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Jan 17, 2013 13:36 |  #21

Yup, lighting is really important, especially if you're going to crop 100%. But, I think you'd really benefit from an extender. That way you can still use that lens, zoom in further without disturbing the birds. Sometimes it's just better to have that extra distance as an option to save yourself from frustration. And that lens takes an extender really well.


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Jan 17, 2013 13:42 |  #22

I have issues with my 70-200 and 24-70 at F2.8 if i don't use single point focus and one of the cross type sensors, if i put it onto zone it just focuses close like what yours is doing, then back to point focus and it instantly grabs focus perfect.. Something strange going on there and I've never worked out why. (Also on 5dmk3)


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Jan 17, 2013 23:27 as a reply to  @ superclarkey's post |  #23

Much better
Pick up that 2x TC now and really have some fun.



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Jan 26, 2013 04:32 |  #24

I was using the above combo the other day stacked with the new Canon 2XIII extender, and focusing was snappy and responsive. The IQ was very good considering. Still think for general photography, my 70-200 F4 IS is visually as sharp, much cheaper and much lighter and will get me similar results. Great lens the mkII though dont get me wrong.


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Jan 26, 2013 05:00 |  #25

Were you shooting from an open window or door of your home when you made the unsharp images? If so, the problem may have been atmospheric.


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