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Sep 13, 2016 21:38 |  #4471

A few weeks ago I was ready to give up on this lens because I was just not getting along with it on the 80D. Well, the 5D4 has breathed new life into this optic for me; it's AMAZING. Sharp, fast, beautiful colors. It's like I got a new lens.


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Sep 14, 2016 04:48 |  #4472

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A few weeks ago I was ready to give up on this lens because I was just not getting along with it on the 80D. Well, the 5D4 has breathed new life into this optic for me; it's AMAZING. Sharp, fast, beautiful colors. It's like I got a new lens.

What wasn't working for you on the 80D? Focus, look, handling?

(Good shots BTW)


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Sep 14, 2016 05:39 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #4473

For some reason I just wasn't getting good results with that camera and this lens; details were smeared/not sharp, sort of had a 50L-esque glow to them.


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Sep 14, 2016 05:49 |  #4474

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For some reason I just wasn't getting good results with that camera and this lens; details were smeared/not sharp, sort of had a 50L-esque glow to them.

That's odd. Is that through the viewfinder only (i.e. is it good via Liveview, or manually focussed)?


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Sep 14, 2016 08:58 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #4475

Here's the post I made in this thread about it: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18103997

There's a few test shots a couple of posts later after that.


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Sep 14, 2016 09:14 |  #4476

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Here's the post I made in this thread about it: https://photography-on-the.net …showthread.php?​p=18103997

There's a few test shots a couple of posts later after that.

Ah yes - I did see those earlier on. For a 1.6x crop you generally need 1.6x the shutter speed, and the 1/focal length rule tends to fall down a bit at longer focal lengths (i.e. you tend to need faster speeds than you'd think). E.g. probably faster than 1/400 on FF and faster than 1/640 on a crop - though obviously that's ignoring IS, and the fact you might need to go even higher for your subject.

If you haven't done some tests using a tripod and Liveview it might be worth your time - just to prove the lens is physically capable of producing a sharp shot on the 80D; then you can start to check out focus (MFA, if you haven't already), and look into shutter speed issues.


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Sep 14, 2016 10:20 |  #4477

A couple of sports shots taken with the lens.


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Sep 16, 2016 04:39 |  #4478

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DigiDirect advertise their best prices, which I like. CameraPro (city and the Valley) do as well. Both stores have knowledgeable staff, and their prices are generally the most competitive. Both have 10% off sales twice a year, on average.

I don't bother with Teds. JB HiFi are sometimes cheaper on sale. That's about it in Brisbane, since PhotoContinental shut its doors.

I don't mind Teds, my local shop in Maroochydore is pretty good with dudes who know their stuff. They'll price match Australian Stock.

They also have a 14 day exchange guarantee which is good. I was going to buy a Sigma 1.4 Art from CameraPro in Brisvegas, and when I quizzed them about swapping it if it was no good, they told me that they do not do that and send it to Sigma for repair should there be an issue. So I would much rather buy from someone with a bit more purchase peace of mind.




  
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Sep 16, 2016 16:22 |  #4479

So true George


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Sep 16, 2016 16:27 |  #4480

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I was looking at the reflections in the eyes to see the rest of your lounge, as, you know, it's got to be stuffed and mounted. Otherwise I'd be feeling really bad about my non-existent skills at photographing wild animals ;-)a


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Sep 16, 2016 16:38 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #4481

Lol thats a really great compliment sploo ,...Thank you


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Sep 16, 2016 16:58 |  #4482

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Lol thats a really great compliment sploo ,...Thank you

I'm just doing a mental calculation of how close you'd actually need to be to a critter of that size at 286mm on a crop in order to get a frame like that (unless it's massively cropped). I'm surprised you didn't bump into it ;-)a


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Sep 16, 2016 17:04 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #4483

I would say 10 feet or less.. They will come very close at times. I kneel or sit right on there ground without blind. Ive had them come inside my min focus distance


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I would say 10 feet or less.. They will come very close at times. I kneel or sit right on there ground without blind. Ive had them come inside my min focus distance
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Crazy. I assume you have to be very still, and stay there for a long time in order gain their confidence/not be seen as a threat?

I did once read a funny article from a birder who slid on his stomach some insane distance on a tray (over a long period of time) to end up in the middle of a large flock of birds. They were so disinterested/didn't consider him a threat that some started to go to sleep around him, and he was struggling with the minimum focus distance.
Now me, I'm a d*ck, and would have had the overwhelming urge to suddenly jump up and shout SURPRISE!

But maybe that's why I don't get any decent wildlife shots.


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Sep 16, 2016 17:47 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #4485

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