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Apr 21, 2015 03:52 |  #76

Well done David and great light.
Are these typically 600mm? Your copy is really dialled in and sharp.

At 600mm and f/8, I'm surprised at the thin depth of field I get. I am trying to take enough test shots to see if mine is dialed in properly, because I'm not getting much feather detail.

Would you mind sharing your settings of the robin, for example, and how far away you were? Puplicly or in a PM.
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Apr 21, 2015 09:28 |  #77

Immaculens wrote in post #17525982 (external link)
Well done David and great light.
Are these typically 600mm? Your copy is really dialled in and sharp.

At 600mm and f/8, I'm surprised at the thin depth of field I get. I am trying to take enough test shots to see if mine is dialed in properly, because I'm not getting much feather detail.

Would you mind sharing your settings of the robin, for example, and how far away you were? Puplicly or in a PM.
Thank-you


Thanks Immaculens. All but the first goose picture are at 600. That picture is at 388. I agree that the depth of field is narrow!! The robin pic was at 600mm, 1/320, f8, ISO 800. I am overall happy with the sharpness I get from this lens. It doesn't hold up super well in 100% crops, but for a $1000 600mm lens...... I've never had a real telephoto before so I don't know how it compares to some of the big primes.

Here's a set of 3 100% crops. The first two are the head and body from the robin picture I posted. The third is from the next image in the series. Slightly better feather detail on the body, but the head wasn't quite as sharp which is why I posted the other one originally.

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Also, when looking at these at 100% they are certainly oversharpened!!



  
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Apr 21, 2015 09:39 |  #78

I just got back from the post office with my new lens and quickly took pictures of a wood pigeon outside my window (using monopod).


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Apr 21, 2015 17:02 |  #79

davidmtml wrote in post #17526257 (external link)
Thanks Immaculens. All but the first goose picture are at 600. That picture is at 388. I agree that the depth of field is narrow!! The robin pic was at 600mm, 1/320, f8, ISO 800. I am overall happy with the sharpness I get from this lens. It doesn't hold up super well in 100% crops, but for a $1000 600mm lens...... I've never had a real telephoto before so I don't know how it compares to some of the big primes.

Thanks David - how far away was the robin?

I took this one today, messing around. I have a plugin for Lightroom that shows you where the focus point is - and interestingly, of about 5 shots - this pic below had the focus point (center rectangle) on its head, whereas most others slightly missed the mark - and did not hold as much detail.

Not a major crop, but took a screen-shot of the uncropped vs cropped.


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Apr 21, 2015 17:06 |  #80

Sleepy Rabbit wrote in post #17526268 (external link)
I just got back from the post office with my new lens and quickly took pictures of a wood pigeon outside my window (using monopod).


Welcome & Congrats Sleepy Rabbit ~
Nice contributions and looking forward to more ~


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Apr 21, 2015 17:21 |  #81

just sitting at the computer.. time for dinner but one more for the night.


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Apr 21, 2015 17:23 |  #82

Immaculens wrote in post #17526871 (external link)
Thanks David - how far away was the robin?

I took this one today, messing around. I have a plugin for Lightroom that shows you where the focus point is - and interestingly, of about 5 shots - this pic below had the focus point (center rectangle) on its head, whereas most others slightly missed the mark - and did not hold as much detail.

Not a major crop, but took a screen-shot of the uncropped vs cropped.


My original picture posted is basically uncropped, so I was quite close...maybe 20 feet or so if I had to guess??




  
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Apr 21, 2015 17:25 as a reply to  @ davidmtml's post |  #83

its amazing detail - you got a great copy ~


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Apr 22, 2015 16:56 |  #84

Tonight's moon

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Just a small amount of sharpening in LR (the scenic setting), and levels adjusted a bit. Then cropped

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Apr 22, 2015 17:43 |  #85

Very Nice! Did you use around f/11?


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Apr 22, 2015 18:00 |  #86

Have not had sun for a few days, so here is one from a few days ago...

My ZEUS!


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Apr 22, 2015 21:18 |  #87

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Have not had sun for a few days, so here is one from a few days ago...

My ZEUS!

Handsome young man you got there :)


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Apr 22, 2015 21:23 |  #88

Thanks, he is well loved ~ 10th D-Day in May ~


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Apr 23, 2015 02:29 |  #89

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Very Nice! Did you use around f/11?

I updated the meta data - F7.1

There's the full size 1796x1796 version on flickr

and here's a full size crop

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Apr 23, 2015 09:54 |  #90

Its really too bad that Lightroom 5.7 does not have a lens profile for this (C) lens.

I've been using the Sport profile...

I'm certainly not buying Lr6 just to get a profile


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