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Oct 12, 2008 20:31 |  #1

I find that they love to fish so close to my that the 400mm F5.6L can not focus on them without tubes.

All taken with a 20D, 400 ISO, F8 and 400mm F5.6L.

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One thing that I noticed was that if I am using servo with a super fast focusing lens like the 70-200mm F4L or 400mm F5.6L I get 90%+ keepers vs.40% with my old arc form drive focus lenses. I see the true power of ring USM and L. I am not afraid to shoot wide open anymore.
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Oct 12, 2008 20:42 |  #2

Way cool... I love the 3rd shot. Very unique angle. :)


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Oct 12, 2008 21:32 |  #3

Thanks much Zipline.
Nick


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Oct 13, 2008 03:21 |  #4

The last one is a killer shot. Well done.


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Oct 13, 2008 06:14 |  #5

Great set Nick. Gotta wonder how they don't break their necks.


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Oct 13, 2008 18:53 |  #6

Thanks much everyone. I am actually getting pertty good at shooing birds when I get some good glass.
Nick


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