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Apr 07, 2009 19:38 |  #1

Here are a couple of blue jay shots from today. I tunned the micro adj. on the 100-400L. These are hand held with the IS off at f7.1.

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Apr 07, 2009 23:05 |  #2

Beautiful bird!


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Apr 08, 2009 03:54 |  #3

Couple of nice shots there, a very elegant looking bird.


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Apr 08, 2009 05:18 |  #4

Nice shots Johnathon. Was your Bazooka soft before you tuned it? I bet that 50D will save a lot of hair from other owners of that lens. ;)


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Apr 08, 2009 05:46 |  #5

jgrussell wrote in post #7688955 (external link)
Beautiful bird!

Thank you. We had a different bunch last year. This guy seems young and thin.

artyman wrote in post #7689889 (external link)
Couple of nice shots there, a very elegant looking bird.

Thanks for posting. I have always love the coloring of all of the jay's.

canonloader wrote in post #7690020 (external link)
Nice shots Johnathon. Was your Bazooka soft before you tuned it? I bet that 50D will save a lot of hair from other owners of that lens. ;)

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Yes it was softer and my technique was worse ha ha.Just a -4 on the adjust has helped .And turning off the IS while in bright light helps also. Had been looking at the 400 f5.6 lusting for a while. And decided to try turning off the IS it helped.


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Apr 08, 2009 05:57 |  #6

The 100-400 was one of the first big lenses I bought, but I bought used and the IS unit was bad. I had it repaired, but was just never satisfied with the sharpness from it and ended up selling it. If there had been micro-adjust back then, I might have ended up being very happy with it. :)


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Apr 08, 2009 06:58 |  #7

canonloader wrote in post #7690104 (external link)
The 100-400 was one of the first big lenses I bought, but I bought used and the IS unit was bad. I had it repaired, but was just never satisfied with the sharpness from it and ended up selling it. If there had been micro-adjust back then, I might have ended up being very happy with it. :)

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I have had this lens for 3 1/2 years. I love it but have always wanted it sharper. When the 50D was announced with micro adjust I was interested.Then after reports of people using it I just had to try it for myself.

It was hit and miss for me but I guess it finally hit ha ha. The other thing I learned was even with the slighest head movement of the subject I needed to quickly refocus.This was also a slow lesson to learn for me. Being used to using AI servo focus using one shot was a challenge.

That and learning all I can about processing raw files is starting to come together for me.


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Apr 08, 2009 07:12 |  #8

There are so many different parts of photography that just have to all be right to get that perfect image. It can be very frustrating, especially for action and bird photographers, cause nothing ever stays the same. But the equipment is the primary link. It has to be functioning right to start with, or all things that follow will never be right. I think micro-adjust is the best thing anyone has done to a camera in a hundred years. ;)


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Apr 08, 2009 07:28 |  #9

Excellent job!




  
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Apr 08, 2009 09:49 as a reply to  @ snowyowl13's post |  #10

. . . nice shots of the Jays ! :D


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Apr 08, 2009 10:02 |  #11

canonloader wrote in post #7690335 (external link)
There are so many different parts of photography that just have to all be right to get that perfect image. It can be very frustrating, especially for action and bird photographers, cause nothing ever stays the same. But the equipment is the primary link. It has to be functioning right to start with, or all things that follow will never be right. I think micro-adjust is the best thing anyone has done to a camera in a hundred years. ;)

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I have to agree with you on the micro adjust.Some call it a marketing gimmick.But for those that have a lens that just needs a little tunning it's great.It was the primary thing that attracted me to the 50D. As it is in my price point.Now that I have the 50D there is so much more that it has to offer I am glad I made the upgrade from the 30D.

You are right their are many things that have to be right for the better shot.When they line up it makes you feel great!

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Excellent job!

Thank you for the complement and the post !

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. . . nice shots of the Jays ! :D

Thank you. I love watching these guy's do the flyover and then calling for the peanuts. We put them out and here they come getting them one at a time.


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Apr 08, 2009 21:47 |  #12

Thought I would add a couple more. First he is calling for the peanut.Second he has the loot and is ready to make like a bird and fly.Not quite as sharp but enjoyable.


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Apr 08, 2009 22:11 as a reply to  @ johnathan's post |  #13

Great shots! Love the colors and detail.


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Apr 08, 2009 22:58 as a reply to  @ ckort's post |  #14

Very nice shots and love the vibrant colors!!!

Well done...:D




  
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Apr 09, 2009 05:36 |  #15

ckort wrote in post #7695101 (external link)
Great shots! Love the colors and detail.



Thank you for your comment. They are a very colorful bird. With personality !

booju wrote in post #7695357 (external link)
Very nice shots and love the vibrant colors!!!

Well done...

Thank you .And thanks for taking the time to comment.


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