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May 02, 2009 19:40 |  #1

I just picked up a 1D MKII, this is with a 2x TC, the pics are not super sharp (f4.5 & focusing on the body) but when I took them I didnt even know how to change the AF points lol

I went out to the back yard to see how well the 2x TC worked on the camera with the sigma 500mm F4.5 and just after I got there this thing comes pitching right in front of me, I couldn't believe it. The closest I have ever been to one and I have not even figured out the controls for the camera lol

I couldn't believe how well the AF worked with a 2x TC, I couldn't track like that on my 40D with a 1.4TC

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bonus chickadee :) my first pic with the camera

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May 02, 2009 19:49 |  #2

There is no doubt a learning curve, but you're off to a great start.


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May 02, 2009 19:53 |  #3

^ yeah for sure, I know how to change the AF points now :D lol

all the pressing multiple buttons to do things will take a while


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May 02, 2009 20:10 |  #4

Excellent shots for 2x. Looks like I will need to buy another one. Have you done any sharpening to these yet? I'm really looking forward to mine now. ;)


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May 02, 2009 20:19 |  #5

canonloader wrote in post #7846518 (external link)
Excellent shots for 2x. Looks like I will need to buy another one. Have you done any sharpening to these yet? I'm really looking forward to mine now. ;)

yeah I did quite a bit to them :(

but I was trying to get the head sharper, focusing on the body at F4.5 the head was going to be oof a bit anyway

it looks like the body was actually decently sharp without the sharpening though, I will shoot you a link to an un-edited one tomorrow ;)


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May 02, 2009 20:34 |  #6

I will shoot you a link to an un-edited one tomorrow

Sounds good. That's what I remember about my previous 2x TC's. Do you by any chance have a second 1.4x? You might want to try stacking a pair of 1.4's. I was shown that trick by a guy with a MkIII and a 500 awhile back and got to try it with my old Mk I, and it kept AF also and was much sharper than the 2x alone. I do have a Kenko 1.5x now that I think about it. I'll have to try that. But it's a cheap one. You'll have to be careful though, they won't all fit together. For instance, two Sigma 1.4x's will not stack. I think you need two different brands if I remember right. :)


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May 02, 2009 20:40 |  #7

nope I only have 1 of each TC but I remember seeing that trick, I have the tamron pro ones I was able to stack the 1.4 & the 2 together so I am guessing I could stack 2 x 1.4's


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May 02, 2009 20:46 |  #8

I was able to stack both the Canon and Sigma 2x and 1.4x's, but when trying two Canon 1.4's, they would not go, nor two Sigma's. So before buying, try and borrow one to make sure they fit. :)


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May 02, 2009 21:51 as a reply to  @ canonloader's post |  #9

Man that's some awesome pictures and to top it off he's banded!!!!!


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May 02, 2009 22:52 |  #10

Great shooting, especially with a brand new camera and controls you're not sure of!


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May 03, 2009 03:44 |  #11

Looks like you are enjoying the new toy :D


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May 03, 2009 05:28 |  #12

BoB_25 wrote in post #7846956 (external link)
Man that's some awesome pictures and to top it off he's banded!!!!!

I noticed that there were 2 what exactly does that mean anyway?


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May 03, 2009 05:40 |  #13

It means the bird has either been caught or banded when it was still in the nest. They say it is for scientifically tracking the birds, but the only way to ever get back any information on the bird is to find the carcass when he dies and retrieve the band and send it in. They have numbers on them that can be tracked from the day it was banded. I personally do not like the practice as it can only return a very small amount of data and cause the bird a lot of stress.


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May 03, 2009 14:45 |  #14

canonloader wrote in post #7848280 (external link)
It means the bird has either been caught or banded when it was still in the nest. They say it is for scientifically tracking the birds, but the only way to ever get back any information on the bird is to find the carcass when he dies and retrieve the band and send it in. They have numbers on them that can be tracked from the day it was banded. I personally do not like the practice as it can only return a very small amount of data and cause the bird a lot of stress.


not all true... The second band is for people like us or bird watchers too, the second band is color coded which will give the general area of where and when he was banded. It give a lot more data then you think. There are thousand of birds that are banded and bird watchers that report banded bird without killing them!! I have done a few times without killing the bird (Binoculars) and you will receive a letter of appreciation with all the info on that said bird; sex, bander, dates, etc.....


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May 03, 2009 14:53 |  #15

Who said anything about killing them? Birds die, sometimes the bodies are found, sometimes the bands are still there. If the bird has a simple aluminum band with stamped numbers on it and you never get close enough to read it, what good is it, unless the body is found. Birds don't walk in to report once a year.

I wouldn't have near as much problem with it if bands were color coded in rings, like the color coding on a resistor, if you ever saw one (external link)? Something a decent digital camera could pick up and record. Imagine how much more useful the data would be then? How much more of it there would be? ;)


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