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Apr 14, 2013 01:10 |  #46

Canon 1Dx
500mm f4 II
1/80
F16
ISO 100


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ISO 100
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Apr 14, 2013 10:19 |  #47

Very nice man!!


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Apr 14, 2013 11:16 |  #48

Thanks Jan!


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Apr 14, 2013 20:15 as a reply to  @ yipDog Studios's post |  #49

Pileated Woodpecker today in the woods behind my house.

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Apr 14, 2013 23:27 as a reply to  @ joe9047's post |  #50

yipDog...do you have any aviation photos taken with the 500 II and 2x III ?


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Apr 14, 2013 23:35 |  #51

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #15828658 (external link)
yipDog...do you have any aviation photos taken with the 500 II and 2x III ?

No...I tried a few other shot types with that combo and noticed a bit more softness than I care for. I do have quite a bit with the 1.4 TCIII which works very well.
I think I'd have to go tripod for the full 1000mm which I really don't like doing. 700mm is still easy to handhold and pan. 1000 gets really sqirrelly.


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Apr 14, 2013 23:42 |  #52

yipDog Studios wrote in post #15828684 (external link)
No...I tried a few other shot types with that combo and noticed a bit more softness than I care for. I do have quite a bit with the 1.4 TCIII which works very well.
I think I'd have to go tripod for the full 1000mm which I really don't like doing. 700mm is still easy to handhold and pan. 1000 gets really sqirrelly.

Thanks for your reply. I kinda thought that might be the case with the 2x III.
Your shots taken with the 1.4x III look fantastic.


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Apr 15, 2013 02:30 |  #53

yipDog Studios wrote in post #15825482 (external link)
Canon 1Dx
500mm f4 II
1/80
F16
ISO 100

Canon 1Dx
500mm f4 II
1/125
F16
ISO 100

Very good shots. Looking at these it occurs to me that you have the opposite problem which I have with bird in flight shots. You need to keep your shutter speed to a minimum to ensure prop blur. Hence minimum ISO (although surprisingly you've used 100 instead of 50?) so you have to vary your aperture down to keep the other two settings right. No doubt I'm just stating the obvious but interesting to me to compare the different methods.




  
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Apr 15, 2013 07:20 |  #54

Exactly! I use TV mode for prop driven aircraft, or panning shots where I want the background blurred. I also use a .6 ND filter (though these shots I didn't as it was in my 300mm) which gives me a much more reasonable aperture in full sun. Generally f4.5-f8. On landings, 1/50 to 1/80 work for warbirds. On take offs, 1/80-1/160 work as they are spinning much faster. Turbo props can use 1/200 and get a full disc.

For birding I use AV mode and generally go wide open as I don't know whether the bird will appear in sun or shadows or even worse...transition from one to the other!

For jets I just use manual, set my exposure and go.
If its a mix of aircraft, I use TV mode and can adjust shutter depending on the look I want.

Keep forgetting about ISO 50 but I've not had an issue with noise or light control. Have to give that a try next time out!

As i have an obsession with things that fly...Here's a couple of BIF with the 500...
With 1.4TCIII F5.6. 1/1600

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Apr 16, 2013 20:18 as a reply to  @ yipDog Studios's post |  #55

Question for yipDog and others...

I need help finding the right ND filter for the 500 II. The specs say it takes a 52mm drop in filter. Is a drop in filter different from the type that screws onto a lens?

Because I shoot aircraft at slow shutter speeds in bright sun light, I'm thinking the .6 ND would be right - as yipDog uses. Would these filters work?...

http://www.adorama.com​/BW52ND4X.html (external link)

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Apr 16, 2013 20:23 |  #56

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #15835821 (external link)
Question for yipDog and others...

I need help finding the right ND filter for the 500 II. The specs say it takes a 52mm drop in filter. Is a drop in filter different from the type that screws onto a lens?

Because I shoot aircraft at slow shutter speeds in bright sun light, I'm thinking the .6 ND would be right - as yipDog uses. Would these filters work?...

http://www.adorama.com​/BW52ND4X.html (external link)

http://www.adorama.com​/HP52ND4X.html (external link)

You'll need a screw in filter holder plus the filter...

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …op_in_Gelatin_F​ilter.html (external link)




  
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Apr 16, 2013 22:30 |  #57

Palladium wrote in post #15835854 (external link)
You'll need a screw in filter holder plus the filter...

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …op_in_Gelatin_F​ilter.html (external link)

Thanks

The lens comes with a drop in gelatin filter holder. I don't know what a gelatin filter holder is. It must be different from a screw in type, right?


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Apr 16, 2013 22:35 |  #58

yep, ya gotta purchase the screw in type and they also have a polarizer...


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Apr 16, 2013 22:47 |  #59

Digitally_Altered wrote in post #15836317 (external link)
yep, ya gotta purchase the screw in type and they also have a polarizer...

Thanks. Looks like more and more money to spend ;)

BTW, I just place an order for the 500 II and 1.4x III Hooray!!! :)


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Apr 16, 2013 22:49 |  #60

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #15836341 (external link)
Thanks. Looks like more and more money to spend ;)

BTW, I just place an order for the 500 II and 1.4x III Hooray!!! :)

always more money and congrats...


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