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      11-08-2013, 07:00 PM   #3279
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Mark, impressive shot of a sidewalk construction scaffold. I never would have thought of one as a subject. Very effective in B&W.
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Caught my eye just walking around in Chicago.
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Ordinarily I would not waste my time on a crow/raven whatever it is, but beggars can't be choosers and I wanted to check the focus on the rented lens along with the 1.4. This is the MKI version of the 500. I rented the older version because that is what I am trying to buy used and I wanted to make sure I would be satisfied. I only lopped about 20% of this off. Wow. (1DIV BTW)

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Ordinarily I would not waste my time on a crow/raven whatever it is, but beggars can't be choosers and I wanted to check the focus on the rented lens along with the 1.4. This is the MKI version of the 500. I rented the older version because that is what I am trying to buy used and I wanted to make sure I would be satisfied. I only lopped about 20% of this off. Wow. (1DIV BTW)
Series I ain't bad. Your right, don't try the Series II unless you're seriously considering buying. It'll kill you.

Remember with black birds, you need +1EV or more in order to bring out feather detail in the shadows.

Hand held or tripod?
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Series I ain't bad. Your right, don't try the Series II unless you're seriously considering buying. It'll kill you.

Remember with black birds, you need +1EV or more in order to bring out feather detail in the shadows.

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Hand held. I was actually aiming at an egret, which is why its kind of underexposed, when this group of noisy birds flew over me.Here of course is the obligatory moon shot. This one is from a tripod, my arms were tired by the time I got home,

1000mm f8 1/500 ISO 400

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Great moon shot, Ed.

I rented a Canon 1.4x TC III this week to see how it compares to my Kenko 1.4x TC when paired up with my 400 f5.6. Testing starts tomorrow.
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^^^Very cool shot Dave. This is the time of year for deer. I hope to get some more elk tomorrow. Here is the last test shot I will post. It was getting dark quick, but I managed to grab this guy as he swam out of the shadows on the creek. 700mm.

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Great light on the mallard Ed.

Yeah, the rut is on here.

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Last day at work for the season...I need some fun ideas for the winter. Does anybody have advice?
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I'll be selling mine in January.
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I could see how it could get that way! Now I want to rent the MkII

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I saw an image today of a bald eagle shot from almost head on and the eagle was about to pluck a fish out of the water. You can even see the fish's fins. Was a 1D MkIV+500mm f4 IS+1.4x TC III for 700mm f5.6. If I had $10k, that'd be my rig.

Great shots, Ed.

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I saw an image today of a bald eagle shot from almost head on and the eagle was about to pluck a fish out of the water. You can even see the fish's fins. Was a 1D MkIV+500mm f4 IS+1.4x TC III for 700mm f5.6. If I had $10k, that'd be my rig.

Great shots, Ed.

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That is pretty much one of the setups I was using today. The first reserve I had the 500 and the TC on the MK3, and the 400 with the TC on the 1D. At the next reserve I swapped. I've gotten great results (as well as some failures, I won't lie!) from both cameras. That monster glass makes the difference, that's for sure. I would highly recommend doing what I did, and rent one for a long weekend, and go out and play!
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Downy WP

This was shot with the 5D MkIII and my 400 5.6 + 1.4x TC III. You really need a lot of light to shoot with this rig or the ISO creeps up to detrimental levels. The WP here was in the shade on a sunny day and even that wasn't really enough light.

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Just as a fun experiment I stacked all three TCs on the 400 5.6 and MkIII. This is 1568mm at f22. Even though these leaves are in bright sunlight, it still required ISO 5000 to get 1/2000 sec. Manual focus, of course. Still, pretty decent detail for so many stacked TCs. If I had a sitting bird to shoot, it might have come out ok. These leaves were a good 400ft or so away. I only cropped a bit to get to 4:3, so this is pretty much the full shot. If the clear skies hold out, I may try a moon shot tonight.

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I would consider that, but only two or three, with someone I've known here for a while, like you.

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