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Ted ellis
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When I purchased my Mark IV late last year. I was getting some excellent captures but there were also many deletes. I fooled around with the micro adjustment and for the moment, it seemed to correct the problem.

As it came to be, I was shootin' chickadees and posted 5 pretty nice images. THE BAD....5 of 100 is terrible. With the small birds at about 12 feet I could see my camera was not holding focus. The focus was jumping in and out. The same thing happened yesterday and today. I am not sure if it was the camera or the 500mm lens or both.

After yelling and screaming this morning, I took out my trusty 300mm and a D50 to test. The following images are from yesterday and today. Yesterday as the light was terrible I tried 3200 ISO to boost my shutter speed. I am posting 6 images. Please let me know what you think.


I will be taking the Mark IV and the 500mm to Canon...hey Lacrosse and baseball are just around the corner.





  Canon EOS 50D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/250s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 50D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/320s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS 50D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/250s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 22, 2012 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #2 · Half a dozen. (6)


4-6

Many thanks!!!

Ted




  Canon EOS 50D    EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/320s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/250s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/250s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · Half a dozen. (6)


Nice collection of Red Birds Ted. 2 and 3 are my picks of the lot.
Douglas



Jan 22, 2012 at 05:56 PM
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Hi Ted,
Sorry to hear about your Mk IV and 500 troubles.
Looking through all these I think whatever the combo you need to get your shutter speeds. up. The only decent ss you have here relative to the lens is the first one and I think you can see the benefit of that in that pic. Those little ones just never stop moving and you need a good ss to catch them sharp with at least double the focal length being the rule of thumb.
Martin



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Ted ellis
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p.1 #5 · Half a dozen. (6)


Martin Good wrote:
Hi Ted,
Sorry to hear about your Mk IV and 500 troubles.
Looking through all these I think whatever the combo you need to get your shutter speeds. up. The only decent ss you have here relative to the lens is the first one and I think you can see the benefit of that in that pic. Those little ones just never stop moving and you need a good ss to catch them sharp with at least double the focal length being the rule of thumb.
Martin



When I tried to shoot at higher shutter speeds, I got underexposed pics What a man supposed to do?

Thanks Martin.

Ted



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM
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Ted ellis wrote:
When I tried to shoot at higher shutter speeds, I got underexposed pics What a man supposed to do?

Thanks Martin.

Ted


Well I didn't go out today Ted because the light was just not good enough.
Unless you can substitute with flash and/or better beamer the images will be soft without the right ss.
Lets hope for some good light soon.
Cheers,
Martin



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:12 PM
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These shots prove you can get sharp results Ted. Before going to Canon, try the 500 on the 50D, and the 300 on the MK4. That may isolate the problem to one or the other.

These are all very nice with sharp results. 3, 5, and 6 stand out for me ~ Ron



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:14 PM
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p.1 #8 · Half a dozen. (6)


Great set with nice colors and details. 5 and 6 are my favorites.
Harsha



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:25 PM
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p.1 #9 · Half a dozen. (6)


Hey Ted.. Nice shots.. Had the same issue with my 1dMKIV and 500.. I'll PM you a person to call at Canon NJ to help. He took mine from me and man is it working fine...
Kurt



Jan 22, 2012 at 06:49 PM
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p.1 #10 · Half a dozen. (6)


You nailed these Ted, well done. Chuck the Canon in the bin
David



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p.1 #11 · Half a dozen. (6)


All around fine quality of one of our nicest birds.
I think natural perches (trees and shrubs) work best for that type of small bird portraits.



Jan 22, 2012 at 07:04 PM
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p.1 #12 · Half a dozen. (6)


A good looking set Ted. The 5th is my fave. A nice, clean looking image.


Jan 22, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #13 · Half a dozen. (6)


The first 2 and the last are stunners Ted. The others are slightly OOF.

Morris



Jan 22, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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p.1 #14 · Half a dozen. (6)


Last time I saw so many cardinals I was at the Vatican....good ones!
Eric



Jan 23, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #15 · Half a dozen. (6)


Looks like a winner of a combo there!


Jan 23, 2012 at 01:29 AM
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p.1 #16 · Half a dozen. (6)


These all look pretty good to me, Ted, though my monitor hasn't gone through any high-falutin' calibration. Ignorance is bliss.. If Morris says some of them are slightly OOF, I'd believe him. Hope you get your MKIV/500 woes resolved soon!

Best Wishes,
Steve



Jan 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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p.1 #17 · Half a dozen. (6)


These are really fine Ted
I hope you get things worked out with the 500 and MKIV
Lar



Jan 23, 2012 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #18 · Half a dozen. (6)


Really nicely composed shots Ted.

George



Jan 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM
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p.1 #19 · Half a dozen. (6)


I've still got to get one of these buggers on my list... haha! Nice set Ted


Jan 23, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Ted ellis
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p.1 #20 · Half a dozen. (6)


douter wrote:
Nice collection of Red Birds Ted. 2 and 3 are my picks of the lot.
Douglas



I do love the Red Birds Doug.

Thanks for the reply!

Ted



Jan 24, 2012 at 12:10 AM
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