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p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Tamron SP 300/5.6 adaptall

http://zeissimages.com/gallery/951/med_U951I1339958003.SEQ.1.jpg

Tamron SP 500/8 adaptall

http://zeissimages.com/gallery/951/med_U951I1339958003.SEQ.0.jpg



Jun 17, 2012 at 06:21 PM
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p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)



CF-188 Demo Bird by Mawz, on Flickr
NEX-7, Nikkor 300/4.5 AI'd



Jun 18, 2012 at 01:55 PM
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p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


1D Mark ii, w/300f4


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Jun 18, 2012 at 01:58 PM
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Leica APO Module 560/4 at f/5.6 on 5DII in harsh light

http://psquared.smugmug.com/Scouting/T2-Family-Camp-2012-Canoeing/i-BFTTXhP/0/XL/IMG0347-XL.jpg
http://psquared.smugmug.com/Scouting/T2-Family-Camp-2012-Canoeing/i-28fP7jw/0/XL/IMG0424-XL.jpg
http://psquared.smugmug.com/Scouting/T2-Family-Camp-2012-Canoeing/i-2DhTmZh/0/XL/IMG0464-XL.jpg
http://psquared.smugmug.com/Scouting/T2-Family-Camp-2012-Canoeing/i-dkBZCxZ/0/XL/IMG0545-XL.jpg



Jun 19, 2012 at 05:06 AM
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p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Canon FD 300mm f/4 L on Sony NEX5

http://www.flickr.com/photos/inro/7394973398/

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5160/7394973398_97df0ce6bb_b.jpg


Hard to keep this lens still (it has a FF equivalent of 450mm on a APS-C sensor). You need a bean sack or a very sturdy tripod.



Jun 19, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Never mind my post...


Jun 19, 2012 at 05:36 PM
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p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


@PSquared63: Nice colours, great sharpness, but the bokeh just doesn't look that well.


Jun 19, 2012 at 05:37 PM
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p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Hey Bif,

A few from the "old school" super-telephoto; FD 500mm f8 Reflex (M.F. mirror). The F.C. chip was set to f5.6 to trigger the confirm signal.

Regards,

Edd



Edited on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM · View previous versions



Jun 20, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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U.C. wrote:
@PSquared63: Nice colours, great sharpness, but the bokeh just doesn't look that well.


It's the "ninja star" aperture stopped down. Otherwise, the background blur looks quite good.



Jun 20, 2012 at 03:29 PM
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p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


roboticspro wrote:
Hey Bif,

A few from the "old school" super-telephoto; FD 500mm f8 Reflex (M.F. mirror). The F.C. chip was set to f5.6 to trigger the confirm signal.



Hey man...

Awesome shots! Nice FC work-around idea too!





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p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Thanks Bif!,

I ended up selling-off my SP500mm f8 a while back, as I had the Canon also. The only thing I miss is the "macro" mode of the Tamron, but an extension tube or two gets me in the zone when I need to.

Regards,

Edd



Jun 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Hi,

One to keep this thread active...I've never posted an AF lens in Alt Gear, but this is from the EF500mm f4 IS. Shot is of the pre-race practice for the America's Cup, in Newport, RI. I was over a half mile away, high up on rock cliffs (+110 feet to the water).

Bif: This is the location where I took the photo of the Beike & Jobu gimbals for your other thread...

Regards,

Edd

Edited on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM · View previous versions



Jun 29, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


^^^ Looks like fun!




Jul 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Canon FD SSC 800mm/5.6 on EOS 5D
http://www.4photos.de/galerie/Hamburg/slides/Im-Trockendock.jpg


http://www.4photos.de/galerie/Natur/slides/Graureiher-1.jpg



Jul 23, 2012 at 09:16 AM
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p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Wow!

I keep looking for this lens on the cheap but never seem to run into one. :-/




Jul 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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p.4 #16 · p.4 #16 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Bifurcator wrote:
Wow!

I keep looking for this lens on the cheap but never seem to run into one. :-/


Not really "whow" for me :-)
The lens has problems with CA / Purple fringing. There are for examples images with sunshine and naked tree branches - most of the image is fringing total crap there.
I have made some optimisation, and I think it is better now. I still make to many unsharp focussed images, have to learn better focussing with it. and need to repair the iris.
I suppose the "L" version is better. At least I got my lens for less than 1 Euro per mm focal length :-)
In my image gallery you could look at optimized full resolution images made with this lens and others. Click on the bottom of the image in the center.



Jul 24, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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p.4 #17 · p.4 #17 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Thanks for the sample photos. I want to see image from L version now.


Jul 24, 2012 at 04:57 PM
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p.4 #18 · p.4 #18 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Yeah, I dunno if it's just me (and maybe you) but that's something I noticed going between 300mm and 500mm. The manual focusing becomes logarithmically more difficult with the increased FL.

This is one reason I decided to look into different heads. Certainly the gimbal heads do make a huge difference but it's still nothing like 200 or 300mm. I can imagine 800mm would be pretty gnarly! Maybe a cheap follow-focus rig would help?




Jul 25, 2012 at 04:18 AM
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p.4 #19 · p.4 #19 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


I think it could be a problem that I work with the EE-S screen wich is optimized for fast lenses. Have to make further tests.
And I have to learn, that with 800mm focal length, infinity is far away.
On this image made with the FD 800/5.6 SSC and EOS 5D

http://www.4photos.de/galerie/Hamburg/slides/Natur-und-Industrie.jpg


Edited - Tree has to be sharp, because behind and infront the tree objects are sharp - but looks not 100% for me. High-Res image here.
At the moment I work from a Monostat monopod, and a small Manfrotto 234 tilt head.



Jul 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM
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p.4 #20 · p.4 #20 · 300mm Or Over Primes (Image Thread)


Yeah, that's pretty soft. But I think most of that is the lens's CA and apparent softness at that aperture. If you look at the bottom rung of that fence there seems to be a 6-pixel CA contrast killing halo. On top of which there seems to be quite a lot of sensor noise - even though it's only ISO 800. The focus looks fine to me tho and I don't see any obvious camera shake.

On the mono-pod I guess everyone is different but for me monopods don't really do much for stabilizing long lenses over about 500mm equiv. They're awesome for taking all the load off my arms tho and enable me to to use long heavy lenses for extended periods without fatigue. I find I still need really high shutter speeds tho - with anything over about 600mm equiv. Maybe they can stabilize by a stop or two at most - but even so only above 1/500s or so (with FLs of 600mm equiv. and over).



Jul 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
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