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p.1 #1 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Hello FMers,

This is my very first post here, although I have long admired the incredible pictures that have been posted here.

I thought some of you might be interested in another preliminary, real-life user report on the new Canon 500mm f4 IS II lens. If so, read on ...

Tuesday morning my new Canon 500mm f4 IS II lens arrived, and at noon I took it out for a test spin. I put the lens on my 7d, mounted the whole shebang on a tripod with gimbal head, then sat on my backyard deck with a camouflage burlap over me and the camera.

I was approximately 20 feet from some metal bird feeders, perhaps 30 or 40 feet from the trees where the cardinals and junco perched, and probably about 40 feet from a platform feeder.

I'm showing the originals along with the crops, to give an idea of how much cropping was done.

Thanks for looking, and all comments welcomed.

Dennis B.



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1.a. Dark Eyed Junco original full image

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/640s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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1.b. Dark Eyed Junco crop





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2.a. Purple Finch original full image





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2.b. Purple Finch crop




Jan 09, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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p.1 #2 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Images 3.a. through 4.b.:



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3.a. Male Cardinal bird bath original full image

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/640s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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3.b. Male Cardinal on bird bath

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/640s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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4.a. Northern Mockingbird full original

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/500s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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4.b. Northern Mockingbird crop

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/500s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Jan 09, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Good set Dennis! No.2 is my pick.
Douglas

Edited on Jan 09, 2013 at 09:39 PM · View previous versions



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p.1 #4 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Pictures 5.a. through 6.b.:



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5.a. Male Cardinal perched original

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/800s    640 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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5.b. Male Cardinal perched crop

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/800s    640 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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6.a. White Throated Sparrow original

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/500s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  





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6.b. White Throated Sparrow crop

  Canon EOS 7D    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/500s    500 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Jan 09, 2013 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #5 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Nice set! Have fun with the 500mm. Looking forward to getting one myself.


Jan 09, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #6 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Welcome !!! Very nice set ! Wonderful detail .

Birdie



Jan 09, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #7 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Welcome and good job. Looks good to me.






Jan 09, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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p.1 #8 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


wow that lens looks really sharp! i especially like the purple finch, loads of detail on his cheek feathers....

dorian



Jan 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #9 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Welcome! Pixs look great!


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p.1 #10 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


That is one super lens you have there! Nice work.
John



Jan 09, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #11 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Welcome to the forum and nice stuff to kick off your start


Jan 09, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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p.1 #12 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


congrats on the new lens Dennis


Jan 10, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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p.1 #13 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your new lens. You are already doing a very good job with it
Socrate



Jan 10, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #14 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Good looking birds. Welcome to the forum.


Jan 10, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #15 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


An all round winner Dennis. Superb


Jan 10, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #16 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Congrats on the new toy Dennis. These are nice with great detail ~ Ron


Jan 10, 2013 at 01:58 AM
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p.1 #17 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Hi Everybody,

Thanks for all the kind words. It's nice hearing from you all.

I'm looking forward to a long and happy relationship with the new lens. So far it seems to be everything I hoped it would be. I can't wait to try it out on some BIFs.

Happy shooting,

Dennis B.



Jan 10, 2013 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #18 · Backyard birds in North Carolina, taken with new Canon 500 mm f4


Cool shots Dennis. Lots of lovely detail in the crops. Well done.
David



Jan 10, 2013 at 07:38 PM





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