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p.10 #1 · p.10 #1 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


A couple of smallish birds (5 inches total length) - Pied Bushchat (Saxicola caprata).


Female, 40D + 500 f4 L IS + stacked Canon II/Tamron 1.4x TCs, 1000 mm, f/11, ISO 250, 1/200 sec, bean bag, near full frame.







Male, 5D2 + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 2x II TC, 1/200s f/8.0 at 800.0mm iso200, bean bag, near full frame.








May 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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p.10 #2 · p.10 #2 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Doctorbird wrote:
Got my 400 f/2.8 II in decent working condition finally, I think. Here are a few from today with the 2X III mounted on the 1DX.

The images of the pet hummers were taken at almost MFD but still cropped about 2.5X (linearly). The image of the Spotted Towhee was cropped about a factor of 2 and was quite a ways away - bigger bird. That of the really large Band-tailed Pigeon was cropped only about 60%.

Db


Terrific images. More 2X-related excellence!



May 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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p.10 #3 · p.10 #3 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Pare Romy, that shows a very good resolving power of the 500 f4 + stacked TCs combo, and 40D is one good camera too.
Naturally, we know how good 400 f/2.8 IS + 2xTC is.



May 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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p.10 #4 · p.10 #4 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


jamato8 wrote:
Canon 2XTCII, 70-200L II at the long end and the 7D hand held. I really like that IS. My 200L f2 does better and almost seems like no degradation to the IQ.

You guys have posted some insanely great images.



The last image is very interesting, not to mention colorful and sharp. Nice work!



May 24, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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Liquidstone wrote:
Looks like you're having fun plinking with your 400 II + 2x, DB!

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Some more macro samples with birding gear + a doubler.

350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC II, 1/50s f/18.0 at 1600.0mm iso400, 475B/3421
http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/image/80914935/original.jpg

20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC II + Tamron 1.4x TC, 1000 mm, f/11, 1/40 sec, ISO 400, 475B/3421
http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/image/84342309/original.jpg


Outstanding close-ups. It's amazing how much can be accomplished with a 2X extender attached. Too bad some are so dismissive of its potential.



May 25, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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PetKal wrote:
Pare Romy, that shows a very good resolving power of the 500 f4 + stacked TCs combo, and 40D is one good camera too.
Naturally, we know how good 400 f/2.8 IS + 2xTC is.


Indeed. Also, the 500 f4 + stacked 1.4x TCs had working AF with the 40D, and this was used in the posted sample.



May 25, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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brimull wrote:
Too bad some are so dismissive of its potential.


Thanks, Brian.... very well said!



May 25, 2013 at 02:38 AM
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p.10 #8 · p.10 #8 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


I'll conclude herwith my contribution to Romy's fine thread, which contribution should demonstrate clearly that Andy Rouse (?) was right in asserting that 2xTCs are useless and detrimental to serious pro photography. What do I know, I am just an old amateur hack pijun shooter.

These shots portray a Loud pijun aka "The nest builder".

Shot with 1DX + 500 f/4 IS MkII + 2xTC MkIII off a monopod.

Edited on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM · View previous versions



May 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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p.10 #9 · p.10 #9 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Great shots Romy and Peter! These images show that in the right hands the 2xtc can be a stellar performer.


May 27, 2013 at 01:04 AM
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p.10 #10 · p.10 #10 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Thank you, Mark.

I showed "The nest builder", but I forgot to post a picture of the nest.

Monopod mounted 1DX + 500 II + 2xTC III.

Edited on May 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM · View previous versions



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p.10 #11 · p.10 #11 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Peter,
Thanks for sharing these images.
That mighty 500 II is outstanding at 500mm, great at 700mm and very good at 1000mm!
Fred



May 27, 2013 at 02:14 AM
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p.10 #12 · p.10 #12 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Wow.... you saved the best eye candies for last Peter!

Unbelievable detail and great colors, beautiful birds as well.




May 27, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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p.10 #13 · p.10 #13 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Great subject, great technique Peter. Certainly proves the point.

Younger folks ought to do better.

Db.



May 27, 2013 at 02:19 AM
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p.10 #14 · p.10 #14 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Outstanding shots Peter. I can hardly wait to get my 500 back from Canon and lug it around for a bit, looking for pijuns.


May 27, 2013 at 03:55 AM
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p.10 #15 · p.10 #15 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


This is way short of the quality I see in all of the images here. This is my poor contribution.

1DSIII, 100-400, 2X, F13, 1000th, @ approx. 3 miles.
America Cup 45 meter trials on SF Bay.























May 27, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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p.10 #16 · p.10 #16 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Liquidstone wrote:
Thanks everyone for the comments!

Neither.

Actually, a water tank in broad daylight.

It was the only thing I could see in the viewfinder when I stacked 4 doublers behind the Sigmonster to get to 12.8 meters focal length.

I guess that's the longest I can go for now, as I already ran out of TCs to mount.

At least until I can work at Lensrental.


I had to think about the 12.8 metres
Niall



Jun 15, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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p.10 #17 · p.10 #17 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Paul Gardner wrote:
This is way short of the quality I see in all of the images here. This is my poor contribution.

1DSIII, 100-400, 2X, F13, 1000th, @ approx. 3 miles.
America Cup 45 meter trials on SF Bay.



Heat shimmer is what has really lowered the IQ in this shot. Shooting across large distances on water will always cause problems even if you think the water is cold. I have shots across a few hundred metres of water with massive heat shimmer.



Jun 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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p.10 #18 · p.10 #18 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


Fred Miranda wrote:
Peter,
Thanks for sharing these images.
That mighty 500 II is outstanding at 500mm, great at 700mm and very good at 1000mm!
Fred


Where are the pictures ?
Looks to me like they have been deleted.....



Jun 15, 2013 at 04:17 PM
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p.10 #19 · p.10 #19 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


shooter00 wrote:
Where are the pictures ?
Looks to me like they have been deleted.....


I think Peter's wonderful images are limited run only - they get reduced in size after a couple of days, then totally deleted after a few days more.



Jun 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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p.10 #20 · p.10 #20 · So who likes using a 2x TC?


nrferguson wrote:
I had to think about the 12.8 metres
Niall


I wonder why we don't indicate focal length in traditional units, like 42 feet, or 504 inches for a 12800 mm lens?



Jun 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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