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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #585 on: January 11, 2019, 17:40:34 »
The new 500mm PF on the D500.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #586 on: January 11, 2019, 18:49:45 »
Nice, you got it finally?

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #587 on: January 11, 2019, 19:27:56 »
Hello Nasos, yes I did.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #588 on: January 11, 2019, 20:49:45 »
Hello Nasos, yes I did.
Lucky guy! now you are armed and dangerous   ;)

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #589 on: January 11, 2019, 22:03:08 »
A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo preening in the backyard, showing off its namesake feathers

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #590 on: January 14, 2019, 11:14:45 »
The new 500mm PF on the D500.

Hi Elsid, can you advise how much you had to crop the image posted?

We'd also be interested in how you've found the practical aspects of using this new PF, things it lets you do you couldn't before etc

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #591 on: January 14, 2019, 18:36:13 »
Hello Colin,
The image I posted is about 60% of the original, ISO 200, speed 1600 at 5.6.
The lens behaves like the 300 PF, I find the AF relatively fast and accurate, I use it handheld and, for the money, is a good buy. Due to a lucky coincidence
I paid 2,700 e for a copy used once or twice.
It is my first lens at this focal length and I can shoot from distances I could not do before. If you shoot wildlife (and close ups)
It is worth the expenditure,as I find it produces very good results. I have not tried the 1.4x TC on it yet, but at f/8 AF and quality will suffer a bit.
The image below is uncropped.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #592 on: January 14, 2019, 18:47:20 »
Hi Colin,
 
just in case you've missed it, here my first i'pression on the 500/5.6 PF: http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,8037.0.html. Pictures are not cropped nor processed. Most are handheld in rather low light.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #593 on: January 14, 2019, 21:41:43 »
Elsid I find your images a little soft..

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #594 on: January 18, 2019, 07:41:26 »
Just for fun, season has been bad  >:(
Sony a7iii with 70-200 f4 FE handheld
Pied coming up with small fish and a failed attempt  ;)
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #595 on: January 18, 2019, 08:16:38 »
Elsid I find your images a little soft..

I feel the same.

Seems there are some fine details missing (mostly on the Jay, which is not cropped).
Was the VR on ? Or speed fast enough?

I would find it out using the combo on a sturdy tripod.

Francis.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #596 on: January 18, 2019, 20:20:11 »
Speed was 100, aperture 6.3, ISO 3600, hand held. VR on, but at that speed is it relevant?. I took this shot in a hurry, hand holding the camera.
How is the one below?






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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #597 on: January 19, 2019, 00:50:04 »
Slightly sharper. :)

Actually the slightest movement of the front lens will amplify as the distance of the subject gets longer.

I always try, when using a long lens combo, to lean against aa firm object like tree, whole or a rock. If there is nothing available, I crouch on one knee holding the front lens, but I use this procedure with my old 500mm AIP, which is certainly a lot heaver than your newer PF lens... ;D
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #598 on: January 19, 2019, 01:08:48 »
Red-breasted Merganser. (Mergus serrator).

Nikkor AFS 300mm F/4 + TC 1.4.
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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #599 on: January 22, 2019, 23:24:29 »
Thanks Elsid and Bruno

I like your Jays Elsid, especially the second one.
It seems fair, though is quite a small file so pixelates very quickly when you try to zoom in.

I often get Jays visiting my garden in the spring when they have a young family to feed, but rarely at other times of the year.
http://www.pbase.com/celidh/image/161006365/original