Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  #1
Some Egret Shots
Posted By: palmor, 08-14-2010, 09:13 AM

My usual disclaimer that these were not taken with a Pentax camera


I was trying to get some in flight Tern shots that didn't really pan out but while I was waiting an Egret landed right in front of me. The 1st few with the bare EF 400mm f/5.6L and the last few I added a Kenko 1.4x TC.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/5000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400


Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/5000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400


Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
1/4000s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso400


Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + Kenko 1.4xTC
1/2500s f/9.0 at 560.0mm iso400


Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + Kenko 1.4xTC
1/2000s f/9.0 at 560.0mm iso400


Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + Kenko 1.4xTC
1/2500s f/9.0 at 560.0mm iso400


And the token Tern
Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM + Kenko 1.4xTC
1/2000s f/8.0 at 560.0mm iso400




John
Views: 3,169
08-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #2
Pentaxian
daacon's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alberta,Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 20,915
Pentax or not these are very good crisp shots well done.
08-14-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
Veteran Member
KevinR's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 653
These are magnificent. Great captures. Love the sharpness. Seems like a beauty of a lens for birding.

Somewhat intrigued by IS question. I'm not very familiar with Canon kit, but from internet it seems this lens is sans IS..? If so are these hand held shooting at 400mm and 560mm??...presume very fast SS helps with shake.
08-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
Veteran Member
borno's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: md-usa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,580
Those look great john!
BTW, I was thinking of selling a few things to pick up a used 1D III and would like to know how you like it compared to the 40D or 50D? I'm using a 50D now (after my 40D died) but I kind of liked the files from the 40D better, but do like the AF microadjust for my lenses. It would be nice to AF with the 400mm and a TC. up at conowingo this winter.
(Sorry for the Off topic)

08-14-2010, 01:47 PM   #5
Veteran Member
gawan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Helsinki
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,400
Excellent series, I love the water surface - so beautiful background to that white egret!
08-14-2010, 11:33 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
imtheguy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Virginia Beach
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,950
Great detail instead of blow out on big white birds in the Sun. Not easy to shoot. Well done. I love blue sky reflection instead of the muddy green I am dealing with at home.
08-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #7
Veteran Member
palmor's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North of Boston, MA
Posts: 798
Original Poster
Thanks for the replies all!

QuoteOriginally posted by KevinR Quote
These are magnificent. Great captures. Love the sharpness. Seems like a beauty of a lens for birding.

Somewhat intrigued by IS question. I'm not very familiar with Canon kit, but from internet it seems this lens is sans IS..? If so are these hand held shooting at 400mm and 560mm??...presume very fast SS helps with shake.
That is correct, the 400L f/5.6 does not have IS. All the 400mm shots were hand held and some of the 560mm shots were as well (I don't remember which ones were or weren't). The lens is pretty light for a 400mm and is fairly easy to handhold so I don't miss having IS all that much.

QuoteOriginally posted by borno Quote
Those look great john!
BTW, I was thinking of selling a few things to pick up a used 1D III and would like to know how you like it compared to the 40D or 50D? I'm using a 50D now (after my 40D died) but I kind of liked the files from the 40D better, but do like the AF microadjust for my lenses. It would be nice to AF with the 400mm and a TC. up at conowingo this winter.
(Sorry for the Off topic)
Hi Borno,
The only thing that is comparable between the 40d and 1d III is the LCD screen, they are both useless LOL Everything is just better with the 1d III, faster/better AF, micro adjust, dual card slots.... etc etc etc. I'm really liking the quality of the photos as well. Not sure I can explain exactly what I'm liking better but there is real nice quality about them.

The comparison is a little closer to my 7d. AF on the 1d seems a tad faster but not a huge difference. The AF options and menus are similar between the two (each having a few features the other doesn't).



John
08-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #8
Veteran Member
borno's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: md-usa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,580
Thanks for the info John, I'm hoping my ebay sales pick up and I'll be able to swing it without selling the 31mm.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
400mm, camera, canon, ef, eos-1d, iii, iso400, kenko, mark, photo, usm
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature KX Egret swglera Post Your Photos! 7 05-01-2010 09:02 PM
Egret Ash Post Your Photos! 9 09-11-2009 07:17 AM
Snowy egret pingflood Post Your Photos! 4 06-14-2009 10:53 AM
Snowy Egret palmor Post Your Photos! 10 06-08-2009 09:20 PM
Snowy Egret Shots areidjr Post Your Photos! 12 10-04-2007 07:22 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:31 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top