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03-24-2019, 09:15 PM   #30811
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QuoteOriginally posted by sutherland Quote


Your photos really seem to have that 3D "pop" about them.

03-25-2019, 12:53 AM   #30812
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Wow. Too good shots.
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Northern Shrikes are songbirds that behave like hawks. They are not very common around here, and when you do see them they are usually hunting from an elevated perch, very hard to get close to. This is a major crop.



A grab shot of a male Northern Harrier (Hen Harrier in UK) that flew overhead.



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03-25-2019, 12:30 PM   #30814
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
Northern Shrikes are songbirds that behave like hawks. They are not very common around here, and when you do see them they are usually hunting from an elevated perch, very hard to get close to. This is a major crop.
NIce Catch!

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NIce Catch!

Thanks Weevil. The Snowy Owls and Rough-legged Hawks that were swarming on Amherst Island (near Kingston) a few weeks ago had mostly cleared out by the time we got there, so this was a nice consolation prize.
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Some from last Sunday with the A300/4 (and K-3) a little better than those I posted one page before...

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What’s that? A bird in the tree in the next yard?

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Uncropped, exported straight to jpeg from RAW file

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Cropped, hastily processed in LR.

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Cropped to pixelation, nil noise reduction applied.

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Mountain in distance, iphone photo for reference.

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f/9 1/640 800 iso. RAW to jpeg, nil processing in LR.

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Quickly fiddled with a few sliders in LR, including dehaze (it’s frikken hot and humid here).

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Cropped to the bare tree in the right of frame. Very slight CA, but I’m basically shooting into glare ffs. Really impressed.

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Cropped to the tree more in the centre. Less CA. Still no noise reduction applied. Handshake evident. I didn’t use remote shutter.
03-25-2019, 09:59 PM   #30818
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QuoteOriginally posted by timbo Quote


---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:16 PM ----------



---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:17 PM ----------

What’s that? A bird in the tree in the next yard?

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:18 PM ----------

Uncropped, exported straight to jpeg from RAW file

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:19 PM ----------

Cropped, hastily processed in LR.

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:20 PM ----------

Cropped to pixelation, nil noise reduction applied.

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:23 PM ----------

Mountain in distance, iphone photo for reference.

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:25 PM ----------

f/9 1/640 800 iso. RAW to jpeg, nil processing in LR.

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:26 PM ----------

Quickly fiddled with a few sliders in LR, including dehaze (it’s frikken hot and humid here).

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:28 PM ----------

Cropped to the bare tree in the right of frame. Very slight CA, but I’m basically shooting into glare ffs. Really impressed.

---------- Post added 03-26-19 at 02:29 PM ----------

Cropped to the tree more in the centre. Less CA. Still no noise reduction applied. Handshake evident. I didn’t use remote shutter.

Congrats on the new arrival. Yes, you will get a bit of CA, they are older optics. I think this makes two of these in Australia now. Crikey!!! And both in the same city no less.

Your gonna need a bigger Boat ( or actually Tripod... vibrations can be a real killer with the weight of these things. )

Again, Congrats

cmohr

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QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
Congrats on the new arrival. Yes, you will get a bit of CA, they are older optics. I think this makes two of these in Australia now. Crikey!!! And both in the same city no less.

Your gonna need a bigger Boat ( or actually Tripod... vibrations can be a real killer with the weight of these things. )

Again, Congrats

cmohr


Current tripod won’t be a problem. It’s a Berlebach Report 3036. Massive heavy wooden thing. Stable as anything. I will be getting a monopod and gimbal setup though for more practical field application

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Oh, and as far as CA goes, that’s nothing. It’s on a tree several kilometers away that I can hardly see with the naked eye, and it’s cropped from the edge of the image. I won’t ever be applying this lens in such an extreme manner for my proper photos. I was just trying to find its limits... and I’ve got to say I’m absolutely blown away.
03-25-2019, 10:41 PM   #30820
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QuoteOriginally posted by timbo Quote
Current tripod won’t be a problem. It’s a Berlebach Report 3036. Massive heavy wooden thing. Stable as anything. I will be getting a monopod and gimbal setup though for more practical field application

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Oh, and as far as CA goes, that’s nothing. It’s on a tree several kilometers away that I can hardly see with the naked eye, and it’s cropped from the edge of the image. I won’t ever be applying this lens in such an extreme manner for my proper photos. I was just trying to find its limits... and I’ve got to say I’m absolutely blown away.

Gimbal is a definite with these, I had a carbon fibre one, but still flexed too much, just bit the bullet and bought the Wimberley WH-200-S Sidemount Wimberley Head + Wimberley CK-200 Full Gimbal Conversion Kit , put that ontop of a Gitzo GT5543XLS Systematic Carbon tripod, solid as 4 rocks set in cement. You have to watch the size of the arm on the gimbal, the Gitzo came with the Gitzo fluid gimal, but there is not enough clearence to get the balance right due to the circumference of the lens body. I have a monopod too, but there is so much topend weight with the lens that it is a little too unstable.

Yeah, it's an awesome bit of kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
Gimbal is a definite with these, I had a carbon fibre one, but still flexed too much, just bit the bullet and bought the Wimberley WH-200-S Sidemount Wimberley Head + Wimberley CK-200 Full Gimbal Conversion Kit , put that ontop of a Gitzo GT5543XLS Systematic Carbon tripod, solid as 4 rocks set in cement. You have to watch the size of the arm on the gimbal, the Gitzo came with the Gitzo fluid gimal, but there is not enough clearence to get the balance right due to the circumference of the lens body. I have a monopod too, but there is so much topend weight with the lens that it is a little too unstable.

Yeah, it's an awesome bit of kit.
In my case, The combo I am now using with the FA*250-600, and is almost as heavy as the 600/4, is the GT3541XL for wildlife, and the GT5541XL for astrophoto, combined with a Benro S8 Video head.
I use the Video head now, not as sturdy as the gimbal, but I find it lot's more easy to follow BIF of to shoot hi in the sky (I used to have the Wimberlay gimbal, but because I am using a Lens support, the gimbal wasn't the best for hi subjects).

The tripod I was using for wildlife initially was the GT5541XL, but I slimed down now to the GT3541XL for wildlife... but for astrophoto, especially with long exposures, then the bigger tripod is a must...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
In my case, The combo I am now using with the FA*250-600, and is almost as heavy as the 600/4, is the GT3541XL for wildlife, and the GT5541XL for astrophoto, combined with a Benro S8 Video head.
I use the Video head now, not as sturdy as the gimbal, but I find it lot's more easy to follow BIF of to shoot hi in the sky (I used to have the Wimberlay gimbal, but because I am using a Lens support, the gimbal wasn't the best for hi subjects).

The tripod I was using for wildlife initially was the GT5541XL, but I slimed down now to the GT3541XL for wildlife... but for astrophoto, especially with long exposures, then the bigger tripod is a must...
I've actually been looking at a smaller version of the Tripod as well, not that the XLS is too heavy or anything , but just as an option, I do also have an Induro Baby Grand ( has the same adapter plate as the gitzo so fully compatible with all fittings I have) for when there is good solid walls or tables ect around to base on. And I am just about to grab the Gitzo Fluid Video head with a bowl adapter, to give it a go, but not totally sure if it has enough of a weight rating, but could be a little more portable at times. I've not had too much of an issue with being limited with high sky shots, mostly due to the locations I generally shoot at.

Agreed, that the solid tripod is a must for astro. And I do actually use the gimbal to mount the camera when doing so, Basically I can easily point directly upwards with it, and still have perfect balance over the tripod. ( I use a macro rail on the swingarm of the gimbal, and mount the camera on that)


It was a toss-up for me to get the 600/4 or the 250-600, really came down to what lens became available to me to actually purchase. I do still have a sniffer on fleabay ect , just incase one comes up
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For a solid tripod, try GOOGLING "surveyer's tripod." I have one that I got free. It's a dreadful beast, probably almost 15lb (~6Kg). It takes doing to mount a photographic head, but solid as a glacial erratic. BTW: The real problem with big lenses is fore-aft movement because of the major leverage such a long lens has. The most vibration-free mount is a brace from the end of the lens, way out on the hood, back to the ground or a tripod leg, It restricts movement horribly, but it's way more vibration-free even on a modest tripod that just a single support on a massive tripod.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cmohr Quote
I've actually been looking at a smaller version of the Tripod as well, not that the XLS is too heavy or anything , but just as an option, I do also have an Induro Baby Grand ( has the same adapter plate as the gitzo so fully compatible with all fittings I have) for when there is good solid walls or tables ect around to base on. And I am just about to grab the Gitzo Fluid Video head with a bowl adapter, to give it a go, but not totally sure if it has enough of a weight rating, but could be a little more portable at times. I've not had too much of an issue with being limited with high sky shots, mostly due to the locations I generally shoot at.

Agreed, that the solid tripod is a must for astro. And I do actually use the gimbal to mount the camera when doing so, Basically I can easily point directly upwards with it, and still have perfect balance over the tripod. ( I use a macro rail on the swingarm of the gimbal, and mount the camera on that)


It was a toss-up for me to get the 600/4 or the 250-600, really came down to what lens became available to me to actually purchase. I do still have a sniffer on fleabay ect , just incase one comes up
One thing is for sure, at least for the FA*250-600, and I would say it is true for the FA*600 as well (as I used to purchase on the the bay, but returned it because of focusing issues), the fact that the Foot assy is located to the front, any slight vibration is making the whole setup unstable, so I added a Lens support (by Hejnar), and I can say that the keeper rate has improved significantly... I'd say more that the double... (one have to also make sure the handling technique for long lenses is mastered as well..)
here are some photo of my setup (before with Gimbal, then the other one with the Benro S8 Video head ... ( I don not have another photo if the latter at the moment, but I will try to find and upload a new one that better shows the video head setup).


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