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06-19-2021, 07:51 PM - 1 Like   #1591
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
I guess you'll get more colour saturation early in the morning, as well as less harsh shadows.




Absolutely it's worth trying! It's an excellent teleconverter, not least because it's AF!




I use it to correct lens distortion, crop, adjust the curves and saturation before noise reduction. I don't use it for any particularly detailed editing. Maybe someone else has more experience with it?
Colour and clarity: my guiding concepts. Any offers of advice will be appreciated.

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06-19-2021, 08:01 PM   #1592
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Loyd,

The 1st is a female house sparrow
The 2nd is a male House Finch
The third is a Hooded Oriole

---------- Post added 06-18-21 at 12:20 PM ----------


Thanks.
A house sparrow? Ours are a let less puffed up. They tend to hang around the feed stores, like Buckerfields.

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QuoteOriginally posted by joehenryd Quote
My DFA 150-450 with my K3III with battery grip weighs around 8 LBS. I use a Black Rapid double harness with one side removed. I sling it horizontally from my right shoulder. The only time I have trouble holding it is when I shoot upwards. I have a long Arca Swiss plate attached to the lens. On the end by the camera, I have the eye ring for the strap. Joe
Wow! You have quite a foolproof set-up. Why so pessimistic? I have destroyed a couple of lenses in my time, but a great lens needs the cameraman to take some risk.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
Wow! You have quite a foolproof set-up. Why so pessimistic? I have destroyed a couple of lenses in my time, but a great lens needs the cameraman to take some risk.

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I didn't intend to sound pessimistic. I was curious to see how much the combo weighed. I love this combo. Joe

06-20-2021, 08:57 AM   #1595
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QuoteOriginally posted by joehenryd Quote
I didn't intend to sound pessimistic. I was curious to see how much the combo weighed. I love this combo. Joe
Agree, it s a great combo. I Just bought a BR Hybrid Breathe to carry my 150-450 along with an occasional second body with a wide angle or short zoom.
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Agree, it s a great combo. I Just bought a BR Hybrid Breathe to carry my 150-450 along with an occasional second body with a wide angle or short zoom.
What is a BR Hybrid Breathe? Do you mind sending a photo?

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What is a BR Hybrid Breathe? Do you mind sending a photo?

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278405-REG/blackrapid_361009_hybrid_...981&

The one I use: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1278407-REG/blackrapid_361004_double_...981&

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I have heard this is a pretty good lens.
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Thank you. Out of the two, I prefer your choice. Any risk of the 150-450 banging into something while you are using the other camera? Knowing me, I would be so busy with one camera I would forget about the other!

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I have heard this is a pretty good lens.
I'm just learning about it myself. Bought it because members posted really great photos of birds. My wife and I are birders, and as my hearing fades, I can still enjoy the hobby through the 150-450 lens.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mccsiz Quote
Thank you. Out of the two, I prefer your choice. Any risk of the 150-450 banging into something while you are using the other camera? Knowing me, I would be so busy with one camera I would forget about the other!

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When using it with both straps, I have no problem as a camera is on each side of me. I have the one I attach the 150-450 longer then the other side. Joe
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This whole thread has been neither news nor rumor since it was revived.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mlt Quote
You will not be disappointed - attached is a 13mp crop at the 450mm end on my K3
In the EXIF, you say the metering mode is "Pattern." What does this mean? Is it the best mode to use for bird photos?

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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
The DFA 150-450 has more resolution than my K3 can handle. I can't wait to try it with the K3iii. The image below is 1:1 of the pixels from the K3 with the lens at 450mm hand held.


White-throated Treecreeper
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

---------- Post added 29-04-21 at 01:08 PM ----------



I have used the DFA 150-450 with the 1.4x TC but I find the combination hard to use hand-held, and the TC introduces a bit of softness. I have taken plenty of bird photos without the TC hand held. The equivalent focal length on the K3 is 675 mm which I find very usable.


Afternoon salad
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Hi Rob,

When you photographed the creeper, were you in deep shade? If so, how did you adjust the camera for such a great shot?

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