Lens Test: 80-200mm/Kenko 1.4x combo

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I don't like using test charts, so I settled a slightly more challenging subject. The shot was taken with the
AFD 2 ring version of the 80-200mm f/2.8, and the Kenko Pro 1.4x tc, using a monopod and flash. The
sample is a 100% crop, with no levels adjustments sharpening, or processing of any sort. And the
camera was the d70.

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Well Frank, you seem to be really pleased with yourself, and well you should be.... :lol: :lol:

Very nice shot!! I'm very impresssed by the Kenko 1.4 TC.

Frank
 
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Hey, I know the feeling. I've been doing a pretty good job of controlling my urges for the past several months, but several times have come within a whisker of ordering a CF tripod that I don't need (but I want it sooo bad....;-)).

Maybe we need to form an equipment-lust-a-holics anonymous chapter to provide each other support.... :p :p

Frank
 
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Frank,
That's a super picture of an up close hummer. I also noticed the little legs tucked up under him..barely see those. I'm hoping to become addicted this summer when I have them swarming my lake cottage. I will really get serious about them up there and will have many questions for you as I progress through the summer..

I never get tired of your hummingbird pictures!

Gaye
 
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Pretty darn good, can we see the edited version now?

I think you're gonna like that combo. The pic looks real good for being unsharpeded. Are you saying you shot this in JPG w/sharpening turned completely off in-cam?? Will you show us what it looks like after you've edited it, esp sharpened it? You don't need to show it @100% either. The usual size will do just fine. :lol:
 
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Re: Pretty darn good, can we see the edited version now?

Steve S said:
I think you're gonna like that combo. The pic looks real good for being unsharpeded. Are you saying
you shot this in JPG w/sharpening turned completely off in-cam?? Will you show us what it looks like after you've edited
it, esp sharpened it? You don't need to show it @100% either. The usual size will do just fine. :lol:
The in-camera sharpening was set to normal, Steve. Here's the picture, after post processing.

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greyflash said:
Very impressive hummer image Frank. You always seem to have a nice dark background for
your images that really makes them stand out. What is back there that gives you that?
I generally compose for the background. In this case, it was afternoon sunlight filtering through the trees in
my neighbor's yard, about 40 feet behind the subject. I made sure to underexpose it through my manual
settings, and relied on multiple flash heads to illuminate the hummer. The narrow DOF (less than an inch) of
the 80-200 focused on a subject 7 feet away ensured the background would have an abstract appearance.
 
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UncleFrank said:
Wonder how many I have to accumulate before I can trade the smilies for a lens?
Let me give a hand here Frank :D :D :lol: :lol: :eek: :) :p
How about that, do they last for a 200mm f/2 !!! :?

Great Great shot BTW, amazing quality... I better have an eye for the Kenko... it's being hanging for a long-long time in my B&H wish list... :?
 
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