Todays humble try on backjard birds...

Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
6,400
Location
Germany / Bavaria
Tried out the 70-200VR + 2x Kenko TC.....

But OMG these birds where nervous today! Don't know what my neighbors think of me now, chasing around the yard with a monopod and the little lens and form time to time freezing in action to wait for the birds...:rolleyes: :confused: :cool:

Well that's what was usable:


Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)



Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


"Silence!"
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Intimidating look
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


Starling checking his smell
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)






Thanks for looking. C&C appreciated!​
 
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
3,235
Location
Berlin, Old Europe
:biggrin: Like the captions too, especially the last one...

Nice set, espially the Starling because I wasn't yet successful in capturing one other than in far distance or bad pose (from the back) :mad:. Sparrows aren't as shy, so I got a few of these at the zoo recently (and funny, even more tame in the zoo than outside)...

And you think 70-200VR+2xTC is better than your 300 f4+1.4TC?
 
Joined
May 7, 2005
Messages
6,400
Location
Germany / Bavaria
Thanks for the comments.


And you think 70-200VR+2xTC is better than your 300 f4+1.4TC?

To sum up 2 weeks of testing: I got a used 300 f4 from the Bay and didn't manage to get one decent shot. I sent it back yesterday, it seems to be a real lemon (soft and weird bokeh).

I just ordered a new one :redface: , let's hope this one will be better.....:cool:
 
Joined
Aug 13, 2006
Messages
3,235
Location
Berlin, Old Europe
Thanks for the comments.





To sum up 2 weeks of testing: I got a used 300 f4 from the Bay and didn't manage to get one decent shot. I sent it back yesterday, it seems to be a real lemon (soft and weird bokeh).

I just ordered a new one :redface: , let's hope this one will be better.....:cool:
Good luck!
This is what I get from my Sigma@400mm if stopped down to >= f/8:
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


And that's the point why I'm also looking for alternatives. If in the shade, you're quickly at ISO1600 with that setting - but there aren't that much (faster) alternatives for that range for which I don't need to win a lottery first - so I'm looking forward to your findings.
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom