Ultra-long lenses & atmospheric turbulence

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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hindesite Senior Member • Posts: 1,999
Good point.

I think many people don't realise this is a real, impossible to correct effect that they will encounter when using that long lens they dream of owning. I strike it all the time with long lenses, since I'm often shooting over water. Also, although we generally have very clear air, airborne salt and spray can be a real issue, even many km from the coast.

Here's a clear example from over in Oz:

The setting

The result

Detail from another view

These last two were with the 100-300, would have been utterly pointless to have taken my 500 cat.

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