Getting to the 500mm range without spending $10K+

Started Jun 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Lesser gear is not a waste
In reply to qianp2k, Jul 8, 2013

qianp2k wrote:

schmegg wrote:

qianp2k wrote:

I agreed 5D2 individual AF with center-point only is very accurate.

Imagine having 61 of them covering the frame!

(Oh wait - you don't need to imagine it - you have it now)

But doesn't matter if center-point does its job as in 5D2 and 6D cases. I'd agree more outer points certainly benefit in certain scenarios such as in close-up portrait with a fast-aperture lens in wide open if your model is not in center that I do benefit from my 5D3. I actually used center-point only in more shots from my 5D3 on static subjects.

and it does it's job more then adequate

horse race images from yesterday with some 10 m distance - horse passing in full y race speed with servo AF

one learning in my shooting from yesterday - below 200 mm focal length it completely useless for me because there is hardly any isolation of the subject - 420 mm and 600 mm are too long for horses passing by - 300 mm is a good compromise for group shots and individual riders - completely different scenario compare to the greyhounds i did now several times.

For the greyhounds 600 mm was almost too short (on FF)

horses for courses

The 300 f/4.0 plus extender or the 500 f/4.0 (I) in good used condition would be my choice if you need an optically and mechanically outstanding 500 mm lens below 10 k USD - thers is currently on on ebay  ending in 20 h

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