Bird thread - with Canon FF camera's

Started May 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
Mike Gerstner Veteran Member • Posts: 4,200
Re: with 1DX

Schwany wrote:

Mike Gerstner wrote:

Some pretty crisp images, couldn't help but notice the exif info..........what lens combo did you use to get to 1000mm?

Thanks, Mike

500f/4L IS + Canon 2x III extender got me the 1000mm. Not recommended due to the slow focus, but it does work in a somewhat soft sort of way unless the subject is real close, in which case it can be plenty sharp. I bought a 600f/4L IS, which I like a little more except for the weight. I haven't been real successful with it on birds with the 2x extender though. 1200mm is a lot of focal length, and I have a tendency to start out too low with my aim on flyers. That results is a lot of missed shots. The Great Blue Heron shot was with the 600f/4 and 2x extender (1200mm). I was too close to get him all in the frame.


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