800mm f/11--No Cats, But Some Bird Portraits

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RH McClasan Regular Member • Posts: 111
800mm f/11--No Cats, But Some Bird Portraits
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I went out into the field to get a better idea what this lens is capable of doing. Unfortunately, the birds were not active, so no BIF. These were converted from RAW using DPP--gosh, what a POS user interface! I turned the noise reduction to 0 or 1 to see how much detail is available, so you will see noise in several of these shots at 100%. Some shots have been sharpened, but hopefully not over-sharpened. Some of the shots could have been taken at a lower shutter speed/ISO combo (eg., the ibis shots).  I kept the shutter speed high in such cases in hopes of capturing birds in flight (alas, it was not meant to be).

The bottom line is that you can get wonderful shots in good light. However, any kind of challenging light conditions, and this lens falls apart. I'll let the BIF provide their opinion on that discipline.

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