D850 & not a cat...

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dave gaines
dave gaines Veteran Member • Posts: 9,674
D850 & detail with macro

lickity split wrote:

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You were correct it gave more detail.

switching lenses gave results i thought they would, the macro lens @ f8 has a big reduction in depth of field which was harder to nail being handheld , the 200/2 gave more of the bird in focus but the detail was not as intense ,the amount of detail overall was incredible it was nowhere near as magnified as the 200/4 ,

The last pic shows shows his eyelashes pretty good

You're shooting the 200 mm f/2 at farther away and cropping the image to achieve the same subject size, the bird's head. You've cropped to about 20% or less of the frame by my guestimate.

The 200 mm f/4 focuses much closer and so you can fill the frame. Subject distance is reduced so you can dial back the flash or use a smaller aperture, yielding better DOF.

That was your point of course. To compare the two lenses for detail and sharpness with small subjects. Luckily you have a patient subject.

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