More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

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Warkari Contributing Member • Posts: 727
More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2
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This time, I tried BIF with the lens on a tripod and turned VC off. Photos were much sharper but still saw some smearing on some photos when viewed at 100%.  And quite obviously, if the subject is closer (less than 100 feet), the photos are sharper too.

- Amit

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Cassowary Regular Member • Posts: 164
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Looks pretty sharp.  Did you do any sharpening in PP?

Colocam Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Nice job. I'd be really happy with those results!

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OP Warkari Contributing Member • Posts: 727
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Cassowary wrote:

Looks pretty sharp. Did you do any sharpening in PP?

Thanks. Yes, I always shoot in RAW so during PP I do levels adjustment, bump up clarity, vibrance and add selective sharpening.

Amit

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Jura S Senior Member • Posts: 1,975
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Warkari wrote:

This time, I tried BIF with the lens on a tripod and turned VC off. Photos were much sharper but still saw some smearing on some photos when viewed at 100%. And quite obviously, if the subject is closer (less than 100 feet), the photos are sharper too.

- Amit

All those photos are taken at 550+mm, they are cropped and PPed.

Don't you think that a large volume of air upon a water surface can do something? Some kind of slight disturbances?

And there is more that this. All your photos have fast shutter speed. That's good. But even the slightest movement of a bird and you causes wrong focus or general blurriness.

If you want to check sharpness of the lens, use stationary targets.

OP Warkari Contributing Member • Posts: 727
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Jura S wrote:

Warkari wrote:

This time, I tried BIF with the lens on a tripod and turned VC off. Photos were much sharper but still saw some smearing on some photos when viewed at 100%. And quite obviously, if the subject is closer (less than 100 feet), the photos are sharper too.

- Amit

All those photos are taken at 550+mm, they are cropped and PPed.

Don't you think that a large volume of air upon a water surface can do something? Some kind of slight disturbances?

And there is more that this. All your photos have fast shutter speed. That's good. But even the slightest movement of a bird and you causes wrong focus or general blurriness.

If you want to check sharpness of the lens, use stationary targets.

Jura,

good points. Stationary pictures over land even over 300-400 feet are pretty good. Much better than my previous G1.

regarding BIF of the ducks over water, I noticed that some photos were tack sharp and some were smeared, right in the same sequence. On tripod and VC off, shutter speed 1/3200. Wondering if it's my technique while panning. I need to check again but I think in the smeared photos, the subject was not in center of frame, so many the outside sensors are not that accurate.

-Amit

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BernhardF
BernhardF New Member • Posts: 10
Re: More BIF testing with Tamron 150-600 G2

Looks pretty good to me. Hope I can get similar results when the bird season starts up here in north Sweden. So far I am much more satisfied with the G2-version than he previous G1 - but hats stationary subjects only so it's going to be real interesting with BIF.

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James Larsen
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Very nice.

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