Liking the 800mm f11

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Ali Senior Member • Posts: 1,605
Liking the 800mm f11
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Got mine about two weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to use it a lot, but I like it. As others said, amazed at how light it is.

I do wish that it was possible to change camera settings with the lens on, while in locked state. A little annoying to have to extend the lens before I can switch between M and Av, for instance. (Or maybe I missed a way to enable this.)

Anyway, a few early shots of the moon... A more predictable subject than birds in flight!

Heavily cropped, but not scaled down, for pixel peeping... 1/2000s, ISO6400 - which led to some noise.

Cropped and reduced. Even at f11 DoF is shallow* ... the trees were a good 40-50ft from me, still a little to out of focus for my taste.  (*shallow being a relative term - extending from the moon to about a mile from me, if my DoF calculation is correct!)

Cropped and reduced, ISO1600, 1/1000s

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johncal Regular Member • Posts: 423
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Ali wrote:

Got mine about two weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to use it a lot, but I like it. As others said, amazed at how light it is.

I do wish that it was possible to change camera settings with the lens on, while in locked state. A little annoying to have to extend the lens before I can switch between M and Av, for instance. (Or maybe I missed a way to enable this.)

Anyway, a few early shots of the moon... A more predictable subject than birds in flight!

Heavily cropped, but not scaled down, for pixel peeping... 1/2000s, ISO6400 - which led to some noise.

Cropped and reduced. Even at f11 DoF is shallow* ... the trees were a good 40-50ft from me, still a little to out of focus for my taste. (*shallow being a relative term - extending from the moon to about a mile from me, if my DoF calculation is correct!)

Cropped and reduced, ISO1600, 1/1000s

Those images look great. That is a really ideal setting you used as well.

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sharkyyy Regular Member • Posts: 170
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This time the moon was very nice.

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sharkyyy Regular Member • Posts: 170
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OP Ali Senior Member • Posts: 1,605
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sharkyyy wrote:

This time the moon was very nice.

nice color contrasts ... also that hillside in front almost looks like some other heavenly body in front!

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