The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

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Joachim Wulfers
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The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135
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Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

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Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

It sure did. A very capable small lens IMO. And very good pose of the bird. Like its colorful plumage.

Thanks for sharing!

Phil

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Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

philzucker wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

It sure did. A very capable small lens IMO. And very good pose of the bird. Like its colorful plumage.

Thanks for sharing!

Phil

Thanks Phil, I appreciate your comment.

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Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

Outstanding!  Only the chromatic aberration hints at an economy lens.

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Joachim Wulfers
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Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

paul wassermann wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

Outstanding! Only the chromatic aberration hints at an economy lens.

Thank you Paul. Indeed the E 18-135 is susceptible to CA whereas I see that seldom with the FE 70-300

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paul wassermann Senior Member • Posts: 1,924
Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

paul wassermann wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

Outstanding! Only the chromatic aberration hints at an economy lens.

Thank you Paul. Indeed the E 18-135 is susceptible to CA whereas I see that seldom with the FE 70-300

I meant to mention how nice it is to see a bird image that isn't sharpened to the point of making the plumage look like plastic!

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Joachim Wulfers
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Re: The Red-bellied Woodpecker with the 18-135

paul wassermann wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

paul wassermann wrote:

Joachim Wulfers wrote:

Although this is nearly a 100% crop (83%), the E 18-350 did quite well with sharpness, colour and contrast

Outstanding! Only the chromatic aberration hints at an economy lens.

Thank you Paul. Indeed the E 18-135 is susceptible to CA whereas I see that seldom with the FE 70-300

I meant to mention how nice it is to see a bird image that isn't sharpened to the point of making the plumage look like plastic!

I understand your point. I sharpen +20% in my editing SW, however, when I reduce the photos for posting here, I run them through 0.80 quality reduction and the photos look much more natural. At 1.00 they always came out over-sharpened. It's particularly difficult with the white feathers like with an egret. Glad you liked the result. I should have worked on the CA, however, there was no significant green fringing so the CA did not bother me too much

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