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      01-18-2012, 05:38 PM   #6029
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      01-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #6031
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there was no beard dissin, just noticing a likeness

I grow a beard on occasion.
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so does my wife
and you're married, you probably haven't done that since the honeymoon
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      01-18-2012, 09:15 PM   #6033
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      01-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #6034
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I actually broke down and bought the 400 5.6 today. I did not like the push pull zoom of the 100-400 and it is far too fat of a lens for the T2i. Once I step up to a 7 or 5D with a grip I may end up with the 100-400 when I know I will need the range and the IS. I hope the 400 5.6 is not the last lens I will buy.

Here is another 400 5.6 shot done on a tripod of course and 70% crop I think. there was some haze or thin clouds causing the glow.






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The IQ is really close between those two lenses. Neither will work decently with a 1.4x TC except on a 1D Mkxx body. I think you're right to stick with what you've got. Shoot at ISO 800 and stop down a couple of stops and you can't tell them apart. Save for a 500mm if you want to keep shooting wildlife and birds.

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7D is also crop sensor no? wouldn't make a difference.
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I've been working on this panoramic for a few days. Photomerge in CS5 was giving me fits, and this was about as straight as I could get the image. The bottom left and right were left blank though. Content aware worked fine on the right side, but wouldn't do the sidewalk on the left, so I just did a quick hack job to get the thing done with. I'm going to go back another time and see if I can make it look better...
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      01-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #6037
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I actually broke down and bought the 400 5.6 today. I did not like the push pull zoom of the 100-400 and it is far too fat of a lens for the T2i. Once I step up to a 7 or 5D with a grip I may end up with the 100-400 when I know I will need the range and the IS. I hope the 400 5.6 is not the last lens I will buy.

Here is another 400 5.6 shot done on a tripod of course and 70% crop I think. there was some haze or thin clouds causing the glow.
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Yes it is a 1.6x crop the same as the T2i but it is a larger heavier body to balance out the larger lens, and when you add a grip to it it feels even more balanced. I tried it out in the store. The 400 on the end of a T2i feels like a boat anchor, but it is ok for now. I would still want a crop body no matter what for the increase in focal range for wildlife.

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7D is also crop sensor no? wouldn't make a difference.
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      01-18-2012, 11:41 PM   #6039
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Thank you sir. I wanted to get some more moon shots tonight but son of a bitch, the moon is not out at a decent hour or spot in the sky until the first part of Feb.

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      01-19-2012, 12:01 AM   #6040
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OOOOOOO, thought you meant it was too close (crop factor) not too BIG. Makes sense now.
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Yes it is a 1.6x crop the same as the T2i but it is a larger heavier body to balance out the larger lens, and when you add a grip to it it feels even more balanced. I tried it out in the store. The 400 on the end of a T2i feels like a boat anchor, but it is ok for now. I would still want a crop body no matter what for the increase in focal range for wildlife.
Whoa, if your holding the camera correctly (left hand under lens) balance is not a problem. Don't let the lens mount take the weight of the lens.
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^ +1. Some of the bulkier lenses come with the optional collar rings so that you can mount them on your tripod.
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      01-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #6043
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but what dave is saying is that, don't depend on the collar to be the balance point, the balance is very dependent on the camera body you have at the other end.

at least that's how i read it.
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Made a ghetto $3 light setup for some close up shots with a Ikea lamp and five A4 papers
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not bad other then the reflection

money well spent.
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      01-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #6046
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not bad other then the reflection

money well spent.
Ahhh that's all I can focus on now that you mentioned it lol

I'll give it another shot tomorrow
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you just using one light?
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you just using one light?
Yup only one.. just fooling around untill my mini lightbox comes in the mail
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play with the angle you're shooting at the glass from, it'll change the reflection a lot.
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and/or use a CP when shooting.
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