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#1 Roderick

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:44 PM

A Saab 37 Viggen

Not the best quality but I was surprised to see it in the skies over Ireland.

1/800th, f6.3, ISO 125, 400mm

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to get decent images with the Tamron at the distances these planes come over at.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:52 PM

I do notice the image is a little soft. If you used the Nikon, I believe it is supposed to be good at higher ISOs I would bump up the ISO so you can use a smaller aperture  and maybe increase the sharpness. Also, which focus point were you using? I believe in all cameras the center is the most accurate ... of course if you're not ready for it and it comes whizzing by - no time to set up anything!



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:11 PM

Interesting kite, never seen one of those before, good effort, thanks for posting Rod



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:07 PM

That's just too much atmosphere to shoot through, no camera/lens combo is going to be tack sharp in that scenario.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:10 AM

Thanks all.

Good point about the atmosphere.  But when I look at other aircraft pics posted here they are stunningly sharp and detailed :huh:

This one is a massive crop and has been sharpened quite a bit, by my standards, anyway.

Vinny, I was moving between Centre point and Group focusing.

I'm usually in auto ISO

The Tamron is fairly ok out to about 30 feet..

I'm trying to work out if its a focus problem, slow shutter or camera shake.

I calibrated the lens recently and it gave me a -4 adjustment at 500mm

Maybe I "need" the 500/f4...



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:31 AM

I suspect David may be spot on with his atmosphere comment, given in this part of the world such is the climate there ever seems to be a fair amount of moisture in the air, either falling as rain or on much rarer occasions evaporating....As in comedy it seems in trying to capture anything distant in camera.... timing is everything..(-:

 

Why stop at 500 f4 Rod...if we are to dream, why not dream to the max...(-:



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

Thanks Geedee.

Hmmmmm..... maybe I should rent that 600/f4 - just to see exactly how heavy it is.... :unsure:



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

Rod, try locking your Tamron at 600mm for a few days and then you may find just how restrictive being stuck with a 600mm prime might be....?  Sure an absolutely perfect lens for a very specific range of subjects...BUT..?



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

I am sure you will find a few instances where 600 is too much but not very often for wildlife. I shoot with the 500 + the 1.4 extender most of the time and often wish I had the 600.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

Thanks John.

Even at 600, my D750 won't have the reach of that D500 and the 500/f4, and given that I crop EVERY wildlife picture I take, the solution seems obvious....






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