2x-B Extender test on Red Bellied Woodpecker

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Canon FDn 200 / 2.8 plus Canon FD 2x-B tele-extender
    Essentially a 400mm / 5.6 lens (at the 2.8 setting)
    I bumped it up to the F4 setting to get an F8 actual for more DoF so close with the extender

    Red Bellied Woodpecker was at 30 feet...no time for a tripod, shot with arms braced on the kitchen window sill.
    Overall, I thought the result was fairly decent using an extender and no tripod.
    Smooth bokeh, good color, and pretty fair detail in feather tips, whiskers, etc

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  2. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

    Oct 30, 2014
    very cool catch!
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  3. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    A couple of green leaves at 50 feet resisting the fall time of year calling to change color and drop off.

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  4. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Couple more test shots using the 2x-B Extender.
    Biggest issue early this morning was very low shutter speed / no tripod.
    But the IQ capability with these zooms having an extender stuck in the middle is still evident.

    Female Bluebird with FDn 70-150 @ 150...(for 300mm)...ISO100, F8, 1/10
    White Breasted Nuthatch with FDn 70-150 @ 150...(for 300mm)...IS0400, F5.6, 1/30

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