Showcase Canon FD 800mm F/5.6L

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by macro, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    This is the lens you recommend to your worst enemy, sit back watch and laugh ;) Tripod only this one.

    A very long learning curve with this focal length, thankfully it focuses by a focus control knob rather than turning a focus ring. Very light touch is all that is needed to throw this from infinity to the closest focusing distance (15 meters). Extremely fast to focus for such a long lens (very clever of Canon). Finding the subject in the frame is darn hard to start with, but like anything, it all becomes second nature after awhile.

    Length: 577mm, Diameter: 154mm, Weight: 4,270g

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    All the best folks.

    Danny.
     
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  2. Utik

    Utik TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Rimini, Italy
    This. Is. Great.


    What camera please?
    And... are you tellin' us that you focused manually? Also the second one?
     
  3. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
  4. Bugleone

    Bugleone TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 21, 2011
    That's just fabulous!!.......That last pic (crab tossing) is the kind of shot people spend weeks to capture, and with good reason,...very saleable!!

    800mm is 1200mm on APS-C....why do you have these lenses?...they imply a particular interest. Is it just natural history?
     
  5. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Birds, birds and more birds....... of the feathered kind. A bit of fast sports and that's about it really. Boring and not very versatile this end like most of you.

    All the best and thanks.

    Danny.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Totally agree. Way to show off what can be done.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Say what? The stuff you've posted are the kind of pics most of us will never achieve. I've tried to capture small birds flying around our gardens with short range telephotos that are well balanced, and failed completely. In my opinion, what you've achieved are masterpieces.

    Tony
     
  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Vow 800mm:) Well done!
     
  9. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator

    Aug 15, 2012
    China
    Colin
    Hey Danny, do you have minions to carry that thing around for you?
     
  10. sleekdigital

    sleekdigital TalkEmount Regular

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    May 7, 2013
    You could probably get some nice pictures of Jupiter and Saturn with that thing :)
     
  11. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    . . . or the ice plumes on Enceladus. :D