First Shots with DH1758 1.7x extender (Ducks & Geese)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by WestOkid, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    I got the DH1758 and was able to try it out at the park. It takes some getting used to. It's unwieldy, particularly without a viewfinder. What I found is that I got the best results in DMF where I adjusted focus before releasing the shutter. Other than that, I think it will do just fine.
    The lighting was tough at the park because of clouds. I Shot shutter priority with Auto-ISO. The first shot was a whopping 1071mm using 2x Clear Image + extender (210mm * 1.5 (crop) * 1.7 * 2 = 1071mm).

    20140318-DSC01330. 20140318-DSC01335. 20140318-DSC01282. 20140318-DSC01290.
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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Nothing wrong with those :) 
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I see some (easily correctable) CA on that last one. But that combo sure seems to get you pretty close. What do you think about it?
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  4. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Now that I have the 55210, you're making me want that DH1758 Gary. Nice shots.
    (This G.A.S. sure is catching. ;)  )
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Enjoy the combo and keep shooting great shots.
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  6. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Yep thanks. There is certainly CA. I rushed these through lightroom and forgot to correct CA. Still don't have workflow routine.

    As for the extender... Yes it gets close. I'm happy☺. I was surprised at the quality of Sony's ”clear image" zoom. Definitely better than plain digital zoom and definitely better than cropping. I tried the latter for comparison and its not even close.

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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice results Gary ;) 
  8. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    Nice shots there...good color / feather detail.
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