How can I ever complain about this equipment...

Discussion in 'Nature' started by roundball, May 21, 2014.

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    I rattled off a few shots at a Female Cardinal mid day and in spite of having 2 full stops of negative exposure compensation dialed in, the overhead sun was so intensely bright that the bird was still terribly overexposed...couldn't salvage any color / unusable.
    So I decided to experiment with just how much cropping I could get away with on the NEX-7, and to my complete surprise I was able to bring it all the way up and still hold all the detail.
    Sony NEX-7
    Canon FD 300/4.0-L
    Canon FD 2x Tele-Extender for a total of 600mm
    Tripod & remote
    And the little bird was 40' away, not 3' feet away from a picnic table or something.
    I can't believe the clarity / detail going through all that glass, and then being severely cropped.
    Here are the photos...original capture and then the super crop.

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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    It is great how well cropping works.

    The ideal is a longer lens or to get closer, but when those are not possible, it is nice to know one can crop down.