How can I ever complain about this equipment...

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

  1. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    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
    ISO400
    Canon FD 300/4.0-L
    Canon FD 2x Tele-Extender for a total of 600mm
    F4.0
    1/200
    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 Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    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.