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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 28-Jun-13 03:17 PM
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"Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."


Plover, US
          

I found this willing Yellow Warbler to try out my new Kirk replacement collar for my new 300F4 AF-S and new Nikon TC-14E II converter. What a difference over the standard Nikon Collar! Even with good LLT the best I could get at that effective focal length is around 250th of a second with the Nikon. Almost like gaining a full stop just in stability! Definitely worth the investment.

Al

Nikon D7100, Aperture Priority, ISO 800, +1/3 EV, 1/100 sec. ,Nikon 300F4 AF-s + Nikon TC-14EII teleconverter @ f 5.6 Benro A3580F tripod with Induro BHD-2 ballhead



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landsurveyor Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2009Fri 28-Jun-13 04:24 PM
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#1. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Calgary, CA
          

Great photo Al. I am thinking of getting a 300 f4 to compliment my 500, but I am concerned that it has no VR. Do you find this a problem ?
By the way you have your 300 listed as a 300mm f5 (typo)
Terry

  

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 28-Jun-13 05:15 PM
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#2. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Plover, US
          

Thanks for the comments Terry -

the 300 F4 AF-S is an awesome lens! I usually have a teleconverter (before today the Kenko) now the TC14EII, on the lens so it makes the focal length a bit long to handhold. Therefore I usually have it on a monopod or in most cases a tripod, so I don't miss VR at all! With the D7100 able to shoot well at higher ISO than my D300 or D300s - that also minimizes the need for VR.

Thanks for catching my typo in my equipment profile!

Al

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Fri 28-Jun-13 08:53 PM
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#3. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Very nice Al. Did you notice a big difference between the Kenko and the Nikon tcs ? I know I did when still shooting the D300 but had sold the Kenko before I purchased the D7100. I may have to invest in that Kirk collar for when I do use my tripod, can't understand why Nikon doesn't provide good collars on many of their lenses.

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doc85 Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Jul 2008Fri 28-Jun-13 11:24 PM
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West Lafayette, US
          

Beautiful shot Al.
I have just started using the same lens, TC14 and camera combination you took this image with. I am really pleased with my first results. That 630mm reach is a big help for birds.
I have a D800 but I am convinced the D7100 is sharper and easier for me to use. Suppose I will be selling the D800 soon, can't justify both. I got my 300mm f4 used and I think it has the Nikon collar. I am not sure what all the fuss about is about. I can't see any problem with it except is hard to remove from the lens if you wanted to so.

  

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 29-Jun-13 12:57 AM
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#6. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Plover, US
          

Actually Richard - the Nikon collar/foot flexes and the Kirk doesn't. In my use that equalled almost a one stop advantage in stability.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 29-Jun-13 12:52 AM
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#5. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Rick -

Actually image-wise the Kenko 1.4 was very good - but I think the Nikon is slightly better. The issue I had with the Kenko is the loose-fitting nature of the Kenko with this lens and body combo. It's fine on my 500P and D300s but I sometimes lost contact with the Kenko on the 300AF-S and D7100.

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Great shot Al!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 29-Jun-13 10:29 AM
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Plover, US
          

Hey - thanks for the comment Vaughn and welcome back to the forum!

Al

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Mon 01-Jul-13 03:39 PM
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Mon 01-Jul-13 03:43 PM by Countryboy

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Extra nice with a lot of pop. Perfect setting on the grape vines.

Tom

ps edit, The len collar is something new to me. I could probably use one for my 200-400 and the price is not too outrageous.

  

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Well done, Al!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Jul-13 06:49 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Mark!

Al

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Jul-13 06:49 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Tom - yeah, I had often read that they make a difference but iwas impressed when I finally got mine.

Al

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Mon 01-Jul-13 10:53 PM
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Grimsby, CA
          

Nice shot and an interesting pose Al. Is it just me or does the perspective make the yellow's feet look bigger? I completely agree that a good tripod mount counts for more than VR. Even with the 300 f2.8 VR, I'm seldom using shutter speeds below 1/500 handheld and usually leave VR off. But when I put it on the tripod the Kirk LP-47 replacement foot makes a big difference.

P.S. Tom, there is no collar for the 200-400, but it uses the same replacement foot as the 300 f2.8 VR (LP-47).

Jim

  

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 05-Jul-13 09:05 AM
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Plover, US
          

Now that you mention it Jim - his feet do look larger than normal. . .

Al

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Mon 01-Jul-13 11:16 PM
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Beautiful shot, well done!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 02-Jul-13 01:18 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Tom - I appreciate your comment!

Al

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Tue 02-Jul-13 01:29 AM
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Nice work!

It is hard to avoid blur from the bird moving at that slow a shutter speed.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 02-Jul-13 01:20 PM
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#17. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Plover, US
          

Thanks much Dave - You're right about the movement . . . it becomes an exercise in timing as to when to trip the shutter.

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#18. "RE: Yellow Warbler @ 630mm effective FL, and 1/100 sec. . ."
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Nice shot Al.
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Rick!

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