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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 21-Jan-14 12:06 AM
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"Wee winter birds with D7100 + 80-400 G"


Plover, US
          

Here are a couple of little winter visitors - similar in size to warblers and just about as active. Great tune-up for the spring migration a few months away and "real world" test of the new version 80-400 G as a bonafide birding lens.

For this effort I used the 80-400 without the 1.4 TC and was blown away with the sharpness this lens exhibits. Both images were again shot at ISO 1600 (still basically no light-overcast) and this time were handheld with the VR on.

Thanks for looking - - - Al


Nikon D7100, Aperture priority, ISO 1600, 1/320 sec., +.3 EV, 1.3 crop mode, New version Nikon 80-400 G @ f/6.3 and 400mm, Handheld VR on




Nikon D7100, Aperture priority, ISO 1600, 1/250 sec., +.3 EV, 1.3 crop mode, New version Nikon 80-400 G @ f/10 and 350mm, Handheld VR on


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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Tue 21-Jan-14 12:27 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Outstanding pictures, Al. I guess the lens gets a passing grade!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 21-Jan-14 02:08 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Koos - Yeah I'd give it an A+!

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Tue 21-Jan-14 12:59 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

That chickadee is really outstanding Al! I'm thinking the 1.75 m. MFD might be really helpful for small friendly birds.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 21-Jan-14 02:15 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Jim - yeah closer is always better. These were photographed at about 20-25 feet.

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Al: have to admire these tough little critters who make it through our winters. The photos are excellent renditions of them and are sharp and well exposed. The lens is an absolute winner, speaking from personal experience as well as seeing your results. Nice to see bit of variety from the raptors. Richard

  

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 21-Jan-14 02:16 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Richard.

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Nice work - the chickadee looks cold!

Not only is the lens impressive but at ISO-1600 very clean.

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Plover, US
          

Thank you Dave - I think I might have been colder!! The D7100 is doing a nice job at the higher ISOs.

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Very nice images

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Thank you Gerold!

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These are just fantastic, Al.

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Thanks Rick - I appreciate your comments as always.

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Al, I like the background branch in the Chickadee photo. There are only a few Chickadees and Finches visiting us right now. I hear it was a good year for the natural food they find in the bush.

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Thanks so much for the comments Rose!

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Awesome captures, AL! That's a great wildlife/bird combo! Lightweight, versatile and sharp!

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Plover, US
          

Thanks Mark - I'm liking it!

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Impressive detail, looks like a cool lens.

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Plover, US
          

Thanks Hans.

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Al, these are great shots. I know how difficult it is to capture these little fellas. They are quick movers and like to stay in the bushes.

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Thanks for the kind words Bill!

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Both nice Al, but I like the light hint of snow in the second one.



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Plover, US
          

Thank you Dan.

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Super shots and great new lens



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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much Preston!

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These are lovely!

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Plover, US
          

Thank you Roberta!

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Love the chickadee. Sharp photos, Al.

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Nicely done Al.
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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much Frank and Rick - I appreciate your comments.

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Clarksville, US
          

Awesome images of the goldfinch & chickadee. Must have been real cold, their feathers are fluffy around the breast.

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Well done on both, the detail is excellent, can easily see the small snowflakes on the branches. The new lens looks good, looking forward to renting one this summer.

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Plover, US
          

Thank you both Rod and Brad for taking time to comment!

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