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An over fertile imagination perhaps, all about the D400...

Jim Pearce

Grimsby, CA
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"RE: There are two types of too close Neil."

Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004
Mon 14-May-12 01:21 AM

Firstly, yes I see a lot of warblers in the treetops. But I shoot them in abandoned orchards, trees where I have an elevation advantage (the birds are downhill from me) and smaller trees and shrubs, and I know in advance I'll be close. Secondly, yes I like the idea of having extra room in the viewfinder should a heron fly. But then again, for herons I'd probably use the 500 f4 without the TC-14E with a 24 MP DX camera. The extra room in the viewfinder is a function of lens length and resolution, not format - and my judgement is that 24 MP would give me enough space to accommodate the wingspan should the bird take flight. By the way, my usual combination for birds in flight is my 300 f2.8 VR plus TC-14E.

My f7.1 habit has to do with the sweet spot (sharpness) for the 500 f4/TC-14E combination, adequate DOF, keeping the ISO down and shutter speed up. It is a base setting from which I depart only if I have a reason to do so. I don't see diffraction as a concern.

Jim

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