Took a week off and went exploring Texas with a rental lens and my new D800. First shot is the D800 with the Sigma 150-500mm in heavy fog. My first Crested Caracara despite living in Florida for 13 years!
Wondering if I'm shooting at too low an f-stop for the BIFs (Harrier eye Ok but the rest looks soft).
Thanks Linda, just curious. I have the same TC and so far have not been totally happy with it, especially for the price that Nikon charge for it. I found it works well on subjects realtively close, 20-25 feet away, but anything beyond that, the image quality seems to drop off quite quickly. I've found this using it on my 70-200mm VR + the 600mm VR.
Once again don't have a lot of experience shooting in fog, but I'd think setting a +0.3 EV on th camera might help. Also, when I have trouble with white balance, and since I shoot & process RAW files in Capture NX, I can easily adjust the white balance in the RAW file until it looks like I remebered (or imagined) it.
Nice shots Linda. The Caracara was a great find. BIFs are really tough. I believe you have sufficient speed. It may be the 2x causing problems. You may also want to self evaluate panning technique and lens steadiness. I do that all of the time.