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Haisbro
25th March 2008, 11:40 AM
Man flu prevented me from more than 20 minutes on a North Norfolk cliff at 8am this morning but the E3 and 50-200 does seems to be a very well matched combination. Upgrading sometimes can be hard to justify but certainly the images on the screen seemed to have an impact at magnification. AF was on CAF and it tracked the waves OK. Perhaps it was the light but they had a glass/glacier feel about them. So far so good.


http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=216&stc=1&d=1206443771

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=217&stc=1&d=1206444890


David.

OlyFlyer
25th March 2008, 02:09 PM
Thank you for sharing your joy. It really seems to work well in that difficult environment. Is the image a 100% crop or is it the full image resized? Which AF mode and sensitivity did you use?

Get well and take care of your flu!

PeterD
25th March 2008, 03:15 PM
Man flu prevented me from more than 20 minutes on a North Norfolk cliff at 8am this morning but the E3 and 50-200 does seems to be a very well matched combination. Upgrading sometimes can be hard to justify but certainly the images on the screen seemed to have an impact at magnification. AF was on CAF and it tracked the waves OK. Perhaps it was the light but they had a glass/glacier feel about them. So far so good.


http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=216&stc=1&d=1206443771

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=217&stc=1&d=1206444890


David.

Nice but as you say, strange.

Did you carry out any PP on these images or were they straight from the camera?

How did you find the focussing times and lock?

What was the yield from your shoot good/bad?

Sorry for the questions but as I am hunting around for a telephoto, the answers could help me.

PeterD

Jim Ford
25th March 2008, 05:34 PM
Sorry for the questions but as I am hunting around for a telephoto, the answers could help me.


I don't think you'll be disappointed with the 50-200mm SWD lens, Peter. I'm not, but I try not to thing too much about the price!

Jim

Haisbro
25th March 2008, 07:14 PM
Nice but as you say, strange.

Did you carry out any PP on these images or were they straight from the camera?

How did you find the focussing times and lock?

What was the yield from your shoot good/bad?

Sorry for the questions but as I am hunting around for a telephoto, the answers could help me.

PeterD

The camera was set to Aperture priority and the shutter speed was 1/2000 sec, iso 100, single point small focus. It does lock on straight away and takes the images. Ist image is full frame, there was a little adjustment in highlight/shadow.

Here are some more images from today as well.

These were hand held and the second image is 100% crop.



http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=218&stc=1&d=1206472044



http://e-group.uk.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=219&stc=1&d=1206472059

I hope i have answered all questions.


David

PeterD
25th March 2008, 07:43 PM
David,

Thank you for your replies to my queries. It seems that this new lens has the potential for the type of photography I am interested - of course at a price:(.

The responsiveness in AF sounds very good and something I have yearned for having experienced cheaper budget lenses.

Thanks again and its time to think.

PeterD

Haisbro
25th March 2008, 08:50 PM
I hope to do a rugby match the weekend when AF will have a proper test. I post some images

David

PeterD
25th March 2008, 09:03 PM
I hope to do a rugby match the weekend when AF will have a proper test. I post some images

David

Thanks for your help David.

PeterD

Haisbro
27th March 2008, 08:10 PM
Nice bit of sun this afternoon so i took this backlit image of daffs. This is a 100% crop. Flowers are past it but still make a nice subject. I do like the lens, background bokeh does seems more pleasing than old 50-200.

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David

brob108
27th March 2008, 11:37 PM
Here's one I took of a Mandrill monkey at Chester Zoo. The lens impressed me with the sharpness as I was shooting through glass that was reflecting rather a lot. http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/thumbs/3252096.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=4197)

steverh
28th March 2008, 01:06 AM
That's a really good portrait shot.