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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

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Can't testify to the 100-400 performance as i havent got one yet but the 14-140 has served me really well for several years now. Only just replaced it with the oly 12-100 but will probably go back to it for general holiday stuff.

My 14-140 has yet to arrive as Panasonic don't seem to have any stock at present, but they're being chased by the shop for a likely timescale.


As for the 100-400, these are through our rather grubby patio doors handheld;



Nothing exotic - just getting used to the feel of the lens prior to taking out and about.


Will probably leave the long lens hood in the box along with the extension tripod foot though as I dislike having to use bolt on bits when I'm out and about...
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Those last three photos are great, despite the double glazing.

If you use LR6, then the dehaze slider button really pirks them up, gets rid of that "mist"..................

Not sure what the equivalent is in other software.......
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Those last three photos are great, despite the double glazing.

If you use LR6, then the dehaze slider button really pirks them up, gets rid of that "mist"..................

Not sure what the equivalent is in other software.......

No I've never had LR, in fact not really into doing that much 'post' work - I've got a very old version of Elements, but the only way there to 'de-mist' is to create a blank white layer, set it to 'Color Burn' then use the paint brush tool going over the picture in light grey. Gives this kind of result;

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Is that the sort of effect you'd expect?
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Yes that make the photo work well..............
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300 or 100-400, my descision was made on my normal shooting situation, this is yesterdays focal lengths, i feel a fixed 300 would drive me crazy.


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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Mik how did you generate that list? looks pretty useful.
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Just played with this thought.....

Goto LR6, Library, Metadata, Camera info, and choose focal length.............

Yet to export it, but a real educational data if you want to analyse your lens usage.........
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............I've got a very old version of Elements, ............
In Elements (however old) you can simply use the Levels control (Enhance Brightness/Contrast Levels...).

On your young-Blackbird image, you'll notice a small gap at the left-hand (LH) end of the histogram, which shows there are no true blacks. Simply move the LH slider to close this gap, or take it a little further to enhance the effect.

I find that the three sliders of the 'Levels' control are usually all I need for basic JPEG image enhancement. If more is needed, it's better to work on the RAW image.
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Mik how did you generate that list? looks pretty useful.

I download into Adobe bridge it shows that and a lot more.
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Re: Decided to go long - but what to choose?

Been out and about with the 100-400 today & it is a pleasure to use, just my inability to find what I'm looking for in time to take the picture is quite frustrating (darn birds flitting around, thankful for the odd lazy squirrel) but that's a common problem I'm guessing? Still managed to get a few good shots, though still need to get better at handholding










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When you consider the narrow FOV you can be working with @ 200-800 it can take a bit of practice.
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