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Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Saturday 12th August 2017, 21:59
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Posted By JGobeil
End of the journey !

I just posted my SkyWatcher SW80ED 600mm for sale. Unfortunately, it has become too heavy and difficult to focus for my capabilities.

I enjoyed every minutes of this journey. The photo outings and...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 8th August 2017, 12:11
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Posted By JGobeil
Nicely done Dan !

Nicely done Dan !
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 18th July 2017, 12:29
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Posted By JGobeil
Great shot Tord. Your hand holding of the scope...

Great shot Tord. Your hand holding of the scope amazes me.

Here is one to make you smile. I wonder if the stern thinks that the same color post is a member of the family ? Birdbrain ? Taken with...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Saturday 8th April 2017, 12:02
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Posted By JGobeil
Great shot Tord ! Here in Quebec, we have the...

Great shot Tord ! Here in Quebec, we have the Bittern, which is a large bird and the elusive Least Bittern, which is uncommon and difficult to locate - it looks a lot like yours. I was lucky to see...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 11:10
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Posted By JGobeil
Nice birds ! I don't mind the bg color, I like...

Nice birds ! I don't mind the bg color, I like rasberries !
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th March 2017, 10:53
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Posted By JGobeil
You are nice Dan, thanks ! You are right, the...

You are nice Dan, thanks ! You are right, the photo clearly shows the details of the bird. If I see it that way, it does the job and it is a nice picture... but it will never win a contest.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 19th March 2017, 22:21
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Posted By JGobeil
Do you really like the steel fence ? I don't. I...

Do you really like the steel fence ? I don't. I don't like to show nature with non nature elements. Buildings, posts, fences, wires, feeders... Also, the tail is hidden.

Canon 50D, Canon 300mm...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 19th March 2017, 11:29
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Posted By JGobeil
When I saw the photo, I thaught it was a Kestrel,...

When I saw the photo, I thaught it was a Kestrel, but it is quite different from the one we have here, the American Kestrel. My photo is not as nice as Dan's but it shows the difference quite...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 16th March 2017, 21:48
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Posted By JGobeil
That flying raptor is out of this world ! ...

That flying raptor is out of this world ! Congrads.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 28th February 2017, 19:10
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Posted By JGobeil
Great ! It seems to be working well for you.

Great ! It seems to be working well for you.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th February 2017, 11:58
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Posted By JGobeil
Nice !

Nice !
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 19th February 2017, 11:31
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Posted By JGobeil
Hi Paul, Here, they come and go, in groups. In...

Hi Paul,

Here, they come and go, in groups. In Winter time, we see them in trees that have frozen fruits. In the Spring, they like to eat new flowers and apple orchards are a sure bet. In the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Saturday 18th February 2017, 22:00
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Posted By JGobeil
Thanks Dan ! E-M1 Mk I and Pana/Leica 100-400mm...

Thanks Dan ! E-M1 Mk I and Pana/Leica 100-400mm at 400mm - ISO 800, 1/640 S., f/6.3.

Here are a couple more with the same equipment. As you can see on the second photo, the DOF is very narrow when...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Saturday 18th February 2017, 12:14
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Views: 291,707
Posted By JGobeil
Nice photos Paul. You guys should come and visit...

Nice photos Paul. You guys should come and visit us in Quebec. We have lots of them: Cedar and Bohemian Waxwing.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 14th February 2017, 15:33
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
I only have MFT lenses and the Skywatcher 600mm...

I only have MFT lenses and the Skywatcher 600mm scope now. I have sold both the Canon 400mm and the Metabones adapter. Who wants a scope and the goodies that go with it ?
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 14th February 2017, 11:56
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Posted By JGobeil
I have sold the Canon 400mm. With the Pana/Leica...

I have sold the Canon 400mm. With the Pana/Leica 400mm, focusing time cannot be measured, it is too fast. The lens was already focusing fast with the E-M1 MK I, and it it focuses even faster with...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 13th February 2017, 12:10
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Posted By JGobeil
To be honest, I haven't had a chance to use it...

To be honest, I haven't had a chance to use it much. Been busy with other things and the Winter wx... Of course, it behaves like the Mk I but it is much faster - battery lasts forever - increased...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 13th February 2017, 08:18
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
You are absolutely right Dan. Even if there is...

You are absolutely right Dan. Even if there is an absolute best system in the lab, this is another story in the field when needs are considered.

For my needs, considering my age, I think I have...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 12th February 2017, 23:39
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
Thanks for the answer. I see that you have done...

Thanks for the answer. I see that you have done your homework... I'm glad ti works for you and I wish you success ans pleasure with it.
Regards
J
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 12th February 2017, 12:06
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
Good for you Dan ! Why did you sell the Sigma ? ...

Good for you Dan ! Why did you sell the Sigma ? It seemed to be quite a lens from the samples you have shown. Autofocus at 600mm + 1.4X TX seems nice to me...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 12th December 2016, 16:18
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
I don't have a Canon 100-400mm II to compare but...

I don't have a Canon 100-400mm II to compare but the Pana-Leica is much sharper at long range than the Pana 100-300mm. It is also sharper than the Metabones-Canon 400mm (with and without TC). ...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Saturday 10th December 2016, 20:57
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Posted By JGobeil
I can't see why one would buy a Canon 100-400mm...

I can't see why one would buy a Canon 100-400mm II to use with an E-M1. IMO, it would be much better to purchase a Pana/Leica 100-400mm. It is smaller, lighter, less expensive and doesn't require...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Friday 9th December 2016, 21:12
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
My 400mm had focusing accuracy problems with BOTH...

My 400mm had focusing accuracy problems with BOTH electronic and mechanical shutters. Using S-AF, not C-AF which was useless.

Let us not forget that the Canon 400mm is quite an old lens, dating...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 6th December 2016, 11:25
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
That was definitely the case with my 400mm. I...

That was definitely the case with my 400mm. I had to get rid of it. One day, I may get a Sigma to replace the scope that I don't use anymore.
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Friday 2nd December 2016, 15:30
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Views: 152,287
Posted By JGobeil
Nice results Dan. Don't forget that the Sigma...

Nice results Dan. Don't forget that the Sigma also works with the Canon 2X TC in autofocus mode... giving you 2400mm FF eq.

Did you consider the Sigma C ? Same results, much lighter and less...
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