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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 10:33   #1
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As a bit of fun I took a series of shots of the same subject with a different combination of lenses and teleconverters purely to give an idea of how much reach each focal length will give without further cropping.
I often see the question asked "Which lens should I buy?" so hopefully this might help people decide.
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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 15:18   #2
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That's an excellent set, Dave, and far better than those I've seen on the printed page where the limited resolution tends to mask the benefits of a longer focal length.
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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 18:18   #3
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Very nicely done Dave.

How on earth did that you get the bird to stay there so long .

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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 18:33   #4
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Thanks both, as I originally said it was a bit of fun, gives an instant visual idea of reach but a lot depends on the camera body, lens IQ and the ability of the operator to use the equipment to best advantage too.
One or two of my shots were blurred but in the 13 minutes and 10 seconds the bird was sat there I shot 71 pictures using 12 different camera/lens /tc combinations so it was all a bit hurried especially as I also had to dash to another room to collect more bits of kit in between changing lenses!
Fortunately the Pigeon had stuffed itself with berries from a nearby Ivy bush and didn't feel like flying until it had digested a few!
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Old Thursday 7th April 2016, 23:27   #5
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Good comparison Dave!
Should be very useful to people looking to buy a new lens.
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Really interesting - I was surprised to see the difference between the 500 and 600 - Quite a leap!!

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