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Old Jan 12, 2014, 2:28 PM   #1
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G'day all

In the great land Downunder we're in the midst of a hot summer
The shrill of the circadas permeates the sky above me as I walk thru the trees - I can hear thousands of the little blighters but they cannot be easily seen on the branches above

Finally I spot one - on the underside of a branch, a good 50 to 60 feet [~20metres] above me

So out comes the lens to maximum zoom [625mm] and here goes ...



The above is a direct 800px wide crop from the original image
Considering how many people / media downplay superzoom cameras & lenses, I'm more than happy with the sharpness & detail - how about you?

Thoughts & comments?
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 9:44 PM   #2
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poor focus / camera shake visible

you MUST use a tripod at extreme 'zoom' or an extremely fast shutter with a very steady hand

yep - a snapshot from a typical 'superzoom'
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G'day BB

Seeing that you're the only response I've had from 150-odd viewings of the post ...

Could you have a go with something like a 70-300 on your SLR to compare results? [obviously stretched out to max]

Chasing at something about the size of your little finger from a distance of 50ft or so - and you can show me what the SLR + an everyday lens will do

Thanks mate
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 2:08 PM   #4
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KM-7D 6 meg SLR

75-300mm f4-5.6 maxxum AF lens @ 200mm (1.7 crop factor)

approx. 30 feet away

f6.3 - 1/800sec - iso 100 - MONOPOD & 'cable release'

this is resized to 600x800 for the web
(original printable 8x10 @ 300ppi)

assuming you are using I.E. just hit Ctrl and + to zoom in (same as cropping)
Ctrl and - will zoom out ~ Ctrl and 0 will return to default

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Old Jan 21, 2014, 2:31 PM   #5
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Thanks BB -


but we're still a long way from comparing 'apples with apples'

I'm showing a tiny portion of an image with the lens stretched out to max zoom & you're showing full frame where the lens is still in mid-zoom

It'll be easier for me to stop the discussion here until I can do some side-by-side comparisons with someone using a similar lens setup
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Old Jan 21, 2014, 4:21 PM   #6
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oooookay

went back to original image of 3.5 meg

cropped center to about 650 x 850 pixels

no interpolation or resample

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Thought I'd join in if I may...
A shot taken at the long end of a Fuji S200EXR some time ago... with a crop also...
The lens I found was one of the 200's strong points... not least being able to zip out to wide angle at the flick of a wrist...
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what was the shutter speed ?

? tripod ?
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Handheld, 1/250th sec,f/5.3 iso 100...
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Old Jan 23, 2014, 2:22 PM   #10
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excellent technique

at my age - I traded down to a Fuji x10 - nice little 'rangefinder type' for old fashioned shooting thru viewfinder
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