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Old Mar 11, 2010, 8:06 AM   #1
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Default birds using a 50-200mm w/EC-2 Teleconverter

I had a chance to play around with the 50-200mm ED lens in combination with the EC-20. Here are some examples. I'll let you all decide for yourself as to the quality. I must point out that all images were taken with the E-30 hand held. I probably added some blur to the images because my hands aren't as steady as they used to be.

I also tried the 70-300mm lens in combination with the EC-20 and simply put: it doesn't work for me. Focusing was a major issue- even in bright light of the mid day sun. I gave up after fiddling with it for quite some time. If anyone has had a positive experience, please share it, as I'm really interested if it's me or the lens combination.

All of the shots in the following post are taken with the maximum focal length of 400mm, Aperture mode with exp. comp. ranging between -3 to -7.
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 8:10 AM   #2
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here are the photos at 400mm focal length
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Old Mar 11, 2010, 9:02 AM   #3
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Hi, Zig. These look pretty darn good! Just think how good they'd probably be after you had a chance to really play around and get used to using it. I have tried my EC20 with the 70-300 and it was a no-go as well. Not very good. I have seen images posted over at DPReview where the 70-300 was used with the EC14 with very good results. The EC20 is just one stop too much.

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Wow. Breath-taking.
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Very Nice !
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They look really good to me.

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I have this bad habit of writing this glowing complimentary message about your photos, How tight, how sharp and what a useful addition to your photographic art tools.

Then I forget to hit the "post reply" button.....Doh!

Now I've forgotten what I was going to say about your pics....

Ken

Oh yeh, and the useful DOF.....
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Top rate, zig. Are you doing your best work while here in Florida?

(Don't you think that you should go ahead and move down here?)
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And he hasn't even imaged any reptiles on this trip, so far.

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And he hasn't even imaged any reptiles on this trip, so far.

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You're right Ted. He should try for something like this:
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