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Consultant Environmental Health Officer (and trainer) Husband and bag carrier for a very keen bird, insect and plant photographer.


Sep
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asked What are the differences between the Canon extenders?
Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
Jun
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Jun
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Apr
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comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Hi Chuqui, Thanks for your comments. I bought Di the 100-400 she loves it. Not too heavy and she is taking some good photos. I am told that with converters you loose some of the positives of a lens. I presume that with the combination you are using, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The gain you get by a 300 x 1.4 against the 400 appears mathematically minimal. Are you finding other benefits?
Apr
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comment What are the pros and cons of lab prints versus using a printer?
Certainly, Francesco, it has been very useful to me, regards
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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Jan
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Jan
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comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Hi chuqui. I got Di the 100-400 as an early Christmas present, so far the results have been great. Unfortunately her 7D has developed a fault and is in for repair. Some of her work is on Redbubble (dilouise) although the majority with the previous lenses the latest ones with the 100-400. There is an improvement in clarity at the longer distances.
Jan
2
comment What size lens is recommended for flying bird photography?
I chose the 100-400 after good advice from this site, thanks jrista et al. Di's photos are even better, have a look at dilouise on Redbubble, however, only the last few photos will be with the new lens and the new camera. Her 7D is at the doctors at present, but should be out of hospital in a few weeks.
Nov
13
comment How important is ISO speed?
jrista: Finally got the 100-400. My wife took it out on Saturday to the North Cave Wetlands near Hull and the results confirmed your opinion that my wife would love it. Some of the shots are stunning.Thanks again.
Oct
18
comment How important is ISO speed?
I have purchased the 7D for my wife. The results are very encouraging, it is a very good camera, thanks jrista for the recommendation. My next task is to purchase the 100-400 lens.
Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
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answered Where can I buy actual poster prints in the UK (as opposed to poster-sized photographs)?
Aug
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Jun
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comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Cheers Peter, I will keep my eyes open for a bargain.
Jun
27
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
I'm fancying the Canon 100-400, It seems to be getting some positive comments.At £1222 on Amazon it seems a good bargain although at the top of my budget.
Jun
27
comment Sigma 150-500 f/5-6.3 vs Sigma 50-500 f/4-6.3 for birds in flight?
Thanks Peter for the link, some very useful information there.
Jun
17
comment Is the IS of the Canon EF 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS USM Telephoto Zoom worth the extra £200 over the Canon EF 400 f/5.6 L USM Lens?
Jrista, thanks, I have now made my mind up, the 100-400, just got to wait until I get the money together.