Goldfinch

May 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A few of a Goldfinch from Rainham Marshes last weekend. All takne with the 800mm and a 1.4x converter, only the centre focus point is active at f8. These were all manual exposure 1/640s at f9 - you can see that this lens is somewhat useful for small birds and holds up pretty well with a converter too. Interestingly I met a pro photographer a day after I took these who stated that the 800mm was rubbish. I'd hate to see what a good lens can do! I'd unfortunately not processed these at the time, else I might have been able to show him what it is capable of even in my limited capacity. He'd clearly never met Arthur Morris, in whose hands the 800mm is pure gold, but many people tend to make statements about stuff they have never used. I have to say though that I have heard no bad things (other than price and weight) said about this particular piece of kit. Generally the pros can pick up anything and take a good photo with it, so I suspect this guy would do the same were he ever to give it a go.

 

 


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