Thursday, July 15, 2010

Big Meadows And A Lens Test...


This post is about the whitetails in SNP Big Meadows and the 200-400 f4 lens test. The first photograph was shot with the 70-200 f2.8 lens at 300 mm with the conversion factor and then cropped in during post processing. The second photo was taken after I changed lens to the 200-400. It was shot at 600mm with the conversion factor and then cropped in much more than the first photo. If you look closely at the upper right of the first photograph you will see the doe and fawn. These photographs were taken at 7 p.m. while the sun was still high from a tripod with a remote shutter release. What do you think, it is fairly sharp for the focal length and cropping?

Don't forget to stop by Shane's blog for a new post today.

6 comments:

Sparky said...

Nice job. really like the second one. That's great.

Haney said...

Great capture. Sometimes it's get the image with a little less sharpness or not get the image. This scene is test worthy.

bobshank said...
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bobshank said...

Brad, your test confirms my need for this lens! I am pushing the limits all the time in my wildlife and sports photography. The 200-400mm lens needs to be on my camera! Great shots and thanks so much for the lens test!

JimB said...

Brad

Nice way to experiment but I can not tell from web images how sharp the doe/fawn are.
If you want to email me a 100% crop of the doe's head-I will pass judgement.

jim(at)bordenrifles.com

Willard said...

Hi Brad,

It is hard to tell for certain from web images as, Jim says, but it does look good to me basing an opinion on that. It doesn't matter what lens one uses, photos will be lacking in the extreme fine detail when shots are taken at an extreme distance and then cropped severely.