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    Default Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Hi,

    Does the above combination make the 28-135 mm into a super telephoto??

    abt 300mm at 135 mm limit.

    Has anyone tried this combination before? How's the IQ? I am thinking of birding photography.

    Thanks for any comment
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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sunbird View Post
    Hi,

    Does the above combination make the 28-135 mm into a super telephoto??

    abt 300mm at 135 mm limit.

    Has anyone tried this combination before? How's the IQ? I am thinking of birding photography.

    Thanks for any comment
    usually, pple would need at least a 400mm for birding unless your bird is a very tame bird. A lot of time, 500mm is also not enough....

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Not enough zoom bro.
    Tamer ones like pigeons, mynahs, you can get close enough la.
    If you aiming for sunbirds, kingfishers, pacific swallows etc, .... no chance man.
    I just tried with my 70-200 + 1.4tc last weekend. Not enough too

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bEnd1ck View Post
    Not enough zoom bro.
    Tamer ones like pigeons, mynahs, you can get close enough la.
    If you aiming for sunbirds, kingfishers, pacific swallows etc, .... no chance man.
    I just tried with my 70-200 + 1.4tc last weekend. Not enough too

    just to check , " not enough " as in to fill the frame?? ...me trying out some birding too...will get a 2x for my 80-200...wonder how will the pic turn out

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by strobby View Post
    just to check , " not enough " as in to fill the frame?? ...me trying out some birding too...will get a 2x for my 80-200...wonder how will the pic turn out
    It'll allow you to fill the frame, for tame birds

    for wild ones, think you need a ghille suit too


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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by strobby View Post
    just to check , " not enough " as in to fill the frame?? ...me trying out some birding too...will get a 2x for my 80-200...wonder how will the pic turn out
    Ya lor. Not enough to even fill 1/3 of the frame.
    A few of my low quality shots here after cropping.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bn_dck/...7610846449514/
    Cant even come close to those posted in the wildlife subforum.

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bEnd1ck View Post
    Ya lor. Not enough to even fill 1/3 of the frame.
    A few of my low quality shots here after cropping.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bn_dck/...7610846449514/
    Cant even come close to those posted in the wildlife subforum.
    not that bad lah, you got some great moment ,must have waited for some time for the moment to come . . understand birding is real difficult ...can't wait to lay my hand on some bird ...hahahahaha

    Btw how far are you from the bird???
    Last edited by strobby; 10th December 2008 at 03:52 PM.

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    hi,

    I was at SB on mon. I was thinking maybe with max zoom with 1.4x may be able to shoot the shorebird from the hide.

    The other possibility is to be at Botanic. Have to position oneself at the max zoom distance from the flowers.

    bend1ck, was your shot taken with a 28-135mm with extender. Thot IQ not too bad for the this kind of cheap setup lah.
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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    I have went to both SBWR and Botanic Gardens. 28-135MM with 1.4x is definitely no enough for SBWR, need shoot in RAW and crop all the pictures. For Botanic Gardens, your setup still can try shooting sunbirds. But have to be more patience for them to fly near you.

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    Default Re: Canon 28-135mm on 1.6 crop + 1.4 extender - for birding!!

    Quote Originally Posted by strobby View Post
    not that bad lah, you got some great moment ,must have waited for some time for the moment to come . . understand birding is real difficult ...can't wait to lay my hand on some bird ...hahahahaha

    Btw how far are you from the bird???
    The moments were great. But image quality hahaha.
    Cant rem how far, maybe around 30m or so?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunbird View Post
    hi,
    bend1ck, was your shot taken with a 28-135mm with extender. Thot IQ not too bad for the this kind of cheap setup lah.
    70-200 with extender, and the images only like that only. Fail. haha

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