REALLY BIG BIRDS LOVE THE 40D !

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Annika1980, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Annika1980

    Annika1980 Guest

    OK sports fans, today we're gonna see what the 40D can really do.
    Here is a full-size image from the 40D that I took a few hours ago.
    It's a large (3888x2592) image so those of you with slower connections
    might want to go get a tasty beverage while it loads.

    http://www.pbase.com/bret/image/87219140/original

    I used the Forgotten 400 f/5.6L with the 1.4x Teleconverter.
    1/500, f/8, using a monopod (tripods are for wimps).
    I also had a 20D with a 70-200 f/2.8L hanging from my neck for
    additional ballast.
    BTW, this is not our friend, Spike, but is one of the birds over at
    the dam that are used to having people around. This one was taken from
    a distance of about 30 feet.

    I'll look forward to seeing equivalent pics from the P&S crowd.
    As if.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 14, 2007
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  2. Wow!
     
    Paul Pedersen, Oct 14, 2007
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  3. WOW!! What a huge image! It loaded up quickly for me. This one
    shows more of the exquisite quality and intricate detail than in all
    your heron shots! An opthamologist could examine his eye from this
    pic! Truly a phenomonal shot Bret. It's so heartwarming to see you
    take the 40D to it's potential. Congrats!!
    Helen
     
    helensilverburg, Oct 14, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    Sharp ... sharp ... and sharp!
     
    Charles, Oct 14, 2007
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    Doug Jewell Guest

    Pretty impressive.
    I like the noise pattern in the sky too - it almost has a film-grain-like
    quality to it.
    Oh I'm pretty sure that dickhead who claims P&S are so much better will find
    an image somewhere on flickr, post a link to the JPG, and claim that it was
    taken with a P&S - although he won't say what P&S, and won't post a link to
    his gallery so we can see the exif detail that flickr strips from the file,
    and he won't post a link to his gallery because then we'd see that all the
    photos he's posted over the last few weeks have been stolen from other
    flickr pages.
     
    Doug Jewell, Oct 14, 2007
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  6. Very Nice Bret.
     
    Michael Brown, Oct 14, 2007
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    ~~NoMad~~ Guest

    Damn when are you going to get a REAL Full Frame DSLR?

    NM
     
    ~~NoMad~~, Oct 14, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    You really should have posted this picture on your new web site.
    It would have complemented all those P&S shots.

    Doug
     
    D_Mac, Oct 15, 2007
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  9. Sometimes I really hate you. :)
     
    Joseph Meehan, Oct 15, 2007
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    Allen Guest

    As usual, a great picture of a "great" bird!
    Allen
     
    Allen, Oct 15, 2007
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    uw wayne Guest

    Detail is astounding Bret......comes close to challenging...Nikon.
     
    uw wayne, Oct 15, 2007
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    Vintage Monk Guest

    Hey Chon Kei, do you class this POS post as 'on-topic'?

    Doug gets jealous when he sees a truly great shot as he has never seen
    one come off his own camera.
     
    Vintage Monk, Oct 15, 2007
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    Savageduck Guest

    Superb!!

    P&S Comp? It ain't gonna happen. (Not without tongue in cheek.)
     
    Savageduck, Oct 15, 2007
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    guidezone Guest

    I like the 40D,it is full enough for pics:)
    http://www.digitalcameras-plus.com/canon-eos-40d.html
     
    guidezone, Oct 15, 2007
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    aniramca Guest

    Some samples of bird photos from the web, using P&S cameras

    Taken using Canon S3-IS:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/United_states/photo130640.htm

    Taken using Sony DSC F-828:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/Mexico/photo60431.htm

    Taken using Sony DSC H-1:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Czech_Republic/photo74643.htm

    Taken using Panasonic Lumix FZ-50:
    http://basdekker.eu/afbeeldinger/fotografie/grote-dieren/fz00358-blauwe-reiger.jpg

    Taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ50:
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=21878147

    I hope the links are working
     
    aniramca, Oct 15, 2007
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Mother of pearl...!
    ROFL!
     
    Matt Ion, Oct 15, 2007
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  17. Some samples of bird photos from the web, using P&S cameras

    Taken using Canon S3-IS:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/United_states/photo130640.htm

    Taken using Sony DSC F-828:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/North_America/Mexico/photo60431.htm

    Taken using Sony DSC H-1:
    http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Czech_Republic/photo74643.htm

    Taken using Panasonic Lumix FZ-50:
    http://basdekker.eu/afbeeldinger/fotografie/grote-dieren/fz00358-blauwe-reiger.jpg

    Taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ50:
    http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=21878147

    I hope the links are working


    the only link not working is the second last one, sorry :-(
    nice pictures, but where are the 3000+ pixel versions of those shots ??
     
    Atheist Chaplain, Oct 15, 2007
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  18. Bret,
    Wow! I'm most impressed by the lens! How did you focus
    at f/8.

    Roger
     
    Roger N. Clark (change username to rnclark), Oct 15, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Not bad but would have been really good if the exposure was right.
     
    Pete D, Oct 15, 2007
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    Frank ess Guest


    I got your really big birds right here:

    Large noise in the back yard and when I went to investigate I found
    ....

    http://www.fototime.com/inv/A551B03FC293229
     
    Frank ess, Oct 15, 2007
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