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Registered: December 2010
Posts: 1
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Bye Bye L class lens. Rental period over and all I can say, I WANT ONE!!
· Date: Sun January 9, 2011 · Views: 630 ·
Keywords: Bye
Camera Make / Model: Canon 450d
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 100-400mm L
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,684
Sun January 9, 2011 8:07pm

Your rental lens has produced a well detailed image of the bird bringing the catchlight in the eye into play in the picture and thus bringing the bird to life for me. One also has a sense of the texturing here from the various elements that make up the photograph from the plumage to the seeds that the bird is eating.

Registered: August 2009
Posts: 74
Sun January 9, 2011 8:16pm

If you got this gorgeous image using one, start saving your allowance!

Registered: December 2010
Posts: 1
Sun January 9, 2011 8:39pm

Jill - I know! Like I can just go back to using my 'normal lenses' - noooo! ;-)

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,503
Sun January 9, 2011 8:40pm

I got my first L series lens last year when I got my Canon 5D Mark II and it was worth every penny. I know how you feel - couldn't do without it now that I've had it for a while and know what it can do. Your capture has the L Series signature crisp details and super saturation. I read where the "L" stands for Luxury and it sure fits this lens.
Tony Mil

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 138
Sun January 9, 2011 9:20pm

Hi Mark
Excellent capture with sharp detail, good exposure and color. Sounds like you know what you want for your birthday Smile

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,659
Sun January 9, 2011 9:22pm

I can see why you like that lens - an excellent sharp result. Nil desperandum. Have you thought of trying the Sigma equivalent or the new Sigma 50-500mm OS. Although I'd use all Nikon lenses if I could afford them (and carry them), I use the non-OS version of the Sigma and love it for BIFs and wildlife. Take a look through my gallery here at the bird, deer and safari pictures which have the data written on the small view page.

Registered: December 2010
Posts: 1
Sun January 9, 2011 9:36pm

Cheers, Veejay, the Bigma is one of those we fancy testing from the rental company, but will have a look at your stuff first - much appreciated. I think we will also try the 400mm Canon L prime and then make a decision.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Sun January 9, 2011 9:55pm

Beautiful capture with nice detail and colors.

Registered: October 2009
Sun January 9, 2011 9:58pm

What an excellent shot Mark, super color and detail, I love that lens also Smile
Sun January 9, 2011 10:35pm

Super! I need a new lens, too, and can't afford it quite yet.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Sun January 9, 2011 10:56pm

The detail you got here is amazing; I hope you find the lens you want.

Registered: January 2011
Mon January 10, 2011 4:44am

Amazing clarity! My brother has been lusting for such a lens, but could not muster the courage to write the check for it. Based on this image alone, I'd say the price is definitely worth it!

Registered: December 2010
Tue January 11, 2011 3:59am

Exceptional details and dof Mark! He looks so cute with that little beak! Wonderful catch light in it's little eye and the textures on the perch the bird is on is great with that lens! I don't know if I would have had the courage to rent that lens and then have to give it back... I have a Canon 70-200mm L IS through the inheritence from my parents. My husband said they would have wanted me to get one, they were big supporters of my photography, so we were able to find a used lens on e-bay that was in excellent condition! You might want to go that way to find one!
Site Admin

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 157
Tue January 11, 2011 7:28pm

Love the lighting here and DOF is spot on, great sharp detail in all the right areas. nice catchlight in his eye, all in a very nice shot.

Thank you for posting
kind regards Helen

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,805
Thu May 10, 2012 7:22am

A super shot Mark, crisp and clear. Lovely colour and light,

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