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BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN #19

GREAT EGRET IMAGE MADE WITH STACKED 2X TELE-CONVERTERS

Hello Photographers,
 
Attached is an image that I made at the Venice Rookery in February.  The bird sat atop the colony more than 105 feet from my position.  I used the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 Image Stabilizer L lens with two 2X tele-converters stacked around an EF 12mm extension tube.  The film was Fuji Velvia pushed one stop.   Evaluative metering plus 1/3 stop yielded a shutter speed of 1/100 second at an aperture of f/8. The effective focal length was 2412 mm.  Manual focus was employed (as AF does not function at the effective aperture of f/16).
 
When viewed with a 4X Schneider loupe the original image is breath-takingly sharp. 
The scan was made with our new Nikon LS  2000 with Laser Fast software.  No sharpening techniques were used.  On both of my monitors the image appears sharp.  As this is the first image that I have transmitted on line, and I am not used to assessing the sharpness of scanned images, I would appreciate any and all feedback.
 
As for the technology,  I can only say what I have been saying all along, that Canon's IS technology allows wildlife photographers to do things that they could never have done before.  As the theoretical loss of sharpness is approximately 20% for each 2X teleconverter, the results attached here must seemingly attest to the incredible sharpness of the 600mm f/4 IS L lens when used at wide open apertures. 
 
 
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Best and great picture making  to all.
 
AM
 
Note: Arthur Morris has been a Canon contract photographer since 1994 and continues in that role today.  If you  received this bulletin in error, or would like your name removed from the subscriber list, simply respond by e-mail and request same.  

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