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Female Northern Flicker-Portrait

Posted by TerryWSmith on Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:52 am

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Not a review by any means but worth mentioning. I have had a Kenko Pro 300 1.4X TC for a while and believed it to work very well.
There would be some inconsistencies in sharpness and AF speed from time to time. I just purchased the Canon 1.4XII and used it right away. This combo of the Canon 500 F4IS and the 1.4XII are a dream match up.

CANON 7DII, CANON 500 F4IS, CANON 1.4XII, ISO400, 1/1000, F6.3.

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by Gene Gwin on Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:55 am
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Terry, I agree. There appears to be no degradation for the gain in range. I had the exact same experience when I began using Nikon's new 1.4 teleconverter.

by david fletcher on Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm
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nicely done Terry. super details
Make your life spectacular!

by LynnS on Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:29 pm
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Terry, combo is working great for you, and the nice clean BG brings lots of attention to the bird's details and textures - wonderful portrait.
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by Denis55 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:22 pm
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Sweet portrait with lots of details,Terry.
I use the same on my 500.

by mikullashbee on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:09 pm
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I'd say this Combo is working out great for you Terry. Nice diffused light helped bring out this great detail on this portrait shot.
Thanks for looking,
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by Ron Day on Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:44 pm
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Congrats. on the new 1.4 - image looks great!

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