Test : CANON EF 500mm F4 IS2 with 2x TC picture quality

[this is not a test to compare among brands ... just a plain test on tc effect]

many years back before I upgrade to Canon mark2 tele lenses … I always try to avoid tele-convertor 2x … max I used is 1.4x but than still minimum use due to the quality drop is too much to worry ..

since then I upgrade to CANON ef 500/600 F4 IS2 and tc 1.4x and 2x mark3 … I have my own rule to apply the tc to get my acceptable quality picture .. and here I would share some of my capture (and I am not trying to share 1-2 case picture .. pictures sharing here are based on my common standard of shooting result) …

to make good use of the TC mark3 version .. my own rules

- enough light condition.. I can make use of any TC either 1.4 or 2x

- low light condition , try to avoid 2x tc

- very bad light condition , no TC will be use and use crop picture for final output

 

Update 2014 April 20 :

Orange-Breasted Trogon 橙胸咬鵑

- when the quality of air consist of moisture/mist … we can see it affect the quality (this also apply without TC)

Orange-Breasted Trogon 橙胸咬鵑

100% crop of previous picture

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher , 普通翠鳥

100% crop

100% crop of previous picture

both pictures above shooting on bean beg , ISO1600 , with only resize and no Post Processing done …

- for me the result is far acceptable for using the 2xtc …

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah | liewwk

a beautiful state full with beautiful landscape, wildlifes, insects for explored .. few main objects we not going to miss

1. seafood

2. Mount Kinabalu

3. beautiful beaches

update 2014 April 18

Tanjung Aru low tide – sunset ..

… sunset FUN …

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My Gear – Cartoni HD Focus (Fluid head for Bird Photography)

Cartoni FOCUS HD with Canon 500mm F4 and 1dx

Cartoni FOCUS HD with Canon 500mm F4 and 1dx

Cartoni HD, fluid head with good fiction/fluid control .. it can handling tele focus lenses like 300/400/500/600/800 well just as show video below 

 

Specification

Payload capacity

150 mm (6′)

100 mm (4′)

 

10  kg (22 lbs)

12 kg (26lbs)

graficofocusHD
Weight
2 kg (4,4lbs)
Pan range (°) 360°
Tilt range (°) +/-90°
Counterbalance Continuous
Fluid drag Continuous
Bowl diameter 100 mm
Temp. range -40°/+60°C(-40°/+158°F)

this add on another fluid for sale under post

Looking for accessories – Big Lenses 300,400,500,600, 800 mm

you may contact me for this fantastic head with accessories for bird photography e.g. Body-Len shake reduce system, long QR plate for better balancing and Len-QR Plate shake reduce system.

EMAIL for more info and price

liewwkphoto@gmail.com

 

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Photography Sharing March 16 2014 (Kota Kinabalu), 22 March 2014 (Miri) &23 March 2014 Dec (Sibu) , Sarawak

I will have another round of East Malaysia Photo Sharing – “ENJOY and CAPTURE the NATURE” for 3 sessions

 

1. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

- 2pm-6pm, 2014 March 16

- Canon KK Branch

 

2. Miri, Sarawak

- 7pm-11pm, 2014 March 22

- Pustaka Miri

 

3. Sibu, Sarawak

- 2pm-6pm, 2014 March March 23

- Kingwood Hotel Sibu

 

for further registration

http://eosworld.canon.com.my/Web/WebAcademy/Others/256_170_198_204/

 

CANON-Sarawak 2014March

CANON-Sarawak 2014March

 

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Forktail series | liewwk

 

1. Chestnut-naped Forktail, 栗頸燕尾

- a shy bird that can find near waterfall, stream …

Chestnut-naped Forktail, 栗頸燕尾,Enicurus ruficapillus

 

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Marumi Len Protect and Circular Polarizer

When I apply any filters, it is important to have the filters do not affect Image Quality, exposure …. and if do own a filter that affect my picture IQ, I would rather do not use any filters but MARUMI is one of the best in class that provided protection (UV) and effect (CPL) that do not affect our picture quality………….

Both Marumi Len Protect (UV filters) and Circular Polarizer (CPL) available at liewwk Photo Online Store

there are 3 models of filters

DHG – standard and economic filters

DHG Super – High grade multi-coat filters

Exus – New with better coating, anti-static, Water and Oil Repellant , 0.3% reflection

Marumi Exus UV

Marumi Exus UV

Marumi Exus CPL

Marumi Exus CPL

 

you may contact me for various size info, price … or click here for all available filters

 

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Harriers series | liewwk

A harrier is any of the several species of diurnal hawks forming the Circinae sub-family of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey. Harriers characteristically hunt by flying low over open ground, feeding on small mammals, reptiles, or birds.

Most harriers are placed in the genus Circus, the scientific name arising from the circling movements female and male make when courting. Two other harriers are in the genus Polyboroides, the harrier-hawks, which are allopatric (geographically separated) and restricted to the Afrotropic ecozone. The remaining single species forms the monotypic genus Geranospiza.

 

*** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrier_%28bird%29

 

1. Pied Harrier

- a bird that like to stand or rest on ground in the morning

- able to get close ~30 feet from both male and female

Pied Harrier, 花澤鵟, Circus melanoleucos

 

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Junglefowl series | liewwk

Junglefowl are the four living species of bird from the genus Gallus in the Gallinaceous bird order, which occur in India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

These are large birds, with colourful male plumage, but are nevertheless difficult to see in the dense vegetation they inhabit.

As with many birds in the pheasant family, the male takes no part in the incubation of the egg or rearing of the precocial young. These duties are performed by the drab and well-camouflaged female.

The junglefowl are seed-eaters, but insects are also taken, particularly by the young birds.

One of the species in this genus, the Red Junglefowl, is of historical importance as the likely ancestor of the domesticated chicken, although it has been suggested the Grey Junglefowl was also involved.[1]

The Sri Lanka Junglefowl is the National Bird of Sri Lanka.

 

*** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junglefowl

 

- we call in jungle chicken in Chinese , it look alike chicken that we eat but with some characteristic that make the different

 

1. Red Junglefowl

The Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) is a tropical member of the Phasianidae family. It is thought to be ancestral to the domestic chicken, with some hybridzation with the Grey Junglefowl.[2] The Red Junglefowl was first domesticated at least five thousand years ago in Asia, then taken around the world, and the domestic form is kept globally as a very productive food source of both meat and eggs.[3]

***http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Junglefowl

Update 2014 Feb 8

red Junglefowl , 原雞, Gallus gallus

- found in jungle , shy to see people or car but easier to shoot from car

… let’s fight … red Junglefowl , 原雞 [Gallus gallus]

 

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My Gear : Swarovski binoculars

I recently added a travel Bino into my beg … and I love the clarify, size, weight that it provide .. it is Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25 B.

below pictures show the size of the Bino is just as small as my Iphone 4s

Swarovski CL Pocket 8x25 B

Swarovski CL Pocket 8×25 B

 

and liewwk Online Store also have available stock for below

1. CL Pocket 8×25 B

2. CL Pocket 10×25 B

3. SLC 42

swarovski SLC 10x42 W B

swarovski SLC 10×42 W B

4. EL42

swarovski EL 10x42 W B

swarovski EL 10×42 W B

5. STS scope

and please feel free to contact me for any other available model or pre-order non available model …

 

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Egrets & Pond Herons | liewwk

here is some collection I managed to capture and will slowly update with pictures …

1. Little Heron

- most common found near pond, mangrove, paddy field area etc ….

- easy to get close by any chance

Little Heron,綠鷺

 

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