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    Default First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    Had the EC20 for a week, but rain and work prevented any real tests.. just ran up to the pond and shot a few birds, I am pretty shaky at 400MM even with the monopod so had a few blur issues, but got a couple decent ones, I think I will try with the tripod today, just kind of a pain to lug around..
    Here is a yellow throated warbler that peeked out of the bushes long enough for me to zero in on him
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    A Eastern wood Peewee that wasnt shy at all

    A few buzzards were circling, when this red shouldered hawk joined them.
    Also why is it that I wait at a spot for 45 minutes, nothing but a few turtles around, head back to teh car and when I get 200 yards away a hawk lands in the treetop 50 feet from where I was sitting with the sun in perfect position from where I was.. tried to sneak back but when I got close enough he was off and I misfired the take off even
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    Default Re: First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    Looking good, Jim! It's a great combo, don't be afraid to let that iso come up to 400 or 800.....heck, I've had pretty decent results with my E-30 even up to 1600 depending on conditions. If you get any noise it'll clean up well, and the extra shutter speed will really help with handholding the beast.
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    Very well done NY Jim . cheers Pete

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    Default Re: First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    Nice shots. I agree with Ravenwing about using ISO as the third exposure variable. Since leaving fixed ISO/ASA I find I only use a tripod when I know what I'm shooting and why I'm using it. I find with birds and bugs I am constanly making adjustments in position to fit their mood. While they will work with you they're figity. Good pictures and with the EC20 you can now see further horizons.

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    Default Re: First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    I use this combo a lot, mostly hand-held. With a bit of practice Jim, you'll get great results.
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    Default Re: First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenwing View Post
    Looking good, Jim! It's a great combo, don't be afraid to let that iso come up to 400 or 800.....heck, I've had pretty decent results with my E-30 even up to 1600 depending on conditions. If you get any noise it'll clean up well, and the extra shutter speed will really help with handholding the beast.
    Thanks everyone, I will try higher ISO next time I want a faster shutter, although I have mine set to Auto I have it set to 400 as high limit, but the camera does try to lower iso before it ups shutter speed.

    I wish there was a way to tell it when to do what when in auto ISO, not sure why we don't have that option, say a minimum shutter speed setting instead of just min and max ISO. I could use shutter priority but then in bright conditions would have to mess with EV and or changing shutter speeds all the time

    Yesterday I had some strange results in any mode with this combo and mono pod, not sure if it was the high noon sun or something else..
    At first it wouldn't auto focus and I found I didn't have the converter clicked all the way in.. I should have taken it all apart and reassembled.. after I did that at home it seemed back to normal sharpness
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    Default Re: First chance to try my new EC20 on my 50-200

    A tripod is pretty much required with this setup. Even then your technique has to be good. Anything else is a question of where to compromise.
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