Tag Archives: 500mm

1400mm with the 5D Mark II done sharply

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by .


I recalled an experiment I did a couple of years ago with my 500mm lens paired with BOTH the 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters (also known as stacking teleconverters) which yielded a 1400mm focal length at F11 as the largest aperture. I was able to achieve really good results…

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Sharp images with a 2.0x teleconverter???

Posted on 10. Dec, 2008 by .


Hang out in the various discussion forums on the Internet long enough and you’ll eventually come across people talking amongst themselves about how a 2.0x teleconverter (or extender as Canon calls it) pretty much ruins your chance for making tack-sharp images.

However, I beg to differ.

I regularly use both my 1.4x teleconverter and my 2.0x teleconverter (and sometimes I’ll stack those to create a 2.8x teleconverter) and assuming I’ve got enough light to work with, I have no problems creating sharp images.

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Jobu-Design Black Widow

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by .


As a dedicated wildlife photographer, I often use a telephoto lens. My favourite lens for wildlife photography is Canon’s 500mm F4L IS lens. Without questions it is a beautiful lens. But, it’s also quite heavy. Together with my 1Ds Mark II and maybe a teleconverter or two, it can weigh well in excess of 12 pounds.

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