08-01-2018 02:43 PM
Not really a macro since I shot it with my 150-600mm super zoom lens.
I was out looking for flying creatures just not flying insects!
Nice pic, Ernie! 150-600mm zooms do a pretty good job of getting decent close-up shots during wildlife photo sessions. Where did you photograph the dragonfly?
08-01-2018 05:35 PM
It was in the garden. Probably looking for some bugs to eat. This was a few years ago before the drought. I was looking for something else and run across this.
Do you have a 150-600mm super zoom? Which one, they are all very good.
08-01-2018 05:40 PM
08-01-2018 05:55 PM
That is cool.
"I have a 55-250mm IS STM zoom"
Don't under estimate that lens it is one of the best ef-s lenses.
A 150-600mil zoom can be in your future, just save up for a bit. You can even check the used market. They are pretty tough lenses and most folks buy them and don't use it a whole lot. Man, on a T6i you are talking some serious FL approaching 1000mm. That'll take some getting used to!
08-02-2018 11:41 PM
May I ask about this
"Man, on a T6i you are talking some serious FL approaching 1000mm" Is this b.c of the sensor size?
Hi fatcat...basically yes. When they say a lens is, say, 600mm focal length, the image through that lens would have fit a full frame sensor (24mm x 36mm ). So when this lens is used with a cropped sensor (14.8mm x 22.2mm), the cropped sensor only picks up the center part of the image, in effect, has magnified the original image by the ratio, in this case by1.6 times (APS-C). So the T6i with a cropped sensor will see a larger image as if from a 600x1.6 = 900mm focal length. I will use an image I took to illustrate this...the smallest yellow rectangle shows the APS-C cropped sensor, the second yellow rectangle shows the 1.3 cropped (APS-H). The outer yellow rectangle shows the full frame sensor.
08-03-2018 01:07 PM
I guess that could eliminate any cropping later. thanks for your detailed answer, it was helpful
This is another topic entirely when you talk about cropping. If you use, say a 24 Megapixel full frame camera to take an image of a hummingbird like the picture I used earlier and crop it by 1.6 ratio to make the image as magnified as taken by a 24 Megapixel cropped sensor camera, your image quality will be so much worse because you lose a lot of pixels in the process of cropping.
For this reason, when I need more reach, I'd use my 7D mark II, a cropped sensor camera and use a full frame for most everything else.