picked up the TC 1401 for my sigma 150-600 sport lens. not so happy

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  1. Peeb

    Peeb Semi-automatic Mediocrity Generator Supporting Member

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    Isn't your full frame focal length equivalence something like 600 x 1.5 crop factor x 1.4 TC= 1,260?

    1/1000 shutter is pretty fast, but maybe not fast enough?


     
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  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What do you suppose wildlife photographers did before auto focus?
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Same thing car owners did before someone invented electronic ignition.

    But I don't go out and hand crank my engine in the morning because I don't have too.

    Much like I don't fetch water from the well, I just turn on the tap. If you chose not to take advantage of certain technological improvements that's your prerogative, but it doesn't really give you leave to be snarky to those of is who do.



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    JacaRanda Hobbyist Birdographer

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    Miss a lot more shots?
    What do you think wildlife photographers are doing now with the technology? Using the old stuff because it's cool to use?
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No, I was commenting on the use of these teleconverters prior to the advent of autofocus. Your response was to criticize manual focus. I use auto focus too but I didn't in 1980. Give me a break.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I missed the snarkiness but I'll leave you folks to share your expertise among each other. Obviously you aren't interested in mine.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    You missed the "people being afraid of manual focus" comment? Huh.. odd, you made it.

    There are many of us who have zero fear of manual focus, but we don't really much benefit for the type of shooting we do most often.

    If I shot macro then it might make sense, in the ops shooting situation yes it is possible to manual focus, but hardly recommended, and certainly not worth an additional 1.4x from the tc in most cases.



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  9. dannylightning

    dannylightning Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Well I think the photos are not sharp because it's missing focus. And you really do need perfect lighting with a fast enough shutter speed to get birds in flight or the ISO is just getting too high. If I have to manual focus I am going to miss allot of shots, auto focus is pretty quick but often by the time I get the lens on the animal and hit the focus button the animal has already moved, manual focus would take longer so it's not a good option for what I am doing with the lens. If I were shooting still subjects and had a tripod that would be a different story but I don't think this thing is gonna work out for me

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  11. dannylightning

    dannylightning Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    heck, did not even think to check to see if there were any firmware updates for the lens.

    i had so many photos miss focus i decided to send that TC back, it was very hit and miss some photos focused well but i would say more missed than hit...
     
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    Sorry, I've been wanting to use this one for a while. Hopefully the firmware update will help.
     
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