So, I decided to get it back out of the box and play with it for a bit. It's snowing this morning and there have been a couple of pairs of Northern Cardinals hanging around the feeding area. Here are photos of a malee and female, cropped so they are approximately the same size in the frame. I had added the 1.4X extender to the 300mm lens prior to the second photo so the first is cropped more. Also, the shots of the male were underexposed by about 1/2 stop so I increased the brightness when converting to JPGs.
|Canon EOS 50D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, f/4, 1/2000 sec, ISO 800|
|Canon EOS 50D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM + 1.4X, f/5.6, 1/350 sec, ISO 800|