The first shot, from April 15th, was made with the EOS 5D Mark II and EF 300mm f/4L IS USM lens. Aperture was f/8 and shutter speed was 1/2000th of a second. ISO was 800
The second shot, at a high school production of Grease, was made on April 17th, again with the 5D Mark II but with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens at 115mm. Aperture was f/2.8 and shutter speed was 1/350th of a second, ISO was 1600.
|The Teen Angel|
The third shot is a three file HDR image of Cohoes Falls made on June 12th. I used the 5D mark II and EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens at 31mm. Aperture was f/11 and the shutter speeds were 1/10th, 1/30th and 1/90th of a second. ISO was 100. I believe that I also used a 3 stop neutral density filter to obtain the slow shutter speeds.
|Cohoes Falls Rainbow|
The fourth image was made with a Canon EOS 7D and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens plus an EF 2X Extender II at a focal length of 342mm. Aperture was f/5.6 and shutter speed was 1/1500th of a second. ISO was 400.
|Hummingbird Moth and Bee Balm|
The fifth image was made with the 5D Mark II and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 102mm. Aperture was f/8 and shutter speed was 1/250th of a second. ISO was 100.
|Sandscape in Maine|
Of the gear used for the photographs, I no longer have the EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM or EF 2X Extender II lenses. The 300mm and 70-200mm lenses were sold to purchase the IS II version of the 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I rarely used the 17-40mm lens wider than 24mm and I have the 24-70mm f/2.8L lens. Proceeds from that sale were used to purchase an EOS M and a couple of EF-M lenses. I was seldom pleased with the quality of images made with the 2X extender and found that I was frequently using it in the range that could be reached with the base lens or the lens with the 1.4X extender anyway.
I have decided to keep both camera bodies I've used for these shots, at least for the time being.