Truland Photography

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Doubling Up On Peebles Island

For the first time in quite a while I was on Peebles with two bodies and lenses. I carried my full frame body with my 24-105mm lens and my crop sensor body with a 70-300mm lens. With the crop factor, the 70-300mm lens has the field of view of a 112-480mm lens on a full frame (or 35mm film) body.

After having no luck selling my 200mm L lens, the proceeds from which I was intending to buy the 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, I instead traded the lens for a used 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM lens at Ray Supply in Glens Falls. The DO stands for Diffractive Optics and it is one of only two DO lenses Canon makes.

Diffractive Optics lenses are smaller than regular lenses and have some interesting characteristics like a bit (or more) of softness and a lot of flair. This DO zoom was introduced by Canon in 2004 and still is listed as a current lens although I doubt they make very many. The lens retails new for $1,399 although the used value is just a fraction of that, usually around $500. I've only had the lens for a few days although so far I'm happy with the trade.

It was a foggy morning early on as I was on Peebles Island around 7:15 AM. By the time I left the fog had burned off and the sun was out.

I'll start with some shots from the full frame body. These are HDR composites with exposure information for the normally exposed file.

32mm, f/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 200

40mm, f/8, 1/350 sec., ISO 200

105mm, f/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 200

And now for the shots with the crop sensor EOS 7D and the new to me 70-300mm lens. None of these images are cropped and all are single files.

275mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec., ISO 800

300mm, f/5.6, 1/1500 sec., ISO 800

300mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec., ISO 800

300mm, f/5.6, 1/350 sec., ISO 800

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