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    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

    The weather in Orlando wasn't looking like it was going to hold out for drifting (I wanted to shoot it so bad), so my wife and I went to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to snap a few shots late in the afternoon just before it storms. While it did cut down on the available light (had to run higher isos/slower shutters), it was helpful in softening the shadows and all. This is my first time using my Sigma 70-200 f2.8 with a 2x teleconverter. I think it is a little soft at 6.3, so next time, conditions permitting, I'll try some other apertures. Critiques will be appreciated.

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

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    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

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    Re: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

    #5 is my favorite. Beautiful shots.

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    Re: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

    Yes, Rob, at 6.3 your depth of field is going to be a bit shallow and most lenses get a bit soft towards their extremities; and a x2 will magnify any softness.

    Shooting at say F11 with that converter will cause other problems with shutter speed and/or high ISO. That combination really needs good light for wildlife work.

    But #4/5/6 have all worked well.

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    Re: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge - 06/17/2011

    Thanks guys.

    Geoff, I think F7-8 would be the sweet spot. I'll probably give it a shot tomorrow afternoon.

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