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    Long and close

    The 105/280 and 1.4x converter at the shortest distance, wide open


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    Re: Long and close

    American Kestrel, made with the 280 f/4 APO with 1.4x APO-Extender and UET-R extension tube:


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    Re: Long and close

    This also with 105-280 and 1.4x (finally figured out you needed to open aperture to get it on!

    Sceen of a pretty tame and common 'bird' in the DC area. Seen in open fie;lds (soccer, T ball) and feeds on franks and twikies.

    photogaphus canonus (subspecies, telescopae)

    But skittish when confromted with a RED DOT.
    [taken from a way out, 10ft? at 280 end.

    Victor

    PS hand held and I think at 200. some noise in shadow gets those funny jpg artifacts too. may also be the GF resizing, dont know.
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    Re: Long and close

    Victor:

    With the Leica extenders, they suggest you mount the extender on the body first. This moves the aperture follower on the extender out of the way so the lens mounts properly. It was in the manual for the extenders You could also do it your way or just move the follower on the extender as you mount it to the lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Victor:

    With the Leica extenders, they suggest you mount the extender on the body first. This moves the aperture follower on the extender out of the way so the lens mounts properly. It was in the manual for the extenders You could also do it your way or just move the follower on the extender as you mount it to the lens.
    I just did the latter, it just slips out of the way and locks fine. mounting on the body means three lose lenses when you swap, so it was easier to just mate the 1.4 and swap the combo out
    now, wonder if the 280/4 would work as well. I am really surprised how good the IQ is at 280 + extender.

    Victor

    PS; Manual?? Who reads manuals ?

    PSS Also, no manual; got the lens from a shop in canada for 595 USD. Was with original caps and looked unused. Anyway, hard to stay ahead of the PeterA lens vacuum here! LOL

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    Dear Doug

    Were you really so close you needed the extender to focus? or is that to get the ray path a better geometry (I think certain parts of lens groups have sharper image making depending on the distance of the object.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    Dear Doug

    Were you really so close you needed the extender to focus? or is that to get the ray path a better geometry (I think certain parts of lens groups have sharper image making depending on the distance of the object.)
    I was really that close. The American Kestrel is one of the smallest North American hawk, not much bigger than an American Robin. I use the 1.4x APO-Extender on the 280 quite often:





    as well as the Kestrel photo. I find it does very little damage to the image quality, if anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    I was really that close. The American Kestrel is one of the smallest North American hawk, not much bigger than an American Robin. I use the 1.4x APO-Extender on the 280 quite often:





    as well as the Kestrel photo. I find it does very little damage to the image quality, if anything.
    the 1.4x is a pleasant surprise. Havent tried on WL yet (except if you consider Tball players "wildlife" LOL

    BTW do you still have a copy of the UET-R for sale? I would like to buy one.

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    Re: Long and close

    Victor:

    What is a UET-R?

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    Re: Long and close

    Universal extension tube fo9r R lenses
    works on more cameras than the leica extenders and used to be $125

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    Re: Long and close

    Quote Originally Posted by robsteve View Post
    Victor:

    What is a UET-R?

    Robert
    It's a (near)universal extension tube for all Leica reflex bodies and most lenses. Meters at full aperture with all except the Leicaflex Standard, and I've found only a few lenses that won't fit on it. I make them from old 3-cam 14198 extension tubes.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    BTW do you still have a copy of the UET-R for sale? I would like to buy one.
    I have the most critical parts I need to make one, once I find the rest of the parts for the right price I can make another one for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post
    It's a (near)universal extension tube for all Leica reflex bodies and most lenses. Meters at full aperture with all except the Leicaflex Standard, and I've found only a few lenses that won't fit on it. I make them from old 3-cam 14198 extension tubes.



    I have the most critical parts I need to make one, once I find the rest of the parts for the right price I can make another one for you.
    great! you've got a deal. just let me know when it's readyand I'll send a check.
    My WL is getting tamer, I'm getting closer!
    best regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogopix View Post
    My WL is getting tamer, I'm getting closer!


    I consider the UET-R an essential part of my kit. I don't leave home without it! I'll let you know when I've made one. I'd hate to have worked hard enough and long enough to need it and not have it handy.

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    Re: Long and close

    Noflexar-T, 1.4x converter






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    Re: Long and close

    And of course, the Vario-Elmar 105-280 + 1.4x converter

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    Re: Long and close

    that 105-280 again....
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    Re: Long and close

    Let's revive this one

    DMR, 105-280:












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    Re: Long and close

    Victor

    Great to see you are finally shooting with the wonderful 105-280 that I sold to you. And you are getting some really great results. I love it!

    Woody

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    Re: Long and close

    350mm Telyt & UET-R extension tube:




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    Re: Long and close

    Stunning images guys --- great work!
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    Heuglins Robin

    A bit hesistant after Doug's stunning shots...

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    Re: Long and close

    Beautiful photo, Jaap! All it needs is a bit of eye contact.

    Here's another captive raptor, this time a Ferruginous Hawk:



    R8/DMR, 280 APO

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    Re: Long and close

    Another from yesterday:



    This is a non-releasable male American Kestrel at a licensed care and rehabilitation facility. The American Kestrel is one of the smallest falcons but he's still 100% falcon. Mouse, beware!

    R8/DMR, 280 f/4 APO

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    Re: Long and close

    I really do need to get a long lens. Combine a lot of woodland/open field combos (a.k.a bunny and mickey buffet) and the fish ladder on the lake, we have a bevy of bald eagles, owls and various other birds of prey literally on the property and in the area. Oh, and ravens the size of turkeys.

    You know they're big, but you still stand there a little slack-jawed when you see them swoop down and take-off with abandoned (for tenderizing) soup bones our 170lb Irish Wolfhounds find sized 'just right'.

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    Crested Crane

    This is turneing into a bird thread

    108-250 2x apo.
    With a little nudge from Doug. Thanks


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    Re: Long and close

    Maybe not tack-sharp, but then again, 280 handheld at 1/90th...



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