What You Can Do With 1400mm Equivalent

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by rgeorge911, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. rgeorge911

    rgeorge911 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2012
    I recently got a chance to shoot near a great blue heron rookery. The distance was still considerable, so I brought out my Nikkor 500mm f4 AiP, 1.4x extender, and Nikon D300. Just to give it a try, I also threw in my Lumix DMC-G3 and Nikon adapter. On the G3, that's ~1400mm equivalent field of view. Here's one result:

    _1110477.jpg by reed_flickr (www.creativeobjective.com), on Flickr

    I honestly didn't think it would work well. The manual focus aid on the G3 worked amazingly well, and I' quite pleased with the result.

    For more on this shoot, check out my blog post at:
    DMC-365 - Exploring the Interface Between Equipment and Creativity in Photography: Great Blue Heron Nesting - Nikon 500mm f4, Nikon D300, and Lumix DMC-G3

    Blog: DMC-365.blogspot.com
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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    That came out well, nice shot.

  3. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    My 1st thought about 1400mm was shooting night skies. What a way to bring the moon and planets in view.
  4. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nice work! Any special tripod techniques in play for a sharp 1400mm picture? I tried a tc301 on my 300mm, and saw quite visible vibration in the result.
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very nicely done! :cool: 
  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Nice detail.
  7. Cederic

    Cederic Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 14, 2012
    Nice. I was wondering whether to take my 2.2x extender to stick onto the 100-300 to Scotland tomorrow, and you've convinced me that the answer is a clear 'yes'.

    Only 1360 equivalent, but it'll make my DSLR toting friend insanely jealous next to his 300mm that's only just shorter physical length than my extended combo :) 

    (As his DSLR is three years old, I have better image quality too. I'm going to have to really focus on framing and exposure to make sure I do the camera justice)
  8. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    With ETC, you could make that 2800+ equiv
  9. threebees

    threebees Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 13, 2013
    It is a very nice picture, I wouldn't expect so good images with a 1400 equivalent!
  10. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 15, 2010
    Pardon me for jumping in here, but I had huge problems with vibration and lens creep (maddening!) until I got a Manfrotto gimbal head.
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