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"Bill Tuthill" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> Robert R Kircher, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Took these over the weekend. First time I've had a lens this long. I
>> really love the range. I only wish I had remembered to reset the ISO.
>> Rookie mistake I guess.
> Do you like the trombone zoom, not, or do you feel neutral about it?
I don't mind it at all, however, the only other zoom I have to compare it to
is a 70-300. With the extension of the 100-400 I'm not sure you'd be able
to do it any other way. There is a ring to increase/decrease the resistance
of the slide (it also locks the slide). I think the push/pull lends itself
to the physical length of the lens and speedy zooming.
>> Comments encouraged.
> Most of these pictures can be digitally enhanced with the Levels dialog.
> Autolevels is usually too much but you can tighten up the histogram
> to improve color saturation.
I'm sure they can be worked over a bit. All I did with them was process
them through Capture One. I did some exposure adjustment and sharpening. I
have to learn more about Photoshop to do much more. I guess its time to go
buy a couple of good books.