Canon Rebel T5 DSLR Camera with EF-Ss 18-55mm IS II & 75-300mm Zoom Lens

My oldest son bought me this camera. Since I am a birder,  I prefer the 75-300 mm lens. However, I prefer a 600 mm lens. Therefore I purchased a Digital Concepts AF 2X lens extender. This extender works with autofocus, but for most of my shots, some through brush, I usually use it in manual mode.

The following shots were taken at 2-300 meters. They are not enlarged in any way. There is also no photo processing.

First, let’s compare with my Lumix 60X Camera.

Bald Eagle which I photographed near my home. 60X Lumix Camera
Bald Eagle which I photographed near my home. 60X Lumix Camera

Now the Canon

Canon Camera 300mm with 2x extender. Bald Eagle near my home.
Canon Camera 300mm with 2x extender. Bald Eagle near my home.
Canon with 300 mm lens and 2x extender. Same Bald Eagle
Canon with 300 mm lens and 2x extender. Same Bald Eagle

Now Some Cropping

Cropped image of Bald Eagle Canon 300mm lens with 2X extender.
Cropped image of Bald Eagle Canon 300mm lens with 2X extender. You can see that it’s getting closer to the Lumix 60X image.
Further cropping of image Canon with 300 lens and 2X Extender
Further cropping of image Canon with 300 lens and 2X Extender This was taken with manual focus.

You can see why professional bird photographers carry a auxiliary camera like the Lumix for high magnification shots with a single click. But I’m satisfied with my Canon. I just have to learn how to use it more proficiently.

John

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