October 17, 2011

Gear torture

Diverting from the States! series(which I am rather tired of!), I
present you with an awesome picture....

Why, you ask? Because this magnificent oak tree was separated from my 50D by approximately 5 miles!

I will allow you some time to recover before I explain.

O.K., First I started with my 500mm Quantaray f/8 prime tele.
Then I added the 2x that came with the aforementioned lens.
I stacked a Vivitar 2x on. Then I duct-taped yet another 2x of dubious lineage on. That is correct, -3- 2x extenders. All different brands.

Time for some math.

500 x 2 = 1000
1000 x 2 =2000
2000x 2=4000

4000mm is impressive. No?

But wait there is more.

My 50D has an effective 1.6x crop factor.

So...4000 x 1.6 = 6400


Did I mention it was a long black tunnel with very little light at the end?

Wide open this is a f/64.

Stopped down to the max we find a tiny speck of an aperture: f/256.

 I love taking my photography to the outer edges of sanity!


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