This morning was bright, cold and windy. On my morning walk, I passed the palm snag and noticed the Red-Bellied Woodpecker trying to stay warm on the sunny side of the snag and out of the wind. I figured he would be there for a while so I took my Nikon 1 V2 with it’s 30-110mm VR zoom out to take a few pictures. This is the basic shot I could get as a lightly processed raw file.’
It appeared that the little guy was going to be staying there so I decided to compare a couple of my other lenses on the V1 using the FT-1 adapter. This comparison is not scientific but is a practical exercise in using the lenses. I used a monopod with the larger lenses but the 30-110mm was handheld. I cropped all them to approximately the same view of the bird as most of us would do that before display. So, here are the images.
The one on the left is the 30-110mm cropped. The one on the right is the 70-200mm VR with the TC-17E II yielding 340mm.
The next two are the 70-300mm VR. The one on the left is the full 300mm and the one on the right is at 240mm.
I have long felt that the 70-300mm is not at it’s best at 300mm and often zoom back to 270 or 240mm before taking a shot. Here is another shot taken with the D90 and 70-300mm VR at 300mm.
If you click on any of these pictures you will see them at a larger size but, all have been cropped and resized to 1024×768 before uploading to the wordpress image storage.