By mid morning blue skies were finally beginning to come out. I wanted to take the new lens out just to try a long distance shot. A friend who had a range finder met me so I could try to get a somewhat accurate estimate. Since I was shooting across a body of water I had no way to physically measure with a tape.
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Focal length: 600mm
Lens: Tamron 150-600
Camera: Canon 5D Mk III
The image below was enlarged 50% and cropped to 8 X 10 size. Not too bad. The Kingfisher hangs out in these trees and with the 100-400 lens, I could never get a decent shot. While this is still soft, it is not too bad. Shooting across the water and with the light trees behind, I think a polarizer filter would have helped quite a bit and bumping up the aperture a bit would have given me more depth of field. It will take me some time to get the feel for this lens but so far I really like it.