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05-15-2012, 11:22 AM   #31
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BTW, just a few other shots at 500mm from that day with minor corrections. Shooting conditions were very poor because of the location of the sun and massive amounts of haze.

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05-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #32

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Thank you for the comments, everyone. I bought the 50-500 this evening. I took a few shots of generally uninteresting objects as a test. Contrast and AF seem excellent, sharpness is good. At 300mm+ the OS works very nicely although it will take some getting used to in the viewfinder. It's weight seems a good match for the way I hold my camera; it's light enough to not feel too heavy but the extra inertia of a hefty lens helps dampen small shakes; even with OS and SR turned off I can get keepers at 500mm.

I'll practice with it a lot this weekend so I'm ready for the airshow May 26 and 27.
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