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02-12-2009, 08:12 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Well at least wannabe's in my case. I have a couple of critter shots I like but I want to do a bit more hunting this summer.

Can't let Borno, Wildman and Marc have all the fun!
I'm hurt... It's a big boy, no question!

Who needs a monopod... I've seen hand held shots with 11 pound lenses before Peter... It just takes some arm/back strength, and plenty of painkillers the next day when your back complains about it...

Besides, I'll take a certain lens in the same weight class over this crazy thing...

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Well, as the Dave who sold Peter the 500mm, I guess I should to chime in here with some shots taken with the 1000,mm. But first a correction: the 400mm in the lens group photo is a Tokina--not Sigma.

Here's a(nother) shot of the 1000mm and two samples taken with it on the K20D:

The hawk (who seems to show up whenever I get a new long lens ;~) was about 150 feet away. The shot is cropped to about 7.75MP and certainly resolved any concerns I might have had about optical quality.

The building (part of the old Beth Steel plant here in Baltimore) was shot from a distance of about 1.75 miles--across the mouth of the Patapsco River here in Baltimore. The photo was cropped only slightly for straightening purposes.

I'm looking forward to seeing what wonderful shots Peter produces with the 500mm when the weather breaks!

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Congratulations on the new addition Peter I got a bushhawk to play around with for my K version but haven't used it much yet. Be sure the bayonette clamp in the back for getting to the filter is in the right position and tight or the camera might come loose. Here is a sample taken with the k100superprobly f8)



This is about as close as you can focus on a small bird




I think this guy saw himself in the front element and came at me as I was behind a bush then he turned around.

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Nicw shots guys. It obvious these lenses aren't lacking in image quality despite their age.


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That's a nice rig Dave That would be nice at the conowingo dam for Eagles. It has been slow there lately though. (nov.& dec. are peak times)
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"Be sure the bayonette clamp in the back for getting to the filter is in the right position and tight or the camera might come loose."

That's good and important advice, Borno! My problem though, is figuring out what the right position is--the thing really baffles me.

That Bushhawk photo is really great!

And thanks for the tip on the Eagles!

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I've posted this photo before, but I can't resist posting it again. Peter's new lens next to the popular FA 50mm f/1.4:


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She's a beauty, Mis--and it is a great shot!

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nice catch Peter, congrats and enjoy,
leaves me with K400/5.6 looking like a poor neighbour
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Can that thing double as a telescope??

I'd love to see some more photos from this lens (no birds)

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Oh you will see some shots but like anything it will take some time. First we need some decent weather for shooting and I need some practice with this lens.

Great shots Dave and Borno. This will be an interesting season of long lens photography.
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-.-! geez and I thought the my 400/5.6 is big... XD the camera so tiny when it pair up with 1000mm.

Peter, when are you coming to Toronto so we can have some bird hunting to do :P
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Oh man . . . I thought my Vivitar 500mm f/6.3 was big. Both Taks are bigger! I'm jealous!

Is anyone selling a 1200mm?
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I wonder what people would respond if you ask what kind of filters to get for it?

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I love this one!!
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I wonder what people would respond if you ask what kind of filters to get for it?
Go to a local window shop and ask them to cut you out a big piece of plate glass and put a rubber gasket on it?
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