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12-17-2013, 09:20 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Giklab Quote
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/p/ - Photography

Mods please don't kill me for linking to that site...
Scared to click on it... work safe!?

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Sort of. /p/ is pretty harmless.

At least when compared to the rest of the site...
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Ok I found his blog - just pics here OH-HI
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Ok I found his blog - just pics here OH-HI
The guy starting in the pics starting around A0027446-y600px.jpg seems intimidated and disappointed with his gear.

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I happened to be on the Zoo Miami safari with OrchidJulie and the lens in question was huge. I'm guessing it was of a push/pull type of zoom. Maybe 100~400 or so. I was astounded that this woman could even hoist the thing to eye level. I remember remarking to Julie at one point that she (the lady with the huge rig) probably would be sore that night from lifting it. From the look of her arm muscles it was pretty clear to me that she wasn't used to using that lens. Personally I wouldn't leave the house with that thing unless I had at least a good monopod to sit it on.

Just for the record though, a twist type zoom can suffer from lens creep too. In fact two of the best selling Nikkors suffer this milady. Both the 18~200 and the 18~300 suffer from lens creep. The 18~300 even has, I believe, a knob to lock the lens at the short end of the zoom range. And both of these lenses are tiny compared to what we saw at Zoo Miami!

No comment on creepy photographers. LOL
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The guy starting in the pics starting around A0027446-y600px.jpg seems intimidated and disappointed with his gear.
Wow there is someone out there with with a Pentax camera! Not quite sure what the expression on his face is expressing but looks like he's just about to shoot something interesting.

Looks like a K-5 with Tamron 10-24. Or maybe a brand new K-3 on its first outing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lister6520 Quote
Wow there is someone out there with with a Pentax camera! Not quite sure what the expression on his face is expressing but looks like he's just about to shoot something interesting.

Looks like a K-5 with Tamron 10-24. Or maybe a brand new K-3 on its first outing.

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That's a K-5 - would you look at that sexy beast .
Not sure about the lenses...
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Well, the Canon 100-400 weighs about as much as my biggest lenses (Sigma 70-200/2.8, Sigma 150-500 etc) and if you can't lift that lens you should really work on your strength. Even I can shoot with a lens like that handheld and I got some real spaghetti-arms.

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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Well, the Canon 100-400 weighs about as much as my biggest lenses (Sigma 70-200/2.8, Sigma 150-500 etc) and if you can't lift that lens you should really work on your strength. Even I can shoot with a lens like that handheld and I got some real spaghetti-arms.
The Sigma 70-200 is not that heavy... or maybe I just got used to it!?
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QuoteOriginally posted by VisualDarkness Quote
Well, the Canon 100-400 weighs about as much as my biggest lenses (Sigma 70-200/2.8, Sigma 150-500 etc) and if you can't lift that lens you should really work on your strength. Even I can shoot with a lens like that handheld and I got some real spaghetti-arms.
Well, I was guessing at the focal length. But assuming for awhile that the lens in question is in fact a 100~400 or perhaps a 70~200 f2.8 we're looking at a bit over 3 pounds for the lens alone. Add the camera body and flash and the weight starts be a problem. Not to hold, but to hold steady. Maybe you can get acceptably sharp images without resorting to some sort of camera support or jacking the ISO, but not everyone can, even with flash.

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The Sigma 150-500 AFAIK weighs more than 3 pounds but I find no problem holding it steady. I have shot plenty sharp pictures handheld at 500mm with it. As long as there isn't wind it's no issue at all. Just need to make sure the stabiliser is switched on.
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People generally exaggerate how hard it is to shoot with long heavy lenses. The problem isn't shooting, the weight actually takes away some of your intense motoric shaking, the problem is lugging it around.

Handheld Sigma 150-500/5-6.3 (non-OS version) at 500mm 1/400s ISO500

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My SMC FA Macro has a little clutch control for locking the lens, so it doesn't creep.

Great discussion, guys, I'm learning a lot... but the joke of the post was that Google is telling us we can actually "shop for lens creep" and get "deals on lens creep"...

Carry on...

(and the Canonista was a very short, senior sort of person -- more senior than us! -- and looked like she was weighed down pretty heavily with this lens)
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Scared to click on it... work safe!?
Probably not safe in any sense of the word.


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QuoteOriginally posted by lister6520 Quote
Wow there is someone out there with with a Pentax camera!
Happy to say, that is not me...


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