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06-09-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Happy birthday to me

Yes, it actually IS my birthday, but that is not really the point.

Guess what showed up yesterday? That's right, 500mm f/4 L. Holy cow this is one enormous beast and a heck of a workout to handhold. So far the IQ and focusing speed is very impressive, putting even the 400/5.6 to shame.

Will post some shots when I am back from vacation and able to process images again... but man, this is THE lens to have, biggest that can practically be used off tripod and ridiculously good. Very excited.

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Happy birthday, and congrats. That's one hell of a lens.

Now who's gonna get me the Nikon 200/2 VR for my birthday?
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Happy BD. Look forward to your pix.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
Yes, it actually IS my birthday, but that is not really the point.

Guess what showed up yesterday? That's right, 500mm f/4 L. Holy cow this is one enormous beast and a heck of a workout to handhold. So far the IQ and focusing speed is very impressive, putting even the 400/5.6 to shame.

Will post some shots when I am back from vacation and able to process images again... but man, this is THE lens to have, biggest that can practically be used off tripod and ridiculously good. Very excited.

Let's see some shots of the lens on the camera!

QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Happy birthday, and congrats. That's one hell of a lens.

Now who's gonna get me the Nikon 200/2 VR for my birthday?
Ben, my b-day is in August. If you were a good guy, you'd get me a 200 f/2 VR. If you're mean, you'll just ignore this and selfishly wish for one for yourself. Choice is yours, good guy or selfish guy.


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY and congrats on your new P&S lens
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Let's see some shots of the lens on the camera!



Ben, my b-day is in August. If you were a good guy, you'd get me a 200 f/2 VR. If you're mean, you'll just ignore this and selfishly wish for one for yourself. Choice is yours, good guy or selfish guy.


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But mine is in July!
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Here's a shot of the lens and my ugly mug as a bonus. (wife snapped it on a boat outing this evening, got some nice shots with the 500...)

Shot handheld for a couple of hours, one hell of a deltoid workout.

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A workout just viewing it that's a weapon of choice enjoy partying with the beast TFS


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