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#1 kpredator

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 11:57 PM

hello 

has anyone shot with one of these lenses?

reviews seem good overall.

might be my next lens 

thanks 

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 12:23 AM

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I took the Plunge - 200-500


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 04:54 AM

kp, a number of my photographer buddies are shooting the 200-500, and are very happy it. I prefer primes, but this seems to bea great, affordable lens.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 10:27 PM

I picked one up about a month ago and have been playing with it.
So far I'm very happy but this is a large lens! A tripod is almost a necessity...
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 02:36 PM

I picked one up last summer and love it.  Sure, I'd rather have a prime but ut does a pretty good job and allows me to capture things that I wouldn't otherwise be able to reach.  It will also take a 1.4 TC.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:23 PM

I picked one up about a month ago and have been playing with it.
So far I'm very happy but this is a large lens! A tripod is almost a necessity...

Google “Long lens technique”. There are some good tips on how to handhold a super telephoto lens. I like Moose Peterson’s style.

For use on a tripod, I find a gimbal head to be most effective. There are a bunch of good ones. I use a Wimberley, but there are others equally good, and less expensive.
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 03:30 PM

I have one of those. Great lens! Can't go wrong for the money. Got a 500 F4 to sell if anyone is interested. It's a beast and the 200-500 is way easier to handle :)


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:25 PM

There's a used one at a pretty good price that just got posted this morning on fredmiranda.com


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 12:13 AM

thanks for the replies and links.

sorry i lost track of this thread!!!


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:47 PM

I just got back from almost a month long overlanding trip to Botswana (which was my primary reason for purchasing this lenses) and I have to say after I got the lens and camera set up properly that I was able to take some great shots of the fauna without having to use a tripod.
I hope to post some pictures showing the capability of this lens shortly...
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