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#11 smlobx

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:44 AM

Thanks everyone!
I already have a couple of Nikon lenses but want to add the 200-500 to my inventory. If anyone else is considering this lens the best offer I've found is here:

http://www.abesofmai...ns_1028991.html

That is going to be primarily for animal close ups on an upcoming trip to Botswana (don't want to get too close to those lions & leopards!)

Happyjax that is about the best price I've seen so far and hopefully I'll have time to check on the battery issue before I go.

I bought an excellent book on the D500 by David Busch so hopefully I can begin to take advantage of its features...

Edited by smlobx, 20 November 2017 - 10:53 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:51 AM

From Nikon Rumors...

 

Subscribing to my grandmother's wise saying, "if you can't say anything good, say nothin' at all"....

So I'm not saying anything about Abe's of Maine.

 

I really like B&H.  Most everything is in stock and 2 day shipping.  Great folks to visit in NYC and super customer service on the phone.


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#13 smlobx

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:08 PM

Thanks to Bill and others I ordered my gear from Andorama and should have it any day..
An early birthday and Christmas present!
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:48 PM

Thanks to Bill and others I ordered my gear from Andorama and should have it any day..
An early birthday and Christmas present!

 

Details...   Which lenses?   I assume you went with a D500...?


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

Details... Which lenses? I assume you went with a D500...?

Yep!
Picked up the D500 and will mate it with the 16-80 AF-S DX VR as it's walking around lens.

I also picked up the AF-d 200-500 VR lens for our upcoming trip to Africa. I must say that this lens is larger than I anticipated but I will be taking along a tripod.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:55 PM

Eddie, consider taking a good bean bag too. Fill it with beans or rice in Africa, then give the beans/rice to a local when you leave. Sounds like good choices on the lenses.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 12:48 AM

Yep!
Picked up the D500 and will mate it with the 16-80 AF-S DX VR as it's walking around lens.

I also picked up the AF-d 200-500 VR lens for our upcoming trip to Africa. I must say that this lens is larger than I anticipated but I will be taking along a tripod.

 

That's a big dog lens, eh?  I found my tripod opportunities in Africa to be limited.  Sometimes a monopod was quicker and useful from inside the safari vehicle.  


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