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Oct 24, 2017 14:08 |  #661

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Hopefully those rumors come to fruition, mainly because the newer DO's will cause the current prices to drop :-) It'd be a tough decision to leave the 500 II for the 600 II, as I feel that I'm already at the limit of weight manageability. I like taking the 500 out hand held, but the 600 is a bridge too far. 600 DO will be insanely expensive and out of my price range, as is the current 600.

I hope I'm lucky enough to own either!




  
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Oct 24, 2017 19:40 |  #662

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I hope I'm lucky enough to own either!

If you want it enough, you'll find a way to make it happen :-) Time, focus and belief.


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Oct 24, 2017 19:58 |  #663

I'll be down for a 600 DO if it is the same weight as the 500 II. I can carry it and handhold it with no problems.


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Oct 27, 2017 18:57 |  #664

Spoonbill at a local park.

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Oct 27, 2017 20:49 |  #665

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Spoonbill at a local park.

John

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That lighting is awesome, wow. Really wow.

Here's a heron:

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Oct 28, 2017 11:38 |  #666

MatthewK wrote in post #18482765 (external link)
That lighting is awesome, wow. Really wow.

Here's a heron:

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Thank you MatthewK, it was a shaft of light coming through the trees, almost like a spot light. Nice shot of the great blue.

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Nov 03, 2017 18:53 |  #667

Little cloudy out today, but managed to catch this spoonbill doing it's morning yoga routine..

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Nov 04, 2017 02:19 |  #668

So I joined the club this week and was also fortunate to pick up a 1DX2 as well.

Here are a few of one of my resident Little Wattlebirds as I was MFA'ing my new toys today...suffice to say I think they work as advertised - and a very noticeable upgrade from the 7D2/300 f2.8 combination I recently sold to part fund these.

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A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Nov 04, 2017 02:34 |  #669

graham121 wrote in post #18488174 (external link)
So I joined the club this week and was also fortunate to pick up a 1DX2 as well.

Here are a few of one of my resident Little Wattlebirds as I was MFA'ing my new toys today...suffice to say I think they work as advertised - and a very noticeable upgrade from the 7D2/300 f2.8 combination I recently sold to part fund these.

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Very nice.. and congrats on the new gear. You are already putting it to good use. I'll bet you're already having a blast...with more to come.


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Nov 04, 2017 13:26 as a reply to  @ graham121's post |  #670

Nice bird to MFA on! Congrats on the acquisitions! Being that you live in Australia, you have no shortage of awesome subjects to capture with the new gear :-)


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Nov 13, 2017 02:22 |  #671

Nothing more exotic than a Spotted Dove, but the afternoon light makes up for it.

Practising hand holding with the 2x too.

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Nov 20, 2017 19:14 |  #672

Preening Spoonie

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Nov 26, 2017 03:35 |  #673

Just a black redstart in my garden....


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Nov 28, 2017 05:07 |  #674

Some Fall captures. These are cropped, though not too seriously. I briefly pondered the idea of the 600 f/4 II for more reach (naturally), but I absolutely love the ability to go hand held with this 500, so that idea hasn't gained much traction. Anyone ever use these fine lenses back-to-back, hand held?

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Nov 28, 2017 20:21 |  #675

Nap time...

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