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Feb 14, 2017 15:22 |  #1

Hope this is okay to post here. The weather is not great so I was playing around and did a group shot of my wildlife/nature gear.

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Feb 14, 2017 15:28 |  #2

What in the world is that contraption you've got between the tripod and the camera? :D


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Feb 14, 2017 15:30 |  #3

That tripod has me drooling. Nice lenses and all... but that tripod tho! What is it!?

Edit: Saw you message on Flickr. Interesting. How did I miss these existing!? I've racked my brain over low profile tripods. Looks like Benro makes a 75mm Hi-Hat that is still available around the web.

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Feb 14, 2017 15:34 as a reply to Snydremark's post |  #4

It is a fluid head by Sachtler, it is the FSB-8. Best head I have ever used. I have is setup with a RRS quick release to easily go between different tripods. The ead is designed to go on a flat base tripod or a video bowl tripod. This one is a 75mm.


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Feb 14, 2017 15:36 |  #5

Looks like an "Induro Baby Grand", with some gimcrack gizmo video head on top, and a leveling column/75mm bowl in between!

EDIT: replied while I was tying. We haven't see much of the Sachtler stuff here, but with video in DSLR it's creeping in :)

Lenscoats in the way, but

800, 600, 500,, 300 f/2.8? or?


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Feb 14, 2017 15:41 as a reply to CyberDyneSystems's post |  #6

Jake the large glass is the 200-400mm, 600mm vII, 800mm, 400DO II


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Feb 14, 2017 15:45 |  #7

Here is the full list

200-400mm
600mm F4 Ver II
800mm F5.6
400DO II
24-70 f4 IS
16-35 f4 IS
100mm L macro
MPE-65
70-200mm f2.8 II on the tripod
Video fluid head is a Sachtler FSB 8
Tripod is a Induro Hi Hat 75mm which they no longer make but they have a new version and benro has one too I believe.
1.4x III on top of the 200-400mm
Cameras 1Dx Mark II
14.x III and 2x III under the tripod


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Feb 14, 2017 16:14 |  #8

robamy wrote in post #18273621 (external link)
Jake the large glass is the 200-400mm, 600mm vII, 800mm, 400DO II

Thanks for the info on the head; How do you like the 200-400?


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Feb 14, 2017 18:32 |  #9

Snydremark wrote in post #18273656 (external link)
Thanks for the info on the head; How do you like the 200-400?

The 200-400mm is one of my favorites. I have used it as my main travel lens so far. It takes an extra 1.4x extender giving you 780mm @ F8. I tried the 100-400mm but preferred the 200-400mm. If I could only keep one this would be it. It is a bit heavy but extremely handhold able. Most of my shots are handheld with it.

Here is a album with shots from the 200-400 if interested.

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Feb 14, 2017 19:02 |  #10

Nice collection. I have the 200-400, love it. I use it for wildlife, football and motor sports. I use it with the 1.4x mkiii a lot too.

I was wonderong if the 600mm mkii might be a good addition for more reach. I have used the 800mm a few times form CPS. It is just a shade better than the 200-400 with external 1.4x. Is the extra stop in the 600 worth it? What other lens do you use the most?


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Feb 14, 2017 19:10 |  #11

Damn Robamy...............I​'m sitting here drooling and my wife wants to drive up to Rhode Island to give you a piece of her mind...............
If we had a contest for the best toys...............YOU WIN!


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Feb 14, 2017 19:37 |  #12

robamy wrote in post #18273777 (external link)
The 200-400mm is one of my favorites. I have used it as my main travel lens so far. It takes an extra 1.4x extender giving you 780mm @ F8. I tried the 100-400mm but preferred the 200-400mm. If I could only keep one this would be it. It is a bit heavy but extremely handhold able. Most of my shots are handheld with it.

Here is a album with shots from the 200-400 if interested.

https://www.flickr.com .../albums/72157641898​074293 (external link)

Love the Anhinga playing catch shot in your stream there! You're not making it any easier; that's for sure. I keep going round and round the bushes about the 200-400 vs the 500MkII. I shoot, and have shot with the 100-400 Mks 1 and 2 for so long, that focal/zoom range is just a really comfortable spot for me, so the 200-400 really appeals; but, the 500L is just such a classic and has such a sharp look that it's hard to not want that one, as well.


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Feb 14, 2017 19:51 |  #13

robamy wrote in post #18273632 (external link)
600mm F4 Ver II
800mm F5.6

I have several friends who have multiple Canon super-telephotos, but I do not know anyone else with both a 600v2 and an 800. I am very curious about something, and you may be one of the only people that can answer my question with an answer that comes from lots and lots of personal experience:

How do you find the image quality to be, comparing images taken with the 600 v2 and the 1.4 tele-extender, to images taken with the 800mm with no tele-extender?

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Feb 15, 2017 04:37 |  #14

K Soze wrote in post #18273798 (external link)
Nice collection. I have the 200-400, love it. I use it for wildlife, football and motor sports. I use it with the 1.4x mkiii a lot too.

I was wonderong if the 600mm mkii might be a good addition for more reach. I have used the 800mm a few times form CPS. It is just a shade better than the 200-400 with external 1.4x. Is the extra stop in the 600 worth it? What other lens do you use the most?

I honestly use my 800mm the most, I love that lens. I feel the 200-400 and the 800mm combo is outstanding (my mainly used traveling combo). Don't get me wrong the 600mm is a beauty but at some of the used prices I have seen the 800mm sell for then I think it is a better value then the 600mm, if paying full price for either then a toss up. There is something on the 800mm picture quality that I really like. I have had the 800mm for a few years now. The reason I have both is my wife shoots too, so it is a little lighter for her (not by much). With the bodies I am using I really do not see a huge difference for the stop of light. The cameras handle higher iso's very well. The biggest plus is you do have a 600mm, 840mm and a very good 1200mm is needed with AF depending on the camera body. Where I live the 800mm is always needed for reach. If I lived in a place like Florida then I would most likely just own the 200-400mm.


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Feb 15, 2017 04:38 |  #15

photosbytw wrote in post #18273804 (external link)
Damn Robamy...............I​'m sitting here drooling and my wife wants to drive up to Rhode Island to give you a piece of her mind...............
If we had a contest for the best toys...............YOU WIN!

Too funny, I now a couple of guys that blow my collection away. We have a lot of gear because both my wife and I shoot.


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