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Feb 09, 2012 18:17 |  #16

Congrats on the 800mm Tina. I was so tempted by this lens but with recent price increases I'm not as tempted as I was but these shots are not helping. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out for you and you are off to a great start. Well done.


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Feb 09, 2012 18:33 |  #17

I've been tossing around the idea of an 800. I currently hand hold about 95% of my 500mm shots (w/1.5x teleconverter) and am concerned about how long I could hold the 800. I don't like shooting from the tripod and don't know if I could get to like it either.

I'm planning a trip to the Upper Texas Coast during mid-April and am thinking about renting the lens. It will be about $700 to rent it, but I guess that is better than to blow $14,000 to realize I don't like it.


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Feb 09, 2012 19:00 |  #18

Congratulations Tina, you must be very happy with the copy you have. Very impressive IQ and so sharp.


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Feb 09, 2012 21:25 |  #19

Nice.. IMO the 800 is the sharpest and gives the cleanest image of any long range tele.. Great buy and keep posting....
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Feb 09, 2012 21:25 |  #20

Fabulous images!

I think we're witnessing the birth of a beautiful relationship! :D


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Feb 09, 2012 22:09 |  #21

Gorgeous, and boy would I love to even just play with that lens in the wild for a day :D


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Feb 10, 2012 14:10 |  #22

Awesome Tina ,you already have that big 800 doing great . Cant wait for more ......


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Feb 10, 2012 14:21 |  #23

Great set! Beautiful detail and colors.


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Feb 10, 2012 16:16 |  #24

Excellent lens and super images...


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Feb 10, 2012 16:23 as a reply to  @ Gary Fairhead's post |  #25

Excellent set of photographs. I particularly like the young Egrets.




  
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Feb 10, 2012 16:26 |  #26

Fantastic images and fantastic lens! I'm envious!! lol Can't wait to see more. :)


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Feb 10, 2012 18:42 |  #27

kmunroe wrote in post #13858109 (external link)
congrats on the new lens Tina.. you've gotten some great shots with it

thankyou very much Kenny

No Angle wrote in post #13858139 (external link)
Dont know why I didnt notice this before but the compression of DOF is amazing. I thought my 400 compressed it a lot.

it is a very! shallow dof, is taking some getting used to.

Charles Roy wrote in post #13858214 (external link)
Great set!
The DOF in fantastic.

Thanks Charles

Candor wrote in post #13858276 (external link)
Congrats on the 800mm Tina. I was so tempted by this lens but with recent price increases I'm not as tempted as I was but these shots are not helping. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works out for you and you are off to a great start. Well done.

Thanks Mike. I too chocked on the price, but I got a good deal, and I can't take it with me, so..... (probably helps I don't have a partner, I have only myself to answer to!)

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I've been tossing around the idea of an 800. I currently hand hold about 95% of my 500mm shots (w/1.5x teleconverter) and am concerned about how long I could hold the 800. I don't like shooting from the tripod and don't know if I could get to like it either.

I'm planning a trip to the Upper Texas Coast during mid-April and am thinking about renting the lens. It will be about $700 to rent it, but I guess that is better than to blow $14,000 to realize I don't like it.

It is just under 2lb heavier I think, but you could consider using a monopod to rest it on. I have bought one, and a very good tension ballhead, but have yet to test it out. It is too heavy for me, but most guys could cope with it for short periods if they could rest it inbetween. If you are quite used to the 500, you might find the 800 okay. I never thought I could handle the weight of a 1d body, but it has never been an issue. Renting though would be a very good idea, but make sure you read the rental fine print!

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Congratulations Tina, you must be very happy with the copy you have. Very impressive IQ and so sharp.

Thanks Steve. I am still struggling a little on the contrastiness of the lens, but I will get used to it.

GrizzlyMan wrote in post #13859388 (external link)
Nice.. IMO the 800 is the sharpest and gives the cleanest image of any long range tele.. Great buy and keep posting....
Kurt

thankyou, and I have certainly noticed how sharp it is!

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13859395 (external link)
Fabulous images!

I think we're witnessing the birth of a beautiful relationship! :D

LOl, you sure are! Thanks Jay.

Anke wrote in post #13859641 (external link)
Gorgeous, and boy would I love to even just play with that lens in the wild for a day :D

Thanks Anke. I am considering starting some local birding lessons, and might use the 800 as a draw card.

andrewhuxman wrote in post #13863572 (external link)
Awesome Tina ,you already have that big 800 doing great . Cant wait for more ......

Thanks Andrew

Keesbeest wrote in post #13863636 (external link)
Great set! Beautiful detail and colors.

thankyou very much

Gary Fairhead wrote in post #13864305 (external link)
Excellent lens and super images...

cheers Gary. Long time no see, just went and checked out your owls, I so love them.

2slo wrote in post #13864331 (external link)
Excellent set of photographs. I particularly like the young Egrets.

Thanks Mark

Grizz wrote in post #13864351 (external link)
Fantastic images and fantastic lens! I'm envious!! lol Can't wait to see more. :)


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Feb 10, 2012 18:43 |  #28

Congrats on the new lens Tina. I'm always impressed with the clarity of the 800. Also, great work so far.


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Feb 16, 2012 09:22 |  #29

WOW your work is gorgeous.
loving that there is an 800 in Brisbane


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Feb 16, 2012 12:04 |  #30

Incredible shots, really justifies the worth. Congrats also :)


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