kmunroe wrote in post #13858109
congrats on the new lens Tina.. you've gotten some great shots with it
thankyou very much Kenny
No Angle wrote in post #13858139
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.
Candor wrote in post #13858276
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!)
badams wrote in post #13858387
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!
Nighthound wrote in post #13858549
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
Nice.. IMO the 800 is the sharpest and gives the cleanest image of any long range tele.. Great buy and keep posting....
thankyou, and I have certainly noticed how sharp it is!
FlyingPhotog wrote in post #13859395
I think we're witnessing the birth of a beautiful relationship!
LOl, you sure are! Thanks Jay.
Anke wrote in post #13859641
Gorgeous, and boy would I love to even just play with that lens in the wild for a day
Thanks Anke. I am considering starting some local birding lessons, and might use the 800 as a draw card.
andrewhuxman wrote in post #13863572
Awesome Tina ,you already have that big 800 doing great . Cant wait for more ......
Keesbeest wrote in post #13863636
Great set! Beautiful detail and colors.
thankyou very much
Gary Fairhead wrote in post #13864305
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
Excellent set of photographs. I particularly like the young Egrets.
Grizz wrote in post #13864351
Fantastic images and fantastic lens! I'm envious!! lol Can't wait to see more.