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May 09, 2014 09:07 |  #301

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Okay. I lied. I ordered it. It'll be delivered to my house in NY tomorrow. Trouble is I'm in Washington State for my daughter's college graduation.

Question: what bag will hold it? I have the Kinesis long lens bag. Is that big enough with 1dx, hood reversed? Is any thinktank other than a roller big enough? What about Gura Gear? I have the mid size. It ain't fitting in that. Ty

Gura Gear Bataflae 32L is wonderful plus you can order the luggage cart straps and it hooks up perfectly to a luggage cart if you want to roll it through the airport. You need a very sturdy tripod too plus Wimberly II head to get the most out of it. I love my Gitzo 5542LS. Congratulations on purchasing this lens it is an exceptional lens to own.


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May 09, 2014 09:15 |  #302

butterfly2937 wrote in post #16892498 (external link)
Gura Gear Bataflae 32L is wonderful plus you can order the luggage cart straps and it hooks up perfectly to a luggage cart if you want to roll it through the airport. You need a very sturdy tripod too plus Wimberly II head to get the most out of it. I love my Gitzo 5542LS. Congratulations on purchasing this lens it is an exceptional lens to own.

Thank you. I have the Wimberly II. Picked it up on FM for 425 about year ago and stored it just in case I went crazy and bought this lens. I have the 3 series RRS tripod.




  
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May 09, 2014 15:09 |  #303

Another question please. I read on the digital picture that he uses a P 50 plate which I have. But he said something about needing a bushing to use 2 screws so no twist??




  
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May 09, 2014 21:45 |  #304

here is what i would buy:

http://www.outdoorphot​ogear.com …non-series-ii-lenses.html (external link)


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May 09, 2014 21:46 |  #305

Taken in costa rica with the 1d x + 600mm ii + 2x iii

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May 09, 2014 22:32 as a reply to  @ bigcountry's post |  #306

^^^^^^
Those captures from Costa Rica are breathtaking!


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May 10, 2014 09:23 |  #307

Big Country: I had to tape my mouth shut after seeing the images above. Stunning!!!! Don't know what it cost you to travel to Costa Rica, but you definitely got your money's worth!!! Stunning!!!! Mouth is STILL open!!!

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May 10, 2014 11:06 |  #308

Thanks! these are only the beginning. I saw over 60 species of birds, 16 species of snake and photographed most of them. will be posting more soon.


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May 10, 2014 17:17 |  #309

Awesome work bigcountry! Did you use a better beamer on those shots?


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May 10, 2014 21:31 |  #310

Wilson's Phalarope

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May 11, 2014 00:14 |  #311

none were taken w a better beamer or flash... i have a better beamer, but hardly use it. most of my bird photos are handheld, and a better beamer is just one more thing to deal w/, especially when i like to run-n-gun when it comes to photography


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May 11, 2014 12:37 |  #312

butterfly2937 wrote in post #16892498 (external link)
Gura Gear Bataflae 32L is wonderful plus you can order the luggage cart straps and it hooks up perfectly to a luggage cart if you want to roll it through the airport. You need a very sturdy tripod too plus Wimberly II head to get the most out of it. I love my Gitzo 5542LS. Congratulations on purchasing this lens it is an exceptional lens to own.

The Gura Gear looks like a nice bag and based on many reviews, people like it. Well, I may be the only one that does not ;). IMO, it was not designed with a long lens in mind, it just happens to be large enough… It lacks proper support for the mount side of the lens. What happens if you have the 600mm in the bag (hood reversed) while driving a car over bumpy road? The hood and its mount are absorbing all of the bumps, the lens is heavy, and the hood is plastic… Canon designed the factory case the way it did for a reason :).




  
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May 11, 2014 12:44 |  #313

I think the reason canon designed the case was to add $600 to the lens price. I never use them. I'd much rather it came with soft padded case like some nikons.




  
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May 11, 2014 13:24 |  #314

MDJAK wrote in post #16897165 (external link)
I think the reason canon designed the case was to add $600 to the lens price. I never use them. I'd much rather it came with soft padded case like some nikons.

Me neither (don't use them), but they do have a proper support. Take a look at offerings from Lowepro or Tamrac, I ended up with Tamrac 5793, it's small enough to take for a bike ride and fits the 600 with pro body attached.




  
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May 11, 2014 13:37 |  #315

The lens case is included. I driven, flown and boated. Never had the hood come off. Some people separate the hood from the Lens. Others use something homemade or buy the aqua tech.


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