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Aug 29, 2014 21:26 |  #346

GaryS1964 wrote in post #17125060 (external link)
Picked mine up at UPS on Tue. It's big and heavy. 99% of my shooting is handheld. Tried some handheld shots and that is going to be a challenge and I'm no 90lb weakling. Keeping it steady on a small fixed object is not easy so I'm going to have to work on my technique. My guess is shooting moving subjects handheld will be easier than shooting small stationary objects handheld but I have yet to test this theory. I guess I'm going to have to dust off the tripod.

I have a question. What are people carrying and storing it in? It looks like it might barely fit in my Lowpro 400AW attached to my camera but I'll have to take out my Tamron 70-300 which it will probably replace anyway. But then I also need a place to store the hood. Putting it reversed on the lens works for length but makes it even wider which could mean completely rearranging my Lowpro to try and accomodate it. The other downside is I would probably have to leave it on my camera or store the camera without a lens attached. Storing it attached to the camera would be a pain because it won't be used nearly as often as the 24-105 which lives on my camera. I'm thinking of buying an aluminum case specifically for it and it's hood but that's really not a good option because I like to be able to just grab my Lowpro and go. Looks like I've talked myself into rearranging the Lowpro.

BTW - Ordered May 2nd from B&H.

i picked up this

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its got good padding, but to be honest its a little big. Lowepro has a size down from that, but another poster on this forum thought that was too small.


Gear: 5D III, EOS-M (converted to 590 IR), 16-35 II, 24-70 II, 85/1.2, 100/2.8 macro, 135/2, 70-200/2.8 IS II, Tamzooka 150-600, Rokinon 14/2.8, Rokinon 8 Fish, 40 pancake, 22 M, 18-55 M

  
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Aug 29, 2014 21:36 as a reply to  @ pig pile's post |  #347

Those are excellent cases... I have 2 myself =)


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Aug 29, 2014 22:34 |  #348

TheMetal wrote in post #17125551 (external link)
Those are excellent cases... I have 2 myself =)

Yeh, I have an old t-shirt at the bottom, hood reversed, and Tamzooka nestled safely in. Very well protected I'd say.


Gear: 5D III, EOS-M (converted to 590 IR), 16-35 II, 24-70 II, 85/1.2, 100/2.8 macro, 135/2, 70-200/2.8 IS II, Tamzooka 150-600, Rokinon 14/2.8, Rokinon 8 Fish, 40 pancake, 22 M, 18-55 M

  
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Aug 31, 2014 21:16 |  #349

Ordered from B&H on June 27th and nothing in sight as of today. Was in NYC last week and dropped into B&H to check status. The guy told me they get very few or none in. Hard to say if, or when, they would have any in stock to ship. He was not very encouraging. Since its brutally hot now here in Florida, I'm being patient and can wait a bit longer. But, once the weather cools, I will get itchy. It definitely seems people who buy this lens tend to go to the big stores creating backlogs there. It seems smaller stores have less demand. I would go to the local store, but they have a no return policy. While I expect to keep mine, I want the option to send it back if its not what I expected. Guess I'll just hang on a while and keep saving my pennies..


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Sep 01, 2014 09:13 as a reply to  @ Jaybrams's post |  #350

Lenses have to be ordered on-line here in tiny Malta or you get ripped off by local camera shops. Found one from Fotopetzold in Germany; should be delivered Friday or early next week. Looking forward to set it through the paces.


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Sep 01, 2014 17:00 |  #351

GaryS1964 wrote in post #17125060 (external link)
Picked mine up at UPS on Tue. It's big and heavy. 99% of my shooting is handheld. Tried some handheld shots and that is going to be a challenge and I'm no 90lb weakling. Keeping it steady on a small fixed object is not easy so I'm going to have to work on my technique. My guess is shooting moving subjects handheld will be easier than shooting small stationary objects handheld but I have yet to test this theory. I guess I'm going to have to dust off the tripod.

I have a question. What are people carrying and storing it in? It looks like it might barely fit in my Lowpro 400AW attached to my camera but I'll have to take out my Tamron 70-300 which it will probably replace anyway. But then I also need a place to store the hood. Putting it reversed on the lens works for length but makes it even wider which could mean completely rearranging my Lowpro to try and accomodate it. The other downside is I would probably have to leave it on my camera or store the camera without a lens attached. Storing it attached to the camera would be a pain because it won't be used nearly as often as the 24-105 which lives on my camera. I'm thinking of buying an aluminum case specifically for it and it's hood but that's really not a good option because I like to be able to just grab my Lowpro and go. Looks like I've talked myself into rearranging the Lowpro.

BTW - Ordered May 2nd from B&H.

I've just received the Lowpro Flipside 300 and it takes the Tamron mounted on the camera with the hood reversed + 17-55 easily. It could take another 2 smaller lenses and a flash. I am very happy with it as it is also pretty compact and has a few additional pockets for a battery, cards and the rest.




  
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Sep 07, 2014 02:02 as a reply to  @ Mag-1981's post |  #352

Picked it up at the DHL depot yesterday. Did a few test shots - sure has a steep learning curve.


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Sep 07, 2014 07:22 |  #353

Shot some ice hockey yesterday with this lens. Given the fact ice hockey arenas are notorious for light issues I was apprehensive about what I was going to be able to put together.

I'd say 150-500 or so was acceptable as it turned out. High ISO on the Mark III made it tolerable. I nailed some and had a bunch of missed focus; much more than normal (I normally use a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II). I didn't really get this lens for ice hockey, I got it for soccer, but I think some practice will lead to a better hit ratio as undoubtedly some human error was on tap. As others have stated, definitely a learning curve involved with this; especially for faster moving objects. I had VC on the whole time; the next time (this upcoming weekend) I will leave it off and see what I can come up with. Its reach is pretty impressive as I can now cover the whole ice as opposed to probably half the rink (effectively) with the 70-200. Obviously some compromises with both lenses.

I was shooting ISO 2500-3200 for most of the session; images were bright and acceptable. I had a lot of trouble focusing and when imaging at 600mm I needed to shoot the action at shutter speeds at 1/500 or faster to nail focus; this of course bumped up ISO. On a Mark III this is ok I think. Will be interesting to plop my 70D and try that.

Those that shoot ice hockey know this is a very tough thing to do. Finding a spot thru the glass thats clear, following fast action (even at the little one's speeds), low light, a myriad of focal lengths, shutter speeds, and aperture. This is nothing close to your run of the mill soccer game on a sunny day. I didn't buy the Tamzooka for ice hockey, but its fun playing with it.


Gear: 5D III, EOS-M (converted to 590 IR), 16-35 II, 24-70 II, 85/1.2, 100/2.8 macro, 135/2, 70-200/2.8 IS II, Tamzooka 150-600, Rokinon 14/2.8, Rokinon 8 Fish, 40 pancake, 22 M, 18-55 M

  
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Sep 17, 2014 11:56 |  #354

Mine got shipped today from B@H,June was the order date.


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Sep 19, 2014 11:14 |  #355

I posted awhile back that I ordered mine on 06/08/2014 from B&H. It's a Canon mount.

It was shipped this week (09/17/2014) and is supposed to arrive at my house on Monday, 09/22/2014.

I cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sep 19, 2014 12:00 |  #356

I ordered mine earlier today and when I looked at the web I saw it was out of stock so mine copy was the last one :) Sweden though


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Sep 19, 2014 12:04 |  #357

If anyone is interested, my brother is selling his copy. He got it in july, but maybe used it twice? Would like to get the price he paid for it. I'll post a proper ad in a few days, when he sends me his gear.


Sony A7siii/A7iii/ZV-1 - FE 24/1.4 - SY 24/2.8 - FE 35/2.8 - FE 50/1.8 - FE 85/1.8 - F 600/5.6 - CZ 100-300 - Tamron 17-28/2.8 - 28-75/2.8 - 28-200 RXD
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Sep 22, 2014 11:10 |  #358

Mine is waiting for me to pick it up at UPS. It was ordered June 27. So, not quite 3 months wait.


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Sep 23, 2014 23:30 |  #359

Just got one last night off Ebay from buydig, $1069. They are all sold now, but just keep checking there also if you are interested.


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Sep 29, 2014 19:29 |  #360

Just received mine from Buydig off Ebay, received it less than a week.


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