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The IS on the 500/4 II is truly amazing!

 
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Sep 18, 2016 23:32 |  #1

Shot this Douglas squirrel at 1/80 sec handheld on a 7D2. It was dark and foggy day and the squirrel was deep in the foliage. Amazing how the lens bailed me out! Worth every penny!

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Sep 19, 2016 10:56 |  #2

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18132544 (external link)
Shot this Douglas squirrel at 1/80 sec handheld on a 7D2. It was dark and foggy day and the squirrel was deep in the foliage. Amazing how the lens bailed me out! Worth every penny!

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Given the cicumstances the shot is really spectacular, but for $9000 I would certainly expect this lens to be amazing. Othewise, why not just stick with a point and shoot superzoom. ;-)a


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Sep 19, 2016 11:02 |  #3

Fair enough, although I paid "only" $7800 for it!  :p


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Sep 19, 2016 11:26 |  #4

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18133021 (external link)
Fair enough, although I paid "only" $7800 for it!  :p

Really? $7800? I'll take two. :rolleyes:


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Sep 19, 2016 12:01 |  #5

You know, people buy $35-40K cars all the time, BMWs and Audis. I am happy driving a Ford Focus that I will likely keep for the next several years, so I don't begrudge myself the occasional white lens! :)


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Sep 19, 2016 12:49 |  #6

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18133097 (external link)
You know, people buy $35-40K cars all the time, BMWs and Audis. I am happy driving a Ford Focus that I will likely keep for the next several years, so I don't begrudge myself the occasional white lens! :)

I'm just mad because I'm finally on track to bankroll one of these, as well, and Canon goes and releases another major body update as well as updating my last, remaining L lens to a modern version...:p

Looks like the 500 is treating you very well, Sam :D


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Sep 19, 2016 13:07 |  #7

Amazing shot considering it was at 1/80th of a second and handheld. I seldom dare to try such low shutter speeds with mine.


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Sep 19, 2016 13:59 |  #8

Give it a try. You might surprise yourself. :)


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Sep 19, 2016 20:20 |  #9

Sigma has just announced the 500 F4 for $5999 USD




  
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Sep 19, 2016 20:38 |  #10

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18133097 (external link)
You know, people buy $35-40K cars all the time, BMWs and Audis. I am happy driving a Ford Focus that I will likely keep for the next several years, so I don't begrudge myself the occasional white lens! :)

Better investment in the lens. Almost non existent depreciation at the price you paid.

I too like you choose to spend wiser and not waste on automobiles


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Sep 19, 2016 20:39 |  #11

cdang wrote in post #18133714 (external link)
Sigma has just announced the 500 F4 for $5999 USD

Well worth the 1800 more


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Sep 19, 2016 21:18 |  #12

mwsilver wrote in post #18133055 (external link)
Really? $7800? I'll take two. :rolleyes:

I live in a rural area of upstate NY. The average household income is nothing like you would find in a more metropolitan area. Even so, there are plenty of people around here who drive $50,000 pickups and are perfectly willing to spend $5K-$15K every few years on new snowmobiles, ATV's, UTV's, motorcycles, etc. Do you roll your eyes at them too, or is it just specifically photography that you have deemed as not being a hobby worthy of spending money on? Personally, I drive a 10 year old SUV that I bought used and I don't own any of those other toys that I mentioned above. Instead I have some nice glass which holds it's value way better than any of those other things and although I don't make a full time living from it I am slowly recouping my investment over time through print sales, which is a lot more than can be said for anyone who spent the same amount of money on a 4-wheeler.




  
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Sep 19, 2016 21:24 |  #13

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18133021 (external link)
Fair enough, although I paid "only" $7800 for it!  :p

How many pennies is this exactly?

And "Reasonably good glass"

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I agree, lens=better investment than most cars.




  
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Sep 19, 2016 21:35 |  #14

Hey, most of the people on this forum are from 1st world countries with a fair bit of discretionary income and a fair bit of leisure time to spend money in. I come from a 2nd gen immigrant family and I fully know the struggles my dad went through and how lucky most of us are to live in the US or Australia or Europe or whatever. If that means you have the money to spend on cars, photography, bicycles, boats, whatever, without significantly affecting the well being of yourself or the future of your children, then more power to you. I'm not going to look askance at anyone else's spending choices. All I know is that a 3 hour birding walk Sunday morning feels so good, I have no problems with the fact that I do it with 10 grand of photo equipment on my shoulders! :)


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Sep 19, 2016 22:18 |  #15

Talley wrote in post #18133728 (external link)
Well worth the 1800 more

Can't say that yet; it isn't even produced and in anyone's hands.


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