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Feb 15, 2017 21:09 |  #556

You shouldn''t have any problems at 1/1000 unless you had 8 cups of coffee just prior. I have had good shots at considerably slower shutter speeds. Two things - learning how to handle such a big lens takes a couple of outings, so give yourself time to get used to it. Also, make sure you MFA the lens. You've spent enough, now it's time to make sure you wring every bit of performance from it.


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Feb 15, 2017 21:25 |  #557

Mfa? Wow really? I'd expect this sucker to be on the money. I did get a mfa sheet so I'll set it up tomorrow. Googling how to mfa on 1dx now....

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Feb 16, 2017 09:21 |  #558

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Mfa? Wow really? I'd expect this sucker to be on the money. I did get a mfa sheet so I'll set it up tomorrow. Googling how to mfa on 1dx now....

Btw thank you very much for replying

FWIW, I did MFA my lens but the corrections were almost zero. I'm just grasping right now - you shouldn't have had any issues at 1/1000. Maybe it was just that you weren't used to such an unwieldy beast. I know from personal experience that the first time, it was decidedly uncomfortable to hold the lens up for any period of time, but after the first few trips out into the field, I have no problems any more. The muscles get used to both the weight and form factor very quickly.


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Feb 18, 2017 21:38 |  #559

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Hi everyone! So I received my lens Monday. Wow it's a beast!!! Went out shooting today. Would you guys say there's a bit of a learning curve with this animal? My shots were mediocre. I was on a 2 series rrs tripod and bh40 head (:eek:). Getting a sidekick soon. So my shots seemed to be a bit blurry even on shutter speed of 1/1000 with birds in flight! Wow I had no idea the amount of work action shots can be! I loved it! Got my butt kicked but kinda expected.

At that shutter speed and focal length can the tripod really introduce vibration that's visible to our eyes? I probably sound so naive- just trying to learn and master this canon! Thanks everyone and I appreciate your patience!!


If it's your first really long lens, then yes, there is a learning curve. Your list shows a 300mm as the longest on it. If that's it, then yes, You have a little work cut out for you. But you'll be up and shooting in no time!


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Feb 23, 2017 13:38 |  #560

Tawny eagle on a cloudy day in kruger park, South Africa.


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Feb 23, 2017 14:29 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #561

Yes sir! 500 is my longest. Such a killer lens


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Feb 23, 2017 16:38 |  #562

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What a fantastic pose! Nice :)


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Feb 24, 2017 21:53 |  #563

Second outing with the 500mm. Been learning a ton of lessons. Im also on a wimberley instead of a ballhead. I have so much to learn. Here are a couple with just some level corrections. Thanks for looking!!!

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Feb 26, 2017 13:20 |  #564

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Feb 26, 2017 13:32 |  #565

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Feb 27, 2017 02:52 |  #566

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Feb 28, 2017 13:04 |  #567

A couple from the pond across from my house....

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Feb 28, 2017 13:33 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #568

Wow!!! Love the colors on the duck! What kind of duck is it?


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Feb 28, 2017 13:43 |  #569

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Wow!!! Love the colors on the duck! What kind of duck is it?

It's a bufflehead (Bucephala albeola). The white one with the multicolor head is the male and the brownish one is the female.


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Feb 28, 2017 23:36 |  #570

Red winged blackbird in Fernhill Wetlands Park in Forest Grove, OR.

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