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Jul 04, 2019 11:04 |  #781

Blue darter, photographed at Legg Lake, South El Monte, CA on 7/3/19.

7D2 + 500/4 II. The 500mm does insects pretty well, I must say! :D

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Jul 04, 2019 21:59 |  #782

Sometimes, you want to do the slicked-back look....

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Other times, you want to let your inner punk out....

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If I don't get the shots I want with the gear I have, the only optics I need to examine is the mirror on the bathroom wall. The root cause will be there.

  
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Jul 11, 2019 10:42 |  #783

I'm flying to Yellowstone on Monday for a week. Looking forward to giving this lens a full workout!


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Aug 01, 2019 19:55 |  #784

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I'm flying to Yellowstone on Monday for a week. Looking forward to giving this lens a full workout!

Got back from the trip last week and finally getting all the photos edited. It was a good trip. I took my 15 year old daughter and my goal was for her to have a great experience and possibly get some decent photos. I realized early on that she wasn't too excited about getting up before dawn, so I backed off on some of the hard core wildlife viewing. We still had some cool encounters although we saw only a few bears. The only grizzlies we saw were way up on a hill in Lamar Valley. Still, every day in Yellowstone is great, and a trip doesn't have to be perfect to still be awesome.

I've come to terms that I'm not much of a "tripod" type of photographer. For the trip, I bought a nice carbon fiber tripod and gimbal head. Before the trip, I decided to leave the gimbal and take a video head instead. It really didn't matter, because I only remember using the tripod once, while we were watching a sleeping black bear at a distance. At all other times, I handheld my gear (except using a smaller tripod while shooting inside the Old Faithful Inn with another lens).

I said I was going to give the lens a "workout" and I did. It returned the favor! By day 3, it had earned it's new nickname, "The Back Breaker". Still, I love the images it produces and am willing to put up with the pain of handholding it all day.

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1. Within our first hour inside the park, we watched a Raven consuming a ground squirrel in the Mammoth Hot Springs area:

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2. The first morning we were up early for a setting Full Moon. I took shots at a couple of locations (this is the second). While shooting the first location, in the darkness, we had a black bear cross the road less than 100 feet from us:



3. Later that day, I saw a juvenile Bald Eagle hanging out in a tree close to Lake Yellowstone. He was slightly below eye level, which allowed the lake to serve as the background. He was very nice to hang around for quite some time, until some sunlight hit his face:

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4. Of course there were lots of bison.

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5. Elk in the Old Faithful area:

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6. Trumpeter Swan in Hayden Valley:

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7. Marmot, on Pilgrim Creek Road in GTNP:

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8. A female Moose at Schwabacher Landing in GTNP:

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Aug 06, 2019 07:29 |  #785

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Aug 20, 2019 08:17 |  #786

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Aug 20, 2019 22:54 |  #787

wow, very low low low energy here compared to that Nikon 500pf thread... Let me know when one of you are gonna firesale! (recession is on the way!) :twisted:




  
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Aug 20, 2019 23:30 |  #788

markesc wrote in post #18913626 (external link)
wow, very low low low energy here compared to that Nikon 500pf thread... Let me know when one of you are gonna firesale! (recession is on the way!) :twisted:

Too true Mark, I guess the 500PF is a new and shine toy that people like to show off, whereas the 500F4 is a classic in its umpteenth iteration so doesnt really get showcased; it just provide input to many other threads - I know most of mine end up in other birding or aviation threads.

Anyway, no chance of a fire sale here; this lens will stay with me I reckon until either I am no longer capable of swinging it around all day, or I win the lottery and (maybe) jump ship .....

Anyway here a few - other than my usual birds or aircraft - taken at 500mm, 700mm or 1000mm - some already posted in other threads - to keep the thread going.

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A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Aug 23, 2019 09:03 |  #789

graham121 wrote in post #18913630 (external link)
Too true Mark, I guess the 500PF is a new and shine toy that people like to show off, whereas the 500F4 is a classic in its umpteenth iteration so doesnt really get showcased; it just provide input to many other threads - I know most of mine end up in other birding or aviation threads.

Anyway, no chance of a fire sale here; this lens will stay with me I reckon until either I am no longer capable of swinging it around all day, or I win the lottery and (maybe) jump ship .....

Anyway here a few - other than my usual birds or aircraft - taken at 500mm, 700mm or 1000mm - some already posted in other threads - to keep the thread going.

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Appreciate it! I do like the look of the 500 F4 > the Nikon PF, so it comes down to the cost/weight and of course willingness to switch systems. Then there's the dilemema as each camera generation gains anywhere from .25-.75 stops in efficiency, but I'm just not thrilled about anything above ISO400 on a canon crop, thus the thought of either going full frame again, or needing faster lens, or both. Never ending battle!!!!




  
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Sep 07, 2019 22:02 |  #790

While I always dreamed of the 400 f/2.8, I figured the 500 allows for more unique shots...

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Sep 16, 2019 00:15 |  #793

Jan Jasinski wrote in post #18923293 (external link)
While I always dreamed of the 400 f/2.8, I figured the 500 allows for more unique shots...

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These are all $$$$$ nice work!!!




  
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Sep 16, 2019 00:17 |  #794

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Sep 17, 2019 16:58 |  #795

Some cropped images taken from approximately 800 feet away (according to Google Earth):

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