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May 16, 2022 16:02 |  #2566

MatthewK wrote in post #19378731 (external link)
Uh oh... what you going to switch to then, Doc? Man, everyone is leaving 500PF land, pretty soon it'll just be myself and Theresa posting in here :-(

Perhaps we can all meet up in 800PF land? :-)
I am still on the waiting list, first update second half of June.




  
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May 16, 2022 22:11 |  #2567

I have my 200-500 - its close to a 500pf (well not quite) lol.

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May 17, 2022 07:39 |  #2568

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I have my 200-500 - its close to a 500pf (well not quite) lol.

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May 17, 2022 07:54 |  #2569

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You're an honorary member here, Pag :)

For Sure! :-)


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May 17, 2022 08:39 |  #2570

The cherry and apple trees in my backyard are in full bloom, so there's just been a ton of activity the past week. It's been hard staying inside to work, but every so often I peek out to see what's going on. Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Warbling Vireo, Northern Cardinal, Yellow Warbler and typical fare like House Sparrows and Wren are the regulars, but I've also had Tennessee and Wilson's Warblers out there as well.

These Yellow Warblers have been fun to shoot. Mr. Yellow (photo #1) has been here for a couple of weeks, and the Missus (photo #2) just showed up in the last few days. Love the breeding "tiger stripe" plumage on the male! Figure they're already shacked up along the stream behind my land, so hopefully will see some fledglings soon.

I've been lazy and just shooting from my porch, necessitating the use of the 1.4TC. I have not been a huge fan of the TC the 500PF because the AF is sluggish and can easily get stuck on the back/foreground (just like ML, yay), and it's vital that you're pre-focused and somewhat in the ballpark because once the AF is out there, it's not coming back w/o manually pulling focus. I've gotten better using it though, it just requires being very deliberate in its application.

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May 17, 2022 09:20 |  #2571

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The cherry and apple trees in my backyard are in full bloom, so there's just been a ton of activity the past week. It's been hard staying inside to work, but every so often I peek out to see what's going on. Baltimore and Orchard Orioles, Warbling Vireo, Northern Cardinal, Yellow Warbler and typical fare like House Sparrows and Wren are the regulars, but I've also had Tennessee and Wilson's Warblers out there as well.

These Yellow Warblers have been fun to shoot. Mr. Yellow (photo #1) has been here for a couple of weeks, and the Missus (photo #2) just showed up in the last few days. Love the breeding "tiger stripe" plumage on the male! Figure they're already shacked up along the stream behind my land, so hopefully will see some fledglings soon.

I've been lazy and just shooting from my porch, necessitating the use of the 1.4TC. I have not been a huge fan of the TC the 500PF because the AF is sluggish and can easily get stuck on the back/foreground (just like ML, yay), and it's vital that you're pre-focused and somewhat in the ballpark because once the AF is out there, it's not coming back w/o manually pulling focus. I've gotten better using it though, it just requires being very deliberate in its application.
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OMG, Man! All that in your backyard?!!! Wow. J E A L O U S !!!!

Regarding the issue you mentioned and "pulling the focal plan back closer" when focus sticks on the BG, try focusing at or just short of the "typical" focus distance and then use the Set feature on the 500PF to program a predetermined focus distance and then if (when) it focuses too far & doesn't want to come back, simply tap on the the Lens Fn buttons. It works like a champ and is super fast. Heck, you can do it as you move the lens back to the typical spot and it's ready when you get there. This is the perfect scenario for this feature.


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May 17, 2022 09:46 |  #2572

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OMG, Man! All that in your backyard?!!! Wow. J E A L O U S !!!!

Regarding the issue you mentioned and "pulling the focal plan back closer" when focus sticks on the BG, try focusing at or just short of the "typical" focus distance and then use the Set feature on the 500PF to program a predetermined focus distance and then if (when) it focuses too far & doesn't want to come back, simply tap on the the Lens Fn buttons. It works like a champ and is super fast. Heck, you can do it as you move the lens back to the typical spot and it's ready when you get there. This is the perfect scenario for this feature.

Pro tip! Never though about using that function, going to try it out today!




  
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May 17, 2022 10:44 |  #2573

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Pro tip! Never though about using that function, going to try it out today!

Be sure you set the switch on the lens to the correct position when you do this. I think it's "Recall" or something similar.
Otherwise, it will not work and "could" cause frustration. Don't ask how I know that! ;-)a


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May 19, 2022 09:28 |  #2574

Here's some love (from Momma) for my favorite thread. All three were shot form a moving boat, so I was really proud of her work! :-)

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May 23, 2022 08:09 |  #2575

We went our Saturday AM to se if we might see a few late migrant warblers or buntings at a local park we've had good luck at over the years. No such luck this time. As we were looping thru, about to head back home, we noticed a group of folks and what looked like German Shephards (turned out to be Belgian Malinois), so we went to investigate. We quickly realized this was a group doing defense training with the dogs. We watched a bit and during a break, I asked (from a distance) if they'd mind if we photographed their dogs. They had no issue, so we used what we had and shot from the car (inside the car!). Theresa had her D500 & 500PF and I had the Z9 w/ 800PF. Neither was the "right" lens for this sort of shooting, but as "dog people" we had to try. :-)

I'll include a few of mine in the 800PF thread.

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May 23, 2022 17:59 |  #2576

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You're an honorary member here, Pag :)


Thank you Matthew.

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May 23, 2022 18:00 |  #2577

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For Sure! :-)

Thank you Phil.

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May 24, 2022 14:35 |  #2578

This is a female Blackpoll Warbler, very tough customer to capture decently. Wish I could have got her on a more interesting perch, but these warblers don't give us too many options.

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May 24, 2022 15:03 |  #2579

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This is a female Blackpoll Warbler, very tough customer to capture decently. Wish I could have got her on a more interesting perch, but these warblers don't give us too many options.
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Story of my life, Brutha!

Nice capture nonetheless, congrats.


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May 30, 2022 10:17 |  #2580

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