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Jan 10, 2009 07:24 as a reply to  @ post 7042259 |  #166

It's here!

After a trip to my local City Link depot to pick up the lens, here it is, just begging to be released from it's confinement.

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sooo I slowly open it up and see what's inside..
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And just for comparison, the Lens Case 500 with the Lens Case 300.. if I doubted this lens was a beast before, I certainly don't now!
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hmmmm.. what's inside?!
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Woooooooooo all set up and ready to shoot.
The weather in London today is absolutely atrocious. Visiblity of about 10 meters, which I'm sure is less than the minimal focal distance of the 500
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Jan 10, 2009 07:35 |  #167

So he did get a puncture and you had to go and pick it up..... :)


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Jan 10, 2009 07:49 as a reply to  @ Neilyb's post |  #168

Yep... which means.. watch your back Neil :twisted:


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Jan 10, 2009 09:05 |  #169

I always leave the back of my hide open....just in case. :|


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Jan 10, 2009 16:02 |  #170

Congrats on the new lens. I'm completely envious.

BTW, the minimum focus distance is 450cm or around 14.5 feet, so it's well under 10 meters which means you can go out and shoot like heck!! Have fun!!


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Jan 11, 2009 15:19 as a reply to  @ Canonswhitelensesrule's post |  #171

I tried out the Manfrotto MN393 today with the 500

Despite gusty winds, I was pleasantly surprised. It made using a monopod a lot easier for tracking moving objects in the sky etc.


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Jan 11, 2009 15:30 |  #172

Scuff, I use my 500 regularly with a monopod, mounted on the Manfrotto 3421, which is the earlier model number of that same gimbal head and it has worked great for me.

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Jan 11, 2009 16:06 |  #173

Me I mainly handhold unless in the blind. (Previously posted somewhere in here)

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Jan 11, 2009 16:53 |  #174
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andrewhuxman wrote in post #7054122 (external link)
Me I mainly handhold unless in the blind. (Previously posted somewhere in here)

Awesome outfit..


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Jan 11, 2009 16:55 as a reply to  @ TooManyShots's post |  #175
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Time for more samples: :)

Titmouse in a snowball fight:

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White Throat Sparrow talking to me
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Darkeyed Junco close up:
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Jan 11, 2009 17:30 |  #176

My first attempts. A little soft. ISO400 with +1.3RV and only 1/250 sec on the cardinal. This was with a 1.4x tcon, no tripod, but braced against a wall and backlight conditions on a gray day. Not great, but a start. I recognize there will be a learning curve - and I MUST get an Arca Swiss attachment for my tripod.

Edit, white backdrop because of snow.


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Jan 12, 2009 01:40 |  #177

Here's a few shots from my first outing. It's a completely different ball game shooting with a super tele, and I have to learn the skills from scratch

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Jan 12, 2009 03:51 |  #178

Scuff and Rik.. do either of you two know how to secure the 393/3421 without it twisting whilst on your shoulder (as in Riks picture)?
Every time I put the lens over my shoulder, the lens twists around due to gravity. I'd like to lock it in place but don't know how.


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Jan 12, 2009 16:11 |  #179

AdamJL wrote in post #7057806 (external link)
Scuff and Rik.. do either of you two know how to secure the 393/3421 without it twisting whilst on your shoulder (as in Riks picture)?
Every time I put the lens over my shoulder, the lens twists around due to gravity. I'd like to lock it in place but don't know how.

Adam - If you look under the rubber cap, you will see a hole, in there is a grub screw. loosen it off and turn the big knurled nob up really tight, then nip up the grub screw.

This will lock the panning movement of the head and you will be able to hold the lens over your shoulder in place by just gripping the monopod.


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Jan 12, 2009 21:34 |  #180

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