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Old Jul 1, 2009, 6:08 PM   #11
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Excellent! Are you implying something about my affiliation with Wimberly...

For birding, the Sidekick might fit the bill... just saying.
Marc, I'd love to have a sidekick! the problem is budget...
... there just isn't enough to go around!
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 6:15 PM   #12
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Marc, I'd love to have a sidekick! the problem is budget...
... there just isn't enough to go around!
Did you know that you as a consumer are allowed to test drive their equipment for 60 days? Details are here: http://www.tripodhead.com/quality-assurance.cfm

I think you knew that I'm a Wimberley Professional Services member. That's primarily to give us some very generous additional perks over the standard consumer options.

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Old Jul 1, 2009, 8:47 PM   #13
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Hey Marc,
Thanks for the link. I did know about the test drive period, it's tempting but, there's still the money issue... I'm wondering, what do they do when somebody returns one that is slightly abused? I don't suppose its possible to buy one at a reduced price?
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Old Jul 1, 2009, 8:57 PM   #14
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Quote from that web page:

"We understand that our products may get scratched and dinged during the test-drive period. This is OK. We have never charged anyone for damage to a test product or refused a return. We only ask that you take reasonable care of the items."
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congrats,learning new ways to brace the lens becomes an art form.like Paul I seldom use a tripod ,but I do keep one of the bigger manfrotto monopods in the van for low light shots .
I havent seen the sidekick before but it looks intresting will it work with the manfrotto pistol grip head?

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It just arrived a short while ago. it was pouring rain so I just mounted it on Linda's camera (K10) and took a quick shot out the back door at my crape myrtle tree. one thing for sure, its a heavy bruiser and I won't be able to hand hold at 500mm.

shot at f:6.7 1/90sec ISO140 and 500mm
Way to go my friend. Welcome to the Bigma owner's Club. Your gonna luuuv this lens. It is heavy.. but I can shoot it one handed at 500mm. Tripod is still the best way though. Lookin' forward to some photos with yours...Did you get the Hypersonic model?
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Old Jul 3, 2009, 5:59 PM   #17
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Thank you Dawg,
I thought I was getting the HSM when I ordered it but, I got one with the gear drive.
I'm going to do some checking and find out whats up with that, I may be sending it back.
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Congratulation for the new lens!
Need to see more pictures, especially @ max focal length.
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Thanks, rtogog. just as soon as it stops raining!
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