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Old May 23, 2007, 9:18 PM   #1
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I can just imagine Daffy Duck sneaking up behind these guys, and giving them a NY raspberry. I don't know if they caught the bird, but I can imagine any rational thinking warbler would go the other way seeing all those cannons pointed at it......cheers...Don
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Old May 23, 2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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If I saw that I would run the other way real fast. Great photo.



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Old May 23, 2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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lens envy comes to mind:?

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Old May 23, 2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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Put that on your Brushhawk Roger! I guess they can only sneak up on birds that are close to the blacktop.

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Old May 23, 2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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While I was out shooting a couple of weeks ago, I caught that Osprey feasting on it's fish, I was the only one there shooting handheld at 300mm with a 1.4 tc on it. The other fellows that showed up were lugging around tripods and lenses that looked like these. One guy was using a 1000mm lens he said and stuck on an extension tube- for what reason I don't know. Must have wanted to see it's eye, and nothing else. Another had a huge Nikon - a 500 f/4 I think, and a 1.4 tc on it. He was sweating bullets as he arrived carrying this mass of glass. I didn't envy any of them at all. I was happy to be wielding my so called lightweight equipment around freely, changing postions and generally having a good time. Seems like a whole lot of trouble to haul that large stuff around. I don't want it, not at this point and time. I like to hike around when out shooting, and that sure wouldn't be happening lugging around 20lbs plus of glass and tripods. Lens envy - no way! In fact, I just went shorter. Bought a sweet FA*200mm f/2.8 and am loving it. Bright viewfinder, and with a 1.4tc attached, still less than f/4 and nice and light to carry. Image quality is top notch. Sure, don't have all that length, but my back ain't sore either....cheers......Don
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Old May 23, 2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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what on earth were all those guys aiming at??
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Ya. I run into these types of shooters too. They usually camp on this bridge near the entrance of of bolsa chica ecological reserve. I swear, when a duck flies by, I feel like I'm standing next to a machine gun turrent with all the high speed shutters going off all around me. They are nice guys though, but not my style of photography. I'm with ya Don. I like to hike and handhold my shots. Keep it light and keep it simple is my moto. Congrats on getting your 200mm f2.8 lens. I know you have been searching for that baby for awhile now. Can't wait to see some shots!

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Thanks Hung. Ya, I'm with you. Light and simple. I hate hauling anymore than I need around. Don't even like monopods. I only usually carry my tc in my pocket, and an extra memory card..cheers...Don
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Post some photo with the FA*200 so we can see them. I have the A*200 2.8 and it is a great lens, but the FA* should be even better.

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Old May 24, 2007, 8:25 AM   #10
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ya gotta wonder, with literally thousands of dollars worth of gear - most of those big lenses are upwards of $4-5000 all by themselves, and the bodies hangin' off 'em usually run at least a couple of grand more), what are these guys DOING with those photos once they get 'em???

i can't see shelling out 10 grand for lenses and bodies unless they're makin' me money... :G
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