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Old Apr 23, 2013, 8:05 AM   #11
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..........yep, so true. Thanks for sharing these, it must have been great fun for you.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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Great BIF, lots of detail out of that 550mm & 36mps.
Which system are your preferring for shooting birds at the lake?
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Great BIF, lots of detail out of that 550mm & 36mps.
Which system are your preferring for shooting birds at the lake?
Tricky question...

I can't make up my mind so I took them both in the Kayak (1DMrkIII+Bigma and D800+400f/2.8) with me!
-> The Mergenser and Red Wing were with the Canon, and the rest were Nikon's

If the targets are moving then I would use 1DMrkIII, if they stayed around then I would use the D800 and swapped out the 1.4x for a 1.7x (or 2x) as needed; But then I ended up shooting BIF with the D800 anyway since that was the camera I was holding at the time it happened
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Tricky question...

I can't make up my mind so I took them both in the Kayak (1DMrkIII+Bigma and D800+400f/2.8) with me!
-> The Mergenser and Red Wing were with the Canon, and the rest were Nikon's

If the targets are moving then I would use 1DMrkIII, if they stayed around then I would use the D800 and swapped out the 1.4x for a 1.7x (or 2x) as needed; But then I ended up shooting BIF with the D800 anyway since that was the camera I was holding at the time it happened
That's a lot of gear you carry even on a kayak. By the way, which Bigma do you have ? 150-500mm or 50-500mm? How do you like the Bigma?
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That's a lot of gear you carry even on a kayak. By the way, which Bigma do you have ? 150-500mm or 50-500mm? How do you like the Bigma?
It's my second 50-500: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...00-os-hsm.html

I like it...
Without it I would miss a lot of shot because of the prime, and also the Bigma is relatively light compared to the fix focal setup
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It's my second 50-500: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ca...00-os-hsm.html

I like it...
Without it I would miss a lot of shot because of the prime, and also the Bigma is relatively light compared to the fix focal setup
The Bigma is good!
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