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Old Apr 1, 2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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I'm going to love this lens
First day out... all handheld (momentary of course) until I get a setup for it on my kayak:










... Narrow DOF @f/5.6:

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 7:11 AM   #2
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Nice, glad you are enjoying your new toy.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 6:54 PM   #3
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good shots all... that lens is a monster indeed! by all accounts, it's amazing, if you're willing to lug 30 lbs of camera, lens, and tripod... how will you adapt that to your kayak?
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 6:40 AM   #4
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Thank you everyone

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good shots all... that lens is a monster indeed! by all accounts, it's amazing, if you're willing to lug 30 lbs of camera, lens, and tripod... how will you adapt that to your kayak?
I think so too, at first I was concerned the AF would be slow on this Monster because there was no limit switch. On the contrary this lens is very fast to pick on the subject because its FOV is so narrow that the background is not an issue: i.e. the subject will fill the entire viewfinder in most cases unlike lenses with shorter focal lenght!

Actually the whole thing weight in at less than 10kg (or under 22lbs). The camera and lens account for most of it at 15.5lbs. The RRS TVC-33s comes in at 4lb and the Sirui PH-20 gimbal adds another 2.4lb.

I'm not as concerned about the weight as I usually bring two cameras on most outing, and the Nikon 400 f/2.8 is not that much lighter. The issue IMO will be stability with the RRS on an unstable platform, so I'm looking into this rail mount system: http://konovaphoto.com/best-selling/...k1-series.html
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A monster looking lens. Looks like you are having fun with it!
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