Supertele for under $400?

Started Jun 13, 2008 | Discussions thread
Lemming51
Forum ProPosts: 12,715Gear list
Like?
Re: Rubinar 500/5.6 - one more question
In reply to jpr2, Jul 11, 2008

jpr2 wrote:

one more question - perhaps you might never even considering this,
but then who knows - have you ever succeeded in using this huge
500/5.6 cat in a hand held situation?

I suppose it could be done, but I just haven't spent time trying. The lens is light enough, but I just cannot hand hold 500mm ("800mm equivalent") without IS or a tripod to steady it. Turning up the ISO to get 1/1000 - 1/2000 shutter speed might freeze the image w/o shake, but because my target is moving around the viewfinder (500mm greatly magnifies any unsteadyness) it'd be a crapshoot in catching the composition I wanted. Added to that (as I said in an earlier post) is the difficulty due to the focus changing a lot with a small turn of the ring and the very narrow DOF.

 Lemming51's gear list:Lemming51's gear list
Canon EOS 40D Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM +5 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow