Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
brandrx
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Re: Pentax-DA 560mm F5.6 ED AW
In reply to MightyMike, Mar 29, 2013

I agree with Mike. I am 70 years young and I would rather handhold if I can. Especially when shooting at the birds. You can aquire the image and get the shot so much quicker handholding.

I can and do hanhold my Sigma 500mm f4.5 with or without a 1.4X teleconverter. However, I do not go on long waks as Mike and Greyser does. My camera and lens sits beside me in the seat of my Jeep and when I see something I grab it and take the shot. If I am by the water shooting at the birds, I will have the setup on my tripod. However, if I see birds in flight coming I quickly take it off the tripod and shoot handheld. I have tried shooting BIFs from a tripod and for me it is very, very difficult to do.

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Ron

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