NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
lycraloon
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Re: NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
In reply to JamesRL, Apr 30, 2013

JamesRL wrote:

Seriously, what are you shooting that requires a 500mm lens? Have you priced one?

Yes I have priced them. Pretty expensive where I live in the good old RS of A. Huge import duties and all that junk make them pretty costly.

At the moment, I shoot only mammals in the Kruger National Park with a few poor bird shots. The bird shots are not great but at least getting better.

The longer-term plan is to shoot birds as well.

So a 500mm lens is pretty much something one needs for this type of photography. (just for fun more than anything else)

When I was there at the beginning of this month (April) there was a chap at one of the "hides" that had a 300mm to 800mm lens. Now that is a lens although way out of my league and budget.

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