Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

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longroad
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Re: Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4
In reply to Dr Bob, 10 months ago

Cost aside, I think the decision is simple. Want to hand hold most of the time? Get the 500. If you're happy to be tripod bound, get the 600.

I'm a ≤ 55kg female and I handhold a 500/4 for birds, and carry it on long bush walks on my back. I only use a tripod for video. Where there's a will there's a way.

Perhaps you are happy to use a tripod most of the time for birds which is fine, but it's far too restrictive and cumbersome for me.

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E II Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-17E II Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro
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