Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

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engbert
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Re: Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4
In reply to Dr Bob, 9 months ago

Have you looked at the new Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3?

At present it is only available for Cannon, but the Nikon version will be available "soon" - no-one seems to know exactly when.

After owning it for 4 years, I sold my 500mm f4 vr within a week or two of getting the new 80-400mm af-s. I compared them shooting a test chart and on a few birds on my d7100. It was quite hard to see any difference after cropping the 400mm shots to the same field as the 500mm.  The difference in convenience was huge.

http://www.flickr.com/groups/2470447@N21/pool

There are now several Canon users contributing to their group on Flickr.  I can't wait to get mine!

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