Bmark

Bmark

Lives in United States St Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Tax Accounting
Joined on Jan 9, 2006
About me:

My plan is to continue to build an assortment of quality Nikon lenses. I shoot everything related to nature, landscapes, animals, birds, flowers, insects, etc. I presently have a D300, Tokina 12-24, Sigma 28-75, Nikon 18-200 (for one lens only trips), Sigma 150 macro, Nikon 70-200, Nikon 300 f/4, Nikon 80-400, Nikon 400 f/2.8, and the Nikon 1.4x teleconverter.

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  • Results are very close, which I see as a positive, especially given that the Canon and Sony are newer models than the Nikon.  I'd like to see them compare the 400mm and the 800mm lenses.
  • I agree that is a potential solution, but I wonder if the lens hood would reverse?  It certainly would be more stable, although I don't like the fact that this is a clamp-on solution vs. a bolt-on...
  • So why don't you take a look and let us know?  I did not see it addressed and if you know anything about Nikon's history, they aren't very upfront when it comes to shortcomings of their products.
  • Perhaps, but I offer the following thoughts.  The 800mm was developed as part of Nikon's SLR lineup, not part of the  Nikon 1 lineup.  One can only shoot as some given maximum distance before...
  • Not to that extreme, but this lens was created as part of Nikons SLR lineup and so I do expect it to balance with mainstream DSLRs.  Really!!
  • As I mentioned in another post, I do not use the grip with my D800 because I hike with my equipment and I don't what the added weight.  If Nikon assumed that everyone that purchase the 800mm used...
  • That is with the 1.25X teleconverter attached, so there would be less of the foot clamped with just the lens itself.  I'm also saying that ideally the foot would be fully within the clamp and so...
  • You misunderstand the issue, the problem is not with the tripod, it is with the mounting foot on the 800mm lens.  I already have a big tripod and a full Wimberley.  When mounted in the Wimberley, a...
  • I thought about getting a grip to solve the problem, but I like to hike with my camera and want to avoid added weight.  Plus, I really don't need a grip (and really wonder how many persons have...
  • But in my opinion, a very sharp lens.
  • I'm using the full Wimberley but I am using the Wimberley replacement foot for the 400mm lens because it is longer than the stock foot.  Still not quite long enough to be perfect, but it works.  I...
  • I saw that foot and RRS is the only company I found that is producing a replacement foot for the 800mm lens, but it is not long enough to solve my balance issues. I thought of ballast as well, but...
  • Perhaps, but I already bolted on the replacement foot that I acquired from Wimberley for my 400mm lens and it is quite a bit longer than the original and I have to go to the very end of the plate...
  • Created discussions Nikon 800mm mount
    I just received the new Nikon 800mm lens and with a normal lens plate attached to the foot and mounted on my Wimberley along with my D800, the lens is extremely front heavy.  I'm wondering if...
  • Created questions Louisiana Photography
    Hello, I'm considering driving down to Southern Louisiana (New Orleans area) and am wondering if there are any suggestions about great photography locations in that area.  I would appreciate any...
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