Extreme birding,G5 and 100-300

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
jim stirling
jim stirling Veteran Member • Posts: 7,356
Re: Heavy alright Jim

nzmacro wrote:

jim stirling wrote:

That should be "weigh a ton" bloody Ipad spellchecker has a mind of its own lol


They are that Jim. The FD 500 F/4.5L is going on 3 kg and thats what I use for BIF's hand held. I have an FD 800 F/5.6L arriving soon and that weighs in at 4.2 kg's (9 LB), so that will only be on a tripod. The older I get (going on 60 now) the more of an issue it becomes and I need to seriously look at that in a few years. Hoping m4/3 comes up with something in that line (equivalents) with faster AF. OIS and IBIS not needed.

I am fortunate that my photographic interests do not necessitate { wonder what the Ipad would have made of that} the use of very long telephoto lenses as anything decent will never be cheap. You must have forearms like Popeye using the 500mm hand held.


All the best Jim and you are right mate, they are heavy beasts.


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