800mm f/5.6...lighter than 600mm f/4....nice!

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Telefoto Regular Member • Posts: 295
Re: This is about high ISO photography

jamesdak wrote:

?? Think you may be a bit mistaken on this. I shoot with the old manual focus version of this and use in almost exclusively for wildlife. Rarely do I need to shoot at ISO 1000 with it. I mainly shoot at ISO 200 and 400. The key is stability for the lens as shooting at f 5/6 or f 8 gathers the same amount of light with this lens as it will with any other. So you are just combating other factors dealing mainly with the size and of course target acquisition with a 800 lens.

Lowlight shooting of wildlife is a challenge regardless of the lens...

Well depends on what you shoot I suppose. If you want to shoot something that is static, sure, it'll work. My interest is certainly in shooting action rather than only static portraits. Good luck shooting anything that moves at f/7.1 without cranking up the ISO.

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