Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

Started Feb 1, 2014 | Discussions thread
longroad Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: Birding with a 500mm F4 or 600mm F4

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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