800mm for flowers

Started Mar 18, 2020 | Photos thread
John Koerner
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Re: 800mm for flowers

richj20 wrote:


You bet.

What a beast!

Try carrying a 400 f/2.8 FL ED and an 800 f/5.6 FL ED together:

On paper, the specs would seem to suggest that. However, I've been able to get nice backgrounds with 50mm.

Depends on your definition of what "a nice background" is ...

Nonetheless, if my goal were to have these types of backgrounds for everything, I suppose I would carry several lenses!

- Richard

Which is pretty much exactly what I do:

Last Friday ... captured by my Girlfriend's D5600 ..

No matter how much gear your bring, it's never enough.

Everybody's budget is different, I get this, but pardon me when I laugh about the idea of anyone complaining about "lens weight" ... while they're holding "nothing heavy"

IMO, it's just an excuse to embrace mediocrity and lack of commitment ...

To each his own ...

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