1st Images with 500mm VR

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Ronnie Gaubert Senior Member • Posts: 1,267
1st Images with 500mm VR

Took the new 500mm VR out Saturday morning to the rookery. Most of the birds have left for this season with just a few scattered about and mainly some immatures hanging around. I didn't take any with just the 500mm but I did shoot with all 3 of the nikon TCs.
Camera used was the D200
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Image #1
Least Bittern - 500mm + TC17EII (Wide Open)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 07:05:25
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 850 mm
Exposure Time 1/320 sec
Aperture f/6.7
ISO Equivalent 280
Exposure Bias -2/3
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

Image #2
Anhinga - 500mm + TC20EII (stopped down 1 stop)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 09:11:40
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 1000 mm
Exposure Time 1/180 sec
Aperture f/11
ISO Equivalent 200
Exposure Bias -1
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

Image #3
Tricolored Heron Im. - 500mm + TC17EII (Wide Open)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 07:19:23
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 850 mm
Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Aperture f/6.7
ISO Equivalent 200
Exposure Bias -1/3
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

Image #4
Tricolored Heron Im. - 500mm + TC14EII (Stopped Down 1 Stop)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 07:37:45
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 700 mm
Exposure Time 1/320 sec
Aperture f/8
ISO Equivalent 280
Exposure Bias -1/3
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

Image #5
Barred Owl - 500mm + TC20EII (Stopped Down 1-1/2 stops)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 09:39:13
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 1000 mm
Exposure Time 1/125 sec
Aperture f/13
ISO Equivalent 200
Exposure Bias -1
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

Image #6
Snowy Egret - 500mm + TC17EII (Stopped Down 1 stop)
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time 09-Aug-2008 08:18:54
Make Nikon
Model NIKON D200
Flash Used No
Focal Length 850 mm
Exposure Time 1/640 sec
Aperture f/9
ISO Equivalent 280
Exposure Bias -2/3
White Balance
Metering Mode matrix (5)
JPEG Quality
Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

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Rob Tomlin
Rob Tomlin Regular Member • Posts: 431
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Really nice shots! The lens looks like it's performing quite well.

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Rehab45 Contributing Member • Posts: 842
Magnificent Ronnie

A very nice lens with an excellent photographer.

Duane

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Digitalanimal Contributing Member • Posts: 800
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Awesome captures and technique.

Your work inspires me to improve my technique. I have the Nikon 300 II 2.8 and have trouble just getting clean no movement shots at really high shutter speeds.

Thanks for (once again) sharing your shots and enthusiasm.

Regards

DA

Digitalux Contributing Member • Posts: 821
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Superb images.

Congratulations for your new lens.

Cheers

Derek

Richard Dong Contributing Member • Posts: 924
In this particular case...

the photographer is even better then the lens...

Nice work as usual Ronnie!

johnrg Contributing Member • Posts: 941
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Ronnie,

Like the last image best. Great color and light. Lens seems to do a nice job

John

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pixypix Contributing Member • Posts: 552
You... are... killing me.... softly.

Maann..... awesome awesome Pixes! Excellent PP skills too!

I just can NOT wait to have my order to arrive, my live is toooo short to wait for Nikon to deliver mine. It has been 97 days...... and counting.

I am wondering what kind of rituals that Nikon has to do to make that lens sooo long.

Pixypix.

OP Ronnie Gaubert Senior Member • Posts: 1,267
Re: You... are... killing me.... softly.

pixypix wrote:

Maann..... awesome awesome Pixes! Excellent PP skills too!

I just can NOT wait to have my order to arrive, my live is toooo
short to wait for Nikon to deliver mine. It has been 97 days......
and counting.
I am wondering what kind of rituals that Nikon has to do to make that
lens sooo long.

Pixypix.

Hi,

Thanks for taking the time to view and comment on my images. Hang in there, it took me exactly 100 days to rec. mine from B&H Photo.

Ronnie

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HDShooter Forum Member • Posts: 95
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Gorgeous! Love the light in the 1st one.
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Crave Contributing Member • Posts: 885
Re: You... are... killing me.... softly.

Excelent pictures as always!!!!!
Keep them coming!!!!

Peter Hayward Contributing Member • Posts: 679
Proves my D200...

Proves my D200 is not outdated yet!..

These are simply sublime pics. My life long desire is a lens of this ilk, some time off and to couple it with skills as good as yours.... maybe one day!

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david7703 Regular Member • Posts: 111
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Awesome Ronnie! You really bring out the best in any lens you use.

Regards,

David

Peter Clark55 Regular Member • Posts: 325
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Ronnie, you are the best and the new 500mm helps...
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ranamo Contributing Member • Posts: 999
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Well done! these are exelent pictures! Even the ones with TC2.0 look good to me.
How would you rate the TC2.0 when printing, or vieuwing at full res?

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Bobby Handal
Bobby Handal Veteran Member • Posts: 5,780
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

they look fantastic. Would you mind posting a direct crop (no downsizing) please?

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Bruce kendall Senior Member • Posts: 1,082
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

Well done.Beautiful images.Its gotta be a great lens as well.

Kind Regards
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Norm Ullock Contributing Member • Posts: 561
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

nice shooting Ronnie, can you tell us what you used to stabilize the lens?

I assume at that distance and Focal length you weren't hand holding the camera and lens

BasilG Veteran Member • Posts: 8,980
When reading the subject...

... I thought "oh no, not again a camera box, dog, cat, whatever, shot with an expensive new lens", and was about to skip it. However, when I noticed the poster's name next to the title, I immediately clicked to see what was in there. And I was not disappointed.

Great shots! Wish you good luck with the new lens (and keep us updated on how well it works for dragonfly macros with that ultra-extreme background selectivity ).

BG

Richard N Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: 1st Images with 500mm VR

It's the person, lens, equipment, object (not necessary in this order) made this wonderful piece. It's the priceless advertisement for Nikon imaging group. I see no reason why Nikon won't give you a free D700... Thanks for sharing.

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