Ricardo00

Joined on Jun 17, 2016

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  • Like every lens, a lot depends on the amount of light on the subject as well as the distance to the subject: seagull eating a crab black phoebe stretching white-tailed kite with a vole
  • Looks very impressive to me!  I would recommend going out and enjoying your new lens and not bother with more tests to prove anything to the people who don't like these PF lenses. I don't think ...
  • Yep that is not ideal.  If I could carry my 500mm f/4 around, I would use that!  However, for me, that requires using a tripod and gimbal head.  So the difference in weight is not only in the ...
  • Thanks again Tord!  I have been very fortunate to be able to travel since I have retired and enjoy taking pics and sharing them!
  • Not sure the point of the question (especially since you are now a Sony shooter? though you haven't filled out your equipment list). The real advantage of the 500mm pf is that it can be used with ...
  • Thanks Tord! Yep the Komodo dragon was photographed in the wild on Rinca Island, so maybe I was too close! The grizzly too was much too close. I have a habit of getting so involved in taking the ...
  • I agree, there is not much point in comparing these lenses, they are all relatively sharp and can take great pics. The 300mm f/4 is incredibly light and gives you more light than the others. The ...
  • You seem to be trying to convince others with your words but all you have shown us is a small version (0.3mp) of one of your photos without any EXIF data. Why not create an album of your photos ...
  • I am loving my 500pf lens. I looked back at all my photos and the lowest I ever took a photo of wildlife with all my lenses was at 1/200 (I have used slower for scenics, including 8 sec for the ...
  • Maybe you or someone has answered this, but does it make a difference if one is shooting individual shots or 10 fps (ie. on a D500)?
  • Interestingly, he is using a D5.  Could the heavier weight of his camera help out?  And/or the lower pixel density of the D5 (compared to a D500 or D850)?
  • Exactly!  I wish I had the 500mm f/5.6PF for my Alaska trip.  I could have also used it with the 1.4TC and had a very portable 700mm lens.  There were definitely times the longer reach would have ...
  • The main advantage for me is the 2 pound saving which allows greater maneuverability  ability as well as its faster focussing speed.  Since I prefer shooting action, these are key.  If I go into ...
  • I am sure that there are many people waiting for you to send your lens back so they can buy it!
  • No offense taken but not sure I understand your point.  I actually don't feel any of my shots at 1/80 were sharp (possibly due to a very slight breeze).  My point was that having VR on did not ...
  • I guess to me the  question is, does the wider lens mount mean that for an equivalent lens, they will be heavier?  Both the new 35mm and 50mm f/1.8 are heavier than the older versions?
  • Looks great!  Any thoughts of the Nikon versus the Sony you switched from?
  • YES, there was a slight breeze and movements!  That is why I never shoot 1/80.
  • Okay I did a 1/80 shoot, handheld (had the 1.4TC on) with my D500.  This was by no means a scientific test.  Maybe it also depends on the person?  But the VR (shot 3 times, then VR off, then VR ...
  • Just curious, what animals are you shooting at 1/80?  I know I tend to shoot with too high a shutter speed, but am always worried that my subject (a bird, etc) will move.  I do find that my ISO ...
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