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Jeff Nolten
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Greetings. Several recent threads, including a 7D noise thread that most of you probably wisely avoided, featured a lot of great bird captures using the 500 f4 lens. Enough so that its given me serious hots for this lens. While I love bird and other small critter pictures, I'm sure there are a lot of other creative uses for long focal length lenses. Wildlife is certainly Ok, its just that we could easily fill this thread with 6 pages of great eagle and song bird imagery. So if you would care to share lets see what you use lenses >= to 500mm for. Thanks for contributing. Oh and please include the EXIF data if you can.


Dec 15, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Geert Koning
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


50D +500+1.4II all f 5.6 ISO 200




http://www.geertkoning.nl/Coppermine/albums/userpics/_MG_0503.JPG

http://www.geertkoning.nl/Coppermine/albums/userpics/_MG_0509.JPG

http://www.geertkoning.nl/Coppermine/albums/userpics/_MG_0517.JPG

http://www.geertkoning.nl/Coppermine/albums/userpics/_MG_0534.JPG

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Dec 15, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Richard Nye
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


I don't use this lens enough. I need to get out and use it more. Great IQ!









Dec 15, 2011 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Geert Koning wrote:
http://www.geertkoning.nl/Coppermine/albums/userpics/_MG_0503.jpg


Awesome!



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


If I had the Canon 500 f/4L, I would use it at Road Atlanta a good 90% of the time. Light enough to hand hold (maybe not for extended periods), but I've seen it done enough to know that it is not uncommon.

However: My setup for reach at the moment is a 30D + 300 f/4L IS. 480mm @ f/4.

Not the same thing

Now if PetKal wants to donate....

Jefferson



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:03 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Jeff, great idea for a thread. Geert, terrific shot to get it started!
The closest to this sort of gear that I have (and only for the past 3 months) is the 300/2.8 + 2x. I think I posted some foliage shots with that combo in PetKal's autumn thread.
I hope some of the landscape shooters will show us narrow angles in that genre. I've seen quite a few 300 and 400 mm mountain views, but not many 500 mm other than rising/setting moon/sun. Bring 'em on!



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


1DmkII + 500/4
http://www.pbase.com/larsjohnsson/image/61298587/original.jpg



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


I can't post images, but here's a link to some non-bird 500mm shots

500mm - no birds

500mm - no birds II



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:37 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Not a bird, but related...

http://www.beyondthematrix.com/hhi011/IMG_2401.jpg
ISO 800, f/4, 1/500

http://www.beyondthematrix.com/IMG_3068.jpg
ISO 800, f/4, 1/200



Dec 15, 2011 at 07:39 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


It's nice to give them space and to get separation from the background.
Eric

http://eyelaser.smugmug.com/Nature/Cheetahs-Kenya-Tanzania-2010/cheetahonmoundstaringcrop/1011243605_wGVWn-X2.jpg



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


The 500f4L IS is a fabulous lens!





5D, 500mm, 1/400, f11, ISO400







1DII, 500mm, 1/1600, f8, ISO400







5DII, 500mm, 1/80, f14, ISO400




Dec 15, 2011 at 08:01 PM
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2 more:





5D, 500mm, 1/200, f10, ISO400




Dec 15, 2011 at 08:05 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Non bird ? No problem.

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Dec 15, 2011 at 08:19 PM
Jeff Nolten
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Excellent images. I'd imagined getting tight wildlife head shots like Don's or Geerts. Don, every time I've seen big horn though, its just white rumps heading over the hill. I'd completely forgotten the sports applications, but then what'd I think all those white lenses in the press box were for? Maybe we'll get some big island surf shots.

How do you fly or hike with such a lens? Great shots, thank you for sharing!



Dec 15, 2011 at 08:39 PM
Jeff Nolten
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Thanks PetKal, on my death bed I'm going to say two things, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office" and "I wish I'd taken more pictures of spray cans"!


Dec 15, 2011 at 08:42 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Canon 500 F4 IS w/ 1.4x = 720mm FL.






Dec 15, 2011 at 08:45 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Jeff Nolten wrote:
Thanks PetKal, on my death bed I'm going to say two things, "I wish I'd spent more time at the office" and "I wish I'd taken more pictures of spray cans"!



Jeff, that's my standard AF calibration test setup.
Not easy for me to find any semi-decent non-bird shots.



Dec 15, 2011 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Jeffrey wrote:
Canon 500 F4 IS w/ 1.4x = 720mm FL.


Yes, that kind of image happens when a landscape photographer does wildlife.
I think it is great in an all-embracing photographic way.



Dec 15, 2011 at 08:59 PM
Jeff Nolten
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


Yes this thread is going to be very expensive, a honkin' lens and an African safari


Dec 15, 2011 at 09:27 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Non Bird 500 mm photos


It does people pretty well too.

1DsII+500/4

http://www.gmlindsay.com/Family/Kids/WP8Y5281/1158367458_7LZwx-XL.jpg



Dec 15, 2011 at 09:41 PM
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