Nice shot. Terribly jealous.............. of the lens. I've put off buying one of these (used) because of the cost and depth of field issues that I've heard about. Any opinions you'd care to share?
I'm not sure if you're asking me or Mike but here are my thoughts:
Overall, I'm happy with my 500mm (IS, older version) and I'm glad I bought it. Time and time again I've been impressed with the sharpness of that lens. Yes, if you're relatively close the DOF is very shallow but that's the nature of the beast, I think. The negatives are the AF is slow and it has a tendency to hunt. And, it is heavy.