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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS ll USM
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 07:21:42 AM »

  It is a fun hobby for me. I surely don't take it very seriously. I just have fun and photo birds. Great retirement hobby by the way. I highly recommend it. I never even owned a DSLR until I retired 4 years ago. But it is so easy and fun.

I was looking up to photo some gulls when I was sapped with a poo shot... I always remember that. :P

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You are going to love that lens if you rent it. I am just floored by the sharpness. Let me know how you like it. I wasn't going to upgrade because I had the 500 IS. But I live in Asia most of the year and the dealer here traded with me and gave me a good deal. So I bit the bullet. I am glad I did not. No regrets or complaints.

Thanks for the complements on the pics, I love piddling with this stuff.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS ll USM
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2013, 07:21:42 AM »

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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2013, 01:14:26 PM »

  It is a fun hobby for me. I surely don't take it very seriously. I just have fun and photo birds. Great retirement hobby by the way. I highly recommend it. I never even owned a DSLR until I retired 4 years ago. But it is so easy and fun.

I was looking up to photo some gulls when I was sapped with a poo shot... I always remember that. :P

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You are going to love that lens if you rent it. I am just floored by the sharpness. Let me know how you like it. I wasn't going to upgrade because I had the 500 IS. But I live in Asia most of the year and the dealer here traded with me and gave me a good deal. So I bit the bullet. I am glad I did not. No regrets or complaints.

Thanks for the complements on the pics, I love piddling with this stuff.

Gary

Will do. I get it tomorrow and am quite excited. I am thinking about replacing my 400 f/2.8 IS II with this lens. I got the 400 at a steal price ($7800) from a friend who bought a bunch of gear and had no clue what he was doing. The weight difference is the main reason in addition to not having a crop body anymore nor wanting to buy another. I plan on testing it very hard bare and with a 1.4 TC compared to the 400.

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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2013, 01:16:40 PM »
Soo I posted this in the 1Dx as well but thought I would add to this thread. I absolutely LOVE this lens. Two shots stitched together hand held.

500 f/4 II  1Dx 1/160 f/7.1

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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2013, 09:43:03 AM »
If you have time I would like to see more with the 1DX. If you have them on another site I would like a link.
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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 11:15:00 AM »
If you have time I would like to see more with the 1DX. If you have them on another site I would like a link.
Thanks, Gary

Im still learning the 1Dx but I do love it. I have been posting in the http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8079.0 "anything shot with a 1Dx. I am still trying to find a proper place to AFMA the lens to my 1Dx as well. Here is one more.

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Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS ll USM
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 11:15:00 AM »