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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2013, 10:20:07 AM »
Here's a few more...its gone now, back to Canon in Newport News, Virginia


Beautiful shots. Nicely done.

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2013, 10:20:07 AM »

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« Reply #76 on: December 07, 2013, 06:13:40 PM »
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EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2000 s, f/8, ISO 500

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2013, 06:36:28 PM »
I look at the shots on this thread and I wish I was not impressed. There might be some combos of lens and extenders that get close at 600 but nothing I see delivers like this at 600 and +



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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2013, 06:45:47 PM »
"At the Shore"


Thanks for looking!

The 3 amigos all in step, very nice

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« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2013, 06:53:27 PM »
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Thanks for looking!

Very nice shot neuro. Well done.

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2013, 07:48:54 PM »
"At the Shore"

EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2000 s, f/8, ISO 500

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They seem deeply in thought. I guess they are trying to decide between Canon and Nikon ...  ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »

Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.[1]

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.[1]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher

Taken at San Pablo City, Philippines

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2013, 12:44:37 PM »

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« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2014, 11:52:13 AM »
One of first images taken with my brand new 600mm. Hard part was that the worthless tripod and ballhead was to weak so they could not keep the lens still. I had to use the "timer setting" and set that one to 10sec until shutter was released because of the vibrations of the tripod. The ballhead was also so weak so I had to have the moon outside of the frame and then when the lens kept slowly turning down the picture was taken. =)
I´m really looking forward to receive my package with the new tripod and gimbal head that I ordered but the picture came out ok anyway I think. This is the first time I take a picture of the moon. A lot more fun with a 600mm and a 1,4x converter than my 70-200 so that might be the reason. Haha.  8)

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« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2014, 07:02:48 PM »
Morlin,

Tripod Head
http://stores.4gdphoto.com/m-3-6-gimbal-tripod-head/
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/404536-REG/Wimberley_WH_200_Gimbal_Type_Tripod_Head.html/c/product/#inpage:IN+STOCK

Tripod Legs
(BH says it's good for 500mm only but Gitzo says it's good for 600mm)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846215-REG/Gitzo_GT4542LS_GT4542LS_6x_4_SECTION_SYSTEMATIC.html

(BH says it's good for 600mm only but Gitzo says it's good for 800mm)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846220-REG/Gitzo_GT5542LS_GT5542LS_6x_4_SECTION_SYSTEMATIC.html

Above combination is very pricey but considering the 600mm is about $12,800 and does not include the body and other accessories attached then it becomes commensurate to the purchase.

A lousy tripod leg & head will increase the likelihood of garbage shots and an increase of preventable accidents. It will require extra effort & diligence to keep steady. If you value your time like everyone else then go with this combination. Trust me, you do not want to waste a weekend just because you can save $1000.

Another option to add is a replacement lens foot that affords a lower center of gravity and lighter lens. Just be mindful if the clearance for your fingers will fit your fingers.

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/sc.26/category.3554/.f
http://stores.4gdphoto.com/canon-is-ii/
http://www.naturescapes.net/store/naturescapes.net-clf-456-lens-replacement-foot.html
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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2014, 01:15:34 AM »
Morlin,

Tripod Head
http://stores.4gdphoto.com/m-3-6-gimbal-tripod-head/
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/404536-REG/Wimberley_WH_200_Gimbal_Type_Tripod_Head.html/c/product/#inpage:IN+STOCK

Tripod Legs
(BH says it's good for 500mm only but Gitzo says it's good for 600mm)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846215-REG/Gitzo_GT4542LS_GT4542LS_6x_4_SECTION_SYSTEMATIC.html

(BH says it's good for 600mm only but Gitzo says it's good for 800mm)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846220-REG/Gitzo_GT5542LS_GT5542LS_6x_4_SECTION_SYSTEMATIC.html

Above combination is very pricey but considering the 600mm is about $12,800 and does not include the body and other accessories attached then it becomes commensurate to the purchase.

A lousy tripod leg & head will increase the likelihood of garbage shots and an increase of preventable accidents. It will require extra effort & diligence to keep steady. If you value your time like everyone else then go with this combination. Trust me, you do not want to waste a weekend just because you can save $1000.

Another option to add is a replacement lens foot that affords a lower center of gravity and lighter lens. Just be mindful if the clearance for your fingers will fit your fingers.

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/sc.26/category.3554/.f
http://stores.4gdphoto.com/canon-is-ii/
http://www.naturescapes.net/store/naturescapes.net-clf-456-lens-replacement-foot.html



Thank you for your detailed list of gear and your advices.

When I ordered my 600mm the search for good gear to use with it had started and today I hope the tripod and the other stuff will be delivered that I ordered. I have started some threads here asking for advice and I bought the gear that seems to be the best. I know that a Gitzo of the 5000-series might have been even more sturdy but somewhere I need to draw the line between weight/size and how sturdy the tripod is.
I have bought a RRS TVC-34L tripod, Wimberley gimbal head, RRS replacement foot and some camouflage gear from LensCoat for both the tripod, gimbal head and lens. As soon as my next paycheck arrives on my account I will also buy a RRS leveling base.

I have never even seen a RRS tripod in reality so I hope that it is as good as it says. They are expensive but I wanted the best when I bought a lens that expensive. I want a setup that is a joy to use otherwise the lens will stay at home too many times and I will loose interest for it even though it´s a good lens.

Regards / Johan

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Re: Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
« Reply #84 on: February 11, 2014, 01:15:34 AM »