500 VR Revisits the Zoo...4 photos

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I stopped by the Brookfield Zoo after lunch today to capture a few images with my 500 VR. Here are a few of the photos (EXIF information is embedded):

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Thanks for looking...
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Super shots, Glenn. Love the zebra close up especially.

This is a lens I am thinking of possibly getting one day to compliment my 300 f2.8 VRII. Don't want to go the 600/4 as it is too big and the 500/4 looks like a decent compromise.
 
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Super shots, Glenn. Love the zebra close up especially.

This is a lens I am thinking of possibly getting one day to compliment my 300 f2.8 VRII. Don't want to go the 600/4 as it is too big and the 500/4 looks like a decent compromise.
Thanks Lance...

When I was choosing a super telephoto lens, I went with the 500VR in part due to it's portability. So far, it's been a good choice for my kind of shooting. I use it at the zoo a lot. I've used it for air shows and some sports.

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Thanks Lance...

When I was choosing a super telephoto lens, I went with the 500VR in part due to it's portability. So far, it's been a good choice for my kind of shooting. I use it at the zoo a lot. I've used it for air shows and some sports.

Glenn
Thanks for the info! :smile:
 
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Oh the things I could buy if I wasn't married and paying a mortgage. Pictures like this remind me of what I could have....

Good job Glenn.
Ah but would you swap the dinner on the table, ironing done and clean clothes every day for a 600mm? don't answer that the missus might be behind you LOL. also the shots are super as I have come to expect, thanks.
 

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Nice indeed Glenn! I like them all, but my fav is #1 & #3, although the zebra is very good!
You used a tripod or did you use a steady hand with help from a bit of VR?
 
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Ah but would you swap the dinner on the table, ironing done and clean clothes every day for a 600mm? don't answer that the missus might be behind you LOL. also the shots are super as I have come to expect, thanks.
Very nice as usual Mr Glenn, very nice
Nice indeed Glenn! I like them all, but my fav is #1 & #3, although the zebra is very good!
You used a tripod or did you use a steady hand with help from a bit of VR?
#3 looks like our C in C!!!
Thanks for the comments...

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Nice indeed Glenn! I like them all, but my fav is #1 & #3, although the zebra is very good!
You used a tripod or did you use a steady hand with help from a bit of VR?
Rob,

I used a tripod for all of these shots. Most were taken at reasonably slow shutter speeds for a long lens (1/200), so the tripod really helped. It took 20 minutes before the bear posed just right--and the lens is not easy to handholds for extended periods of time.

Glenn
 

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Thanks Glenn. I think I'll try a tripod next time I'll go to the zoo in Amsterdam. Until now I just adjust the ISO, but beyond 200 ISO the pictures are gradually degrading in quality.
 
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