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the place I go for therapy

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The white pony shot is awesome. What's the therapy aspect, because you're good looking compared to that turkey ?:biggrin:

Yes the rain is back :frown:
 
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Hi Randy.The only thing I can say is Wow.I like all of them but No.5 and No.6 are superb.What Camera/lens combination were used.
Kindest regards.:biggrin:
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Hi Randy.The only thing I can say is Wow.I like all of them but No.5 and No.6 are superb.What Camera/lens combination were used.
Kindest regards.:biggrin:
Mike

Thanks Mike

You got a good eye....that's the d7100 + 500vr and as much as I like the new 80-400 it's no 500vr
 
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Nice set...!

I think I could use some therapy in a place like that... :wink:

Thanks William

It's a 150 acre horse farm and the owners also feed 100's of migrant birds, camels, zebras, emus,goats,sheep,turkeys,peacocks,rabbits, and an occasional surprise like little green herons, great blue herons, ospreys, spoonbills, and about 50 dogs.......
 

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I figured it out!

#7 is your therapist....and he can't believe you are back again!

Seriously, great set!
 
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Beautiful shots all. But I would expect nothing less from you.

What is so great about the new 80-400 VR other than the high price?

thanks Birgit I appreciate that very nice comment

What is so great about the new 80-400 VR other than the high price?[/

a very good question:

here's my top 7 in order of priority

1. AF speed and accuracy is as fast as any zoom I have ever used including the 70-200VR2
2. IQ is superb, prime like, comparable to lenses costing 4x as much
3. It's amazing wide open, I shoot it wide open almost 100% of the time because f/5.6 is my prefered aperture for wildlife anyway (unless I am using a TC).
4. It feels good in your hands, balanced and just the right size, the zoom ring is very smooth.
5. it has a zoom lock so there is no lens creep when you walk
6. it takes 77mm filters so it makes great LS shots and has replaced my 70-200vr2 for that. So it is a 2for1 lens for me.
7. On the D7100 in 1.3 Image Area Mode it is a 160-800/5.6 lens that can easily be HH.
 
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Gorgeous, Randy! And you are really adding into my D7100 NAS :biggrin: :biggrin:

Carole

thanks Carole

Excellent images. What's the animal in #8? I hung out with one in Alabama a few months ago and never found out was it is,

thanks Bobby.....a miniature donkey (remember shrek)
(see you saturday I hope)

I figured it out!

#7 is your therapist....and he can't believe you are back again!

Seriously, great set!

LOL and thanks Karen
I had the 500 on the D7100 (750mm:eek:) so I had to back up to get that shot and Cindy stayed near the gate so he would keep doing that
(see you this afternoon, drive safe)
 
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thanks Birgit I appreciate that very nice comment

What is so great about the new 80-400 VR other than the high price?[/

a very good question:

here's my top 7 in order of priority

1. AF speed and accuracy is as fast as any zoom I have ever used including the 70-200VR2
2. IQ is superb, prime like, comparable to lenses costing 4x as much
3. It's amazing wide open, I shoot it wide open almost 100% of the time because f/5.6 is my prefered aperture for wildlife anyway (unless I am using a TC).
4. It feels good in your hands, balanced and just the right size, the zoom ring is very smooth.
5. it has a zoom lock so there is no lens creep when you walk
6. it takes 77mm filters so it makes great LS shots and has replaced my 70-200vr2 for that. So it is a 2for1 lens for me.
7. On the D7100 in 1.3 Image Area Mode it is a 160-800/5.6 lens that can easily be HH.

Thanks for the 80-400 review. I have the old one and had been waiting for an upgrade. But when I saw the price for an f4.5, I was a bit gobsmacked! Perhaps I should take another look.
 
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Thanks for the 80-400 review. I have the old one and had been waiting for an upgrade. But when I saw the price for an f4.5, I was a bit gobsmacked! Perhaps I should take another look.

i always thought the old one (i had one for 5 yrs and just sold it) was a very good lens

frankly i'm not sure how much better the new one is in the IQ dept but AF on the old one was just not usable for me for anything moving fast
 

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