First Heron pic with my new 500 AFS II f4 + TC 1.4

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    I did try, (maybe not hard enough), to find a nice used 500 AFS II f4, but without any luck,. So, I finally succumbed to the temptation and ordered a new one from B&H. This Heron was shot from about 400 ft away right out on my pond's little island. This is about a 30% crop. It really is tricky shooting with a mega-long lens, the slightest movements from bad technique will show up in a blurred shot. I used a cable release for this 700mm shot, and kept the shutter speed WAY WAY up! :wink:


    Model NIKON D2X
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Exposure Time 1/2000 sec
    Aperture f/7.1
    ISO Equivalent 500
    Exposure Bias (+.17 in NC4)
    White Balance Auto -1
    Metering Mode center weighted
    Exposure Program aperture priority
  2. Greg


    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    looks like it's working just fine. good shot.
  3. Very nice Steve!! :D :D :D
  4. Steve nice shot........... you dog! Sweet combo, so what are your first impressions??? Do you want to adopt me so I can come play? Way to go Steve, look forward to a ton of shots from this set up!!

  5. Cool shot, very nice.
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