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Gotta love the 500 F4 AF-S....

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Sandro Bravo, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Portugal
    Just sharing a few shots that this lense has allowed me for the past 2 years...

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  2. PAReams

    PAReams

    552
    Apr 4, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    These are simply outstanding. Wow! I think that you may be giving too much credit to the lens Sandro :) 
     
  3. Wow. That's some great surfing photography. #8 and #6 are my top two. Were all of these with the straight 500, or were some with the 1.4 as well? GREAT series.
     
  4. Wonderful shots.....using the 500mm to its fullest.

    Thanks for sharing them and inspiring me to go out and play!

    Ted
     
  5. Really excellent Sandro! Now how can you fail with such a great camerabody? :wink:
     
  6. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Portugal
    Thanks. :smile:

    The real credit goes to the surfers i've been ponting the 500mm at, no doubt. :smile:

    A few of these were with the 1.4TC, though i prefer not use it...500 F4 and TC's are not the best combination for sports.

    This forum is one of my usual inspirational spot....glad to do my share. :wink:

    Thanks Andreas. :wink:

    It was a huge change over the D200 i previously had...just to show that 4MP can still rock the boat....my main workhorse for surf is the D300 since a few months, i finally gave in to editorial demands...still prefer the Hs though...:tongue:
     
  7. Very nice work Sandro!
     
  8. dsokol

    dsokol Guest

    Great work, I have the 500 as well and although a beast it produces extremely sharp images with beautiful bokeh.
     
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Guest

    Those are just awesome.
    Very cool shots !
     
  10. Great surfing shots. Thanks for sharing.
     
  11. cleoent

    cleoent

    Dec 21, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    wow incredible! My fav is the one where the guy is looking at the wave crashing behind him. :smile:
     
  12. this is me

    this is me

    537
    Feb 10, 2007
    MA
    Cool shots.
     
  13. Outstanding Sandro!! Some of those shots take my breath away!!
     
  14. PeteZ28

    PeteZ28

    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    Excellent series of shots. Shooting surf looks like a lot of fun. Challenging work, beautiful beaches, and heck the beautiful women don't hurt either ;) 

    I also favor the one with the surfer watching the wave crash behind him.
     
  15. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Portugal

    The surfer on that shot has a very agressive surfing style and loves big, heavy waves...

    Same guy, same place, same attitude...:smile:
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    Nothing beats a cold winter day, with huge waves on the horizon....:tongue:

    Another surfer, another place....even bigger wave...:wink:
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    Sometimes is better just to watch...( this one ws with the 85 F1.4, not the 500... :biggrin:) 
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  16. Sandro, simply outstanding shots. I'm looking for longer glass and this makes the 500/4 very appealing to me. Can't complain about the sharpness on any of them!
     
  17. Sandro Bravo

    Sandro Bravo

    Nov 18, 2005
    Portugal
    If you get one, you won't be disapointed...F4 is reasonably sharp, but i usually shoot F5.6 to F8. The long distance, heat, sunreflection on the sand and water particles in the air tend to affect sharpness when near wide-open.
     
  18. Hotplate

    Hotplate

    300
    Oct 23, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Killer shots Sandro... thanks for posting them.
     
  19. Stunning. Thanks for sharing.
     
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