"Air Wars - it's definitely for keeps . . ." Mon 26-Mar-12 02:54 PM by cockers
Final trip back out to the Lek - in hopes of some captures of female Prairie Chickens along with the males of two weeks ago. Turns out it was still bit early for the ladies arrival but the males are definitely ramped up and ready. Their turf defenses were much more aggressive than before, and they provided quite an aerial display!
They don't seem to hurt each other however.
Thanks for looking . . .
All shot D300s and 500P Nikkor manual focus @ f/8, and ISO 500, #2 also used 1.4 Kenko teleconverter and ISO 800, shutter speeds varied from 1/320 sec to 1/1000 sec., all with -.3 EV. On Induro AT413 tripod and BHD-3 ballhead.
#8. "RE: Air Wars - it's definitely for keeps . . ." In response to Reply # 5
Thank you Richard - I appreciate your comments -
I believe you're correct about the Kenko and Tamron converters being the same. I do however have the occurance of the Kenco losing electrical contact with the camera if I rotate the setup on the ballhead using the camera body. There is a bit of play in the mount with the converter mounted. So I need to be a bit more "light-handed" when using the converter.
#13. "RE: Air Wars - it's definitely for keeps . . ." In response to Reply # 11
You're very kind Gert, thank you so much.
I just work with what I have - been shooting Nikons since Vietnam (1972) when everything was manual focus. Hopefully my vision will hold out a bit longer and continue to allow me to do it. I love the image quality of the 500P plus the cost of this lens is affordable!