"V1 with 80-200mm f2.8 AF-s" Sun 30-Dec-12 02:02 AM by tgreenwald
High Springs , FL, US
I recently swapped my 300mm f4 AF-s with a friend for his 80-200mm f2.8AFS as I thought it might work better on the V1 and give me a little more options with the zoom. I never thought 800mm would be too long! I shot this Blue Heron trying to eat a big Tilapia.
I stopped down a little bit as I was using a TC on this.
The 80-200mm focuses lighting fast . I came back from my Everglades hike with out a sore back. I'm not sure that the images are of the quality I was getting with my D300 but these are good enough for my use now.
Focal Length (35mm Equiv): 756 mm
I was using a Gitzo tripod with a Kirk BH-1 head. I think at 800mm you need solid support.
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec F-Number: f/4.5 Exposure Program: Aperture Priority ISO Speed Rating: 220 Exposure Bias: -0.7 EV Metering Mode: Pattern Light Source: Unknown Flash: No Flash Focal Length: 280.00 mm
The ducks in the background are Black Bellied Whistling Ducks.
I have to print some of these photos at least 8x10 but for web work the images are good enough for my non commercial purposes.