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Tips on Using the Nikkor 600mm f/4

texspeel

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texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Fri 16-Nov-12 10:14 PM

Andrew,
Thanks much for all the info. From a tripod/head standpoint, I'm comfortable I'm in good shape. I'll be using the 600 on a Gitzo 6651SGT with a Wimberley WH-200 gimbal head. So, I won't be able to use that as an excuse.
Since I'll only have the lens for a few days and the eagles are at Conowingo, I won't have the luxury of starting with wading birds but your point is well taken. BIF is not exactly the easy way to start learning a new large lens.
The really good news is I won't have to carry the beast very far, about 15 yards from the parking place to the fence by the river.
I anticipate there will be some frustrations but am very much looking forward to using the lens.
One question about your comment regarding shooting in DX with your 800E. Do you find any real advatage to DX vice FX, given the resolution of the 800 and the ability to shoot FX and do serious crops?
Thanks again for all the info.
Best regards,
Tom

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