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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
Sat 17-Nov-12 06:50 PM

Andrew,
Thanks again for the insights. I took my 200-400 out shooting eagles today. I've not shot eagles for several months and wanted to get my hand, eye, and mind back into it before venturing out with the 600 next weekend. Lots of eagle activity. Shoot about 1500 frames in 5 hours.
While I was there, there was a guy next to me who was shooting a D4 with a 600 and 2x teleconverter. He was kind enough to not only let me look through the lens, but put my card in his camera and shoot a few frames. I'm still in the process of downloading my cards, so haven't had a chance to look at it. As expected, acquisition was very tough; the only consolation being that I was doing it will 1200mm vice the 600. So, I'm really looking forward to next week with the big lens.
The Nikon training day sounds great. The red kite is a gorgeous bird. I had a chance to see one last month when I was in Spain at Marsel Van Oosten's Wildlife Bootcamp. I wish there were a Nikon training day similar to the one you describe in my neck of the woods. I'd be the first in line to take the course.
Again, thanks for all the insights and advice. I'll let you know how the shooting with the 600 goes.
Best regards,
Tom

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