The Canon 500m f4 L does the Cincinnati Zoo!

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  1. Triplenickle macrumors regular

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    Those are stunning. As is the lens itself. They cost a bundle :p
     
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    Hot damn! Isn't that like a $6,000 lens?!! :eek:

    You have one hell of a wife! :p

    Very nice pictures.
     
  5. Triplenickle thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the comments folks. Yes, it is an expensive lens ($5699.00 Amazon). We discussed it but she wanted to get it for me as she knows I enjoy photography. If you take care of it, the lens will last for years!

    The other way of looking at it.. as she said, "guys, spend money on golf, cars, boats, horses, and in the scheme of things it is a small amount of money (one time purchase) compared to the other really expensive hobbies that you continue to spend money on over the years"...

    I like her logic.
     
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    I am sorry but I have to say this logging on????????? That is so corny for the tiger getting on the log. Other than that the picture were amazing if only the bronx zoo was like this.
     
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    Don't let her go.
     
  8. Triplenickle thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol After 31 years, might as well stick it out!
     
  9. waffles123 macrumors regular

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    Hi. What settings did you use to take the pictures? Were the animals habitat's open or enclosed by glass? Just curious. :)
     
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    Just curious, what body do you have behind that glass?
     
  11. Triplenickle thread starter macrumors regular

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    I used RAW, converted in Lightroom 2.4, Av Priority; f4, ISO 800, Shutter speed; 1/125-1/400 sec (each image had a different SS) with a Canon 50D body.

    The habitats are OPEN. No glass. The Cincinnati Zoo is the most photographer friendly zoo in Ohio. Cleveland being second.

    Mark
     
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    I use a Canon 50D.
     
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    Isn't that something like 10 lbs? Curious if you were shooting handheld with that beast? With a monopod? Or does your zoo allow for tripods w/ gimbals?
     
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    The lens itself if 8.5 lbs... with the camera body/battery grip gets it around 10 lbs.

    It is handholdable for short periods, but all the zoo shoots were with a monopod. The zoo does allow tripods.
     
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    That's just incredible, I hope that when the day comes that I get married I will find such an understanding and awesome woman.
    Great shots too! hang onto that lens for a long time, if you ever get into a 1D series body it will blow your mind!

    Lucky guy!
     
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