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Old June 10th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

It's official. Will be going down to talk to my "eagle-photographing" friend and discussing the purchase (via payment plan) of his AF-S 600mm f/4 D ED-IF II on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, as he has purchased the newest 800mm f/5.6 FL G ED-IF VR, so he is selling the 600mm f/4.



The past 5 years of photography has all culminated in the purchase of this lens. If this lens goes through it will also give me enough finances left over from my original equipment acquisition plan (which was originally to just purchase a 600mm VR (the newest model)) to purchase a 300mm f/2.8 VRII (which I will utilize for birds in flight).

I have a mated pair of bald eagles in Green Timbers Park (the park closest to my residence) that I have been itching to photograph (from across the lake). The results that I have obtained with the 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII+TC-20EIII have been subpar at best. I tend to call them "my bald eagles", as considering how close they are to my home, they are within easy commute. Of course, the Green Timbers Park Association would have something to say about that.



I'm looking forward to better images in the future with utilizing 600mm+ range (with the addition of the TC-14 (mark 1 1.4x teleconverter - manual focus).

From Nikon E2200 point & shoot to D300s/600 f/4; it's been a looooong journey. And I'm looking forward to having that "beast" in my hands and able to shoot Mom & Pop @ Green Timbers.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 06:37 PM
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

Congrats now just add that d4 or d3x and you'll be cooking with gas.....haha.

Seriously though have fun with this lens its a real monster
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

I hope you have good luck with it!! You do realize it's a N I K O N...........

Seriously, I'd like to get an upper body workout slugging around that monster.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

~evil grin~ What...you means it's a Nikon?!!

I'm sure I'm going to have to find a nice Gitzo tripod/gimbal to go along with it.
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

Congratulations...i know you have been waiting a long time for this...good luck with it,and looking forward to seeing the images you take.
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

Going down today to talk with my friend on the payment plan with regards to the purchase of the 600mm f/4 D ED-IF II.

Still pinching myself that it's all coming true.
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It's home... Man, it's heavy. 11 pounds on one arm never felt so "painful". Yep...need a tripod for this one.



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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

A tripod and a churpa
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I'll make sure I phone Himalaya Sherpas R Us in the morning.
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Re: 600mm f/4 AFS II D ED-IF

Wow...that looks like a monster lens...best of luck with it.
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