I can’t believe it’s been 15 days since I’ve posted a blog. I’ve been taking pictures but none that I can show on the blog. Some corporate head shots and fun snapshots of events.
Something I’ve wanted for a long time but just couldn’t make myself pull the trigger on arrived this past Thursday.
My friend Burt, who shoots a lot of eagles and wildlife images purchased one about 5 years ago and that is when I started thinking about one.
I purchased the Sigma 500mm f4.0 lens first because if was significantly less money. When it arrived I did some extensive shooting with it and many of the images were soft. They were static images and I was on a tripod but they were just soft.
So I sent it back and got the Nikon 500mm F4.0G ED VR AF-SWM Super Telephoto. I put it through the same test shots that I did the Sigma and not one soft image in the bunch. So it is a keeper. 🙂
This beast weighs in at 8.55 pounds so it needs to be on a tripod even though it has image stabilization.
Hope to be able to show you some images from this lens in the near future.
Enjoy your day and be careful.