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I do both, but lately been using the wimb. Makes it easy as hell.

Trying to buy a 500mm.
Yep, I've got a 500 f/4 planned for late/'09 early/'10 depending on how much money I make this fall shooting soccer. I'm just about 2/3 of the way there already. My 400 f/2.8 is just too front heavy to swing comfortably and even with a full wimberly it's not like panning with the naked lens. The 500 is no where near as front heavy and much easier to hand hold. I had a 600 for a short while and it was strictly tripod city. Not even managable on a monopod so I unloaded it. The 500 (Nikkor) is really a sweet lens. I know a couple people who have them and are very happy with their performance for BIF like osprey's and blue heron.
I'm going up to Door County Wis. in a few days and amongst all the seagulls over lake Michigan there are a few terns which I hope to somehow capture with my 400 and possibly a 1.7 tc. we'll see.

Edit: Check out this guy's post from NikonCafe'. He's into osprey's in flight and does some beautiful work with a D3/500 f/4 combination.
Edited by nuclearjock - 7/23/09 at 1:22pm
    
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Ohh that's randy. I've known these folks for years now, from when I was a Nikonian period. Great peeps to shoot with
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Update time for me. Just bought a lens I used to owned and love for sharpness and weight. I bought and returned a 70-200 IS simply because the sharpness is not up to par with the f4 counterpart.

So with that said add me in there with another white; Canon 70-200f4
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I'll call this goosebumps... Plane is a private 737 owned by Well's Fargo Bank taking off from Waukegan, Il airport (KUGN). Not really what I'd like to see if I were a passenger..

    
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One of the things I'm planning to get is a new tripod. Already looking at Really Right Stuff for the head, just don't know which one.

So what's a versatile head/tripod setup (used for shots ranging from landscapes to macro's).

(about to post this on POTN too).
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055XPROB or 190XPROB legs.
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whatever you do consider weight

I hiked 2 miles carrying my wimberly set-up and I almost died; that was with CF legs... imagine regular ones..

ohh almost forgot. Something you guys might consider. Saw this on POTn and definetely getting one http://www.cottoncarrier.com/

Excellent specially when you carry 2 bodies like me
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whatever you do consider weight

I hiked 2 miles carrying my wimberly set-up and I almost died; that was with CF legs... imagine regular ones..

ohh almost forgot. Something you guys might consider. Saw this on POTn and definetely getting one http://www.cottoncarrier.com/

Excellent specially when you carry 2 bodies like me

Nice looking rig...

I love my Black Rapid R-Strap (R4) when used with my 40d w/grip and 70-200mm 2.8 IS lens. I hiked for back to back 5 mile trails and never got tired of carrying it...

http://www.blackrapid.com/rs4.php

videos here
http://www.blackrapid.com/video/
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One of the things I'm planning to get is a new tripod. Already looking at Really Right Stuff for the head, just don't know which one.

So what's a versatile head/tripod setup (used for shots ranging from landscapes to macro's).

(about to post this on POTN too).
Buy one based on what you think your max load will be and add some room for expansion.

I am very pleased with RRS and Gitzo, I imagine Arca Swiss is quality as well.
    
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