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It is often said that great photos are made, not taken. This can be interpreted in many ways, but to me this means that great images are the result of some forethought, planning and skill. Yes we all get lucky from time to time and "take" a great image without much thought, but in order to consistently create great images you have to be disciplined, prepare, plan, and visualize. Continue reading »
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In 2011 Canon released the lighter versions of their 500mm and 600mm lenses. At that time, I owned Nikon’s very first AF-S 600mm f/4 version which weighed in at 14.5 lbs, on my scale. Safe to say, I didn’t do much hiking with it and was very envious of Canon’s new offerings. About 4 years later, Nikon has released the new 600mm f/4E FL ED VR and 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Lenses. After reading all the specs, it took me only 2 days to order the new 600mm lens. Weight was the biggest factor, but I have been pleasantly surprised by other improvements. Continue reading »
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