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    #16
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    Originally posted by Swanny48 View Post
    Now that's an excellent idea. Bought a neoprene one for the hood of my 300 f2.8 but it never was a good fit and I stopped using it.

    I bought one of those John. Not as awkward to use as the Canon version, but still a bit of a pain.

    I suspect I looked a bit of an idiot in the kitchen shop, armed with the lens hood, trying different Tupperware style lids, but I found one that fitted fairly quickly. It also fitted in the pocket of my jacket, so in operation, slip it off and into the pocket, shoot what I need and slip it back on. So convenient and only a couple of quid or so.

    Mrs C was so impressed we didn't have to take out a second mortgage, for yet another piece of photographic equipment she didn't feel I needed!
    Colin

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      #17
      Re: Lens Filters

      Good idea Colin ,I use a stretch on plastic one from grazina designs (Trevor hannant) it simply slips over the lens hood like a shower cap

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        #18
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        Thanks, my interest was in the likes of big stoppers, little stoppers etc and a combination based on those with grad's, which I don't think the article covered?





        As for hoods on long lenses I use one of these

        http://www.lenscoat.com/hoodie-lens-caps-c-5.html

        Though I have just sourced a cheap MK2 one for my 500 f4 MK1, so hopefully it will fit. I also use disposable shower caps, they are great, cost me pence on ebay for 100 and can be used on the camera body as well if it rains while taking up no room at all in my bag, heck you can even put them on your head, and Stan suggested on your feet for mud..
        Last edited by TonyT; 18-07-2017, 09:01.
        Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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          #19
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          Originally posted by Enigma View Post
          I bought a 400 f/5.6 last year but haven't yet had the opportunity to exercise it. I hired a 500 about 10 years ago for a Leuchars airshow and thought it was excellent although a 300 or 400 might have proved more versatile to be honest. Rather unsurprisingly it was fantastic with aircraft at a distance but they very quickly overflowed the frame and trying to catch an 'Arrows crossover with a 500 was just impossible ...
          One of the main reasons why I don't want to replace my 100-400 with a 400 prime. Although it is almost constantly at full reach for birds & wildlife, for aircraft it's a completely different ball-game!
          Chris
          80D - 10-18 IS STM - 15-85 IS USM - 55-250 IS STM - 50 f/1.8 STM - 100-400L IS II USM - 100 f/2.8L Macro - 1.4x III

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            #20
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            Have done an air show with my 500 and I had muscles where you wouldn't believe at the end of it... LOL
            Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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              #21
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              8hrs of flying displays with a 500mm f4 (with x1.4) handheld on sunday at RIAT and survived (i keep elbows into my chest to support the weight) - still considering what shots to delete and what I really want to keep :-)

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                #22
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                Originally posted by DaveG001 View Post
                8hrs of flying displays with a 500mm f4 (with x1.4) handheld on sunday at RIAT and survived (i keep elbows into my chest to support the weight) - still considering what shots to delete and what I really want to keep :-)
                I do the same Dave, with all tracking movement coming from the waist. Back muscles are long term stamina muscles, whereas biceps and triceps are short term power muscles. Brace the arms against the chest and use the back muscles by swivelling at the waist and you can keep going for hours. Just use you arms and they ache within minutes.
                Colin

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                  #23
                  Re: Lens Filters

                  Unless your back is already knackered, like mine!
                  Chris
                  80D - 10-18 IS STM - 15-85 IS USM - 55-250 IS STM - 50 f/1.8 STM - 100-400L IS II USM - 100 f/2.8L Macro - 1.4x III

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                    #24
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                    No way I could hand hold a 500 for much more than about 10-15 minutes but obviously using wrong technique as I used my arms to take the weight rather than elbows against chest. Think I am destined to remain a tripod guy ...

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                      #25
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                      I use a monopod on it, takes all the strain, with a mono head and pano head, so it tilts and pans and does not fall over sideways.

                      This is the set up I use on my monopod that someone is using on a tripod in link below, I also prefer it on my tripod as a ball is less precise, though I have a gimbal now for that. Great set up in hides when mounted on the monopod.





                      more on it here

                      http://tromsofoto.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/

                      That one bit of RRS equipment has cost me thousands as I added to it.. It was the thing that got me started on buying their equipment.
                      Last edited by TonyT; 19-07-2017, 14:08.
                      Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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                        #26
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                        I have seen your use of home made tupperware lens caps when we met in Slimbridge some years ago- you with your two large lenses dangling from your waist, like a bongo player!!!!! They certainly were very effective.
                        Canon 6D; Canon 760D;Canon G15;Canon 40mm f2.8(Pancake);Canon 50mm f1.8(ii); Canon 17mm-40mm f4L;Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM;Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 STM lens;Canon 24mm-105mmf4L IS;Canon 70-300mm f4-f5.6 L IS USM;Kenko 1.4x HD TC;Canon 430EX ii flash;Giottos tripod;Manfretto monopod;Cokin P filters + bits and pieces!

                        www.flickr.com/photos/nathaniel3390

                        North Wales where music and the sea give a great concert!

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                          #27
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                          Well, I think my namesake (Colin) has well and truely covered the subject rather well!

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                            #28
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                            Originally posted by collywobbles View Post
                            Well, I think my namesake (Colin) has well and truely covered the subject rather well!
                            He has, I have bought a Lee holder and mount, also I have purchased a graduated ND filter (just one so far) to try, A big stopper for water and also a set of 5 secondhand but new soft grads of various colours, a coral, sky blue, straw, tobacco and mahogany, all of strength 2, Which I hope will be good for landscapes, I am working on the premises that if I don't like I should get my monies back. I have been buying the odd one over a couple of months.
                            I still want 2 more ND grads, a coral stripe and a 105mm polariser.
                            Last edited by TonyT; 08-09-2017, 19:07.
                            Canon 1DX, 50D, EF500 F4.0 L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L I , EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF70-200 f/2.8L II, EF180 f3.5L Macro, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF17-40 f/4L, EF2.0X III, EF1.4X III, 430EX II, MR-14EX...

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