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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Stop thinking so hard. There is no point to get at all.
    So this makes it a +1 thread. +1 then.

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    Is there a reason why their camera bodies are upside down?
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    BIG scary lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanzw View Post
    wow. people with deep pockets

    hope the results turn out fine.
    All the rich men and women!

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    The biggest gun used by the CO...
    Who is the CO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    Is there a reason why their camera bodies are upside down?
    What do you mean upside down?? they are obviously targetting something up in the trees...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Apparently, they've never come across this thing called the angle finder. Makes it so much easier on the back.
    I think the angle finder too expensive for them to afford lah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Apparently, they've never come across this thing called the angle finder. Makes it so much easier on the back.
    Yes, now our back are still aching...ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong View Post
    hmmm.. i see 3 grand masters and ARTHUR !!!!!!!!

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    Bro, you got sharp eyes...hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888 View Post
    There is always something that "ticks" in you to want to own one when ever you see someone using it but when you sit down to thik hard about it and maybe make a list to see why you should or should not buy a $10000 lens....I think 99.999% of us has no real reason to get one....but there will be those of us who will die die still do so even if we know once we have it for about a few weeks we realise it is the most under use lens once we get over the hype and a pain of a load to carry about on your shoot-about-walkabout. heheheheh
    Yes, long lens is very tempting, Agreed with you, there is no reason for you to get one if you are not into the type of photography that require it. But for us who are into birding, reach is essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom81 View Post
    BIG scary lens.
    They are lovely actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by MountainMan View Post
    I think the angle finder too expensive for them to afford lah
    sarcastic wahaha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanzw View Post
    wow. people with deep pockets

    hope the results turn out fine.
    Actually, you need not to have deep pockets to enjoy bird/wildlife photography. Here're shots taken with my humble Tamron 200-500mm + 1.4x TC





    Here is another shot, taken with my old (ex) Panasonic FZ10 (prosumer cam) + 2.2x tc.


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    Last edited by Newguy69; 27th August 2007 at 12:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy69 View Post
    Yes, long lens is very tempting, Agreed with you, there is no reason for you to get one if you are not into the type of photography that require it. But for us who are into birding, reach is essential.

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    Couldn't agree with you more...you have to be a dedicated to this special interest group to plonk down that much serious cash to buy something like that for sure and the motivation to carry that thing around with you in the worth condition like a swamp land or virgin trails heh.

    Years ago I have a friend who had one of those biggie a 400mm 2.8 nikkor if I recall who was trusting enough to lend it to me for a while and it was one heck of a weight to carry around to shoot. At a match or in the forest it seem fine to lug something like that around but when you are like in town doingstreet shooting...heheh you WILL GET NOTICED! heheheh...

    Suffice to say, after using it for a while and when I pass it back to him....all my fantasy and "buy buy buy" urges all disappear very quickly heh Even he sold it away and it was not easy to do....selling it I mean. At that kind of price, how many can afford it. But yes it is a sweeeeeet lens I tella ya..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    What do you mean upside down?? they are obviously targetting something up in the trees...
    From the picture it just looks like the viewfinder they are looking through is at the bottom of the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fumiryu View Post
    All the rich men and women!
    A lot of us have been saving for years to get our dream lenses. Rich? How I wish I am.

    TS, may I know your intention for creating this thread?

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    Last edited by Newguy69; 27th August 2007 at 01:23 PM.

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    Shoot this....Not best situation to shoot..cloudy sky and they r to high angle too steep.

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    Just to add :

    Bird photography is not about showing off. It’s about the passion to capture the beauty of birds in our environment.

    To those who have not seen such equipment in action in the fields may present to them the idea that only the rich can afford, or some other weird ideas.

    Yes equipment do play a big part as critical tools to help the nature photography achieve his shots. Just like those who do portraitures who has to depend on good portrait lens to deliver the results.

    One needs to know whether is he serious into this specialised field of photography before putting down money and efforts for a start.

    It’s not about showing off that you’re rich. A lof of us have to work hard and save enough money to continue our passion on bird photography.

    Also a lot of hard work goes into getting good pictures of birds in their environment.

    To the TS, not sure what’s your intention ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    look like an " anti-aircraft " unit.
    haha, this reply is funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by peapilot View Post
    From the picture it just looks like the viewfinder they are looking through is at the bottom of the body.
    They may have orientated the camera at a 90 degree angle
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    I think it's easier to lower the tripod and just lie down face upwards on the ground.

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