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Carol Shagovac
 

spiratone 400mm


i think my 400mm lense is a mirror lense.


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5/1/2004 7:32:18 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Having problems getting the hawk pictures?
It's easy to tell a mirror lens from the circular thing in the middle of the front glass that makes the doughnut shaped background highlights.


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5/1/2004 1:39:12 PM

 
Carol Shagovac   yes its hard to use because I need a tripod. im looking at a pentax zx-30 with a lense of 35-500mm would this be better for me? its better if I can take a picture when im driving I just pull over and shoot thats what I need but I also need to go futher away.i havn't use my 400mm lense much because I need a tripod. the turkey vultures let me set up my tripod and my pictures were good but the hawks are very hard because their afraid


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5/1/2004 1:45:38 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Ever think about a monopod? It's possible to use one while still in your car. Or carrying it it's quicker to get ready to shoot with it instead of trying to extend the legs of a tripod each time you move around.
Or roll your window half way down and use that to support your lens.


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5/1/2004 8:51:00 PM

 
Carol Shagovac   thank you I will try that


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5/2/2004 7:10:44 AM

 
Tom Walker   Don't know if it's stillavailable but years ago I saw an ad for a bean bag camera support. You attached your camera and you could use just about any surface for a support. maybe some other rteaders can tell youm where to get one


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5/4/2004 5:38:12 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  You can make those with some fabric and some rice. Don't have a sewing machine then use some fabric glue.


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5/4/2004 6:04:23 PM

 
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