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    Thanks Steve
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    You luck out twice!! There
    Words get in the way of what I meant to say.

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    Congrats on the lens, Bob!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Williams
    Well, The cabinets are in good shape, but........She has never been to Vegas, yet she has mentioned it several times lately

    Congratz Bob





    It's a good thing you spent this money before a trip to Vegas....[:P]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Williams


    BTW, the bird feeders and the hummingbird feeders went out this weekend---probably won't see much for a few weeks , but I planned to be the first on the block with the feeders, so hopefully more birds will show up this year. I am really hoping to put that new 500 to work in my own backyard as well as the other places I frequent.

    I'm hoping to be one of the first also to be ready and waiting for the hb's...I just don't know when that is around here though. I was late last year. This year I am hoping ot put out a whole mess of them and plant flowers that will attract them.

    BTW - Next month I am planning aday trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin to the International Crane Foundation (it's about 3 hrs. from where I live)...it is the only place where the world's 15 types of cranes can be seen. I am wondering if I should rent a longer lens ...the weight of the larger ones really scares me and I will be doing quite a few hours of walking the trails.

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    Really..? You mean you're not getting the MKIV?


    Only Kidding! Congrats on the new lens, I think you've made a wonderful choice! [Y]


    I can't wait to see the new Pics! [B]


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddt0725
    ...the weight of the larger ones really scares me and I will be doing quite a few hours of walking the trails

    Denise that is a justifiable fear. Owning the 500mm I can tell you it is a job to take it out any where. I have mine in a full size back pack, carrying it anywhere for a couple hours is a job. When carrying it out of the backpack one can put it on a good monopod and shoulder it. But its still a lot of work.


    Not to sound sexiest, but there are a lot of women if they asked me I would think it would be a mistake for them. I know my wife couldn't handle it. If you try just know your in for some work.


    But if you ever think you want to buy one, I would suggest renting one just as you mentioned so you could give it a try to see how it is. Once you see the IQ it produces you will want it for your own.

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    My girlfriend can
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    That is awesome! You will really enjoy the 500! Last week I was able to use it quite a bit (along with the 400/4, 600/4, and 800/5.6) for birds in TX, and it was great. And no, I can

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    Congrats on your new lens! I wasn't so patiant with my 60D and overnighted it.[]


    John.

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