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    Finally did it---The 500 is on it's way



    Well, after 3 years of wanting (neeeeding[:#]), much deliberation and a great deal of help from my friends here on TDP, and of course approval from myWONDERFUL wife, I finally placed the order for the 500 F4L IS and of course all of the accessories (Wimberly plate, gimbal head and lens coatbut the polarizer is on back order . It should be here by the weekend, so Bosque, Here I come. I wanted to thank all of you who tolerated my indecision, commented on my questions and encouraged this purchase over all of the others we have discussed. I feel like a little girlgetting a new pony---[:O].


    Thanks to all for all your help.


    Bob


    P.S. is it here yet? is it here yet? is it here yet?
    Bob

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    Congrats Robert......you wife isn

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    Congrats, Bob!!


    I am SOOO looking forward to seeing your photos taken with this lens!!!


    Man, if I had the $$$$ for this baby, I would have kicked in a few more $$$ for overnight shipping ...the wait would drive me crazy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill W


    Congrats Robert......you wife isn't going to like you having a "new" mistress! LOL
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    She has already "warned" me. now I "owe" her---not sure exactly what that means yet[:#]
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    Thanks DD, I chose the lenscoat instead of the overnight shipping--- I was told not go over budget, So I had to make a minor sacrifice---I suppose I can wait a couple of extra days [].


    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.


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    Re: Finally did it---The 500 is on it's way



    Wow Bob period. Just let you know you might need some practice for BIF.[Y][Y][Y]

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    As much as I would have loved for you to buy my 70-200, the 500 is the right choice for you. Congrats. That " you owe me" has me uptight though. How
    Words get in the way of what I meant to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJphoto


    Wow Bob period. Just let you know you might need some practice for BIF.[img]/emoticons/emotion-21.gif[/img][img]/emoticons/emotion-21.gif[/img][img]/emoticons/emotion-21.gif[/img]
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    Thanks JJ, I figured there would be a learning curve, I just hope it doesn't take me more than a few weeks----I am really looking forward to nesting and hummer season this year.
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    Good on ya Bob, congrats.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andnowimbroke
    How's your kitchen cabinets? That's about the same price range.




    Well, The cabinets are in good shape, but........She has never been to Vegas, yet she has mentioned it several times lately[^o)]
    Bob

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