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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dragging Out An Old Friend

 We have been getting a great deal of traffic at our bird feeders lately. I decided that it was time to revisit
an old friend, my Nikkor 600mm lens.  This thing is a beast, weighing in at over ten pounds for the lens alone.This thing has been around since the mid-70's and is still sharp as a tack.  I have to tripod it, no way I can handle it on a monopod, much less hand hold it. I still have not recovered enough to lug it very far.

It is a two piece unit, the lens and the focus mount. You can swap the lenses from 400 , the 600, an 800 or a 1200mm.  I dragged the lens, a tripod and an F2 around Falcons games for a couple of years. I was much younger.  We will talk more about this heavy but sweet lens later.

For today, enjoy the birds.

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