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#6004782 - 11/01/15 12:10 PM Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens
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Registered: 07/17/12
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Loc: Erath County
I recently got my hands on a Canon 7D Mark II DSLR with a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 lens (rented it from Lens Pro To Go) and had a great time with it capturing some shots around the ranch. Its the first time I have used something like this - I have the more compact mirrorless Sony Nex7 but it has its limitations. I really enjoyed the camera - it was pretty heavy! Thought I'd share some of my favorite images from that little exercise...



















Lastly, it was a special thrill to get such a great photo of this guy. I would say this blue eland bull is our trophy animal of the season, but he scrubs up deep and is very difficult to find...on this morning Kevin radioed he had spotted him in the far corner of the ranch by chance, and so we quickly set off on foot and with some patience and in stealth mode he showed himself for a perfect photo before taking off. That is a rare opportunity and was pretty special. He is in outstanding shape and the photos simply don't do justice to his size.



I find I lose sharpness when I upload pics into photo bucket and then resize them to post here which is frustrating - but worth sharing anyways!
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#6004850 - 11/01/15 12:56 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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up great looking ankmals
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#6004851 - 11/01/15 12:57 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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#6004861 - 11/01/15 01:06 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Greta photos! I didn't know you could "rent" a camera, go figure.
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#6004872 - 11/01/15 01:16 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
up great looking animals


Really nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
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#6004981 - 11/01/15 02:37 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Beautiful Eland, they are coming up on my hit list.


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#6005018 - 11/01/15 03:03 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Awesome pics, Mike.
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#6005029 - 11/01/15 03:17 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Nice pics. I want that lens.
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#6005336 - 11/01/15 06:26 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Beautiful pics and animals, thanks for sharing!
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#6005499 - 11/01/15 07:31 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Looks like a target rich environment for a photographer. Nice shots.
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#6005903 - 11/02/15 05:27 AM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Great job with the camera. Good focus on all. Off hand or tripod? Super job on the game. Like the sky lighted elk pictures. He looks King. cheers
Thanks
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#6005970 - 11/02/15 07:00 AM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
up great looking ankmals
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#6006014 - 11/02/15 07:33 AM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Originally Posted By: WLR Hunter
I recently got my hands on a Canon 7D Mark II DSLR with a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 lens (rented it from Lens Pro To Go) and had a great time with it capturing some shots around the ranch. Its the first time I have used something like this - I have the more compact mirrorless Sony Nex7 but it has its limitations. I really enjoyed the camera - it was pretty heavy! Thought I'd share some of my favorite images from that little exercise...



















Lastly, it was a special thrill to get such a great photo of this guy. I would say this blue eland bull is our trophy animal of the season, but he scrubs up deep and is very difficult to find...on this morning Kevin radioed he had spotted him in the far corner of the ranch by chance, and so we quickly set off on foot and with some patience and in stealth mode he showed himself for a perfect photo before taking off. That is a rare opportunity and was pretty special. He is in outstanding shape and the photos simply don't do justice to his size.



I find I lose sharpness when I upload pics into photo bucket and then resize them to post here which is frustrating - but worth sharing anyways!
that last one is a STUD
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#6007082 - 11/02/15 05:20 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Registered: 07/17/12
Posts: 386
Loc: Erath County
Thanks all - what a difference the big lens makes. Took all these free hand and often a very quick reactionary snap! I was especially pleased with the whitetail shots as that buck was off to the races at some distance - they came out way clearer than I hoped. Time to start saving up - great equipment sure spoils you.



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#6007193 - 11/02/15 06:23 PM Re: Had some fun with a rental camera and 100x400 lens [Re: WLR Hunter]
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I bet if you just kept that rig, they would just send you a bill peep
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