Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/31

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Subject: [Leica] PAWeek 21 and 22
From: jgovindaraj at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Wed May 31 11:26:36 2006
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I use the Nikon 80-400 VR mounted on a D70 quite often on birds and 
wildlife, and I find it much easier to use than MF, especially when 
shooting close to wide open, and the VR (or IS) is a godsend. It 
eliminates, to a large degree, the lack of mobility and speed imposed by 
a tripod. I have a few bird shots in my Pench gallery ( a tiger 
reserve), which were all shot with the combination mentioned above, and 
from a Jeep (we are not allowed to disembark from our vehicle within the 

Lottermoser George wrote:

> Hi Jayanand, thanks for looking and commenting.
> If I had a job which required a long lens, I would look at the rental  
> possibilities, as I often do.
> However on a holiday weekend, sitting on the porch, noticing the  
> nuthatch family, I simply reach for what is available and enjoy the  
> challenges which Mr. Herr faces on a more regular basis. I enjoy the  
> discovery of difficulty and requisite need for practice. Manual focus  
> with the Canon lenses seems near impossible for me. Auto focus on  
> these flitting little creatures also seems a waist of time.
> Regards,
> George Lottermoser
> On May 30, 2006, at 10:05 PM, Jayanand Govindaraj wrote:
>> My personal opinion is that you would be much better off with an IS  
>> lens for your Canon 20D for photos like these. Its all very well to  
>> extol the Leica long lenses, but Image Stabilisation will improve  
>> things out of shape - why dont you hire a lens and try it out?
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In reply to: Message from lkhermann at (lkhermann) ([Leica] PAWeek 21 and 22)
Message from jgovindaraj at (Jayanand Govindaraj) ([Leica] PAWeek 21 and 22)
Message from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] PAWeek 21 and 22)