Hi all, had another wonderful year at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh Wisconsin. I have to give a shout out to the folks at EAA who plan and execute this very large venture. As well as the city and surrounding areas around Oshkosh. The setup which is huge with parking and camping areas surrounding still always flows very smoothly. Check in, bag checks if carrying in is all very seamless. Besides the planes of all types from warbirds to home kits which are of course my main focus of the show. You will find great education venues on how -to's and history throughout! If you never been here, or are thinking about it for next year. Be sure to download the EAA app on the iTunes store. It's updated every day and allows you to plan for the day. As it tends to get pretty warm this time of year, drink plenty of water, I also like to throw in a Gatorade during the day as well.
Besides the Folks at EAA, I'd like to give a shout out to the Folks that run the Quality Inn and Suites in Kimberly, WI. I've stayed there the last two years, they're clean well-appointed rooms, good parking, and breakfast in the morning that helps set you up for the day. With a pool/whirlpool if you want to relax at the end of the day. Being only about 20 minutes from EAA it works out great.
One last thing I'd like to mention is if like me your going there for photography. Plans what you want for ways you want to shoot. From static displays to ground to air shots. Remember your going to be lugging this all day, and there's allot of area's to cover. And not much shade. I learned the last year about this by Watching a presentation from Moose Peterson on the Kelby-One site. Thanks to Moose for the suggestions. I did use a Tour Classic | Hemp with optional staplettes. This like weight outfit could store the lenses I brought for statics which included a Nikon f3.5 AF-S 24-85mm zoom, and Tokina f4 17-35mm for static work. Then I carried my Nikon D4 with a Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E VR. The bag has enough space for camera cards, blower, side straps for a couple water bottles, small iPhone tripod, and a go-pro camera.
Well. I hope that gives some insight if you plan on this fly-in or others around the country.
Till next time!
Hi all, I decided to share some updated observations around the Nikon 200-500mm VR as much of this month I’ve been using the lens with a Nikon TC14E version 2 Teleconverter.
I am very happy to report the combo has performed extremely well. Allowing me to capture what we tend to call the little ones (songbirds) and some father away duck shots. The sharpness is still outstanding, with the teleconverter attacked my starting F-stop is F8. And using handheld is still awesome with its VR rated at 4½ stops improvement.
Remember too this lens works great on full frame cameras, but performance is awesome on DX as well. current list of cameras it works with follows: D5,D4, D4s, D3, D3s, D3P, D3x, Df, D810, D800/e, D750, D700, D610, D600, D300, D300s, D7000, D7100, D7200, D5500, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100 and newer
Overall, if your shooting Nikon and looking for a great birding, wildlife shooting option that won’t break the bank! This lens which you can fine for around $1400.00, and a TC14 converter might the perfect combo.
Till next time.
Above image taken at 700mm, Nikon D4, Nikon 200-500mm zoom and TC14EVersion 2
To the left same image, blow up 1 to 1, slight retouch in lightroom.
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