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 Post subject: Canon 500mm F4L Review
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:38 am 
I went to read the review and noticed that Gordon and I must have just missed one another in Florida. I had my 500mm with me also and missed the shuttle launch too!

Great review Gordon!

I went to the same places, Viera, Blackpoint Wildlife Drive on Merritt Island and the Manatee deck, the beach, etc... Too bad I didn't run into you. I just got a 5D, and slapped it on the 500 with a 1.4x and was blown away with the images I was getting handheld.

Keep up the good work!


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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 7:58 am 
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Hi Walter, welcome on-board! Shame I missed you too - it's funny, I assumed there'd be loads of people with REALLY big lenses, but I was the only one I could see! The 500 with a 1.4 is just a little shorter on full-frame than when mounted on a cropped (1.6) body, but we'd have had similar views. I still think it's one of the best - and most fun - lenses I've used...

Will you be trying again for Atlantis in July?

PS - we have a thread for the STS 134 mission here:

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26831


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:58 am 
I won't be able to get to Florida to see Atlantis. I've seen a few landings, but never a launch, I'm sure they will be doing something in the future, they need the tourist to keep the economy going.

Did you see this, Stu Maschwitz was there at the same time we were, but he got a lot closer!

http://prolost.com/blog/2011/5/17/3-2-1-lunch.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 8:32 am 
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Do you know Stu? I actually met him during the trip - nice guy and anyone who can disect Die Hard to that degree over fish tacos is a friend of mine. Coincidentally Stu visited Queenstown shortly before the launch - shame I didn't know him then though.


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 7:37 pm 
No, I don't know him, but I saw a few webcasts that he was on with TWIT. What a knowledgeable person.

It seems like he's the go-to guy for color balancing video, seems very down to earth.


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