[LRFlex] Re: Hunting Small Game
- From: David Young <dnr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 06:33:50 -0700
So surprising you could do that with such a long tele: 400mmx2 is 800mm
and probably f8 at fastest.
Actually, the combination is f13, wide open! Definitely a 'sunny day' lens
- even with ISO 400!
Were you a first class shooter in your army days?
Nope. I've never shot a gun in my life. Never been in the Army, either.
The #14188 shoulder stock is remarkably well designed. If used with care it
can result in some amazing shots. However, there are a lot of "almost good"
shots, too! :(
My biggest problem is that as I squeeze the trigger, my mind tells me that
I've done the job and I start to drop the front of the lens, just a
bit. The result is blurred photos. :( I'm working on that!
All of these were done with a standard cable release, in a modified (maple)
Yesterday, I experimented with an electric release ((#14254) borrowed from
Ted Grant. It seems to be smoother and quicker to use than the cable
release. However, the shots were of sailing boats, taken from a power
boat. With both bobbing about in the open ocean, it will be interesting to
see what turns out!
I say, it's a good one!
David Young, | égalité, liberté,
Victoria, CANADA | fraternité et Beaujolais.
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