Their are many of us...present company included, that have always had a fascination about and with telephoto lenses. This topic intention is to bring those needs/wants into light so we can have a healthy conversation about them.
Super telephoto lenses are without question expensive; so I humbly ask that we try not to have a tit-for-tat conversation about it to heavily, thus having the conversation go down a path that dilutes the many reasons why one would get one to begin with.
From a personal perspective, what I want to have under my belt, so to say, is to find out helpful shooting techniques (given good & bad weather), additional equipment to take on a shoot (outside the basics i.e. tripod's, monopod's, CPL's), proper distant to subjects in a given setting (portrait headshot & full-body). Landscape photography and nature usage...and surly effective way in shooting action photography.
The impact of teleconverter should yield itself to an educational conversation. Which to get...if not all of them; their impact on image quality, in relation to a telephoto that has the desired focal length covered.
Fine tuning: what is the best way to insure that a given lens and body are properly tuned to yield the best operational performance? Is sending them to Nikon as a pair(s) the best way? The impact of DX vs FX body to consider using? Please lets keep this from an FX vs DX pissing contest.
Their are many more that come to mind, but I'm hoping that this is a good place to start and other will add to it as well. It goes without saying that I will address the question above myself and those that follow in a later post.
Lastly, I would appreciate responses from those individual that have Used/Owned these lenses vs. those that have read about them only. That is not to say your input/question are not welcomed but if you have not mounted one on a body, them you just might want to listen in instead of hitting the keyboard. If you have shot using a different manufacture, by all means get in on the conversation.
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