This photographer is at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and he uses a Canon 7D with Canon 500mmL /f4. It’s a great camera and an excellent lens but handheld? He doesn’t even kneel and support the lens with his knee/elbow. No dirt mark at the knees on his pants.
I tried to ask him some how he was doing it but he didn’t seem to understand when I tried to speak with him.
I know that the Image Stabilization built in the Canon 500mm f/4L is good, but the stabilization not that good. I know I’ve tried. Also, he must have muscles of steel to be able to keep the 8.5lbs, almost 4kg, plus the camera at arms length steady enough to make decent photos…
Camera: Canon 7D ISO 400 and 1/750
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L-IS @70mm and f/6.7
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