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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonpup View Post
    €‹€‹€‹€‹€€‹---bells or lights????---
    I think the consensus locally is those are lights and were added much later. I thought perhaps the bells were original and might have been converted to electric later, but no.


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    This weekend I'll be photographing some promo images for the man who does falconry. Then sometime during November (I think), he will hold a couple events teaching people about what he does. And I'll be back a second time for at least one of those events. So I got out and practiced with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.

    It's definitely the heaviest lens I own - although the Nikon 200-500mm I rented was just too heavy to hand hold. This one is the limit on weight that I can hold though.

    The downside is having to shoot at a high ISO when it isn't particularly bright. Due to the lens' weight, I kept my shutter speed at 1/1250". When I take pics of the falcon in flight, the shutter speed will need to be increased. And unfortunately they are calling for rain both days. So we switched from Saturday (89% chance of rain) to Sunday (62% chance of rain). Of course we are still a few days away from Sunday so anything can change with the weather.

    I really like the Think Tank Emergency Rain Cover that I have in size small. Sadly it's too small for this lens, and everyone is out of stock on the medium which is what I need. So I ordered a LensCoat RainCoat which should be delivered before this weekend.

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    This afternoon we had a break in the rain so I took some photos of memorial benches and general scenery. Met a really nice young man and had a conversation with him about Nikon lenses.

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    Since I will be photographing a falconry event, I decided to pull out my 300mm f/4 PF with the 1.4x TC and test it on my first D7200 (the body which previously had AF issues that @Peter7100 gave directions on how to reset). This combo will be a backup or possibly used to take supplemental photos for the falconry event. As long as the camera body is set to AF-C with focus priority instead of release priority, the AF lock has worked much better giving me many more in-focus images. I even focused on seagulls that were pretty far away. Sometimes I had to initially dial the focus manually toward the infinity end of the focus range then the focus would lock onto a seagull. Otherwise, without changing the focus to infinity, the lens just hunted. Both of the following images have been cropped somewhat.

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