I've had the 16-300 on my d7200 then upgraded to the d500. It stays on the camera unless I'm shooting the 150-600 catching birds a long way off. I carry a 1.4x in my pocket but have never found the need for it, 300x1.5=450mm and that's good.
Don't forget the triangle. As the light decreases then you increase the ISO or change the "f" stop. Since the "f" stop controls the depth of field, the ISO is used to maintain the original DOF.
I love high ISO! With the good noise reduction software, (Neat.com) anything goes. Last month I was shooting sandhill cranes 20 minutes before sunrise as they left their overnight roost in the shallow lake. 1/1500 with an ISO of 25,000. Not going to get the shot if you don't go that high and not going to get clear wing tips with less speed. Cleaned up the image in post and have some unusual shots that I like. Won't win any prizes but I like them and that's what counts.
Located near Socorro, NM, this is a wildlife refuge serving mainly Sandhill cranes and snow geese during the winter. Fields are planted and cultivated for their feed. Periodically rows of grain are mowed for them to consume. Water is diverted through canals from the Rio Grande to flood the fields and provide a safe place to overnight, protected from predators. During the early and late hours they fly back and forth and one tries to be in the right place at the right time to capture a few images. Lots of fun, good motels in Socorro if you go. The cranes mate for life so there are often two together.
I took my T150-600 to South Africa, Central America, & Ecuador. Put it in your hand carry bag or back pack. You may get the idea that most of us who travel a lot NEVER check anything if you want it on the other end and in working condition. Just look out the window as they load/unload baggage and you'll see why. That is if it gets past TSA/baggage handler sticky fingers. Have a good time!
Ha, here's a bird in flight, Tamron 150-600mm, on a d500. @600mm, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 2500
The Tamron 150-600, the original, works just great hand held. I'd attach a bird in flight photo but haven't figured out how in this box.
Nikon D500 with a Tamron. 16-500. It stays on the camera except for long range stuff, then Tamron 150-600.
Good day to get reflections
I wasn't thinking about the AA's in the speedlights in my earlier post. I've had them leak so now leave the lights on the shelf with no batteries installed.
Never had a problem. Only take them out when they need recharging.
I put the 16-300 on my 7100, moved it to the 7200, and then this year bought another for my d500 since I don't like to change lens in the field. I've used it all over the world and any photos I've posted here used it. Macro? It will focus down to 19 inches. I have a 90mm macro for any closer work.
Even though one person was killed a few weeks ago, folks are lined up to climb El Capitan. More power to them, I'll watch and take their picture.
From the valley floor, that spot is someone
Zoom to 450mm and there he is.
Then there is sunset
And there are at least 15 climbers still climbing
No need to throw rocks at me but I for one get tired of reading how great Ansel Adams was. I was in Yosemite last week and walked through his gallery, O.K., he took some nice photos and knew how to work in a dark room but I don't feel the need to bow and kneel. Now put that rock down!
Some definition of fun. I have found that the shake reduction improves the image and frankly, I've tried it both 1st and 2nd. But when you are on your 80th trip around the sun, you'll try most anything when you can't use a tripod. Ain't life fun!