Fire in the Sky & Like New Used Canon 200-400 for Sale « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

Fire in the Sky & Like New Used Canon 200-400 for Sale

Great “Love Affair” News

I learned yesterday that my Canon EoL-sponsored program, “A Twenty Year Love Affair With Bosque,” is not only free and open to the public but that folks do not need to register. Just show up at the Bodega Restaurant in Socorro at 1pm and enjoy: 606 N California St. The program will be over at 2:40pm so you will be have time to get out and enjoy some sweet afternoon light. Blog readers who attend are welcome to come up and give me a hug.

The Streak Continues: 356

Denise and I rocked ’em on our first Festival Bosque Early Morning In the Field workshop. We had sixteen folks who were working with about 13 different camera bodies including several that I had never seen or heard of before. Blog regular and IPT veteran David Policansky helped us out with various menu items on bodies like the 6D, 60D, and the 7D. Though the pre-dawn light was pretty boring everyone learned a ton. Same at the crane pool. And then we re-visited the new flooded field from the previous night. It was very good but for the seemingly omnipresent northwest breeze. Everyone received lots of individual attention and everyone went home very happy. By 10:30 there were lots of farewell-for-now hugs as we headed back to town to get ready for our seminar this afternoon.

The nineteen folks who attended the seminar all learned a ton and went home inspired. This blog post, the 356th in a row, took about 1 1/2 hours to prepare. It was published from my hotel room in Socorro, NM just before 4:30am.

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This image was created on Tuesday, November 19, 2014 at at 5:12pm at Bosque del Apache NWR, San Antonio, NM. I used the Gitzo 3532 LS carbon fiber tripod), the Mongoose M3.6 head, the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with Internal 1.4x Extender (at 219mm), and the Canon EOS 7D Mark II . ISO 400. Evaluative metering 1 2/3 stops as framed: 1/60 sec. at f/5.6 in Manual mode.

65-Point Automatic Selection/Rear Focus AF picked one AF sensor on the middle bird active at the moment of exposure. Click here to see the latest version of the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

After a long tiring day for both of us we were rewarded with a wonderful sunset. Water was added to a new field and there were probably 20,000 birds there that first afternoon. At first the sunset promised to be amazing. Then it looked like a fizzle. And then it was amazing.

The only bummer was that the huge flock did not blast off until well after dark…. But it was a sight to see.

Like New Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with Internal 1.4x Extender for Sale


Bob Taylor is offering a rarely used Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM lens with Internal 1.4x Extender in like new condition for the amazingly low price of $9799, $2,000 less than the than price of a new one at B&H, $11,7999.

The sale includes the E-145C Lens Cap (actually a lens hood made of tough synthetic fabric, the rearlens cap, the lens wide strap, the ET-120 Lens Hood, the lens trunk, a LensCoat, the lens manual, and and insured shipping via UPS Ground to US addresses only. The lens and other items listed below will be shipped only after your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Contact Bob by phone at 1(408)532-7738, on his cell at 1(408)202-0086 or via Pacific time zone.

You seen my images made with this great, versatile lens. Gets you from 200 to 560mm in an instant, and to 784mm with the additional of an external 14X TC. It is my favorite early morning fly-out lens at Bosque. I would never think of heading to Africa, the Southern Ocean, or the Galapagos without mine. If you live in a location with relatively tame birds like Florida or San Diego, or if you live out west and photograph the large mammals, this is likely the best lens for you. And you have never seen a price this low for one in like new condition before. If you have been seriously considering this lens, please do not hesitate.

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Price Drops!

Used EOS-1D Mark IV Digital Camera Body

Price reduced $549 on 11/21/2014!

Multiple IPT veteran and good friend Monte Brown is offering a used EOS-1D Mark IV digital camera body in excellent condition (with about 22,000 shutter actuations) for $1900. The sale includes the charger and an extra battery, the original box, cables, software, manuals, and insured ground shipping to US addresses only. Your camera will be shipped only after your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Monte via e-mail or by phone at 765-744-1421 (Eastern time).

Two Mark IVs served as my workhorse bodies for more than three years.

Used Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS Zoom Lens

Price reduced $74 on 11/21/2014!

Multiple IPT veteran and good friend Monte Brown is offering a used Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS Zoom Lens in very good to excellent condition for only $725. The sale includes both front and rear lens caps, the older-style tough fabric case, the original box, and insured ground shipping to US addresses only. Your lens will be shipped only after your check clears unless other arrangements are made.

Please contact Monte via e-mail or by phone at 765-744-1421 (Eastern time).

I used this lens for about two years. It makes a great lightweight, intermediate telephoto lens that is sharp, easily hand held, and works well with a 1.4X teleconverter. It is great for hand held flight photography and would go great with a 7D II as a starter bird photography lens for folks who work around relatively tame birds.

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4 comments to Fire in the Sky & Like New Used Canon 200-400 for Sale

  • avatar Wayne Lea

    Hi Artie and Denise. Your Thursday afternoon seminar was great. Learned a lot and really liked the creative part. (p.s. glad your shoulder is getting better!)

  • avatar David Policansky

    Thanks, Artie. Yesterday was a wonderful day and I learned a ton from you and Denise, in just four and a half hours! Thank you! And I got a few good photographs. A “bad” day at Boque is better than a good day most other places.