Richard Peters Photography


Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 AW II
October 17, 2008, 11:28 am
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I’ve just taken delivery of the new version of Lowepro’s very popular Lens Trekker 600…finally! When I picked up my Nikon 600/4 I tried to get the Lens Trekker to go with it but was annoyed to find it had been discontinued! I looked at various other solutions, none of which appealed and after several calls to shops I was told there was a new and improved version on the way ‘at some point’. Well I’m happy to say ‘at some point’ has arrived and at 8:30 in the morning the doorbell rang and the postman handed me a large cardboard box…so what have they changed in this new version…?
600 AW II

600 AW II

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An early, misty morning with the Red Deer.
October 14, 2008, 6:50 pm
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7 a.m., I’m standing in the middle of a field of bracken, the sun isn’t up yet, it’s foggy and all I can hear is the roar of unseen Stags coming from all directions…this is what nature and wildlife photography is all about…! Go back an hour and a half, it’s 5:30 a.m. and my alarm has just gone off. A little voice in my head says ‘roll over, go back to sleep’, I’m so glad I ignored it…

Stag in runrise mist

Stag in sunrise mist

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Deer Rut 2008, the story so far…
October 12, 2008, 2:20 pm
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Well, not too much luck with capturing the action of the rut as yet…I’ve only witnessed a couple of minor scraps. But, I am having a great time getting shots of the deer in varying light/weather conditions whilst looking for the fights.

550mm, f7.1, ISO560

Female Red Deer in bracken

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Fitting the 600/4 in the 200-400 bag.
October 9, 2008, 1:45 pm
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Whilst waiting for Lowepro to release an updated version of the Lens Trekker 600 (seems the older one isn’t quite big enough for a D3 & 600 VR so they are making the bag larger) I decided to see if I could get my non-VR 600 f4 in to my 200-400 bag as a stop gap measure…turns out not many people seem to know about this one, but the CL-L2 bag that is supplied with the 200-400 VR will also fit both the 500 and 600/4 primes. I’ve read a few comments from owners saying the lens simply does not fit in this bag but as you can see from the pictures, it simply does!

600/4 in CL-L2 bag

600/4 in CL-L2 bag

So, how did I achieve ‘the impossible’? Lets find out…

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Nikon D3X (MX?), more teasers…
October 3, 2008, 2:56 pm
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After the recently posted ‘Something Big’ teaser…things are getting even more interesting with new adverts and pictures emerging further supporting the possible release of a medium format Nikon system.

Latest Nikon MX teaser

Nikon MX teaser (from Nikon Rumours)

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Nikon 200-400 VR faq
October 2, 2008, 10:27 pm
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After 30 seconds or so the VR starts earning its money…! My answer to the question, is the 200-400 VR handhold-able?

The Nikon 200-400 VR

The Nikon 200-400 VR

I first saw one of these lenses ‘in the metal’ at my friends house years ago and my initial thought was ‘That is stupidly big, how could you carry that around all day?‘. And I think that tends to be the thing that shocks most new or potential owners most, as in your head you just don’t associate a zoom with something thats going to be this big and heavy. Read on to see my opinions on some of the more frequently asked questions from potential owners…

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The Red Deer Rut…
September 30, 2008, 12:09 am
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Yes…the roar of the male, the clashing of antlers and the worry of being charged by accidentally stumbling across one hidden in the bracken…the deer rut is upon us. I visited my local park in the hope of capturing the action. It appears we are a tad early though, so I had to settle for this Stag who had just bathed himself in a mostly muddy pond.

A very wet and muddy stag

A very wet and muddy stag

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