Today I have brought a Tamron 200 to 500 mm, Oh my! It's an odd looking thing and a sizeable lens. Fitted to the old D7100 it's going to need a tripod.
Anyway looking forward to see what it and me could do, I set out to nearby pool and settled down, the moon was still up, so 500 mm iso 200, f7, 1.600, I point and shoot.
In the distance a farmer was bringing in the hay, so same setting apart from now f6 to keep speed up.
So, non moving items were not a problem, then on the pool a few geese were having a meeting, one of the group stood up to do whatever geese do!
OK not going to bad, scanning around I spot bids in a tree, no problem I thought, however they move a little faster!!
and hide behind branches. Trying to capture them I did not notice speed had dropped to 1/1250 and the birds are a tad blurred.
Then swooping on to the pool to grab a drink, swallows; snapping away I was but, I missed them all. This I thought is a new challenge, however after a while I'd captured zero, not one. So, I moved my attention back to slower birds.
Very happy with how the lens performed it was time to leave for work. I learned that with wild life you have to be very patient, wherever you sit they move away and must keep an eye on settings and practice.