Had the opportunity on June 12, 2013 to spend time with my friend Christian Sasse. My wife and I met up with him at his place at 6PM. It was an opportunity to meet a friend that I had talked with a lot on the internet and on Facebook. He is an avid raptor and wildlife photographer and also does astro-photography. His images have been published through Outdoor Photography Canada and he is a friend of David Hancock, a bald eagle conservationist and researcher. I am happy to know him as a friend and a fellow wildlife photographer.
It is thanks to Christian that I am able to now shoot at 600mm with the purchase (by installment) of his 600mm f/4 D ED-IF II lens. Christian sold this lens to me as he now shoots with a Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 E FL ED VR. That 800mm f/5.6 is absolutely an impressive lens and extremely intimidating with the Digipat Lenscoat.
I'm sure that Christian and I will have the opportunity to go shooting together at his favorite spots in White Rock, at some point in the near future. Of course, I do have to pick myself up a Gitzo tripod and a gimbal head.
The lens peforms extremely well, quick focusing and extremely sharp.
This image has 100% magnification on it in order to show just how sharp the bird cage bars are. This lens is incredible with the ability to focus in and render detail incredibly sharp.
Focusing on the clouds shows beautiful detail. And without buildings in the way either.
Christian Sasse's images of eagles are incredible and should be seen. You can find him on Facebook at Sasse Photo He is an incredibly talented wildlife photographer.