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Of course you probably don't want to know this but, there have been numerous reports of shipping containers (including FedEX & UPS) being burglarized recently. Hopefully, your lens wasn't among those packages.
Shipping routes are definitely crazy. I'd like to have the frequent flyers miles some of those packages are racking up!
Ouch! I feel for those people that lost their packages that had them in those containers.
Well, I finally received my lens one week after the delivery date was updated. I've had it now for a couple weeks and it's working great so far. I calibrated the bodies using Reikan FoCal without the autofocus seizing up, well, once with the D500 but it was set to AFC instead of AFS. I noticed that the lens hood was damaged, it didn't click solidly when attached. I noticed that in some places of the part that attaches to the lens was chipped/broken. I don't know if it happened at the service center or during shipping. I just ended up ordering a new hood from B&HPhoto instead of contacting Nikon.
UPS just doesn't want to make up it's mind on a delivery date lol. in the last few days the tracking status for the estimated delivery has been "The delivery date will be provided as soon as possible." I think I'll just forget about tracking it and wait for it to be delivered, whenever that will be.
Haha yea, I know what you mean. One of my packages went from Florida to Puerto Rico, back to Kentucky I think, then finally to the west coast and Alaska. Another went from the states to Anchorage, AK then Hawaii and back to Anchorage lol. I wouldn't mind visiting both those places.
Ugh.. I've noticed that UPS has changed the delivery date twice since I last posted. It's now set for February 1st, better than the 6th that I seen before this latest update. So, it'll be sometime after February 1st that I'll see my lens. If it was shipped via USPS Priority Mail it would've been here by now or early next week at the latest. I hate that UPS shipments just sit around until their estimated delivery times come up before they start moving again.
Of the three, I've found Fedex to be more expensive than the other two. None of the dealers, at least the ones I occasionally order from, do not offer free shipping to Alaska. The shipping options I get from Adorama are UPS and USPS.
Nikon shipped out my lens via UPS Ground a couple days ago and the tracking shows the estimated delivery time to be on the 26th, if they don't change it. So, I'm hoping it'll arrive sometime during the week after the 26th.
Weather has been pretty wet here for the last month or so with just a few days of sun. I haven't been taking any photos worth posting here until a couple days ago when the sun finally came out long enough to go take a few photos of these Rough-legged Hawk chicks.
A few weeks ago there were two chicks in the nest. A Crested Auklet is the menu for the chick.
D500 w/Tamron 150-600 G2, F10, 1/500. ISO 280
4 of 5 chicks left from this nest. 5 chicks is the most I've ever seen in one nest but, this is the first time I came upon this one. The other nest usually had 2 at the most.
Nikon claims that leaving d5300 on does not consume battery. That's a lie.
I added a power grip with 2 batteries to mine and can happily shoot hundreds over 2 days no problem
Maybe you can add a grip to yours?
The B600 doesn't have a grip accessory. It has extra batteries for about $28 though.