The moth arrived as a vagrant on Bird Island, South Georgia following recent strong west/north westerly winds (hence presumed Falklands in origin). It has been kept and will be exported back to the UK at the request of the environmental unit at British Antarctic Survey.
I have the same combos (1.4xIII TC tho) I use the 300mm pf + 1.4 for travelling light and the 500mm pf when I can carry a little more. Highly recommend both set ups. both used with a d500. I found the 200-500mm optically ok but awkward to use too.
Swarovski SV 8x32
Crikey, I thought mine were bad! These are mine, 6 years old and the second time that they are going in for the armouring to be replaced (first time was a single split). First to go was the glue on the eyecups - fixed with superglue, then the underside go the oculars where...
I've had my 500 pf for a year now and I'm always blown away by the image quality. I used to use (and still do) the 300mm pf with the 1.4x III on a D500, I was impressed by that combo, but the 500mm pf is on a different level all together. I the past I also had the 200-500, image quality...
My understanding is that the ATM is made from lighter materials than the ATS and is therefore an up grade over the ATS (?). Why then are they no longer available? where they optically the same or where there problems with the ATM version?