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Apr 28, 2017 07:50 |  #1

I am going to Gridlife this year in June at Gingerman. Unfortunately I did not get granted access for a media pass, but I still plan to shoot as much as possible.

I have my 300mm f2.8, but it is the very old Nikon version (first AF model - my 70-200 VRII is exponentially faster at AF) and it seems soft compared to what I would expect out of a 300mm. I have been considering renting a lens, and had my friend tell me that he thought 200mm on FF was long enough when he shot last year). That seems awfully short from what I would expect, but if true it would allow me to rent the 200mm F2 that I have lusted over for years.

The 400mm seems like the default motorsports lens, but that is extra large, and extra expensive to rent. I would hate to rent the 400mm when I already have a 300mm, and it ends up being a bit too long.

Options:
1) Rent 200mm F2, use my 300mm
2) Rent 400mm F2.8, use my 300mm
3) Rent a newer 300mm F2.8
4) Just shoot with what I have since I don't have access anyways.

Thoughts?


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Apr 28, 2017 08:48 |  #2

... and it seems soft compared to what I would expect

Most lenses are sharpest 2-3 stops down from wide open. Have you tested yours to find the sweet spot?


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Apr 28, 2017 11:01 |  #3

I am not looking for the sharpest spot of the lens. I am comparing my older lens wide open to the newer lenses wide open. Of course there will be a difference, but I am concerned the difference is lager than it should be.


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Apr 28, 2017 11:16 |  #4

Myboostedgst wrote in post #18340978 (external link)
I am not looking for the sharpest spot of the lens. I am comparing my older lens wide open to the newer lenses wide open. Of course there will be a difference, but I am concerned the difference is lager than it should be.

That's pretty hard to do comparing a "very old" lens against newer ones without test images.


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May 06, 2017 22:30 |  #5

Anybody have experience shooting at Gingerman, maybe even during Gridlife?


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