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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 
graham121
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Jul 28, 2017 01:26 as a reply to post 18412975 |  #1276

Yes, 3002.8ii plays very well with 2x.


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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Aug 02, 2017 04:04 |  #1277

graham121 wrote in post #18413073 (external link)
Yes, 3002.8ii plays very well with 2x.

It sure does!

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Aug 03, 2017 04:04 as a reply to Perfectly Frank's post |  #1278

Very nice, I normally use the 300/2x combo on the 5d4 and but I think I will try it on the 7d2 this weekend and use the 100-400 + 1.4x on the 5d4. Gotta nice museum flying day to go to on Saturday with a Spitfire, Wirraway, Boomerang, Hudson and Meteor all due to go up.


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Perfectly ­ Frank
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Aug 03, 2017 10:10 |  #1279

graham121 wrote in post #18418078 (external link)
Very nice, I normally use the 300/2x combo on the 5d4 and but I think I will try it on the 7d2 this weekend and use the 100-400 + 1.4x on the 5d4. Gotta nice museum flying day to go to on Saturday with a Spitfire, Wirraway, Boomerang, Hudson and Meteor all due to go up.

Wow, sounds like great fun. These are aircraft I have not seen before in person.

To be honest, my keeper rate with my 300/2x isn't all that great. Motion blur and panning mistakes become more evident.
But that's me, not the gear. I must concentrate more on my panning when I use the 2xIII.

But the photos that I keep are very nice. You can get a very unique perspective at 600mm.


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Aug 03, 2017 16:53 as a reply to Perfectly Frank's post |  #1280

I know what you mean about keeper rate @ 600mm when panning with low shutter speed but as long as I get one or two I am happy.... it is when I am 'off' all day that I get mad with myself for not concentrating better on my technique.


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Aug 09, 2017 03:11 |  #1281

Didn't get too many with the 300 and 2x, used the 300 +1.4x or the 100-400 most of the time.

Here are a few from pass with the 7D2 - as you can see 600mm was almost too close!!

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With a flock of Galah's for a good measure

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Aug 09, 2017 16:24 |  #1282

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Oct 21, 2017 16:41 |  #1283

(Also posted in the Wildlife and Bird forums)

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Oct 21, 2017 22:18 |  #1284

This is why I really want this lens. with 2x TC, borrowed from CPS.

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Nov 22, 2017 16:26 |  #1285

Well, I got one of these a couple of weeks ago. I took it on a shakedown trip to Costa Rica and all I can say is that my mind is blown. I used it both alone and with the 2xTC and it is just beyond my dreams.My trusty 100-400ii fell and broke the second day so I used the prime for the rest of the week. Just fantastic piece of glass. Any bad shots are clearly user error. Starting to process photos but here are a few.

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Nov 23, 2017 02:30 |  #1286

Excellent shots Ed. If everything goes to plan I aim to buy one next month.


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Nov 25, 2017 10:29 |  #1287

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #18502188 (external link)
Well, I got one of these a couple of weeks ago. I took it on a shakedown trip to Costa Rica and all I can say is that my mind is blown. I used it both alone and with the 2xTC and it is just beyond my dreams.My trusty 100-400ii fell and broke the second day so I used the prime for the rest of the week. Just fantastic piece of glass. Any bad shots are clearly user error. Starting to process photos but here are a few.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/21vs​znY] (external link)Green violet-ear hummingbird (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ZobA​Ne] (external link)Wild squirrel monkey feeding and posing for me (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GHjr​BZ] (external link)Fiery-throated hummingbird, natural light (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/21Jt​g7f] (external link)Keel-billed toucan, Costa Rica (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

Wowwwwww, bravo!


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Dec 05, 2017 17:07 |  #1288

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #18502188 (external link)
Well, I got one of these a couple of weeks ago. I took it on a shakedown trip to Costa Rica and all I can say is that my mind is blown. I used it both alone and with the 2xTC and it is just beyond my dreams.My trusty 100-400ii fell and broke the second day so I used the prime for the rest of the week. Just fantastic piece of glass. Any bad shots are clearly user error. Starting to process photos but here are a few.

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/21vs​znY] (external link)Green violet-ear hummingbird (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ZobA​Ne] (external link)Wild squirrel monkey feeding and posing for me (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/GHjr​BZ] (external link)Fiery-throated hummingbird, natural light (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

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[IMAGE'S LINK: https://flic.kr/p/21Jt​g7f] (external link)Keel-billed toucan, Costa Rica (external link) by Ed Spenser (external link), on Flickr

Awesome photos- I really like the Toucan photo. The colors on the bird pop nicely against the background


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Dec 05, 2017 17:09 |  #1289

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Dec 06, 2017 10:22 as a reply to post 13041237 |  #1290

Some people are REALLY into the "new and shiny" experience. I treat my gear like tools - I'm very tough on them, but some people feel that cameras and lenses are almost like fine furniture, and the unpacking experience is a big thrill.




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