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Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

 
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Jul 20, 2014 04:54 |  #961

At last I can join this thread, with 1D4

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Jul 20, 2014 15:45 as a reply to  @ hypers2k's post |  #962

^ good shots everyone and welcome to new members :)




  
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Jul 20, 2014 23:46 as a reply to  @ 2slo's post |  #963

Here's one from the World Superbike race at Laguna Seca last weekend.
Taken with 1.4x III extender attached.

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Jul 21, 2014 13:24 |  #964

hmtest wrote in post #17043204 (external link)
1dx + 300 2.8 II

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Jul 22, 2014 04:59 as a reply to  @ sbass's post |  #965

Thanks - here is another from same posistion:

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Jul 29, 2014 21:15 as a reply to  @ hmtest's post |  #966

I've posted before that my keeper rate with the 300 f2.8 IS II and 2XIII is lower than I'd like - only a few sharp shots along with many soft images. This is for aircraft in flight when I use my 1D4.

I'm thinking of renting a 1DX in hopes that it's AF performance will increase my keeper rate at 600mm. Any opinions?


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Jul 29, 2014 21:56 |  #967

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #17064998 (external link)
I've posted before that my keeper rate with the 300 f2.8 IS II and 2XIII is lower than I'd like - only a few sharp shots along with many soft images. This is for aircraft in flight when I use my 1D4.

I'm thinking of renting a 1DX in hopes that it's AF performance will increase my keeper rate at 600mm. Any opinions?

Do you have some samples you can post? I own the version 1 and have shot with th e 2x III extensively with my 1D4. Although the AF is slower than with the 1.4x it still works very well. I always used this combo on a sidekick and my keeper rate was very high. The version II should be slightly better.


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Aug 01, 2014 09:44 |  #968

Suggestions for capturing Blue Angels pics? Weather tomorrow will be sunny and maybe a few clouds, but more haze than clouds. Along with the 1DX I have 300mm f/2.8 II and 70-200mm f/2.8 II plus 1.4X III

Never shot planes or things in sky yet. Thinking I may be able to get away with zone AF or perhaps 61 AF and which case I'm not sure. Manual mode f/8, 1/2000 and Auto ISO no IS on lens, set to furthest focus on lens?


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Aug 01, 2014 12:06 |  #969

I will usually shoot manual unless you are really close, otherwise you might expose for the sky and the planes are dark blue. I usually am happy with my 300/4 on my crop so you might think about the 300/1.4x combo but mostly depends on how far you are from the "box". I do the show in San Francisco where the planes are at least 1/4 mile away. When they fly directly over me, they barely fit in the frame. I have to turn the camera to get the loops in full frame.
So, crop if using no 1.4x and with it be very careful about framing. Since this is your first shoot, I'd suggest 300 bare and leave the 1.4x on the 70-200.
Don't just watch the show, toward the middle you get the sneak pass and you won't hear it until it is too late. With the 300/2.8 you should get some nice vapor/shock cone or even Schlieren since it is humid up there. I always watch the show and look show left/right for the sneak passes. F8/1/2000 would be good but high shutter speed trumps the f8.
Enjoy, someday I hope to have the 300/2.8


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Aug 02, 2014 06:33 |  #970

Thank you Kevin for the great suggestions...agree about the leaving the 1.4 out of the equation.


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Aug 05, 2014 20:15 as a reply to  @ post 17019011 |  #971

Annette & Gerd,

Very nice image!

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Aug 17, 2014 09:32 as a reply to  @ Mark A.'s post |  #972

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Aug 17, 2014 10:17 as a reply to  @ post 16817127 |  #973

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Fotograf Gerd Wiechers · Originaldatum 26.07.14 14:57 · Kamera Canon EOS 5D Mark III · Brennweite 300,0 mm · Messmethode Multi-segment · ISO Äquivalent 400 · Belichtungszeit 1/1000s · Blende f/4 · Belichtungskorrektur 0 EV · Belichtungsprogramm Aperture priority · Weissabgleich Auto white balance · Blitz No · Auflösung 2400 x 1600

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Fotograf Gerd Wiechers · Originaldatum 06.07.14 18:02 · Kamera Canon EOS 5D Mark III · Objektiv EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III · Brennweite 600,0 mm · Messmethode Spot · ISO Äquivalent 320 · Belichtungszeit 1/800s · Blende f/5,6 · Belichtungskorrektur 0 EV · Belichtungsprogramm Manual control · Weissabgleich Auto white balance · Blitz No · Auflösung 4162 x 2775

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Aug 17, 2014 12:46 |  #974

GerdW, superb captures - I have almost saved up enough to buy another one, really regret selling my first one [Shakes head]

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Aug 17, 2014 12:59 |  #975

David Stallard wrote in post #17101599 (external link)
GerdW, superb captures - I have almost saved up enough to buy another one, really regret selling my first one [Shakes head]

.DAVID.

Hi David,

sometimes we make crazy things ;-)a
I also have my second copy of this lens. It seems that it makes people addicted.

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Fotograf Gerd Wiechers · Originaldatum 15.06.14 13:45 · Kamera Canon EOS 5D Mark III · Objektiv EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III · Brennweite 600,0 mm · Messmethode Spot · ISO Äquivalent 640 · Belichtungszeit 1/1000s · Blende f/5,6 · Belichtungskorrektur 0 EV · Belichtungsprogramm Shutter priority · Weissabgleich Auto white balance · Blitz No · Auflösung 2387 x 1591

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