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Canon Extender 2x III with EF 300mm F/2.8 L II Lens

 
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Mar 25, 2020 22:46 |  #1

Hi

Please let me know your experience on using Extender 2x III with EF 300mm F/2.8 L II lens.


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Mar 26, 2020 05:04 |  #2

If you do this search you will find a common opinion that it is good and that one of the big differences between the V1 300, the V2 is much better with 2XTC.
(I have never owned or used either of the Canon 300 2.8)


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Mar 30, 2020 17:06 |  #3

My experience is with the EF 300 mm f/2.8L IS II USM together with the EF Extender 2X III. I've found it fully usedful.
This forum doesn't allow me to link to my webalbum, but I have several photos of waterskiing, where I've used that combo. These images came out good enough. But there's always a penalty when using an extender, of course.


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Mar 30, 2020 17:52 |  #4

J R Mohan wrote in post #19033655 (external link)
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Please let me know your experience on using Extender 2x III with EF 300mm F/2.8 L II lens

Do you plan on shooting static or moving subjects?

I have the Canon 300 f2.8 IS II, 1.4xIII, 2xIII that I use for aircraft in flight photography.

For static subjects the 300/2x combo is excellent. For moving subjects I have mixed feelings.
I can get some great images of aircraft using the 2x, but my keeper rate is lower. More slightly soft images
as compared to the 1.4x. It could be that AF performance takes a hit with the 2x. Or maybe the 2x is more
demanding on my panning skills (shooting at 600mm). In any case, I don't use the 2x for moving subjects
very often.

If you don't own the lens or extender, try renting and see how it works for you.

Here's a static and moving image using the 2xIII.


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Apr 01, 2020 07:26 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #5

Thanks a lot for sharing. I do wildlife photography ( static ) and use 300 + extender 1.4 x combination which works great. It was for some extra reach that I was thinking of adding 2x .

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Apr 01, 2020 08:24 |  #6

I think the 2xIII should work out well for you. But it is a bit expensive. Maybe you could borrow or rent the extender first. Now and then you can find used extenders on our site.

Btw, nice photo gallery you have.


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Apr 28, 2020 18:51 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #7

I agree with Frank. with the 2xIII image quality is good but servo tracking is a little sluggish. so for football/soccer it's not as responsive as you would like but for static subjects all is good




  
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