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Jan 12, 2021 14:37 |  #61

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First impressions of the lens just impressed me with my expectations.
stunning sharpness immediately at the open aperture, cool stabilizer, small dimensions and weight.

It's a fantastic lens and the weight (lack of) make it even that much better. :-)

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Jan 12, 2021 18:11 |  #62

Some sample shots from the 300PF with 1.4 X mk3 TC on my D7500, these two are long range shots just of some distant hills about Four miles away - nothing much but they did come out quite clear I think and wide open at f5.6.

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Jan 12, 2021 18:21 |  #63

And a Crow shot from about Twenty feet away using group focus mode wonder if the lens is slightly front focusing - if you lokk at the zone of focus appaers to be more from the Crow and infront than behind.

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Jan 12, 2021 21:21 |  #64

Great for aircraft in flight by the look of it:-)

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Jan 13, 2021 11:17 |  #65

Pagman wrote in post #19180616 (external link)
Great for aircraft in flight by the look of it:-)

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What is your impression of the AF speed with the TC on the lens? The 300mm PF with a teleconverter would be great for air shows.




  
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Jan 13, 2021 12:33 |  #66

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What is your impression of the AF speed with the TC on the lens? The 300mm PF with a teleconverter would be great for air shows.


From the limited time I have used it sofar Its the fastest lens combo with the TC I have used, even faster than the bare nikon 300 f4 ED screw drive lens I used to own, fater than any zoom lens including the excellent 70-300 AF-P FX so I would say it would be Perfect for an airshow.

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Jan 13, 2021 12:56 |  #67

Pagman wrote in post #19180877 (external link)
From the limited time I have used it sofar Its the fastest lens combo with the TC I have used, even faster than the bare nikon 300 f4 ED screw drive lens I used to own, fater than any zoom lens including the excellent 70-300 AF-P FX so I would say it would be Perfect for an airshow.

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Awesome, I have that AF-P 70-300 lens and it focuses pretty quickly in my opinion so better than that sounds fantastic.
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Jan 13, 2021 15:15 |  #68

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Awesome, I have that AF-P 70-300 lens and it focuses pretty quickly in my opinion so better than that sounds fantastic.
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Its the quality and weight vrs size that makes it such a fantastic lens it also has the Sport mode VR really useful for fast shutter speeds where you still want a still VF I used to have the FX version of the 70-300 AF-P last year, that also had the Sport mode its so ueseful.

Also dont foreget it has the focus limiter that speeds focus up aswel, I havn't had to use that yet though.
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Jan 13, 2021 19:54 |  #69

Pagman wrote in post #19180921 (external link)
Its the quality and weight vrs size that makes it such a fantastic lens it also has the Sport mode VR really useful for fast shutter speeds where you still want a still VF I used to have the FX version of the 70-300 AF-P last year, that also had the Sport mode its so ueseful.

Also dont foreget it has the focus limiter that speeds focus up aswel, I havn't had to use that yet though.
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I am just hoping the Air Show events in my area aren't all cancelled again this year, Covid is really bad here right now.




  
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Jan 13, 2021 20:29 |  #70

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I am just hoping the Air Show events in my area aren't all cancelled again this year, Covid is really bad here right now.


Same over here, biggest one I used to attend was RIAT Fairford I attended 2017 and 19, was hoping to go this year but its still not sure what will happen or what the restrictions might be if it does open up.

I hav put some of my pics on the Airshow section under Transport in here taken with the D7200 and AF-P FX 70-300 VR.

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Jan 15, 2021 13:43 |  #71

I was looking for some particular images today & came across these from last August. They made me think of this thread.

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Jan 15, 2021 17:21 |  #72

I have been getting some cracking shots out of my combo, however I am supprised to see a couple of simple shots way out of focus, I am sure it must be user error or the settings I am using, back button focus (I have always used this) Tracking set to middle setting number 3 I think? release mode for the focus, using VR in Sport mode at shutter speeds over 1/1000sec.

Strange one.

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Jan 22, 2021 15:35 |  #73

A bit more messing around with my combo - the weather is rubbish again so i took these Two through our side window, just some basic denoise in Topaz and a little selective sharpening.

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Jan 22, 2021 15:56 |  #74

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A bit more messing around with my combo - the weather is rubbish again so i took these Two through our side window, just some basic denoise in Topaz and a little selective sharpening.

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Sorry to hear the weather is still uncooperative.

These are reasonably sharp, particularly thru a window. Ya gotta love DeNoise! :-)


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Jan 22, 2021 16:31 |  #75

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Sorry to hear the weather is still uncooperative.

These are reasonably sharp, particularly thru a window. Ya gotta love DeNoise! :-)


Thanks mate, I have been calibrating lens to body but the hard way by comparing shots already taken seeing where the focus falls, I think I have it sorted now as it was very slightly front focusing so I dialed in + 4 in the camera.

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