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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 04:14 PM
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" big and small with the 300mm 2.8 VR"


Traverse City, US
          

Here's a series of shots collected over two days with my new buddy the Nikon 300mm 2.8 VR. I've been shooting under every kind of condition I can find, hi contrast, small birds, large birds, various lighting and distance. So far it seems to be handling each situation ok. All of these are with the D300S and the TC-14E attached to it.























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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Thu 10-Mar-11 04:28 PM
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Grimsby, CA
          

You got close to that meadowlark Peter! All sharp, contrasty and well-exposed. This combo makes it easy - or at least easier than anything else I've used. By the way, if you're going to strip EXIF it would be nice if you provided aperture, shutter speed and ISO.

Jim

  

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 11-Mar-11 12:31 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hey Jim

yea... I usually post that info...just got busy with so many things right now and wanted to post the results of my test here... More to come with exif next time.

Peter

  

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Bump57 Silver Member Awarded for his high skill level in Landscape and Nature Photography and willingness to share his learning experiences to help others. Nikonian since 01st Apr 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 04:44 PM
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Hey Peter, I must say that new lens is a great match for you. I really like the color & lighting in the goose photo.

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jxv777 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th May 2009Thu 10-Mar-11 05:31 PM
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Thu 10-Mar-11 05:33 PM by jxv777

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Nice series!
I am using a 300f/4 + TC-20E III. Would be interesting to see photos of a 300f/2.8 + TC-20E III with birds on ground and flying.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 11-Mar-11 12:35 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hey James

I'm probably going to get the TC-17 next. How do you like the TC-20E? My concern with that was losing a bit on the sharpness and focus speed.

Peter

  

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jxv777 Silver Member Nikonian since 30th May 2009Sat 12-Mar-11 05:32 AM
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Sat 12-Mar-11 06:26 AM by jxv777

Kirkland, WA, US
          

Hi Peter,

The last eight waterfowl photos in my photo galery were taken with the 300mmf/4 + TC-20E III. Sharpness and focus speed were good, but I do not have direct comparisons with other TC's.

Below is a picture with the above lens and TC of nine swans in flight. In flight is more difficult and I am getting more experience.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 11-Mar-11 12:33 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hi Scott

found the Canada Geese on a small pond off a dirt road on the way down towards Yosemite. Lots of great landscapes and wildlife down there. Getting a hang of holding this lens and TC now.. Got some more testing to do this weekend..

cheers
Peter

  

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ROSEVILLE, US
          

Hi Peter, nice images (once again!). I'd say the new lens is working well. stan

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 11-Mar-11 12:38 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Stan

It's coming along...when I'm out on hikes with it I carry it by the tripod mount. Works well as a handhold. I'm a bit paranoid about all that weight on the camera so I cradle it very carefully. Got a bit of a learning curve left but it's working out pretty well so far.

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Peter

  

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 10-Mar-11 11:22 PM
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US
          

Nice photos Peter. Particularly fond of the second one.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Fri 11-Mar-11 12:39 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

Thanks Don

It seems to be doing it's job so far. Still looking for other situations to test it in in the field. More to come this weekend.

Peter

  

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jimmills Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Dec 2010Fri 11-Mar-11 01:20 PM
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Fort Walton Beach, FL, US
          

Thanks very much for posting these. I have been thinking about getting a TC14 but had read some stories that were not favorable. These fine images certainly give me some perspective on the decision. At the moment it would be used on a 70-300VR but a Sigma 150-500 is high on the wish list. I have been really wondering how the TC 14 would work with my D7000 and these lenses. I'm sure your 300mm is a better lens than the 70-300 but your images give me hope. Thanks again.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sat 12-Mar-11 05:12 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hi Jim

I'm pretty happy with the combo.. takes some getting used to but so far it's performed very well. I'm still finding shooting situations to test it on ..And I want to shoot some sports with the lens only and no TC attached.. but the color, focus, and sharpness are all turning out very good.

Good luck with your decisions

Peter

  

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Mississauga, CA
          

You,ve been a busy guy Peter, all are nicely done and you seem to have a firm handle on using the lens & TC.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sat 12-Mar-11 05:16 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Hey Richard

this place is a gold mine for wildlife and scenery. In half an hour I can be in wetlands and Delta or foothills and ranch lands depending which direction I drive. Birds everywhere and lots of great scenery. I've shot both ways with this lens..with and without the TC attached.. I really like working without it as well...and want to find some good action stuff to try without the TC. Looking forward to getting an even better handle on this one in the coming months.

Peter

  

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Great shots! The Snowy Egret and Meadowlark are my favorites!

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Traverse City, US
          

hey Joey

lots of birds to aim this new lens at out here in the Sacramento Valley. Seems to be doing ok...got a little more testing to do with it but I like the way it performs and feels so far.

chow
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very nice series with a great lens.....



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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Sun 13-Mar-11 09:56 PM
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Traverse City, US
          

thanks Preston

giving it a good workout. Still having some focus issues with the TC attached...not sure what's going on there..but for the most part seems to be performing very well.

Peter

  

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Troy, US
          

Very nice shots, they all have pop to them.

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Sat 17-Nov-12 11:14 PM by vcottman

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Congratulations Peter on the new toy!! All are great shots! I think I like the mocking bird best.

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Very nice images.
Enjoy your new lens.

Kind regards.
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Its difficult to say which is my fav., but I like to put my vote on the second one with dark background and mood of the bird. TFS

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Peter, a very good series showing diverse collection, Thanks for posting.
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