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Is the D300 line dead with the D7100?

JohnE Nikon

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JohnE Nikon Registered since 15th Jun 2010
Thu 07-Mar-13 06:00 PM | edited Thu 07-Mar-13 06:03 PM by JohnE Nikon

Neil,
You are correct with your assumptions and my gear.
I have borrowed a friends 300mm 4.0 and paired with my 1.7 TCE on the D7000 and had less than stellar results.
I shot with high speeds > 1/1000 but never felt like I got very sharp results.
Unfortunately I had the lens in the winter in the Northeast. The couple days I got to use it were mostly overcast and I'm sure this stressed my focus accuracy. Hand holding 500mm may not be very practical for me.

Here are a few shots with this set up.

https://picasaweb.google.com/104310967428146619677/Birds300And17#

I did a little better with squirrel shots but the light was also better.
https://picasaweb.google.com/104310967428146619677/SquirrelInTheSnow#5548773197704340418

I had hoped a better Auto focus system would help me, but perhaps I need to be a better photographer instead of simply getting additional gear. I don't feel like lugging around or purchasing a big/$$$ tripod with a gimbal head at this point.
Thanks for your input regarding 500mm on DX. I dont feel as bad about my results now.

JohnE Nikon
https://plus.google.com/photos/104310967428146619677/albums?hl=en

https://picasaweb.google.com/104310967428146619677


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