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D800e with 300 mm 2.8. Surprising results without and ...

david ashley

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"RE: D800e with 300 mm 2.8. Surprising results without and with TC 's"

david ashley Registered since 15th Mar 2013
Tue 26-Mar-13 04:15 PM

Guys, thanks for your comments.

The primary purpose of my posting was for sharing my experience. I have seen lots of free advice on the internet. Wading through anecdotes, subjective experiences, and those experts trying to get you to buy equipment via their websites can be a waste of time.

If someone else's results don't agree with mine, it hardly matters. It is my camera, my technique, my results.

The point that I am making and that I believe is valid is that until you test your own equipment you won't know what works and doesn't work. I am recommending taking a baseline and under same conditions adjust the variables. In my case, what was true on a tripod with a fixed target has been validated in the field.

I was not at all happy with the results of shooting my telephoto wide open. My style is about sharp focus.

I was very happy with use of teleconvertors. Image quality of my subject was better than without it. The TC downside is loss of light and some autofocus hunting. I don't use the 1.4TC much because results are better with 1.7TC, ie, why bother with the 1.4?

I don't think my findings were a fluke, it was just my equipment.

You can read on line when diffraction (or any other word we come up with for image blurring) becomes a factor, or you can test it. In my case it was at F16 for a D800 E, with 300 2.8, with and without teleconvertors.

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