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Nikon 300mm F2.8 VRII

jfitzg14

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jfitzg14 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2012
Mon 10-Dec-12 12:15 AM

I am new to photography and this lens. I am not sure how important it is to switch between full and infinity mode. I shoot mainly wildlife and birds. Sometime I switch to full when the lens will not focus. I assume that is because I am just too close to the subject. On the other hand, if I am in the full mode and I am shooting at something at a considerable distance the pictures are just not in focus. I guess my question is how much does this feature affect the focusing of the lens?
I photographed this eagle for about ten minutes and just could not get a clear picture. When I got home, I noticed the lens was in the full mode. This picture has been cropped considerably. The bird was at least 100 yards away. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks

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