Mon 13-May-13 04:21 AM | edited Mon 13-May-13 04:25 AM by Lunastar
I took the 200-400 w/14TC and a D300 out in the boat and slowly trolled a shoreline for subjects. It was fairly windy so hand holding the beast with 40% more focal length was challenging and frustrating. I'm not overjoyed with the performance with the TC attached but I'll reserve judgement until I shoot on solid ground.
Thanks, Brian! The 200-400/4 is razor sharp alone but I may need to calibrate it with the TC as I think it's missing focus a touch with it attached. I've got a buddy who shoots waterfowl w/a 200-400 and 14TC and the resulting images are fantastic. Of course, it may be my technique although I had no complaints with the 17TC on my 300/2.8.
Nice set Mark. I miss my 200-400, great lens. My lens delivered sharp images even with the TC1.4. But, not at first until I tuned them to the camera. Perhaps it's just me but on the yellow warbler it appears to be slightly front focused. Hope to see more.
Mark very nice pictures I use that setup often and find that shooting with the 1.4 converter in a boat on choppy water is very difficult, it' s almost like the TC doesn't like the shaking , before you do all the adjustments take another trip when waters are glass calm and see how your pictures compare take care Michael