Blue Heron, Catfish, & 300+tc1.7

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jeff Lee, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    This is one of my favorites from last week end. I think the 300 is a fantastic piece of equipment, and I can't decide between the 1.4 & 1.7 as to which is the best on this lens...


  2. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I know it's hard to judge sharpness on the web but this one looks razor sharp!
  3. Nice one there Jeff. I think your 1.7tc did a good job.
  4. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006

    The one big difference I'm seeing in performance is the D200 focusing over the D70. Using wide lenses it doesn't matter that much, but at 500mm focus is so narrow...

    Thanks Andy, and Yes when I take the time to use a Tripod and LLT, I am amazed by what the inexpensive 300 AFS f4 and TC1.7 can do (I do realized that "inexpensive" is only relative here).
  5. TimK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    That's a very sharp photo, Jeff, although my experience with the 300 f4 is that the 1.4 is quite a bit sharper than the 1.7, esp when used near max aperture.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Looks great to me of the mighty spear fisherman.:>))
    Love those GBH's
  7. Excellent shot Jeff. I found all 3 TC I have work well on the used 300 AFS II my wife gave me or Christmas, with the image softening very slightly with the TC20. The other two are essentially "invisible" on the lens. This shot is 300 +TC 20

  8. Beautiful shot Jeff. As Nick said, the 2.0 works well with it too!
  9. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Nice Snowy shot Nick. Love their plumage. We have the Great and Cattle Egret here.
  10. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great shot Jeff!
  11. Beautiful shot Jeff.

    I have the 300mm f/4 & use it with the TC17E-II with great luck. Though not as great as you. This is an amazing shot. Enjoy it!

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Lil & All:

    Thanks for the comments. I have both TC's and find that each has its strengths and weakness. But I think they are great tools.

    And yes I am a fan of the 300 AFS f4...kind of for lenses what the D200 is to cameras:), a great value.