Blue Heron, Catfish, & 300+tc1.7

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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...

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Enjoy.
 
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George:

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).
 
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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.
 
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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


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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,

Lil
 
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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.
 

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