love the bokehGot mine out today, I have this RRS monopod I've never used. Tried it, I think it'll stay in the box, I'm not a monopod person. Went looking for some osprey I've seen walking the dog, they weren't around and then it started raining. I shot the lens on a D500 handheld, not really shooting anything - this was more of a test runView attachment 1602266 . This shot is 1/160th sec at f/5, not sure but these might be called bleeding hearts.
I have the C-PL1L polarizer, although my lens is the previous non-II version. The plus side is that the same polarizer fits my 400/2.8VR too. I use it almost always.Wondering about CPL for this lens. Do you have one and does it get much use? I friend who had the Conon version suggested I put one of those lens coat covers on it.
I didnt shoot LS with mine so no filter. A lenscot is a good insurance policy, I have one on all my expensive glassWondering about CPL for this lens. Do you have one and does it get much use? I friend who had the Conon version suggested I put one of those lens coat covers on it.
It's 300mm f/2.8 regardless if it shot on a FX or DX; it's just that the DX is cropped sensor thus the FOV changes. DOF doesn't change unless you compensate for the FOV; etc.Jeff - or anyone, I'm trying to get my head around this, but having never had a DX body until recently I'm not sure I understand it. With the 300 2.8 on a DX body, you get the "equivalent" of 450mm on a FF body?? Is that correct? I confess, I don't get the increase to 450mm, but if that's what people say I can live with it. Is it still f/2.8? or does it drop to f/4 when put on a DX body? I tried reading up on this last night and this morning, and I came away more confused. thanks...
Shot with my D500,300VR+tc2....Just wondering if any of the bird shooters here on the Cafe use this lens much? Since my D810 seems to be working fine now (the shutter was sticking on it, but haven't had any probs with it lately), I am going to just keep using it as my primary body and not order a new D850. I also have a D500.
Anyway, I am planning on ordering this lens soon along with all 3 TC's and would like to hear from anyone else that uses this lens and any of the TC's with the lens. Especially from the bird shooters. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks, Jeff
I've got the original VR version. I ended up getting a killer deal that was hard to pass up, and I'm glad I jumped at the opportunity. The lens is fantastic on my D500's, giving me 450mm of reach. I run in to issues with it occassionally with atmospheric/thermal distortion based on the subjects I'm shooting, but I suppose I would have that issue with any lens/camera combo.I still have my old trusty AF-S Nikkor 300mm 1:2.8G ED and works wonder for me...I use all Nikon TC's