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The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Figure we need a thread to show our 300mm F2.8 photos. Everytime I go into the 200mm F2 thread, I start lusting after it. What it has done though, is make me get out and shoot with my 300mm and using it in situations, I probably wouldn't have used it as heavily before like for portraits. It has now become one of the more versatile lenses in my collection just behind the 70-200mm.

I say we welcome all Prime F2.8's and the trio of teleconverters to go with them.

Thanks and can't wait to see the amazing images.

Please note somewhere lens used and TC.




Mountain BlueBird with 2xIII

  NIKON D800    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    600mm    f/8.0    1/1600s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






SJHL Hockey Bare 300mm

  NIKON D800    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/800s    8063 ISO    +0.7 EV  






Pelican with 2xIII

  NIKON D800    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    600mm    f/11.0    1/2000s    2200 ISO    +0.3 EV  






Portrait Bare

  NIKON D800    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    300mm    f/2.8    1/400s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






Bald Eagle with 2xIII

  NIKON D800    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    600mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  



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Apr 25, 2014 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


I'd like to help out but we already have a long running 300mm f/4 AF-S thread...
Which is where I've posted my contributions.

I don't know if there's one for the f/2.8 series...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1227020



Apr 25, 2014 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


May be we can just use this thread for 300 f2.8 and all TCs then?

BTW, Hardcore, amazing portrait there with the 300 - love it.



Apr 25, 2014 at 02:46 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Sure, I can make the change for this thread. Only 2.8's then.


Apr 25, 2014 at 02:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Some of mine. I really want to get out more this weekend to get more images. Hopefully it will be nice weather for me to do so. I am ready to see all of the amazing photos taken with this lens...

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Apr 25, 2014 at 02:49 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


This will be an amazing thread. I hope it has lots participants and grow fast!


Apr 25, 2014 at 03:20 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread




300+1.7x



Apr 25, 2014 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Great idea for a thread.

I've been using a 500mm f4 for years. Late last year I acquired a 300 2.8, struggled a little at first with the lens. Now its become my favorite. This lens has made me mobile again, I can grab it be the foot, throw the TC's in the backpack and go, hike all day in the woods carrying it, easy to handhold. Tripod and monopod along with the 500 sits at home most days. The 300 2.8 is by far the most flexible lens I've used for wildlife. When the lights good I have a 1.7 on it, as the days light fades I move to the 1.4 and then bare 300. No other setup gives this kind of flexibility.

If you can't tell I'm loving 300 2.8

Heres a shot with a 1.4.

Mike




  NIKON D7100    300.0 mm f/2.8 lens    420mm    f/5.6    1/3200s    400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Apr 25, 2014 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Oh this will be fun!


Apr 25, 2014 at 04:38 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


mmarconi wrote:
Great idea for a thread.

I've been using a 500mm f4 for years. Late last year I acquired a 300 2.8, struggled a little at first with the lens. Now its become my favorite. This lens has made me mobile again, I can grab it be the foot, throw the TC's in the backpack and go, hike all day in the woods carrying it, easy to handhold. Tripod and monopod along with the 500 sits at home most days. The 300 2.8 is by far the most flexible lens I've used for wildlife. When the lights good I have a 1.7
...Show more

Nice shot Mike. I feel the same way. I grab the lens by the foot and head out on the trail.(rrs replacement) Nice not having to use a tripod and increases the flexibility!



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


I just sold my 300/2.8 AF-I, but it was one hell of a lens.

Edit - a lot of these are with a TC20EIII

House Finch by Jason Brook, on Flickr

_DSC1619 by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Conowingo Bald Eagle by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Down track looking over by Jason Brook, on Flickr

FiFi by Jason Brook, on Flickr

FiFi by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Painted Turtle by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Snowy Egret by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Black Necked Stilt by Jason Brook, on Flickr

Eastern Kingbird by Jason Brook, on Flickr



Apr 25, 2014 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


This thread is going to destroy my wallet


Apr 25, 2014 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread




m.sommers00 wrote:
This thread is going to destroy my wallet


Yeah, it very well could. So it's probably best to either give in and buy this lens, or set your wallet down, cover your eyes and count to 10, so It can go run and hide.

Todd



Apr 25, 2014 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


I don't have my 300 2.8 anymore, but here are a few from when I did.


















Apr 25, 2014 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


with either 1.7x or straight.





  NIKON D3    500mm    f/6.3    1/1250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D3    500mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    500mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    300mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Apr 25, 2014 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Sweet Red bull racing shots. Wow, fast shutter and still some prop blur. Those tips must be closer to supersonic. I have to get to one of those races one of these years.


Apr 25, 2014 at 07:09 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Oh dear! Just last night I had talked myself out of buying this lens. I take this post as a sign I should reconsider! Looking forward to seeing what this lens can do, so please post me up!



Apr 25, 2014 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


I will play. Crosspost from Sports Forum. 300/2.8 VRII @f2.8 1/3200s ISO100 D4







Apr 25, 2014 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


Really glad this thread came now. I recently picked up a 300mm f2.8 AF-n (screw type) and loving it. Will post pictures soon.


Apr 25, 2014 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · The Nikon 300mm F2.8 Official Thread


As much as I used mine for BdA BIF captures, I took a perverse? joy
in my candid portrait captures...employing the naked 300 f2.8 VR.
'monkey 1-click conversion handheld Jpeg SOOC




Apr 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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