Post EF300 f/4 IS USM shot please
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juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
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one shot from today, a partly cloudy day.
1st the complete frame,
2nd a 50% crop and still very sharp, (and reduced size for website)
Juan



sadja
Registered: Nov 05, 2002
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I would recheck your MA. In the shot of the squirrel the plane of focus appears to be the front face of the cinder block. I would expect that you tried to focus on the eye. On the condors, the focus appears to be on the branch well forward of the birds. IMO your are front focusing. Otherwise, the lens looks great.



matuka
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
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300 f/4 + TC 1.4x







juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
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here is a shot of a crow, a bird that I find very difficult to shot,
full image and a portrait (crop) and 3rd full image also
Juan



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
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another one that I like,
cannot avoid the wires



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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An all time favorite lens, sharp wide open and beyond



Karl Witt
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Karl



HansB
Registered: Feb 22, 2005
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Karl, all nice but that last one is fantastic!!! I used to own the 300/f4, your shots make me miss it!



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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HansB wrote:
Karl, all nice but that last one is fantastic!!! I used to own the 300/f4, your shots make me miss it!



A kind thank you! Don't feel bad as I am without the lens now and these shots remind me to get another one as soon as I can
Karl



matuka
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
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Nice shooting Karl! Beautiful work!



Hungtran10
Registered: Nov 20, 2007
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wow you guys are killing me. i'm very tempted to add this lens to my collection just for the closeup/macro and sports photography application.

- hung



georgefun99
Registered: Feb 22, 2005
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It works OK at airshows also... Taken with 5D-ii

I know not exactly nature, but these are called Thunderbirds



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
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really nice shots, a few minutes ago I heard the loud typical helicopter sound,
I quickly rushed outside and got about four shots,
Here is a crop of one, not nature either.
and a close up of a mushroom from yesterday (not a crop)



ppringle
Registered: May 12, 2010
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Country: United States

Juan 65
I have had my 300 for about 10 years and I am now shooting it as you are with the 7D. I am not fimiliar with the micro +12 that you are referring to can you tell me where I can find out more about that? I have never been real happy with mine and maybe that will help.
Thanks



juan65
Registered: Feb 05, 2009
Total Posts: 305
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read pages 211 and 212 of your 7D intructions manual,
and post this question on Canon's mount SLR's gear forum;
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/2

or
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/872847

Juan



wickerprints
Registered: Nov 04, 2009
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Okay so I'm editing this post to switch to a more forum-appropriate image:



ppringle
Registered: May 12, 2010
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Thank you for the info, that's deeper than I ever would have gone. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks but you just schooled me.
Hopefully that helps, I rarley use this lens because I have never been happy with the results and I could certainly use the extra distance to narrow down the mountains I climb to chase critters in Alaska. I have been going to my 70-200 F4 with a 1.4 TC. I will let you know how it works.
Thanks again
Phil



wickerprints
Registered: Nov 04, 2009
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Who says the 300/4 + 1.4x II is too slow for AF? Yes, it can be used for fast action--and not even on a 1D-series body. You just have to know how to work with it.

5D2 + EF 300/4L IS + 1.4x II @ 1/1600s @ f/8 @ ISO 640.



Netgarden
Registered: Jan 06, 2005
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Country: United States

Up until this year, Juan, I used the 300f4 for everything. Very useful lens, lightweight, IS, f4, sharp, can't beat that! I used a teleconverter for years. And two canon tubes. I don't think it matters which brand tubes you use. The off brand teleconverters for instance the Tamron focus faster than the Canon. I have both.
Some of my pics mainly most of these in this slideshow....and many more albums dated before June 2009. www.ocwildlife.com
slideshow:
http://www.ocwildlife.com/Photography/NY-and-NJ-trip/6074301_6SwoS



trenchmonkey
Registered: Oct 22, 2004
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Country: United States

You might consider faster shutter speeds. Handholding this lens on your cropper is like shootin' 480mm,
good long lens technique imperative for crisp shots. Those crow shots are all soft.



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