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cybersimba wrote:
These are absolutely stunning!!! Seems like 300 + 2x works well for action shots too!!


Yes it does. Even for some swallows in flight. This is what impressed me a lot as I don't trust nailing action shots with the 2xTC on the 400GM or 600GM.



May 01, 2024 at 02:21 PM
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robert614 wrote:
Excellent images Geoff!

I was considering picking a 300mm f/2.8 up

How would you say the hit rate and IQ are with the 2X teleconverter?



Better than any of my other lenses I've used the 2xTC on (400GM/600GM). I don't even bother using it on those two lenses anymore.
But with the 300GM I was happy with the results. Not as good as the 1.4TC or bare lens for AF hit rate but still good enough when needed.
IQ was very good with the 2xTC.

I have my 400GM up for sale and as soon as it sells I'll be replacing it with the 300GM. I'll save the extra cash for the A1II



May 01, 2024 at 02:23 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Better than any of my other lenses I've used the 2xTC on (400GM/600GM). I don't even bother using it on those two lenses anymore.
But with the 300GM I was happy with the results. Not as good as the 1.4TC or bare lens for AF hit rate but still good enough when needed.
IQ was very good with the 2xTC.

I have my 400GM up for sale and as soon as it sells I'll be replacing it with the 300GM. I'll save the extra cash for the A1II


Thanks Geoff!

Great to hear! Because I already ordered one!
Should be here tomorrow 😊

You wouldnít happen to know if the RRS foot for the 200-600mm fits on the 300mm?



May 01, 2024 at 03:53 PM
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robert614 wrote:
Thanks Geoff!

Great to hear! Because I already ordered one!
Should be here tomorrow 😊

You wouldnít happen to know if the RRS foot for the 200-600mm fits on the 300mm?


The foot for the 70-200 GM II and 100-400 GM fits the 300 GM. The foot for the 200-600 doesn't.



May 01, 2024 at 04:32 PM
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Douglas L wrote:
The foot for the 70-200 GM II and 100-400 GM fits the 300 GM. The foot for the 200-600 doesn't.


Thanks Douglas!

I suppose that makes sense. Since itís closer in weight to the 100-400

Luckily, I have an RRS foot on my 100-400 that I can repurpose since I donít use that lens much anyways 😀

Appreciate the info



May 01, 2024 at 04:54 PM
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Thanks! My 300 arrives today

arbitrage wrote:
I will message you directly when I need a 300 hood (if my 400GM ever sells) and send my friend your way for his if he wants one. He has your hood for his 600GM.




May 02, 2024 at 06:16 AM
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arbitrage wrote:
Yes it does. Even for some swallows in flight. This is what impressed me a lot as I don't trust nailing action shots with the 2xTC on the 400GM or 600GM.


True! I have never been satisfied with 2x TC on 400 or 600. It does work fine for video though but for stills the only one I can trust is 1.4x TC... even with 1.4x there is a bit of image quality loss but works fine.



May 02, 2024 at 02:19 PM
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Fox cubs play at sunset near the hole - 1 of 6 by Andrew Nik, on Flickr

Fox cubs play at sunset near the hole - 3 of 6 by Andrew Nik, on Flickr

Fox cubs play at sunset near the hole - 4 of 6 by Andrew Nik, on Flickr



May 03, 2024 at 03:42 AM
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Nikon z8 / 300 GM








May 03, 2024 at 07:49 AM
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Kasper6188 wrote:
Nikon z8 / 300 GM

http://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53694791637_f9acbdef71_o.jpg


Nice.
How is the AF with the adapted lens on the Z8?



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arbitrage wrote:
Nice.
How is the AF with the adapted lens on the Z8?


I haven't had it too long but so far it's surprisingly snappy. I will post more images here as I get them. I couldn't believe the weight of this thing, that's what tempted me into getting it



May 03, 2024 at 02:19 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Nice.
How is the AF with the adapted lens on the Z8?


Based on a few shots this eve, it's pretty sticky but not quite at a native lens level. It misses a few shots here and there during a burst. Definitely happy with the lens though, picked it up strictly to adapt.










May 03, 2024 at 06:41 PM
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Z8 / 300gm














May 03, 2024 at 06:55 PM
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Only had about an hour to test this out so far, 2x never left it. Its not 600F4 with the 2x but its a nice lighter alternative. Spent some time 3d modeling as well.... hood is good to go, just need to give it some time in sun, cap is close.






  ILCE-1    FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter lens    600mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    640 ISO    0.0 EV  






  ILCE-1    FE 300mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter lens    600mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  









May 04, 2024 at 02:59 PM
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arbitrage wrote:
Yes it does. Even for some swallows in flight. This is what impressed me a lot as I don't trust nailing action shots with the 2xTC on the 400GM or 600GM.


This 300 is something special. Iíve previously owned the other two you speak of and I was a bit underwhelmed with its price Vs performance compared to the cheaper 300. The insect and airplane AF has also been an added blessing. I love it so much, I just traded my Canon R3. But not like Iíd be able to afford their 100-300 nor would I want to deal with that extra weight.



May 05, 2024 at 06:32 PM
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Prothonotary Warbler

Nikon Z8 / 300gm / heavy crop








May 05, 2024 at 08:18 PM
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With 1.4x TC

Motacilla flava by Andrew Nik, on Flickr

Motacilla flava by Andrew Nik, on Flickr



May 06, 2024 at 05:34 AM
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Nikon Z8 / 300gm








May 07, 2024 at 08:36 AM
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Black-throated Green Warbler, heavy crop

Nikon z8 / 300gm








May 07, 2024 at 07:29 PM
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buffalowolff wrote:
Only had about an hour to test this out so far, 2x never left it. Its not 600F4 with the 2x but its a nice lighter alternative. Spent some time 3d modeling as well.... hood is good to go, just need to give it some time in sun, cap is close.



What length of hood did you go for in your design? Will it be possible to order a custom even shorter length?



May 08, 2024 at 08:29 AM
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