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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2014, 05:23:25 PM »
Here's a few more from this morning:


Very nice series mackguyver. I especially like the racoon.  :)

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2014, 05:23:25 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2014, 06:45:04 PM »
New member, first post.  I love the 300 II with the 1.4 or 2x extenders.  Here are a couple of eagles taken with the 2x iii.





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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2014, 07:01:58 PM »
New member, first post.  I love the 300 II with the 1.4 or 2x extenders.  Here are a couple of eagles taken with the 2x iii.


Awesome first post. Welcome to CR Jim.  :)

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2014, 07:13:24 PM »
I've only made 3 trips out to the river valley with my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM as I have only had it for a few weeks, got the  2x Extender 111 along with it.These are my first shots with the combo. Taken with a 1DX.
As an aside, I have a healthy respect for anyone who has mastered BIF with a 600mm focal length, be it with an extender or a bare lens, it was a dismal first attempt for me.
Keeping your quarry in the lens field of view requires a steadier hand and a sharper perspective than I ever would have anticipated. Going to take more than a bit of practice.



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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2014, 07:32:59 PM »
Love the combo takes some great pics.Wish I had more reach sometimes but it's a really versatile combo
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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2014, 07:37:46 PM »
Love the combo takes some great pics.Wish I had more reach sometimes but it's a really versatile combo

Beautiful shot. Well done Runnerguy... and Welcome to CR  :)

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2014, 07:42:25 PM »
As an aside, I have a healthy respect for anyone who has mastered BIF with a 600mm focal length, be it with an extender or a bare lens, it was a dismal first attempt for me.
Keeping your quarry in the lens field of view requires a steadier hand and a sharper perspective than I ever would have anticipated. Going to take more than a bit of practice.

Here's what I do with my 70D.  I typically shoot in manual mode - 1/1000, f/5.6 (with 2xiii), and auto-ISO.  Sometimes I dial in the ISO for the lighting conditions.  I use IS mode 3 on the lens; it seems to give better results than mode 1.  I do shoot handheld.  I use AI-Servo mode, and I use high-speed continuous shooting.  Eagles are pretty easy; their movements are reasonably predictable.  Something like a swallow is very hard!  Practicing on anything moving helps a lot.

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2014, 07:42:25 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2014, 08:28:28 PM »
Thanks for the advice, I've not tried the IS mode 3 yet.
I have heard that keeping one eye on the viewfinder and one on the sky is a good habit to adopt for BIF, I'll try incorporate that also.
Plan on practicing a lot on our seagulls and crows just as soon as I can figure out how to get them to sign a model release ;D
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2014, 01:01:02 AM »
This shot taken with 300 ii +2xiii not cropped ,love how sharp compared to my 100-400 but did get some nice shot with that lens too
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2014, 07:14:39 AM »
This shot taken with 300 ii +2xiii not cropped ,love how sharp compared to my 100-400 but did get some nice shot with that lens too

Not cropped! How did you get so close?
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #25 on: June 30, 2014, 07:30:58 AM »
I get my share of very sharp close ups, seeing the barbs on the feathers, the rings around the eyes etc. But, it is just as much fun catching a scene at low resolution. On Saturday I went for a walk with my son and grandson and saw for the first time fledgeling barn owls, which I have been trying to see for the past 5 years, but always missed them. Here they were and I was able to swing the 5DIII and 300mm/2.8 + 2 xTC into action hand held (iso640, 1/320, f/5.6). You can't get closer than about 50-60 metres, and you could barely make them out by eye. But, here is a nice memory, and my son immediately took it as a screen saver. Went back yesterday with my new monopod for assistance, but the birds were gone again.

Their faces occupy only 90x90 pixels. Without the 2xTC you would hardly resolve their eyes.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #26 on: June 30, 2014, 03:37:10 PM »
Wow, I'm really enjoying the photos in this thread - very impressive work by everyone - I guess I should have started it a long time ago!
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2014, 04:39:14 PM »
This shot taken with 300 ii +2xiii not cropped ,love how sharp compared to my 100-400 but did get some nice shot with that lens too

Not cropped! How did you get so close?
he did not take me serious and allowed me to get fairly close and when he decided to fly he went towards me angling away and gave me a great string of shots
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2014, 04:39:14 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: June 30, 2014, 06:47:44 PM »
It is so easy to cycle with the lens at the ready. I use the Canon supplied strap through the lugs of the lens, sling the shoulder section round the right hand side of my neck with the camera and lens dangling at the left hand side of my waist. The camera and lens don't waggle around too much while I am cycling and I can quickly stop and swing the camera up for a shot. The twin lugs hold the lens much better than does a Black Rapid, which is fine for walking but not for cycling. I have a nice cycle ride to the lab and take the 300+TC with me regularly in the hope of seeing something worthwhile.
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Re: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM + 2x Extender (II or III)
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2014, 11:36:33 PM »
I use a dual camera strap to walk trails and dikes with my 300ii and extenders and handhold most bif pics so the lighter weight and size works perfect for what I do but would still like to get the 600 f4ii but that's got to wait for awhile for added reach.
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« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2014, 11:36:33 PM »