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Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 08:53:22 AM »
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Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
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Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2014, 11:46:04 AM »
Excellent for everything - from portrait to wildlife. 
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Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 01:28:53 PM »
In a slightly more sensible vein than the last post.

About 50% of my images. Checking with LR I find that the 300 with the converters is by far my most used lens.

But I do wild life so its not much of a surprise. A bit of motor sport. Even the odd still life. And the occasional Macro.

All in all its a pretty special lens, for me anyway.

I didn't try a macro yet with that lens. Did you use an extension tube or extender for the second and third photo? I presume that those are made on tripod

both those shots were hand held with a 2x extender. The flower was processed to have grain, originally it was very smooth.

it's very easy to hand hold and compact for the 600 mm length.  I often use it with a tripod, but that's mainly for ease of use as the IS is very effective.
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Re: 300mm f/2.8 L IS II - what do you use it for?
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 01:28:53 PM »