My first time playing around with my new 300 2.8 IS mark i. Shot at 2.8 and 1/1600 iso 100. hand held - af servo
I love the IQ and blow out bokeh, but I will admit that my first time with a 300 2.8 left me thinking I need to work on my skills. I was shooting my dog playing and running with other dogs in an off-leash park, so it was "action" photography. I was disappointed in my "keeper" rate of roughly 60-70%. (1/3rd were oof shots) I'm assuming it's just the narrow depth of field at 2.8 and 300mm.
For those with experience shooting this lens, is it normal to lose 30% of your shots to OOF in the situation I've described above....action, 2.8, 300mm, hand held, and experienced in general- but never with a 300mm prime. I'm assuming it's just the depth of field at 2.8 and 300 with quickly moving subjects combined with no 300mm experience, right?
Part of the reason for my question is that my 70-200 2.8ii has so good to me, even at 2.8 and 200. Maybe it's the newer AF technology? In other words, I think if I had my 70-200 at the dog park today and shot with the same settings at 200mm, my keeper rate would've been closer to 80-90%.
Thoughts from you more experience guys would be appreciated. I'm still in the "testing/return" window with this lens.
Here's one that I like.