Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Didn't think of this thread until the last great shots alerted me. So, why not post these - on my way to my shed with no need for 600 but there he was intent on having a conversation. Inside the shed - the large plastic hamper containing bird seed had a hole chewed in the cover but he hadn't gotten quite far enough. It was then I understood that look he was giving me.

Jack
 

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weixing

EOS 7D MK II
Jul 20, 2010
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Hi,
Saw a fellow birder with the EF300mm F2.8L IS II + 2xIII setup and I want to know how sharp the image will be with this setup. I ask him to let me try to take a shot with my 7D2. I quickly point at the Kingfisher on top of the tree and take a shot at wide open (F5.6)... The AF is still very fast with this setup. When I open the image in LR... WOW... very sharp at 100% crop even without any additional sharpening... just the default LR sharpening.


EF300mm F2.8 IS II + 2xIII F5.6 on 7D2.

Have a nice day.

PS: "We are the EF 300mm F2.8L IS II. Open your wallet and surrender your $$. We will add superior image quality to your images. You'll never look back. Resistance is futile.” ;D
 

kaihp

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 19, 2012
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Sam Lowes #22 getting #onit through the DeBult corner during Free Practice 1 of the Dutch TT 2016.
Canon EOS 1DX
1/1000s, f/11, ISO250
I had picked up a used 1DX body on my way to the race weekend and this is taken on the first day of shooting with it. It is significantly faster, more accurate and consistent in focusing than my 5D3.
 

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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
kaihp said:
Sam Lowes #22 getting #onit through the DeBult corner during Free Practice 1 of the Dutch TT 2016.
Canon EOS 1DX
1/1000s, f/11, ISO250
I had picked up a used 1DX body on my way to the race weekend and this is taken on the first day of shooting with it. It is significantly faster, more accurate and consistent in focusing than my 5D3.
That's impressive!

Jack
 

Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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Canada
kaihp said:
Sam Lowes #22 getting #onit through the DeBult corner during Free Practice 1 of the Dutch TT 2016.
Canon EOS 1DX
1/1000s, f/11, ISO250
I had picked up a used 1DX body on my way to the race weekend and this is taken on the first day of shooting with it. It is significantly faster, more accurate and consistent in focusing than my 5D3.
I really like this shot. Well done.
 

kaihp

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 19, 2012
843
4
Thanks Jack & Click.

I guess there is something to the old saying of "soft light yields soft pictures" - the shots taken in sunshine just have a higher in-focus rate than when it's cloudy.