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Hector1970

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Hi Hector.
Lovely shot, dreamy bokeh! Got to love those great whites!

Cheers, Graham.
Yes they are called great whites for good reasons. I have the 600 F4 II which is a great lens but a bit of effort the use.
The 300 2.8 II is a very flexible lens and takes the 1.4 extender really well. I use it handheld quite a bit.
It's a special lens
 

AlanF

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I am sorting out photos from this year to make a 2021 calendar and found this one I had missed of a Cormorant flying in. The old DSLR never misses these shots. I am waiting for lock down to end to use the R5 in that location.

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AlanF

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Yes they are great for a reason. I have the 600 F4 II which is a great lens but a bit of effort the use.
The 300 2.8 II is a very flexible lens and takes the 1.4 extender really well. I use it handheld quite a bit.
It's a lovely lens and takes the 2xTCIII really well too. It was the first telephoto I had that took really tack sharp shots.
 

Hector1970

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It's a lovely lens and takes the 2xTCIII really well too. It was the first telephoto I had that took really tack sharp shots.
Yes, once you get that sharp its hard to go back to fairly sharp. It separates the background too very well.
Crazy expensive but at least I use it alot.
 

AlanF

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One of the local Osprey nabbed a pretty nice fish, a Yellowfin Croaker(I think), and brought it back to a nearby post. Sadly I didn't even see it catch the fish and just happened to hear the ruckus as it landed.

R5 600 II w/1.4X III 1/2500 : f/8 : ISO 1000
I like the way they are looking at each other, though their thoughts probably differ.
 

AlanF

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The Little Egret visited us again and was joined by another. The weather was horrible this morning but there was a sufficient break in the sleet to fire off several hundred shots to get some that were not really obscured by branches and had the two together with their beaks showing and not too far away from each other. The 400mm DO II + 2xTC on the R5 performed a bit better than the 500mm PF on the D500 or D850. Unlike the one on the TDP site, my latest 400mm DO II is sharpest wide open and is very sharp at 800mm f/8. It's sharper at 400mm f/4 than my two 100-400mm IIs at f/5.6, consistent with the Lensrentals 400mm shootout results, unlike the TDP copy, which has to be stopped down to f/5.6. The focussing at f/8 is just so good on the R5.

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