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#1 photojazz

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:36 PM

Several PNers own this lens. Looking for another lens to grab football games this winter.

 

Any comments are welcome. Thanks.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:06 AM

Hi PJ

I have one

Very sharp but slow. perhaps your 70-200 with 1.4 TC

If you are looking at low light, even the 300 2.8 VR

FWIW, 300 f4 works a treat with 1.4TC, in low light though, you will need that ability to crank up the ISO, lots!


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:09 AM

Hmm, thanks was thinking about the [color=rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;]70-200 with 1.4 TC as well. [/color]


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:24 AM

Jazz, I would recommend the TC14E-II at this stage as I think its likely to be an excellent combination with the 70~200VRII.

 

Chances are that Nikon will launch a AF-S 300VR f/4G nano-coated lens at some point. The TC can then be used with 300 as well...

 

Just a thought!

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 04:26 AM

There is a 300 AFS 2.8 at my local Photo & Video Jazz    http://www.photo.co....p?idc=3&idm=250     top condition... they ship anywhere...

 

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 08:50 AM

There is a 300 AFS 2.8 at my local Photo & Video Jazz    http://www.photo.co....p?idc=3&idm=250     top condition... they ship anywhere...

 

Peter

Is that NZ dollars Peter?


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:03 PM

Is that NZ dollars Peter?

Yep ... smaller than most :rolleyes:     = $A4628.00,  $US4329.75. 


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for the info, will probably go TC14E-II. 300mm looks good.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:05 AM

PJ,

 

This lens isn't a zoom, you have the topic posted in the zoom lenses forums.

 

Point your browser here:

 

http://www.planetnik...505#entry157648

 

I have a number of pictures posted with this lens.  It is an excellent lens and excellent value.  Works just GREAT with a 1.4 Nikon TC.  Also works with my Nikon 1.7 but it is not quite as sharp.  Still, top drawer with both.

 

Lens is light, well made.  Great value for the money.

 

What I greatly dislike.... SPEED.  Way too slow for wildlife.

 

A nice clean, well taken care of used one is a great value!


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

Thanks for the info, will probably go TC14E-II. 300mm looks good.

 

The other consideration PJ, the TC 1.4 makes a great dust cover, the rear of the 300 f4 is very exposed to dust getting in the middle of the lens, some just leave it on the lens all the time

Here is a couple of images with a 1.7 TC on and with  a TC off

Attached File  AF-S 300 f4 info_2014-04-11_11-52-31_DSC_4871_ Gary Worrall 2014.jpg   72.39KB   0 downloads

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