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It's taken 40 posts but as usual with these threads we've went from spending a couple of grand-ish to nearer seven or eight grand
....Cheers, RussHi Robin,
The MFD on the Canon 300mm f/2.8 Mk2 lens is only 2m - so you won't frighten those butterflies or Dragons
The other options are (using camerpricebuster pricing , would anybody buy one of these Grey?)
300 2.8 x 2 = 600 5.6 £4900
400 DO x 1.4 = 560 5.6 £7300
400 2.8 x 2 = 800 5.6 £7700 (does this take converters well?)
500 4 x 1.4 = 700 5.6 £7100
I also have heard good things about HDEW, unfortunately they don't sell the big lenses.....For the first time and after very careful consideration, I bought 'Grey' for my new Canon 100-400mm L II and have since also bought a Canon Battery Grip for my 7D2 from the same 'Grey' seller HDEW.
I would have no hesitation buying from HDEW again. ALL Canon products are imported to UK whoever the retailer is. Unlike most other 'Grey' sellersHDEW have UK premises you can visit and were once on the high street many years ago. There are no small-print get-out clauses making you responsible for further payments such as vat for example and you get a 3-year warranty with first year being Canon direct.
They don't supply it I checked.Contact them and tell them what you are after. They do get stuff in for you.
I will have a look, thanksThere's a 400mm f2.8L IS II in the classifieds for a very reasonable £5,500. Add 1.4x and 2x extenders and you've got a great set up.
Fair enough, it works for wee birdies too...These are pretty big targets compared to a wee birdie
Hard to say so far tbh.. Longer reach than my 100-400 MK1 but I am not convinced yet it is that much sharper, I have micro adjusted that and it did make a big difference.hi what do you think so far, i know its early days but no 1 looks like a real good start?
300f4 1.4 and d750. Lighter rig for sure. Just hope you don't miss the 500 and the d800 which we both agree is a belting body.Got a trip to North Uist in June, then will probably sell the 500,D800 and gimbal head/tripod. I tend to use my 300 F4 and 1.4 for most things now.
A good mate of mine has one, he is lending it to me for Uist. But it seems like a good lens.Will know better after that................hmmmmmmm......that has me thinking now.......wonder if he would do a swap..........Just as a matter of interest never seem to see much mention of Nikons 200-400 f4 zoom lens. 300 gms heavier than 300+1.4 and seems to get good reviews. Only ever seen one on a Nikon camera
You're going to a beautiful part of the world, you cannot go wrong. Pop by my website blogs and galleries in my signature, see if you can draw inspiration from it.I`m crap at landscape Steve, I just don`t seem to have the eye for it, But i`ll see what I can come up with.
I`ll have a gander at your stuff , I always look through the landscape section on here and am amazed at some of the shots.You're going to a beautiful part of the world, you cannot go wrong. Pop by my website blogs and galleries in my signature, see if you can draw inspiration from it.
Trick is to balance exposure between sky and foreground, but lighting is all about the ar5e end of the day
Well seeing as this is your thread and the other two seem to be chumming each otherHey folks,
A quick update.
Since getting out with the lens for the first time, I haven't had a chance to get out an play
I did spend quite a few hours on Thursday Micro adjusting the lens + converters on my 2 camera bodies.
The lens itself came up as 0 on both bodies but the converters needed some adjustment.
Looking forward to getting out with it at some point, but it won't be this weekend as I am hitting Brick Lane tomorrow as part of a TP meet doing street.
The sigma is much heavier and more unwieldy and I don't think as sharp as this combination.This hasn't helped me, I now want 400 2.8, I thought I was almost sorted with the 5.6 or possibly get siggy 150-600
Tracking a BIF with my sigma 150-600 is quite interesting (and knackering )I still need to learn how to pan properly at 600 as it it pretty hard, I may find that BIF is easier/better with the 300 and 1.4x due to the sheer amount of travel you create when moving a 600