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      08-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #125
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Originally Posted by dcstep View Post
Tell us about the desire for the 300mm prime. How do you plan to use it?

I've got the 400mm f5.6L and I'm jonesing bad for the 500 f4L IS, but that's mega-bucks. I use my 400 plus a 1.4TC for birds and wildlife. Even with that reach I need to do some serious cropping with the typical file size down to 30% to 50% of what I started with. The 300mm can work at the zoo, but in the wild it's pretty limiting. Oh, I'm ahead of myself, maybe you've got a use that fits the 300mm profile better than what I'm thinking.

BTW, at my Flickr site (link below) the "Waterbirds" set is all with either the 400 or the 400 plus 1.4TC. Look at the EXIF to see which. Most of those are at or around dawn, so the ISOs are typically 2500 to 3200, so I'm pushing the limits of all my equipment.

Dave

Sports (mainly baseball). Maybe a 300mm + 1.4x?