Woody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 23 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2684 times:
You can use the 2x converter with the 300 f4 no problem, if your not using a 1 series camera then you will have to manually focus. That combination has such a shallow depth of field it's difficult at first but once you get the hang of how much to rotate the focusing ring it's easy.
I used it for about six months on my 10D and use it now on the 1Dii.
I have loads of images in the database with that combination, if you want to look then click on my profile.
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1051 posts, RR: 36 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2655 times:
If you don't mind buying second hand then 300F4's a pop up at FM'sall the time for much better prices than that.A bonus is most sellers are reliable and trustworthy being good photags themselves.
They will often post links to show the quality of an individual lenses quality which is always good as you can see what you will get.
Well worth thinking about and i think there are two 300F4's there at the moment.
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1051 posts, RR: 36 Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2609 times:
Just go to the buy and sell pages in the forums at Fred Miranda website which is http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/10
You will find many bargains and also a great place to pick up great condition used gear.
Its a great place to buy and sell with many people selling there having excellent reputations in the selling dept.In almost every case you will be better off than buying ebay because almost everyone knows the good sellers and gives them a solid plug and you will know exactly what you are getting.
Its also the best photo website i have ever seen and will show you exactly what you and your gear are truly capable of.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2599 times:
Be carefull with all prices from B&H, I booked all me lenses that I'm getting on Friday, which incedently one of them is also the 300mm f4 LIS.
B&H add 8.625% sales tax to all their prices! Tis is not a VAT and therefor cannot be claimed back. I got the e-mail from B&H stating this.
I will send you an e-mail if you want and let you know how I get on with the 300mm if you want me to. I'm also getting the 70-200mm f2.8 LIS and 1.4 converter.
Fergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 54 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2567 times:
Yeh I know, the Credit card is going to hurt a lot when I get back.
Bloody expensive hobby this is. I can't wait to get the lenses though!
As far as I know the 300 would be better than the 200 with the converter. I'm getting the converter primarily for the 300 to give me the 400mm I need as opposed to the 100-400mm LIS. Any views on the Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 DG EX?