Trying out the new lens

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  1. birdbonkers84

    birdbonkers84 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Recently picked up a used Nikon AF-S f4 300mm prime from ebay, chap was really nice and ended up following him on flickr. Recently moved house so I've not really had time to get out and use it.

    1. Herring gull portrait
    [​IMG]Herring gull portrait by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    2. Parent not impressed
    [​IMG]The parent doesn't look impressed by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    3. Herring gull in flight (yes his bottom wing is close to the end of the frame).
    [​IMG]Herring gull in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    4. Evening glow
    [​IMG]Evening glow by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    5. Kittiwake in flight
    [​IMG]Kittiwake in flight by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    6. Change of direction
    [​IMG]Change of direction by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    7. Everyone in for a hug
    [​IMG]Everyone in for a cuddle! by Mark Coull, on Flickr

    If you haven't already guessed these were taken at my regular stomping ground, RSPB Fowlsheugh. It is really good seeing the seabirds growing up.


     
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  2. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    Looks like you got a really good deal!
     
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    zombiesniper Furtographer Extraordinaire! Supporting Member

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    Looks like you and the new lens are getting along well.
     
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    Winner
     
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    Great set have you gotten photos of gannets?
     
  6. birdbonkers84

    birdbonkers84 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks, not with the new lens yet, hopefully soon though.


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  7. ronlane

    ronlane What's next? Supporting Member

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    Nice images. I have rented a Canon 400mm f/5.6 and a 1.4x TC for this weekend. Looking forward to going to pick it up this afternoon and shoot with it.
     
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    Havana No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice set.
     
  9. ZombiesniperJr

    ZombiesniperJr Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The 400mm f/5.6 is a great lens i think you will enjoy using it
     
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  10. ronlane

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    That's what I'm scared of. lol. No, it would be a nice lens for some of the stuff I do, but I really need the 300 or 400 f/2.8 for football. The lighting just isn't good enough to use the 5.6.
     
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  11. ZombiesniperJr

    ZombiesniperJr Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    oh ya i forgot you are not a wildlife photographer it is a great lens for wildlife it could be good for outside sports but not inside an arena Etc.
     
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    lol, I try to shoot wildlife from time to time, but it's not my main thing. The lighting for the football fields around here just aren't lit well enough for even a 300 f/4 and my crop sensor. I CAN shoot it but I don't care for the images that I get with it.

    I keep telling the wife I need a 1Dx mk II and a 400mm f/2.8 as my main gear and I can use the 7D mk II and the 70-200mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8 as my secondary system.
     
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