XT2 and XF100-400 for Bird photography

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  1. jcdeboever

    jcdeboever TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Really a pretty good article, and one with many good photos. Even though I do not photograph Birds, I found myself reading her article intently and I was actually fairly impressed with the photos that she was able to make.
     
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    Nice article. I don’t do any BIF or really any birding unless something happens to fall in my lap but good to know it’s an option. I’m going to rent that 100-400 when I go to. Grand Teton and am also planning to give it a test run for a week or so a few months before so I’m familiar with it. Will give some BIF a go during my trial run.

    She doesn’t go into any detail on the teleconverter - unless I missed it? I’ve read that they’re slow to focus.
     
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    I tried my hand it a few times with poor results. My settings were not even close to hers. I ended up selling the lens anyway but I do miss it on occasion for other stuff. I had the tc as well but never even used it. I think it was bundled with the lens as I recall.
     
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    If you still had it I could’ve rented it from you! A win win.
     
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