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04-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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DA*300 first shots

I got the 200 and the 300 that I explained to my wife I was actually saving us money by buying before the price increases this week. Today was warm enough to set out for the park. I'm the first to admit I'm no wildlife shooter, but this lens seems more than adequate for my needs. I'm not sure whether to keep struggling with this tripod or perhaps buy a monopod. The bluejays were exceptionally difficult to follow with a tripod. The shake reduction helps with the handheld stuff, but this is the longest prime I've used and I'd like to have the sharpest images it can render.







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Excellent blue jay shot! I might give it a touch more exposure, but it's really sharp!! Also, you must have been pretty close to that chipmunk, what a brave one (the chipmunk, that is).

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QuoteOriginally posted by G_Money Quote
I got the 200 and the 300 that I explained to my wife I was actually saving us money by buying before the price increases this week.

I tried that saving money argument with my wife with disastrous result.

Anyway your lenses are in good hand as shown. I envy your equipment and supportive wife

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Those look pretty damn sharp to me!

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Jim, I guess I was a little hasty to post an image. The jay's been revised. Thanks.
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That's great, I wonder how it will fare on some of those white squirrels you have around those parts.

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I'll have to give that a go. This is a very old one, with a DA50-200. The 300 should do better, but they're very elusive!

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Nice shots! That lens looks like a winner to me.

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amazing shots. Just goes to show what a prime can offer.
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Those look very sharp on my newly acquired Apple led cinema display.

About the tripod: Do you have a tripod with a ball head? One with a ball head should be much easier to use.

...btw, neither Apple nor ball head manufacturers give me commission.
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Very Nice shots
I like the chipmunk and I think the bluejay wants a peanut too
I use a monopod alot with my 300mm, a bogen with the little pan and tilt head it has a quick release plate. 3227 head I think and 679b, 3 section. I think the whole deal was about $60 bucks us.
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Those are great shots--that is a fine lens. Congratulations, on the lens and the sales pitch to the wife.
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That blue Jay looks so stunning in deed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by asdf Quote
Those look very sharp on my newly acquired Apple led cinema display.

About the tripod: Do you have a tripod with a ball head? One with a ball head should be much easier to use.

...btw, neither Apple nor ball head manufacturers give me commission.
What a great coincidence, they look good on my cinema display too! But mine's a 5 year old model. But then I'm nearly colour blind so my opinion means very little. lol

My tripod is an Amvona with a pistol-grip ballhead, but the jay moved so fast, especially on the ground, that the tripod just slowed everything down. Maybe a monopod would be no different, I've never used one, but I'd try.
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Great choice in lenses but how about swaping wives.
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