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Latest Review Posted TAIR-3S 300mm F4.5 - Fotosniper 12 ensemble
I bought this lens for some wildlife and sports photography on the cheap. It has not disappointed!


I use it almost exclusively with the gun stock and have made the trigger electrical. This works as a charm! After some initial getting used to the focusing wheel in the front of the lens I now consistently have around 50% of my shots in focus, and that is for wildlife and rugby. Using the gun stock and trigger really gives great balance, smooth focusing and reduces shake considerably. There are some aberrations when shooting very high contrasty things, like a bird in a tree before white clouds.


Other people say the setup is very heavy, and they are probably right. However, it has not bothered me in the slightest. I do think that without the gun stock the lens is quite a bit harder to handle, even though I have had success with this on occasions where running around with a "gun" looks a bit weird. I am also of the opinion that the gun stock is more versatile than a monopod in situations where 300mm is too long to handhold.


Heres a shot I took of a pheasant (I think) today. Im not really much of a birder.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/54217-lrbijl/albums/6569-some-shots/picture57666.jpg



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