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FlashFlash Posts: 11,211 AG
I knew I put these up on FB, but not sure if I did here. Didn't spot them so..............

Done with the new to me 300mm F4 Nikon
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  • Murph's lawMurph's law Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Love both of these.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Dave,
    nice shots....
    i assume you you photographed them from the house...

    tim
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Both are great. Is it the screwdrive or AF-S version?
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,211 AG
    Dave,
    nice shots....
    i assume you you photographed them from the house...

    tim

    No, down the road a piece. He was monitoring a field for goodies I guess?
    This is the AF-S version
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Nice, you'll be very happy I suspect.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,211 AG
    Chuckc wrote: »
    Nice, you'll be very happy I suspect.

    Chuck I guess I wasn't understanding your post but no is it not the AF-S, but the Screwdriver as you stated. Have not shot much with it yet, but seems to work fine on my D200. Is there some drawback to this one?
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    I have the screwdrive version too. I hear the AF-S version is a smidge sharper but for the money the old school 300 F4 is hard to beat.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,211 AG
    I need to try it with my Kenko Pro 300 on it. Why do they call it a screwdrive?
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    The focus mechanism is basically a screw driven by the motor in the camera body. It would not autofocus on a D5200 as there is no focus motor present. The AF-S lenses carry the focus motor in the lens itself and is actuated electrically via the control circuits in the body. A d5200, D40 even would autofocus with the AF-S version. AFAIK there will probably never be another non AF-S lens introduced by Nikkor although I think some are still in production.
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    BTW, I have a Kenko pro 300 1.4 TC and used it to shoot this image hand held. I will say that it does seem to do odd things to the bokeh and for that reason I don't often use it.

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  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,211 AG
    Have not played with the TC much yet. Might get a chance soon.
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    I need to get mine out again and give it another look.
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