Photo Info

Dimensions3500 x 2500
Original file size8.5 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken23-Jan-13 11:30
Date modified29-Jan-13 19:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/1000 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
_MG_0465 Distant Eagle

_MG_0465 Distant Eagle

I received a loan of the new Canon 300mm f2.8 Series II and the new matching 1.4x and 2.0x Series III tele-extenders.

Several of us theorized that the combination of the 300mm lens and the extenders would equal or come close to the performance of the 500mm and 600mm prime lenses.

Canon and Nikon Lenses suffer from a combination of cost and the "less than it was" American Dollar.

The Canon 600mm f4.0 lens is $13000.00! whereas, the total cost of the 300mm rig is under $8000.00. Not cheap, but considerable less than jumping for the really big bucks!

This photo was taken at a 1/4 miles with the 600mm lens and a 1.4x tele extender for comparison to the "300mm rig."

More later.