_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."