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I struggled to make sharp images with the 300/2.8: wide open shots were mostly junk, and so I threw most of them away. I also threw away all the series I shot with 1.4X and 2X teleconverters, once I found the optical issues. I know this lens should be outstanding, but not the sample I had.


One of the Rodin Burghers of Calais at Stanford. Somehow I front-focused this image on the shoulder. Or maybe the camera did (most of my tests were shot with MF and Live View).

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Nikon D3x + 300/2.8G VR II @ f/2.8, 1/3200 sec handheld, ISO 400

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