Shot from the top of the cliffs at Fortitude Valley with Johnno's 300mm f/2.8 lens and 1.4x teleconverter.

Slightly cropped to show just how sharp this lens is.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 9th September 2007, This photo: 11:11am

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  • Meremail said:
    What is your impression of the teleconverters? Have you used both sizes?
  • David de Groot said:
    There didn't seem to be any loss in quality with the 1.4x teleconverter. I've not tried the 2x though. Mind you, in low light, the lens did hunt a bit with the 1.4x on it.
  • picsbymac said:
    Nice shot...are you itching for one now yourself?
  • David de Groot said:
    I can't afford the $6.5k for it though, so the plan is a slightly cheaper ($2k) 100-400mm L IS USM lens instead. Just need to get another job first....
  • Jack High said:
    I like the vivid colour of the jet ski and the way you captured the wash. Very sharp image for that distance.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    The beauty of it was that I took about 6 shots as he went past, and all of them are this sharp. 100% keep rate.
  • photo by Alison said:
    WOW!!!! Niiiice! Maybe the de Groot family will be eating rice and lentils for quite some time to come, but enjoying lovely sharp photos instead!?! ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    Hehehe, well we eat rice and lentils already, but usually with stuff on them... ;-)
    I can't see me buying this lens anytime soon, as much as it is indeed a beautiful lens, it's also a month and a half's pay....
  • photo by Alison said:
    :) yep.... know the feeling! (me hearties)
  • looby88 said:
    If only we all had the pennies eh !! My other half is going to buy the 100-400 fairly soon, it is a bit of a bazooka though, he doesnt mind the push/pull as he has a 70-300 already which is the same.

    I hope you find a job soon, I have a few ceilings that need painting if not, oh and the garden could do with some tidying up.....
  • David de Groot said:
    I'll be interested to hear what he thinks of it.

    Argh! painting and gardening... two things I generally try to avoid. Although for airfare to/from the UK I'd consider it ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    hee hee , will let you know indeed , the plan is sometime in October, actually I've noticed the price has dropped on it, so perhaps theres something afoot in canon !! I often check out - , to see how old lenses are and what sort of mess or otherwise the people make of using certain lenses !!

    If I had the money for the airfare I would be coming to see you ..... sorry !! mind you the garden is untidy..........
  • David de Groot said:
    Well if you do ever have the spare cash and feel like checking the wildlife out Down Under, we have a spare room (it's even got a bed in it! How's that for service ?)
  • looby88 said:
    you are on !! As for that lens.......... erm we went and bought it today, its excellent but way too heavy for me ! I am hoping the other half will load them up later, pretty good for first attempts in my opinion, I shall let you know when they are on flickr. If you are interested that is. We could have come Down Under on budget airlines for what it cost !!
  • looby88 said:

    he was quite a way off, he tried with a 70-300 lens the other day and the photos were not great, even though it is an L lens, albeit a rather old one !!!

    anyway this is the new lens
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh I know, they're not cheap. Still about three times cheaper than the 300 f/2.8 L that a friend has! (the one I shot the above photo with).

    Nice bunny! Sharp, good colour, looks like a winner (the lens that is, although given the bunny hasn't been eaten by a fox yet, it's probably a winner too) ;-)