First Shots with 70-300 CX

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First Shots with 70-300 CX
5 months ago

Here are a handful of images of black crowned night herons at the Kawaii Nui Marsh on Oahu.

Feels somewhat surreal hand holding an 810mm equivalent lens that weighs less than two pounds.

The lens is extremely well built and handles nicely with the V3. VR works great. Lens tends to hunt, but the limiter makes a difference in focusing speed particularly with BIF shots. Kept hitting the manual focus, but eventually learned to keep my hand away. The lens extends quite a bit but the grip really helps especially when using the AE-AL button as AF-ON.

The last photo is a not sharp because the heron came out of nowhere and I really needed a faster shutter speed. Oh well.

Overall, my feeling is Nikon has a winner here.

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