What 300mm 2.8 lenses play well with 2x teleconverters?

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JTAnFIA Contributing Member • Posts: 625
What 300mm 2.8 lenses play well with 2x teleconverters?

Tokina and Tamron both have discontinued models. Sigma and Canon have both discontinued and current lenses that could do 300mm 2.8. I can't afford the newest crop of Canons. I tried a used Sigma 120-300mm 2.8 EX HSM (non DG) with my 2x II extender but it was very disappointing at 600mm. On a tripod in a controlled environment it still couldn't begin to approach the IQ of my 200mm 2.8L and 2x II extender.
What has your experience been and with what lenses/teleconverters? Thanks!
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